How to Auto Draft on Yahoo Fantasy Football: A Comprehensive Guide
Are you new to Yahoo Fantasy Football and looking to make the most of the auto draft feature? In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about auto drafting on Yahoo Fantasy Football. From understanding how the autopick system works to optimizing your draft strategy, we’ve got you covered.
What is Auto Draft on Yahoo Fantasy Football?
Auto drafting on Yahoo Fantasy Football is a feature designed to ensure that even if you miss your draft turn or the entire draft, you still have a competitive roster that gives you a shot at victory. The autopick system selects players based on your pre-ranked preferences. If you haven’t pre-ranked players, the system falls back to Yahoo Sports’ default rankings.
How Does Auto Draft Work?
When you set up your pre-ranked players, the autopick system will follow your preferences during the draft. This means that the players you prioritize will be chosen for your team, following the order you’ve set. However, if you haven’t pre-ranked players, the system will use Yahoo Sports’ default rankings to make selections.
Live Standard Draft vs. Autopick Draft
Question: What’s the difference between a Live Standard Draft and an Autopick Draft?
In a Live Standard Draft, you and other managers make real-time selections in a draft order. However, with an Autopick Draft, the system automatically selects players for you based on your pre-ranked preferences.
Live Salary Cap Draft
Question: What is a Live Salary Cap Draft, and how does autopick work in this format?
In a Live Salary Cap Draft, managers bid on players within a salary cap. Autopick in this format has a limit of 120% of the default value or your pre-draft value. Managers often outbid autopick for desired players due to these limitations.
Managing Multiple Teams
Question: How can I manage multiple teams in different leagues efficiently?
If you’re handling multiple teams in various leagues, you only need to pre-rank your players once. Afterward, you can export your settings from one team to another, saving you time and effort.
Setting Player Rankings Pre-Draft
Question: Can I adjust player rankings before an autopick draft using the Yahoo app, or is it limited to tablets/PCs?
As of now, you can adjust player rankings and create a “do not draft” list before an autopick draft using a tablet or PC. Unfortunately, these specific adjustments are not available through the Yahoo app.
Remember, preparation is key when it comes to auto drafting in Yahoo Fantasy Football. By pre-ranking players and understanding the nuances of different draft formats, you can maximize your chances of building a winning team even if you can’t be present during the live draft.
Was this guide helpful in clarifying how to use the auto draft feature on Yahoo Fantasy Football? If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to the Yahoo Fantasy Sports community for help and advice. Happy drafting!
Please note that the information provided is based on the details available up to September 2021 and may be subject to changes or updates by Yahoo Fantasy Sports.