What does player +/- mean in ESPN fantasy football? It reflects the change in percentage of leagues where the player is owned — which reflects whether overall interest in the player is trending up or trending down. Think of it as a quick “who’s hot, who’s not” measure.
Think of a backup quarterback on a team where the starter gets injured. Let’s say he was owned in 5% of leagues before the injury to the starter. The first week, a few owners dip their toes in the water, but he only goes up to 30% ownership. If you just look at ownership, you would see 30% and say “oh, he’s not very good” but if you look at +/- and see that he jumped +25% in one week, you’d be more inclined to do some digging and see why the player’s rate went up.
What does player +/- mean in ESPN fantasy football?
Again,The percentage a player has been added or dropped. If a lot of people have added a certain player, then that player will have a +% in green. If that player is being dropped in a lot of leagues, then that player will have a -% in red.
Adjusted +/- ratings indicate how many additional points are contributed to a team’s scoring margin by a given player in comparison to the league-average player whose adjusted +/- value is zero over the span of a typical game.
It is assumpted that in a typical game a team has 100 offensive and 100 defensive possessions. For example, if a +6.5 “adjusted +/-” player is on the floor with 4 average teammates, his team will average about 6.5 points better per 100 possessions than 5 average players would.