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These charts don't make much sense to me. NFL teams don't score 150 or 200 points in a game. What are you charting, exactly?


Dan: Those are fantasy football scores. They are based on real football statistics but put through a formula. The graph is for a specific league I was analyzing, and for a specific season.

Chris Pudney


An alternative that would be more compact is to use bars: height indicates the score, colour shows win/loss.

Bars could be ordered chronologically if you're interested in how teams fare as the season progresses, or ordered by score to emphasise the score-result (cor)relation.


can you post the data to play with?


jlb: here is the data: Download ffl_leaguetable_data.dat (4.3K)

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