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  • Travis Travis Jul 9, 2014 11:23 AM Flag

    Standard Deviation

    I know how standard deviation works and think it's a great added stat for analysis Yahoo has added, unfortunately I can't find anywhere that Yahoo has explained what their standard deviations relate to. Are they the standard deviations for all players, for players at specific positions, and what's the difference between total standard deviation and Fantasy Points Standard deviation?

    I am in a custom league that is offense only with points for total bases and 2 points for runs and 2 points for RBI. Truing to figure out how Dee Gordon is top ranked in total standard deviation while Trout is tops in fantasy points deviation, yet Mike Stanton has actually scored more points in my league than both.
    It must take into account non scoring stats, defense, pitching or all of the above.

    Again, love the idea, just would like some explanation as to what Yahoo computes for std dev.

    Thanks.

 

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