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How Do Auction Values Differ by the Number of Teams in Your League? A Multilevel Model

August 11, 2015
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How Do Auction Values Differ by the Number of Teams in Your League? A Multilevel Model

Many sites publish fantasy football players’ average auction values (AAV) for use in auction drafts.  But these auction values often assume you play in a 10-team league.  If you have a different number The post How Do Auction Values Differ by the Number of Teams in Your League? A Multilevel Model appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Examining the Accuracy of Fantasy Football Projections with an Interactive Scatterplot in R

July 13, 2015
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Examining the Accuracy of Fantasy Football Projections with an Interactive Scatterplot in R

In prior posts, we presented the accuracy of different analysts in projecting football players’ performance, finding that the average was more accurate than any individual analyst.  In this post, we present The post Examining the Accuracy of Fantasy Football Projections with an Interactive Scatterplot in R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU

May 28, 2015
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2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU

We are releasing our 2015 fantasy football projections in an OpenCPU app.  The app allows you to calculate custom rankings/projections for your league based on your league settings.  The projections The post 2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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How Fantasy Football is Like Stock Picking (Including a Shiny App)

March 17, 2015
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How Fantasy Football is Like Stock Picking (Including a Shiny App)

In this post, I compare fantasy football to stock picking.  There are important lessons we can learn from financial forecasting that can be applied to forecasting football players’ performance. Fantasy Football The post How Fantasy Football is Like Stock Picking (Including a Shiny App) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

February 20, 2015
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Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

In prior posts, I demonstrated how to download projections from numerous sources, calculate custom projections for your league, and compare the accuracy of different sources of projections (2013, 2014).  In The post Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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How to Download and Run R Scripts from this Site

October 23, 2014
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This post outlines how to download and run R scripts from this website.  We have many Fantasy Football scripts that show how to download and calculate fantasy projections, determine the riskiness of a player, identify sleepers, The post How to Download and Run R Scripts from this Site appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections

July 20, 2014
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Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections

In this post, I show how to estimate players’ week-to-week variability in fantasy football points.  In a prior post, I demonstrated how to calculate a player’s risk level, as defined The post Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Win Your Fantasy Football Draft with These Shiny Apps: 2014 Update

July 13, 2014
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Win Your Fantasy Football Draft with These Shiny Apps: 2014 Update

By popular demand, I updated the fantasy football draft optimizers with 2014 projections.  There are two draft optimizers (one for auction drafts and one for snake drafts).  The optimizers identify The post Win Your Fantasy Football Draft with These Shiny Apps: 2014 Update appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App

July 6, 2014
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This post describes a Shiny app that identifies fantasy football sleepers.  The app allows you to modify your league settings, and calculates robust averages of projections across numerous sources.  Best of all, The post Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Scraping Fantasy Football Projections from the Web

June 27, 2014
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Scraping Fantasy Football Projections from the Web

In this post, I show how to download fantasy football projections from the web using R.  In prior posts, I showed how to scrape projections from ESPN, CBS, NFL.com, and The post Scraping Fantasy Football Projections from the Web appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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