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  • Morley

    I’ve messaged Daniel about this a few times but haven’t yet gotten a response. I’m guessing he hasn’t seen his inbox and am hoping this gets seen here.

    It seems that Yahoo counts what constitutes a cross very differently than other sites. Furthermore, they partner with Rotowire for player blurbs, which also counts this stuff differently.

    Take Matt Ritchie, Rotowire gives consistently gives him credit for significantly more crosses than Yahoo credits him for. https://sports.yahoo.com/dailyfantasy/research/completed Against Everton, Rotowire gave him 9 crosses and this was mentioned in his player blurb attached to his yahoo player card. But Yahoo credited him for 2. His most recent game, his player card still has a blurb saying he had 10 crosses but Yahoo only gave him credit for 1.

    This difference is not insignificant and would have very large ramifications on scoring in soccer. It would also significantly change pricing structures as obviously Ritchie wouldn’t be dirt cheap if he suddenly became one of the safest plays. I’m not crying foul, I’m just asking for a clear definition of what constitutes in Yahoo scoring.

    It’d also be nice, if they stopped getting Rotowire blurbs when Rotowire clearly accounts for crosses using different criteria. They should also review their match pages, which also give play by play talking about guys like Ritchie crossing it in that never get counted in their DFS offering. Given that they clearly cross promote these things (like in basketball when you look at box scores they also tell you how many dfs points they’d have scored) this is something that is very confusing and should be addressed.

    Would just like a clear definition of a cross and to turn the tap off of information feeds that aren’t relevant to Yahoo’s scoring.

  • rgriffin37

    Yahoo gives points for accurate crosses while Draft Kings give points for all crosses. Crosses on Yahoo are quite a bit less important than they are on DK. You still want guys that cross a lot, due to crosses often leading to shots and potential assists, but you won’t accrue nearly as many points for a guy who sends in 10 crosses but only connects on 2. That guy would get 10 points on DK and only 2 on Yahoo. On DK guys who cross a lot are priced way up because their floor is so much higher. These same guys are not nearly as valuable on Yahoo. Crossing is still a factor, just not nearly as big of one as it is on DK.

    On Rotowire the “ACR” stat is what I believe should translate to the Yahoo cross stats. If you sort EPL stats by cross, the leader is Matt Ritchie with 221. In the next column over you’ll see that he has been credited with 53 accurate crosses.

  • Morley

    you sir are a gentleman, and a scholar

    thank you for clarifying

  • rgriffin37

    No problem, glad to help. It’s probably the most glaring scoring difference between the two sites. I personally prefer Yahoo’s scoring as it seems to place a more realistic value on players based on how they actually play. If you cross 17 times but are only accurate twice, you get 17 DK points but you may actually suck at crossing the ball.

  • Morley

    yeah I like yahoo much better too

    here’s hoping they just swap cross to accurate cross – which really clears the matter up significantly

  • DanielHaight

    • Yahoo Representative

    Well said. We’ll reach out to rotowire to see what they can do about the player notes, to at least different between crosses attempted and successful crosses.

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