I understand questions on fantasy sports are off-topic here.
However, I have a few questions that do not fit the fantasy sports stereotype like:
"Who do I start this week?"
"Should I draft Pujols over Cabrera this year?"
"Should I make this trade?"
The bulk of these questions will be too localized or have minimal longevity
My questions are related to statistical methods of data-driven fantasy projections:
- How are season projections made for rookies?
- What factors are used to determine season projections? Weekly projections?
- Are offensive skill positions compared to their defensive counterparts (eg, WR to DB in football or PG to PG in basketball) when determining projections or are offensive skill positions compared to the performance of the overall defense?
As a rephrasing of one of the stereotype questions above:
- How can I make a data-driven decision to determine a beneficial trade?
I anticipate some of these questions would be too broad, but I am very interested in gathering data-driven information in order to draft better and set my lineups better. I googled "How are season projections made for rookie players in fantasy sports?" and the results are almost all with respect to who to draft, how to draft, and lists of rookies to watch out for - not quite the data-driven approach I was looking for.
Would these type of data-driven fantasy projection questions fit within this site's scope? A lot of this information is, unless the correct combination of search terms are used, hard to find.