What's Needed for Version 1.0?

I could work on adding software features forever. There are always more fun and useful things to add.

However, I need to balance that with getting something shipped. I want to get people using something so that I can get feedback on what comes next.

Completed Features

First off, I'd like to remind myself of what I've done so far. I tend not to celebrate my progress, so I want to point out what I've been able to get done in the nine days since I announced the project.


Players View

Positions view

Rosters View

Draft View

Wow, great job, me!

Now it's time to sort through what's left of the feature list. Here's my basic idea:

  1. Sort potential features by importance.
  2. Draw a line after the features that are essential for version 1.0. Everything below the line is non-essential.

Version 1.0 Features

Version 1.1 Features

Beyond Version 1

So, I noticed that I feel like there are two levels of "essential," so I divided them into a version 1.0 and 1.1. (Those may not end up as the actual version identifiers.)

Okay, back to work! I think I can get the Standings View finished and at least make some progress on the Dashboard View.


I'm Mays. I've been playing fantasy since I was in high school (over two decades ago).

My speciality has always been player valuation—converting player stats into rankings and salary values. VBD? Z-Scores? We go way back. In 2009, I started Last Player Picked, a site that generated fantasy values customized for your league.

These days, I'm building DraftKick and Projectile, a fantasy baseball site with in-season projection visualizations.

You can find me on Twitter at @MaysCopeland or email me at mayscopeland@gmail.com.