Draft Dominator Application

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



Note: This version contains new features, updated projections, updated SOS, updated depth charts. It is available to subscribers only.

Note: This will be the only free version release to the website. For updated projections, schedule strength, distribution curves, depth charts and to be able to use the product through the season(Lineup Dominator), you must purchase a subscription. This is a fully function program however with no limitations.

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

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0j

  • Updated: Projections to Sept 4, 2006 (VBD U1)
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Sept 4, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 14, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Sept 4, 2006
  • Fixed: Duplicate Kicker problem with Michael Koenen and Dave Rayner.
  • Fixed: Depth Charts didn't have a page for Tenn, and the Tenn players showed up on Wash.
  • Fixed: If you click Get Latest Projections, before the Splash Screen... the Defenses would disappear.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0i

  • Updated: Projections to Sept 2, 2006 (VBD T1)
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Sept 2, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 14, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 28, 2006
  • Added: Depth Charts Summary page.
  • Added: Print Depth Charts Summary.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0h

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 28, 2006 (VBD R1)
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 28, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 14, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 28, 2006

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0g2

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 23, 2006 (VBD P1)
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 23, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 14, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 22, 2006
  • Fixed: Removed the second Wali Lundy from the Player Pool.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0g

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 22, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 22, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 14, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 22, 2006
  • Tweaked: The Draft Summary so that it highlights the last selected player, instead of the last one in the list. Fixed: The Run-time error '9', that showed up sometimes when adding player notes (or Init Auction to Note 3)

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0f

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 15, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 15, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 13, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 9, 2006
  • Tweaked: The Best Value calculations slightly.
  • Fixed: The Run-time error '52': Bad file name or number.
  • Fixed: Reading in Files from last year where Get Latest Projections caused duplicate players in the Player Pool.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0e

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 10, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 10, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to Aug 9, 2006
  • Updated: ADP to Aug 10, 2006
  • Fixed: The Text Color didn't work right if you picked a color other than black on the Best Value window and Setup Projections.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0d

  • Updated: Projections to Aug 2, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to Aug 3, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to June 25, 2006
  • Added: The NFL Schedule grid to the SOS
  • Added: Increased each of the three Note fields from 50 to 200 characters

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0c

  • Updated: Projections to July 25, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to July 25, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to June 25, 2006
  • Added: The Web Player Pages links for the new Subscriber Server
  • Added: The Get Latest Projections link for the new Subscriber Server
  • Fixed: The link and projections for IDP Player D'Qwell Jackson
  • Fixed: The reading of Keeper League Files

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0b

  • Updated: Projections to July 9, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to July 9, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to June 25, 2006
  • Added: Get Latest Projections pulls in the updated Depth Charts, SOS, and ADP files.
  • Added: Import ADP User, which lets you set the custom drop off numbers by using the ADP_User.csv file. The file format is a list of positions: RB, RB, RB, WR, RB, RB, QB, etc. with one position per line. See this thread for more information: http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=249631
  • Added: Find Player searches for the player on the Team Data window now too.
  • Fixed: The Amt Paid column was not showing up in the Team Data window.
  • Fixed: The Finish Mock Draft and My Team Mock Draft would cause the screen to disappear (lock) for awhile.
  • Changed: Clicking No to the Exceeds Max Starter message while mocking now stops the Mock Draft.
  • Fixed: The Opp. Strength on the Game By Game window wasn't updating correctly if a week was set to Avg. Points.

    Draft Dominator Version 7.0a

  • Initial subscriber version for 2006
  • Get Latest Projections Enabled.

  • Updated: Projections to June 25, 2006
  • Updated: Depth Charts to June 25, 2006
  • Updated: Strength of Schedule (SOS) to June 25, 2006
  • Added: The Import Projections Dominator File brings in the Projections Dominator General and Scoring tab.