7.0 Mock Drafting
Now, you are ready to mock draft in Draft Dominator based on the particular requirements of your fantasy league. Hit the "Dominate" button at bottom left, and then the "Paused" button, which sends you to the Draft Board. Then click the green "Start" button at top right to begin the draft. See the graphic below:
To pick players during the mock draft, select from the menu that pops up when it is your pick. 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) are found under the "Outlook" tab. 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 the blue "Close" at bottom center, 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 icon at top left of the player's column, and then toggling to that position. See the graphics below:
Draft pool filtered for running backs only:
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 player information box. Or, you can simply swipe the player card to the left and the player in question will be added to the shortlist. Once you do this, a numeral 1 will appear next to the three cards icon in a bright red spotlight, located just above your list of available players on the draft board screen (see the graphic below). 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 player information box and hitting the Remove button at lower right, or by once again swiping the player card to the left (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. See the graphic below which illustrates the shortlist at top of Dominate tab/player selection menu: E. Elliott, D. Freeman, L. McCoy and D. Murray are the four players in this shortlist (you'll also see a three cards icon across from their names in the player list, indicating that they are on the shortlist).
If you wish to find a particular player, enter his name in the search box by clicking the magnifying glass 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.
Continue drafting until the mock draft ends.
Once this first mock draft is over, pick +New Draft from the Gear menu. 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 the player menu under the Dominate tab. 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.