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.