StarsDraft vs. Fantasy Football Experts – Part Two

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Last week I compared salaries against the rankings of fantasy football expert and CBS Fantasy Today podcast host Jamey Eisenburg. Several things stood out, but perhaps the most notable was the systematic biases of a human expert vs. an emotionless algorithm’s ‘best guess’. Experts tended to overestimate most positions, causing more accurate scoring for players that happened to play well that week, Read More

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Daily Fantasy Sports vs. Season-Long

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Season-long fantasy sports have been played for decades.

Players started by keeping track of stats by hand-copying figures out of the morning paper box scores. From this humble beginning, season-long fantasy sports have grown to a massive American hallmark. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), in 2014, more than 41 million Americans engaged in some form of fantasy sport. (See more demographics at Read More