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Getting Started

Here's a quick start guide to the Fantasy Stats Plus tool:

-  Accept all defaults when the applications loads and just start clicking - enjoy!

Q:  What are "Easy Search Filters"
A:  "Easy Search Filters" help quickly identify the key fantasy players at each position.  They are located in the filter box at the bottom of the page. They also create a great starting point for you to further refine your data.  Choose an easy filter and use the grid or the charts to compare the players.

Q:  What is a Fantasy Profile?
A:  A Fantasy Profile is the scoring system for a fantasy league.  It defines how a player's stats equate to fantasy points.  We do the math for you.  If you play at CBS then click on the CBS profile, if you play at Yahoo! then ... well you figure it out.  The ability to create custom profiles is coming in the next release of the tool.

Q:  What's the difference between skill levels?
A:  The skill levels determine what stats and filters you see by default.  It simplifies the grid of data by eliminating non-essential stats and it also limits the filters in the filter box to just key data points for those just starting out.  Each level adds more stats and more filters.  ***NOTE***  Skill levels do not limit your ability to add stat columns to the grid.  It just simplifies the view.  You can always add or remove stat columns by using the stats arrow drop down on the upper right corner of the grid or chart.

Q:  What is "Select Mode"?
A:  There are two ways to refine players and compare stats, Filter mode and Compare mode.  In Filter mode you use the filters in the filter box to refine your list of players, including the "Easy Filters".  In compare mode you select the players to compare and they are instantly added to the chart or grid.  Two ways to refine your players, both powerful.

Q:  Where are the column stat definitions?
A:  stats columnsRight here!

Q:  How do slide filters work?
A:  The left arrow button on the slider is the low end of the scale.  When you slide it you are setting a minimum.  For example, minimum touchdowns or minimum yards per game.  Generally this gives you your leaders.  When you slide the right arrow you are setting a maximum.  For example, the maximum number of interceptions or fumbles you can tolerate.  TIP:  Slide the two arrows towards each other to research quality depth.

Q:  There are too many player to read the chart, what should I do?
A:  You should use the filter box to refine your search and eliminate players.  Or use the Easy Filters to get you started.  Or go to Compare mode and select player's until the screen becomes too complicated.

Q:  How do I use complex logic to find my players?
A:  In filter mode you can use the filter box to create complex logic in choosing your players.  Use multiple sliders at once to create the logic.  For instance, choose quarterbacks and then slide the left arrow (min) on the PaTD slider to 20.  Then set the right arrow(max) on the INT slider to 15.  You've just created complex logic.  You now see all quarterbacks with more than 20 touchdown and less than 15 interceptions and it was quick and easy.  Use the same logic to create your own complex logic. 

Q:  Can I save my custom Filter settings?
A:  That's coming in the next release.

Q:  I can't see the data grid because of the Filter Box, what should I do?
A:  There are two buttons on the top of the Filter box, an up and a down arrow.  Click the down arrow.  NOTE - When the filter box is maximized you can still watch the row count under the player list to see how many rows are currently selected.
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