This guy has led a better-than-average attack but Rovers still don't earn many fantasy points - how is that possible? (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
I apologize for the difficult format on the first run through of the Fantasy Points Table in yesterday's First XI post. I have created a newer version that should be a bit easier to read. I've also add in some additional information per Jeremy's suggestion (correlation to Goals Scored) to see how that shakes things up.
Click past the jump to see what we've uncovered:
Here are some additional notes that you might find interesting:
- Rovers are quite the hard team to figure - they actually score more goals than average (8th overall in "goals for" in the Premier League) but they somehow conspire to convert those goals into very little actual fantasy output (they are 19th in fantasy points produced).
- Liverpool, Swansea, and QPR are vying for the title of "the Anti-Rovers" - None of these three teams are even remotely prolific when it comes to scoring goals. Liverpool are barely averaging a goal per game yet they have translated that into 7th place in the real table and 6th place in the fantasy points table. The reason for Liverpool's success in producing fantasy points can likely be chalked up to their defending (they're the second stingiest defense in the league). For QPR and Swansea who are poor and so-so on defense respectively the answer seems likely to come from their style of play.