High School Offensive Tackles

Posted on Mon 14 March 2016 in data-exploration • Tagged with nfl

Offensive Tackles in Football

So I have a brother who is currently 16 and plays high school football as an offensive tackle. He is 6 feet 2 inches and weights 250 pounds. Now that is a big kid. His dream is to play professional football one day.

The first step to playing professional football is to play college football for hopefully a good team. Not knowing much about what it takes to get recruited by a top college football team, I thought I would look for some data. Fortunately, ESPN has height and weight data on the top 100 offensive tackles
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Predicting Fantasy Football Points

Posted on Wed 07 October 2015 in applied-ml • Tagged with nfl

Predicting Fantasy Football Points

If you read my last post you will know that I recently started fantasy football and my team isn't doing so great. Currently 0 and 4. Ha!

What seemed strange to me, though, is that my team kept underperforming relative to the ESPN projections. The consistent underperformance lead me to try and develop my own prediction model to see if I couldn't maybe do a better job.


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Fantasy Football

Posted on Wed 30 September 2015 in data-exploration • Tagged with nfl

Fantasy Football

So - this is my first year participating in a fantasy football league. I enjoy football, but I typically only keep up with a few teams, so drafting an actual team was a bit daunting. So, like most things, I relied on data to help me out. I spent some time researching strategy, looking at projections, and even simulating some drafts. Draft day came and I felt pretty good about my team...but now I am currently 0-3 for the season. Ha.


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