3.2 Adjusting the Draft Pool for an Individual Owner Tendencies (More on the Wrench Button)
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 second category - filtering the draft pool to reflect the draft tendencies/biases of an individual fantasy owner.
If you play in a fantasy league with an owner who has a bias for a particular fantasy position, or a strong love for a particular NFL player, these tendencies (and many more) can be edited into that particular owner's fantasy team via the Rankings Profile Settings, which are found by hitting the Wrench button next to the search box in the middle player column on the Draft Dominator. See the graphic below:
Select the owner in question and then hit the green Create New Profile button, which pops up a box entitled New Rankings Profile - write in a name (i.e. Fournette!) and then hit the blue OK button. For example, if Player 1 is convinced that Leonard Fournette is going to have an All-Pro type season in Jacksonville during 2017, you can move Fournette up in the rankings for that particular owner under Edit Players. A pop-up box entitled Edit Players will appear - scroll down to Fournette and click on his name to select Fournette for adjusting. Then grab the sliders that appear and pull to left to raise the projected fantasy points until you think he's moved up he running back rankings enough (for this illustration, I moved his projected fantasy points to 225 and his upside to 249, which landed Fournette on the fourth spot of the running back board for Team 1, just below the "Big Three" of David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, and LeVeon Bell).
To simulate a fantasy owner who believes in drafting only running backs early in the draft, you can use the same Rankings Profile Settings - select the owner in question and then hit the green Create New Profile button, which pops up a box entitled New Rankings Profile - write in a name (i.e. RB Crazy) and then hit the blue OK button. Then select Position Adjustments from the Rankings Profile Settings menu - a pop-up box will open with sliders for each position - just move the RB slider all the way to the right to simulate a fantasy owner who will grab running backs early and often in any given fantasy draft.
Individual owners can be edited for any of the following tendency categories - Projection Optimism; Strategy (VBD, Positional Need, Next Pick Dropoffs), Edit Players, Projections Used, Position Adjustments, Weekly Weights. There are question mark buttons in the app to explain how adjusting the Projection Optimism or Strategy Sliders will impact how the app drafts for any individual owner included in the mock draft.