I discovered that some DNP games were incorrectly being included as games played for some players in the various RotoGuru stats reports. This caused some per-game averages to be understated.
I think I have it fixed. But please let me know if you think otherwise. If a player does not appear in a game, it should not be included for determination of per-game averages.
NBA Data file - version 2
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 (by RotoGuru)
Based on some early feedback, I've added a few enhancements to the NBA data file. The following data elements are now available in "version 2".
GameID - a unique identifier for each game. Game time (ET) Double-double indicator Triple-double indicator Daily salary change (for each game site)
For more details, see this thread at the RotoGuru Hoops Forum.
NBA DFS data file goes to subscription basis on Feb 1
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 (by RotoGuru)
I've had a pretty active response to the NBA DFS data file discussed in my Jan 9th blurb (see item below). The file has already been accessed from almost 400 different IP addresses in less than two weeks.
As promised, continued access to this file will be a premium service, effective Feb 1, 2016. From that date forward, only subscribers will have access to the complete file. The subscription fee of just $20 (one-time) will provide access for one user for the remainder of the current NBA season, including the playoffs.
The file will continue to be updated daily, usually by 6:00am ET. Links to subscribe and for terms of service now appear at the top of the file. (Note that the subscription heading will not appear if you access the file through an authorized subscription URL.
Many DailyHoopsData and RotoGuru users already pull down NBA DFS data in text format from various sources. This allows them to manipulate and massage the raw data to meet individual needs.
I've developed a consolidated text file that includes game-by-game player history for the entire 2015-16 NBA season. DFS points, salaries, and positions are shown for each gameday for the four affiliated DFS sites. Data on games started, minutes played, and final team scores are also provided. If you've been cobbling together your database from multiple sources, this file might be your one-stop shopping solution.
For the moment, I'm making this file free to all. However, it will eventually be a premium service, for which I'll probably charge a flat $20 (per user) for daily access throughout the remainder of current NBA season, including the playoffs. I need to do this because advertising is one of the primary revenue sources for the site, and those who access this data file will be getting it ad-free.
The interface and mechanism for a subscription service has not yet been developed, so there is no opportunity to sign up yet. Until that is set up, you can access it for free using this url: http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/nba-dhd-2016.pl
The data fields in each line are colon delimited, with data headings in the top line. Hopefully, most of the data elements are self explanatory. If you have feedback or questions, please use the related thread in the RotoGuru Hoops Message Forum.
A Call to Arms
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 (by RotoGuru)
Unless you've been hibernating for the past few weeks, you know that the Daily Fantasy Sports experience as you know it is under assault from regulators and politicians.
If you would like to support the effort to keep Daily Fantasy Sports available to all, please sign the petition at www.fantasysportsforall.com.
What's the score?
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 (by RotoGuru)
By popular request, I've added team points to the daily fantasy point recap. The final score of the game is now listed. This data appears in both the standard HTML format as well as the SCSV text format.
What's not working correctly?
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 (by RotoGuru)
I've spot-checked a number of reports this morning, and - at least on the surface - they appear to be working properly. But the devil's often in the details. So this is where all of you can help. If you find any apparent errors or glitches, please let me know.
Many pages provide options for text formatted output (usually SCSV delimited).
Clearing out the cobwebs
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 (by RotoGuru)
The site is getting set up for the 2015-16 NBA season, although not all features and reporting have yet been updated. I hope to have most things ready by opening day.
Meanwhile, as an early present to those of you who love to crunch data, here is a link to game by game player details for the entire 2014-15 season, including DFS salaries, points, and positions, plus summary stat lines, team point totals, and more, all in a colon-delimited text file. Have at it!
Getting noticed, of sorts
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 (by RotoGuru)
There is a nice review of the sortable stats report posted at DFS Bookmark.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 (by RotoGuru)
Today I am introducing a new DFS affiliate: Star Fantasy Leagues. Although formed in 2012, this site is now fully operational and poised for growth. They cap the amount of lineups a user can enter into any single contest, deliberately keeping their contests smaller as many players are not interested in playing a 90,000 person tournament. Daily contests are now offered for NBA and NHL, and (of course) MLB and NFL contests will also be offered in-season. In addition to a variety daily contest formats, SFL offers a full season league platform for traditional fantasy players. Baseball leagues will begin forming during spring training.
For those who played NBA DFS contests at DraftStreet over the past years, Star provides an almost seamless transition, as the point formula for NBA contests is the same (see scoring formula). That also makes it convenient to integrate into the RotoGuru arsenal of analytical tools, as that scoring formula has already been tracked (in the background) all season, in spite of DraftStreet's demise. I've started picking up NBA contest salary history for Star since mid-January. So you can immediately take advantage of tools and/or reports such as Daily Fantasy Points, sortable stats, and individual player histories. If you would like to try out the site, please register using this link. You can register for free and immediately play in daily freerolls. If/when you decide to make a deposit, you can get a 20% deposit bonus using code SFL20.
There's no games like snow games
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 (by RotoGuru)
Two of today's NBA games have been postponed due to the impending storm in New York City.
Sacramento@Knicks has been rescheduled for March 3. Portland@Nets has been rescheduled for April 6.
In-season NBA schedules and schedule-related processes at RotoGuru.com and DailyHoopsData.com have been updated to accommodate these changes.
Our algorithms here at numberFire run a script every day that gives us the "perfect lineups" from the previous day of NBA DFS. Our own Michael Worthington built a script to compile the optimal lineups from previous days, and our DFS guru, Sam Hauss, puts it out in article form and includes all the major DFS sites. We've been doing it a little over a month now, so I wanted to take some time and analyze some trends from the data.
I was alerted yesterday that my point calculations for DraftKings were being incorrectly applied for players with triple-doubles. DraftKings awards points for double-doubles and triple-doubles, and I erroneously assumed that one or the other would apply, but not both. However, it seems that when a player earns the point bonus for a TD, he also earns the DD bonus. My bad.
So, I adjusted the historical DK points to reflect the proper scoring. This was done last night. So if you noticed that my listed DK point totals for some players inexplicably jumped by 1.5 (or some multiple thereof) overnight, that's the reason.
You can summarize and select on points scored by a player's team, or by the opposing team
You can summarize and select on total points scored by both teams
You can filter out players not scheduled on a given game date.
The latter would be useful if you want to only produce stats summaries for players scheduled to play today (for example).
The point options allow you to analyze how players perform in high or low scoring games - either own team, opponent, or totals.
I'm interested in adding other useful options for summarizing and selecting data. If you have ideas to suggest, please send me an email at email@example.com.
Off the Launching Pad
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 (by RotoGuru)
For several years, I've been toying with the idea of creating a basketball-related companion site to DailyBaseballData.com. The baseball site has grown in popularity each year during its five seasons. Why not create a site that caters to the statistical needs of those who play in daily fantasy NBA contests?
So here we go...
Most of the tools initially available here have been created and produced in prior seasons at RotoGuru.net, and indeed, some will continue to be hosted on that platform. In fact, you'll notice that clicking on most of the menu links above will take you to a RotoGuru-based tool. Over time, I expect that some of these tools will assume more of a DHD identity. But in order to get things started, it's most expedient to cobble together resources that already exist.
I'm looking for ideas for new statistical tools that might be useful. If you have thoughts, please pass them along to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do have a few ideas of my own that I'll be working on, but often the best ideas come from others. So give me some proposals to start bulking up my to-do list.
And, of course, please let me know if you see anything that looks wrong - stats discrepancies, formatting glitches, missing data, etc. Don't assume that I already know about every screwy thing embedded in this site. More than likely, I'm totally oblivious.