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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:02 am

aman74 wrote:
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


No excel, no problem! Download the free open source suite called OpenOffice, it can make and read Microsoft Word, Excel documents for you. Here is the website.

http://www.openoffice.org
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby bagobonez » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:20 am

I've gotta suggest http://www.ffauthority.com considering I write for them. ;-D
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:50 am

bagobonez wrote:I've gotta suggest http://www.ffauthority.com considering I write for them. ;-D


So your......suggesting them because you work for them and you want us to check it out.....or that they have a draft tool...which is?
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby bagobonez » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:07 am

mystykoekaki wrote:
bagobonez wrote:I've gotta suggest http://www.ffauthority.com considering I write for them. ;-D


So your......suggesting them because you work for them and you want us to check it out.....or that they have a draft tool...which is?


Both, of course. The draft tool is League Master, go check it out! I'm going to be doing player spotlights on the site shortly, as well as SOS tables.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby aman74 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:28 am

No excel, no problem! Download the free open source suite called OpenOffice, it can make and read Microsoft Word, Excel documents for you. Here is the website.

http://www.openoffice.org[/quote]

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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:49 am

aman74 wrote:No excel, no problem! Download the free open source suite called OpenOffice, it can make and read Microsoft Word, Excel documents for you. Here is the website.

http://www.openoffice.org


Thanks for the tip![/quote]

Yep, no problem! :P

BTW: I've ran and tested that League Master in many mock drafts using more then one position and strategy. My personal opinion and conclusion is that, League Master is crap.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby aman74 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:38 pm

Yeah, I've heard from a couple that league master is pretty bad. I'll try some others.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby poopscoop » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:32 pm

I have updated the original comparison chart. I have added a two letter key for each tool. For example Draft Dominator = dd, League Master = lm, and so forth. There are a few post that say this tool suck or that tool is not worth it. Let's give reasons why so I can add them to the comparison. It sucks does not help me much 8-o.

Also this is where I would like to go next. I would like to find a reliable mock draft to use as a baseline. Then use each tool to redo the draft and then compare the team that each tool recommended, for those tools that recommend picks. First of all where is a good mock. And second what draft pick should I use in this comparison? I was thinking #6 in a 10 team league.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:00 pm

poopscoop wrote:I have updated the original comparison chart. I have added a two letter key for each tool. For example Draft Dominator = dd, League Master = lm, and so forth. There are a few post that say this tool suck or that tool is not worth it. Let's give reasons why so I can add them to the comparison. It sucks does not help me much 8-o.

Also this is where I would like to go next. I would like to find a reliable mock draft to use as a baseline. Then use each tool to redo the draft and then compare the team that each tool recommended, for those tools that recommend picks. First of all where is a good mock. And second what draft pick should I use in this comparison? I was thinking #6 in a 10 team league.


There are three places where I would recommend mock drafting.

1. Yahoo! Free leagues, just make a quick username and join a public league.
2. Fantasy football calculator, great mock drafting site but sometimes slow and glitchy.
3. Some people swear by using ESPN's free mock drafting site, which recently opened the doors to mocking.

I wouldn't simply try one spot, in a 10 team league try spot #1, #4, #7, #10 ...that way you get to try mocking in every quarter of the draft. And if you use ffc you can bang out two decent mocks per hour (depending on how fast people pick).

Hope this helps.

P.S. - Just by personal experience, Yahoo! leagues and ffc mocks are entirely different.
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Re: Fantasy Football Draft Tools Comparison.

Postby MikeBillsFan » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:14 pm

Hey gents. I didn't realize this thread got active again, because I thought I checked the notify on reply box the last time out. Glad I clicked over to find it. A few comments:

poopscoop - Thanks for updating the chart and keeping this discussion going.

aman74 (and others) - The Compiler and Draft Buddy will not work in OpenOffice. The reason is because there is significant backend programming that makes the Compiler and Buddy work, which is not compatible with anything except genuine Microsoft Excel. However, I have a solution for that. You can download a 60 day trial of MS Office from http://www.microsoft.com/office That will take you right through the pre-season into September at this point.

Juke and knapplc - Thanks for the kind words. knapp - If you used the Compiler way back when it was free then you should see today's version (plus Draft Buddy). They will seem like light years ahead of where they were then.
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