The Draft Simulator is a mock draft tool that enables you to pick a team using your league's rules and quickly allows you to see what strategies seems to grade out best after the draft is over.
Watch as 4for4 expert TJ Hernandez teaches you how to use the Draft Simulator. You can also read more about the tool below.
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Customized for the league of your choice with your draft pick and optimal roster settings, the Draft Simulator takes you through a realistic draft and will analyze your roster in terms of Injury Risk, Play making Ability and more.
To get started with the Draft Simulator, enter your league settings and save your league in the Full Impact hub. Once you have done that, use the configurator to select your league from the "Choose your league" dropdown menu, which comes with several pre-canned scoring setups which are designated by [fi]. Finally, enter a drafting method for the computer, the number of rounds and teams in your draft, your draft positions, and the usual numbers of starters per team (If your league starts 2 RBs, 2 WRs and a flex, but you'd like to tilt your flex towards the RB position, enter 2.7 and 2.3 for RB and WR, respectively). You can also select any players that you would like to exclude from the draft.
After entering all settings, you will be taken to the draft interface where you can mock in just minutes!
Using The Draft Simulator to Prepare for Your Real Draft
You'll be presented with a handy cheat sheet at the bottom of the draft page. Players are graded out using your league's scoring system (how cool is that?). From the cheat sheet, you simply click on the player you want to draft. The Draft Simulator does the rest.
The Draft Simulator displays the round and it removes players from the cheat sheet once that player or team has been selected. When the draft is over, the Draft Simulator will let you know the draft is over.
Next, it's time to grade everyone out!
You'll see how you did and you'll see how the computer teams made out as well. In addition, the Draft Simulator will analyze your roster in terms of Injury Risk, Playmaking Ability and more.
Regardless of how you did relative to the computer, the output section is your time to look and learn! Why did some teams do well? Why did some teams struggle?
Don't rush past the output page – here's where you can really determine what strategy seems to be working and what looks ill-advised. Be sure to study the outputs and learn what draft strategies give you an edge. The purpose of this application is not to mirror exactly what you think will happen during your draft, but more so, it allows you to see what strategies seems to grade out best after the draft is over.
Try the Draft Simulator over and over again. Practice makes perfect. If you want to dominate your draft, you'll need to understand all the draft dynamics and the consequences of making your picks. If you are serious, you'll need to know this in your sleep. That way, when you're going live, you'll have a HUGE advantage over your competitors!
Interestingly, rarely will the Draft Simulator play out the same way twice. And, if you vary your input parameters, you'll learn that much more. Try drafting in a small league. Try a large league. And be sure to experiment with starting lineup requirements.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried a really bold drafting strategy in your league? Five minutes with the Draft Simulator and you'll have your answer. Like all our Full Impact tools, results are tailored to your league's rules.
You compete against the computer in each simulation. And you compete against yourself from simulation to simulation. Regardless of how you do against the computer, keep trying to improve your score – “be all that you can be.”
TIP: If you want the Draft Simulator to draft more RBs (for example) earlier in your draft then, before the draft starts, on the input screen, increase the RB count (example: instead of RB=2.0, tell it RB=3.0). If you want the Simulator to draft fewer RBs early on, during your inputs session right before the Simulation starts, simply lower the RB count (example instead of RB=2.0, tell it RB=1.33). By adjusting the inputs, you can get the Simulator to reflect your thinking.
By alternating the inputs the tool will draft almost any way you like.