Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

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Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby dlf_kenm » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:41 pm

After many months of work by our crack development team*, DLF is proud to release an exciting new tool for the dynasty community - the DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer! This tool is in the final stages of beta testing and will be released to the public within the week. But we wanted to share it here first with the dynasty community at the heart of DLF.

The DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer is more than just a trade calculator. It's intended to be a tool to help owners make well informed trade decisions, with as much relevant context as possible. The goal of the Trade Analyzer is less about telling an owner "Yes make this trade" or "Don't do this, you are getting robbed", but more about providing the owner with all of the info needed to make a well informed trade decision. And (eventually) a little bit of helpful advice along the way.

There is still a bit of finish work to be done with the interface, links, FAQ's, etc. This is the first iteration of this tool - there is much more to come. The Trade Analyzer will be free for the first couple of months as we work through any initial bugs and continue to expand the features, before going behind the paywall sometime before the start of the NFL season.

Here are a few notes to consider when using this trade tool;
  • We will have an FAQ's page and an explanatory landing page which will answer all of the foreseeable questions about this tool.
  • Player values are drawn from Rankings, ADP, as well as recent trade data to help shape player value.
  • You can select either 1QB or 2QB/Superflex league trade scenarios.
  • Currently IDP players, Kickers and Devy Players are not available as trade options.
  • The rookie pick value adjustment slider is intended to give an owner the ability to nudge rookie draft pick values a bit in one direction or another depending on specific league or team considerations, like a league or owner which over-values or under-values draft picks; or if an owner who is in win now or rebuild mode, etc.
  • The Package Value Adjustment is designed to mitigate the effects of 'spamming' one side of a trade with a bunch of players or draft picks in order to make up value of a more valuable player on the other side.
  • The Related Dynasty Trades keys on trades involving the most valuable asset from either side of the trade. Sometimes it will not find a matching trade, but we do include a link out to the trade finder to search for more trades.
  • We pull up to three of the most recent news items and dlf articles for each player in the trade so owners can make sure they know the latest news before making a decision.
No trade tool is going to be perfect. This trade analyzer is no exception. You are certain to find trade results you may not agree with, as well as player or pick values you may not agree with. But hopefully those are few and far between, and the disagreement not significant.

Player values are directly tied to market value and as such can change daily. We believe this agility gives this tool a significant advantage over other similar tools. In addition, we provide additional contextual information to help you understand all facets of the trade - current ADP and ranking values, historical ADP trends, recent similar trades, and recent news items from all over the industry for all involved players. All of this information is provided to help you make quick, well informed decisions.

OK, enough talk. Here's the link. Test it out, kick the tires, have fun. And please feel free to share your feedback.

And thank you for being a part of the best dynasty community on the planet!


Go To the DLF Trade Analyzer


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* Our crack development team includes;
Mike MacGregor, @DraftBuddy who coded the entire application
Michael Zingone, @FFzinger who created the player and trade value algorithm
Additional valuable contributions by;
Tan Ho, @_TanHo
Joe Sydlowski, @JoeSydlowskiFF
Peter Howard, @pahowdy

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Re: Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby DynastyDabbler » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:43 am

Bravo!

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Postby BucFanJKE » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:22 pm

Played around with it for a few minutes and plugged in some of my recent trades and for the most part I believe I agreed with how it was valuing things. As mentioned no trade calcs are ever going to get everything right because fantasy football is largely opinion and emotion based. Looks like an excellent tool though and the way it brings everything all together is fantastic!
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SF 0.5 PPR (1Q, 1SF, 3R, 3W, 1T, 1WRT, 1WT)
QB- Wentz, Watson, Foles
RB- Gordon, Mixon, Guice, Murray, Brieda, Crowell, Ballage
WR- OBJ, Evans, Golladay, S. Shepard, Crowder, Sanu, Ross
TE- Henry, Uzomah
2019 Picks: 4th, 4th, 5th
2020 Picks: 2nd, 4th, 5th

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PPR (1Q, 2R, 3W, 1T, 2WRT)
QB- Wilson, Winston
RB- Fournette, Henry, Ingram, Hunt, Penny, Ballage
WR- OBJ, Adams, Juju, Fuller, Samuel, Foster, Chark
TE- Njoku, Seals-Jones, Walker
2019 Picks: 1.04, 4.03
2020 Picks: 1st, 2nd, 4th

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0.5 PPR (1 Q, 2 R, 3W, 1T, 2 WRT)
QB- Brees, Wentz
RB- McCaffery, Gordon, Mack, White, Peterson
WR- OBJ, Evans, AB, Shepard, Fitzgerald, Gallup, Sanu, Moncrief, Wilson, Richardson
TE- Kelce, Ertz, Kittle
2019 Picks: 3.03, 3.07
2020 Picks: 3rd, 3rd, 3rd 4th, 4th

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Re: Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby FuzzySignificance » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:52 pm

really nice job here.
12 team ppr, 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 te, 2 flex
QB: Deshaun Watson, Marcus Mariota
RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Le'Veon Bell, Kerryon Johnson, Jay Ajayi, Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Theo Riddick, Rod Smith
WR: Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen, Antonio Brown, Will Fuller, DeDe Westbrook, Robby Anderson, Marquise Goodwin, Taywan Taylor, Justin Watson, Braxton Berrios, Albert Wilson, Bruce Ellington
TE: Travis Kelce, Vance McDonald, Delanie Walker, Ian Thomas, Gerald Everett

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Postby Valhalla » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Fun to play with. Nice job, looks like it was a lot of work

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Postby dawgs4life » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:13 pm

Took a quick look at it. Looks cool. Love all the added info besides just a score for each side of the trade.
I only play in 16x53 with 10+ taxi size leagues with full IDP. All are PPR and most value return yardage. So my opinions may be skewed To these deep roster leagues.

