What is the FantasyPros Draft Assistant?
The Draft Assistant is an app that helps you optimize your picks during your draft with the least amount of stress. The tool suggests players to consider during the draft and gives you an easy way to decide between the top choices.
Where do I find the app?
Open your CBSSports.com league, click on "Draft Central" in the menu, then select "Draft Tools"
Then click the "DW Assistant" icon in the app bar (the 2nd in the example below)
How do I use the app?
You will need to keep two browser windows (or tabs) open during your draft: one for the CBSSports.com Draft Room and one for the Draft Assistant app. The two windows will automatically synchronize, so you won't need to input any players in the app. The Draft Assistant will suggest players for you to consider selecting. You will need to use the CBSSports.com Draft Room to actually draft the players.
You can get familiar with the app interface by trying a mock simulation on http://draftwizard.fantasypros.com.
Does it work with auction drafts?
Yes. The draft assistant works with auction drafts.
However the Draft Board and Pick Predictor tabs are only enabled for snake drafts.
Does it work with AL and NL-only leagues?
Yes. The draft assistant works with AL-only, NL-only and Mixed leagues.
Does it work with offline drafts?
The app requires an online draft in order to sync.
However, our manual Draft Assistant found at http://draftwizard.fantasypros.com can be used during offline drafts (as long as you can connect to the Internet).
Does it work with mock drafts?
The app is for use during your real drafts on CBSSports.com. However, you can use our Mock Draft Simulator to get an idea of the interface along with some draft practice.
How do I keep track of taken players?
The Draft Assistant tracks taken players for you, so there's nothing for you to do except connect to your draft and select "Auto-Sync every 20 seconds" or click on the Refresh button when you want to force an update.
What is the Pick Predictor?
Ever wonder if you could wait one more round before grabbing a guy you really want? How about two or three additional rounds? This is, after all, how you maximize value during a draft. Up until now, the only way to predict this was by assuming the player would be drafted near his ADP (Average Draft Position). With the Pick Predictor, we take this logic to the next level by telling you the odds that the player will be taken before your next pick (or next few picks if you prefer). These odds are determined by running simulations with all the cheat sheets in our database (including ADP from multiple sources) to see what percentage of times the player gets snatched up before your turn. It takes into account all the players that have already been taken, the roster needs of the opponents, and how many picks are left before your turn. We even color code the %s so it's easy to quickly get an idea of how risky it is to pass on the player this round.
The Pick Predictor does not work with auction drafts.
What is the Roster Watch?
Sometimes it's helpful to see what roster gaps each team has, and how "scarce" certain positions are becoming. Our Roster Watch tab displays this information in a simple intuitive chart. You can quickly check out the teams drafting near you to see what gaps they may fill on their next pick. You can also see a summary that shows the total number of players at each position that have been drafted vs. how many starting slots there are in the league. This helps you monitor position scarcity at any point during the draft.
What is the Draft Board?
This is a standard view of the draft that plots each team across the top and each round down the side of the table. It provides one of the easiest ways to monitor each team's picks, the positions each team has taken, and which teams are scheduled to pick before. If you don't like to flip around to multiple views during the draft, this is one of the simplest and most straightforward ways to view a summary of how the draft is progressing.
The Draft Board does not work with auction drafts.
How do you determine each team’s Strengths & Weaknesses during the draft?
Before the draft begins, we let you choose relevant stat categories to view and monitor as the draft progresses. As each pick is made, our Zeile Consensus Projections are leveraged to keep a running tally of how your players stack up against the competition. Your team is ranked at each category using both your team’s total stats and average stats. Color coding (red = team weakness, green = team strength) is applied to help you quickly spot areas of opportunity for future picks.
How do I ask a question or report a bug?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com