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LAG - Fox Sports Scoring
David Dorey
August 13, 2007

(Using the scoring system found on Fox Sports for the highest scoring 20 players in each position)

Passing

1 Pt for 25 yards
6 Pt touchdown
-2 Pt Interception
-2 Fumble

Rush/Catch

1 for 10 yards
6 Pt Touchdown
-2 Fumble

Defense

6 Pt Touchdown
1 Pt Sack
2 Pt Turnover
2 Pt Safety
2 Pt Block Kick

Points Allowed
0-1 = 12
2-6 = 7
7-13 = 4
14-20 = 1
28-34 = -1
35-41 = -4
42+ =-7

  Top 3 Scorers 4th - 10th Top 3 vs 4-10 11-20th 4-10 vs 11-20
Average Scoring Average Points Lost Scoring Average Points Lost
QB 327 262 64 211 51
RB 357 233 124 176 57
TE 131 100 30 63 38
WR 196 176 20 150 26
DEF 211 145 66 114 31

LAG Synopsis

Quarterbacks - In this league the awarding of six point passing scores coupled with -2 points for an interception or fumble makes the first six top quarterbacks have not only an advantage, but also a rapid decline in value. Once that is cleared, the rest drop much less quickly so best bet here is to get a top six quarterback and have at least some advantage in the highest scoring position in this league. Probably want a fairly early QB here unless there was much bigger bang for the buck in another position available.

Running Backs - The value in this position declined very rapidly in the top ten and means a first round back is pretty much mandatory in this scoring. But after the first ten players or so, the line flattened out with very little difference between the tenth and 20th best running back. This would again start to decline more rapidly once all the starters (about 35) backs were taken but the value decline to consider here is that a top ten is great, but after that the decline is not nearly so severe in maybe waiting a round to grab a RB2. Running backs still were very high scoring players here and should be desired but amazingly their value declined below a commensurate defense in this nutty scoring. The use of negative points for fumbles really doesn't mean that much here.

Tight Ends - There is a decline involved with tight ends such that getting a top three player versus just one of the other nine starters is only going to be about a 30 point difference. That is nice to have but you probably have to take one of those tight ends earlier than you want. Just not a lot here.

Wide Receivers - Without reception points, this position had a slight nudge up in value for the top three but that was the smallest difference against the rest of the wideout starters (WR1) in the league of any position. Sadly, this is the sort of league scoring that rightfully makes wideouts go later in drafts and not matter that much. Compared to other positions, wideouts just don't fare all that well. Better than tight ends and that is about it. While it would seem that the distance bonuses to scores would have a really big impact here, the reality is that it doesn't. The top ten do have more value and decline a bit more rapidly but not all that much really.

Defense - First couple of defenses look like a small advantage but after that the decline is pretty small and the position is only worth more than tight ends really.

 

Top 20 Scorers
416 RB Tomlinson, Ladainian
369 QB Manning, Peyton
330 RB Johnson, Larry
325 RB Jackson, Steven
308 QB Brees, Drew
303 QB Vick, Michael
298 QB Bulger, Marc
293 QB Palmer, Carson
264 QB Brady, Tom
260 RB Gore, Frank
260 QB Kitna, Jon
258 RB Parker, Willie
254 RB Westbrook, Brian
251 QB Rivers, Philip
241 RB Barber, Tiki
237 QB McNabb, Donovan
234 QB Manning, Eli
226 QB Favre, Brett
226 RB Jones-Drew, Maurice
225 QB Young, Vince

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