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Brant Tedeschi – FantasySP Blog

Introducing the Fantasy Feed

The Fantasy Feed is the single best way to keep track of your fantasy team and league.  The feed consists of various Cards that show important events that we feel you should know about. All of this information is broken down chronologically.

(The example below is for baseball, but we apply the same method to the NBA, NHL, and NFL.)

Think of it as a Facebook Feed, except for your fantasy team.  And yes, it is available on both or desktop site and mobile site.

My REAL fantasy feed as of today
My REAL fantasy feed as of today

Above is an example of what you’ll see, but you can also see a bigger version of it to see more examples of different Cards that come up.

Projection Cards

As I mentioned earlier, there are various types of News Cards that are shown.  One of the most important is the Projections Card (shown above).  It will project stats across various categories in your fantasy league.

The small line graph underneath each category shows where your team will fall in comparison to the rest of your league.  So if you look at the ERA in the Weekly Projection Card, you’ll notice that it is 2.54 and is among the best for the week.

On the flipside, you’ll notice that the RBI category is in red, which means I am not projected to do as well as other teams with 42.7 this week.

To see a more in-depth breakdown of the Projection Card, simply click on the Player Breakdown (to see your players) or Team Breakdown (to see other teams).

Other News Cards

There is A LOT of vital information on these Player Cards and we have a lot of different types.

You can see from the above example that the Waiver Card shows in depth information about a potential free agent in your fantasy league that we feel you should know about. We show you his Stats, Projections, Game Log, Own/Start trends, News, and even videos.

The full listing of News Cards include:

  • Projections (Weekly and Daily)
  • Stat Summary, showing a breakdown of yesterday’s stats
  • Player Alerts, showing important news for one of your players and potential waiver wire pickups
  • Hot/Cold, showing players who just became hot or cold
  • Transactions, showing the latest add/drops in your league
  • OWN Trends, showing significant drop or add trends for players you own

Wrap Up

The best way to see how useful and cool the Fantasy Feed is to try it out for yourself.  Sign Up for FantasySP if you haven’t already, and then sync your fantasy league. It’s completely free to try out.

We will automatically apply your league settings during the sync process for Yahoo, CBS, and ESPN leagues.  So go ahead and give it a shot.

The Fantasy Feed will provide different insights into your team that you haven’t seen before and it is a great compliment to our Fantasy Assistant, which helps you figure out optimal lineups, waivers, and lots more.

As an added bonus, here is what the Fantasy Feed might look like on our Mobile Site.

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Updates to FantasySP, December 2015 Edition

The last time you heard about a site update was December of 2014.  So much has happened since then.  You can catch up on some of the bigger features on our fantasy points blog.

The following list highlights some of our bigger features that we released in order from newest to oldest…

  • The Fantasy Feed has launched, which is a way to keep track of important information for your fantasy league and team.  Think of it as a Facebook feed but for your fantasy team.
  • Hot/Cold Streaks have been added for players.
  • Game Log has been added to the Fantasy Assistant
  • Fantasy Assistant speed optimizations
  • FantasySP supports next generation browser protocol known as h2. (This means a faster browsing and loading experience)
  • Player images update more frequently
  • NFL strength of schedule defensive matchup colors added
  • Optimal Lineups have been added to NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB fantasy leagues
  • Support for FanDuel & DraftKings daily fantasy leagues have been added.
  • Added Top Free Agents section inside the fantasy assistant
  • Added more scoring settings for fantasy football
  • Public Projections offered for NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB leagues
  • Fantasy Assistant top nav switches based on the sport you select
  • Added Lineup Options box inside the fantasy assistant
  • Update My Roster layout inside the fantasy assistant
  • Sticky Headers added to various tables so you can scroll down and see the headers
  • I moved across the country to Colorado. (non FantasySP related, but worth noting)
  • Projections section added to Fantasy Assistant
  • Improved Player Projection accuracy for all sports
  • Added a bunch of new scoring categories for various sports… especially baseball
  • Fixes for baseball player stats
  • Add/ Delete & Manage Teams added to the fantasy assistant

Optimal Fantasy Lineups

A few weeks ago we announced optimal daily lineups for FanDuel and Draftkings.  Today, we now offer optimal fantasy lineups for traditional weekly or daily fantasy leagues.  We are supporting NFL,MLB, NBA, and NHL leagues.

