2010 iPhone Mock Draft Application

We have just launched the 2010 iPhone Mock Draft application for download at the iTunes store. This year’s version is available for FREE download.

This year’s version of the iPhone Mock Draft application allows users to cruise through a full mock draft in a matter of minutes. You choose the league size and your draft position to draft the best team possible. Ever wonder if you would  draft a better team if you wait to pick your QB and draft a top WR early? Want to see if you can beat the RB-RB draft theory? You can use the forward or reverse controls to quickly and easily test those strategies and more to optimize your team for the 2010 fantasy football season.

Some of the Key Features for 2010:

  • Simulate and save an unlimited number of Mock Drafts
  • Make picks for your team and for other teams or let the Player Recommendation Engine do the work
  • Select your league size, draft position and roster requirements
  • Player Rankings updated several times a week throughout pre-season
  • Utilize player rankings based on standard scoring rules or download personalized player rankings from the Draft Analyzer Web
  • Includes ADP values, bye-weeks and projected fantasy points for 2010 for all players

Don’t know your draft position yet? Practice with an early, mid or late draft spot to prepare for any scenario. Already know your draft position? Find out what players will be available for you in every round. See if a good RB will still be available for you in round 2 if you take Andre Johnson in round one. Find out what round you should grab Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers before someone else drafts them. Try targeting players for certain rounds while still building the best overall team.

The iPhone Mock Draft application for 2010 includes the fantasy sports industry’s best Player Recommendation Engine which is key to optimizing every draft pick.

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How important is Draft Position (Based on Analysis of 2004 NFFC)?

Most people agree that there are pro’s and con’s to all draft positions, including early, middle and late draft positions. Some people may have their preference, but theoretically you can win from any draft position. The results from the NFFC support that theory fairly well as owners from 12 out of the 14 draft positions made the playoffs.

Here are the results from the NFFC by draft position:

NFFC 2004 Results by Draft Position

Here are some similarities among the most and least successful draft positions:

  • Draft Position #2: All four playoff teams drafted LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Draft Position #8: All four playoff teams drafted Edgerrin James
  • Draft Position #13: All four playoff teams drafted different players, including Domanick Davis, Fred Taylor, Kevan Barlow and Daunte Culpepper.
  • Draft Position #9 and #10: The most common player drafted was Jamal Lewis with 10 of the 32 owners at this position selecting Jamal Lewis.

The top 10 ranked teams drafted from the following positions:

Top Teams by Draft Position for 2004 NFFC

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Importance of the Draft in Fantasy Football

(Continuing analysis of the 2004 NFFC)

Before we dive into the details of the different draft strategies incorporated by owners participating in the NFFC High Stakes League, lets first state exactly how important the draft is to the success of a fantasy football team. We obviously know the draft is critical, but how critical exactly? Are teams fates completely determined on draft day or can owners change their fate through free agent pick-ups and line-up changes?

The following analysis includes player and team performance through the regular season (Weeks 1-13 of the NFL season).

Here are a few stats on exactly how important the draft was for the NFFC:
• On average teams earned 87% of their teams total points on draft day
• The #1 drafting team finished with the #1 overall ranking
• The #224 drafting team finished with the #224 overall ranking
• 8 of the top 10 drafting teams made the playoffs
• 20 of the top 30 drafting teams made the playoffs; only 12 of the remaining 194 teams made the playoffs.
• The best drafting team that did not make the playoffs was ranked 7th on draft day and dead last with free agent pick-ups. That team finished with an overall rank of 53rd.
• The worst drafting team that did make the playoffs was ranked 131st on draft day and 6th on free agent pickups. Those pickups helped that team climb to the 19th ranking overall.

Clearly, you needed to have a successful draft in order to have a successful season. The above stats show exactly how good your draft has to be.

Contents of Draft Analysis
The associated posts analyze exactly how important each aspect of winning a fantasy football league is, including the following:
1. How important is draft position?
2. How dependant are teams on the success of their first round draft pick?
3. How important is draft strategy?
4. How important is FAAB?

Included in each is a brief analysis of the top 3 ranked teams in the NFFC.