Introducing KCR (King Consistency Rating)

King Fantasy Sports is proud to be introducing the KCR (King Consistency Rating)- the new hallmark in measuring consistency in fantasy football. Consistency is what everyone wants- to be constantly getting wins over your opponents.

However, given its importance, it’s crazy how many people don’t consider it when making selections in their draft. Sure, having some high variance players that can truly win you a week are worth rostering, but how do you quantify how consistent someone is playing?

Problems With Consistency Ratings Out There

I looked at the problem of consistency a few different ways, and there are plenty of people out there trying to do the same thing- help you win your league. However, a lot of them have the same flaw- they aren’t consistent in what they are comparing! The vast majority of analysis, guides, and articles you’ll find on the topic are based on weekly finishes.

That’s the issue with the previous analysis. Either the benchmark was inconsistent by it’s very nature (moving weekly finishes) or you can’t get everything that you want from it. Well, the KCR solves that problem.

The Issue with Weekly Finishes

Alot of the analysis you’ll find will be about weekly finishes, but that’s not a perfect system. It’s not a bad place to start when you first get to grips with consistency- as knowing how many times a player finishes as a Top 10 option, 20 option is important.

But it is inherently inconsistent. That benchmark would change week to week, as results across the NFL change. That swing could be massive each week and mislead you in understanding what you need to.

It also doesn’t help when looking at players that have few of those finishes that would be analyzed. For example, using the analysis on weekly finishes Miles Sanders and Todd Gurley had similar seasons, but that isn’t the case is it? You aren’t going to feel great having Gurley in your lineup, are you?

Comparison Across Positions

The other thing is that it’s not possible to be fair across positions. Being a consistent top-level WR is completely different from a top-level TE. So if you are looking at a flex decision which player would you opt for?

Developing KCR

The KCR is something that I started working on a while back, and we are talking a few seasons. I had used average points scored and compared that to the player standard deviation. It gave me a number, but it didn’t really cut through everything I hoped it would.

For starters:

  • Players that played fewer games were more consistent (somewhat obviously, fewer games means less chance to have bad ones)
  • Using average as the benchmark meant that a player with a lower score consistently scoring around it would be ‘better’ than one that scores more points and can then

Then during lockdown, I started helping out some work colleague’s kids with their maths and then all of my statistics work at school came flooding back. I then sat with a pen and paper and started writing what an ideal player would look like (and it’s pretty obvious)

  • Plays all games
  • Scores alot of points on average
  • Scores that number of points regularly

Once I had the framework I build around it and after fine tuning it the KCR was born! We base our rating on each of the above factors on a sliding scale. That allows us to put together the perfect picture of consistency- and help you win your matchups!

King Fantasy Sports is proud to be introducing the KCR (King Consistency Rating), get the ratings for players for your fantasy league. The KCR is exclusive to our draft kit. You won’t find it anywhere else on the internet. So if you want it then you need to buy it! In the draft kit, you’ll find a database with players dating back to 2018, along with the KCR rating for them.

Hopefully, our article on introducing KCR (King Consistency Rating), and how it can impact your fantasy football success helped. Any questions? Reach out on social media, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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