Which players are similar to X player, and are they cheaper or more expensive?
Inspired by similar projects found at RotoViz, this app uses Euclidean distance-minimization to find the most similar five (or ten) players based on selected criteria from the DynastyProcess database. This, coupled with the FantasyPros consensus ranks, helps gives some objective data as to a) whether you should buy/sell a certain player and b) what alternatives you might have to them.
This tool is extremely flexible - you can search by literally as many or as few columns as you’d like.
If you’re not sure which sets of data to start with, here are a few that Joe and I recommend as starting points for each position:
|QB||general||age, draftround, paATTs, AYA, ppr/g|
|RB||opportunity||draftround, ms_tgts, ruATTs, offSnapsPct|
|RB||efficiency||ruTDs, reTDs, ppr/g, adot|
|RB||athletic||age, height, forty, cone|
|WR||opportunity||draftround, wopr, adot, offSnapsPct|
|WR||efficiency||racr, reTDs ,ppr/g, adot|
|WR||athletic||age, height, forty, cone, shuttle|
|TE||opportunity||draftround, wopr, adot, offSnapsPct|
|TE||efficiency||racr, reTDs ,ppr/g, adot|
|TE||athletic||age, forty, cone, height, broad|
Feel free to include any statistics that you might feel are relevant or predictive - and share any interesting comparisons with us!
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