ANNUAL FANTASY Football 2013 PROJECTION / Ranking ACCURACY CHALLENGE
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (www.FSTA.org ) announces requests for submissions from all interested in participating in the ANNUAL FANTASY Football 2013 PROJECTION / Ranking ACCURACY CHALLENGE. The FSTA, in conjunction with Donnie Campbell (www.themostcredible.com ), Sara Holladay (email@example.com) and Bill Green (www.fantasydispute.com) will be analyzing fantasy football pre-season projections and position rankings from participants. The projections and position rankings will be compared with actual player statistics at the end of the 2013 season, and awards will be presented based on the accuracy of those predictions.
Submissions will be accepted immediately; however the rankings and projections (in any verifiable format) must be received prior to the first game of the season, September 5th, 2013 8:30 PM EST. Each entrant has two weeks after the Sep 5th Deadline (Sept 19th) to submit the projections in the FSTA Format (see FSTA Templates). Please note that the projections in the Template much match the projections that were submitted prior to the initial deadline. Additionally, late entrants will be considered if it is verifiable that their rankings or projections were published and publicly available prior to the deadline.
Player rankings and statistics will be judged for the following positions: Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, and Tight End. Team Defenses, Kickers, and Individual Defensive Players will not be used due to non-standard scoring.
The FSTA will present two Awards (Player Rankings and Player Projections) for the Fantasy Football 2013 Projection Accuracy Challenge. All entrants are welcome to participate in either challenge or both.
1. Projected Player Rankings Award
Accuracy of projected player rankings by position compared with year-end rankings (in order of projected vs. actual fantasy points). Each entrant should submit their projected top 25 quarterbacks, 50 running backs, 50 wide receivers, and 20 tight ends by using the new spreadsheet template.
Scoring/Ranking will be based on the following system:
Passing Yards (1 point per 25 yards)
Passing Touchdowns (4 points)
Rushing Yards (1 point per 10 yards)
Reception Yards (1 point per 10 yards)
Rushing & Receiving Touchdowns (6 points)
It is encouraged that rankings be submitted based on this scoring system.
2. Projected Player Statistics Award
A spreadsheet template consisting of 120 Fantasy relevant Players has been provided to collect the following statistical categories.
Submitters must fill in projected statistics for all players on this spreadsheet.
An award will be given for accuracy of projected player statistics compared with actual year-end player statistics. Accuracy will be judged based on a combination of relative scoring (entrant closest to actual statistic vs. other entrants) and range based scoring (variance between actual statistics vs. projections for each stat category) using the tables below.
Submissions should be sent simultaneously to FSTA.Accuracy.Contest@gmail.com, Donnie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Green at email@example.com, and Sara Holladay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards will be presented at the Winter 2014 FSTA Conference. In order to encourage participation (without fear of embarrassment), final results will NOT be published, except for the names of all entrants and the names of the highest ranking entrants (approximately the top third).
Donnie Campbell, www.themostcredible.com
Bill Green, www.fantasydispute.com
Sara Holladay, www.fflibrarian.com
Your organization must be an FSTA member to be eligible to win the FSTA award, but anyone can participate. FSTA membership is available through the FSTA (www.FSTA.org).