Good afternoon everybody!
I wanted to follow-up on the machine learning posts I had made a couple of weeks ago and share a sneak peak of a fun project I am working on to showcase real world machine learning in action around a subject many of you are very familiar with… Fantasy Sports. Specifically, Fantasy Football for the Premier League. I’ll go more in depth when I finish things up, but here’s a little summary:
There’s three different methods for using machine learning within Power BI built into the report: custom data tables using live data tables and what if parameters, clustering and pricing, and player statistics. The data tables on the initial page are custom visuals that uses what-if parameters to pull player statistics directly from the fantasy premier league website and performs a simple, yet amazing optimization model. The clustering and pricing models use k-means clustering and a linear regression model. And the player statistics contains web scraping, data cleaning, and general exploratory data analysis.