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  • Brandon 11:51 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: cbs sportsline, , playerfilter,   

    Calling all fantasy football stat tracking websites 

    Does anyone know of a website out there that will easily allow me to put together a chart similar to the one below? (Click here for the actual spreadsheet and chart.)

    I’m looking for a service where a group of players can be selected, along with a time period (e.g. Week 3 – 5) so you can see the fantasy points charted. It could also allow for the charting of passing yards, completions, touchdowns, etc as well. Recently I posted about Fleaflicker’s charting capabilities, which provides this functionality for fantasy points, but only allows you to select one player at a time (at least that I’m aware of.) Another website we’ve had talks with is Playerfilter.com, which allows you to customize stats for players in grid format, but doesn’t quite do what I’m looking for. Check them out though, as their stuff might be able to help you out anyways!

    What I’m ultimately looking for is a way to show the consistency or inconsistency of players, which would aid in how comfortable you feel picking them up off the waiver wire. Interestingly enough, the top five running backs so far this season are the definition of INCONSISTENT, probably leading to very few undefeated teams in your league.

    Update: Signed up for a CBS Sportsline Quick Draw team to test out their functionality as a commenter suggested and I was able to create the grid below. No charting capabilities that I can find, but it’s a start…

    • Chris Brand 2:22 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      CBS sportsline can almost all of this, except for time period range, but it can do whole season or individual weeks. You can run it for all the players at a position or you can create a “scout team” and it will just show you those people you selected. The other issue is that you have to have a fantasy team, I could not find the stats like this anywhere else. You can save the stats as Excel compatible CSV. I have a feeling that ESPN and Yahoo can do the same things. They might not have export to csv but there there is a cool feature in Excel called where you can get external data from a web page and bring that grid directly to excel for those that do not export.

      • Brandon 10:37 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Just started a CBS Sportsline Quick Draw team to see what you were talking about. Interestingly, they gave me a boatload of inactive/injured players in the draft (Finley, PT Cruiser, V-Jax) but anyways, I was able to figure out the scout team thing and came up with the grid I added to the bottom of the post. Seems you still need to copy the stats into a spreadsheet or something to actually make a chart though, unless I’m missing something…

        • chris brand 10:57 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          at the top right of the stats area they have links – “notes” “print” “spreadsheet” “send” if tou click on spreadsheet it will save the gird as csv, or you could use excel to actually go to the page and import the grid directly. Email me and I can send you a screenshot

    • Squish 12:41 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I know I’ve seen a site with these capabilities out there but I can’t remember what it was and I didn’t save it because I generally don’t use such charts. I’ll do some digging and see what I can come up with.

      At the moment the only sites I have saved liked this don’t meet your criteria. Oddly FFcalculator seems to be leading the genre in graphs unfortunately all their graphs are for ADP ! Fantasyplaymakers has almost all the variables you ask for and does do graphs but I haven’t found a way to combine graphs yet. I’m almost positive there are several pay sites that offer that type of visual representation and organization but I can’t name them off the top of my head because I don’t use pay sites.

      In other news, I’d guess it’d probably be pretty easy to program excel or access to do something like that for you automatically so long as you had a reliable source of data to draw from.

    • Simon 6:58 am on December 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brandon,

      We just started a fantasy football website over at http://www.goaheadscore.com . For exactly the reasons you’ve posted in this article! There aren’t any resources that do this well, and for free, that I could find.

      We’ve put a basic version of the site live so there’s something up for the end of this season and already it’s making projections along with a standard deviation of how much that projection is likely to change. Over the offseason we’ve got all kinds of development planned to visualize this data.

      Please get in touch! We have all the stats and fantasy points in a database structure and can output them however people want to see them – can really see your feedback here being invaluable. You’ll notice at the top of the page there’s a “compare” box – we plan on putting something very similar to what you’re suggesting in there.

      Sure we can get it making graphs exactly how you want in exchange for some plugs and links back!


  • Matt 11:44 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: cbs sportsline, funston, , ,   

    I think Funston is spot-on with his top 5. Sportsline is nuts. Forte at #3? Steven Jackson all the way down at #9?! LT at #17?!?!?!!?

    • Marc 9:44 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I like it like this.. AP, Turner, Westbrook, Forte, SJAX, LT

      • Matt 2:31 pm on July 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I can definitely see making an argument for Turner at #2. I mean really, what’s his downside? Westbrook at #3 scares me… as he always does.

      • Brandon 7:08 am on July 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m really liking Matt Forte this year with Cutler behind center in Chicago now, so #4 is probably a pretty good spot for him. I’ll be putting up my first stab at the running back rankings sometime today, so we’ll see if that’s where I have him too.

  • Matt 12:12 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: cbs sportsline, , fox, ,   

    Poll: Where do you play fantasy football? 

    Now that we’re halfway through the season, I’m curious as to what websites our readers are using to manage their fantasy football leagues. We generally offer player ownership statistics for Yahoo and ESPN leagues (as in, “Pierre Thomas is available in 72% of Yahoo and ESPN leagues”), but that’s not too helpful if the majority of our visitors are hosting their leagues elsewhere. 

    Only one way to find out! This is one of the few polls around that doesn’t have anything to do with the election that will mercifully be over with in one week. If you answer “other,” we’d appreciate it if you enlightened us as to what system you do use – the comment section is below.

    Who wins the 2011 FFGeekBlog.com Bowl?

    • Brandon (57%, 4 Votes)
    • Matt (43%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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    • Brandon 12:19 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have some bogus public leagues on Facebook and EA Fantasy Sports…but I wouldn’t recommend them to any serious fantasy footballers out there.

    • Matt 1:39 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting… an hour or so into the polling and it looks like we’re pretty spot on when it comes to using Yahoo and ESPN for our ownership stats.

    • alfonso 8:28 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t mean to be a smartass but the percentages don’t add up to 100.

    • Matt 8:35 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      That’s because people can check more than one box if they’re in multiple leagues.

    • Lucashenko 7:09 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’m telling you – if you’ve tried Fleaflicker, you never go anywhere else – SOLID – Get the word out!!!

    • Luke 10:42 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      two on yahoo, one on myfantasyleague.com

    • Chris 11:09 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I use Yahoo! the most but also play in one league hosted by ESPN. I’m not a fan of the NFL.com league setup as it appears like it has been created more our of desperation. Yahoo! is very nice although I would love to see a live chat window that managers could use when watching games in real time. Additionally I think it would be cool to draft an O-line and get stats for rushing yards, sacks, etc. Maybe even have the ability to draft a head coach and get points based on wins/losses. I think there is a lot of room for creativity. I’ll have to check out some of the other sites mentioned here. Thanks for the bog, it’s great!

    • GrizDave 8:46 pm on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Used Yahoo for about 5 years for main league, got talked into using ESPN this year, due to free live scoring. Other than the cost for Live Scoring Yahoo is much better, in terms of comparing Players, looking into the future, etc.

    • Nicole 11:49 am on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I use rtsports.com.. absolutely love it

    • Matt 12:50 pm on November 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nicole – cool, I hadn’t heard of that one before. I’ll have to check it out, looks pretty nice.

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