Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fantasy Advice

I am always on the look out for new ways to predict fantasy results, especially those which take a quantitative look at evaluating data rather than just the usual 'hunches'. One such site I stumbled across recently was Fantasy Football Advice. They use predictive data to predict a player's score for the week and then if you log in using your pl.com team, the site can suggest potential transfers to maximise returns for the week.

While you won't always agree with the suggestions (this week the site recommends selling Van der Vaart, someone I am very high on) it gives a useful second opinion and is a great confidence boost if it suggests the same transfer you already had in mind. This is exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when I started to get cold feet about dumping Hutton for Coleman. Fantasy Advice recommended the same course of action, I made the transfer and Coleman has gone on to score 12 points over the past two weeks.

My philosophy for fantasy sports is that you rarely come across a situation where too much information or too many opinions is a bad thing. Fantasy Advice can be useful in both these instances and deserves a bookmark next to other fantasy sites such as Fantasy Football Scout, and of course, this humble blogger!

4 comments:

auburn.tigers2011 said...

Nice find Chris. I will add this to my list of fantasy help websites. I currently use your blog and fantasy football scout for extra help.

clarky1979 said...

I started using this from the end of last season, and whilst you should never take an opinion as gospel, it's always something to take into consideration.

It sometimes throws some transfer suggestions out which I'd never go near, but on the same token also suggests I wouldn't have thought of - match it up to my spreadsheet and the half a dozen other views I've taken on board and it's certainly a help overall.

Just don't take everything it says as a must do transfer. Be sure to think for yourself too.

Gummi said...

Nice Chris! I´ll check it out when I get home from work.

I also like to check out http://www.fantasyleague.tel/ . It´s some guy who seems to be doing very well and has good general comments for the picks of the week.

Thanks again for a great blog.

Chris Glover said...

Thanks Auburn

Clarky - totally agree

Gummi - thanks for the suggestion