Last week, I mentioned that there are often great ideas for new features to add to the fantasy cheatsheets that are suggested by readers here. I was very excited about introducing the Custom Projections feature last week and there will be more written about that soon. But, this week, I took on the task of tackling the feature that has been asked for the most year after year. Yes, the spreadsheets will now be able to handle NL-Only and AL-Only leagues! Not only that, if you’re in a league that allows for certain teams from both leagues but not all teams, you can do that too. For certain folks, this will be a huge addition as you’ll finally be able to use these sheets for your specific league type. I encourage you to check out the update and play around with it prior to draft day.
In this latest and greatest update, I also did a bunch of other tweaks for point-based leagues (including adding a Points Per Plate Appearance and Points Per Innings Pitched stat). In addition, all of the projections are up-to-date as well as the average draft position and average auction value data.
With the features that were added last week and the addition of ADP from Fantasy Gameday, I feel that the cheatsheets are way better than they’ve ever been. But, definitely toy with them and let me know if you find any bugs or oddities.
Now for the standard disclaimers that accompany each release…
For those completely new to these fantasy baseball cheatsheets, I encourage you to read the opening post for more information on them.
Before downloading the cheatsheets below, please be forewarned that these cheatsheets are designed to work in Excel 2007-2010 and were designed in Windows. The Mac version of Excel (and older versions of Excel) has been known to have problems when trying to operate these cheatsheets. Also, Microsoft has a few security features which makes opening these spreadsheets more annoying than it should be. If you have the default security settings, you’ll be asked if you want to enable macros when opening this spreadsheet and you must enable macros in order for this cheatsheet to work! In addition, Microsoft may point out that the file originated from an internet location so you will have to click the button that says Enable Editing. You can always change your settings in Excel so you don’t get asked that again but those are two hiccups you might encounter before you get to play around in the sandbox here. Now that you’ve been prepped, go ahead and download your cheatsheet of choice:
After opening the cheatsheet, you’ll be presented with a form to enter some of your league specifications such as number of teams, team names, number of starters at each position, your roto categories and so on. You’ll also choose what sources you want to display information from. Keep in mind that you can always change this info later if you just want to close that and peek around for now.
The Draft Central tab is your home base for these sheets and it is where you’ll see a summary of information for each player throughout the draft and this is where you’ll enter what team drafts each player. Changes on this sheet update the Live Standings and Team Summary tabs. The Live Standings tab will calculate each team’s projected starters and base the current standings throughout the draft on that info. The Team Summary tab shows who is on each team and who is projected to be their starters. The Player Profiles tab allows you to compare players and look at all of the projection and expert data for them. For roto leagues, you’ll also see a calculation of how many points in the standings you may gain (or lose) by drafting that player.
Data included for this v1.4 release:
- CAIRO projections
- Steamer projections
- Steamer (with Fan playing time) projections
- Fangraphs Fan projections
- Oliver projections
- ZiPS projections
- MORPS projections
- Clay Davenport projections
- Custom combined projection option
- MockDraftCentral ADP data
- CBS ADP data
- Yahoo ADP data
- ESPN ADP data
- Fantasy Gameday ADP data
- RotoChamp dollar values
- CBS Sportsline dollar values
- Yahoo dollar values
- ESPN dollar values
- Fantasy Gameday average auction values
- ESPN rankings
- RotoChamp rankings
- Hardball Times rankings
- CBS Sportsline rankings
- David Gonos rankings
- Mr. Cheatsheet rankings
- FantasyPros expert consensus rankings
I put a lot of work into these obviously and I’m very happy to put these out for free to the public. However, if you’re a nice fellow and would like to send a dollar or two my way to fund my coffee addiction, hit the donate button below.