Player roles are basically a way to assign a custom overall rating to players. When you create a player role formula, you apply a weighting to each rating. The overall rating for a player using that role is then calculated by applying those percentage weights to the player's ratings and then adding them all up.
These custom formulas can be used in a number of ways to make evaluating players easier:
- On the recruiting search page, the "Overall Rating" option lets you choose whether to use the default overall rating, or one of the player roles you've defined.
- On the recruiting compare list popup page, you can select from your role formulas to compare the selected players.
- On the User Settings page, you can designate whether to use the default overall rating or you can designate a different player role for each position. If you use player roles, any time you see a player's overall rating, it will be calculated based on the role you've designated for his position.