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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:49 am

Hey guys
When preparing for your drafts what do you do to list your players in the order u will take them? Do you list position by position in preference order (ie for SS A-Rod, then Nomar etc) and then list every player from 1 to 300 (or whatever) and as the draft goes along cross them off? Or do you just play the draft by ear and know who you want in those positions, and just see how things work out in the draft?
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:12 am

I have an excel file with all the players' RotoTimes projections, and sort it by how many points each player is expected to score (I have a ranking system that ranks each player relative to the other players for each individual stat and combines the totals). If I'm really bored, I crudely weight it by position scarcity. Then as the draft goes on, I change the colour of players who've been drafted and sort it so they go to the top. I don't follow the rankings verbatim, obviously, but I use it to find out who the best players left are. Then I narrow it down based on my own needs and opinions.
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:13 am

I make a list for each position, and cross them out when picked.
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Postby swarmee » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:13 am

RynMan wrote:Do you list position by position in preference order (ie for SS A-Rod, then Nomar etc) and then list every player from 1 to 300 (or whatever) and as the draft goes along cross them off? Or do you just play the draft by ear and know who you want in those positions, and just see how things work out in the draft?

I make a big list (around 300) in my straight draft leagues, and then cross names off the list. Once I've filled my slots for a certain position, I'll check next to the other players at that position, so that I skip them until I have a full starting lineup. I hate picking guys to sit on the bench before filling out my starters.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:19 am

Oh and also, since my list is in excel, I can sort the list to see who's left at each position. If you do a slow onlibne drat, excel is a must. You can also have your roster on a separate sheet to make it easy to toggle back and forth.
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Postby DJUmperPSU » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:35 am

I have a master list for the top 100 players and then individual sheets by positions for the rest. The nitpicking dosent come till after most of the studs are out of my mind.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:49 am

I use both list....a master list...250 players or so...and a position list....
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Postby eftda » Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:28 am

i use both... top 300, then i use yahoo cheat sheets, but i fix it to my liking
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:00 am

I too use a nice excel spreadsheet. You can figure most of it out pretty easily just by playing around with it for a while. But i also found it helpful to use an online tracker like Yahoo's that you can customize.
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Postby Arlo » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:33 am

Just by position for me.
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