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LAG - Yahoo Scoring
David Dorey
August 13, 2007

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

Scoring Rules

Passing

1 Pt for 25 yards
4 Pt touchdown
-1 Pt Interception

Rush/Catch

1 for 10 yards
6 Pt Touchdown
1 Pt Catch

Defense

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

  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 291 240 51 198 42
RB 423 293 130 219 74
TE 202 162 39 100 63
WR 285 262 23 229 33
DEF 179 133 45 114 19

LAG Synopsis

Quarterbacks - Pretty standard scoring here for quarterbacks that made the first ten or so pretty valuable and after that the decline is very small. Grabbing a top three player in this position should net you around 50 extra points from waiting and that is pretty significant in this scoring system but since there are reception points and WRs and RBs score so well, you can probably rely on QBs lasting longer in this league. I really like a top three but would not over pay for him and I would want to get one by around the eighth best.

Running Backs - As seen in most reception points leagues, there is plenty of reasons to make that first round be nothing but running backs since the top ten are kings in this league but after that the decline in value is much less pronounced. It still exists, but this is the sort of league that using a second rounder on a stud wideout likely makes some sense.

Tight Ends - While reception points help the position, the reality is that it still doesn't make them much more than low man on the totem pole since everyone gets them. After Gates is gone, looks like the rest of the starters don't really decline too much so I would either want Gates for that ever so small advantage (but likely he will be gone before it makes sense) or I would want at least an "average" starter here. I would not reach for one.

Wideouts - Ah yes, the wonder of reception points. It does make those wideouts become far more valuable compared to the running backs but the reality there is that the decline in value is about as minimal as in any other position. No rush to get one in the first round to be sure, but getting a couple of those top guys later on would be very advantageous in this league. Hitting sleeper wideouts here can make a big difference too.

Defenses - This common yet minimal scoring as always says that the top couple can grant you an advantage but really it is not all that much over the course of a season. If Chicago or Baltimore didn't fall where I would want to take them, then I'd likely just grab a couple of decent ones at the end of the draft.

 

Top 20 Scorers
474 RB Tomlinson, Ladainian
419 RB Jackson, Steven
375 RB Johnson, Larry
335 RB Westbrook, Brian
333 RB Gore, Frank
318 QB Manning, Peyton
304 WR Harrison, Marvin
301 RB Barber, Tiki
299 RB Parker, Willie
282 QB Vick, Michael
281 WR Owens, Terrell
274 RB Jones-Drew, Maurice
273 QB Brees, Drew
272 WR Holt, Torry
271 WR Wayne, Reggie
269 WR Driver, Donald
268 WR Johnson, Chad
268 RB Bush, Reggie
264 QB Bulger, Marc
264 QB Palmer, Carson

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