Tags Archives: Analytics

Post-Season Dynasty Rookie Rankings: Receivers 8-11 December 17, 2021

It’s officially playoff time and we’re all living in a Covid-fueled fantasy hellscape as we’ve never seen before. Luckily, we play dynasty so we can say “Next season’s our year” like we’re Cowboy’s fans in January and think about the offse...

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Why Analytics vs. Film is Wrong March 2, 2021

The analytics vs. film debate is ripping you off. Neither side is willing to come to the middle and admit defeat. But the problem is bigger than that. The analytics versus film debate is forcing you, the fantasy football GM, to make decisions based on hal...

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Quarterbacks: Rightfully Untouched by the BMI Hysteria February 19, 2020

Historically, there has been a strong narrative in the football community about QB size despite players like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray balling out on Sundays. The QB size debate begins with how tall a QB is and if it affects their ability to make re...

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A Statistician’s Journey into DFS September 29, 2018

DFS or Daily Fantasy Sports is a genre of fantasy that involves building a team from a designated “salary” each week. Players range in salary depending on their popularity, matchup, points per game, etc.… but every week you are given 50,000 dollars ...

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How to use Classification Trees to Predict the Future July 9, 2018

Classification and Regression Tree (CART) modeling sounds very boring, but it is actually one of the most interesting and intuitive modeling methods available. I have covered two types of modeling so far: Multi-Linear Regression and Neural Networks. CART ...

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Identifying Player Groupings: Wide Receivers April 18, 2017

The second part of this series will look at identifying player groupings for the wide receiver position. Using the same methodology from “Identifying Player Groupings: Running Backs,” I was able to sort players into the same three categories: PPR Mac...

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Identifying Player Groupings: Running Backs April 14, 2017

First off, I would like to say I am extremely excited to join DFF and the #DFFArmy. I am thankful for the opportunity to voice my opinions to more than just my friends and league mates. I hope I can bring some insight into the dynasty community and help a...

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Donte Moncrief Wet Blanket Part II April 11, 2017

Back in April of 2016, I wrote an article illustrating why Donte Moncrief was overvalued, a trap and would underperform even on a redraft level. Fast forward and Moncrief falls slightly above my “Low” Projection if we extrapolate out his per-game numb...

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The Gronk Effect July 21, 2016

Rob Gronkowski has been the clear #1 Tight End for general purposes for some time now. However, some fantasy players don’t believe Gronkowski offers an advantage that is worth the cost of acquiring him. This article will investigate exactly what the imp...

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Editorial: Why Analytics Suck June 30, 2016

I’m frustrated with Fantasy Football Analytics and have been for some time. This frustration played a large part in why Aaron Murnan, aka @El_Tayablo and I started writing. As readers and seekers of knowledge and informed data, we grew tired of some o...

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Identifying WR Sleepers June 23, 2016

Identifying sleepers or unexpected performers is one of the best ways to gain a competitive advantage against your competition. This is one of the reasons why, if you do a search for “fantasy sleepers” at the end of July or early August, you will find...

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Making Sense of the NFL Combine: RB Edition June 16, 2016

We’ve seen it time and time again. A young halfback comes into the league, many with a great deal of clout or hype surrounding them and we are driven to hope they are the “next big thing”. Some succeed, while immediately becoming an instant sensatio...

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Preseason Injuries: By the Numbers June 9, 2016

In recent news, the injury to Sammy Watkins (surgery to mend his broken foot) has begun to diminish the expected production for his 2016 season. It makes sense, right? The third-year budding star will likely miss all of the off-season workouts, which logi...

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Why Zeke Won’t Help Your Defense June 3, 2016

So, a better offense will help the Cowboy’s defense by scoring more in the first half of games, giving the defense the opportunity to play with the lead (and forcing the other team’s offense to play from behind). While it may be true that defenses wit...

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A Matter of Age May 26, 2016

All dynasty owners have considered this at some point, does the age of the rookie prospect really matter? We know age matters, when evaluating players for dynasty, because these players are on our teams until they retire, should we so choose. However, the...

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Market Share: College WR Prospects May 19, 2016

The preparation for rookie drafts is an exhaustive process for dynasty owners. We watch college games the year prior, tune into the combine, read articles and then try and gather insights, from a far, about players’ work ethics. Long story short, good d...

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