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Please help me chill out

Postby shoelessjoetara » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:51 pm

My draft is tomorrow night and I am worried that I am not prepared enough. I am in a CBS sportsline league and I find myself looking at the draft averages religiously and I think I am using this too much. I am trying to figure out who I will draft according to that and I think its making me feel I don't know what I am doing. I read Rotoworld everynight and I also read this site everynight. I have won my league the last two years and I feel like I could win again if I trust myself but doing what I am doing is not allowing me to relax. What should I do to make me more relaxed and confident?
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:52 pm

download yoda and rookies draft tracker and/or j's spreadsheet and just use them with your own preferences mixed in. you'll be fine.
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby MTUCache » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:58 pm

This feeling right here is why I spend at least half of my prep-time doing mocks, rather than trying to memorize my cheat-sheet. The sheet is going to be there for you, but once the adrenaline and the nerves kick in it's easy to make some silly mistakes.

If you've got time, run through a quick mock draft that has the same league settings as your league. It'll take the edge off the first handful of rounds and you'll feel more comfortable with it. Besides, about 90% of the time the managers in your real league won't be as knowledgeable as the guys you're doing the mock with.

Once you've got the core slots of your team filled in comfortably you can spend the rest of the draft filling holes in your roster, looking for value that's dropped too far, and snatching up prospects that nobody else will think of.... instead of spending the second half of the draft worrying about the mistakes you made in the first half of it.
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby 5 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:01 am

trust your stuff man...you said you won the last two years so stick with what works for you.

just use those ADP numbers as a guide but don't be scared to reach for guys here and there and by the same token, feel free to ignore the players you don't want just b/c of their average draft positions. when all is said and done, there will PLENTY of guys who are drafted too early and plenty are drafted too late. if you look at ADP from 2008, it's quite different from 2009.

again, go with your gut and make adjustments along the way. you'll be okay.
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Postby Ender » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:02 am

The draft is less than 50% of what makes you win or lose, no reason to dwell on it so much.
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby Maris09 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:03 am

shoelessjoetara wrote:What should I do to make me more relaxed and confident?

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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby shoelessjoetara » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:06 am

Maris09 wrote:
shoelessjoetara wrote:What should I do to make me more relaxed and confident?

bong hit

I was waiting for that :-D
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby ayebatter » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:07 am

Dude, you won the last two years, don't you think it's the others in your league that should be freakin' out, chill man, you are the reigning champ, they're in trouble again. ;-D
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:12 am

Study MDP and envision what kind of team you'd like (be realistic). Usually picturing who's feasible with whatever 1st round spot you have (1= Hanley, 5= M-Cab etc) will help you shape your team.



Also, listen to this relaxing song right before your draft.......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfEmN-50el8
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Re: Please help me chill out

Postby NikkiSixx » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:14 am

AussieDodger wrote:Study MDP and envision what kind of team you'd like (be realistic). Usually picturing who's feasible with whatever 1st round spot you have (1= Hanley, 5= M-Cab etc) will help you shape your team.



Also, listen to this relaxing song right before your draft.......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfEmN-50el8

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