Prior to the new season, with the launch of the 2015/16 BPL season, the FPL revised its rules on bonus points and the concensus was evident: Bonus was heavily weighted towards centre backs and had finally given Goalkeepers a platform to claim the holy grail of additional points. But after thirteen weeks of the season, heading into Gameweek 14, are the revised bonus points system actually distributed fairly, and do centre backs actually profit more? With a series of Graphical Aids, The Hype Train digs deep into FPL statistics in an attempt to bring light to the state of post-match point rewards.
Explaining the Bonus Points Structure via the Fantasy Premier League
How are bonus points calculated?
The three best performing players in each match according to the Bonus Points System (BPS) will receive additional bonus points. 3 points will be awarded to the highest scoring player, 2 to the second best and 1 to the third.
Examples of how bonus point ties will be resolved are as follows:
If there is a tie for first place, Players 1 & 2 will receive 3 points each and Player 3 will receive 1 point.
If there is a tie for second place, Player 1 will receive 3 points and Players 2 and 3 will receive 2 points each.
If there is a tie for third place, Player 1 will receive 3 points, Player 2 will receive 2 points and Players 3 & 4 will receive 1 point each.
When are bonus points added?
Bonus points will be awarded one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day.
My player's BPS has changed since the end of his game. Why?
Some BPS statistics are received after the end of the game so players may rise / fall up to an hour after the end of the days matches.
So, who is getting the bonus?
Instead of indepth text analysis, we're going to show you. Sit tight and take a look at multiple graphics that are purposed to break down the distribution of bonus points in the Fantasy Premier League.
Looking forward to football this weekend?
We are. The man above, Vardy, has a chance to become a BPL legend forever if he is to score against Man United and make it eleven games in a row. Talking of Vardy's team, this week we'll be featured on the Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) once again as we provide Insight and Analysis for the Foxes heading into their home encounter with the Louis Van Gaal Army.
In the mean time, we've got a fully stocks Weekly Hype, with all of the Gameweek graphics you need for this coming weekend. Check them out now, and we'll be back for more GW14 coverage with our Weekly Wildcards and a packed Graphical Aid.