Draft Dominator Application

  Updated 9/3 by Bruce Henderson, Exclusive to Footballguys.com

Draft Dominator Version 8.0Q - 9/3

Note: To get the latest projections, you have several options:

  1. From both the PD and DD, click File -> Get Latest Projections (easiest method)
  2. From the DD, File -> Import -> VBD Spreadsheet
  3. From the DD, File -> Import -> Projections Dominator File (only if you want to weight the different expert projections first).

Have questions? - Email: henderson@footballguys.com

Draft Dominator - Quick Start Guide

The Draft Dominator starts with a default league called MyLeague. To customize it to your league, click File->Setup and enter your league variables, team names, schedule, scoring system, pick order and tweak the projections if desired.

For the Team Names and Pick Order, make sure you enter the Team Names in the order that the teams draft in the first round. This is necessary for the the standard pick orders to work correctly.

For the Schedule, if you do not know your fantasy schedule yet, either enter a temporary one, so that you get a feel for how the GameByGame works, or enter "Avg. Points" for each week.

After setting up your league, be sure to save it. Click File Save As... and give it a new name that corresponds to your league.

Click Print->Cheat Sheets to print the Individual Position Cheatsheets and the Top 200.

Click Move Player on the Draft Status screen to move players to the team on the clock. The Highlight Bar will default to the "Recommended" player based on team needs and VBD. You can also see the recommend player on the Best Value window.

Click File->My Team Mock to run an automated Mock Draft. It will pause to let you select your player each round. To start the Mock Draft over again, click File->Start Draft.

Click File->Save to save your league. You can open the league at a later time with File->Open. Saving a league will save all of the Setup information, along with the Player Pool, Keeper List, Draft Summary, Team Stats, and Team Information. This way you can pause a draft and come back later and pick up where you left off. It also gives you the ability to configure everything before your draft and to use the Draft Dominator for multiple leagues.

Change Log:

Draft Dominator Version 8.0c
Updated: Projections to June 30, 2007 (VBD D1)
Updated: Depth Charts to June 30, 2007
Fixed: A bug where the Best Value Dropoff counts weren't adding up to the Spots to Look Ahead in later rounds. Some of the IDP players were getting counted, even for non-IDP leagues.
Fixed: A bug where the Depth Charts wouldn't scratch off after a Get Latest Projections without restarting the DD.
Tweaked: The Spots betweeen Picks now accounts for Keepers.
Tweaked: The ADP_User now applies to all five ADP Lists (Expert, MFL, Mock Draft Central, CBS, Yahoo).
Added: Reads the Age and Exp from the VBD Spreadsheet on an Import VBD.
Draft Dominator Version 8.0b ----------------------------------------
Note: Frist subscriber release of 2007 - (Get Latest Projections is enabled).
Updated: Projections to June 15, 2007 (VBD C1)
Updated: Depth Charts to June 15, 2007
Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to May 25, 2007
Updated: ADP to June 15, 2007

Added: Age and Exp to the Projections Dominator Import
Added: Multiple ADP Lists to Draft Other Teams By (see the File - Setup - Team Names tab).

For mock drafts, you can set the other teams to draft from the various ADP Lists (Expert, My Fantasy League, Mock Draft Central, CBS SportsLine and Yahoo). To enable this feature check the Draft Other Teams by ADP on the File - Setup - General tab, and select the ADP Lists to use on the File - Setup - Team Names tab).

Draft Dominator Version 8.0a
Note: First release of 2007 - Free version (Get Latest Projections is disabled).

Updated: Projections to May 25, 2007 (VBD A1)
Updated: Depth Charts to May 25, 2007
Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to May 25, 2007
Updated: ADP to May 25, 2007

Added: Depth Charts based on the new linkable depth charts. Right Click on a player to access web pages.
Added: New Auction Method based on Maurile Tremblay's article
Added: Help - Auction Pricing article by Maurile Tremblay
Added: Age and Experience to Player Pool, Team Data, and Setup - Projections.
Tweaked: Player Pool Export.
Updated: Link for Technical Support Forum