Introducing Fantasy Football Draft Buddy Version 2.0

Introducing Draft Buddy 2.0 with a brand new feature - the ability to import fantasy football rankings directly on the cheatsheets.

Introducing Draft Buddy 2.0 with a brand new feature – the ability to import fantasy football rankings directly on the cheatsheets.

Version 2.0! It took longer than expected, but this update announces the release of Draft Buddy 2.0 with a brand new feature! This is a very exciting development.

The new feature allows users to import fantasy football rankings directly on the cheatsheets in Draft Buddy rather than run through the Compile Cheatsheets process, calculating fantasy points based on projections and your league scoring system. Importing rankings removes some of the customization to your fantasy league, but it is completely optional. On the plus side there are three sets of rankings to choose from – FF Today, DraftBuddy.com and Dynasty League Football!

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That is right, now you have can dynasty specific rankings to use for your dynasty and keeper leagues, from the guys who live and breathe dynasty over at DLF! These rankings are premium content for DLF members so we should be very thankful to have these available in Draft Buddy. I also added dynasty ADP from DLF as an option on Draft Buddy’s adp tab.

The FF Today rankings are from Mike Krueger and Antonio D’Arcangelis (IDP), the same guys who do the FF Today projections already included in Draft Buddy. This allows you to utilize some of the ranking adjustments they make that are tough to fully appreciate from a pure projections-based cheatsheet. Plus, Mike K. created overall redraft rankings for the first time to import into Draft Buddy.

The DraftBuddy.com rankings are redraft rankings from yours truly, to give you another option and opinion from the FF Today projections and rankings. Hey, I’ve been doing this fantasy football thing for quite a while and I am pretty good at it, so… why not share some of my own thinking of players I feel are over and undervalued for the upcoming season?

Hopefully it is pretty straight forward how to use this new feature. Simply go to the cheatsheets on any of the offense, idp and overall tabs, or the equivalent “with notes” tabs, select the rankings you want to import, and click the Import button. You should receive the first notification box, above, indicating what you are about to do, and that you can go back at any time. The second notification box, below, when the process is complete.

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There are a bunch of things going on in the background when you import, including recreating the properĀ  formatting for the cheatsheets (man, that was no small task), and adding the ADP for each player from whichever ADP data you are currently using for your adp tab in Draft Buddy.

Thanks to Dynasty League Football and FF Today for their contributions to Draft Buddy, and we hope you fantasy football fanatics out there like it and continue to spread the good word about Draft Buddy. As always, if you have any questions or comments please let me know.

Fantasy Football Draft Buddy 2017 Released

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We are up and running for the 2017 fantasy football season! Early June is our normal release date, and we met that timetable with a soft launch last week.

Check the pages linked below for more info about our custom cheatsheet and draft tracking software, and take advantage of the early bird special right now to save $4 off the purchase price!

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The detailed player projections included by default in Draft Buddy are from FF Today. These include projections for 61 QB, 122 RB, 153 WR and 75 TE, so very deep at the offensive skill positions, plus every projected starting kicker, every team defense, and 120 DL, 140 LB and 150 DB on the individual defensive player side. Nice job Mike K. and Antonio!

One new feature added out of the gate is the option for average draft position (ADP) data from three different sources. We’ve used Fantasy Football Calculator in the past, it is still there, and we added MyFantasyLeague.com and FantasyPros ADP. MFL is from their 12-team public leagues, the popular MFL10s, and FantasyPros is a 12-team composite ADP from various online league management services.

In terms of additional new features, I am working to develop some Draft Buddy features online, which will make them more flexible and provide an improved user interface. These are still in development and testing phases, not ready to be released yet.

We already noticed two issues where Draft Buddy is behaving differently than it did last year in Office 365, so a new bug fix release should be available soon. For those who already purchased – thank you! – if you have any issues or notice anything not quite working the way you expect, then please let me know.

Here is to an awesome summer ahead including many a fantasy football draft, using Draft Buddy!

Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy 2017 Released

playballThe 2017 version of Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball is now available for download!

If you are an existing member, and do not have access to download Draft Buddy yet, then login and re-up your (free) subscription via the Add/Renew Subscription button from your member page. First timers, register a (free) account checking off you want Draft Buddy and then you should have access.

I feel like I’m behind getting this out to you, but then I look back and my first newsletter went out February 19 for last season. Hmm… maybe I am continuously behind, or just feel that way. As I mentioned to one of our members Joe this morning on Twitter, I am juggling other things on the home and work front, so I am on a sort of every other day schedule to work on this website. Not ideal, but doing the best I can.

In terms of features, there are currently no changes from the prior year version of Draft Buddy, except some compatibility things with the newest versions of Excel for Mac. Give me strength Microsoft. Hey, it was already pretty good feature-wise as-is, right? It is a time thing, and a free tool to boot, so not only hard to jam in more features but also hard to justify.

Lets give a shout out to the websites that provide the baseball projections for Draft Buddy, currently Steamer-Fangraphs and FantasyPros for the Zeile projections. I updated each of these this morning.

Plus, the ADP comes from FantasyPros and NFBC. If you are looking for an online money league to play in then NFBC is the way to go. They have a long history and excellent reputation.

Last but certainly not least, props to members Kevin and Mark who are back again this season volunteering their time to keep the depth charts up to date for us. Thanks guys!

Okay, that is about it. Thanks for supporting Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball, fantasy football, or both! If you have any questions then please email me or hit me up through our Facebook page or on Twitter.