Kevin Cole and Nick Giffen are joined by Sam Halforth, the proprietor of Waiverhawk Analytics, which he developed as a part of Northern Kentucky University’s Inkubator program. Sam recently won a $1,500 investment from a panel of local business leaders connected the Cincinnati startup scene for his work on the Waiverhawk system.
In this episode, Sam talks about how the Waiverhawk player ranking algorithm works. He breaks down the positional rankings, including why he has David Johnson listed as his top back in PPR formats. At the quarterback position, his methodology has Aaron Rodgers ranked first while at wide receiver Dez Bryant is ranked fourth. Finally, he touches on the tight end position, specifically about how the ranking system deals with both Ladarius Green and Coby Fleener joining new teams in 2016.
Also, Nick and Kevin discuss Nick's recent work describing why he's employing the two TE1 strategy in Best-Ball formats, as well as in some redraft leagues. They then discuss up