Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Aug 2011

First time KUBIAK user. A couple questions

I've been reading this site for awhile now, but this is my first time buying KUBIAK. It is a bit confusing at first, but I'm excited to use it for my drafts this year. I do have a couple questions about settings and how you guys utilize it.

I won't have a computer at the draft, so I will need to print out my KUBIAK projections.

-Do you guys generally print a composite of all players/positions or do you print separate lists by position?

-I don't see ADP on the printed sheet. How do you guys generally identify value picks (aside from FPOB) and when to draft them without reaching too much? Just the ESPN rank?

-I won't be able to use true dynamic value based drafting. In the past, I've kept track of the positions other people are drafting and used this as a primitive form of dVBD. Good idea?

Any other tips for maximizing the usefulness of KUBIAK (in printed form) during a live draft?

Also, my league may award bonus points for plays over 40 yards. I don't see a setting for this, but am I missing something here?

Thanks.

Posted by: Ten Drink Drunk on 24 Aug 2011

4 replies , Last at 25 Aug 2011, 4:24pm by Zac

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Re: First time KUBIAK user. A couple questions
by Anonymous1234546278 (not verified) :: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:38pm

WHAT ARE KUBIAC PROJECTIONS? WHAT ARE THEY BASED ON, WHO CREATES THEM AND HO? ARE TEHY ACCURATE? dO THEY USE dvoa AND OTHER STUFF ON THIS SITE TO FIGURE OUT A PROJECTION?
tHIS SITE IS GREAT BUT IT DOES A TERRIBLE JOB OF SELLING OR ADVERTISING AS THEY DON'T EVEN EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS. CRAP MY CAPS-LOCK HAS BEEN STUCK ON SORRY I'M NOT TRYING TO YELL

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Re: First time KUBIAK user. A couple questions
by Dean :: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:47pm

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/info/glossary

KUBIAK Projection System: Complicated system of statistical regressions used to project individual player statistics for fantasy football. Not an acronym; it was named after Houston head coach Gary Kubiak because he was a long time 80's backup, just like Bill Pecota, who gave his name to the player projection system over at Baseball Prospectus.

Short version: they take DVOA and all the other advanced stats, throw 'em into a big stewpot, and use it to create projections for every fantasy player in the league, put it in a spreadsheet and send it to you. You put in your leagues scoring system and it customizes the projections to your league. If you don't like the projection for a particular player, you have the ability to change it. Because it's updated, it's going to be light years better than any magazine you could buy. And because it's DVOA based, it's going to be more accurate than any of the other online projections.

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Re: First time KUBIAK user. A couple questions
by Zac :: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 4:24pm

This has to be a joke, right? You aren't using a typewriter, if you figure out your caps-lock key is on, you can delete it all and then rewrite it with the caps-lock key off.

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Re: First time KUBIAK user. A couple questions
by Dean :: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:47pm

Duplicate post deleted.

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