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  1. rwren

    how to setup for no roster position limits

    Hey Mike, I know this is a 11 year old post, but nothing has changed re: the position limits correct? That is, DB will not prevent teams from exceeding max limits.
  2. I noticed the nomination order is defaulting to serpentine. Any way to change this?
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    Nomination Order change serpentine

    sorry. That was way too easy and I should have found that. Thanks!
  4. rwren

    draft results by round

    Had our draft last nite. Everyone was envious of my draft buddy. While everyone had thick stacks of paper spread out, I was doing nothing but point click point click!!! Totally loved it!! I made total use of the draft by team tab, cheatsheat tab, sortable name inputs, past statistics grid. Thanks for the great product!! The only problem Ive had is that my draft by round tab only populated up until halfway thru the 15th round. One other thing, I couldn't find Dorsey Levens in my drop down. Am I blind, or is he not in there?
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    draft results by round

    looked up this old post... Man, 16 years using Draft Buddy! Thanks Mike! It's helped me to multiple championships and several top 3 finishes!
  6. rwren

    Auction Newbie Need help

    We are switching to auction for the first time and I'm wondering if some of our current rules are relevant and if so, how best to police them. For example, we have always had minimum and maximum position limits. In other words, in the snake draft, you were forced to draft a defense and/or kicker. My question, is it just better to not have any limits and let people draft until their money runs out (without exceeding the roster max of course) or stick to our current rules? If we stick with them, how do you police this, specifically the minimum position requirement? I can see a situation where a guy has a dollar left, but hasn't drafted a defense or a tight end.
  7. Thanks for the solution. I've had no issues with updating the file on my windows laptop and then sending over to my mac. The error only pertains to updating rankings and not actual draft operation correct?
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    Run Time Error

    When I try to update the projections, I'm getting the following error. Run-timer error ‘1004’: Unable to open https://www.fftoday.com/draftbuddy/update19/adp_ffc_ppr.htm Cannot locate the internet server or proxy server.
  9. Using Excel for Mac and do not have IE on this machine. Do you know what to do if Chrome is the default browser?
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    Run Time Error

    what about for Chrome? I don't have IE
  11. We are doing our first auction draft this season. We also have keepers. A team can keep 3 but will have a value assigned to each that counts against their auction budget of $200.00. The auction is new for us and I’m a little unsure about auction values. There are obviously many websites that offer AAV lists/calculators, and I’m wondering if it is a bad idea to provide an official AAV list to our league members for the purpose of determining the value of their keepers pre-draft. In other words, would this be akin to providing draft cheat sheets to everyone in a standard serpentine selection draft? Will it screw up our auction? Is it better to let everyone fend for themselves like they would in a normal draft?
  12. rwren

    Average Auction Value Question

    Thanks everyone. All good suggestions.
  13. rwren

    Average Auction Value Question

    Yes, we are going to give a discount for keepers. Something like 10%. And your suggestion about going off a site ranking is what I'm leaning towards. But if I do that, then it's like I'm giving everyone a cheat sheet. Having said that, how much does it matter because once players are bid on in real time, then the values start changing for other players. At least that's my understanding. So basically, everyone will know the starting point because of the AAV list provided to everyone, but to then everyone fends for themselves anyway once the auction gets going. Does this make sense or am I missing something here.
  14. I am the Commish in a keeper league. Next year we are increasing our keepers to 5 and moving from snake draft to auction draft. I lean toward keepers counting against the $200 auction budget. My question is, how do you determine the dollars a keeper cost? Would I use an Average Auction Value list from some fantasy site?
  15. rwren

    ADP adjustment

    So in my keeper league, we have 23 players already slotted to draft picks. As a result, the ADP for the remaining players are a little skewed. Would I be able to manually adjust ADPs so I have more clear predictor when a player might go off the board or any other suggestion?
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    Keepers without draft slotting

    OMG you think of everything! Thanks! That worked.
  17. In the past weve had 1 keeper per year and the keeper was slotted as the 1st round pick for the owner. This year weve added more keepers and the way our league works, some are slotted as draft picks and others are not. (we have a complex free agency system with weird compensation etc). So on the keeper tab Ive entered the keepers for each team and some of those are slotted as draft picks. For those that arent, I simply did not select a draft pick from the drop down box. However, this means the players that do not have draft picks associated with them do not show up on the roster tab. Only those who have a draft selection slotting are showing up there. Is there any workaround to this without having to assign draft picks to certain keepers in order to accommodate our unique situation?
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    Office 365

    Has anyone tried running DB on Office 365? I hear that this version of Excel doesn't have the same full functionality.
  19. This year we started using multiple keepers. Each team can keep up to 3. We also decided to implement a free agency period before the draft where we will designate a week where everyone can bid on each other's keepers. In a 10 team league there could be as many as 30 keeper/free agents. Each keeper is given a draft value based on a chart we developed. For example, if I drafted Romo in the 8th round last year, he becomes my 6th round keeper this year if I designate him as a keeper.(per the chart). If you bid on someone's keeper during the free agency period, you have to bid at least 1 round higher than his value. For this example, a team bids a 5th rounder. The original team has the option to keep Romo at the new value of 5th round, or release him to the other team, and then the team compensates him with a 5th round. Originally when we devised this, we didn't think about the fact that if the 2nd team won Romo and then he became their 5th round pick that there would be no way to compensate the original team. So we revised it to be this way..Team B compensates Team A the 5th , keeps Romo and Romo does not count as his 5th round pick. In the example, Team A gets the 5th round pick and as a result of not owning Romo in the 6th round anymore, retains the 6th round pick. So the original owner is rewarded by either keeping the player in a round where he get value, or he gets an extra pick. However, the scenario above is very simplistic and I'm concerned with the other scenarios that may arise if you have 10 teams in a bidding frenzy, multiple players that land on a team with the same value, or the scenario where someone bids on my keeper and then I can't keep him because I have committed the compensation pick to another team on whose keeper I just bid on. Anyway, as you can imagine all kinds of crap could result and cause confusion and end up with a bunch of pissed off screwed over owners because the system is way too complicated. Does anyone out there do something similar in the off season? If so, how do you do it? Or if you like our system, can you offer some suggestions where this might be simplified?
  20. I have given that thought. Also, we are not allowing a team to bid what they don't have. Also, if a team ends up with multiple keepers with same round value, they have to use the next round up for each player.
  21. It might be misleading to call this a keeper league per se. We are trying to simulate the free agency of the NFL. The goal was to add another fun element to our league during our off season.
  22. rwren

    2015 Draft Buddy

    Make that 3 championships.
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    2015 Draft Buddy

    Thanks good to hear.I used to use it on Office 2004 for Mac until it stopped working after an OS update rendered it useless. Since,I've been using work PC but I would much rather use my new 27" retina iMac. I might have to bite the bullet and buy the '11 version or maybe subscribe to office 360 for a few months. I think i this every year but Draft Buddy is the bomb. 7 top 3 finishes including 2 championships and 3 runner ups since first using the product. (And I don't even use the compiler function ..just the fftoday rankings)