We’ve created a glossary to define some terms you might not know if you aren’t too familiar with fantasy football.
PPR vs. Non-PPR leagues – The commissioner of each league has the ability to adjust how scoring works for their season. How many points is a touchdown worth? What about a long pass? What about a long run? Well, PPR stands for Points Per Reception. In PPR leagues, players receive points for each catch they have, regardless of the outcome. If it’s for 3 yards, 10 yards, a long ball, or even a loss, they still get a point (on top of additional scoring for distance). What this really means is that certain positions (wide receivers and tight ends) might become more valuable than running backs who traditionally haul in a lot of points for teams. Really, being in a PPR or Non-PPR league will just affect the order in which you draft. Clearly you want the best available player for each position you can get, but which one do you select first?
Projections – Just how smart are computers? Well, sometimes they’re right – sometimes they aren’t. Fantasy leagues typically show you projected scores for your team as a whole and even broken down by player. They take into account match-ups, past performances, that week’s practices, everything.