04 Feb 2013

Comparing the Careers of College Receivers


The play by play database published by makes it possible to look at college receivers in terms of efficiency stats, rather than just viewing them in terms of pure counting stats.  I thought that maybe one interesting application would be to compare graphs of receivers based on efficiency stats. 

01 Feb 2013

If You’re Going to Lose Your Ass Betting the Super Bowl, Do it Betting the Picks from this Awesome App


This is just for fun, but I coded up a quick similar games finder for purposes of looking at the Super Bowl point spread.  The app lets you do a few cool things.  First, you could look at matchups between any two teams from the 2012 season.  If you’re a

01 Feb 2013

The Value of a Pass Catching Running Back


If you’ve had some time to play around with the running back similarity score app, you may have noticed that pass catching running backs tend to look a little bit better on a year over year change basis.  They tend not to fall off as much as running backs that

31 Jan 2013

Exploiting Inefficiencies: ADP Arbitrage


One of the things I’m always looking for during a fantasy draft is the ability to pick up a player that I think is 90% of another player, but for a much reduced price.  Last year I thought that it was realistic to expect that Marques Colston could put up


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