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2019 State of Our Site: We Are Moving Toward a More Cohesive Three Pronged Approach

The Forever Evolving Football Scout 365

The goal of this site since the 2018 launch has been to find the best way to combine all analysis into a cohesive format. Since the end of the 2018 season, I have reviewed the sites data mining and data creation processes I have built and have concluded that the real goal of our site in 2019 is to uniformly combine our data analysis and pair it with more visual film analysis bringing the final analytical product to a cohesive crescendo.

The plan has always been to build our data analysis in a way that tells an entire story with fewer words and articles, but as the site has evolved, it’s become a lot of analysis paralysis (too much data) without visual analysis that can be paired to explain the "why."

So what can the end user expect from their Football Scout 365 experience moving forward?

1. Access all analysis free as of right now so take advantage. Subject to change in the future and will likely start with our fantasy football analysis.

2. A three pronged natural analytical progression starting with the analytical data before moving into the film study analysis. Once the initial analysis has been delivered, there should be a follow-up analysis for data that was used to project a future outcome. After all three stages are completed we should be able to identify direct correlation and unique identifiers such as what it takes to make the college football playoff, win the Super Bowl, or how far away team (A) who is in the middle of the pack from competing for a National Championship, or Super Bowl. The same analytical progression will be used to determine individual player success.

3. Creating an insightful podcasts covering the three pillars of our site, NFL (Pro Football Scout 365), College Football 365 and Fantasy Football 365. The first Podcast if executed will cover Fantasy football. There is always a need for more fantasy content even within a saturated market.

Below I have listed the 2019 planned analysis the site will use to execute a more cohesive and understandable story. Many of the items listed below will have a link that will take you directly to the data.

NFL Draft Team Needs Analysis- Our NFL Draft Team Needs Analysis provides a positional needs analysis using a combination of variables such as free agency moves, and prior year performance at a particular position. We analyze the entire scope of the draft, and depth of talent by position. Once we examine the depth of talent by position, we can then analyze every NFL teams potential needs in order of importance and begin to match players based on team need, and scheme fit. 

NFL Draft Player Composite Rankings- Our NFL draft composite rankings examine and then combine NFL Draft player rankings provided by the NFL's leading analysts with FS365 player rankings creating an average composite ranking.

OL Spend and Analysis- Our offensive line salary cap usage and performance analysis report identifies the correlations between offensive line success (total stats) and salary cap spend. 

CFP Champion Analysis- Our College Football Playoff champion analysis evaluates each championship team in the current college football playoff era using our situational analysis tool combining them all into one measure so that we can try to identify what it takes to become a CFB Playoff National Champion. 

CFB Three Year Team Analysis- Our three-year trend analysis examines raw offensive and defensive team stats to identify potential playoff teams by comparing every school's three year stat totals to the rolling three-year averages of teams who have made it to the college football playoff. 

CFB Experience Matters- Our college football experience matters report analyzes every FBS teams returning starters by position. 

DFS/Weekly Player Rankings- Standard, DFS, player rankings, advanced statistics and analysis.

ADP- Our yearlong fantasy football average draft position analysis simulates hundreds of drafts using standard and PPR formats

DFS Dollars Per Point Ratio (DPP)- Our Dollars Per Point (DPP) ratio is a measure that identifies the value of the top scoring DFS players based on their Draft Kings salary and then ranks them based on their DPP ratio. For Ex; player (A) DPP is $250 per point scored. Other measures used are each player's total fantasy point contribution margin based on that week's matchup. If a matchup is projected to have 100 fantasy points scored and player (A) is expected to score 10 points, player (A)'s potential contribution would be 10%.

Football Scout 365's Inside the Playbook Series provides an easy to understand breakdown of football's top schemes both new and old.

Future Three Pronged Analysis (Natural Analytical Progression)

Pro Football Scout 365

Grading the NFL draft- Using our pre-draft team needs analysis we examine each teams picks and grade them based on whether or not they filled their needs with the best available option at the time of their pick.

Offensive Line Spend Film Analysis- An examination of the film for the top offensive line from the 2018 season and their total offensive line spend compared to the worst offensive line spend and performance from the 2018 season.

Vegas Odds Analysis- We take a look at what the 2019 Vegas o/u win totals to gauge NFL strength of schedule.

College Football 365

CFP Champions Situational Film Analysis- We dive into the film and examine some of the leading drivers behind the success of each College Football Championship team since the CFP era began. This analysis is meant to provide the unique identifiers of what it takes to be a champion in this era of college football and will allow us to gauge future potential championship success by matching teams against these unique identifiers.  

College Football Three Year Stat Analysis Looks at The Film- We examine the top statistical categories of last year’s top team and compare that to the median and bottom ranked teams so that we can identify what separates the top teams from the middle and the bottom tier of college football.

College Football Experience Matters Analysis- We examine our 2018 analysis to determine the importance experience played into the success of every FBS team and then dive into the 2019 analysis to predetermine how much experience may play a role this coming season. We can examine the depth and experience that every FBS team has at QB, offensive line, and defensive line and whether or not this correlates to success. Once we complete the 2018 review and determine the win-loss totals for each FBS team allowing us to determine the unique identifiers such as average returning starters, offensive line starters returning, defensive line starters returning and starting QB returning and how each correlates to overall win/loss success.

Fantasy Football Scout-

Preseason Player Rankings and Analysis- We review our 2018 rankings and compare to our 2019 rankings. The analysis will include a review of the NFL draft, free agencies and how they will impact the 2019 season. While performing the review, I will take a look at the fantasy league I participate in and review some of the successes and failures of 2018 and how to avoid the negatives in 2019.

Player ADP Analysis- We review the top-rated players from 2018 and compare to the 2019 ADP. What are the trends, who are the diamonds in the rough and how to buck the trend and win your draft.

DFS Dollars Per Point (DPP) Ratio Analysis- We review some of our 2018 analysis and how this analysis paired with other analysis helped us cash in.


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