We’ve covered the fundamentals of the Draft Dominator including customizing cheat sheets, creating realistic mock drafts, and running auction drafts. Now it’s time to dive into some advanced features that highlight the app’s biggest strengths. These advanced features are part of the reason why we feel confident enough to say that this is the only drafting app anyone would ever need.
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Exploiting Strength of Schedule
Banking on strength of schedule as a fantasy drafting strategy deserves the usual caveat of “lots will change between now and Week 17.” But that doesn’t mean we should ignore it altogether. Looking for small edges wherever we can find them is how championships are won. The Draft Dominator is the perfect tool for exploiting those edges.
To see a player’s schedule, click or tap on their name from the Cheat Sheet and then select the schedule option. This will chronologically list each week with that player’s projected fantasy points. Green means he has a good matchup, red means a bad matchup, and black means he has a neutral matchup. While this doesn’t serve a huge purpose other than providing a quick overview of good and bad weeks, it could be used as a tiebreaker between players when needed. But you don’t have to do this manually. The Dominator has an option to sort by complementary players.
Click or tap the blue asterisk, then hit the middle tab titled “Complementary Players”. It defaults to displaying quarterbacks, which you can change by hitting the player position at the top left. Here’s an example:
The team above has four running backs and could use another high-upside option with the draft entering the late rounds. Notice the wording above the player list “RB: showing best for your worst weeks.” The Dominator has selected and ranked the running backs that have the best matchups for when other players on the roster have a tough schedule. If you want to exploit strength of schedule, this view will help you do just that. Note, also, the bell icon displayed by Joshua Kelley, Ito Smith, and a few others. It indicates that those players have a bye-week clash with other players on the existing roster. That icon will change colors based on the number of players with the same bye—a super helpful way of avoiding too many overlaps.
One other great way to build around strength of schedule is by adjusting the value of each week. Under the rankings icon, you’ll see an option called “Weekly Weights”. The Dominator defaults to weighing them all equally and will zero out any weeks that your league doesn’t play (most usually, Week 17). But you can adjust these either manually or by hitting the Reaching Playoffs or Playoff Wins buttons. The former will max out each week up until Week 14 or whenever your league’s playoffs begin. The latter will do the opposite and give the playoff weeks the most value (typically the best process). After adjusting Weekly Weights, you’ll see your Cheat Sheet update the rankings to reflect your choices.