The fantasy points scored page is a way of breaking down how teams score fantasy points. Instead of looking at singular players, which you can also find on the site, we take a look at teams as a whole. That means the running back fantasy points scored are by all the running backs on the team and not just the starting back. It is a great way to gauge how fantasy points are being scored. For example, the Ravens ranked first in quarterback points but ranked 32nd in wide receiver fantasy points last season. This page breaks down where all that fantasy scoring is going to, which was tight ends and running backs. Every rank is going to be broken up by fantasy points, on a total and per-game basis.
Starting with the tabs above, this is where you can flip through recent or current seasons, as well as the positions. Getting the scoring down is important because the rankings and numbers will change based on what scoring is selected. There can be some bigger differences. With that, we have covered the bases with the major scoring formats for season-long and daily fantasy sites. Flip through the totals and per game tabs to narrow down which view you want to see. The weekly slider is going to give you control over which set of weeks you want to see. This is important if you are trying to view over a set of games to possibly a team with injuries, or why all of a sudden, a team is scoring more over the last few weeks.
The ratings you see next to the team are our Lineups Ratings for offense and defense. They are a unique formula to showcase who the best and worst teams are. This is also a way to pair up and see if their offensive rating matches with their fantasy production. Within the fantasy points scored and ranking columns, you will see the positions are broken out and where each rank as well as the overall fantasy total they have accumulated this season. As you sort through, you will see the strengths and weaknesses of each team.
How To Read Fantasy Points Scored Game Logs
If you are looking to break down the overall numbers of how a team scores for fantasy football, using game logs and fantasy production is a good way to do it. Within the tab, sort through each of the scoring formats to make sure you are using the right one. This will get you the correct rankings and fantasy numbers, as PPR will differ from standard scoring. If you want to use the weekly slider to make things easier to find, select the range you want. You can go back the last few seasons through game logs and see how things have changed recently.
Looking under the team column, you will see the offensive ratings and defensive ratings for the team, alongside the opponent and score. The fantasy points scored, and ranking will be on a game basis. When you are looking on a game by game basis, it is important to understand how games are going to influence how fantasy production churns out. Let’s dive into a few different scenarios to where fantasy points can be influenced. A team that is trailing early or by a lot is going to but the foot on the gas a bit more offensively. These teams are going to see an increase in volume through the air, which is going to correlate with fantasy points scored. Teams that are playing ahead might push to more rushing volume and generate fantasy points in different ways.
Each week is going to be different, and you can also consider opponents here. See if those offenses are having trouble against some of the tougher defenses in the league, or are they still able to produce. Teams can take advantage of the weaker defenses or can be frustrating and underperform against them. Check out to see how fantasy points are scored in games where the team wins and when they lose.
How Offensive Styles Translate To Fantasy Scoring
There is more to just saying an offense is a weak or strong fantasy scoring team. They are going to do it in multiple ways, and the strength of their overall team is going to shine through usually in the fantasy department. When they don’t, it usually means things are a bit disappointing. Looking at teams that are more on the heavy passing side of things, they are generally going to rank well in quarterback fantasy points, and then wide receiver and tight end fantasy points. There are a few things that can change, as the quarterback fantasy points will correlate well, but wide receiver and tight end fantasy points might not align. If a team doesn’t have strong, tight ends, they might go more towards their wide receivers or running backs in the passing game. If they don’t have a good receiving core, then they are going to be looking elsewhere. Remember, we are looking at things collectively, so a team can have a dominant number one wideout but have not enough depth to where it generates fantasy points.
On more run-heavy teams, it doesn’t necessarily mean other positions will take a hit, but they will hardly be cracking those top-five numbers. We will see this with those elite offenses that put up massive numbers and run a high number of plays per game. Those will be the ones that roll flat out across the board. The high volume attack on the ground is going to bode well for the running backs. However, their value might still be with the passing game. PPR scoring is going to ramp up running back receptions and prop them up even if they are not getting much done on the ground.
Overall, the struggling offenses are an easy tell. They might produce within a few positions at an average rate, or if they are constantly trailing and need garbage time, the fantasy points can show up with wide receivers and quarterbacks. If you see a team that doesn’t have a high offensive rating but has good fantasy points for quarterbacks and wide receivers, then this is likely because they are throwing a ton of volume to try and play keep up. Bad teams are not going to have a lot of fantasy production for running backs. When you sort through running back scoring, look at the successful offenses because they will be at the top.
How Scoring Formats Dictate Fantasy Points Scored Rankings
When you are flipping through the tabs, you are going to notice that the rankings and data within the tables will change. There are three standard scoring formats, being PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard scoring. They mainly differ in just receptions. You will see receptions be valued in different ways, and because they can add up quickly, you will see big changes potentially. When looking into standard scoring formats, yards and touchdowns are going to be the most weighted stat. So essentially, we will be ranking who is getting the most yards and touchdowns within a position. Receptions won’t matter. If you are flipping through DFS scoring, you might see some changes because a site like DraftKings offers up 100+ and 300+ yard bonuses, where the other two sites do not.
In PPR and Half-PPR scoring formats, receptions are baked into the fantasy scoring. Teams that rack up more receptions are going to have a better ranking. When you break into the positional scoring, you will be able to see how teams' positions are getting those fantasy points. They could be racking up receptions and volume over scoring actual touchdowns. This would likely push them higher than it would in standard rankings and fantasy points scored. Be conscious of the scoring selected, because you will want to make sure everything matches up with your league settings.
Top Fantasy Offenses
Great fantasy offenses on an all-around level will have a few consistencies with those around them. A great coaching staff that has a will to move the ball quickly and efficiently will post strong fantasy numbers. We have seen that with the Chiefs and Andy Reid, as well as Sean Payton with New Orleans. A good offensive line is going to be the base of a good offense, you won’t be able to run the ball without one, nor will your quarterback be protected enough to have big fantasy outings. A schedule won’t matter too much to a strong offense, but a more favorable one is certainly going to help a bit. A good team for fantasy is also going to have a structured core of players that all can produce at above-average levels for fantasy points.
Looking at a few of the more recent fantasy teams, the Dallas Cowboys have a young core of strong offensive talent. It starts with Dak Prescott, who has emerged as a pretty strong fantasy quarterback over recent years. He also has excellent weapons around him with Ezekiel Elliott, Michael Gallup, and Amari Cooper. Dallas has also had a good offensive line over the last few seasons, which makes it easy for all of these pieces to excel in fantasy. Once Patrick Mahomes has entered the league, we have seen the Chiefs take off as one of the top fantasy offenses in the game. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have been two of the top at their position over the last few seasons, and that certainly doesn’t help either.
The NFC South as a whole has been very pleasant for fantasy. You have a ton of elite fantasy wideouts like Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Mike Evans. Then you have Christian McCaffrey carrying the workload in Carolina. Overall these teams are all excellent fantasy teams because they produce big points consistently and have a strong core to get the ball too.