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Welcome to our Useful Draft Metrics page. Here you will find stacks of essential Fantrax data and information that simply isn't available anywhere else. This data can not be found on the Fantrax portal, and put simply, this information will help you dominate your Fantasy EPL league!

There's no need to be intimidated by the level of information below. It's really quite simple once you get your head around it! A lot of our Useful Draft Metrics are based on PPS (points per start) and PP90 (points per 90 minutes) data, which are much more useful than the FP/G numbers provided by Fantrax.

We also look into 'ghost point' data, which ignores goals, assists, and clean sheets. The gPP90 (ghost points per 90) and GACS% (goals, assist, clean sheet percentage) categories will help you unearth players that aren't reliant on attacking returns or clean sheets.

The glossary at the bottom of the page includes full descriptions of each of the table columns. The table is filtered for number of starts, so only players with 6+ starts will feature. All stats are based on Fantrax Default Scoring.

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  • PPS: Points per Start. Games when a player appeared as a substitute are ignored.

  • L3W: A player’s average score over the last three weeks. An indicator of form.

  • PP90: Points per 90 minutes.

  • xPP90: The same as PP90, but Goals are replaced with xG, Assists are replaced with xA, and Goals Allowed are replaced with xGA. Red Cards and Own Goals are considered nonrecurring and therefore are removed. For a more sophisticated ‘expected’ model, check out overthinkingfootball.com. xG, xA and xGA data taken from FBRef.com. Click here if you want to read how xG works.

  • gPP90: Ghost Points per 90 minutes. This removes the less frequent metrics, so you’re left with just key passes; shots on target; interceptions; tackles won; aerials won; clearances; successful dribbles; dispossessions; and accurate crosses – no corners.

  • GACS%: The percentage of points a player gets from Goals, Assists and Clean Sheets. Unless your name is Sergio Aguero, a GACS reliance above 60% is likely to be unsustainable.

  • StDev: Standard Deviation. Essentially a measure of a player’s consistency. The higher the standard deviation, the further a player’s scores fall from the mean. If Player A has scores of [0, 24, 15, 1, 2, 18] and Player B has scores of [10, 9, 12, 8, 10, 11], they will both have an average of 10, but the inconsistent Player A’s standard deviation is 10.3, whereas the consistent Player B’s standard deviation is 1.4. This assumes players' scores follow a 'normal distribution' which is not necessarily the case, but for our purposes this isn't a concern.

  • Ceiling: a player’s PPS plus their StDev. The upper limit of what a player is likely to score.

  • Floor: a player’s PPS minus their StDev. The lower limit of what a player is likely to score.

  • Δ: signifies the difference between two categories. So xPP90Δ is the difference between PP90 and xPP90.

  • 1H/2H: First half/second half of the season Points per Start (i.e. GWs 1-19 and GWs 20-38).

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