All Cheat Sheets (Value Based or Tiered) and Positional Draft Rankings are accessed from the Draft Analyzer results page.
If you are a Draft Package or Championship Package member and have set up a team and scoring system, please go to your Draft Analyzer set up page and complete the steps.If you are brand new and haven't set up a team and scoring system, please continue reading.
Welcome to FFS! Let's walk you thru step by step about how to get started and explain a couple of other features you'll probably have questions about later on. But we'll start at the beginning.
Before you can access the cheat sheets or get player rankings, you have to first create a team name (you'll populate it with players later after your draft) and enter your scoring system and starting roster requirements. This way the analyzer can create customized cheat sheets specific to your scoring system. If you do not know what your league scoring system is yet, I recommend just leaving it at the "Basic/Standard" default it automatically sets to when you first access the page. You can always go back in later and set it manually by simply making any changes and clicking the Save button at the bottom.
You also need to make sure to manually set the minimum and maximum number of starters at each position and the number of player flex options (if any). If you don't do this, the results you see on the Draft Analyzer results page will be less accurate and your Lineup Analyzer won't recommend the correct amount of starters during the season.
Follow these directions:
Log in by going to the grey Login button on the upper right.
Scroll your mouse over the grey Tools button on the upper left and choose "Roster Management".
Click the link for: "Begin naming and creating your fantasy football rosters (maximum 5) now!"
Name the team and click "create team now"
That will take you to the starting roster requirements and customized scoring page. Fill in those areas (including flex options if any) and click "save". Thru the "Enhanced Scoring" tab you can also customize for each individual position if your league gives different bonuses to different positions for the same scoring category. If not, just the "Scoring" tab needs to be filled in.
For example: If your league requires you to start 1 QB, 2 RB's, 3 WR's, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 Defense you should set the min and max at each position to those numbers and set the flex option to 0.
If that league instead gave you the option of starting either a 3rd RB, 4th WR, or 2nd TE, you would set the flex option to 1 and the max numbers at RB to 3, at WR to 4, and at TE to 2.
Below that is the scoring system manager. Simply fill in any changes to the generic scoring system we have set up as a default there. When finished, click on the "Save" button.
After that scroll your mouse over the grey Tools button again to choose which analyzer product you want to run.
For example, if you want to run the Draft Analyzer, choose the Draft Analyzer. That will take you to the page where you choose which team you want to run the Draft Analyzer for. Choose the team you want to run the Analyzer for by clicking on the link connected to that team's name.
This will take you to the Draft Analyzer set up page. Here you use the drop down bars to enter the number of teams in your league, and the number of rounds in your draft. After setting those, for simplest use, click the "Use default for max players" button and then make sure there isn't a check mark on the line that says "Allow TEs to be used as WRs" (the only reason to have that box checked is if the TE position is completely optional in your league). The reason for using the default for max players is that the max number of players at each position must add up to equal the number of rounds in your draft. We have set it up to specifically weight the QB, RB, and WR positions and ignore the idea of selecting backups at TE, K, and D. But by all means you can manually change those default max numbers if you like. If you choose to do that, be sure the max numbers add up to equal the rounds in your draft.
Click the "Run Raw Data Analyzer button".
The system will take anywhere from a few seconds to maybe a minute to pull up the Value Based Draft Board. And on that results page there are also links to see the individual position rankings, along with customized Tier Rankings cheat sheets, and each individual player's stat projections.
After you've completed your draft, you'll be able to enter the players you drafted by going back to the "Roster Management" section and clicking on the team name. That will take you to a page where you can add (and subtract if you make a trade or free agent transaction later on) the players on your team so our Lineup and Trade Analyzers can make their analysis for your team during the season.
Also, this way the system knows who is on your team for our Starter Alerts. Starter Alerts are specific player alerts sent to you either via email or to your smart phone about specific players just on your roster. Injuries, demotions, etc are sent directly to you usually with recommendations about how to proceed. Starter Alerts can be signed up for by choosing "Manage Starter Alerts" when you hover your mouse over the grey Tools tab.
Some Starter Alerts will be for players specifically not on your team. These are usually advisories about players who may be available in your league that you might consider adding to your roster for one reason or another.
Just a side note: since our software does not interface with league management sites, it cannot know whether those players are available in your specific league. It is up to you to check for them on your league management site.
We also provide weekly positional Power Rankings during the regular season. Each week we list the top 32 QB's, TE's, K's, and D/ST's, along with the top 40 RB's and top 60 WR's in order of their Probability Points Projection based on the scoring system you set up for that league. The Power Rankings can be accessed by clicking on any of the positional links you see when you hover the mouse over the grey "Rankings" button.
The one element we can't provide is "luck". But it's been said that Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity. We try to provide the best Preparation which in turn should lead to the best chances for good luck.
With that in mind, we wish you the best of luck in your fantasy leagues this season!
If you still have any questions, contact us