General options are here to help shrink the size of your pools and teams to manageable numbers. There are millions of millions of possible teams and our server has it limits so we want to limit your attempts to ones that might produce better teams. Feel free to play with the settings and watch what they do to your pools on the left side.
The general options box lets you quickly set some basic criteria for your team. The information here is:
There is also a note here saying that teams under a certain total will also not be kept. Very rarely will you want to leave a lot of your fantasy salary cap on the table and LineUpLeader sets this at 95% of the total.
This section is the heart of getting players into your pools, which eventually drives your teams. Listed for each game are the teams playing and the time of the game. If available, a betting line and total runs scored are also listed. You are more likely to get a high-scoring hitter if they are playing for a high scoring team with the opposite true for pitchers.
Two selection boxes show for each team: the first for hitters and the second for pitchers. Use the selection boxes to automatically load all of the players on those teams into the pools on the right. The pools have limits so the more you limit the teams you are using, the easy time you will have getting to legal pool sizes. The pools sizes are limited to prevent getting millions of teams back.
Starting pitchers are also indicated next to the team name as well as either R or L to indicate how they throw. LineUpLeader will limit the pool to starting pitchers but all can be added in the position tab.
If a green S appears before a team, then the starting lineup for that team has been incorporated into the player tabs, meaning you can see who is starting and pick accordingly.
Lastly, a large X now appears at the beginning of each row. Clicking this X will cause all players on both teams to be darkened on the position tabs. Use this if you want to avoid a game for any reason, like an anticipated rainout.
This right side of the screen is the end product of all you work: For each position, you will have all the players that you have chosen. In the position title, it will indicate the number of players selected as well as the limit. If you exceed the limit, the button will not work and instead you will get an error message. In front of every player in the pool is a box under the heading "EX". "EX" stands for exclude and clicking that box will remove the player from your pool.
When looking at the pools by position, it is very important to make sure the players in the pool are playing. This sounds basic but is a mistake that many people make. Ensure everyone left in the pool is playing today. LineUpLeader does try to bring in the injury report but it can be out of date as it is not updated throughout the day.
For more information on the players in the pool, click on the respective position in the tabs to the left. This will bring up fantasy projections and costs for all players.
Once you like who the players are in your pool and your pools all do not exceed the limit, hit the button and wait for the teams to generate. The speed of the process slows as your approach the size limits of your pools and is very quick if you have small pools.
In this box are some detailed statistics for both the hitter you clicked on as well as the pitcher he is facing.
In the top right box, you have the player, who they are playing, their position and team and how they bat (Right, Left or Switch). Below that are the following:
To the right are the 3 LineUpLeader projections for Fantasy Points. This is based on the last 20 games and tried to give a range for what you can expect this player to do. The closer the values, the more consistent the player.
The next 3 sections show various statistics for the player and the opposing pitcher. For the opposing pitcher, the last start is shown as well as what they have done in 2014.
The players stats for 2013 and 2014 follow as well as any available lifetime stats for this player against the opposing pitcher. Some stats are not available and indicated with “NA”
The fantasy game logs follow for the next 20 games so you can see what this player has done.
For most of the lineup creation, you can use the [Main] tab. This give you your general options as well as letting you pick the teams of players you wish to use. You can also see the pools of players you have created on the right. These pools are actually independent of the tabs and will display regardless of the tab chosen.
The last tab is [Resulting Teams]. Once you have successfully created your pools and clicked the button, this tab will be populated with the first 25 of your teams. The table is also sortable so you can sort by any column. The last column in the table is "Save?" By clicking on the "Save" link in each line, that line up will be saved on your home page. Save the teams you think you might use and then go to your homepage to view them all and pick the winner(s). The teams on this "Resulting Teams" tab will not update until the button is clicked.
In between are all your position tabs, one for each position. Within these tabs, there are a number of options you can perform:
These position tabs also provide some high level information about each player including: