Manage your Private League's draft

As the commissioner of your league, it's your responsibility to set things up ahead of time and ensure that the draft runs smoothly. Use this guide to prep for and conduct your draft.

Adjust your draft settings and prep for the draft

Change your draft's date or type

For Fantasy Baseball:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Go down and click Change Draft Type or Change Draft Time.
  4. Make any adjustments you want.

For Fantasy Basketball, Football, and Hockey:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the Draft & Keeper tab.
  4. Click Change Draft Type or Change Draft Time.
  5. Make any adjustments you want.

Change the time between draft picks

For Fantasy Baseball:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click Edit League Settings.
  4. By "Live Draft Pick Time," select a desired time.
  5. Click Submit.

For Fantasy Basketball, Football, and Hockey:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the League Settings tab.
  4. Click Edit League Settings.
  5. By "Live Draft Pick Time," select a desired time.
  6. Click Submit.

Change the draft order of your managers

 First step - Finalize your team list to begin (no new managers can join after doing this).

Live Standard Drafts:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. If playing Basketball, Football, or Hockey, click the Draft & Keeper tab.
  4. Click Edit Draft order & Assign Keeper Players.
  5. Select Custom Order and Keeper League Players.
  6. Adjust the order.
  7. Select the round rotation type:
    • Snaking - The manager who drafts last in one round goes first in the next round.
    • Non-Snaking - The draft order stays the same each round.
  8. Click Continue to customize each round or click Done to finish.

Live Auction Drafts:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. If playing Basketball, Football, or Hockey, click the Draft & Keeper tab.
  4. Click Auction Draft Settings.
  5. Click Custom Order.
  6. Set your preferred nomination order.
  7. Click Submit.

Change your Autopick Draft status to Ready

For Fantasy Baseball:

To begin an Autopick Draft, you need to set the league's draft status to "Ready."

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Go down and click Change Draft Status.
  4. Click Ready.

For Fantasy Basketball, Football, and Hockey:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the Draft & Keepers tab.
  4. Click Change Draft Status.
  5. Click Ready.

Conduct the draft

Run multiple drafts at the same time

If you run or participate in a few leagues and there's some overlap in draft times, you can open the drafts in separate browser windows (like Firefox and Chrome). Each browser operates independently from each other.

Pause a live draft or undo draft picks

If something unexpected comes up and your league needs to take a quick break, you can pause the draft up to 5 times for up to 15 minutes. While paused, you can also undo draft picks.

Pause a draft

  1. From the lower-left, click the Draft Settings icon Image of the live draft settings icon..
  2. Click Pause Draft.
  3. Select a pause length.

Undo a draft

While paused, you can select picks and click Undo Draft Picks to revert the transaction.

Reset your fantasy draft and start over

If a manager didn't join the league pre-draft, you need to edit roster positions, your draft switched to autopick, or you need to adjust any "Pre-Draft Only" settings, you can reset the draft (up to 3 times). You'll need to allow 90 mins before you can schedule a new draft time after you reset the draft.

  Are you sure? All results, stats, and transactions from your current draft will be permanently deleted.

For Fantasy Baseball:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Go down and click Reset Draft.
  4. Click Reset Draft again twice to confirm.

For Fantasy Basketball, Football, and Hockey:

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
  2. Click the Commissioner tab.
  3. Click the Draft & Keepers tab.
  4. Click Reset Draft.
  5. Click Reset Draft again twice to confirm.