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Best Fantasy Football Draft Board & Tools

By Jared Smola | Updated on Fri, 12 Jul 2024 . 10:55 AM EDT

 

Powerful Fantasy Football Tools That Simply Work

You’ve already read about the three pillars of our fantasy football draft strategy (and if you haven’t, you should).

Now here’s the tool kit that puts it all into action for you.

 

Draft Tools

Draft War Room - Featuring LIVE Draft Sync

17 draft value indicators update in real time for you

Think of the Draft War Room as a “dynamic fantasy football cheat sheet.”

Or think of it as part of a system to help you win.

The Draft War Room LIVE syncs to all your =leagues, and monitors 17 crucial in-draft indicators – all while you’re drafting! 

As you draft, your live synced Draft War Room automatically updates as players are selected.

Draft War Room

When it’s your turn to pick, our top player recommendations will be highlighted

Here are the 17 in-draft value indicators the Draft War Room tracks for you in real-time:

1. League Scoring 7. Changing position scarcity 13. Bench depth
2. Positional Value
8. Injury risk 14. Trust Factor 
3. 3D Projections 9. Breakout likelihood 15. Personalized projection adjustments
4. Real-time team needs10. Correlated ADP16. Positional tier
5. Opponent team needs 11. Bye week conflicts 17. Strength of schedule
6. Opponent team needs12. Flex options

 

You get the best fantasy football draft board. No matter the format

From dynasty to best ball to auction. We’ve got you covered.

No more agonizing and panicking over every pick.

Our rankings aren’t just rankings.

Here’s why.

They’re part of an entire system to help you win – no matter what format you play. We have:

  • Re-draft rankings
  • Dynasty rankings
  • Rookie rankings
  • Auction rankings
  • Best ball rankings

And these format-specific rankings are all based on our Draft War Room. Different formats require different player rankings and valuations.

Rankings have to be adaptive and dynamic. Changing based on your league format – and then based on your draft. 

That’s exactly how our Draft War Room calculates your player rankings. 

And BTW – our rankings are powered by fantasy football projections that have won multiple industry awards for accuracy.

We devote hundreds of hours to these projections from April through August

These projections combine with your specific league lineup and scoring settings to produce rankings tailored just for you.

Those are the rankings you’ll find in your Draft War Room, which can now power your dynasty startup and rookie drafts.

Listed on DraftSharks.com at the right times throughout the year, you’ll also find:

TIP

Our Draft War Room is a unique fantasy football draft board tool. The DWR actually tracks a total of 17 real-time indicators to determine player values throughout your draft. Think of it as a dynamic cheat sheet that live-syncs with your league’s draft in real-time. Check out how the Draft War Room works in this quick video.

Mock Draft Trainer

Mock draft in minutes vs. the most realistic software available

“Practice makes perfect” -every coach to ever exist 

Each league only gets one draft, so make sure you are as prepared as possible. That means it is time to mock draft!

Once you’ve synced your team – and before your league drafts – you can practice as much as you want with our Mock Draft Trainer.

That’s just what it sounds like. From your My Leagues page, you can simply click the Mock Draft button for any team you have set up.

That will launch a mock draft tailored to your format, with “computer drafters” rounding out the league.

See The Mock Draft Trainer in Action

No need to gather a group of drafters

There is no need to deal with a dead Yahoo or ESPN mock draft room after people sign up and then leave.

And don't worry about our computer drafters giving you the same look every time.

We’ve primed our algorithm to alter draft performance – so you can practice for every twist and turn. 

Draft When You Want To

Keeper Calculator

Are you in a super competitive keeper league?

Your toughest decision is always “who to keep and who to throw back.” 

Which is why we created our Keeper Calculator. 

You won’t find another tool like this anywhere. Seriously.

It helps you answer the tough keeper questions:

  • How much should a “cheaper-draft-cost” help a player’s value?
  • How do you weigh WR value vs. RB?
  • How much should you count long-term production vs. the coming season?

