Asking people to move from something they like is tough - but we think we can do better than MyFBG Classic!
10 Second Primer
This has to be one of the most loved features on Footballguys. The 10 Second Primer has long been a one-stop page to set your lineups for this week and get free agents who can help you.
If you just want the new system to give you the exact same as the old one, go to 5 Second Primer (https://my.footballguys.com/#fbglineup/primer), hit "Settings & Sync" top right and then select "Classic":
But we think we've made it better! Its level of detail though is deep, and we wanted to break out the two reasons why people use it into two different features - namely, getting lineup advice as quickly as possible, and in depth analysis of your options.
5 Second Primer
The first part of this in the new setup is the 5 Second Primer, in Summary view (see image above for how to switch between Classic and Summary):
There's a legend button at the top of the screen that explains all the color coding this page uses.
Instead of listing every Footballguys staffer individually, we merge them into one consensus set of projections. We then show you the lineup resulting from those consensus projections, and we show how each individual staffer differs from that consensus.
This means if you only have 5 seconds, and want optimal lineups for all your leagues, you get that straightaway. You don't need to compare 3 different sets of projections to try and calculate the optimal lineup anymore.
But if that is the level of detail you want to go to, we have all that and much more on the Matchup screen. A blue button underneath each league in the primer links you here:
(The page will of course list all the positions for your league!)
You can see in this screenshot that all our staffers' projections are listed individually as columns.
There's more data here than the 10 second primer ever offered: upside and floor projections, strength of schedule information, when each player's matchup starts, and tags for things like suspensions, prime time and weather.
But by far the most important change here, is this page can maximize your chances of winning your matchup, instead of scoring maximum points.
As an example: if you're the heavy favorite for the matchup, and you own Eli Manning, and your opponent has Odell Beckham Jr, should you start Manning? As their points are correlated, the answer is probably yes, unless you have a much better option at quarterback.
This screen also knows which players you currently have in your lineup, so can advise you of any changes you need. There's an option under Settings to switch to showing your actual lineup you currently have set, too.
We also have tons of extra Analysis under the orange button. We explain some of our math and give you useful charts here for time and position comparisons.
These are now found on the Week Rankings screen.
Top 200 Forward
Under Top 200s in the menu, we now have two screens: Rest Of Year, and Year So Far. The purposes of these should be self explanatory!
Like any of the new tables on the new system, if you hover over a header on a column, you'll get an explanation of exactly what the numbers in those columns mean.
Waiver Wire Report
We have two ways to help you with waivers. Both are on the Waivers/FA option from the menu.
The first is our Stock Up report:
We show recommended waiver wire bid amounts, and some analysis of how that player's value has changed.
The second lists all Free Agents in your league, ordered according to how our projections for the rest of the season say how much they'd help your roster, specifically:
As well as covering features from MyFBG Classic, we've also added a lot more.
Get news and analysis for your roster from the Roster option in the menu. See if your players' stock is going up or not.
Year So Far
Found under Top 200s, this is a great way to rank players based on their performance to date.
Matchup/Strength of Schedule
Under Week Rankings, use the Matchup tab to see who are the most favorable matchups at each position.
Use the Trade section of the system to find suitable trades and analyze those you've been offered.