Jim Kloet

Kloet rhymes with flute. I'm a data scientist in Chicago.

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2017 NFL Draft Prop Bet Cheat Sheet

Hey, now you can (legally) wager on the NFL draft in Las Vegas! With the draft right around the corner, let’s take a quick dive into the available prop bets. I pulled 30 years of NFL draft data from Pro Football Reference and made some visualizations to explore historical draft trends, focusing specifically on data relevant to the props available at William Hill US and reported on by the Sporting News…....

Visualizing Market Share and Age: 5 Late Round Receivers to Watch

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on the super sleepers from the final two tiers in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: Josh Malone and the Tier 3 WR Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Three receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: The Trendy WRs in Tier 2

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Two receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

rookie rankings

Visualizing WR Market Share And Age: The Elite Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier One receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI). – Shawn Siegele…...

rookie wide receiver rankings

Visualizing Market Share And Age: 2017 Wide Receivers, Summary View

Market share and player age are very important factors to consider when projecting wide receivers from college to the NFL. RotoViz has done some great work highlighting the importance of these pieces of information on a prospect’s outlook as a pro (see Kevin Cole’s work using decision trees and Jon Moore’s articles on market share and age). In that spirit, I’m going to take a look at market share, often in conjunction with player age, for the 2017 class of WR prospects…....

NFL Combine Trends Over Time

It’s NFL combine time! In the spirit of the season, and building on the rich history of both pre-draft scouting and data visualization here at RotoViz, I took a look at historical trends in several combine metrics, focusing specifically on offensive skill position players…....

RotoViz Mock Auction

RotoViz Mock Auction 2016: Complete Results And Strategic Insights

The Setup Mock auction drafts can be a great way to gauge players’ values and test out different budget allocation strategies, but really: they can be a huge pain in the ass. They take FOREVER, because nobody thinks to bid in more than $1 increments and always as the auction clock is expiring. And we’ve all been in mocks where somebody is test-driving their “How does my team look when I spend 90 percent of my budget on the top ranked tight end” strategy or auto-drafting, which throws the prices for everyone else completely out of whack and makes the…...

Rookies Realize Greater Market Shares Under Some NFL Coaches Than Others

Predicting the performance of a player in the NFL with any degree of accuracy is challenging, which is why most of us aren’t DFS millionaires right now. Predicting how a rookie will perform in his first NFL season is even more difficult, given the relative lack of historical data on that player’s performances at the highest level of competition…....

2017 NFL Draft Prop Bet Cheat Sheet

Hey, now you can (legally) wager on the NFL draft in Las Vegas! With the draft right around the corner, let’s take a quick dive into the available prop bets. I pulled 30 years of NFL draft data from Pro Football Reference and made some visualizations to explore historical draft trends, focusing specifically on data relevant to the props available at William Hill US and reported on by the Sporting News…....

Visualizing Market Share and Age: 5 Late Round Receivers to Watch

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on the super sleepers from the final two tiers in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: Josh Malone and the Tier 3 WR Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Three receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: The Trendy WRs in Tier 2

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Two receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index. – Shawn Siegele…...

rookie rankings

Visualizing WR Market Share And Age: The Elite Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier One receiver prospects as reflected in the RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI). – Shawn Siegele…...

rookie wide receiver rankings

Visualizing Market Share And Age: 2017 Wide Receivers, Summary View

Market share and player age are very important factors to consider when projecting wide receivers from college to the NFL. RotoViz has done some great work highlighting the importance of these pieces of information on a prospect’s outlook as a pro (see Kevin Cole’s work using decision trees and Jon Moore’s articles on market share and age). In that spirit, I’m going to take a look at market share, often in conjunction with player age, for the 2017 class of WR prospects…....

NFL Combine Trends Over Time

It’s NFL combine time! In the spirit of the season, and building on the rich history of both pre-draft scouting and data visualization here at RotoViz, I took a look at historical trends in several combine metrics, focusing specifically on offensive skill position players…....

RotoViz Mock Auction

RotoViz Mock Auction 2016: Complete Results And Strategic Insights

The Setup Mock auction drafts can be a great way to gauge players’ values and test out different budget allocation strategies, but really: they can be a huge pain in the ass. They take FOREVER, because nobody thinks to bid in more than $1 increments and always as the auction clock is expiring. And we’ve all been in mocks where somebody is test-driving their “How does my team look when I spend 90 percent of my budget on the top ranked tight end” strategy or auto-drafting, which throws the prices for everyone else completely out of whack and makes the…...

Rookies Realize Greater Market Shares Under Some NFL Coaches Than Others

Predicting the performance of a player in the NFL with any degree of accuracy is challenging, which is why most of us aren’t DFS millionaires right now. Predicting how a rookie will perform in his first NFL season is even more difficult, given the relative lack of historical data on that player’s performances at the highest level of competition…....

2017 NFL Draft Prop Bet Cheat Sheet

Hey, now you can (legally) wager on the NFL draft in Las Vegas! With the draft right around the corner, let’s take a quick dive into the available prop bets. I pulled 30 years of NFL draft data from Pro Football Reference and made some visualizations to explore historical draft…...

Visualizing Market Share and Age: 5 Late Round Receivers to Watch

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on the super sleepers from the final…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: Josh Malone and the Tier 3 WR Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Three receiver prospects as reflected…...

Visualizing Market Share And Age: The Trendy WRs in Tier 2

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier Two receiver prospects as reflected…...

rookie rankings

Visualizing WR Market Share And Age: The Elite Prospects

Over the last several years, Jon Moore has done a tremendous job advancing our understanding of the intersection of age and market share of receiving production. Today, I’ve enlisted Jim Kloet to help present these visualizations for the 2017 class. In this post, we’re focusing on Tier One receiver prospects as reflected…...

rookie wide receiver rankings

Visualizing Market Share And Age: 2017 Wide Receivers, Summary View

Market share and player age are very important factors to consider when projecting wide receivers from college to the NFL. RotoViz has done some great work highlighting the importance of these pieces of information on a prospect’s outlook as a pro (see Kevin Cole’s work using decision trees and Jon Moore’s…...

NFL Combine Trends Over Time

It’s NFL combine time! In the spirit of the season, and building on the rich history of both pre-draft scouting and data visualization here at RotoViz, I took a look at historical trends in several combine metrics, focusing specifically on offensive skill position players…....

RotoViz Mock Auction

RotoViz Mock Auction 2016: Complete Results And Strategic Insights

The Setup Mock auction drafts can be a great way to gauge players’ values and test out different budget allocation strategies, but really: they can be a huge pain in the ass. They take FOREVER, because nobody thinks to bid in more than $1 increments and always as the auction…...

Rookies Realize Greater Market Shares Under Some NFL Coaches Than Others

Predicting the performance of a player in the NFL with any degree of accuracy is challenging, which is why most of us aren’t DFS millionaires right now. Predicting how a rookie will perform in his first NFL season is even more difficult, given the relative lack of historical data on…...

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