1. Average Points Per Game - the average points per game based on how many games a player has played in. Games missed were not included in the average.
2. Standard Deviation - This is a measure of consistency . We calculated the standard deviation of the weekly scores of players in order to measure which players were volatile and which were consistent.
For instance, if a player averages 15 Points Per Game and has a Standard Deviation of 5. Then on average, that he will score 15 points per game plus or minus 5 points - i.e., 10-20 pts. Players with a higher Standard Deviation are generally riskier because of their lack of consistency.
3. Rushing/Passing Strength of Schedule - Based on a player's upcoming 2011 schedule and the end-of-last-season NFL Team Passing/Rushing Defense rankings, we ranked each player's upcoming Rushing or Passing Strength of Schedule. A lower number represents a tougher schedule and a higher number represents an easier schedule.
4. Raw Data Charts - All of the info above was compiled into a spreadsheet and the players at each position were ranked by their Average Points Per Game. Beside all of them you can find their Standard Deviation and their Rushing/Passing Strength of Schedule.
5. Player Rankings - Players were ranked by us with a short description about why they were ranked there.