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  1. Would love to see this discussed in April/May this year, not August! There are still a lot of very valid reasons to use Classic! I actually use both the app and Classic DD for prep. But, at the Draft, Classic DD still rules! The ability to plug in your own league's previous draft tendencies is invaluable! The mock draft capabilities of the app is invaluable too. I really think you need both! RR
  2. I believe that DD by default is 100% Dodds. I base that on the fact that Projections Dominator is 100% Dodds for offensive positions until you adjust it. As has been mentioned many times, the algorithm for the app is radically different than the one used in Classic DD. FWIW. RR
  3. Hey angryelvis: There is. But, it involves some work. I add a couple of columns in on the VBD spreadsheet. I put my custom formulas in where I want the breaks (tiers). Then, I copy that to Player Notes 2 on the Positions pages. When I import to DD, I import the "Notes" columns and my tiers come in. Rank Pos Player Team Points Note1 Note2 1 RB1 David Johnson Ari/8 306 1 Tier 1 2 RB2 LeVeon Bell Pit/9 268 1 Tier 1 3 QB1 Aaron Rodgers GB/8 401 1 Tier 1 4 RB3 Devonta Freeman Atl/5 241 1 Tier 2 . 52 RB23 Tevin Coleman Atl/5 163 2 Tier 4 I've been doing it for so many years that I can download the new VBD G1 (or whatever the next version) and customize it in about an hour, but it took me a long time to get to this point...and many excel errors. I also populate the Note1 column with the depth chart for RBs and WRs. That takes much longer as I have to manually enter the DCs by position into the Notes 1 column in the VBD spreadsheet on the positional pages. But, it imports nicely into DD when I do. (I usually only update the Depth Charts a couple times a season.) My brother (and co-owner) uses the printed out VBD sheet and I keep DD up on my laptop during our main draft. RR
  4. Save it DURING the Draft too. In the past, DD has locked up during a draft and I had to re-enter all the picks. If you save periodically, you will go back to that point, rather than to the beginning of the draft when you restart DD. RR
  5. Hey Spike: Sorry...just saw your post. For what it's worth, with a 10-team Superflex league, 1B/1RB/2WR/1TE/2 non-QB flex/1 QB flex, I'm seeing 20 QB's in the first 60 picks based on our scoring system. Actually, I don't think that's too far off the mark. Last year's 6 would definitely not be close to what will happen in the draft. RR
  6. Hey oldschool18: Sometime after the Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Waiver run, as Commissioner, I manually change the Transaction policy to allow owners to freely pickup, subject to the league restrictions of 3 moves per team per week. After the games start on Sunday, I manually change it back. Not elegant, but it seems to work for us. (It keeps the waiver order from Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Waiver run for the following week.) RR
  7. Hi lilmink: I think we have to see what Dominator looks like this year. There were big changes from 2015 to 2016. I can only assume the same will be true for 2017. There was a lot to like about 2016 Dominator, but in the end, I went with Classic due to its greater ability to be flexible with the projections. I will work with both this year and make a similar decision a few weeks before my main draft. RR
  8. Hi jamesinaz: I've been using DD since as far back as I can remember. Practice definitely helps quite a bit. There are so many "tricks" for finding players...Player Pool - choose appropriate position tab, or in "Player Name" box, type a letter or two of last name, or in "Weekly Points - Player Pool" sort by NFL Team name, etc. Get comfortable with all options. But, the three biggest things that help me... 1) We still use a Draft Board with labels. I can ALWAYS find the player before the person running the draft board can even find the label. As we get the labels for free with our draft kit, I am a big proponent of it, even though I never even look at the label board. Also, take breaks at 1/3 and 2/3 of the way thru the draft. It will give you time to "catch-up". 2) Have a partner. One can be putting in the players taken while the other can keep your draft strategy current. If your partner has their own draft, you can reverse roles when you "attend" their draft. 3) Position the important windows on screen so that they are always displayed. Any tangential data can always be called up and dismissed. For me, it's "Draft Status" , "Player Pool" , "Team Stats" , "Best Value Pick" , "Weekly Points - Player Pool" and "Team Data". As you say, there are additional challenges are with the online drafts. If possible, extend the pick times to 60 seconds. It's amazing how much the extra 15 seconds helps. A partner still is invaluable. One calls the pick out loud while the other inputs it. Use the biggest screen you can find for DD. Oh...and use GoBears "How to use DD on Draft Day" for some other tips. https://forums.footballguys.com/forum/topic/484582-how-to-use-dd-on-draft-day/ RR
  9. Just a request to help those of us downloading the desktop app...could you put the version number on the download page? That way we will know if we already have the current version and don't need to download it again. Thanks, RR
  10. Hmm...you're right. The weekly points are not 0.0 in Classic for LB for the first four weeks, but Bell is slotted at RB #14. So, he's definitely been downgraded. When the first projections came out, he was at the top of the RB's. Brady HAS been dropped, however. Week 1: -0.5; Week 2: +0.6; Week 3: -0.5; Week 4: +0.7. Gordon also has stats for the first 4 weeks, like Bell, but he is slotted at WR #50, so he has been downgraded as well. It seems as if the overall projections are okay...just not the weekly points. Let's hope that gets fixed up. RR
  11. As of now, Bell, Brady and Gordon all are 0.0 for first four weeks. D. Williams is between 8 and 10 for those weeks based on my league's scoring. (Version 1.0.14 - just updated payer data). RR
  12. Unfortunately, I think I will need to run both. I need to project the Draft Board from DD Classic...and I like and know the Classic interface very well. But, I want to take advantage of the new algorithms of the app. So, I am practicing using both now so I won't be overwhelmed at my main league's Draft. RR
  13. And here I thought I was a dinosaur for still using the VBD Spreadsheet and importing Player Notes from it. Apparently, there are at least a few of us out there. I've even customized it to display tiers for each position. Being able to import my custom spreadsheet...or at least my Player Notes from the spreadsheet to the app (projections would be even better) would make it infinitely better for me. RR
  14. I am aware of this, but I won my main league last year with DD Classic. I considered the app last year and played with it. But, I wound up using Classic for my draft. I really like Classic's ability to do a custom ADP following the way my league drafts. The way I look at it, the app is a vehicle. If the underlying projections are flawed...or the underlying ADP/EDP isn't similar to my league, it won't matter which you use...old or new. Last year, I had the right combination of luck, skill and projections and DD Classic brought it home...with a reasonable amount of in-season tinkering. RR
  15. Exactly my question. I truly hope not, but suspect you might be right. RR