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7Sep/113

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCHOOL: SETTING YOUR WEEKLY ROSTER

fantasy-football-phdBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | By now, most of our Wonderful Readers would have drafted their Fantasy Football (FFB) teams.  I reviewed key elements of drafting including drafting by position, standard deviation, and correlation in the prior Fantasy Football School lessons. If you still haven’t drafted, you can delve into those lessons here.  For the remainder of our Readers, it’s time to set about constructing a weekly lineup.  As always, the goal of a FFB manager to be to make his or her league’s playoffs.  Once you make your league's playoffs, I'll demonstrate other strategies that will maximize your chances of winning your entire league.

13Aug/112

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCHOOL: DRAFTING BY POSITION

fantasy-football-phdBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | The number one goal of Fantasy Football (FFB) is to always make the playoffs.  Year in and year out, playoffs is the only thing that matters.  By making playoffs, a FFB manager gives himself or herself a true opportunity to win it all.  In order to make the playoffs every year, we have begun our Fantasy Football School.  Our first three lessons dealt with standard deviation and correlation, two key statistical concepts needed to construct a consistent, minimally risky team.  Today, we review Drafting By Position, the stalwart in assembling a winner.  Good news, Raiders fans…today’s lesson does not involve mathematics.  (If you missed any lessons of FFB School thus far, click here, here, and here.)

11Aug/114

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCHOOL: DRAFTING WITH BOTH CORRELATION AND STANDARD DEVIATION

fantasy-football-phdBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | The start of the NFL season signifies the commencement of Fantasy Football (FFB).  During the NFL Lockout, we started to put together key concepts for constructing an optimal fantasy football team.  We reviewed standard deviation (SD) and correlation.  (To familiarize yourself with standard deviation, read here; to acquaint yourself with correlation, click here.)  Since FFB drafts are only a couple of weeks away for most, we are going to intensify our FFB lessons.  Today, we learn how to unite standard deviation and correlation to construct a playoff team.  As always, the following lesson involves mathematics, so Raiders fans should beware. 

13May/113

FANTASY FOOTBALL SCHOOL: CORRELATION

fantasy-football-phdBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | Last week, we looked at standard deviation (SD) as a level of variance.  Raiders fans were warned to tread lightly as my lesson did involve math but fortunately many Raiders fans were actually able to follow along.  To familiarize yourself with last week’s lesson, check it out here. This week, we are going to look at correlation.

3May/114

FANTASY FOOTBALL TUESDAY: STANDARD DEVIATION

By Jaboner Jackson 1 pm |  Warning to Raiders fans: My analysis relies heavily on statistical concepts. With the lockout in full effect and the NFL Draft finally over, it's time to get started on building the foundation for a successful 2011 Fantasy Football season (even though we all know that there will be no 2011 season).  I am going to spend most of the off-season going over strategy, and then as the season nears, I'll start reviewing actual players.  The strategies I am detailing have been employed my myself and my Fantasy Football Students to great success.  We have won our respective leagues for the past five years.  The theories are complex but if you master them you will always make the playoffs and oftentimes win it all.  Today I am going to focus on a statistical concept known as Standard Deviation (SD).