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numberFire

Est. 2010

http://www.numberfire.com

We take big-data that exists all over sports and mine it for unprecedented insights into players and teams

Our Story:

We do all the number crunching - all you have to do is win. And win you will: if you used our fantasy projections instead of the platform defaults, you'd have a 30% higher chance of winning your league.

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How It Works

It's actually pretty simple! After connecting to numberFire, you can browse around for players, ask questions for advice, or create a team. A team consists of players you'd like to follow, or more accurately, players that you'd like to receive predictions for.

There are three levels of predictive modeling at work: the players, the matchups, and the combination of players and matchups.

For each player, our technology matches them with a number of historical players, all of which share important characteristics with the current player. In the case of a QB, we might look at the ratio of TDs to INTs, or the ratio of long passes thrown to short passes. This allows to find historically comparable players, and assign a numerical value to that similarity.

For each game, we look at each team playing in the game, and again look historically at what teams have run similar styles of offense, defense, game strategy, and so on. This allows to find situations where similar offenses have gone up against similar defenses to the game we're trying to predict.

Once we have a good grasp of these similarities, we now look at the combination of the two - similar players playing in similar situations. This also has a similarity score, one that is composed of how similar the player and the matchup both are.

Now that we have all this data, we run it through our projection algorithm. This generates a super-specific, data-driven projection based on game after game after game of similar players and similar defenses, all weighted by how similar they are to the present. You can use these projections to decide who to start, who to drop, who to trade for, and so on. In short, they help you win.

Offers:

use promo code "HOWDY" for first month of any premium package at $7.95

Press:

TechCrunch NumberFire Gets Scientific About Fantasy Football Picks

Sports Illustrated We contributed three times a week to fantasy articles on CNNSI.com. Example: Week 13 Fast Forward

TheNextWeb NumberFire predicts the Super Bowl winner

Dealbreaker Former Hedge Funder Takes His Talents To Vegas

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers to win Sunday by 8.3 points

Dan Shanoff/Quickish Start-Up Watch: NumberFire

Contact us at:

[email protected]
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