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Postby BalorClub » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:56 am

Wow this is incredible, really well done.

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Postby Schmev22 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:25 am

Really nice job. Looking purely at features, it's immediately the best tool of it's kind that I know of. The few tests I ran indicate that the results it produces are at least as defensible as other tools as well.

One suggestion I would make is functionality....Could be more "mobile friendly" - drop downs and such are tiny in my phone browser and a little hard to manipulate. Would be great if results were "screenshot-able"...I find trade calcs are often used this way over IM discussion. Hope that makes sense.

All in all, really impressed!

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Postby dlf_kenm » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks schmev, we spent a good bit of time tweaking this to be mobile device ready. But we will continue to refine & improve that platform, it's critical to the success of this. What kind of phone do you use?

Also a screenshot-able view is a great suggestion. We will work on that.

Thanks!
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:25 am
Really nice job. Looking purely at features, it's immediately the best tool of it's kind that I know of. The few tests I ran indicate that the results it produces are at least as defensible as other tools as well.

One suggestion I would make is functionality....Could be more "mobile friendly" - drop downs and such are tiny in my phone browser and a little hard to manipulate. Would be great if results were "screenshot-able"...I find trade calcs are often used this way over IM discussion. Hope that makes sense.

All in all, really impressed!

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Postby Schmev22 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Galaxy S9, using the chrome browser. It's not bad by any stretch. Certainly functional.

dlf_kenm wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 am
Thanks schmev, we spent a good bit of time tweaking this to be mobile device ready. But we will continue to refine & improve that platform, it's critical to the success of this. What kind of phone do you use?

Also a screenshot-able view is a great suggestion. We will work on that.

Thanks!
Schmev22 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:25 am
Really nice job. Looking purely at features, it's immediately the best tool of it's kind that I know of. The few tests I ran indicate that the results it produces are at least as defensible as other tools as well.

One suggestion I would make is functionality....Could be more "mobile friendly" - drop downs and such are tiny in my phone browser and a little hard to manipulate. Would be great if results were "screenshot-able"...I find trade calcs are often used this way over IM discussion. Hope that makes sense.

All in all, really impressed!

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Postby jkid2 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:24 pm

Honestly, I expected to be impressed based on the description, but I was completely blown away. This tool is amazing. The package adjustment feature is something I haven't seen before and it's an incredibly useful tool. It really adds great context to package type deals. Also, everything works like it's supposed to and it even comes out well on mobile. Thanks so much to everyone who worked on this! The hard work really shows here.
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Roster: 28 Players + 2 IR
Start: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex (RB/WR/TE)

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford
RB: Todd Gurley, Le'Veon Bell, Derrius Guice, Chris Warren, Theo Riddick, Malcolm Brown, John Kelly, Corey Grant, Wendell Smallwood, Devontae Booker, Alex Collins, Zach Zenner
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Evans, Corey Davis, Jarvis Landry, Christian Kirk, Taywan Taylor, Demarcus Robinson, Paul Richardson, Kendrick Bourne, Jaleel Scott
TE: Eric Ebron, Chris Herndon, Jack Doyle, Adam Shaheen, Matt LaCosse

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2019 2.04, 3.05, 3.06, 3.09, 3.10, 4.01, 4.08
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2021 1st, 3X 2021 2nd, 2021 4th

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Re: Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby Mad Cowz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:15 am

Early testing is impressive. I especially like how it tries to adjust to recent trade data from MFL leagues as ADP can change quickly when a calculator is based on just that.

Question: Is there going to be a way paid users can access the full database after the free testing period?
I'm a googlesheet nerd and would love to incorporate this data into my database.

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Postby dlf_kenm » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:39 am

Hmmm... had not thought about that. Will give it some consideration.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:15 am
Early testing is impressive. I especially like how it tries to adjust to recent trade data from MFL leagues as ADP can change quickly when a calculator is based on just that.

Question: Is there going to be a way paid users can access the full database after the free testing period?
I'm a googlesheet nerd and would love to incorporate this data into my database.

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Re: Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby DJB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 pm

Outstanding! Thanks for putting in the effort to come up with something truly amazing! By far the best trade calculator I've ever come across

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Re: Sneak Preview of the new DLF Dynasty Trade Analyzer

Postby Kiddflash » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 am

Loving the tool!

Just one thing. With draft picks i think a function where league size is taken into account as well. Like 10 team vs 16 team league future picks will vary alot more.


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