built my first set of projections in the summer of 2012. They were awful. Why? I wasn’t thinking about each team holistically and accounting for dependent relationships. Since then, I’ve been building tools to help me do a better job. In a couple of days I’ll be releasing a tool
Dave is an Excel nerd and builder of the Draft/Research Dashboards. He focuses on implementing hours of reading, research and statistical analysis into providing well-thought out, intelligent, and streamlined fantasy football tools. Additionally, he is the founder of FFDRAFTPREP, a fantasy writer @RotoViz and co-host of the FFDRAFTPREP Fantasy Football Podcast.
I promised that we’d review 2016, post mortem, look ahead to 2017 and determine if we should still employ Zero-RB. Since I’m struggling to find time to record a podcast, this article will have to do for the time being.
Both the 2017 Research and 2017 Draft tools are now available. An insane amount of work went into each of these tools. As you’d likely expect, the Draft tool took significantly longer to finish. Building an intelligent set of logic for the computer to use when drafting players […]
Final versions of both the Draft and Research tools have been completed. I’m going to wait a couple days for some friends to play around with the files and make sure everything runs smoothly. Assuming all is well, I plan on getting them up on the site this weekend.
Now that we’ve covered the purpose of the tool, gained an understanding of the settings and are familiar with the interface let’s run through a mock draft!
The research tool is basically done! At this point, I’m just rechecking every formula and pull and hoping that I’ve identified all issues. I expect to release the tool within the next two weeks. I’ve added in a couple new sections to the main research tab this year that I really like.
The below has been adapted from the 2016 user guide and provides a solid overview of what the tool is all about.