STATS NFL 2017: An Innovative Look into the 2017 Season

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Why did Bill Belichick spend money on a running back? How does toxic differential explain the Patriots’ latest Super Bowl victory? And – hold on a second – what is toxic differential? How valuable was Mike Evans? What does DeSean Jackson do for him and Jameis Winston? What makes Aaron Rodgers – well – Aaron Rodgers?

These are questions that used to only be addressed with inadequate and antiquated metrics. They left those asking the questions with unquantifiable answers that essentially amounted to a pass-fail grade from the expert’s eye test. With STATS ICE and X-Info, anyone settling for that eye test isn’t completing the job.

STATS Data Feeds: How They Measure Up

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STATS commissioned the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to provide the industry’s first independent measurement study of live sports data feed services with an emphasis on speed and accuracy. STATS’ data feeds were evaluated by Northwestern with direct access before STATS and two competitors – one North America-based and one Europe-based – were compared on an indirect level via 40 associated websites. Northwestern measured various events from live NBA and Premier League games from six locations across the globe in April and May 2017.

The study provides existing and potential clients with a third-party assessment seconding STATS’ claims as an industry leader, and it gives STATS further information off of which to structure the future of data delivery. Providing clients with near-instantaneous data is the goal, and that’s what the company’s emerging solution STATS Now delivers via cloud-based processing.

STATS 2017 Fantasy Football Projections

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Fantasy football players now more than ever seek guidance in their pursuit of prize money and bragging rights, and a lack of preparation potentially eliminates opportunities for victory on both a weekly and season-long basis. Enter STATS’ predictive analytics team, which continues setting the industry standard for accurate projections and sound advice.

STATS has perfected a projection model that powers award-winning fantasy rankings, taking into account every statistic and variable in order to ensure accuracy. Projecting player performance isn’t routine guessing based on simple metrics and gut feelings. There’s a science behind it, and the awards justify STATS having the best predictive data in the world.

STATS SportVU: The Independently Validated Optical-Tracking Solution

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In its mission to make STATS SportVU the global standard for accuracy among optical-tracking systems, STATS commissioned a 12-month independent study to validate STATS SportVU alongside a global-positioning system and a local-positioning system with the three tested against gold-standard technologies. This paper summarises the results of the study for sports scientists.

4 Ways to Engage Sports Fans with Your Brand

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No matter the technology or the format, fans are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with their favorite sports. Brands can capitalize on this opportunity by creating different ways for fans to use the brand as an avenue to get closer to sports. Fans may not want to interact directly with a company, but they will if the company can bring them closer to something they are passionate about.

Under the Hood: An In-Depth Look at the STATS NFL Projections

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Whether you are a fantasy player, content provider, or lineup optimizer, you face stiff competition. As a fantasy user, should you flex a touchdown-dependent running back, or a target-heavy wide receiver? As a content provider, how do you adjust your rankings and commentary when a star player is placed on Injured Reserve? Our award-winning projections answer these questions, enhancing the fantasy football experience for every vertical in the industry.

Champions League Final 2016

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Milan’s San Siro will host two teams from the Spanish capital in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. The competition’s most successful club, Real Madrid, will compete in its 14th final, aiming to win its 11th European Cup, while City rivals Atlético have reached a third final with the aim of winning Europe’s premier club competition for the first time.

Analyzing the United States Men’s National Team at the Copa América

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The United States will host the Copa América Centenario in what is predicted to be the biggest men’s soccer tournament in the country since the 1994 World Cup. The 1994 World Cup led to the formation of Major League Soccer, and interest in the sport in the US has grown steadily ever since, with the 2014 Men’s and 2015 Women’s World Cups setting records for television ratings in North America. Can this summer’s Copa América have a similar impact?

Keeping Fans (Connected) In Their Seats – In Venue Mobile Fan Experience

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Sport teams and venues attract thousands of consumers at one time, and for decades fans were completely focused on the action on the field. However, technological advances have changed the way people consume sports as mobile technology has become prevalent in stadiums, and it’s up to the teams and venues to keep up.

Analysing England Ahead of Euro 2016

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England were the first nation to qualify for Euro 2016, and the draw for the tournament should have pleased Roy Hodgson and the Football Association. The Three Lions will have to face Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B, avoiding the likes of Italy, Sweden and Turkey from pots two, three and four respectively. But how far can this England side go in France this summer?

Excerpt from the eBook:

“England’s playing styles radar from the 2014 World Cup indicates tendencies to cross the ball frequently (+21% to the tournament average) and keep possession in attacking areas to achieve a sustained threat (+28%). The significance of the figure for crossing is likely a result of England’s most creative players being deployed in wide areas. “