How to use Gridiron Ratings: Performance
January 3, 2020 No Comments Article, How To, Strategy Jeff DiMatteo

As discussed in the introduction to Gridiron Ratings, the Performance category is a culmination of what a player does from a statistical standpoint.  The areas that are measured for a given player are specific to the ways said player compiles statistics and by extension fantasy points. For the sake of clarity, we’ll use Quarterbacks as our example position.  

How it comes together: 

In your fantasy matchup, how does a Quarterback score points?  Usually, points come in two distinct areas, passing and rushing.  Of course, within those two areas, there are more granular metrics that are accounted for like yards, touchdowns, and interceptions.  We look at each statistical category and grade it against a benchmark performance. This helps to provide context to the players’ performance.  

The benchmark performance is a collection of the best individual weeks from the previous 5 seasons.  Being equal to or better than the benchmark results in a score of 99.  

Once the scores are measured against the benchmarks then the individual categories are weighed and rolled into the Performance Rating.  This rating, of course, makes up a large chunk of a player’s Overall Rating.

What does it mean: 

When reviewing our ratings it’s important to understand how to apply them to your research.  Performance is really just a snapshot of how well a player is compiling fantasy-relevant statistics.  A player with a 90+ Performance Rating is projected to or is having a good season.  The kind of season that is better than the majority of his positional peers over the last 5 years.  The longer the season wears on the less volatility there is in this metric.  That makes it a solid indicator of players to keep, trade for or pick up on waivers.  

Be sure to check out the other how-to guides to get a more complete picture of how the various ratings impact Overall Ratings and help you win fantasy championships.  If you have deeper questions, comments or concerns feel free to chat, email, or reach out to us via social media.

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