Fantasy sports has its roots in Major League Baseball. The first rotisserie leagues were established in 1980, played between journalists at a New York City restaurant named ‘La Rotisserie Française’. Read More
Over the final three weeks of the regular season I’ve been comparing the predictiveness of StarsDraft.com’s salaries against the projections of CBS fantasy football experts Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg. Read More
Last week I compared StarsDraft.com 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
Much has been made of StarsDraft’s aggressive data driven approach to player pricing. StarsDraft salaries have been touted as the most predictive salaries in the industry – a claim that people love to challenge week in and week out. But what does the data say? Are the salaries really all that predictive after all?
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 http://tinyurl.com/qguvtke.) Read More