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According to the Data: Using Analytics to Generate Value in Fantasy Football

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales is the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series. In addition to RotoWire, Jonathan also provides content to the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, DallasCowboys.com, and NBC.

NFL teams could learn something from us fantasy football owners. While organizations are finally trending toward analytics to make data-driven decisions, fantasy owners have been crunching numbers for years. Many argue football is too complex a game to be fully encapsulated by stats, but thatís missing the point. We donít need numbers to explain every little nuance of football Ė whether it be the real or fake variety Ė for them to work.


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