Need Help Picking Players For Gameweek 1 in FPL? Player Value Can Help
Player Value Explained
Picking players at the beginning of each season is always difficult and at times, can be a little stressful if we’re honest with ourselves. A large majority of us will obsess over our teams, chopping and changing all the way up until the gameweek 1 deadline – ‘draft number 162 going in the bin’. One stat I feel that can help make those decisions easier, is ‘Player Value’.
Whilst it may make sense, I believe the ‘Player Value’ figure on the official website is limited in its calculations – it doesn’t take the varying prices paid by FPL managers over the course of a season, or average points per game (PPG) by players, into account. My ‘Player Value’ figure is calculated with these additional bits of information in mind, for example; the official website results for best value in the forward position is Fernando Llorente… Yes, whilst I understand he was well priced in comparison to the likes of Kane, Kane’s PPG is much better (7.99) than Llorente’s (5.38) and he scored nearly 80 more points – who would you rather have in your team?
By any stretch of the imagination, I’m not pretending like this is an exact science and that the ‘Player Value’ figure is absolute, but again, I just wanted to provide the fantasy football community with another indicator that may help make a difficult selection process a little easier. Points per million is a perfectly acceptable view of ‘Player Value’ but I feel my formula gives a more realistic and representative view of it.
So, I’ve gathered the various stats from the official Fantasy Premier League website of the top 5 goalkeepers, the top 10 defenders, top 15 midfielders and top 10 forwards from last season and calculated a ‘Player Value’ figure using the data I collated. I’ve also added in the new player prices for the new season to see how the new prices will affect value, if they achieved the same points and stats as they did last year as a comparative tool.
Hit the link below to see what it looks like and to download yourself a copy.