Because 4for4.com offers you a variety of Player Ranking tools and solutions, this question comes up each year. Below I'll recap some of our most popular offerings.
1) 4for4.com DRAFT BOARD RANKINGS
The official 4for4.com rankings you see on the Draft Board are 100% based on each player's statistical projections using general scoring rules (rushyds/10 +recyds/10 +passyds/25 +6*passTD +6*runTD +6*recTD + 1*xp +3*fg)
2) COMMUNITY DRAFT BOARD RANKINGS
The Draft Board Community rankings operate exactly like the 4for4.com Draft Board Rankings, only here the projections come from the entire community of 4for4.com subscribers.
3) 4for4.com CLASSIC STYLE CHEAT SHEET RANKINGS
The 4for4.com Classic Style Cheat Sheets go a little further beyond the player projections.
Example 1: Two WRs have projected stats of 1000 yards receiving and 10 TDs. Are they really exactly the same? They could be. But if one were more injury prone and/or less consistent, the Classic Cheat Sheets would have that player ranked lower.
Example 2: Despite the fact they both have projections of 1000 yards, a #2 WR on a team with an explosive spread system may get the nod over a #1 WR on a team that uses a heavy ball control system. The #2 WR has more upside.
4) 4for4.com FULL IMPACT TOOLS and CUSTOM RANKINGS
The Full Impact cheat sheets run off the official 4for4.com player projections. However, now you can create a custom cheat sheet based on your league rules. You can run a mock draft using your rules and during the season you can get customized weekly lineup help and more. If your league has highly unique rules, Full Impact gives you the edge.
5) PCDRAFTER and the GOLD ALGORITHM
Like Full Impact, pcDrafter runs off the 4for4.com player projections and it creates customized analysis based on your rules. pcDrafter also allows you to tweak player projections as you see fit. Unlike cheat sheets, pcDrafter dynamically changes a player's value based on exactly what is happening during your draft. At each draft pick, pcDrafter examines your scoring rules, overall league need for each position, each team's specific need before they draft, how a player compares to the rest of the players at his position and more. pcDrafter also suggests who you should pick. You can run mock drafts in pcDrafter and you can see how GOLD outperforms ADP and VBD in building you the best possible starting lineup. Naturally, during a live draft, you can take pcDrafter's suggestion or override it as you see fit. In any case, it's like having a huge dept of statisticians running numbers for you and offering a suggestion after they look at your realtime draft factors.
In addition, be sure to review the 4for4.com IDP and Auction Values should that apply to your league. Also, many find the Do/Don't Report a helpful guide on Draft Day.
6) KEEPER LEAGUE CUSTOM RANKINGS
Some exciting news here for those in Keeper Leagues. In addition to our Keeper League Player Rankings, we're the first site anywhere to roll out a new Full Impact feature that allows you to create Custom Keeper League Rankings based on your league rules and your team management philosophy: is your main goal winning right now or building an awesome dynasty team in 2 or 3 years? Regardless what your answer, our new Custom Keeper Cheat Sheet system will give you rankings tailored to your goals. SEE: http://www.4for4.com/members/fi/fihub.php
7) CUSTOM AUCTION VALUES
You're about to take a huge step forward in dominating your auction by leveraging maximum bid values customized for your core team needs and scoring system. With 4for4.com's custom Maximum Bid values, you'll enjoy an outrageously huge edge over those other managers using a generic price list.
You tell us how many teams you will be auctioning against, your bankroll, your scoring rules and tell us what your ideal roster should look like. We give you back customized auction bid values. SEE:http://www.4for4.com/members/fi/fihub.php