Sweeping the Floor: Examining EPL Fantasy Point Distributions on DraftKings
Sweeping the Floor: Examining EPL Fantasy Point Distributions on DraftKings

This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.

We're now eight weeks into the Premier League season and on an international break, which seems like the ideal time to take stock of what we've seen from all 20 Premier League teams. To no one's surprise, Manchester City sit atop the table and is the highest-scoring team, while clubs like Cardiff City, Huddersfield and Newcastle are showing early signs of a relegation battle.

The priority of this column is to focus on players with good fantasy floors, making them ideal candidates for cash-game rosters on DraftKings. In addition to players who do well individually in terms for floor points (total fantasy points minus goals, assists and clean sheets), it's always good to see if they're actually playing for a team that scores a lot of points, or if they just happen to take up a big piece of a small pie (or are a big fish in a small pond, whatever annoying cliche you prefer).

Consistency is also an important attribute when considering players for cash-game lineups, so I've included a basic standard deviation for each player based on their average fantasy points scored per game, as well as their average only when they start, since we're not realistically rostering players who are on the bench. I'm not going to go into detail here about what a standard deviation is, but if you'd like more information, here you go; just know that the lower the number, the more consistently a player scores near his average.

Before we dive

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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