Fantasy baseball season is here! Find out how to prepare for your drafts and start on the road to fantasy championships with Draft Wizard.
We all know the drill by now: "standard" scoring, the (until this season) old stand by, where the value of pass-catching RBs and possession receivers are lower than expected; .5 PPR, or half a point per reception, the new standard (at least for Yahoo and ESPN); and PPR (or full point per reception) for those of you that love Austin Ekeler and where Michael Thomas is god-like.
One of those 3 default options works for most of us, with something along the lines of: 1 point every 25 passing yards, 4 points for a passing TD, -1 for a passing INT, 6 points for a rushing TD, etc. And that's totally fine, there's a reason why they're the default scoring settings.
Then there are the rest of us that, for whatever reason, want to spice things up. Maybe it's for your 2QB/Superflex league so QBs are even more highly valuable. Or you have 1.5 points per TE reception because the TE wasteland is real, and we need to balance things out a bit (and somehow make Travis Kelce more of a stud). For many, it's adding scoring bonuses for reaching specific thresholds, like throwing for more than 300 passing yards or having over 20 carries in a game.
Now, with custom scoring settings enabled and configured in your league's settings screen, the rankings you see (and the tools that are powered by them) are enhanced to reflect your non-default settings. This feature is available to our Premium users only.
This is a rather significant change to the way our tools work. If, for instance, you're in a league that has greater rewards for RB receptions, players like Austin Ekeler and James White are going to move up the RB and Flex rankings, so they will be a more highly recommended start in our Start/Sit Assistant, or have a larger impact if you choose to drop them for a waiver add.
Until now, the rankings you've been using are the closest to your league's settings, using the default setup for Standard, .5 PPR, or PPR.
It's important to note that even with this launch, custom scoring is not automatically enabled. You must enable this yourself. To enable custom scoring settings, go to your league settings screen (accessible via the "Settings" link under "League" in My Playbook or via the My Leagues screen). Next, select "Custom" in the "Scoring System" dropdown.
Once enabled, you can then update your league's scoring settings. Click "Save" and, upon returning to My Playbook, all rankings and tools will be updated. This includes advice you get from our My Playbook mobile apps, as long as you configure custom scoring on the web first.
Available custom scoring settings:
- pts per Passing TD
- pts per X Passing Yards
- pts per Int Thrown
- pts per Pass Attempt
- pts per Pass Completion
- bonus pts > 300 Pass Yards
- bonus pts > 400 Pass Yards
- pts per X Pass Completions
- pts per Receiving TD
- pts per X Receiving Yards
- pts per WR Reception
- pts per RB Reception
- pts per TE Reception
- bonus pts > 100 Receiving Yards
- bonus pts > 200 Receiving Yards
- pts per Rushing TD
- pts per X Rushing Yards
- pts per Rush Attempt
- bonus pts > 100 Rushing Yards
- bonus pts > 200 Rushing Yards
- pts per X Carries
- pts per Return TD
- pts per Fumble Lost
- pts per 2 point conversion
- bonus pts > 100 Combined Rushing + Receiving Yards
- bonus pts > 200 Combined Rushing + Receiving Yards
Tools with Enhanced Support
The following My Playbook NFL tools take full advantage of custom scoring (currently web only):
- Start/Sit Assistant
- Top Available
- Cheat Sheets (Waiver + Trade)
- Waiver Assistant
- Trade Analyzer
- Trade Finder
- Power Rankings
- League Analyzer
Additionally, My Playbook enabled reports, such as our Expert Consensus Rankings, will also be updated to reflect your custom scoring settings.
How Does Enhancement Work, Exactly?
Good question, astute fantasy football manager.
We transform our expert consensus rankings using an algorithm that factors in historical player performance, along with a model that quantifies the ways in which individual players accumulate their statistics, to create detailed projections for each player. Taking into account your league's custom scoring settings, player projections are then tailored for your league.
This has been something in the works for a very long time here at FantasyPros and has been a popular feature requested. As you can see, there are many moving parts and the impact is far-reaching. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know via our Customer Support team.