2017 Will Not Look Like 2016 – Or Anything We’ve Seen Before
A Passing League
“In this way, [predictive analytics] is a completely different animal from forecasting. Forecasting makes aggregate predictions on a macroscopic level. How will the economy fare? Which presidential candidate will win more votes in Ohio? Whereas forecasting estimates the total number of ice cream cones to be purchased next month in Nebraska, [predictive analytics] tells you which individual Nebraskans are most likely to be seen with cone in hand.”
– Predictive Analytics, by Eric SiegelWe’ve reached the time of year when the discourse centers around player-specific analysis. Whether you’re a fan of the continued advancement of predictive analytics in fantasy football or still rely solely on tape, the distinction between analyzing the micro (player) level and macro (league) level is an important one to make.