FPC and the Action Scoring Rule

The Footballguys Players Championship analysis: looking at the action scoring rule

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, articles such as this will continue analyzing many aspects of the Footballguys Players Championship and the Fantasy Football Players Championship. The hope is that by analyzing these rules, players will gain a better understanding of how to best build a top-notch fantasy team within the contest. It is extremely important to fully understand how every possible advantage and extra edge can be captured, as those benefits 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:

The FPC Lineup & Scoring Explained:

  • ‘Action’ Scoring – All offensive players will receive points if they score a TD, whether by punt/kickoff return, playing defense, from a fumble recovery, etc. We feel it is fair to reward the fantasy owner that has that player. A player like Devin Hester or Leon Washington may become a valuable starter thanks to this rule addition.

So how do you analyze the impact of this additional scoring rule on 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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