The Fantasy Assistant is extremely powerful when it comes to roster analysis. You will be presented with your team's roster analysis, which will be similar to this:
1. Player Ratings
Player ratings are shown for every player and they are based on a number of dozens performance metrics, trending performance, expert concensus, injuries, and player comparisons. These are updated once per day for all sports.
You will also notice that some player ratings have a green or red background surrounding them. These backgrounds indicate if a player is overachieving or underachieving compared to expert conensus. You can mouse over each rating to learn how much better or worse they are playing. All teams should have a healthy mix of both types of players and it is perfectly normal. If you have a team full of one or the other type of player, then expect a rocky road ahead.
You can utilize this data by trading away an overachieving player for a more seasoned veteran who is more likely to bounce back. Of course, make sure you read up on his analysis and track record before making the move.
2. Own / Start Percentages
Each player on your roster will have their own and start percentages listed. These are vital indicators of the quality of a player and you can see this by looking at the screenshot above. You can mouseover each OWN or START percentage graph for an exact number, along with trending percentage changes. Reliable players will not have any major fluctuations in OWN or START percentages (unless its a bye-week in football).
Spot start players, players on cold/hot streaks, or injured players will have larger fluctuations and should be looked at closely to avoid starting the wrong players.
The arrow indicators next to the OWN/START percentage graphs indicate if a player is having any type of significant movement up or down. A solid GREEN or solid RED arrow indicate a big directional move in START or OWN percentages. Pay attention to these, as they are a good indicator of the quality of the player and how others perception of that player is changing. If a player has a huge drop in OWN or START percentage, then click on him to read about his player news and view his performance metrics to learn why.
3. Player Projections
Player projections provide a detailed account on what to expect from this player based on the fantasy week or day. These are calculated based off our algorithm and they are updated several times throughout the day. The number next to each player in blue and white indicate their expected fantasy points in a standard H2H league.
Use these projections to help set your lineups. You can also use player projections to select available free agents, which can be accessed to the immediate right of the "My Roster" section.
You can customize player projections in the following ways:
Each player is assigned a trust rating of 1/100, with 100 being completely trustworthy. The trustworthyness of a player provides an indication on the chances this player will meet or exceed his fantasy expectations. Use the trust rating to help set your lineup, perform trades, or help deal with the waiver wire.
Would you rather start a player you can't trust that has big week potential, or a safer player who has a low ceiling but puts up consistent numbers? Ideally you would like to see all players in your starting lineup to have a 70%+ chance of meeting their expectations. Players with low trust, especially in fantasy football, means that you may be taking a huge risk.
A player may show up as N/A if there has not been enough games played or it's early in the season. Sooner or later, all players will be assigned a rating when they meet the games played quota.
The fantasy outlook indicates how well the team is set up for success. The ideal number is 80%+. In the screenshot above, it shows a green outlook bar but other colors include yellow and red. Your team's outlook is updated once per day, or any time you make roster moves.
The team Outlook should be looked at in conjunction with other factors to gauge how well your team is performing. These include: Season Projections, Weekly Projections, Daily Team Ratings & Rankings, Daily Position Based Rankings & Ratings.
A lot of factors contribute to your team's outlook, such as the health of your team, performance, and trends. If you have a bad record, but a good outlook, then you are doing your job as a team manager by trying your best to improve them. Alternatively, if you have a good record but a bad outlook then expect things to take a turn for the worse.
6. Player Schedule
Each player listed has a detailed schedule based on their matchups for the current week or day. These can be customized based on your type of fantasy league and the categories that you use. (Click on the settings link on the top right to modify these).
The shaded categories of Red and Green indicate how much better or worse this player is likely to perform based on his opponent. A dark Green or dark Red indicates that his performance could be impacted by as much as 30%. We factor this data into our projections, but also show you to provide a quick glance that your weekly/daily matchups.