The Data Standard

The data in fantasy football? with Kevin Day
Kevin Day, Founder at Fantasy Football Calculator, sits down with TDS to discuss the data behind fantasy football.

Episode Summary

Your quarterback goes down, and you need a new one. So, you look at the stats on the site to find a guy who had a good couple of weeks. Plus, you saw an interview with the guy, and he seems nice. You just have a feeling about him, so you pick him up and add him to your fantasy football roster. You may have made a mistake.

Picking a player while letting your emotions play a factor is not going to mean you failed completely. Plenty of people have had successful teams with this method. However, using data science to evaluate the potential of a player for the rest of the season is more likely to give you an edge. Data still typically beats your gut feeling.

Kevin Day, Founder at Fantasy Football Calculator, sits down with TDS to discuss the data behind fantasy football.

Meet The Host

Catherine Tao

Data scientist at The Data Standard

Catherine Tao is a tech enthusiast looking for new methods for building connections with businesses around the world. Her extensive knowledge of data science allowed her to develop new solutions and implement them into existing ecosystems. She is currently working as a Data scientist and Exclusive Podcast Producer at The Data Standard.

Meet The Guest

Kevin Day

Founder at Fantasy Football Calculator

Head of engineering with experience managing development teams that build web applications, APIs, and mobile applications in an agile development process. Advocate of Behavior-Driven Development and Test-Driven Infrastructure in an Agile environment. Both techniques ensure faster delivery with higher quality. Experience with customer development and designing, building, and supporting an MVP while gathering feedback and improving products in a tight feedback loop. Experience as a full-stack developer for the entire product lifecycle.