According to ESPN, it is now time to sign up for Fantasy Football (Figure 1).
I have no clue how to play Fantasy Football, nor do I have time! If you had to chase this little dude around (Figure 1.5), you would understand why.
However, if I did know how to play it, I would use the TotalQBR database that I am sharing in this article. After all, aren’t quarterbacks the most important player on the field? (At least they are in real games, I’m not sure about fantasy games because I’ve never studied the scoring system!).
Use This Article To Your Advantage
If you are smart and are looking for a secret advantage this season, you will download the Excel file that is available in this article. Once you have it, go get Tableau and use it to probe the data to find the player performance insights that exist within the data. There are nearly 5,000 Total QBR’s recorded from 2006 through 2015 in this file. For more information on the meaning of this data and where it originated, click here.
This file contains hyperlinks to the stats of every game played. This is a wealth of information that took me a long time to assemble. I’m giving it to all you football junkies for free, simply because I’m celebrating my 100,000 blog post hit.
Visualizing The Data
Since I spent so much time assembling the data, I decided to use Alteryx (Figure 2) and Tableau (Figures 3 to 15) to do a little probing of this data because I thought it would be fun. It was.
Using this data, it is very easy to find the greatest quarterbacks of the past decade. There is no doubt who you can depend upon as your fantasy football quarterback.
As shown below, there are a series of figures that I created to demonstrate the insights that are possible with this data. You can click on any of the Figures to see the high-resolution versions, which are easier to read. You can take a look at these figures to determine for yourself who are the best quarterbacks for your team!
The Data is Your Reward
Thanks for getting this far. You can download the data file by clicking on the following link: TotalQBR_2006_2014. Good luck this season!