Jun 30, 2013
We have a new tool that we have been slowly rolling out this month that I think will help make the site more useful to users and should also help subscribers find information they’re looking for quicker.
I’ve been working on adding special tags to players for the 2013 season, and these tags make it possible now to filter our projections to just show players who fit certain criteria or categories. For example, if you’re looking to see which running backs have good schedules for the fantasy playoff weeks (13-16), you can filter the projection to show only those who we think do. In the preseason, it’s harder to come up with viable categories, but we’ve settled for now on the following:
Good schedule – For the whole season
Bad schedule – For the whole season
Good schedule weeks 13-16
Bad schedule weeks 13-16
Obviously, readers need to know that just because we flag a player as having a bad schedule it doesn’t mean they’re not draft-worthy. We’re just trying to find ways to give readers the ability to get some key information with less time digging for that information. I recently asked people on Twitter if they had any good ideas for preseason categories, but I didn’t get many good ideas. I’ve found that people rarely have good ideas for developing something, but they usually do after something is developed, so if you have any you can include them below.
While this new tool is handy in the preseason – if for no other reason than simply for reference sake – it will be a lot more valuable during the season. For example, say you’re in a rush and you’re looking for a quick “Reach play” QB for the week. You’ll be able to filter the projections to show only those QBs who we view as being good reaches for the week. Those QBs will then be listed in order of projected fantasy point totals in your league. Right now we’re looking at filtering players during the season for these categories:
Waiver wire pickup
Good matchup this week
Bad matchup this week
And we’ll probably do
Again, the goal is to make it even easier for users to utilize the site in productive ways and with less effort. In theory, it makes our projections even more revealing and valuable, and more important. If you have any ideas for the regular season, by all means post them below.
It’s added work for us, but we’re really trying to streamline things this year and make the site easier to use and more valuable. In a few weeks we’ll be rolling out a new site design, too, and I believe it’s going to be great and will be cleaner and easier to use by grouping specific types of content more effectively together.