The Biggest just got Bigger
Exciting news people! Data in our Player, Offense and Defense tables just got a whole lot more interesting, especially for those of you who use our data to engage in Fantasy Football related pursuits.
Starting in the 2015 season, we will now be providing the following 3 pieces of information in the aforementioned tables:
- Position Detailed (POSD) – More granular than POS1 and POS2 (i.e., Linebackers are broken down into MLB, LILB, ROLB and so on).
- Jersey Number – 1 thru 99.
- Depth Chart Position – Value of 1-3 (1-5 in the pre-season).
What this means for application developers is that you can now accurately build a team’s complete roster within your app and easily link to the wealth of information we provide across all of our other data tables.
For NFL Fantasy Football players, the implications are clear: Point totals can now be analyzed within the context of where a player sat on the depth chart and their specific role on offense or defense prior to the game.
In order to achieve this level of detail, we now update the PLAYER table on a daily basis so the information that is recorded in the OFFENSE and DEFENSE tables will be based on the latest information provided by teams on game day.
Stay tuned for news on more exciting changes coming in the next couple of weeks!
We are happy to announce that we will be starting to offer daily roster updates for the 2015 season. Any changes to the 90-man pre-season rosters as well as the regular season 53-man roster (plus practice squads) will reflected in our database within 24 hours of any transaction.
In addition, player jersey numbers will now be part of the Players table.
Look for these changes to be implemented by the start of this year’s pre-season (Week 1), Thursday, August 13th, 2015. Daily updates will occur at approximately 9am EST and both our API and static files (CSV and MySQL) will be updated at the same time.
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?
Great news NFL fans: our NFL API is now ready for consumption.
The API is built from the ground up to power complex NFL client-side apps and was designed by developers who also happen to love the game of Pro Football.
It gives you instant access to all the custom statistics that users of our SQL-based databases have come to know and love.
The best part is: it won’t stop here. We are working hard on a process that will allow us to release our game-charted statistics on a weekly basis this coming September. Stay tuned for more details in the next couple of months.
Are you ready for some (statistically nerdy) Football?
Great news NFL fans: our historical NFL data-set has been updated to include all plays from the 2014 season bringing the grand total to 651,765 spanning the past 15 NFL seasons.
Also new in this update: JSON formatted data that can easily be imported into MongoDB or any other NoSQL database of your choice.
Stay tuned for more exciting changes to come in what is sure to be a busy off-season at ArmchairAnalysis.com!