By this question, I mean do you track the draft yourself or just watch the board? Do you use any online sites to track players? I think I am pretty good at this, but want some last minute advice before I draft on Saturday.
Just had my money league draft, here's what I did to try and gain an edge (I'm too stubborn to pay for software to easily gain an edge)
Did my research, rankings, and came up with VBD values for players. Had them ranked 40-80 deep depending on position, along with their ADP value.
Went through my rankings and the ADP values, and created a short list of 4-5 players to target in each of the first 10 rounds based on how much value they were.
On draft day (live draft via computer), I had open on my computer the following:
- a player news search engine
- my VBD/ADP rankings which I used to mark off taken players
- my shortlist of value players
- an empty listing for 12 team rosters
- a listing by week and bye teams in alphabetical order of the NFL bye weeks
Now this was a lot of work, but I used the search engine in the later rounds to double check situations like "Where is Matt Jones in the depth chart?" or "How hurt is Kevin Jones?" I marked off players on my own rankings as they were taken, and I kept track of all the team rosters (including bye weeks for myself).