Monday, November 9, 2009

NBA Progressive Feed for Fantasy Basketball Now Live

Last year we had end of quarter updates for our Daily Fantasy Basketball leagues. This year our in game updates have been less than perfect. Well that is putting it nicely. Our live feed vendor completely dropped end of quarter scoring updates in favor of a new progressive NBA feed, and forgot to mention it to us preseason. So we have struggled with halftime and final box score updates only as we have worked on implementing the new NBA progressive feed. Well we are proud to say it has been up and running correctly for several days now. I need to throw out a disclaimer here, as our stat vendor has done the same. This is a new progressive feed that is not staffed in the same way that the baseball and football feeds are. It is not expected to be as accurate or as fast as our baseball and football in-game scoring is. In watching the live scoring, I would have to agree right now. It works pretty well as a way to see where you are in a league, but there are some scoring issues here and there. As with all of our fantasy leagues, fantasy basketball is settled with the official final NBA box scores, so any in-game scoring errors are corrected at that time. The fast pace of basketball also tends to put things more noticeably behind than with Baseball or Football. There are delays in the system from when the snapshot of scoring was taken and when that data is delivered to our website. For baseball or football even with a 10 minute delay, 90% of fantasy scores showing will be accurate. With fantasy basketball and the same scoring delay, most fantasy scores will be inaccurate. Anyway, enough on boring progressive scoring. Enjoy our faster updating daily fantasy basketball leagues and learn even quicker how much money you will be making tonight as a result of your superior NBA knowledge.

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