Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

Using DraftReady


Getting Started

What does DraftReady do?

DraftReady helps you answer the question, "Are you draft ready?" by providing ADP data along with expert ranks from around the Web all incorporated into a comprehensive, automated mock draft engine.  With DraftReady, you can research players -- compare ADP and expert ranks for players, see which players are trending up or down -- and practice realistic mock drafts to sharpen your skills.

How does DraftReady work?

DraftReady gathers ADP data along with expert ranks from around the Web.  First, this information is available to help you research players for your draft.  Second, this information is used as the basis for a set of sophisticated algorithms that it uses to simulate the actions of the other participants in your draft -- giving you a realistic automated mock draft.

Where do I find DraftReady in my CBS fantasy league?

Once you've purchased DraftReady, it will automatically be installed in your CBS fantasy league.  Once you've logged in, proceed to Draft Central > Draft Tools.  Click on the DraftReady icon, and the app will appear.

Using DraftReady

What are the major components of DraftReady?

On the upper left-hand side, DraftReady’s Player Grid is filled with all the information you need to prepare for your draft, including:
  • Bye week for every player
  • ADP data from the most popular mock draft sites
  • Expert ranks from top predictors on the Web, including high and low
  • Draft Value – the difference between expert rank and ADP that helps you uncover sleepers and avoid bad picks
You can look at all available players or focus in on just one position using the buttons beneath the grid gathers information from a number of different sources across the Web, including the sports media giants and various expert sites.

On the lower left-hand side, DraftReady’s Detail View gives a concise summary for each player.

  • The ADP Graph tells you who’s hot and who’s not at a glance
  • The Draft Value Table displays essential decision-making information
In the right-hand column, The Draft Board gives a pick-by-pick report of the players chosen and prompts you when your pick comes around. Helpful suggestions for each upcoming pick are displayed below the draft board. An instant rating of your draft is updated with each pick, so you get a picture of how you’re doing as your draft unfolds.

How do I use DraftReady?

Use the left-hand side features to research and compare players.  When you're ready to start your draft, simply click the green "Start Your Draft Now!" button.  You will be prompted when it's your turn to make a pick -- DraftReady does the rest!


Are there any other apps from Fantasy Football Crystal Ball on CBS?

Coming soon, Fantasy Football Crystal Ball -- the Web's best one-stop source for all your weekly start/sit and roster decisions -- will be available on CBS.  Also, we'll have a football version of our highly-rated Player vs. Player baseball app to help you with those quick "Player A or Player B" start/sit decisions.

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