The Who Should I Keep tool (aka keeper calculator) considers those questions – plus more.

Keeper calculator in action

How It Works

It’s straightforward to use …

  1. Choose your scoring and the number of keepers allowed.
  2. Enter the players you’re considering.
  3. Enter the draft costs associated with each player.
  4. Gain clarity.

The Keeper Tool will load our proprietary keeper-specific ADP and 3D values that match your settings.

So you’re getting customized recommendations specific to your keeper league (no matter the scoring system).

As you add players, the Keeper Calculator will automatically reorder them, displaying your best keeper options up front – highlighted in blue.

What you get next is a comprehensive “Keeper Score” for each player…

Keeper Score is the Key

How does the tool determine your best keeper options?

By Keeper Score.

Keeper Score is a weighted calculation factoring in:

  • Current-year value
  • Future-year value
  • Overall player value

You need to know how much value you’re gaining compared to ADP for this year and next. So, we assigned a value to each draft pick…  then we use those values to examine the gap in cost vs. return.

Super simple! (Because the software does all the math.)

Yes, you also want productive players – so all overall player value is also included in the equation.

A positive score makes that player a potential keeper.

Negative? Throw him back.

Play in an auction league? Yep, the tool can handle your settings too.

Whatever your format, you come away knowing you made the best, most-informed keeper decisions possible.

ADP Market Index

Customizable ADP Insights – Tailored for Every League Format and Strategy

Fantasy ADP is a critical tool for savvy drafters.

That’s because it gives you a real-time gauge of where players are being selected in drafts. 

By leveraging ADP data:

  1. You’ll identify potential steals.
  2. You’ll avoid reaching for players too early.
  3. You’ll make informed decisions on each and every pick. 

And that is why we made the most comprehensive ADP tool on the internet – ADP Market Index by Draft Sharks. 

Here’s what you can expect:

How Will the ADP Index Boost Your Drafting?

Continuous Preseason Updates: We give you updated ADP data to reflect current trends, injuries, and player news.

Customizable Settings: You can adjust settings for different league formats (redraft, dynasty, best ball, PPR, half-PPR, standard, and even TE-premium ADP.). We collect ADP data on the most common league sizes – 8, 10, 12, and 14 teams – from multiple sources to deliver the best up-to-date numbers across formats and by position.

Specific Hosting Platforms:  Are you looking for ESPN? Yahoo? Sleeper? CBS? We got them all!  

ADP Market Index showing off all formats and league sizes

Historical ADP Trends: You get a visualization of how a player's ADP has changed over time, helping you identify rising or falling players. 

Expert Analysis: All of these ADPs are compared with our award-winning rankings to identify sleepers, values, and busts – in real-time. Just look at a player's Market Index value to get a color-coated glimpse into their value in the draft. 

Live-Draft Sync Integration: And the best part?! This comprehensive ADP tool is used to power our Draft War Room and Mock Draft tools with the latest, most precise ADP on the market. 

Injury Predictor

A critical injury or two can ruin even great fantasy football rosters. We’ll never promise that we can predict who will get hurt or when. 

But our exclusive Injury Guide features a robust NFL injury database.

And it algorithmically determines who is most – and least – likely to miss time in the coming season based on factors such as a player’s injury history, historical injuries at his position, and his expected workload.

That gives you the power to plan whether you want to draft insurance behind that iffy RB or avoid a Round 1 landmine altogether.

The exclusive Draft Sharks Injury Guide projects each player's likelihood of missing games. You'll get info most fantasy football drafters don't have, making it one of the best fantasy football tools available.

 

Regular Season Tools

Once your season begins, the My Leagues page serves as a hub for managing all of your teams

The best fantasy football tools appear as this set of tiles on the My Leagues page for every team a Draft Sharks Insider syncs.

Team Guide

Your Team Intel page displays your entire roster and uses our exclusive 3D Projection system to recommend starters for your specific format.

