It is no secret that analytics is playing an increasingly larger role in sports as time goes by. I, as both a data scientist and football head coach, am deeply interested in the intersection between these areas. In this study I present a Genetic Algorithm developed from scratch in Python to answer the following question: Respecting the salary cap, what is the best possible 53-man NFL roster that can be built? …


Lucas Moda

Astronomer, Data Scientist, American Football Head Coach and Writer

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