revolutionary tools.  groundbreaking articles.  proven results.

Mining the College Football Database

One of the things that we can do with the college football database is to use it to visualize relationships between various college stats and some pro stats.  I did a little bit of that this morning by downloading some CSV files from the CFB quarterback app and then running correlation matrices with pro measures.  I did enough of it that I can report back that some relationships exist and also that coming up with conclusive projections is going to be tough sledding.

To illustrate, here’s a correlation plot that shows some pro measures across the top of the plot and some college measures down the side of the plot.  The numbers in the squares are correlations expressed as a whole number between –100 (perfect negative correlation) and 100 (perfect positive correlation).  You can see that CFB INTRT enjoys a negative correlation with a number of pro measures, which we would expect.  It’s also the case that CFB yards has a positive correlation with a number of pro measures.  The problem is that both correlations are pretty weak.  I’m toying around with the data to see whether various splits yield more predictive measures, but again, I expect this to be tough sledding.  Some of the correlations increase or decrease depending on how I adjust the defensive filters and down and distance filters, so that’s at least reason for optimism that there are answers in the database.


recent and related...

in case you missed it...

Bracket Busting: For All The Marbles

High-stakes writers Monty Phan and John Lapinski chronicle their entry in the FFPC Super Bracket contest. The Super Bracket regular season runs for just 11 weeks, and the league is far from decided. After a solid win last week, we’re right back in the thick of it. Here are the

Read More

Week 11 Yahoo! DFS Picks

Identifying my Week 11 NFL DFS picks was easier than it’s ever been thanks to the continued work of our apps development team. The NFL Stat Explorer, the DFS Lineup Optimizer, and our world-famous Game Splits App are three windows I never close on my screen. Let’s build a plan

Read More

Week 11 Primetime Slate DFS Breakdown

Who are the best plays for the Week 11 DFS primetime slate on DraftKings and FanDuel? Tyler Loechner runs through notes on the primetime short slate featuring SNF/MNF games.1 DSF Week 11 Primetime Slate DFS Week 11 Primetime Slate theory thoughts: The two games on this slate are dramatically different

Read More

High Staked: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Veteran high stakes fantasy football player Monty Phan chronicles his season. Welcome to Week 11 in FFPC high stakes, where, once again, we’re reminded that there’s a big difference between what we think should happen and what actually occurs. For a lot of teams, it’s – mercifully – the final

Read More

Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 12 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in

Read More

Sign-up today for our free Premium Email subscription!

© 2019 RotoViz. All rights Reserved.