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PLAYER DISTRIBUTIONS APP
The motivation behind this app is to create a dynamic interface for comparing the historical fantasy production of NFL players. We’ve aggregated data across DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo! scoring formats, and have allowed for date filtering so you can compare players across long-term averages or restrict distributions to recent performances.
1. Player(s) Input: Select the player(s) whose distribution(s) you would like to compare. Distributions are of fantasy points accrued per game. Offensive players and kickers can be searched by name, D/STs can be searched by the teams’ abbreviations plus “DST” (i.e. Chicago Bears D/ST = “CHI DST”).
2. Date Range Input: Select the date range over which you would like to compare distributions.
3. Site Input: Select the site site scoring scheme for which you would like to compare player(s).
4. Show Quantiles Input: Specify whether or not you would like for the output to show player distribution quantiles (see 7).
5. Raw Data Download Button: Download the game-level fantasy data for the players that are specified in (1) during the date range specified in (2).
6. Distribution Quantiles: This output shows the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th (median), 75th, 90th, and 95th percentile historical outcomes of players specified in (1) within the date range specified in (2). The solid line represents the 50th percentile/median outcome, the dashed lines represent the 25th and 75th percentile outcome, the dashed-and-dotted lines represent the 10th and 90th percentile outcome, and the dotted lines represent the 5th and 95th percentile outcomes.
7. Player Legend: Legend for discerning between multiple players’ distributions.
RAW DATA DOWNLOAD
1. Seasons Input: Select which seasons of data you would like to download. You can select a single season, or a range of seasons using the numeric slider.
2. Box Score Type Input: Select which type of box scores you’d like to download. Different box score types have different columns based on the type. The “All” box score type has all offensive players, kickers, and D/STs as rows with offensive, kicking, and D/ST columns as “NA” for mismatched row and column types.
3. Data Download Button: Press this button to download the data that you have specified in (1) & (2) as a csv file.