3.0 Draft Pool Filtering
There are several different ways to filter draft pools in the Draft Dominator, but these break down into two basic groups - A). filtering the draft pool for the entire fantasy league or B). filtering the draft pool to reflect the draft tendencies/biases of an individual fantasy owner who you expect to take part in the draft you are preparing for with these various mock drafts. In this article, we'll look at the first category (filtering the draft pool for the entire fantasy league) below.
3.1 Using Draft Pool Filters to setup an NFC or AFC only draft or to exclude specific teams/divisions
If you play in a fantasy league where sections of the NFL are barred to all fantasy owners in your league or division, then you'll want to represent this by filtering the draft pool for the entire league. For the purposes of this Guide we'll consider two situations (although there could be many more) - a league where you only draft from one NFL conference, and a league where no Cleveland Browns are allowed to be drafted.
In the case of a league that forces owners to only pick from one or the other NFL conference, the Draft Dominator can simulate this NFC- or AFC-only draft using Player Pool Filters. Go to the Gear button in the middle of the dark blue bar at the top of the Draft Dominator's page, and then select Player Pool Filters. See the graphic below:
Toggle on Exclude All NFC to limit the available player pool to AFC only players, or vice versa, and then hit the green Done button at lower right. The Draft Dominator will then recalculate the player values and pool and present you with a new draft list as appropriate.
In the case of a fantasy league that refuses to allow anyone to roster Cleveland Browns, you would still go to the Gear button, and then select Player Pool Filters. Scroll down until you see the switch next to the Cleveland Browns, toggle it on, and then hit the green Done button at lower right. The Draft Dominator will then recalculate the player values and pool and present you with a new draft list as appropriate.