Fantasy Football 2013: The 12 Players Who Benefit Most from PPR Scoring

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Fantasy Football 2013: The 12 Players Who Benefit Most from PPR Scoring
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New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles had 27 fewer rushing attempts than he had receptions in 2012.

It's a growing trend in fantasy football and something that many owners don't have a whole lot of experience with: points-per-reception, or "PPR," leagues. 

On the surface, the idea is simple. As the name indicates, points are accrued each time a given player catches a pass. But the amount that it affects individual players is too often overlooked by those new to PPR.

In most PPR leagues, each reception is worth one point. However, there are also leagues that instead give fractions of a point per reception. Of course, the scoring system of your league will greatly determine the weight that you should give to players who catch a high number of passes.

A lot of new players see "PPR" and simply think to themselves, "Wide receivers must be worth more." While that is true to some extent, many are surprised to hear that the position that is most affected by the point-per-reception scoring system is actually running back.

The reason for this is that the average fantasy starter at running back doesn't catch many passes. However, there are some backs who really shine as pass-catchers. Some backs even end up being at or near the top of their team in total receptions for the season. 

There are players at other positions who will see a significant boost in value in PPR formats, but as we'll see in this list, it's the running backs who catch passes that fantasy owners really need to pay attention to.

(All Average Draft Position calculations are provided by FantasyFootballCalculator.com as of 8/15/13)

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