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?
Simply open your CBSSports.com league, click on "Draft Central" in the menu and 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 CBS 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 CBS Draft Room to actually draft the players.
You can get familiar with the app interface by trying a mock simulations on http://draftwizard.fantasypros.com.
Do you offer support for Keeper leagues?
Yes, the app offers full support for keeper leagues, including the ability to set keepers by round.
Do you support custom scoring?
No. The app only supports standard scoring and point-per-reception (PPR).
Does the app work with auction drafts?
The Draft Assistant is designed for snake drafts, linear drafts and drafts with custom orders (traded picks, etc). It does not support auction drafts at this time.
Are IDP leagues supported?
No. The Draft Assistant only works with leagues that use Team Defenses.
Does it work with offline drafts?
No, 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).
Can I use the app with mock drafts?
No. 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 click the Refresh button when you want to force an update (recommended approach) or select "Auto-Sync every 30 seconds".
How do you suggest players to consider?
We leverage opinions from over 80 experts via the largest database of expert rankings on the web. We also look at your team needs and position scarcity to queue up players you might want to consider drafting. In addition, we offer more options in an easy drop-down to queue up players based off of overall rankings, top available players at each position, or top players at any one specific position. We encourage you to test out these different ways to quickly queue up players.
What is the Pick Predictor?
Ever wonder if you could wait one more round before grabbing a guy you really want? 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. 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 next 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 next turn. We even color code the percentages so it's easy to quickly get an idea of how risky it is to pass on the player this round.
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.
How do I ask a question or report a bug?
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org