The rotoViz Buy Low Machine is Awesome
I’ve been writing for rotoViz for a few months now (and by ‘writing’ I mean submitting five articles since March). I plan to ramp it up as the season approaches, but in the meantime check out the rotoViz “Buy Low Machine.”
The app lets you call out a portion of the schedule that you want to look at and then it tells you which players are likely to over-perform their season averages. It will also tell you which players are likely to under-perform their season averages. I’ve used a private version of this app and last year I used it to acquire Cam Newton before he went on his tear. If you draft well and then make one move like that per season, you’re going to be a real pain in the ass for your league-mates.
Don’t go crazy drawing conclusions from the data right now as this is just proof of concept. I generated these projections using a super-lazy forecasting system that I don’t have any trust in. Once the season starts we’ll have a fully functioning (and more accurate) version of the app up for all positions. It will be more accurate because it will draw from the actual current season instead of the prior year. You’ll also be able to select standard or PPR scoring.
This app is going to change the nature of in-season fantasy football decision-making. Also, I just added a rotoViz widget to the sidebar so you can check out all of the latest articles whenever you visit. It’s worth your time.