Learn to Code with Fantasy Football

Python. Pandas. Web Scraping. Databases. SQL. Machine Learning. APIs.

All applied to Fantasy Football.

Learn Python & Data Science Fundamentals with Fantasy Football

Learning to code isn't hard, there's just a learning curve. That's why the most important thing is starting with a project you're excited about.

This book will take you from playing around with stats in Excel to scraping websites, building databases and running your own machine learning models.


β€œThis book was really, really well done.”

Bill Connelly

Learn How to Do Your Own Football Analysis in Python

You'll learn β€” step by step and applied to fantasy fooball β€” how to program your own analysis. You'll also learn how to make plots like these πŸ‘‡:

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☝️ with 2 lines of code!

β€œAmazingly awesome... the way the learning is framed here is 10x what you'll get someplace else.”


What People Are Saying

"The book here was really, really well done..."

β€” Bill Connelly, ESPN

"This is amazingly awesome. I’ve recently slowly crept into data science driven by a pet passion for fantasy sport analytics. ...the way the learning is framed here is 10x what you’ll get someplace else."

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β€œI was amazed by how you broke down complicated concepts and made them easier to understand.”


Get Learn to Code with Fantasy Football

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Includes book, datasets, example scripts, end of chapter problems with full solutions, and flashcards.

  • The 270 page book in PDF format + files

  • 300+ spaced repetition flash cards

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Book + 2021 Developer Kit


The book, files and flashcards, plus the 2021 developer kit. Includes API and Fantasy Math web access for the 2021 season.

  • The 270 page book in PDF format + files

  • 300+ spaced repetition flash cards

  • Four step-by-step project guides + final code

  • 2021 Fantasy Math Simulation API Access

  • 2021 Fantasy Math Web Access

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2021 Developer Kit Only

Already own Learn to Code with Fantasy Football and just need the developer kit + API access for 2021? Get it now for $59.

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β€œI've taken automate the boring stuff, python for finance, etc and while those course are great... I seem to be understanding it better because its about a subject I like.”


2021 Fantasy Football Developer Kit

A project based guide to help you get better at Python and fantasy football. Analyze your team using state of the art tools that you build.

What We'll Make


2021 Projects

Automatic Team & League Import - NEW

We'll write code to pull down player and matchup info from your ESPN, Yahoo, Fleaflicker or Sleeper leagues, learning more about real life APIs, authentication and more along the way.

After that, we'll connect this project to the league analyzer and who do I start calculator projects below for instant analysis.

Who Do I Start Calculator

We'll build a tool that takes in you and your opponents lineup, a list of guys you're thinking about starting and returns the probability of winning with each one.

Access to the 2021 API means you'll be able to use it to help your team this year. And the same, best-in-class simulations Fantasy Math uses means you'll be able to take into account variance and real life correlations among players to start the guy who maximizes your probability of winning.

League Analyzer

We'll build a league analysis tool to get get projections, betting lines, over-under and probability each team gets the high or low. Whether you share the results with your league or keep the intel to yourself is up to you.

Best Ball Projector

Enter in different best ball lineups and get back projected scores, utilization percentages and more. Traditionally, projecting best ball lineups has been difficult/impossible to do with any real accuracy, but working with simulated point projections makes it easy. Plus we'll learn a lot in in the process.

β€œI wouldn't be where I'm at with the Python language today without this to book to kick start things.”


What will you learn?

Python β€” This flexible language is the foundation of everything from data munging to web scraping to machine learning. You'll also learn about its key data library Pandas, the modeling and machine learning libraries statsmodels and scikit-learn, and how to do data visualizations with seaborn.

Web Scraping and APIs β€” Next time you run across a site with data you'd like to analyze you'll know how to grab data via its public API if it's available, or build a web scraper to get it yourself if it's not.

Machine Learning and Statistics β€” You'll learn the difference between a regression and a random forest, and will know when and how to build both.

Databases and SQL β€” Build your own database β€” whether it's for player statistics, to keep track of opponent tenancies, etc β€” and use SQL to get data in and out of it.

All in the context of fantasy football and designed so you can learn how to apply them to your own questions and do your own analysis.

About the author


Hi! My name is Nate and I'm a self-taught programmer and data scientist based in Milwaukee, WI.

A few years ago, I didn't know anything about Python, SQL, machine learning, web scraping or any of the other topics covered here.

So, I taught myself. It took a few years and I ran into a lot of dead ends along the way, but ultimately I figured it out. In this book, I distill everything I've learned to provide a step-by-step guide to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

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More of What People Are Saying

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"...very engaging so far compared to some of the other online resources I've tried to pick this up with."

β€” Tim M

"...could not be more satisfied with the content. ...it has been great to work through your in-depth examples learning new skills. I had a previous interest in this sort of analysis and have had intermediate programming experience, but never could tie the two together."

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"I spent a few minutes going through the charting examples... I really REALLY enjoyed it."

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