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06 Sep 2012

The Midseason Update

Just curious. How does the midseason update work? Does anyone have experience using prior versions?

I'm interested to know if KUBIAK has value as a tool for making trades midseason.


Posted by: Arjen.Robben on 06 Sep 2012

12 replies , Last at 06 Feb 2013, 12:51pm by sultanmahmudit

Re: The Midseason Update
by bird jam :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:54am

They usually release the "mid-season" update about four weeks or so into the season.

It is virtually identical to the pre-season KUBIAK in format. It just has revised projections based on what we know after the first few weeks of the season.

As far as using it as a trade tool, you can use it the same way you used the pre-season version: as a helpful tool but not the end-all/be-all decision-maker.

Re: The Midseason Update
by Aaron Schatz :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 7:05pm

I should note that the midseason KUBIAK will be one week later this year due to Yom Kippur.

Also, the midseason KUBIAK does not include IDP projections.

Re: The Midseason Update
by Sifter :: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:50pm

Cool - thanks for the update about the update Aaron. So I guess it will be the week after Yom Kippur ie. updated sometime in first week of Oct?

Re: The Midseason Update
by Arjen.Robben :: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 3:03pm

Interesting, thanks for the comments.

Aaron, appreciate you being so helpful on these forums. Can I ask what sort of weighting KUBIAK assigns to first-4-weeks production vs. previous season production (which I believe is implied in the preseason projections, anyway)? Does KUBIAK assume that four regular season games is enough of a sample size to fully project across the next 16+ weeks?

Thanks again!

Re: The Midseason Update
by frievalt :: Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:50pm

ETA please kind sirs


Re: The Midseason Update
by jrbdmb :: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:45pm

Also curious ... will we see the update prior to this weekend's games?

Re: The Midseason Update
by condor654 :: Tue, 10/02/2012 - 3:19pm

I just need a bit of clarity if someone could help...Is the Midseason Update included as part of my initial purchase (made in the preseason) or will I need to order the midseason updated separately?

Re: The Midseason Update
by frievalt :: Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:12am

I believe it's always been included.

Re: The Midseason Update
by SirimarA :: Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:54pm

Can somebody explain why Donald Brown is rated so highly in the midseason update?

Re: The Midseason Update
by jason_171 :: Tue, 10/09/2012 - 7:43pm

I'm seeing Roethlisberger coming out as my #1 QB in all my different scenarios, which seems...curious :)

Re: The Midseason Update
by jason_171 :: Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:58am

Saw in another thread that players who have had their bye look to have an advantage over those who haven't, explaining Ben comparing favorably to everyone else.

One other question: it looks like return yards are not projected for anyone in the midseason update - is this just the way it always work, same as no updates for IDP?


Re: The Midseason Update
by sultanmahmudit :: Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:51pm

Hi I believe it's always been included.

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