Gentlemen and four Ladies,
I know what you’re all thinking, “Who is this man-child showing off his above-average arsenal of hair products? Is this Grey from the past?” Now that’s humorous, and I’m not talking about my arm bone. That’d be humerus! Why would I write about that in the Football section of Razzball? I wouldn’t. Grey wrote about that on WebMD though, so you never know! I digress.
I’m here to introduce the 2014 Razzball Fantasy Football War Room. Get excited! I’ll preface my explanation with an apology for not getting this to the readers sooner. The Fantasy Football War Room was inspired by the one-and-only Fantasy Baseball War Room. It’s a great tool that I’ve used over the last few years to dominate my drafts. While developing my personal draft spreadsheet for football, I realized I could easily format it for use by the masses. There are features I hope to add in the future, but for the sake of time, I wanted to release the War Room while there was still an opportunity for Razzballers to use it!
So, let’s get down to brass tacks. Here is a brief rundown of what you’re getting in the 2014 Razzball Fantasy Football War Room:
- “User Input” feature enables customizable league sizes, roster settings, flex settings, and PPR settings.
- “War Room” tab summarizes the number of players taken by each team, and ranks each team by position.
- “Cheat Sheet” displays players in order of the 2014 Razzball Rankings. *Use this during the draft!*
- “Projections” tab is a full display of the 2014 Razzball Projections, for those who want more in-depth information.
- “Tiers” allow for a snapshot view of Jay’s positional rankings.
Please note this tidbit from Jay about his rankings: “These rankings are not based on where you should draft these players, only a marker of where I see in-season and end of year value. Use them with your ADP list to identify value, or as a wonderful side to potato salad. Probably needs more salt.” I chuckled.
The spreadsheet is not locked, so if you’re an Ex(cel)pert, you can further customize this worksheet as needed. While the War Room is an excellent in-draft tool, I’ve found that a lot of value can come from it post-draft as well. Going back through the draft picks and assigning only the anticipated starters to each team can provide an even more accurate analysis of the league after draft day.
Click below to download the War Room. Please read throught the “Notes” tab first for instructions on how to get started.
I’ve attempted to eliminate the bugs, but if something comes up, please feel free to post your questions here or tweet me @Nicolas_Kern.
Good luck, and #dominateyourdraft!