Analysis, data, NFL

A Quick Look into Fantasy Football Team Stats

Earlier in the month, I posted a picture on social media comparing fantasy football team points compared with their draft position. Would you believe 4th pick is the worst spot in a fantasy football draft? Early data I’m acquiring is painting that picture #fantasyfootball pic.twitter.com/z8z7Zebgiv — Person (@ergosum_person) July 24, 2017 I thought I found… Read More A Quick Look into Fantasy Football Team Stats

code, data, Home Page, MLB, Parallel Coordinates, sports, Time Series, Visualization, Visualization Vednesday

Are the Cubs Bad Again? Visualizing MLB Team Records at the All Star Break

With the all star break upon us, I wanted to see how team records at the all star break compare to full season performance. The Chicago Cubs sit below .500 with a 43-45 record (.489) and as a White Sox Fan I get giddy at the prospect of them not doing well again. Last season… Read More Are the Cubs Bad Again? Visualizing MLB Team Records at the All Star Break

code, data, Home Page, python, Time Series, Time Series, Visualization, Visualization Vednesday

Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times Interactive Version

Last week, I wrote about using the Google Maps API to visualize travel times according to when you want to leave by using their “Depart at” feature to simulate traffic. This week I took it a step further and made an interactive version. Go give it a try next time you have to drive somewhere, especially… Read More Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times Interactive Version

algorithms, Analysis, code, data, Home Page, NBA, sports

Replicating Nate Silver’s NBA Elo Algorithm

Before diving into how exactly Nate Silver’s Elo algorithm works I want to tell you a little about Nate Silver. Nate Silver first became famous from his MLB player projection tool PECOTA and managing Baseball Prospectus, a website devoted to baseball “sabermetrics”. Nate became publicly famous for predicting 49/50 states in the 2008 presidential election and was named… Read More Replicating Nate Silver’s NBA Elo Algorithm

data, sports

Is draft position an advantage in fantasy football?

I’ve always wondered whether drafting first mattered in my fantasy football draft. My leagues are always drafted with the snake draft. For a 10-team league the draft order goes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8… The 10th team has the last draft position but does get their two draft picks right next to each other so the question becomes is drafting 10th… Read More Is draft position an advantage in fantasy football?