By studying the rules of both the FFPC and the FPC along with some of the history and previous performances by FPC players, insights can be found that will help many players to not only compete well in both contests but also to be in a position to win their league and be in the running for a top prize in the championship round.
As the summer rolls on, I will continue analyzing many aspects of the Footballguys Players Championship and the Fantasy Football Players Championship. Through these articles, I hope to provide extra help with fully understanding how to best build a top-notch fantasy team within the contest. As someone who has competed against the best players in the world and in several contests much like the FPC and the FFPC, I fully understand how every possible advantage and extra edge can make all the difference in the world.
Under the microscope this time around is the special Action Scoring Rule for position players. According to the rules of the Footballguys Players Championship, the scoring rules for Action Scoring are implemented as follows:
- Action scoring is implemented for all touchdowns: any touchdown scored by a player is scored as 6 points to that individual player, in addition to any team defense scoring that may apply.
So how do you analyze the impact of this additional scoring rule to the current crop of potential fantasy players? We need to dig into some numbers.
First, let's take a look at the 2018 production for kick returners (kickoffs and punts). Listed in Table 1 are all the NFL players who had at least seven kick returns of either type last year (with a special thanks to Doug Drinen's Pro-Football-Reference.com for the data):
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