Baseball is underway thanks to the Seattle Mariners-Oakland Athletics series in Japan, and I’m looking forward to official MLB Opening Day later this week, but if you are a football nut… check that, fantasy football nut… then the Season. Never. Ends.
I got onto my @FantasyThrowdwn Twitter account last week and before I knew it, I was in two different fantasy football mock drafts. One organized by buddy Jim Day (a.k.a. @FantasyTaz), and the other by Jeff Ratcliffe (@JeffRatcliffe) from Pro Football Focus.
Both leagues have similar format: start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE Flex with PPR scoring. The difference is Jim’s mocks have a team defense position, and Jeff’s is an individual defensive player draft, start 2 DL, 3 LB, 2 DB, 1 DL/LB/DB Flex. The IDP scoring is pretty significant too, with 1.5 points per tackle, 6 per sack, 6 per turnover, plus points for tackles for loss.
The Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy for fantasy football is not updated for 2012 yet. It is normally available in June when the projections are done. I don’t even have the 2011 stats organized yet for the new CC/DB. However, I am keen to track these drafts with the CC/DB, even if I’m using the 2011 version. So that is just what I’ve been doing.
Well, truth be told, I started using it right away for the first mock, but not for the IDP draft. Until today, with over seven rounds drafted, I wanted to see how the rosters were shaping up to help me decide what positions I should be targeting to help get the best value in the draft. So, time to set up the CC/DB and input seven rounds of picks.
I know that sounds like it would take a long time, but it doesn’t have to, and I can prove it with the video below. Consider this the first CC/DB fantasy football video for 2012, as I show the steps involved setting it up, and how to get the team owners and existing picks into the file quickly without selecting every individual player. Hopefully you find it helpful, and happy mock drafting!