Introduction to Opportunity Index
When it comes to potential fantasy points the first stat many people tend to jump to is opportunity – you’ll hear people ask questions like how many carries did a running back receive or how many times was a receiver targeted? The logic is easy to follow as the more opportunities a player gets, the more fantasy points he should score – theoretically.
But what if all opportunities aren’t created equal? In today’s advanced metric craze, there’s no reason why we should have to take them all at face value. That’s where Opportunity Index (OI) comes in – and, by all means, if you have a catchier name please offer it up.
I’ll be talking about OI a lot around these parts this season so why not give you a nice primer on exactly what OI is, why it’s useful, and how you can use it in your fantasy analysis.