A) For all those fellow math nerds out there, here's a bit more information on the magic that makes The Machine work.

#### Create Player Projections

The first step is to create fantasy point projections for all NFL players. Starting with projections that come from FantasySharks, ProFootball Focus Fantasy, CBS Sports, and FantasyFootball Metrics, we blend these projections based on a mix that you specify and then apply to your league’s scoring rules, to generate a fantasy point projections for each player, for each week.

#### Create Fantasy Point Probability Distributions

Next, The Machine builds fantasy point probability distributions for each player based on historical projection variance1 and accuracy2 data.Then it adds historic injury (and other events that prevent players from being available for a game) rates and accounts for backups on your roster to come up with a probability distribution for each week, for each starting position.

#### Create Team Fantasy Point Probability Distributions

Using the probability projections of each starter, The Machine – Fantasy Football builds total fantasy point distributions for each team, for each week.Using these distributions, it is able to determine the probability to win matchups, build total season fantasy point distributions, or weekly ranking probabilities for leagues that use victory points.

#### Determine Playoff Probabilities

Next using the regular season probability simulation result, The Machine – Fantasy Football, uses advanced algorithms that account for league divisions to determine each team’s playoff seeding probabilities.

#### Calculate Probability to Win

Finally, The Machine calculates what you care about the most, your probability to win it all! Using the playoff seeding probabilities and playoff matchup probabilities it calculates the probability of each team to win the championship.