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  1. I am a mac user who has been using the 'classic' windows draft dominator for many years (through vmware fusion/parallels/etc). I have been testing out the new mac-native draft dominator app (version 1.0.10). While the layout will certainly take some getting used to, I think the design is (overall) not bad and starting to grow on me. That said, I have some issues that I hope can be addressed: 1. Speed / Performance I really like the panel in the lower-right part of the screen that displays the current team that is on the clock and the available players. However, one big problem is that this panel is verrrrrrry sloooooow to respond to changing position filters. In a real draft, with limited time for each pick, I am often racing to keep current with all the picks and while this panel could be a helpful way to stay on top of things, the slow filter speed is just killing me. I am using a new, fast, retina macbook pro with lots of ram, and use this machine to play much more cpu/ram/graphic-intensive games, so it's definitely got the necessary horsepower. The app just seems to be poorly optimized in this regard. I don't know if this is specific to the mac build, but it needs attention. 2. Versioning Version 1.0.10 for Mac is the only version I've downloaded and used, so I don't have the full app upgrade experience yet, but from what I can tell, the only way to upgrade the app (when the next version is available) will be to go out to the website, download another zip file, unzip it, and move the new app bundle to replace the existing one. This is pretty clunky in an age when most apps automatically check and initiate upgrades from within the app itself. 3. Player data The app does not make it obvious when/if the player data has been updated. It would be great if the app could provide a proactive pop-up or other permanent visual cue indicating the date/time when data was last downloaded/updated. Yes, you can find this by clicking into the cloud menu, but why not just stamp it somewhere in the main UI (navigation bar/menu bar/etc). 4. Auction I don't know how to interpret the price data that the app provides during auctions. It seems clear that the "retail" price calculated becomes more and more discounted through the course of the draft as budgets diminish. How are these prices calculated? Is the basic recommendation to bid all players up to their current retail value? How do positional needs/team composition factor into the auction pricing - or do they? All things considered, although I am a big fan of the classic dominator, it has been clear for many years that a new app was needed. I'm hopeful about this one, but it does seem quite raw so far and I haven't decided yet if I'm ready to rely on it for this year's drafts. I hope there are more app updates planned in July and August, and hope the Mac platform isn't on the back burner.
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  3. 6. We have 4 people that do preseason offensive projections: Dodds, Wood, Henry and Tremblay. Sigmund does provide projections during the season, but he already does a TON for us in other areas during the preseason. I don't see us changing this for 2013. He is too valuable creating and managing our content. Thanks David -- but what's confusing to me is that Bloom apparently DOES provide preseason projections. After all, like you, he's rated by FantasyPros for draft accuracy <http://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/accuracy/draft.php>, not just in-season or weekly accuracy.
  4. 3. This is one of those situations where we fully understand what people want, but can't provide. We project for the season, not for individual games. So we can't let people cut it anyway they want because we would have to assign probabilities and projections to the infinite possible buckets. Thanks for this reply David. I think you may have misunderstood the request though -- your projections are just fine. Here's how it works now (as I understand it) -- you (or the other projectors) project a total number of points allowed (yards allowed, etc.) for the entire season for each Team Defense. Draft Dominator then translates this full season projection into a per-game projection (points allowed per game, yards allowed per game). So far so good. Now, Draft Dominator then translates those stat projections into scoring projections, on the basis of the scoring configuration that is set up by the user. For most positions, the scoring criteria are extremely customizable (e.g. 6 pts per TD, .04 pts per PYD, etc). But this is not customizable for defenses. I'd like to be able to say "Defenses allowing between X and Y points per game earn Z fantasy points" (and/or "Defenses allowing between X and Y yards per game earn Z fantasy points"). Right now, only Z is customizable, but X and Y are fixed. So this is not a question of projections at all, it's simply a straightforward change in how DD translates projected stats into projected fantasy points. Hope this clarifies. Thanks again for taking the time to address these -- much appreciated!
  5. Might not be a bad idea to sticky this so folks don't keep creating new feature request threads
  6. 1. I would like a Mac version that does every single thing the Windows version currently does. 2. Include adp numbers for ESPN in the adp.csv file distributed with draft dominator. You already publish these on the website (http://subscribers.footballguys.com/apps/adp.php), so it should be extremely simple to put these in the csv file. 3. Rather than having hard-coded ranges for D/ST scoring (e.g. 0 points allowed, 2-5points allowed, less than 100 yards, 101-150 yards, etc) allow all ranges to be custom specified by the user so that they can precisely match the league's scoring system for D/ST. Same thing for Kickers. 4. Add a feature that auto-runs several mock drafts using a variety of different VBD baselines, then compares the strengths of the teams that are selected and (on the basis of the outcome) recommends the optimal VBD baseline to use for selecting the strongest team. 5. Allow adp lists to be weighted (e.g. 50% consensus, 50% expert) 6. Provide draft projections by Sigmund Bloom in addition to Dodds.
  7. As I watched the pregame show for “Football Night in America” on Sunday, I fully expected the crew to dramatically shift course from the “Tim Tebow is a born winner” refrain to the more reasonable “Oh right, Tim Tebow can only lob knuckleballs in a general direction, which isn’t a desirable trait for a professional quarterback.” But that didn’t happen. Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison both faulted the entire Broncos team for the blowout against the Lions, and Harrison pinned additional blame on the defense for “allowing 45 points.” Um. First of all, the Broncos defense — while by no means good — gave up 31 points, not 45. Two of those touchdowns were scored by the Lions defense on Tebow turnovers, the latter of which was a terrible goal-line throw that went 100 yards the other way. Tebow was sacked seven times for the second week in a row. His throws are wobbly and off-target. It’s obvious to the most casual observer that he’s overwhelmed by the pro game. Tony Dungy was an NFL coach! Rodney Harrison played in the NFL for 15 years! Don’t lie to us, you #######s. We have EYES. We can SEE Tebow playing like dog####. It’s right there on the TV, every play that isn’t him running the option.
  8. God I wish Fire Joe Morgan was still around so I could see them eviscerate moronic references to Tebow's grittastic clutchiness
  9. Nevermind, just listened to the audible recap and Lammey is still huffing spraypaint
  10. lol what a trainwreck hopefully at least this means lammey will finally shut the f@!# up about his irrational homer mancrush
  11. This is not correct.Scenario: I have the 2nd overall pick in a 10 team league with 16 man rosters (1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1RB/WR, 1TE, 1PK, 1D/ST). Adrian Peterson was taken with the first overall pick. All teams are set to use the consensus ADP list. Case 1: Draft Other Teams By ADP checked - Arian Foster is recommended. Drop Value is 42 (relative to Peyton Hillis) Case 2: Draft Other Teams By ADP unchecked - Arian Foster is recommended. Drop Value is 47 (relative to Felix Jones)
  12. I think DD is getting new projections ( at least for me) but the "About" file doesn't seem to reflect it.