Project FAST is a devleopment pet project of mine to better analyze and compare statistics in fantasy sports. Initially, it will be constrained to ESPN Fantasy Baseball Head-to-Head Points, but I may expand it later depending on popularity and willingness to continue investing time into it. If it’s popular, I’ll likely continue to invest time into it.
What will Project FAST offer you that a normal fantasy website might not?
- Pretty graphs and visualizations of statistics. I’ll probably use D3 to do it, and look at their portfolio of possibilities!
- Deeper statistics such as who had the worst luck, or how a player performed relative to the fantasy provider’s estimates.
- Performance statistics per slot, relative to the rest of the league so you can clearly identify where you’re lagging. Sure, your catcher sucks, but almost everyone’s catcher sucks… so is yours really that bad?
- And other possibilities!
The reason why I’m doing this is to become a better developer. I’ve been looking for a side project to try all the new stuff that has been coming out, and this is a perfect excuse to gain experience doing both back-end and front-end development. I’ve been doing back-end development for 6+ years, and just began front-end development at the beginning of 2013… and I want to do more. I want to do both. This gives me that very opportunity.