Understanding NBA Advanced Stats: The Core Drivers of DFS Expectation
If you have ever read one of my NBA Core Plays articles, you have almost certainly seen me reference a player’s fantasy-point-per-minute (FPPM) rate. To try and prove why/how that might go up or down, I probably then talked about that player’s usage rate, assist rate, rebound rate, etc.
But what exactly are those rates? Do they really matter? And if they do, how much do they matter?
Before we answer that, let’s do an overview of the most basic part about NBA DFS: the scoring system(s). Once we get past that, it will become much clearer why you see the above phrases thrown around all of the time.