I have been using the Fantasy API and created a script that updates the info and stats for all the players in my database. I noticed that if I have the data returned in JSON format that the keys do not always matchup. For example, I would assume that the format of the response would be the same for all NFL quarterbacks, but this is not the case. The location of the "editorial_team_full_name" is different for Tony Romo and Eli Manning. This makes it extremely difficult to automate updates of player information. Unless of course I am missing something....?
What do you mean by the "location" of the editorial team full name? Do you mean its index in the json response array?
The Yahoo documentation (as well as a post on this messageboard) seem to indicate that the preferred method of transferring data through YDN is XML. I am partial to JSON for many reasons, but it appears that the XML -> JSON process used by Yahoo does not work properly in my initial findings.