What do the expert percentages mean?
These percentages are the percent of experts who prefer to that specific player over any other appropriate players for a starting position on your fantasy team.
What does the "PA Rank" column mean?
The PA Rank is a reflection of where that player's opposing defense ranks in terms of points allowed to other players at that position. In other words, if your quarterback has a PA Rank in this tool of seventh, then it means that your QB's opposing defense allows the seventh highest amount of points to opposing QBs throughout the season.
Why does the Sit/Start Assistant sometimes offer different suggestions than the Who Should I Start tool?
The reason for this is two-fold. This can definitely happen if you didn't change the scoring settings for the Who Should I Start tool to match that of your league in My Playbook.
The other reason is that the pool of experts utilized in the Sit/Start Assistant is slightly different than what is utilized in the Who Should I Start tool. The Who Should I Start tool will solely use the expert rankings that have been submitted for the applicable positional rankings according to which players you are comparing, or more specifically what position they play. The Sit/Start Assistant is only using rankings from experts who have also submitted QB, WR, RB, TE, flex, K and DEF rankings.
This results in the expert base for the Sit/Start Assistant being slightly smaller than that of the Who Should I Start tool by a few experts. If you choose your experts for both tools so that the same expert rankings are being used for each tool, then you'll notice that both tools will choose the same player to start.
What's the padlock that appears next to player names in the Sit/Start Assistant occasionally?
The padlock appears next to players on your roster whose games have already started. It indicates that a player on your team is locked into your actual starting lineup. This DOES NOT reflect whether or not we had actually recommended that player, but just merely shows that you started him on your team.