Some of you may know my work through my articles here on DLF or my early work with the ORANGE Report but many of you likely are unaware that I also released a new report last offseason called The DOPE Charts. The reason for creating that piece was due to my love and overall enjoyment developing new and creative ways to display data. The piece was a collection of charts that attempted to display football data in new, unique, and innovative ways. Overall, the DOPE Charts wasn’t as well received as I had hoped but it’s a product that I’m very proud of nonetheless.
I still believe that data is best understood and appreciated when its displayed in a pleasing manner. In this way, I feel that infographics are the best intersection of displaying a great deal of data but making it each to understand and pleasing to read.
When I set out on my journey to create my first, serious infographic I thought about several data sets that might make an interest infographic but the more I thought about it the more sense it made to do an infographic on projecting the future of the NFL. Dynasty fantasy football, at its core, is all about attempting to predict the future and profit from those predictions.
This year it seems that the end of the dynasty season and the end of the calendar year fall especially close so what better time of the year to reflect on what has, or could have, been while looking forward to what could be or is likely to occur? First, let’s see what I came up with: