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Identify Sleepers in Fantasy Football using Statistics and Wisdom of the Crowd

June 24, 2014
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Identify Sleepers in Fantasy Football using Statistics and Wisdom of the Crowd

In this post, I demonstrate how to statistically identify sleepers in fantasy football using the wisdom of the crowd. The R Scripts The R Script for the “Wisdom of the The post Identify Sleepers in Fantasy Football using Statistics and Wisdom of the Crowd appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Custom Fantasy Football Rankings and Projections for Your League: A Shiny App in R

June 15, 2014
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This post describes a Shiny app that calculates custom fantasy football rankings and projections for your league.  The app allows you to modify your league settings, and calculates robust averages The post Custom Fantasy Football Rankings and Projections for Your League: A Shiny App in R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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How Can I Learn R?

June 15, 2014
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Many visitors of the site have expressed interest in learning R, so I’ve put together a list of beginning resources for learning R: Use this intro to R: http://www.statmethods.net/ Check out The post How Can I Learn R? appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Which Site Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2014 Update

June 2, 2014
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Which Site Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2014 Update

In prior posts, I demonstrated how to download, calculate, and compare fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, NFL.com, and FantasyPros, which aggregates projections from many different sources to increase prediction accuracy.  Last year, I compared fantasy projections The post Which Site Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2014 Update appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Why R is Better Than Excel for Fantasy Football (and most other) Data Analysis

January 13, 2014
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Many articles have been written on why R is better than Excel for data analysis.  In this post, I will summarize the reasons why R is advantageous in most data The post Why R is Better Than Excel for Fantasy Football (and most other) Data Analysis appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Win Your Fantasy Football Snake Draft with this Shiny App in R

August 31, 2013
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In a previous post, I showed how to determine the best starting lineup to draft in an auction draft using an optimizer tool.  In this post, I use a Shiny app in R to determine The post Win Your Fantasy Football Snake Draft with this Shiny App in R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation

August 29, 2013
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Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation

In a previous post, I showed how to determine the best starting lineup to draft using an optimizer tool.  The optimizer identifies the players that maximize your projected points within your The post Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Calculating the Highest Value to Bid on Each Player in an Auction Draft: The Bid Up To Value

August 27, 2013
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In this post, I calculate the highest value you should bid on each player in an auction draft—what I refer to as the “bid up to” value.  In a previous The post Calculating the Highest Value to Bid on Each Player in an Auction Draft: The Bid Up To Value appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Update to Fantasy Football Draft Optimizer shiny app

August 17, 2013
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By popular demand, I updated the Fantasy Football Draft Optimizer shiny app with two changes: The app now takes into account how many teams are in your league when estimating The post Update to Fantasy Football Draft Optimizer shiny app appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Expected Points by Position Rank in Fantasy Football

July 10, 2013
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Expected Points by Position Rank in Fantasy Football

In this post, I calculate the expected fantasy points scored by players based on their position and position rank.  This post is modeled after a post by Chase Stuart (see here and The post Expected Points by Position Rank in Fantasy Football appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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