Main post doesn't have footballdocs listed and should also show that footballguys has a free, just not an updateable version.
I see guys really like the draft tools, but I don't quite see why. Do you just use them to get an idea of when guys are being taken? I've found my own leagues to vary so greatly from these lists that I just rely on my own experience.
My need is more for good cheatsheets that you can enter your own scoring into. I've done a few free ones so far and printed them up. They vary so wildly that once again, you have to do your homework.
I like to look at this stuff to get a general idea, but in over a decade of fantasy football, I'm not sure exactly how these tools are being used to such a great extent.
We have been doing auction drafts lately. Any free sites with auction values? I don't see the value of a draft tool for an auction...cheatsheets, yes.
Forgot to ask, are there any free online tools that allow you to move the players around to where you want them on the list?
Anthony - Drafting tools should be able to use what you talk about. ADP (Average Draft Position), which basically shows you where players are being taken. At GotFantasyFootball.com, we get our ADP numbers from MockDraftCentral.com. For example, I can say that we have Thomas Jones projected higher then a lot of other running backs. However, with ADP, I know that he isn't being selected until the 3rd round. So let's say that have pick 1.3, 2.10, 3.3, I know that I can wait until 3.3 to get T. Jones.
On the flip side, because we do have him ranked higher, we may "suggest" him before 2.10.
As far as CheatCheat, we also have a VBD cheat sheet, where you input #Starters at Scoring.
Regarding your last request and the ability to move players away. Currently, we do not have this. I can say that TheCoordiator did have the ability to "upload" your own rankings. This is the most requested enhancement that we have for GotFantasyFootball.com. We won't be adding this feature for this year, but are strongly looking into it for 2008.
In short Draft Tools, are a very good guide as it manages ADP, your needs, your opponents needs, dVBD, etc. However, if you have a highly unpredictable league, then no system or tool can prepare you for this. I will still recommend a tool, for you own sanity and not to get caught up in the hype and emotion of a draft.
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How is Rotoworlds Draft Guide? I bought FFToday's package and it was a waste IMO. The rankings they give are the same as their free ranking on the site and I don't like their tiers because they separate them by differences of 20 when I prefer 16. I'm thinking of buying Rotoworld's Draft Guide or FootballDocs next year, leaning towards Rotoworld since I'd only use FootballDocs for articles. Any suggestions?
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ff_elite wrote:How is Rotoworlds Draft Guide? I bought FFToday's package and it was a waste IMO. The rankings they give are the same as their free ranking on the site and I don't like their tiers because they separate them by differences of 20 when I prefer 16. I'm thinking of buying Rotoworld's Draft Guide or FootballDocs next year, leaning towards Rotoworld since I'd only use FootballDocs for articles. Any suggestions?
Your missing out IMO by just checking out articles. I used FootballDocs for my drafts this season and they were pretty money rankings. I guess I will have to wait and see how the season pans out, but I think I have some of the stronger teams in my leagues (which is very impressive considering I wasn't lucky enough to get the #1 or #2 picks in ANY of my leagues this season).
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