NFL Data Comparison Tool on the Latest NFL Stats

Posted on Nov 7, 2016
The skills the author demoed here can be learned through taking Data Science with Machine Learning bootcamp with NYC Data Science Academy.

*NOTE: Support of the Stattleship API, which powers NFL Compare!, has suddenly ended. Without further news, the app will be in the process of moving to using a different API or data in the near future*


Is Larry Fitzgerald really past his prime? How has Matt Forte performed over the years?Β  Let's say you're a fan, a fantasy football player, or actual football player or personnel, and you were interested in the data statistics of a certain player. The obvious choice would be to go to search the websites of NFL, Yahoo, or ESPN for stats. Pretty straightforward right? Let's say however, you wanted to compare a player across time or two players at once. That's where the NFL Compare! comes into play.

NFL Compare! Data

The two main ideas and functionalities of NFL Compare! is to compare and visualize the performance of NFL players. Currently, the data is only limited to offensive positions and seasons starting from 2011 to current. The usage is simple: select the year, and then enter a player's name.:


One can also choose which stat to display and which graph to display:

NFL Data Comparison Tool on the Latest NFL Stats




For comparison, the player can enter another player:

NFL Data Comparison Tool on the Latest NFL Stats

Or even select aΒ year to compare that player across a different season, or even compare the player to himself across a different season:

NFL Data Comparison Tool on the Latest NFL Stats

That's it! Be sure to check back for future implementations such as more stats, and more players!


The app can be accessed [here]Β  *LINK BACK SOON*Β  Current Version: 1.0





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Luke Chu

Luke is an aspiring data scientist with a background in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, and Programming. He started learning data science due to his love of game and sport statistics and exposure from his prior job at Riot...
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Geezzeer January 8, 2017
What's the source of your comment regarding end of support of the stattleship API?

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