Pre-Draft Rankings

Pre-Draft Rankings are the ultimate way to make sure you are prepared come Draft Day. By listing out in order of preference the players you want to target for your team, you will be prepared for quick, informed decisions during your league’s actual Draft. You like Chris Johnson, but want to avoid Maurice Jones-Drew? Set your pre-draft rankings so that only those players that you want on your team make the cut. For any player you know in advance that you don't want on your team, place him on the "Excluded Player" list. That player will not be selected even if he is available in an Autopick League or if the autopick selection is checked on the Live Online Draft application. Rank as many players as you like, as there is no minimum or maximum. Any player left unranked will default to the NFL.com fantasy player rankings. Come draft day, your rankings will be automatically used in an Autopick Draft or they will be loaded into the Live Online Draft interface to help guide you in making the best decision for your team each round.

Standard Drafts

Steps to Pre-Rank your targeted Fantasy Players For Standard Drafts:

  • Navigate to the My Team tab and click Pre-Draft Rankings
  • There will be a list of players as they are ranked by the NFL.com Fantasy Experts. To edit, click on the Edit Pre-Rank Button
  • Select how many players you want to be able to see in the "Player Pool" (Top 50, 100, 200, 300 or All Players)
  • When you find a player you want, either click the drag or double click the player to move that player over to the "My Draft List"
  • If at any time you decide you don’t want to draft a player under any circumstances, drag him into the “Excluded Players” section or click the “X” to the right of their projected stats
  • Save your list as often as you want (make sure to save regularly!)
  • Once you are satisfied with your list, click “Done”
  • You can edit your rankings at any time on the Pre-Draft Rankings page
Pre-Draft Rankings - Standard Leagues

Setting Preferred Positions Per Round

Do you want to avoid a position in a certain round or make sure to draft a Running Back in Round 5? Or make sure not to draft a Kicker until the last round? This is simple to do by selecting your Preferred Positions per round.

From the Pre-Draft Rankings page, click the “Edit Preferred Positions” link. This will give you the option to select which positions you would like to target in each round as part of your Autopick strategy. By default, all positions are selected for each round. This means that if your team is being selected on autopick, your selections will be made solely based on the highest rated player on your pre-rank list at the time. To specify a preferred position per round, simply check the box that designates which position you would like to target during that specific round. You are able to check multiple boxes per round if you wish and the Auto-Pick feature will choose the highest rated player on your master list from those specified positions.

With the Preferred Positions per round option, you can truly draft a team tailored to your preferences even if you can't make a live draft.



Auction Drafts

Steps to Pre-Rank your targeted Fantasy Players For Auction Drafts:

  • Navigate to the My Team tab and click Pre-Draft Rankings
  • There will be a list of players as they are ranked by the NFL.com Fantasy Experts. To edit, click on the Edit Pre-Rank Button
  • Select how many players you want to be able to see in the "Player Pool" (Top 50, 100, 200, 300 or All Players)
  • When you find a player you want, either click the arrow or double click the player to move that player over to the "My Draft List"
  • Once the player is listed on your "My Draft List", enter the maximum bid value that you would place on this player in the text box.
  • If at any time you decide you don’t want to draft a player under any circumstances, click the "x" next to the player's name to move him into the “Excluded Players” section or click the “X” to the right of their projected stats
  • Save your list as often as you want (make sure to save regularly!)
  • Once you are satisfied with your list, click “Done”
  • You can edit your rankings at any time on the Pre-Draft Rankings page
Pre-Draft Rankings - Auction Leagues

In order to better utilize the Pre-Draft Rankings tool and locate players that you want to add to your draft list or your exclude list, you can either view the listed players as the master list, or filter the players by position. This will enable you to see how our experts rank each player in their respective position to guide you along the way as you make your own Pre-Draft Rankings list.

Setting Preferred Positions Per Round

Do you want to avoid a position in a certain round or make sure to draft a Running Back in Round 5? Or make sure not to draft a Kicker until the last round? This is simple to do by selecting your Preferred Positions per round.

From the Pre-Draft Rankings page, click the “Edit Preferred Positions” link. This will give you the option to select which positions you would like to target in each round as part of your Autopick strategy. By default, all positions are selected for each round. This means that if your team is being selected on autopick, your selections will be made solely based on the highest rated player on your pre-rank list at the time. To specify a preferred position per round, simply check the box that designates which position you would like to target during that specific round. You are able to check multiple boxes per round if you wish and the Auto-Pick feature will choose the highest rated player on your master list from those specified positions.

With the Preferred Positions per round option, you can truly draft a team tailored to your preferences even if you can't make a live draft.




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