Load the Fantasy Assistant now to have a look!

How Does it Work?

Optimal Lineups are very simple to use, but incredibly powerful behind the scenes.  It works by comparing your starting lineup to your bench players.  We list any players we think should be replaced with tons of useful stats to go along with it.

We also list players who are expected to perform poorly and have no potential replacement.  If this happens, we suggest using our Find Free Agents section to get a good replacement.

Below is a real example from my Fantasy Baseball team.

Optimal Lineup
Optimal Lineup

Longtime members of the site will recognize the stats shown:

  • Own/Start Percentages for both players
  • Projected Points, with stats that are customized to your league
  • Scheduled games, and difficulty of matchups
  • The projected difference in points (for those in points leagues)

This can be an incredibly powerful tool for both weekly and daily lineups to see how your lineup stacks up against our suggestions.  If you have an optimal lineup set already, then we will inform you of that.

Enjoy Optimal lineups, and expect to see improvements and even more features this coming Fall.


Optimal Lineups for FanDuel & DraftKings

The time has finally arrived that we offer full support and optimal lineups for FanDuel & DraftKings for the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL sports.  This feature is already live in the Fantasy Assistant, so go ahead and give it a try.

The following examples are for baseball but the same concept applies to all sports.

Winning Daily Lineups & Projections

Our projections model has done wonders for traditional fantasy leagues, and now we are offering it up to Daily Cash Leagues for the first time.  Our projections provide a detailed account across various categories so you know exactly what to expect from each player.  You can sort by a specific stat, salary, best value per point, and much more.

Projections & matchup Difficulty
Projections & matchup Difficulty

Scheduled matchups are also incredibly important when trying to factor in who to start.  Players have difficulty ratings provided so you can see exactly how tough or easy each matchup is for the player.  As you can see from above, Anibal Sanchez is playing the Tigers, which is a favorable matchup based on the shades of green.  Green indicates below the league average and red indicates above the league average.  The darker the shade, the easier or more difficult the matchup.

As you might expect, we factor in the difficulty of the matchups into our projections model.

Optimized Lineups

Arguably the best feature that we offer is the ability to generate an optimized lineup.  Optimized lineups can be generated at any point in the lineup selection process.  You can select one player, no players, or somewhere in the middle and we will fill in the remaining slots to provide the most points.

Optimized Lineups
Optimized Lineups

So what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and utilize the Fantasy Assistant to create winning lineups.

How to Find Free Agents for your Fantasy Team

Anyone who has played fantasy sports realizes that the draft is just the beginning.    The hardest part is filling a quality roster throughout the season.   Injuries, suspensions, trades, and everything in between can happen during the fantasy season.  It’s no wonder that finding the best free agents can be so difficult.

The fantasy assistant now automatically lists the Top 3 Best Free Agents available for your league.  We support NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL fantasy leagues.  Just sync your league and load the fantasy assistant to see it for yourself.

Finding Free Agents
Finding Free Agents

The most important information for each free agent is listed so you don’t waste any time searching.  This section lists the Player Overview, Season Stats, Own & Start Percentages, Weekly or Daily Projections, and latest news from around the web.

The Top 3 Free Agents gets updated on a daily basis and the stats listed can be customized based on the categories that your fantasy league finds most important.

As an added bonus, you can also see your team’s worst players just underneath the Top 3 Free Agents.  The worst player’s on your team should be among the first you drop.

So what are you waiting for?  Jump in and Find Free Agents.