Defense Versus Position (DvP)

Defense Vs. Position helps you identify an undervalued player who would be a favorable matchup based on the opposition he will play tonight. When used in conjunction with other DFS metrics, DvP is one of the most powerful indicators for daily fantasy users.

How to Calculate DvP

1) Open a DFS dataset that includes day-by-day fantasy logs in a spreadsheet.
2) Calculate both “scored” and “allowed” fantasy points for DraftKings and FanDuel.
3) With the help of SUMIF formulas, break down the allowed fantasy scoring into positions (PG/SG/SF/PF/C).
4) Compare a team’s particular position defense strength to the average league defense.
A negative (Team’s Defense minus League’s Defense) value implies a strong defense, while a positive one shows weakness against the position.

Now you have spotted weak or strong defenses in terms of allowed fantasy points. You can repeat the same work for allowed rebounds, allowed assists to quantify a team’s positional defense.

NBAstuffer DFS cheat sheet breaks down the DvP metric by taking game location (on the road or at home) into account which makes defense vs. position more precise. It has a better correlation than the traditional defense versus position.