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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby MikeBillsFan » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:57 pm

mystykoekaki wrote:Thanks for answering those questions. Next question....what draft strategy did you personally use? (I can clarify if needed).


Maybe you should clarify a bit since this question could be answered in a number of ways. Big picture though, I'm a strong advocate of tiering. Here is an article I wrote back in '04 about it:

http://www.fftoday.com/articles/macgregor/tiering.htm
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:29 am

MikeBillsFan wrote:
mystykoekaki wrote:Thanks for answering those questions. Next question....what draft strategy did you personally use? (I can clarify if needed).


Maybe you should clarify a bit since this question could be answered in a number of ways. Big picture though, I'm a strong advocate of tiering. Here is an article I wrote back in '04 about it:

http://www.fftoday.com/articles/macgregor/tiering.htm


Rb, rb ..... wr, wr ..... rb,wr .....other?
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby MikeBillsFan » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:38 am

I don't lock into any particular positions and rather prefer to stay flexible, seeing where the draft takes me following my tiers. Read the article and you'll understand what I mean.

Now of course, depending where I'm drafting in the 1st I can more or less guess what I'm likely to do. It seems to me I was mostly drafting at the end of the 1st round last year (no luck). In that case I would in most cases go RB-WR since I thought the value of a top tier WR outweighed the RB at that point, with so many already off the board. And this would especially be the case in PPR leagues (which I prefer) and ones that start 3 WR with an option for a 4th in the flex spot.

My first draft this year though I did draft 10th of 12 and went RB-RB.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby BigMak » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:45 am

Has anybody used Fantistics? The website is http://www.insiderfootball.com I have used them for Baseball and it is very good. Just not sure how these programs would help in football.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:32 am

BigMak wrote:Has anybody used Fantistics? The website is http://www.insiderfootball.com I have used them for Baseball and it is very good. Just not sure how these programs would help in football.


I haven't but I have been testing these programs in mock drafts. I'm not impressed by the ones I have tried (FREE programs). DDT is okay, it will pick a decent team if you go by the value picker but you could do so much better if you drafted yourself. League Master in my opinion is worthless, picked a horrible team.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby knapplc » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:05 pm

Hey Mike, welcome to the Cafe! ;-D

I used the Cheatsheet Compiler a few years ago when it was free, and I loved it. I especially liked how Mike was willing to exchange emails answering questions for a free product. I have never used the Draft Buddy, but then I didn't have a laptop to take to my draft before.

The Compiler is pretty easy. You plug in your stats and hit the magic button and away it goes. It produced a pretty good sheet, and I don't remember having any gripes about the projections (or not many, anyway). The stats were updated at least once during the preseason, and if I recall correctly they were updated more than once as the preseason progressed.

I would recommend Cheatsheet Compiler to anyone who is willing to pay $$$ for a product. If Draft Buddy is anywhere near as good as the CC, I would recommend that, too.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby Juke » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:14 pm

Love the color tiers for value based drafting, unique rankings for different systems (and unique color tiers for those systems), projections, and player write-ups:

http://www.footballdocs.com/draft_advisor.html

Best part is free version to evaluate (click big button on bottom). Based on 1980 stats -- where do you even find 1980 stats?? Anyway, pretty cool. ;-D

Also, while I am at it --- nice to chime in Mike from FFToday. The compiler is a VERY cool tool too. Love it! ;-D

http://www.fftoday.com/compiler/index.htm
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby moose_ffc » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:10 am

MikeBillsFan wrote:I don't lock into any particular positions and rather prefer to stay flexible, seeing where the draft takes me following my tiers. Read the article and you'll understand what I mean.


I second that.

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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby aman74 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:51 pm

Juke wrote:Love the color tiers for value based drafting, unique rankings for different systems (and unique color tiers for those systems), projections, and player write-ups:

http://www.footballdocs.com/draft_advisor.html

Best part is free version to evaluate (click big button on bottom). Based on 1980 stats -- where do you even find 1980 stats?? Anyway, pretty cool. ;-D

Also, while I am at it --- nice to chime in Mike from FFToday. The compiler is a VERY cool tool too. Love it! ;-D

http://www.fftoday.com/compiler/index.htm


Looks pretty good and you don't need Excell like you do with alot of the other ones. I don't have Excell so I'm limited.

Anyone know the site that has what I believe they call value based drafting incorporating ADP, claims to be very sophisticated, but it's hard to do without actually using a computer at the draft.

Edit, here is the one I was thinking of: http://www.thecoordinator.com/features.html
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby bobbing_headz » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:05 am

I use the stuff from footballguys.com. You can download a free version, it's just not updated after July 15 or something. That's fine with me cause the only thing really to update is projections and depth charts which aren't a big deal.
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