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Visualizing Fantasy Football Success: NFL Week 4

Before you set your lineup and hit the Fantasy gridiron this weekend, consult the data-driven insights of @TIBCOSpotfire’s resident sports analytics geek @Brett2point0:

1heatmapwk31 Visualizing Fantasy Football Success:  NFL Week 4#FantasyFootball #analytics insight: Confidently start BOTH Texans RBs! Titans>>most rush. yards/points allowed in #NFL

When Houston gets down to the second half, the team will turn to both Arian Foster and Ben Tate and the ground game to protect their lead on Tennessee, kill the clock, control the ball, and escape with an easy victory. Grab those “garbage time” points!


Avoid #FantasyFootball match-ups w/NFC West teams, toughest #NFL division to score against in 2012: #dataviz #analytics

If you can avoid it in a choice between players in a flex roster spot, avoid players matching up against NFC West teams whenever possible (especially San Francisco, Seattle, and Arizona). It can be a very, very long Sunday afternoon when your Fantasy players’ offense isn’t even on the field.

treemapwk3 Visualizing Fantasy Football Success:  NFL Week 4


#FantasyFootball insight of the week: bench “Action” Jackson vs SEA (tough against the run): #NFL #dataviz #analytics

With that said about Seattle in the NFC West, one player facing a tough road to production this week is St. Louis running back Steven “Action” Jackson. If you have better options, bench him.

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