Pro Football Doc, a San Diego, CA-based subscription service that gives bettors and fantasy players insightful injury assessments, closed a $1m seed funding round.
The backers were not disclosed.
Led by Dr. David Chao, who served as head team physician for the San Diego Chargers for 17 years, Pro Football Doc identifies and diagnoses player injuries and assesses what that injury will mean for individual player statistics and team outcomes as a whole. The proprietary Injury Index®, which assigns letter grades to the relative health of every team, is distributed 48 hours prior game time. In addition, the Pro Football Doc team monitors all NFL games, identifying injuries as they happen resulting in real-time Player Updates. Injury assessments are available to subscribers immediately, which allows for bettors to act prior to point spread moves. Videos are also posted on the website reviewing the latest injury information: pre-game inactive players, half-time updates, post-game wraps and news as it occurs.
In addition to raising funding, Pro Football Doc has also secured strategic partnership deals with a number of big players in the NFL fantasy and wagering industry, such as Fan Duel, Outkick the Coverage, Sports Grid, Fade The Noise and Fantasy Pros. These partnerships will allow the company to expose their insights to hundreds of thousands of football gamblers and fantasy players, and broadening PFD’s visibility.