PPR Cheat Sheet
The main difference from PPR leagues vs standard redraft leagues are that you have added points for receptions. Many PPR leagues will give you one point per reception but some leagues may issue half a point or a set number of points for let’s say each three receptions a player accumulates. In this style of play, the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends tend to see the flux in total point production, as quarterbacks, defenses and kickers remain unaffected, from normal standard league rankings.
In these leagues running backs like Ahmad Bradshaw, LeSean McCoy, Darren McFadden and Ray Rice gain added value because they are likely to threaten for 50 plus receptions in any given season. On the downside, we find runners like Michael Turner and LeGarrette Blount as these runners aren’t likely to reach more than 15 receptions in a season.
That said, it’s not like Turner and Blount aren’t worth having on a fantasy squad, as they will still get the football as feature backs in their offense and should still run for over 1,000 yards with eight or more touchdowns.
In terms of strategy for PPR leagues, if would recommend if you do decide to go with a running back like Turner or Blount, make sure you have a few options that are good at adding receptions to go with that runner. Keeping too many options with low receptions totals can work but I’ve found that even the best of teams with that deficiency tend to fall just short of a championship in the end.
Point is that you can get away with being one of the lower teams in receptions but when you play against the top teams in the playoffs, it’s those extra points that really become important.
Below you will find our PPR cheat sheet for the 2011 fantasy football season. We will have an update for this cheat sheet towards the end of July and then again, just before the third preseason week in August. Most fantasy owners tend to draft their squads, during or after the third preseason week, so that way you will get an updated list to download from our site. Good luck in your 2011 PPR fantasy football league, and be sure to come back to us for in season rankings and advise for PPR league play.