Top 10 Players to Post the Highest FanDuel Values in 2015
With the 2015 Fantasy Football season behind us, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look back and see which players had the biggest performances based on their salaries.
In other words, I’m not just talking about which quarterback threw the most touchdown passes in one game, or which running back rushed for over 200 yards. I mean, compared to their FanDuel salary for that given week, what was their value after they posted their FanDuel points.
I took stats from of the 2015 NFL regular season, with each player’s FanDuel scores for that week, and then I used a formula to determine their FanDuel values. I pulled out players that posted a FanDuel value of 3.0 or higher in any given week, and below, you’ll see the top 15 overall games.
In the entire 17-week NFL regular season, there were 569 scores of a 3.0 FanDuel value, sometimes by the same players in different weeks. There were about 30-33 players posting 3.0 FanDuel values each week, of course, that depended on the number of NFL teams on byes that week.
Players Outscoring Their FanDuel Salaries the Most in 2015
The formula for figuring out FanDuel value is taking the FanDuel points scored, then dividing it by one-thousandth of their FanDuel salary.
FanDuel Value = FanDuel Points / (0.001*FanDuel Salary)
- Arizona Cardinals, Defense: 7.02 Value
Week 16 vs. Green Bay, 33.0 FanDuel points, $4,700 salary
- Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle: 6.96 Value
Week 11 vs. San Francisco, 39.0 FanDuel points, $5,600 salary
- Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle: 6.70 Value
Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh, 35.5 FanDuel points, $5,300 salary
- David Johnson, RB, Arizona: 6.60 Value
Week 15 vs. Philadelphia, 42.9 FanDuel points, $6,500 salary
- Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh: 6.24 Value
Week 12 vs. Seattle, 30.6 FanDuel points, $4,900 salary
- Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego: 6.23 Value
Week 15 vs. Miami, 33.0 FanDuel points, $5,300 salary
- Travis Benjamin, WR, Cleveland: 6.20 Value
Week 2 vs. Tennessee, 31.0 FanDuel points, $5,000 salary
- Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta: 6.12 Value
Week 3 vs. Dallas, 39.8 FanDuel points, $6,500 salary
- Houston Texans, Defense: 6.04 Value
Week 17 vs. Jacksonville, 29.0 FanDuel points, $4,800 salary
- Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans: 6.02 Value
Week 8 vs. N.Y. Giants, 47.54 FanDuel points, $7,900 salary
Those are the top players to outscore their FanDuel salaries with great FanDuel value over the 2015 NFL season. Hopefully, you had some of those players in your lineups on those weeks!
Doug Baldwin Photo Credit: Jamie Squire, Getty Images
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