Help on Draft PreparationHelp Index

The following options are available to all managers pre-draft:

  • Edit Max Bids: To edit bids and rankings by player for Silent Auction drafts, go to your league home page and select 'Edit Max Bids' from the 'Players' menu. Use the arrow to drag and drop the players in the desired priority order - this ranking will be used to determine the order in which players are nominated by your team when it's your turn in the draft. The bid represents the most that you are willing to bid for a player - valid bids are based on the league's settings (with a minimum of 1).

  • Player Information: To view all the post-season players available prior to the draft, go to your League home page and select 'Player Information' from the 'Players' menu. A table is provided showing all players in descending order by Projected Score. Note: An 'Export Player Information' icon is available for a more advanced review.

  • Playoff Projections Tool: To set playoff projections for each team for live and auto-drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Playoff Projections Tool' from the 'Players' menu. Set the total number of games you expect each team to play in the entire postseason, select 'Generate New Projections' to review the new rankings, and then select 'Update Pre-Draft Rankings' to confirm the change. Important Note: Playoff Projections can be made up until 10 minutes before the draft.

  • Pre-Draft Rankings: To set your Pre-Draft Rankings for live and auto-drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Pre-Draft Rankings' from the 'Players' menu. Set your players in descending rank order via drag-and-drop or Up/Down buttons. To navigate thru the entire player list, select the scroll bar. To exclude a player from the draft list, use the 'Bottom' button. Select 'Save Draft Rankings' to save the changes, or 'Restore Defaults' to return to the Fantasy Postseason default rankings. Important Note: Pre-draft rankings can be made up until 10 minutes before the draft.

  • Pre-Draft Position Preferences: To set your Pre-Draft Position preferences for live and auto-drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Pre-Draft Positions' from the 'Players' menu. For each round, select your desired position for that round, and select 'Save'.
    Notes:
    • In order for position rankings to take effect, player Pre-Draft Rankings must also be saved.

    • Even if position rankings are set, auto-drafts will still respect a league's position requirements. For example, if a manager's preference is set to a QB for the last round, a WR will be auto-drafted instead, if one is needed to meet position requirements.

    • Pre-Draft Position preferences will NOT be used if a user is logged into a live draft.

The following options are available to the Commissioner only pre-draft:

  • Edit Player Boxes: To modify the player box assignments in leagues with Box Pool drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Edit Player Boxes' from the 'Admin Tools' menu. Adjust the box number (1-16) by player as desired and select 'Update Player Boxes'.

  • Exclude Players: To exclude players from the pool (from the draft and free agency), go to your League home page and select 'Exclude Players' from the 'Admin Tools' menu. Select the DND (Do Not Draft) checkbox next to the appropriate player(s), and select 'Update Exclude Players List'.

  • Modify Default Bids: To modify the default player bids in leagues with Silent Auction drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Modify Default Bids' from the 'Admin Tools' menu. Adjust the default bid by player as desired and select 'Update Bids'.

  • Modify Salaries: To modify player salaries in leagues with a salary cap, go to your League home page and select 'Modify Salaries' from the 'Admin Tools' menu. Adjust the salary by player as desired and select 'Update Salaries'.

  • Set Draft Order: To manually set the order for live and auto drafts, go to your League home page and select 'Set Draft Order' from the 'Admin Tools' menu; use the arrow handle to set the desired order, and select 'Save Draft Order'. To auto-select the order, select 'Randomize Order & Save'.
    Notes:
    • Setting the draft order is NOT recommended until after all league members have joined. Once the draft order is set, the league will be locked; to unlock, see Unlock Teams.

    • If a manager is removed from the league after the draft order is set, they will be removed from the draft order, and everybody behind them will be moved up one spot. If a manager joins an unlocked league after the draft order is set, the draft order will be randomized.

    • If you do not set the draft order, it will be randomly set 10 minutes prior to the draft and cannot be changed.