7.0 Mock Drafting
If you are ready to mock draft in Draft Dominator, hit the green Start button in the middle of the dark blue bar at the top of the page (see graphic below) - and enjoy!
There are two ways to pick players during the draft - for beginners we suggest using the full list in the central column. See the graphic below:
This list allows you to click on each player's name, which pops up a box full of useful information: the 2017 projections for this player by David Dodds (DD); Bob Henry (BH); Jason Wood (JW); and Maurile Tremblay (MT). Also, 2016 and 2015 NFL stats (if available) are displayed. Also there is information on the player in question's rank for this draft; his projected fantasy points; bye week; position rank, and more - lots of information that can help you determine if this player is a good fit for your team. See the graphic below:
If you then decide to pick the player in question, click the green Pick button at lower left. If you wish to look at someone else, just click outside the pop-up box, and then click the next player you are considering, and look through their information.
If you want to consider available players at just one position at any point during a draft, pick the relevant position by clicking the dark blue Pos button next to the search box in the middle column, and then toggling to that position. See the graphic below:
You also have the option to build a shortlist to keep track of a particular subset of players during any given draft. For example, if there is a group of five quarterbacks that you have targeted as a possible starter for your fantasy team, you can create a shortlist of these guys to monitor their availability. It's easy to add a player to a shortlist - just go to the appropriate positional list under the dark blue Pos button, and then click on the first guy you want to add to your shortlist. Instead of using the green Pick button at lower left, hit the green Add button at lower right of the pop-up box (see LeVeon Bell player graphic above). Once you do this, a numeral 1 will appear next to the dark blue Three Cards icon in a bright red spotlight, located just above your center column list of available players (see player list graphic above). Continue adding players to the shortlist until you have highlighted all the players you want in that list. As the draft proceeds, if another team selects one of the players on your shortlist, that player will automatically be removed from your shortlist and the numeral in the red spotlight will drop by one. This will remind you that it is time to think about picking from the shortlist you've built. Once you've selected a player from the shortlist, you can remove the remaining guys by going to each player's pop-up box and hitting the Remove button at lower right (or if all the players on the short list are selected, then the list will be empty). Then you can build a new shortlist for the next position you want to monitor, and so forth throughout the drafting process.
If you wish to find a particular player, enter his name in the search box next to the Pos button. For unusual names (Vinatieri), just type in the last name and you'll find who you are looking for - for common names (like Johnson) you'll want to put in both first and last name. Just putting in "Johnson" in the search box yields 15 player names - Duke Johnson, however, takes you right to that particular player.
if you are comfortable with the various players' values and don't need to see a bunch of projections, you can pick from the quick list which is just below the Draft Board at far left - this list is generated based on average draft position and does not represent a list ordered according to your league's scoring parameters (you simply hit the green Enter next to the player that you desire to draft). See the graphic below:
This option is provided for more advanced fantasy owners or those who have already done many mock drafts for any given league, and don't need to review statistics for each of their picks in this draft. It is also useful to quickly enter other owners' draft picks during a live draft.
Continue drafting until the mock draft ends.
Once this first mock draft is over, hit the Drafts drop down box at upper left on the dark blue bar, and pick +New Draft. You will then be given the choice of either drafting according to the rules you set for this first mock draft (IE Crazy Train Wreck League), or starting a new league.
Assuming that you are continuing to prep for the first league you entered custom rules for, just click on Crazy Train Wreck League (or whatever you named your league), select Mock Draft at the bottom of the page, and name the draft. If you are trying out different draft positions, you might name the mock draft as "League [Whatever], 1.09" to designate which pick you started out at. If you already know your draft position, then you could name the drafts for different first round picks, or for picking from different NFL positions in your first round draft slot. It's up to you. Then do another mock draft for this league.
8.0 Real Drafts/Live Drafts
Real drafts work similarly to a mock draft, but you have to manually enter each pick as it happens from either the quick pick list or the center menu. Using the quick pick list at lower left will likely be the quickest option for entering other player's picks (please note that the quick pick list is sorted by ADP, and is not customized to your league's scoring system. The center player menu represents the recommended picks for your league's scoring system). If someone reaches for a player not immediately visible on the Dominator page menus, enter that player's name in the search box to pull them up quickly, and then assign them to the team in question.
8.1 Rate My Team
Immediately after your draft concludes, an option will appear in the lower left area of the screen, inviting you to get instant feedback on your just-concluded draft with Footballguys.com's exclusive Rate My Team app. The information will appear in the space where your rosters are displayed, and will give you a position-by-position breakdown of how your team's prospects appear for 2017 based on Footballguys.com's expert projections and analysis. This is a valuable tool! Enjoy looking through the results of your labors.