When you log into your DraftKings/Fanduel account, you have probably seen a statistic called FPPG.
What is FPPG?
FPPG stands for fantasy points per game.
It is simply the average amount of fantasy points (on that particular site) that a given player scores in one game. You will see it listed right next to each player’s name. If you click the FPPG header, then you can sort all the players by increasing and/or decreasing fantasy points per game.
How to Use FPPG
FPPG is a good way to quickly get a feel for a player, but it should be nothing more than a starting point for your research.
There are several problems with FPPG that you should be aware of:
- Lack of Games: FPPG is volatile, especially in football and baseball, where certain players don’t play a lot of games.
- Injuries: Also, be careful to avoid players who are injured. They may have a high FPPG but will be missing an extended amount of games.
- Last Season: Sometimes, FPPG will carry back to last season instead of the current one. This will give the player a skewed FPPG even though they haven’t played a game in the current season. Fanduel is guilty of this by showing game logs from the past season.
FPPG is a good starting point for research but make sure your players are active, healthy and mantain an important role on their team before adding them to your roster.