Fantasy Football Week 3 Notebook

Sep 17, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Each week during the regular season, I will be curating data from Sportradar’s awesome radar 360 tool to surface stats that could prove helpful – or at least interesting — for fantasy owners. I’ll look back at what has already happened and peek ahead toward what to expect this weekend. With that pithy introduction out of the way, let’s look at some cool stats.


Severino Stands Alone as Breakout SP Star in the AL

Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

While the rest of the talk around baseball as far as American League starting pitchers has centered on who should win the Cy Young award between Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, a 23-year-old ace in New York City has somehow flown under the radar as one of the very best hurlers on the junior circuit this year.


Fantasy Football Week 2 Notebook

Sep 11, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Here we are in Week 2 of the fantasy football season and already we have widespread wailing and gnashing of teeth as owners lament the dislocated wrist suffered by the consensus No. 1 overall pick, David Johnson. I’m here to tell you it will be okay (well, maybe). How’s that for encouragement? Sure, you can dwell on the loss of Johnson… and Allen Robinson and Danny Woodhead, but the smart play is to soldier on. I can only assume those guys would want it that way.


NBA Official API Now Available


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We are pleased to announce that our NBA Official API is now available. Powered by the NBA and their proprietary NBA Global Statistical System (NGSS), Sportradar’s NBA Official API offers the best live NBA data on the market. For NBA Official, we have added new features to make our API even faster and more comprehensive.


Clayton Kershaw is in Rarefied Air Among Big League Starters

Sep 1, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Few people can dispute that, when healthy, Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the world. The trouble is, he just hasn’t been healthy enough in recent years. Last year he was limited to just 149 innings as he dealt with a herniated disc in his back. He’s just barely over that with a little less than a month to go this season, but again it has been back issues which have limited him this season.



Aug 19, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In case you somehow missed it, the start of another NFL season is nigh. For about 60 million Americans that also means it’s the start of another fantasy football season. Things kick off in Foxboro tonight as the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots begin defense of their crown against the Kansas City Chiefs.


New from Sportradar: Game Stream


Provide your fans a unique game experience featuring interactive 3D play visualizations built with NFL player tracking data, delivered immediately after game changing plays. Coinciding with the start of the 2017 NFL Season, we’re pleased to announce our newest product: Game Stream.


NHL Official API v5 Now Available


In advance of the 2017-2018 NHL season, we are pleased to announce our NHL Official API v5 is now available. We’ve added new features and greater depth to the most comprehensive live NHL data coverage on the market provided from our exclusive partnership with the NHL and their proprietary Hockey Information Tracking System (HITS).