Downloading CBS Fantasy Football Projections in R

March 7, 2013
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In this post, I will show how to download CBS fantasy football projections using R.

The R Script

The R Script for downloading fantasy football projections from CBS is located at: https://github.com/dadrivr/FantasyFootballAnalyticsR/blob/master/R%20Scripts/CBS%20Projections.R
 
Here are lines of code to download the CBS projections from CBSsports.com:
#Download fantasy football projections from cbssports.com
qb_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/QB/season", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
rb1_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/RB/season", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
rb2_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/RB/season?&start_row=51", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
wr1_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/WR/season", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
wr2_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/WR/season?&start_row=51", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
te_cbs ("http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/weeklyprojections/TE/season", stringsAsFactors = FALSE)[7]$'NULL'
Here’s a density plot of the CBS projections:
ggplot(projections_cbs, aes(x=pts_cbs)) + geom_density(fill="red", alpha=.3) + xlab("Player's Projected Points") + ggtitle("Density Plot of CBS Projected Points from 2012")

In my next post, I will show how to download NFL.com fantasy football projections using R.

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