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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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Win Your Fantasy Football Auction Draft: Calculate the Optimal Players to Draft with this Shiny App in R

June 13, 2013
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In this post, I use a Shiny app in R to determine the best possible players to pick in a fantasy football auction draft.  The app takes projections from FantasyPros, The post Win Your Fantasy Football Auction Draft: Calculate the Optimal Players to Draft with this Shiny App in R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Win Your Snake Draft: Calculating “Value Over Replacement” using R

April 14, 2013
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Win Your Snake Draft: Calculating “Value Over Replacement” using R

In prior posts, I have demonstrated how to download, calculate, and compare fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com and how to calculate players’ risk levels. In this post, I will demonstrate how to win your snake The post Win Your Snake Draft: Calculating "Value Over Replacement" using R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

April 12, 2013
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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

In prior posts, I have demonstrated how to download, calculate, and compare fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com. In this post, I will demonstrate how to calculate fantasy The post Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

March 9, 2013
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Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

In prior posts, I have shown how to download fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to take the projected points from these sources and The post Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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