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INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition

  • 1.  INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition

    Posted 07-02-2019 22:51

    The INFORMS Section on OR is Sports (SpORts) is organizing a fantasy sports competition during the upcoming INFORMS annual meeting in Seattle. The competition will focus on NFL fantasy football and is free to participate through DraftKings. Please see the INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition website for information on how to participate, important dates, and example tutorials. Contact any member of the organizing committee below with questions. Don't miss the chance to compete in the inaugural INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition!

    INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition Organizing Committee

    Ben Grannan, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
    Department of Business & Accounting
    Furman University

  • 2.  RE: INFORMS Fantasy Sports Competition

    Posted 09-06-2019 11:51

    In order to ensure everyone is able to enter their lineups and participate, we've created a practice competition.  The lobby is available at this link: Please take a few minutes to enter a single lineup (or up to 10 if you'd like to practice!) in the contest lobby for a main slate classic competition this Sunday, to ensure you able to join our contest for the main event on October 20th. This is only for practice and the results of the practice competition this weekend will have no impact on your score in the actual competition, which will be based solely on the performance of your top scoring entry in the competition on October 20th.

    Please forward this information to as many people as you can.  We'd like to have as many participants as possible. 

    Please refer to the competition website ( for additional information.

    Ben Grannan
    Assistant Professor
    Furman University
    Greenville SC