RotoWire Mock Drafts - Live Draft Online Help
RotoWire.com Live Draft Interface
How do I...
Enter a draft? To enter a live draft, click on the Enter Draft Now option on the main page for the draft. You can enter drafts up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start.
Select a player? Highlight the desired player from the Player List. The selected player's name will appear in the grey Player Confirmation Oval. Click the Draft button located to the right of the Player Confirmation Oval.
Search for a player? Type the last name of the desired player into the 'Search' box located above the Player List and hit enter on your keyboard. If that player is still available, his name will appear in the Player List below.
Bring back all available players after a search? Simply clear out the 'Search' box and hit enter on your keyboard.
View all players available at a certain position? In the Player List, click on the drop down menu titled: 'All'. Find and select the desired position for sorting.
Show drafted players in the Players List? In the Players List, simply click the show drafted option located in the upper-right corner. In addition to revealing selected players, the round and pick will be displayed for each drafted player. To restore the Player List back to only showing undrafted players, click the show drafted option.
Prepick a player (add to queue)? To pre-draft a player or select a player to keep an eye on, choose the desired athlete from the Player List and click the Prepick button. That player will now be available within the Prepick List.
Remove a player from my Prepick List? Click on the desired player within your Prepick List and click the Remove button located in the upper-right corner of the Prepick List.
Sort / rearrange the Prepick List? Click on the desired player within your Prepick List and click the Up or Down arrow buttons until the player is in the desired proper spot.
View another team's roster? In the Roster View, click on the drop down list showing your team name. Find and select the desired roster that you wish to view. (You may need to expand the roster view using the +/- button.
See all players drafted in the Roster View? Simply click the +/- button located to the right of the drop down showing the team name. The Grid View button located between the Player List and Roster View is another stellar option.
See all players selected in a grid format? The Grid View button located between the Player List and Roster View is what you're looking for. Did you know you can drag & drop the roster grid? (Yeah, that really is a sweet feature.)
View projections / projected standings? Click on the View Projections link located in the Draft Actions list above the Status Bar. A new window will appear and the projected standings will automatically update every 30 seconds while the draft is running.
Vote on the draft? Click on the Vote on Draft link located in the Draft Actions above the Status Bar. A new window -- that will have access to voting during and after all drafts -- will then open.
Report a disruptive / rude user? Click on the Report Bad Behavior link located in the Draft Actions above the Status Bar. A new window -- that allows reporting of disruptive users -- will then open.
Chat? In the Chat Box, type your desired chat text into the bottom text box. Once your message is complete, click the Send button or press your keyboard's enter key. Your message will immediately appear in everyone's chat window.
Set my team to Auto Select? At the bottom of the Prepick List, click on the "auto select is off" option. A confirmation message will pop up reminding you that your pick time will be shortened to 12 seconds.
Take my team off of Auto Select? At the bottom of the Prepick List, click on the "auto select is on".
Turn off the 'Now it's your turn!' draft sound? Simply click the Speaker Icon located in the lower right of the Status Bar.
See which users are present at the draft? Click on the Who's On button located between the Prepick List and Chat Box. Users marked Here are present. Users marked Away are not present. And users marked AI are computer-controlled (Artificial Intelligence) teams, although in many cases, human drafters will take over control of AI teams.
Get to this Online Help page within the live draft software? This page will open in a new window with one click of the ? Help button located between the Prepick List and Chat Box.
Why... (answers to other common live draft questions)
Is my pick time so short? After timing out on a pick, teams are put on Auto Select. Instructions to turn off Auto Select are listed above.
Do my player rankings not appear correctly? There can be a variety of reasons. The first thing to try is selecting 'My Rank' in the 'Sort By …' drop down list located at the top of the Players List.