3D Projections combine:

  1. Draft Sharks player projections for the week
  2. Consensus projections from more than 35 other fantasy football sites
  3. Draft Sharks “ceiling” and “floor” estimates for that player that week. 

Those 3D projections power our automatic start/sit recommendations on the Team Intel page.

You’ll also easily tell who has a potential injury problem for the week.

Check out your Team Guide in action

Free Agent Finder

You’ll find a fresh Free Agent Focus on DraftSharks.com every week, with recommendations sent to your inbox even earlier (Sunday night) if you’re on our email list.

But those articles can’t possibly know your specific league. Fortunately, the Free Agent Finder does. 

That sync you used to create your Draft War Room sticks with you all season.

The Free Agent Finder uses that sync connection to see who’s available in your league, compare those players with your current roster, and give you custom recommendations.

But what if you’re trying to look ahead for a bye-week filler or a streaming defense? No prob. You can simply sort by next week’s projections and get a jump on your league mates.

Are you looking even longer term? Just sort by our Rest of Season projections instead. And we’ve even got modified versions of both options.

See Free Agent Finder In Action

Trade Navigator

Sometimes you need more than the waiver wire can provide. You need to work a trade with another team in your league. And the Trade Navigator is designed to streamline your process and maximize your return.

There are two parts:

First, the Trade Partner Finder lets you select the position you’re targeting and what you’re looking to give up. Then, it scans your league in seconds to find the best fit for your plan.

The Draft Sharks Trade Navigator makes fantasy football trades -- and especially dynasty trades -- easier. These dropdowns let you search the position you're looking to acquire and find out who has what you're looking for. The ease and power of the Trade Navigator makes it one of the best fantasy football tools.

Once you’ve found the ideal trade partner, it’s time for the Trade Analyzer

Simply pull up the other team’s roster, either from a dropdown list or by searching for a specific player you want.

Select the players you want to include on each side, and the Trade Analyzer will tell you what you’d be gaining or losing in the deal – both by that week’s projections and our Rest of Season projections.

Who to Start Fantasy Football

Our Who to Start tool helps you with those final start or sit decisions.

Not sure which guy to stick in your WR3 spot?
Wrestling over who to put in the flex?

That’s exactly why we built this easy-to-use tool.

How It Works

This Who to Start fantasy football interface could not be easier.

Wondering who to start fantasy football? This Who Should I Start tool answers using Draft Sharks' award-winning projections.

All you have to do is:

  1. Select the players in consideration
  2. Choose your scoring
  3. Get your answer

The tool applies projections from our fantasy football analysts to your specific scoring settings to tell you who to start this week.

That’s it.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best fantasy football tools?

The best fantasy football tools are always created by analysts who are driven by the numbers (read: algorithms). In other words, you need people who understand fantasy football, and can work the numbers to create what you're looking for: Tools that are simple-to-use -- but powerful -- customized to your specific league set-up. 

See Trade Navigator In Action

FINAL THOUGHT

Yep, we’ve introduced you to a load of fantasy football tools. We started with our Draft War Room, a fantasy football draft board tool that live-syncs with your league and updates player values in real-time while you draft! To get a closer look on how the Draft War Room works, check out this short video. Plus, our in-season fantasy football tools will bolster your starting lineup every week. Each tool is designed to help you win your league – no matter the format or scoring rules.

Jared Smola Author Image
Jared Smola, Lead Analyst
Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
Other rankings are stale  before the 2nd round.

Draft using the best dynamic tool in the industry. Our fantasy player valuations (3D Values) change during your draft in response to...

  1. Exact league settings - direct sync
  2. Opponent and Team Needs
  3. Positional scarcity & available players
  4. Ceiling, injury risk, ADP, and more!

You need a dynamic cheat sheet that easily live-syncs with your draft board and adapts throughout your draft using 17 crucial indicators.

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