#1 By: RotoViz, January 2nd, 2018 16:15
Originally published at: http://rotoviz.com/2018/01/one-trick-to-finding-rb1s-in-the-draft/
With the NFL regular season over, and all but the National Championship completed in college football, it is time to start diving into the 2018 NFL Draft. The draft is easily my favorite event of the year — not even the Super Bowl surpasses it. With the turn of the New Year, now is the time…
#2 By: McG, January 3rd, 2018 10:17
Really appreciated this article, @amicsta .
One thought that has kind of stuck with me this morning was whether there is a way to filter that allows us to separate those who may have had one RB1 season from those who have had at least 2 RB1 seasons.
I suspect we'd probably run into some small # problems, but if it's easy for you to investigate I'd be interested to read a follow up article.
#3 By: Anthony Amico, January 3rd, 2018 10:55
Appreciate the kind words. I have not looked into any potential filter, but I do have the list. There were 13 total RB1s in the sample, 6 were repeat performers:
Something that stands out to me right away is obviously draft position, particularly when we consider that Fournette and CMC will most likely be repeat producers at some point. That would leave Charles as the only repeat performer who isn't a first rounder, and McGahee the only first rounder not to repeat.
Of course, this is just RB1 total points. There are other splits to consider (RB1 PPG, RB2, RB2 PPG).
#4 By: Daniel Schultz, January 3rd, 2018 13:16
At the risk of sounding dumb, what is the difference between RB1 PPR and RB1 PPG? Is PPG just standard scoring?
#5 By: McG, January 3rd, 2018 13:59
@Badger - that was my assumption as well.
@amicsta - thanks for the quick and thoughtful response!
#6 By: Anthony Amico, January 3rd, 2018 14:06
It's all PPR scoring, but RB1 PPR is total points, and RB1 PPG is points per game (minimum 6 games played)
#7 By: Daniel Schultz, January 4th, 2018 22:46
Initially, I was thrown off as to why PPR rank would be different from PPG rank but I assume it is due to players missing some games.