To assemble your team, you will draft players from a list of all NFL players, in both the AFC and NFC.
Free Standard League rosters have slots for a total of sixteen (16) players per team. There are nine (9) Starting slots. See below for specific Starting positions. Additionally, there are seven (7) Bench slots.
|DEFAULT ROSTER SETTINGS|
|Total Roster Size: 16
Total Starters: 9
Total On Bench: 7 (0 IR)
Before each season begins the system receives an updated report that details every NFL player with their listed position heading into the new season. This includes rookies as well as veterans. The listed positions are fixed and will not change for the duration of the season, nor will additional positions be granted. Note: Even in customizable leagues, the league manager cannot change the listed position of any player in the game.
SETTING YOUR LINEUP
You decide which players to start for each day of competition. Your Team page allows you to analyze each of your current players, review their performance (previous day/week, year to date etc.) and freely move players between your Active roster and Bench. Roster moves involving a player may be made right up until that player's team is scheduled to begin playing in their game for that scoring period.
When you make transactions, you must move one active player to the bench, or to waivers, when moving an inactive/benched player to your active lineup. If you make a move that violates a roster slot, an error message will appear, notifying you to double-check the proposed transaction. You will need to ensure that you are moving players into eligible slots per Position Eligibility (see above).
ADDING / DROPPING PLAYERS AND THE UNDROPPABLES LIST
In Standard leagues there are going to be many unclaimed players available in the player pool; these players are called free agents. You may want to pick up one of these free agents (players not currently on a team in your league) to improve the strength of your team roster. You can search the player pool by going to the Players page.
All Standard leagues will observe ESPN's Undroppable Players list. The Undroppable Players list is comprised of select elite level players who cannot be dropped to waivers at any time during the football season.
NOTE: If you wish to claim a player from free agency, you must have an open roster slot or drop one of your current players in exchange. Only LM leagues can modify the undroppables list (and only the League Manager can do so by going to the LM Tools tab and clicking on Edit League Settings, then clicking "Edit" next to Player Rules and then selecting "No" next to "Observe ESPN's Undroppable Player List).