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  • Brandon 5:20 pm on June 22, 2011 Permalink
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    AOL gives up on Fleaflicker 

    I’m sure all of you who have used Fleaflicker before already saw the e-mail today (see below if not), but “Fleaflicker has been acquired by its original founder, Ori Schwartz.” My assumption from the start was that AOL simply gave Schwartz some money (and possibly access to a few resources) in order to put their name on the product to begin with, so I’m thinking that the investment just didn’t end up paying off. The hope was to compete with the big boys like Yahoo and ESPN, but that never happened.

    As an early fan of Fleaflicker, I’m kind of glad to see the AOL name removed from the site…maybe they’ll even do better now! Ori does some good things over there and I am always one to recommend our leagues use their site (even if everyone rejects my idea and goes to Yahoo anyways.)

    fleaflicker not owned by aol anymore

    • Jeff 6:38 pm on June 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve ran a league on AOL/Fleaflicker for the past 6 years (since before Fleaflicker was involved). Is there any way to export my league data if I choose to move the league somewhere else, or am I stuck with Fleaflicker if I want to keep our historical data?

      • Brandon 2:46 pm on June 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure what kind of league data you’re looking to export. Do you just want the team rosters? Or do you want to keep all the wins/losses, etc. I’m not sure Fleaflicker will allow for either anyways, so you might want to get out your pen/paper and start writing!

  • Brandon 11:51 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink
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    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!


  • Brandon 2:26 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink
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    Free fantasy football player stats in chart format 

    Even if you’ve never played in a Fleaflicker.com fantasy football league, you can still benefit from some of their free resources. One that I like the most is the individual player stats, including a line graph that charts the players performance over the season, comparing him with the week’s best player at the position, as well as the average player. Click here to go to their search page to select a player. Once you select a player, you’ll see something similar to the image below…pretty snazzy, eh?! One thing it’s great for is determining a players consistency. Obviously, the flatter the line, the more consistent the player…as long as it’s not flat along the horizontal axis 🙂

    fleaflicker player stats

    I’m trying to find a way to integrate these charts into our blog. For now I started linking to the profile for some of the players listed on The Wire posts to give you an idea of a players stats in previous weeks.

  • Brandon 3:52 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Please continue to share your thoughts about your fantasy football league service (Yahoo, Fleaflicker, ESPN, etc.) We’re putting together some pretty good information on the different websites out there and hopefully by next season people will have a much better idea of the options out there, along with what fits their league’s needs.

    Fantasy Football Service Comparison & Review

    • Dave 4:59 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I put this on reddit when you had originally posted it, hopefully you got some reviews then.

    • Mal 10:15 pm on September 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I really don’t like NFL.com’s new design. I really liked how last year in your game centre you could hover over a DEF and it would give you a rank in pass D, rush D etc. I have enjoyed using CBS ever since I saw you recommend it during mock draft stages this year and I’ve always gone back to Yahoo for a look/comparison. I’m a big fan of the week2week ratings/match ups. For EG most rankings had Forte above McFadden this week gone except for either CBS or Yahoo and it made me really consider starting him, I backed out in the end due to McFadden’s game being Sun 4pm not 1pm.

      As a keen fantasy player I think a really useful tool (which I haven’t found) is advice in advance. I’m talking about prospective DEFs and Bye replacements. In big competitive leagues you need to be a week or so in advance. I’d love to be reading an analysis on DEF matchups for week4 in week2/3!

  • Brandon 1:49 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Blogger League Update: 31% Chance to Make Playoffs 

    With the final week of the regular season approaching in The Hazean’s Blogger League and after a two game winning streak, FFGeekBlog.com is still in the running for a playoff spot…but it’s not looking all that good. If you look at the League homepage below you’ll notice that FleaFlicker gives us a 31% chance to make the playoffs (and a 0% chance to earn a first round bye. :-() This is a pretty cool feature and something that I haven’t seen any other site provide up to this point. How they calculate the odds is a small mystery to me though and is assuredly not based the players each team has in their line-up. In general I’ve been pretty impressed with FleaFlicker this year and while the UI still doesn’t have the flashy appeal of Yahoo! and other bigger sites, I hope that at least the Blogger League continues using the site in the future. Anyways, wish us luck as we try to clinch a spot and show the fantasy football blogging world that FFGeekBlog is the real deal!


    • Natalie 11:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply


      What is your opinion on the “Meachem Play”? CBS Sports did not give me credit for his second TD since they said he was a part of NO defense when he recovered the ball. What??? He started the play as an offensive player and ended as one. As a result I lost this week by three points! Had they scored his TD I would have won. I think they points were mine and should not have been given to NO DST.

      • Brandon 3:16 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’ve heard this complaint in previous years and it’s just a matter of how your league is set up. As soon as the Saints lost the ball, CBS Sports considers them a defensive unit (since they’re trying to stop the other team from scoring on the interception return) and therefor even when Meachem gets it back, it’s just like an interception for a touchdown. I’m not sure if there are leagues where you can change the scoring to handle this situation a bit more to your liking, but it’s worth looking for next year possibly.

      • Brandon 3:16 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        One way you can handle it is to award points for individual return touchdowns (either on special teams or defense.) This way Meachem would have gotten you the six points for a defensive touchdown still.

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