Global sports statistics and information company STATS LLC has just announced a new product that could potentially be a boon to daily fantasy sports (DFS) players. Beginning this year, STATS will offer DFS tools to its users and roster of media clients, creating a system by which the fantasy value of players can be tracked.
“Broadcast, digital and print media are all focused on the explosion of daily fantasy sports and need content to support their audience,” STATS executive vice president of Pro Analytics Bill Squadron said in a statement.
Baseball will be the first sport to be covered under this new tool, in time for next month’s opening of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. STATS expects to roll out similar DFS projections for the NFL, the NBA, and the NHL, as well as other sports like soccer and college football and basketball.
STATS’ acquisition of Bloomberg Sports in September 2014 allowed STATS to utilize Bloomberg’s technology to create a standard in predictive analysis through the integration of data-driven models centered on player and team performance. “We’ve combined Bloomberg Sports technology and analytics with STATS’ rich content and powerful data engines to provide the most accurate daily player projections to our customers,” Squadron added.
STATS’ new DFS projections will be made available through custom feed data or APIs, ensuring that players can have easy access to all the important information needed for them to build the best possible fantasy lineup in either FanDuel or DraftKings.