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“In all of these Fantasy tools, this one perplexes me the most. Not because I don’t understand it, but I guess because I don’t understand how none of the major Fantasy sites have stolen the idea yet.” -David Gonos

–> The one and only 2014 Draft Planalyzer is here! <–

The biggest mistake any fantasy football player can make is to ignore relevant information. The Planalyzer was the first- and is still the only- tool that helps you analyze your redraft league’s past drafts to give you insight for this year on how *your* league drafts. Learn when position runs start, how long you can wait on a given position, where to set your baselines, and even generate a custom ADP for *your* league. All you have to do is plug in your last three years of drafts, and the Planalyzer does the rest.

There’s tons of information out there on millions of fantasy football sites. But none of them can tell you how your league drafted last year.

The Planalyzer helps you do just that.

Oh.. and it still costs just $0. Sound good? Get it here.

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Fantasy Football Calculator offers an awesome tool that allows you to take snapshots of current Average Draft Position with various tweakable settings.

Here at Draftologist.com, I’ve built the Draft Planalyzer to clue you in on how many positions go in a given round (8 RBs in round one, 6 WRs in round two, etc). I don’t tie actual players to those positions, since that changes from year to year.

I’ve developed a handy, side by side view of the big four OFF positions that I call the Draftometer. Essentially, when the ADP-o-matic tells you QB1 will go 6th overall in your league, you’ll know the market currently thinks the first QB off the board will be Peyton Manning.

Check it out under resources.

 

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Draftologist.com is pleased to kick off the 2014 fantasy football draft season with some sound strategy advice from guest contributor Jess Tarling.

Fantasy Football Drafting Advice

If you are a NFL fan, it seems like the fall can’t get here soon enough. It is always tough to get through the summer months, but most people who play fantasy football tend to look at projections and ratings heading into the fall to pass the time. Having the right draft strategy in fantasy football can make a huge difference. Here are a few tips to work on between now and draft day.

Fantasy Playoff Weeks Are Huge

As long as you are one of the top teams in your regular season, it all comes down to the playoffs. That is why it is extremely important to take note of who your top players go up against to end the regular season. Scheduling is always going to be imbalanced in some way, and a top quarterback could be facing difficult defenses to end the regular season. You want the most favorable matchups possible when the season is on the line.

Avoid Rookie Quarterbacks

The 2014 NFL draft class had a few intriguing quarterbacks taken early on, but none of them are nearly ready to compete on a weekly basis and put up huge numbers in fantasy football. For starters, guys like Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater are not on very good teams. Secondly, they are not nearly on the same level as other rookies who have had success from the very beginning such as Andrew Luck and Cam Newton.

Running Back Comes Down To Depth

In an era with very few featured running backs left, it is more important to have depth on your roster. After all, it is perhaps the most important position in fantasy football. Injuries are also fairly common, so having depth can help soften the blow if your 1st or 2nd round player goes down with an injury and has to miss a few games.

Tight Ends Matter

Just like the NFL is changing with how they handle running backs, the league as a whole seems to be throwing the football to the tight end on a consistent basis. In fact, that position in a way is turning into a receiver for the passing game. Not every tight end is going to be as productive as Jimmy Graham, but make sure you get a good one earlier than normal.

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As promised, a special article on how I use Draft Planalyzer to set up Footballguys.com’s Draft Dominator.

Check it out here.

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One Big Idea. Many endeavors have launched because of a single idea, born of a nagging need.

I didn’t draft well prior to 2004. I tried to subscribe to VBD, thought I knew how to use ADP, figured I understood how the scoring system affected player values. But, like so many still do, I ignored the previous years’ drafts and their gold mine of information, much to my chagrin. Then, as I struggled with the concepts of baselines and trying to get a better idea of how my league drafted differently that generic ADP indicated, I started very simply by tallying up how many of each position went in each round. Then I did it for a couple more years back.

I saw the patterns- the draft did not change much from round to round, year to year. Better yet, since I always knew what slot I would be drafting from, I could get an idea, based on history, how many of each position would be drafted at a given slot in the draft in a given round. This became the core of what is now the Draft Planalyzer. Read on to learn how to use the Planalyzer Draft List for your league, right here.

Headsup- tomorrow, at long last, we cover the brand new Baseliner feature!

 

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The human mind seeks patterns to find context and make sense of the world around us. This certainly applies to analyzing your past drafts to plan for this year.

Now that we’ve prepared our data for analysis, its time to move on to the second ‘P’ of our 3P Draft Strategy- Planning and Analysis. Planalyze, as we call it here on Draftologist.com.

We begin ‘planalyzing’ in Part III of our series, examining the Dashboard tab of the free Draft Planalyzer (available under resources), which sheds light on the first discernible patterns in your league’s draft habits. Check it out right here.

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