Video: Draft Buddy Fantasy Football Getting Started Crash Course

Props to customer Jason who inspired me to create a new getting started demo for the fantasy football version of Draft Buddy. He emailed me late last night asking for the crash course. Looking through our video library I noticed the old demo video was getting pretty old. So, this morning I created a new one.

This is the basics to get you going from setup to start your draft. It is no work of art but hopefully gets you the information you need.

Fantasy Football Draft Buddy Ready for 2016 Season

The Fantasy Football Draft Buddy is now available for the 2016 season!

We continue our partnership with to include their detailed player projections in Draft Buddy, including regularly scheduled updates to those projections from now to the start of the season.

Use Draft Buddy to create your own custom player ranking cheatsheets to prepare for your fantasy football draft. Once your cheatsheets are ready, then Draft Buddy helps you track your draft and stay organized.

One of the new features added this season include draft player / undo pick buttons on each position tab, plus players are marked off as drafted on these tabs.

Another feature lets the user hide / show some of the setup tabs by clicking a button. Also, Team Defense or IDP tabs are hidden after compiling cheatsheets if not applicable to the league based on the settings. These changes are meant to make Draft Buddy easy to navigate through the various tabs.

Draft Buddy is based on Microsoft Excel and works in all versions of Excel for Windows or Mac except Mac Office 2008 (no Visual Basic). It is $12.95 right now, discounted $4 off the regular $16.95 price.

Returning customers simply need to login to their member account and Add/Renew Subscription. New customers can register a new account to purchase Draft Buddy.

As always, if you have questions about Draft Buddy before or after your purchase then please contact me via email (mike [at], the comments section below, our Fantasy Help Desk, Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for your time, and lets get ready for another great season of fantasy football!

Another Update, Plus Baseball Player Rankings

A new week and yet another update for the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy. The Zeile Consensus Projections and ADP each received an update, which you can obtain by simply opening your copy of the Cheatsheet Compiler, going to the update tab, and hitting the Update Projections button, making sure you are asking for the Zeile (FantasyPros) projections from the available drop-down.

Don’t have the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy yet? They are free, including updates from now to Opening Day. All you need to do is register a member account (or login with your old one and renew access) and go to the download page to get the CC/DB, fantasy baseball version for 2013. Testimonials and/or donations to help pay for our web hosting and time are appreciated.

The CC/DB is in Microsoft Excel, which is software that some of you maybe don’t have on your computer, or don’t use currently or very often, or don’t care to try. I’ve tried to make the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy as user-friendly as possible, but it is within the confines of Excel which isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. As a (former) accountant, it was a natural for me, but I understand some reluctance or even frustration using a Microsoft product.

Team 5X5 ADP
1 MIL $46 1.01
2 DET $46 1.02
3 LAA $44 1.03
4 NYY $36 1.07
5 LAD $35 1.04
6 LAA $35 1.06
7 LAD $33 2.02

To help bridge the gap by providing something beneficial to non-Excel users, I posted new player ranking pages on the website. Print and go, with the old pencil and paper draft method. Nothing wrong with that, and you are certain to not spill beer on your laptop at the draft. The rankings are based on standard 5X5 roto scoring with a typical $260 salary cap (i.e. same format as you see in outdated magazines on the racks at the book store), pulled from the Cheatsheet Compiler. There are overall rankings and rankings by position. I’ll update these each time we update the projections in the Compiler.

I hope you find that helpful. Feedback is welcome either here in the blog comments, or on Twitter or Facebook.