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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 20, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight reports that Week 2 In The NFL Isn’t Nearly As Fluky As Week 1. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Predicting Two Point Conversion Success. FiveThirtyEight says Crunch Time Of The NFL Season Is Right Now. Konstantinos Pelechrinis paper on Decision Making in American Football: Evidence
from 7 Years of NFL Data.

College Football: Football Study Hall looks at How important is elite recruiting?. Football Study Hall on Putting a Point Value on Special Teams.

Baseball: FanGraphs with A Long-Needed Update on Reliability. The Hardball Times on The Impact of Injuries on Player Valuation. Tom Tango with Statcast Lab: Need, for Speed… or positioning. FiveThirtyEight says The Seattle Mariners Can’t Catch A Postseason Break. Baseball Prospectus Feature: All a Matter of Luck by Rob Mains. FanGraphs asks Who’s Responsible for the Cubs’ Incredible Pitching Stats? Tom Tango Statcast Lab: Outfield Opportunities and positioning. FanGraphs on What Hitters Can Actually See Out of a Pitcher’s Hand. FiveThirtyEight writes that Baseball Managers Are Getting Smarter About Handling Their Bullpens.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus with A simple tool to analyze the NBA schedule. Nylon Calculus on How frequently teams play in the penalty. Nylon Calculus Introduces Positional Versatility Score.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs on Why Deterrents Are Irrelevant. Hockey Analysis with Roles and Stats Part IV: Roles and Offensive Stats – DefensemenRoles and Stats Part V: Roles and Defensive Stats – DefensemenRoles and Stats Part VI: Who’s Who? and Roles and Stats Part VII: Can roles predict future shooting and save percentage?. Puckology says Hockey Statistics Have An Objectivity Problem.

Soccer:  StatsBomb offers A toolbox for football analytics. StatsBomb NEW TECH and A Little Story About Neymar, Andros, and Eden Hazard.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers code to Construct Heat Maps for AVG.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: The Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports September 24th in Vancouver. Boston Hockey Analytics Conference on October 1st. Central College hosts he Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

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