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A new type of ranking system for a new breed of fantasy football players… the New Age Rankings.

Terms Explained:

PPG: Points per game; calculated by standard points per reception scoring.
CoV: Coefficient of Variance; a measure of a player’s consistency.
Normalized PPG: the player’s PPG score, expressed as a value between 0 and 100 (the higher the better).
Normalized CoV: the player’s CoV score, expressed as a value between 0 and 100 (the lower the better).
N.A.R.: the player’s New Age Ranking, expressed as a value between 0 and 100 (the higher the better).


Looking at the QB rankings, two things jump out at me. First, the QB1-level performances of written-off veterans like Ryan Tannehill, Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco. If you were like me during your draft, you likely grabbed one of these vets to be your bye-week starter– but they might be outperforming the guy you drafted to be your starter.

Second, the disappointing play of Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. These guys have put up monster numbers in the past without the benefit of a plethora of talented WRs, but is this the year the lack of talent catches up to them? Brady keeps looking for Rob Gronkowski, but they guy has seemingly been tripled team on every play, as the Patriots seemingly have no other weapons to scare defenses; I have a feeling things will change as soon as Julian Edelman returns and Josh Gordon finds his way into the lineup. Wilson’s outlook isn’t so rosy, unless TE Will Dissly can repeat his Week 1 performance a few more times.

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