If you’re a fantasy football fan, then you’ve probably heard of PPR scoring. But what exactly does that mean? Point per reception (PPR) scoring is a popular style of fantasy football where players are awarded points for receptions and other stats that don’t necessarily earn points in traditional fantasy leagues. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of PPR scoring so you can make sure you stay ahead of the game.
How PPR Scoring Works
In a PPR league, each player is usually awarded one point for each reception they make. This means that running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and even quarterbacks can accumulate points if they catch passes or throw them to another player who catches them. This also means that players who catch passes more often—like running backs—are more valuable than those who rarely get receptions like offensive linemen or defensive players. It’s worth noting that some PPR leagues award even more points for long touchdowns or big plays.
Advantages of PPR Scoring
The main advantage to PPR scoring is that it adds an extra layer of strategy to the game by giving value to players who don’t normally have much fantasy football value; such as fullbacks, tight ends and quarterbacks who pass often instead of running with the ball. Additionally, it encourages teams to go for longer drives rather than relying solely on big plays because there are points awarded for every reception made along the way. This results in games being tighter and closer together than in traditional fantasy leagues where only touchdowns matter.
Disadvantage of PPR Scoring
The main disadvantage to this type of scoring system is that it can be difficult to predict which players will do well from week-to-week because there are so many factors involved in catching passes (i.e., quarterback accuracy, team strategies, etc.). Also, since touchdowns aren’t as heavily rewarded as they would be in a standard league, it makes some players less appealing than others due to their lack of ability to score six-point TDs on a regular basis. Furthermore, some owners may find themselves having difficulty managing their teams due to all the extra math involved when calculating weekly scores (since receptions are worth 1 point).
PPR scoring adds an exciting new dimension to fantasy football by rewarding players for receptions and other stats that don’t typically count in traditional leagues. It encourages teams to focus on longer drives while also making certain positions more valuable than others. Although this type of scoring system has its advantages and disadvantages, it can still be an enjoyable way to play fantasy football if managed correctly! So if you’re looking for something new and exciting this season, why not give PPR scoring a try? You just might find yourself hooked!