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  1. What is the Fandraftic Draft Tool?
  2. Why would I want multiple rankings?
  3. Can you explain the Draft Preference information?
  4. What is ADP, and why would I want ADP values?
  5. What does the Red and Green highlighting on the ADP field mean?
  6. How do I draft with the Fandraftic Rank and Draft Tool?
  7. What is the table that has position information and rows for # Taken and My Taken?
  8. Why does it show 'N/A' for the Rank, but I can see the player has at least one ranking value imported?
  9. Why is there no info or incorrect info in the My Next Picks section?
  10. Why doesn't Player X show up in the Players Sorted by ADP or Players Sorted by Rank pages?
  11. What if I have questions/comments/suggestions?
  12. Anything else?

What is the Fandraftic Draft Tool
  • Live Draft Usage have your rankings at your fingertips during your draft and remove players from the screen as they are drafted keeping an always up to date list of players available right in front of you
  • Customized Rankings - Fandraftic's Draft Tool takes projections from multiple sites and applies your league's scoring settings and roster requirements to them to produce player rankings that are specific to your league, not a league setup that some website thought the most common.
  • Dynamic Player Value Highlighting Fandraftic's customized ranking highlights players according good or bad value based on their average draft position in fantasy drafts. This provides a simple visual indicator allowing you to draft efficiently by quickly seeing which players you may be able to wait on as well as seeing players to avoid that are being drafted too early for their given rank. Even better the value is dynamically generated after each pick so if bad value players aren't drafted at their ADP the visual indicator will change as the current pick gets closer to the player's ranking.
  • Player Notes Do you end up with a notebook filled with handwritten notes or printouts for players that you have been accumulating before the draft? Fandraftic's Draft Tool has the ability to attach notes directly to players so as you find out tidbits of player information that you want to remember you can attach that info directly to the player records in the Draft tool so it is ready for you at your draft. No frantic searching through a mess of papers as the clock is ticking only to realize you left the most important page at home.
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Why would I want multiple rankings?
Multiple rankings are important because it prevents your draft from being dependent on the analysis of one person or one website. For example, if their player evaluations are poor then your whole draft will suffer. The averaging of multiple ranks keeps your fantasy season from being wasted because you trusted the wrong fantasy football website.
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Can you explain the Draft Preference information?
The Draft Preference section is where you can customize the Fandraftic Rank and Draft Tool to your specific draft. The number of picks per round is also the same as the number of players in your league. This number is used to properly display the draft round information so if you have a 10 person league it can properly show that Player X is ranked in Round 3 for your league, but he may be ranked in Round 2 for a 12 player league. As for the Good and Bad Value Difference. This adjusts the good and bad value highlighting. If you want to highlight players as good value if their rank is 10 places better than their ADP, you put 10 in that field. The Bad Value field is similar except the opposite. For example, if you wanted to flag players that were ranked 15 spots worse than their ADP, you put 15 in that field. Simple right? If it doesn't make sense now it will once you see it in action. You are also not forced to keep these settings if you decide to change them. Just click on the 'Edit Draft Settings' link in the 'Preferences' menu at the top of the page and you can adjust it.
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What is ADP, and why would I want ADP values?
ADP stands for Average Draft Position and it represents when a player is normally being selected in fantasy drafts. This information is beneficial because it provides information about when players most likely will no longer be available in your draft. For example, say Tom Brady has an ADP of 30. That means Tom Brady is normally being drafted with the 30th pick in the draft. In a 10 team league that would be the last pick of the 3rd round, in a 12 team league that would be the 6th pick of the 2nd round. So if your fantasy draft is similar to the mock drafts that were used to find the ADP value you know if you want to draft Tom Brady and you are in a 10 team league you should plan on selecting him before the 4th round because he most likely will be drafted before the 4th. Obviously, every draft is different and drafts don't always go according to ADP, but it provides an idea of when players should be getting drafted.
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What does the Red and Green highlighting on the ADP field mean?
