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Topic: Draft Analyzer
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Joined: August 10
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Post Date: 08/05/10 19:14
I just purchased the "Championship" package for this site. I want to set up the "Draft Analyzer" with my league scoring rules. When I click on it, it takes me to some fantasy challenge team?? Am I doing something wrong??
 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 08/07/10 06:30
Since all the projections are personalized to your specific scoring
system, the system needs your league information before it can create cheat sheets and rankings.
After you log in go into the "My Rosters" tab on the upper right of the home page. Click on the link "Begin naming and creating your fantasy football rosters (maximum 5) now!"
Name your team and click the button "Create Team Now"
Set up your starters and flex players (if any) for each position. If your league starts 2 RB's and 2 WR's and has a flex option for starting a 3rd RB or WR you would enter a min of 2 starters and max of 3 starters for each of those positions.
Then enter your scoring system. If you have any special scoring bonuses like defensive bonuses/penalties for yards or points allowed, or an offensive position gets an extra bonus for reaching a certain amount of rushing/receiving/passing yards, there is a drop down bar under the defensive scoring column that says "Select Type of Ramge" and this is where you would enter those extra bonuses. After each of those (if any) you would click on the button that says "Save and Add New Range".
When all are entered, click on the button at the bottom that says "Save and Go Back!"
You should now be at a page that shows the team name and links to access each of the analyzer tools. Click on the link for the Draft Analyzer.
On the Draft Analyzer (DAN) page, use the drop down bars to pull up the appropriate number of teams in your league and the number of rounds in your draft. Ignore the "What draft position do you have" bar since that function is not operational at this time. Your min starters for each position should have automatically been imported to this page so you just need to set the max number of players at each you expect to draft. We have set up a default system for calculating the max players at each position using our formula of not drafting backups at lower priority positions like TE, K and D and assigning more draft relevance on positions like RB and WR. We also recommend not drafting more than 1 backup QB so if you only start one in your league, it will default to 2. You can use this button to set the max numbers for each position or you can manually change them yourself if your league places special roster limits on the amount of players you can have at each position.
If TE's are an optional position in your league, place a checkmark in the box next to "Allow TE's to be used as WR's" by clicking on the box. If your league requires you to start a TE, make sure the box is clear.
The next check box "Show players not expected to be drafted" is there for you to choose whether you want to see all players on the Draft Analyzer (which I myself do prefer) or whether you just want to see those players the system feels should be drafted based on the max numbers entered for each position. If you don't want to see all players and their projections and rankings, uncheck the mark in that box. If you do, leave it there.
Click on the "Run Analyzer" Or "Run Raw Data Analyzer" button to activate the system for creating a customized Value Based Draft board and the Tier ranking cheat sheets based on your scoring system. For an explanation on the difference between the two different analyzer options, here's a link to a post in our
Forums area that explains it:
For what it's worth, I prefer using raw data as it assigns projected points value to the decimals within the system instead of rounding to the nearest whole number before assigning projected points value.
The Value Based Board will pull up after you click on one of the 2 analyzer options and above the board itself there will be links for printable versions of both the Value Based Board and the Tier Rankings system for each position.
If you have questions about what the two numbers next to a players name on the Value Based Board mean, we have another post in our Forums that explains the difference between the overall projected fantasy points and the value based draft number:
For what it's worth, while some really like Value Based Drafting, I much prefer Tiering myself and it is the only way I do any of my own drafts. For an explanation of the two systems and how they are used, please check out:
The article was written several years ago, so the names of the players used in the examples are dated, but the prinicpals and concepts of both systems haven't changed, nor do they change from year to year.
On any given Sunday any fantasy team can beat another, only to still lose Monday night.
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