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How do you use past Draft Data? (1 Viewer)

Teef

Footballguy
I have about 6 years of Draft Data for a 14 teamer, but I'm not sure what to do with it. I've never felt like I spend much time using it or putting it to work.

Along with draft board snap-shots, I also have it in Excel format where it shows when each position (RB1, RB2, ect..) was chosen, overall. In previous years I had been aligning it with current ADP to see around where a player would would fall in this league, with it's pattterns and tendencies.

Example:

Position / Position Overall / Overall ADP / Player

RB 1 1 Adrian PetersonRB 2 2 Doug MartinRB 3 3 Arian FosterRB 4 4 Jamaal CharlesRB 5 5 Marshawn LynchQB 1 6 Aaron RodgersWR 1 7 Calvin JohnsonRB 6 8 Ray RiceQB 2 9 Drew BreesRB 7 10 C.J. SpillerQB 3 11 Peyton ManningRB 8 12 LeSean McCoyQB 4 13 Tom BradyRB 9 14 Trent RichardsonTE 3 15 Jimmy GrahamRB 10 16 Alfred MorrisQB 5 17 Cam NewtonRB 11 18 Steven JacksonWR 2 19 A.J. GreenTE 4 20 Rob GronkowskiWR 3 21 Brandon MarshallRB 12 22 Matt ForteRB 13 23 Maurice Jones-DrewWR 4 24 Dez BryantWR 5 25 Julio JonesRB 14 26 Chris JohnsonRB 15 27 Stevan RidleyRB 16 28 Reggie BushRB 17 29 Frank GoreWR 6 30 Demaryius ThomasRB 18 31 DeMarco MurrayWR 7 32 Percy HarvinWR 8 33 Larry FitzgeraldRB 19 34 Darren McFaddenQB 6 35 Matt RyanQB 7 36 Colin KaepernickRB 20 37 David WilsonWR 9 38 Randall CobbRB 21 39 Darren SprolesWR 10 40 Roddy WhiteWR 11 41 Andre JohnsonRB 22 42 Lamar MillerWR 12 43 Victor CruzWR 13 44 Vincent JacksonWR 14 45 Marques ColstonWR 15 46 Wes WelkerRB 23 47 Montee BallWR 16 48 Jordy NelsonWR 17 49 Dwayne BoweRB 24 50 LeVeon BellHow do you use past draft data?

 
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Sarnoff

Footballguy
I use old data to make an ADP_USER file for Draft Dominator. It pretty closely predicts what the other owners will do in the draft, allowing me to better see where the value will be in my future picks a round ahead (i.e. do I take a WR now or is there enough depth that a just-as-good-one will be there at my next pick?). I detailed the process in an Apps Forum thread.

 

butcher boy

Footballguy
- See if there are any teams who follow set patterns from year to year like a team who always drafts a QB early or someone who drafts 3 straight RBs to start each draft.

- Look to see if anyone is a fan of a certain and see if they tend to draft players from that team.

- If an auction league, see if people spend early on studs or wait for value.

 

Teef

Footballguy
I use old data to make an ADP_USER file for Draft Dominator. It pretty closely predicts what the other owners will do in the draft, allowing me to better see where the value will be in my future picks a round ahead (i.e. do I take a WR now or is there enough depth that a just-as-good-one will be there at my next pick?). I detailed the process in an Apps Forum thread.
Good to know. I'll read up and give it a go.

 

Teef

Footballguy
- See if there are any teams who follow set patterns from year to year like a team who always drafts a QB early or someone who drafts 3 straight RBs to start each draft.

- Look to see if anyone is a fan of a certain and see if they tend to draft players from that team.

- If an auction league, see if people spend early on studs or wait for value.
Nice, here is what I can tell by looking over the last 3 years...

Two owners always wait on QB

Two owners always go RB-RB

Top 5 QBs are always gone by the 2nd Rd

Top 12 QBs are always gone by the 5th Rd

Usually a run of 4-5 QBs in the 3rd

Owners start taking backups in the 8th

Always 21-22 RBs off the board by 3rd rd

Always 10-11 WRs off the board by 3rd Rd

 
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