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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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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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