Overview:

Rate My Team is Advanced Sports Logic’s free software that is designed to help you evaluate your roster compared to the other teams in your league and identify opportunities for improvement.

Overall:

Grades your team on your expected probability to win in both the regular season and the playoffs.

Regular season:

Grades your team based on how it is expected to perform in the regular season.

Playoff Analysis:

Grades your team on how well your roster is optimized for your critical playoff matchups.

Focus for Improvement:

Informs you of opportunities where you can improve upon weaknesses in your roster.

Weekly and Positional Breakdown:

Provides a detailed analysis of where your projected starters rank compared with others in the league for each starting position in your league. Note, a starter is not necessarily a player, but combined strength of the players on your roster that can fill that starting position. If you have only one tight end (TE) on your roster, it will not be as good as having two TEs on your roster, even if they are projected to earn the same fantasy points. This is because The Machine factors in injury probabilities and projection variability. A lower the rank (and the more green the color, the better! Above the table, you can switch to viewing the table by fantasy points. When you view the table by fantasy points you will see how much above or below average your expected fantasy points for each starting position. The bottom, shows your probability to win each of your matchups based on your optimal lineup.  

Waiver Analysis:

Running waiver analysis will analyze the free agent pool in your league, using your waiver rules to see measure and report your opportunity for improvement.

Trade Analysis:

Running trade analysis will search for 1x1 trade opportunities for your team that benefit your team and your opponents team.

For more detailed guideance on who to start and sit, who to pick up in free agency, and who to trade for, please consider purchasing a product from ASL’s Recommended Product Center by clicking the icon that best meets your needs.

Overview

The Teams and Divisions page enables you to review and set your league's teams and divisions.

Setting Teams

Add teams by clicking on the Click to Add Team button at the bottom of the Team Names table. Delete teams by clicking on the Delete button to the right of each row. Change team names by clicking on the name of the team you wish to change and editing the name. Finally, indicate which team is yours with the "My Team" pull down menu.

Setting Divisions

First, indicate if your league uses divisions for playoff seeding. If your league has divisions use the Division Names table to add, remove and name divisions. Then in the division column of the teams table, use the divisions pull down menu to specify which division each team is in.

League Setup Check

When you navigate away from the League Setup pages The Machine will perform a check to ensure the league setup options you set are valid. If there is an invalid or incomplete setting, a warning message pops up with details about the issue and a recommendation of how to fix it. You will not be able to navigate away from the League Setup pages until your setup passes the check.

Recalculation

The Machine detects when you make changes that require recalculation. When you navigate away the League Setup pages, assuming you your setup passes all checks, you will be directed to the HOME page. The Machine will rerun the full season calculations based on your new settings.

Limitations

When divisions are selected, The Machine requires the same number of teams in each division. If your league has an unbalanced number of teams in each division, then simply turn off divisions altogether. The compromise with this approach is that as you near the end of the regular season, divisions will not be accounted for in playoff seeding calculations.

 

Overview

The Weekly Results page allows users the ability to review and set weekly results.

Weekly Results

Select the week you are updating and enter in the results of each team matchup for the week. After entering in the data, click the Save to ASL Server button to save changes.

Overview

The Generate Auction Draft Table page uses probability data generated from the Simulated Draft to determine an accurate value for players based on how much they help a team to win the championship. When the Simulated Draft completes, each player is given a value in auction draft bidding bucks based on the assumption that each team in your league has 100 bidding bucks to spend.

Runtime and Saving Results

Running the simulated draft can take some considerable time depending on the type of league you are in. For a typical league on an average computer, it will take about 40 minutes. However, for a league with IDPs, 40 teams, 40-player rosters and complex flex positions, it can take hours. You will want to generate the auction draft table well ahead of your scheduled draft time. When the auction draft finishes, you can save the result to a CSV file, which can be read by any standard spreadsheet applications. You can take the spreadsheet to your draft and mark players off or adjust values as players come off the board.

 

Overview

Trade Judge is the Advanced Sports Logic solution to resolve trade disputes. It performs rigorous mathematical analysis based on player projections from multiple expert sources. The goal for anyone to perform a trade should be to help one's own team. Trades that do not help one's own team are suspect. On the other hand, not everyone agrees with future player projections from one source, so Advanced Sports Logic uses at least four sources of projections. If the trade is good for each team with at least one of the sets of projections, then the trade is declared a fair trade. If a trade hurts one team with all four sets of expert projections, then the trade should be disallowed.

Steps

Indicate the trade being disputed and click the Analyze Trade button. Trade Judge will run for ten to twenty minutes as it reads in each of the four sets of projections, processes pseudo-waivers (see Information on the Process Pseudo-Waivers page), and analyzes the trade. When it completes, it will generate a table showing the projected impact to each team's probability to win based on each of the four sets of projections. A passing trade requires at least one positive percentage in both columns.

Limitations

The Advanced Sports Logic Trade Judge solution does not consider player keeper or dynasty value and should not be used as a final decision making tool in dynasty or keeper leagues.

Overview

Customize the victory point rules used in your league on this page.

Victory Point Rule Options

Set the victory points you receive for a win and the victory points you receive for your weekly rank based on team fantasy points.

