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Power BI NFL Football Stats Comparisons and Analysis Report is now available!

fantasy football data and analyticsFor the past few years I’ve combined my love of professional football and analytics by releasing a series of Power BI reports featuring player statistics. This year is no different. This year I’m finally able to release my NFL Football Stats, Comparisons, and Analysis reports featuring the stats for players at the quarterback, runningback, wide receiver, tightend, and kicker positions. Unlike previous years, this years reports are based on data from NFL.com. My goal for producing this report is, as nerdy as this is, to give me a leg up on my fantasy football drafts. If you’ve ever played fantasy football, you know the key to winning is having the deepest roster and I hope that these reports will allow me to identify middle and late round talent using the collected data in a readable and navigable format.

View the Power BI NFL Stats, Comparisons, and Analysis Reports here

I think this is probably my best version of the NFL stats report that I’ve released yet, and there’s a few reasons why I think so. First, I included comparisons between each individual player and league averages, which I hope will provide valuable insight into where each player stacks up compared to the rest of the league.

Secondly, I included colored KPIs on the Team Dashboard to indicate how a player compares to the league. For instance, if a running back has a green KPI for Yards Rushing, that means they rushed for 10% more yards compared to the rest of the league. Yellow would indicate the player rushed for between 90% and 110% of the league average, and red would mean they only rushed for less than 90% of the league average.

Also, I included filters on the analysis reports for

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Power BI Architecture Diagram v3 is Now Available!

Over the past couple weeks there has been a ton of news and announcements around the direction Microsoft is taking Power BI. Between Power BI Premium and Power BI Report Server, my head has been spinning trying to stay educated on all the new changes and enhancements. With all these announcements, it was definitely time to update my Power BI architecture diagram to reflect the addition of Power BI Premium and Power BI Report Server.

Here’s how to install and set up Power BI Report Server (Preview)

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Microsoft Business Intelligence Materials from Discussion at Jacksonville University

Today I had the wonderful pleasure for leading a discussion regarding the products, services, and tools Microsoft provides in the business intelligence stack. I met with Jacksonville University students and faculty and also had the pleasure of speaking with members of local businesses that are interested in leveraging Microsoft technologies. It was a wonderful experience and I had a great time!

If you’d like to download my slide deck from the discussion and presentation today, you can find that here.

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Introduction to Power BI Desktop – Session Materials Available

imageFor my second time, I was afforded the great opportunity to present virtually to the great people of the Madison Power BI User Group. I’m always really excited when someone invites me back a second time to speak because that means that the first time wasn’t completely awful! We had a great time last evening discussing Continue reading Introduction to Power BI Desktop – Session Materials Available