Meters would be more analogous with player statistics, how many completed passes they have, how many points they've scored, the number of assists, total yards ran, all that kind of stuff. Lets say you're the owner of a team, or to make it more realistic, lets say you want to play in a fantasy baseball/basketball/football/hockey league, those stats matter greatly.
Can you play fantasy sports while only picking players based on games their team has won? Probably, but it'll be a lot harder to choose than for the person who has full player stats sheets, and plays by those. If you join a fantasy league and know nothing about the player stats, some of the other people might be asses and laugh at you or brag about how much they know... But the nice people will share what they know and try to help people who don't know any better out... or just leave them to their own thing if they seem to be content doing it that way, and it isn't hurting the game.
One thing that would never happen though, is the rest of the members of the fantasy league going: "Oh the new guy picks without using stats, and he doesn't like that we do, guess we have to throw out all this info we have then."