2013 Fall Update

It’s been three months since there was an update detailing the latest changes to FantasySP.  This post will be listing the most notable changes:

  • FantasySP moved to a new bigger and better server.   The site is now significantly faster with plenty of room to grow for 2014 and beyond.
  • Support added for MyFantasyLeague.
  • A new help widget was added, along with a support section with common questions.
  • Revised historical OWN / START trends, they are now more accurate and include graphs in various sections.
  • New Waiver Wire trends pages have been added for NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB.  Read more about it on our blog.
  • Dozens of improvements and fixes inside the Fantasy Assistant.

Stay tuned for our big feature announcements before the end of the year!

Major Fantasy Football Updates

Fantasy football season is only days away.  FantasySP has been beefed up for this year’s fantasy season to help you win games.  What you see below is an overview of changes for this fantasy football season, but more changes and updates will be planned throughout the season.

  • Fantasy Assistant for NFL now supports categories for waiver wire suggestions ranging from passing yards to receiving targets. A dozen different categories to choose from.
  • NFL Fantasy Assistant now has support for Position Based ratings for all teams.
  • NFL Fantasy Assistant now has support for trade suggestions and a trade research tool to create your own trades.
  • This season we fully support FleaFlicker for league syncing.
  • This season we have implemented projections for rookies and injured players.
  • Brand new site navigation across FantasySP.
  • The one year anniversary for our start/sit tool. This time with support for team defense from day one of the season.
  • Just announced support for mobile NFL Trade Analyzer and mobile Start/Sit Tool.
  • Many enhancements behind the scenes to make sure FantasySP remains speedy and up during those crazy Sunday mornings.

Trade Research Center launches

We have a brand new feature within the fantasy assistant that allows you to easily research the entire league for possible trades.  This is a highly requested feature from our users and I am very excited to finally bring it to you.

Not only can you research with this tool, but trades are actually suggested as well.  However, keep in mind that this is a beta feature and needs some fine tuning.

An in- depth blog post has been written describing the Trade Research Center in detail and how it works.

Lets Speed Things Up

Over the past couple of months I’ve added a lot of new features to FantasySP.  More features means more overhead and the chance that the site can slow down.  The site is meant to be fast and I want to ensure that it stays that way.

Needless to say, it finally got to a point where I felt the site was noticeably slower and needed to be fixed.  In the past week I put new feature development on hold while I addressed optimization and speed issues.

The good news is that there have been numerous improvements to the core infrastructure of the site.  The Fantasy Assistant and page loads in general will be much faster now. Many things behind the scenes have been improved upon that will ensure the site stays fast as it continues to grow in popularity.

Hope you all enjoy the faster site!

Major Updates for Fantasy Baseball

The new season of fantasy baseball is here and there has been a huge influx of new users and plenty of bugs to squash these past two weeks.  I have been feverishly working to improve multiple aspects of the site to handle the additional users and additional features.

Many of you have emailed me to provide feedback about bugs and features that you would like improved.  I am reading ALL of it and have been implementing many of your suggestions.

What you see below is just a small list of improvements that have been completed since the start of April:

  • Start/Sit tool, various accuracy fixes for scheduled matchups.
  • Start/Sit tool, user can now specify the start of his fantasy week: Sun-Mon or Sun-Sat.
  • Accuracy fix for player stats to compare this years stats to last years stats. Previously the average and on base percentages were slightly off.
  • Fantasy Assistant & Trade Analyzer, refreshed design for the player popup windows. It is now cleaner, brighter, and easier to read with red buttons for navigation.
  • Fantasy Assistant, there have been numerous improvements to ratings and analysis for players.  Waiver wire suggestions have undergone many updates to further increase their accuracy.  Most notable have been category based waiver wire suggestions.  If you were unimpressed before, then I highly suggest taking another look at the revised suggestions.
  • CBS App Updates & League Updates, There have been a LOT of new users who bought CBS apps and synced new fantasy leagues to the FantasySP website.  I spent the past week refining the update process in order to handle the additional workload.  The update process is finally up to speed and everyone’s leagues should be updating on time and consistently from this point on. Sorry!
  • Various behind the scenes optimizations have been done so things load faster.  Things like the fantasy assistant and Start/Sit tools load a lot faster.
  • Progress has been made with trade suggestions, but it is still not ready for prime time.  Stay tuned for the official release later this month.