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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 18th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective analyzes Rushing Yards Before And After Turning 27 Years Old. Fancy Stats says If your favorite NFL team is 0-2, it’s doomed. FiveThirtyEight on Why Le’Veon Bell Might Make More Money If He Ends His Holdout Now. Football Perspective looks to answer When Is A Running Back’s Career Half Over?

College Football: Bill Connelly’s Week 3 college football Five Factors box scores. FiveThirtyEight finds The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are Suddenly Terrible. Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 2 Ratings and Fumble Recovery Value.

Baseball: FanGraphs profiles The Difference Between Starters and Bench Players. Tom Tango’s Cy Young Predictor update. Beyond the Box Score examines The largest DRA-RA9 differences in baseball: underperformers. John Dewan at Bill James Online with the facts behind Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball. FanGraphs on The Arrival of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Hardball Times Uses Survival Analysis to Predict Chase Utley’s 200th Hit By Pitch.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus says Expect LeBron to ramp up Lakers’ corner 3 production. NBA Math has an article on Tobias Harris, Defensive Stats and Understanding the Trendy Breakout Candidate. NBA Calculus tries to find the NBA’s most productive passers.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy offers The simplest proof that overtime data is useful (and that garbage time exists).

Soccer: Ben Torvaney blog post aimed to provide a unified model for the effect of league and age on player output. American Soccer Analysis Uses xPG to capture soccer’s momentum swings. StatsBomb Releases Free FIFA World Cup Data. American Soccer Analysis’ Part 2 of Building A System for Assessing Player Value. American Soccer Analysis piece on The Tactical Proactivity of each MLS Team.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin looks at The US Open Surface Speed Puzzle.

General: Michael Lopez posts part 4 in a series on Lessons hidden in sports betting markets.

Your moment of R: Evan Oppenheimer’s R for Hockey Analysis — Part 2: Tidyverse Basics.

Conferences: Vancouver’s Sports Analytics Symposium and Hackathon held on September 22nd at Simon Fraser University.On September 24th in Durham (NC), the SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit.

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