The Numbers Game

Rookie WR Models and Sim Scores: Numbers Game 93

Episode 93 (March 1, 2017): The ninety-third episode of The Numbers Game (@NumbersGamePod), a sports analytics RotoViz Radio podcast.

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Host: Nick Giffen (@RotoDoc) Editor at RotoViz, Top-Five NASCAR DFS player, and Math Ph.D

Host: Josh Hermsmeyer (@friscojosh) Contributor at RotoViz


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Nick and Josh talk about the challenge surrounding building models to predict rookie wide receiver production. They discuss the various way to measure success and the various models in existence as well as the different metrics that are commonly used in prospect WR models. They also talk about ways to improve rookie WR models and to what degree that is possible. After the sponsor break, they talk about what similarity scores are, how the RotoViz suite of apps features them, and how to use them in your fantasy research, whether that’s weekly, season long, or during the offseason.


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