Data Driven Football: Rating Players and Fantasy Success

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With football season starting up, join us in October to learn how analytics and visualizations can be used to rate players, leading to success on the field and in fantasy.

Agenda
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6:30 PM -- Networking & Food

7:00 PM -- Greetings

7:05 PM -- Data Driven Rating of Football Players (College, Pro, Fantasy) - Brian Lehman

8:45 PM -- Closings

Location
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Visionist
6700 Alexander Bell Dr #440
Columbia, MD 21046

Parking
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There is free parking surrounding the building.

Food and Drinks
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Complimentary food and drink will be provided!

Talks
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Data Driven Rating of Football Players (College, Pro, Fantasy)
In August, ESPN introduced a new way to rate college football players via a rating system they call the PlayStation Player Impact Rating. Last season, we developed a rating system for college football players that proves to perform as well as the NFL experts in identifying NFL talent. Our system, DraftGeM, uses a combination of analytics and visualizations to enable comparative analysis of college football players (peer and historic comparisons).

This year we extended our rating system to NFL players. This provides the same type of rating for free agent moves, trades, or contract negotiation decisions. The underlying methodology has proven to perform well at predicting fantasy points for various fantasy scoring systems.

Speakers
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Brian Lehman
Brian has a passion for analytics, visualization, and football. He is the Vice President of Visionist, Inc. and focuses the technical side of his work on analytics. Brian has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He started his career as a Software Engineer developing signal processing, user interface, and data visualization tools.

Brian co-founded Visionist in 2010 and has the unique role of combining business management and technical efforts. A year ago, he initiated research in sports analytics (specifically football) that led to the development of DraftGeM, a tool to rate college football players’ NFL potential. The tool is being evaluated by a number of NFL teams.