90 minutes until SportzTawk's live draft.
When it's time for your draft, go to your league page and select Enter Live Draft
. Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time
as the draft will start promptly and may go rapidly if only a few managers are logged in.
Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take up to five minutes for the draft applet to load into your browser
. If you use
AOL as your ISP or access the web from behind a firewall (ask your system administrator), you may be unable to participate in a live draft.
During the draft, you can view any team's roster by selecting the team name from the Drafted Players drop-down box. A list of how many players have
been drafted at each position will appear in a column to the right of the roster.
You can also set up a draft queue for yourself. This list of players, which supercedes both pre and default rankings, will be used to make a selection
if you do not draft a player during your allotted 90 seconds
. To add a player to your queue list, select a name from the list on the left-hand
side of the screen. The chosen name will appear in the draft box and the player will be added to your queue when you click on the Add to Queue button.
In addition, all of your pre-rankings will be viewable by changing the sort criteria (which can be found in the drop-down box) from Yahoo! Rankings to
During the draft, you'll see a number of indicators when it is your turn to draft. Your team name will appear in the yellow
in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, your team icon will turn yellow and the player selection box will turn yellow.
To draft a player, select a name from the list on the left-hand side of the screen. The chosen name will appear in the draft box and the player
will join your team when you click on the Draft button. You have 90 seconds to select a player. If you do not draft within the allotted time, the
computer will automatically give you a player
based on your queued list, pre-rankings or our default ratings if you have not queued players or
submitted your own rankings list. See the Autopick Draft Details section for more information. Once you click the Draft button, you cannot
"undraft" a player
, even if there is time left in your allotted 90 second selection period.
To see which player Yahoo! Sports would recommend based on our default rankings, click on the Suggest
button. The player's name will appear in
the draft box. Click on the Draft button to select that player.
To chat with other managers during the draft, type your message in the entry box and hit Send. All messages will appear in the chat box. Draft choices
will also be shown here.
When the draft is complete, you will see a message telling you the draft is over. Click the OK button to quit and close the applet. To see the
complete draft results, go to your league page and select Draft Results. All of the selected players will be listed under the name of the team that
drafted them. If there are any discrepancies, be sure to send us feedback.