Drafting players at the right time is key to having a successful fantasy football draft. Say you have Tony Romo rated as a 3rd round talent. In this scenario it would make sense that you should pick him in the 3rd round. You obviously wouldn't want to pick Romo in the 2nd round because you would be getting 3rd round talent at a 2nd round price. So if we know that Tony Romo isn't normally getting drafted until the 6th round we can use that information to maximize value. With that information in mind it makes sense to hold off on until maybe the 5th round because then you are getting 3rd round talent at 5th round price. The Fandraftic Rank and Draft Tool compares all ranked players to their ADP (Average Draft Position), which is the pick that they are normally being drafted in fantasy leagues, and will highlight the ADP field as good (green) or bad (red) values by comparing their rank to their ADP based on what you entered in the Draft Preferences section for what constitues a good or bad value.
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How do I draft with the Fandraftic Rank and Draft Tool?
It is very simple. When you create a user account you will be prompted to enter the required information. Once all that is in you will be brought to the player list where you are ready for the drafting to begin. As players are drafted click on the 'Player Drafted' button in the row of the drafted player. If you would like more information about a player you can click on their name and it will bring up their NFL.com player profile page. As players drafted their names will disappear off the screen of available players so you know they are no longer available. Your players will be highlighted on the 'View All Picks' page and also be displayed on the 'View My Picks' and the 'Draft Board' page under the 'Picks' menu near the top of the page. If you're just testing it out and want to start over click the 'Reset All Picks' link under the 'Picks' menu.
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What is the table that has position information and rows for # Taken and My Taken?
This table is summary information to let you know the number of each positions that have been taken. The # Taken section shows the number of that position taken for all picks. So if you notice that 8 QBs have been taken already and you were hoping to get a Top 10 QB you may want to think about picking a QB soon. The My Picks section only shows the positions of the players you have selected for your team. This should help you easily see what positions you still need to fill on your team.
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Why does it show 'N/A' for the Rank, but I can see the player has at least one ranking value imported?
Currently the Rank and Draft Tool is set up to only calculate the average rank for players that have been ranked in 50% or more of the rankings lists that have been imported. The reason for this is if you have 8 rankings imported and 7 of those rankings didn't have Player X ranked highly enough that they made their list, but 1 ranking list had them ranked extremely high it was thought that player shouldn't be given the high ranking because the consensus was that they didn't deserve it. This logic doesn't always apply depending on how many rankings are included in each ranking list that is imported, but it was a decision that was made and currently there isn't a way to override that functionality. The plan is to make the percentage of how many rankings the player must be a part of before having an average rank generated a customizable number and hopefully this will be incorporated soon.
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Why is there no info or incorrect info in the My Next Picks section?
This section is tied closely into the Teams and Pick Order sections. If you didn't setup your leagues' team names in the League Teams menu under Settings, or more importantly, if you didn't put your team in the spot that you are drafting and check the box next to your team this data can't be calculated properly. If you haven't done this is it likely worth it as this info allows you to compare where your next picks are so you can use the Next Picks numbers along with the ADP numbers to get an idea on what players might still be available at your next picks.
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Why doesn't Player X show up in the Players Sorted by ADP or Players Sorted by Rank pages?
Only players that have an ADP value that's being used will show up in the Players Sorted by ADP list and only players that have projected stats in one of the projection lists that were imported will show up in the Players Sorted by Rank list. If the player you are interested in wasn't in either the ADP list or rankings that were imported they won't show up on these pages and will only appear on the Players w/o Rank or ADP. This page should show all players that are currently on an NFL roster and they can be drafted directly from this page, but because they were not in the ADP list or rankings that were imported there will be no Rank, ADP or Value information.
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What if I have questions/comments/suggestions?
Questions/Comments can be sent to football@fandraftic.com or through our Contact Us Page here. We're definitely interested in hearing what works and what doesn't, as well as suggestions for new functionality so feel free to send us an e-mail. You can also send us a message on Twitter (@Fandraftic). Twitter is also where information about updates to the site and information about bug fixes will be posted.
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Anything else?
Yep, the site, documentation and tool are constantly being tweaked and updated to improve the experience which means the tool could be a little different between visits to the site. Unfortunately, with these changes bugs can be introduced so if you find something that doesn't work right anymore shoot us an e-mail at football@fandraftic.com and we'll try our best to get it fixed quickly if we're not currently working on it.
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