League Setup Check

When you navigate away from the League Setup pages, The Machine will perform a check to ensure the league setup options you set are valid. If there is an invalid or incomplete setting, a warning message pops up with details about the issue and a recommendation of how to fix it. You will not be able to navigate away from the League Setup pages until your setup passes the check.

Recalculation

The Machine detects when you make changes that require recalculation. When you navigate away the League Setup pages, assuming you your setup passes all checks, you will be directed to the Home page. The Machine will rerun the full season calculations based on your new settings.

Known Bugs

Additional assumed items, such as number of playoff weeks, weekly waiver schedule and victory point scoring rules (when applicable) are not yet represented on this page.

 

Overview

The Machine uses pseudo-waivers to balance rosters before doing trade analysis. In order to value players, not just by the value to a team, but also based on what players are available on waivers, it is necessary to run waivers for each team before doing trade analysis. For example, if you lost your only kicker or defense, your probability to win would go down significantly; likewise, if you only have one of those positions on your team, The Machine would value a backup kicker or defense highly. However, these players are generally available from waivers and you don't want to trade a good running back for a good kicker. Pseudo-waivers take care of this for you. As pseudo-waivers run, you will see The Machine running waivers recommendations for each team.

Why should I process pseudo-waivers?

Pseudo-waivers results are not a specific recommendation for your team, but just a preparation step for trade related features. Pseudo-waivers will run automatically whenever you run any trade-related feature of The Machine. This page allows you to watch pseudo-waivers run and view the pseudo-waiver results.

Overview

The Machine needs to know what players are on each team roster to provide you with optimum team guidance. The Roster Management page enables you to maintain the league rosters in manual leagues. 

Roster Limit

Some leagues have limits on the maximum number of players that you can have on your roster of a particular position. By setting these values, The Machine is able to make recommendations more specific for your roster requirements. If a position has no roster limit, enter 0 in the Roster Limit column.

Rosters

Select the team you want to modify. Click the Add Player button to add players and click the red X to delete players. If you want to make a permanent change, make sure you save your change to the server.

League Provider Integration

If you are using a version of The Machine that is integrated with a league provider and your league’s rosters are not being updated automatically, please file a request for support. If you manually edit the rosters and save them on the server, they will no longer update automatically unless you click the Reset Saved Changes button.

Overview

The Schedule and Playoff Seeding page enable you to view and set your league's rules for the regular season schedule and playoffs.

Current NFL Week

The current NFL week changes every Tuesday night. The week leading up to the first regular season NFL games is week 1. The Machine uses this number to adjust projection variance and risk of injury. The further in the future a game is, the less predictable the outcome and the more likely an injury will occur. The Machine uses negative values and zero to reflect weeks prior to the first regular season week.

Regular Season Settings

The Machine treats regular season weeks and playoff weeks differently. Use the up/down arrows to set or adjust the number of weeks in the regular season. The Machine assumes your fantasy football season starts the first week of the NFL regular season. If your league has no playoffs, select the regular season win criterion that best matches your league's rules, wins, total fantasy points or victory points.

Playoff Settings

If your league has playoffs, select the method used to determine which teams go to the playoffs, regular season wins, regular season total fantasy points or regular season victory points. Then select the number of teams that go to the playoffs. The Machine automatically calculates byes and playoff weeks based on the number of teams that go to the playoffs.

League Setup Check

When you navigate away from the League Setup pages The Machine will perform a check to ensure the league setup options you set are valid. If there is an invalid or incomplete setting, a warning message pops up with details about the issue and a recommendation of how to fix it. You will not be able to navigate away from the League Setup pages until your setup passes the check.

Recalculation

The Machine detects when you make changes that require recalculation. When you navigate away the League Setup pages, assuming you your setup passes all checks, you will be directed to the Home page. The Machine will rerun the full season calculations based on your new settings.

Overview

The Projection Blending page enables you to customize your projection blend between our projection providers.

 From this page you can:

  • Sort projections for any of the columns by clicking on the column heading
  • Filter projections by position and team using the Positions and Teams drop-down menus
  • Download projections to a CSV file by clicking the Download CVS button
  • View fantasy trends of any player by clicking on their name
  • See how many fantasy points were calculated from projections and scoring rules by clicking on a fantasy point projection

Projection Blending

Projections are the starting point for The Machine to provide recommendations for your team.  The Machine enables you to customize your blend of projections so that you get a robust mixture of industry leaders.  The Machine focuses on making decisions based on an advanced mathematical system. Sports knowledge is reflected in the projections provided by the experts.  For commentary and more player-specific information, visit their websites directly.

Recalculating

When you change your projection blend, you must click the Recalculate button. When you click Recalculate, The Machine refreshes the blend and takes you to the Home page. Note: Your blend mixture will be saved on our servers and is tied to your user account, not to your league.  So when you change your blend mixture in The Machine, it affects the calculations for all your leagues.

Player Fantasy Point Trends

Click on any player to get a chart of the different provider’s player projection and how The Machine extrapolates the projections.  You will also see where your customized blend falls, relative to each expert.

Detailed Fantasy Point Check

Click on any projection to see how it was calculated.  You will see all the projected stats for that player and week and then you will see how those stats are combined with your scoring rules to calculate the fantasy point projection.

Download to CSV

Click on the Download CSV button to save your fantasy point projections to a CSV file.  You can read a CSV file into any spreadsheet software program.