How To Set Expectations For The Upcoming NFL Season (Season Outlook)

How To Set Expectations For The Upcoming NFL Season (Season Outlook)

01 Aug, 2018

 

Season Outlook is Fanteractive’s app to get you started on the season! You have been waiting around since the last game of last season (and when you did your last Fanteractive Season Recap!) to get back in action and here is your opportunity to assess your team’s chances for this upcoming season!

The Season Outlook for a particular league opens up about 60 days prior to the start of the season. This way, the major trades have happened, you know what your opposition is going to look like, and you are “in the zone” to figure it all out and set your expectations! Expectations are a big part of success: setting expectations give us something to measure performance against. So, if your team goes 8-8 when you predicted 4-12, that that can actually be a successful season for them!

Fanteractive’s Season Outlook provides you a standard form to grade teams on several different factors including a position by position breakdown, coaching, personnel strength, strategy and more. The quantitative/qualitative method gives allows you to give a letter grade (A+, A, A-, B+, etc.) to each rating category and also to offer your own analysis points in the comments sections for each rating category. We all do this in our own heads, now we have a home for it all!

The letter grades give us a way to compare our impressions with those of other fans. By using a common rating criteria, you can do an “apples to apples” comparison of what other fans think about the team versus you. Helpful charts, graphs and other visualizations will help us all see what fans really think about their favorite teams.

The Season Outlook is in depth and provides an opportunity to be thorough in your analysis. While you score more points for rating each category,  it is flexible enough for you to answer just what you want or know. Don’t know how to rate the Defensive Line yet, when leave it as “No Opinion” until you feel strongly enough either way!

To complete a Season Outlook for your favorite team, registered users can access Season Outlook by:

  1. From the Main Navigation Bar, go to the Teams tab.
  2. Select your desired team from the listing. Utilize the Search tools on the right to search for a specific team, filter by sport, league, or other search criteria.
  3. Click on the Team to visit their Team Page. Here, you will see tabs for the team roster, schedule, team news, statistics, and the Season Outlook and Season Recap tabs.
  4. Click on Season Outlook:
    1. Season Outlook is your launching point to view other Fanagers’ predictions for the Team’s success for the upcoming season by simply clicking on the Fanalysis you would like to view.
    2. To create your own Fanalysis, Go to the Green Bar labeled “Submit your Season Outlook Fanalysis for” and select the “season” for which you want to evaluate the team in the dropdown.
    3. NOTE:  The Season dropdown will include the upcoming season in the team’s regular league as well as a separate “season” for any tournaments, contests, etc. (e.g., World Cup, Champions League, Olympics, Copa America, etc.)
  5. After you select the season you would like to predict, you will be brought to the sport-specific Outlook survey for that season. You will have:
    1. Quantitative: quantitative questions to grade a team in that category from A+ (best) to F (worst) – or No Opinion if you don’t know.
    2. Qualitative: Each section has Analysis boxes to expand on your selections and offer your insights. If you need more room, simply drag the lower right corner of the Analysis Box to expand it.
  6. The Outlook survey is broken down by tabs to help you focus your analysis. Simply click on a tab to move to the next or use the buttons at the bottom.
  7. When completed with your analysis, press Submit to save and publish your Season Outlook Fanalysis.

We will also be adding helpful shortcuts below to help new users to jump right in! Just click on any of the team links below to go right to that team’s Season Outlook page. If you are not already registered on Fanteractive, you will be asked for your email and a temporary account will be provided for you!

 

Season Outlook Links for NFL 2018 Season

Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins