Jul 24, 2008
I’ve wanted to add a Player Matchup History tool to the site for a little while now, and it’s almost a reality. Phase One is done, so I wanted to introduce people to it. What this aspect of the tool does is it takes the 2008 schedule and ranks the players based on their average points per game against their opponents for a given week.
For example, let’s say you need a QB in Week 12. You’d head here and you’d see all the QBs ranked by their average points per game against their Week 12 opponents (you can go back 1 year or as many as 6 years). We default the tool to go back two years, so if you were in need of a QB and checked this tool out, you’d see that Chad Pennington was the 5th best QB for the Week (12) based on his history against the Titans. In his two games, he’s completed 76.9% of his passes and has averaged 21.2 fantasy points, so that would be a good example of the power of the History Tool
This works for all positions, including IDPs. Once it’s completed, too, you’ll be able to click on the player’s name and view game logs from his matchups with whatever team he’s playing whatever week you choose. You can also use this tool to look forward all the way through Week 17, so it’s not just the current week.
Get a sneak peek here:
Finally, barring any setbacks, we’ll also have this History thing available for quick reference. Pick a player and pick and opponent and you’ll be able to quickly see what he’s done against them the last 6 years with full game logs. Of course, the fantasy point totals are always in your customized scoring system, if you so choose.
This is just another upgrade to the site this year in addition to our merger with footballinjuries.com, access to better “insider” information, having Adam Caplan and the rest of the footballinjuries.com people on our side, the new site design, the enhancements of our tools, the extra chats we’ll be doing, the expanded injury coverage and overall increase in quality due to a larger staff, more podcasts, and also another surprise upcoming. And this of course is on the heels of a massive upgrade last year, which completely stabilized out site to the point that we had zero technical meltdowns.
Alrighty then, back to our updated player profiles, which we’ll roll out tomorrow – all 100,000 words of them.