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  • Drafting Instructions - Pre-Season Draft


  • * Draft Report page updated instantly after each pick is made.

    * Rosters are updated instantly after each pick is made.

    * Each pick made is automatically e-mailed to each team owner in that league.

    * The pick notification e-mail also states which team is "on-the-clock".

    * Be sure to follow the Draft from the "Draft" link.

    * The Pre-Draft option works to automatically make your selection when it is your turn.

    * You cannot exceed the Roster limit (18 players) during the pre-season draft.
    (once you have 18 players on your roster, any future draft picks will be skipped)

    * The pre-season draft will last for 10 rounds.





    * * Drafting Rules / Notes * *

  • You will have up to 10 hours to make your pick. If no selection is made, the system will make a pick for your team using the "Draft Tracker" tool. (your team will then be put on "Autodraft")

  • We strongly encourage the use of the "Pre-Draft" option. (see more on this below)

  • Note: Once the Timer expires on any team, that team will then be put on "autodraft" for the remaining rounds. (If your team is on "auto-draft" you CAN still pre-draft. The system will still make a pick the moment you get "on-the-clock", but it will look at your pre-draft selections first.)

  • The Timer WILL BE ON from the start of the Draft, so pre-draft if you will NOT be online that night.

    With "Autodraft", the system will make all picks for that team as soon as they get on the draft clock. The system will automatically pick a player for the owner based on:
    1 - Pre-Draft selections input by the Owner.
    2 - The highest-ranked available player according to rankings displayed on the Draft Tracker page: Draft Analysis.

  • If you will be gone, vacation, off line, etc., you can use the Pre-Draft option, or ask us to put your team on "autodraft".

  • The draft "spots" CAN be traded.

  • For the "Pre-season draft", each round goes in reverse order of last years standings, (see chart at the bottom of this page) and will last for 10 rounds.






  • Rules to keep the Draft "moving":

  • 1- Starting on the 1st day, if an owner is on the clock and has NOT logged in for a few days, we will have the system auto-pick for you.

    2- The Draft timer will be "ON" starting with the start of the Draft. If the draft for your league is deemed to be moving too slow, the timer will drop to 8, then to 6 hours, encouraging use of the pre-draft option.

    3- If your pick is up, AND you have been on the clock for a few hours AND you have not logged on for 24 or more hours, we will have the system auto-pick for you for that round.

    4- If the Timer expires on you or you consistently have Rule #3 happen to you, we will have the system auto-pick for you for the rest of the way.

    Note: If your team is on "auto-draft" you CAN still pre-draft. The system will still make a pick the moment you get "on-the-clock", but it will look at your pre-draft selections first.





  • Step-by-step instructions:

  • Start at your normal starting point:
    ...http://www.dreamsports.com/fb-owners.htm

    Click on your league.

    On the next web page, click on the "Draft" Option.

    Next, click on your "Team Name", then click the "Go" button.

    If it's your turn to pick, you will see a message indicating that. Otherwise, you will see a message indicating that you may pre-draft for this round and / or future rounds.

    1. From the "Player To Add:" list, select the player you would like to draft. (including NFL Rookies)

    2. Click on the "Add to List" button.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above for any pick you'd like to attempt in this round. Keep in mind, the more picks you specifiy, the better your chances of getting a player.

    4. Once you're done, you may change the priority order for your picks using the "Move Pick Up" and "Move Pick Down" buttons. Or, you may remove a pick by clicking on the "Remove From List" button.

    5. Now that your picks are prioritized, click on the "Save Round 1 Picks and Continue" button to get confirmation of your round 1 picks.

    6. Optionally, if you'd like to make picks for round 2, you will be given the opportunity to select round 2 picks at this time, and so on.





    - If the owners following you in the draft have used the pre-draft option, their picks will automatically be made for them.

    - All team owners who are registered to receive email will receive a notification of your pick, as well as whose turn it is to pick next. Also, any pre-draft picks that were made will be included in this email message.






  • Pre-Drafting for future Rounds:

  • An on-line draft can be a very time consuming process. We have implemented a pre-draft system to move it along. This pre-draft system allows each franchise owner to select a list of players for future rounds even if it is not yet their turn to pick. Unlike a blind draft, this pre-draft system is strictly voluntary, and leaves it up to the individual franchise owner to decide what rounds they would like to pre-draft for, and how many choices they would like to have in each round. Best of all, no other franchise owner can find out the pre-draft picks you have made.

    To Pre-Draft, follow these steps:

    Start at your normal starting point:
    http://www.dreamsports.com/fb-owners.htm

    Click on your league.

    On the next web page, click on the "Draft" Option.

    Next, click on your "Team Name", then click the "Go" button.
    - If it's your turn to pick, you will see a message indicating that, and you may draft normally.

    To Pre-draft:

    1. From the "Player To Add:" list, select the player you would like to draft. (including NFL Rookies)

    2. Click on the "Add to List" button.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above for any pick you'd like to attempt in this round. Keep in mind, the more picks you specifiy, the better your chances of getting a player.

    4. Once you're done, you may change the priority order for your picks using the "Move Pick Up" and "Move Pick Down" buttons. Or, you may remove a pick by clicking on the "Remove From List" button.

    5. Now that your picks are prioritized, click on the "Save Round 1 Picks and Continue" button to get confirmation of your round 1 picks.

    6. Optionally, if you'd like to make picks for round 2, you will be given the opportunity to select round 2 picks at this time, and so on.

    You can Pre-draft for any round at any time. At the bottom of the pre-draft page, is a quick and easy way to pre-draft for any round the you'd like to.

    * You can also Pre-draft for multiple picks in the same round, for example if you made a trade.




    If you later change your mind and decide to remove your pre-draft picks for a certain round (before drafting for that round, of course), you can follow all of the steps above, except don't select any players or teams from the list of available players and teams. This will make the dreamsports.myfantasyleague.com webpage forget your pre-draft picks for that round.




  • Pre-season Draft Order

    * This is how the Pre-season draft is set for existing leagues each year:

    1st pick - 12th Place team - Regular Season.
    2nd pick- 11th Place team - Regular Season.
    3rd pick- 10th Place team - Regular Season.
    4th pick- 9th Place team - Regular Season.
    5th pick- 8th Place team - Regular Season.
    6th pick- 7th Place team - Regular Season.
    7th pick- Championship Playoffs - 6th Place team.
    8th pick- Championship Playoffs - 5th Place team.
    9th pick- Championship Playoffs - 4th Place team.
    10th pick- Championship Playoffs - 3rd Place team.
    11th pick- Championship Playoffs - Runner-up team.
    12th pick- Championship Playoffs - Winner.







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