RULES: AUTOPICK DRAFTS
AUTOPICK DRAFT OVERVIEW
If your league is using the "Autopick Draft" option, the system automatically drafts drivers to each team in the league on a scheduled draft date. There is no need for any team owners to be online during the draft. We strongly suggest team owners customize their draft lists to enhance their chances of getting the drivers they want. Draft lists can be customized until the midnight before the day the draft is scheduled to process. If no draft list is submitted, the system uses the default ESPN draft list as a guide.
When the draft starts, the system loads each team owner's draft list, and this list is used as a basis to draft each roster slot for every team. The system selects the highest-rated available driver - without exceeding any roster maximums - that can fill one of the undrafted roster slots, including bench slots.
Your league's draft type, draft date and a link to edit your draft list are displayed on your League Office page.
NOTE: In custom leagues if the league manager edits any of the draft's settings, all league members will receive an email notifying them of the change(s).
EDITING DRAFT LISTS / PRE-RANK DRIVERS
We highly recommend that all autopick draft users customize their draft list before the scheduled draft date. While our default draft list is updated to reflect changes in the off-season, customizing your list will enhance your chances of getting the driver(s) you want. Your list will be used as your rankings during the draft. The links to editing your draft lists are available in two places:
- On your League Office page in the "DRAFT INFO" box
- On your main team page. All drivers available during the draft are listed. Rank the drivers in order of preference and click the "Save Rankings" button.
CONCLUSION OF THE DRAFT
After the system has finished processing the autopick draft, it will need a few minutes to convert the league into regular-season mode where owners can start managing their teams. All owners will receive an e-mail notifying them that the draft is complete.
Draft lists can be modified until the team's draft is held. To ensure that changes are included, owners should have their draft lists customized by 11:59 p.m. PT, the night before the date listed for the draft.
Once the draft has concluded, the system automatically fills all of the team rosters for the league with their selected drivers. All undrafted drivers follow your specific league rules (most leagues use post-draft waivers).
All undrafted drivers on waivers remain so for the specific league rules (most 2-days). Team owners are able to put in claims on these undrafted drivers. Once any waiver period ends, the system automatically executes the pending waiver claims according to claim priority. When the waiver period is complete, all remaining unclaimed drivers become free agents and can be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Custom leagues have their Waiver Rules based on the League Manager's initial set up and preferences.
NOTES ON SUBMITTING AND PROCESSING DRAFT LISTS
- Changing preseason leagues: When a team joins a Free Standard or Prize Eligible league and then leaves that league, or enters into a new one, any previously saved draft lists may be lost in the process. Draft list alterations will be deleted (returned to default rankings) when switching draft types (e.g. from an autopick to a live draft or vice versa).
- Draft list deadlines: You can revise your draft list as often as you wish until your draft is held. To ensure your changes are registered, you should complete them by 11:59 p.m. PT the day before the scheduled draft date.
Drafts are held at various times during the draft date, so it is not possible to know ahead of time exactly when a particular draft will be held. Owners are e-mailed as soon as their team has been drafted.