Please check out our list of frequently asked questions below.
Does the app automatically mark off players who have been drafted in my league?
No. You must mark off the players as they are drafted.
How do I edit the settings to match my league’s settings?
Use the "Settings" area in the app. On the iPhone, settings can be accessed by tapping the menu icon (3 horizontal bars) in the upper left. On the iPad, the "Settings" button is at the bottom of the screen. Once in settings, tap a draft to input your league's settings.
How do I change the team names?
Go into Settings. Tap the current draft. Tap "Add/Edit Teams". On that screen you can tap on a team to change the name. Note: If you are using the "Draft Just My Team" option, There is no option to "Add/Edit Teams", you just select the number of teams in a draft.
How do I change the order of teams in a draft?
Go into Settings. Tap the current draft. Tap "Add/Edit Teams". Tap "Edit" in the upper left, use the 3-bar icons on the right to drag teams to different spots. Note: If you are using the "Draft Just My Team" option, There is no option to "Add/Edit Teams", you just select the number of teams in a draft.
Drafting is slow, how do I draft quickly?
Tap the blue and white arrow on the cheatsheet to assign players to teams quickly.
On the iPhone, switching from the Cheat Sheet to the NFL Depth Charts back to the Cheat Sheet may speed things up.
I just updated the data, why isn’t anything showing up?
Please try updating the data again; the download may have been interrupted. Make sure that you can get to RotoWire.com, some employers block access to our website and that can interfere with the data update.
If the update continues to fail, as a last resort, we suggest exporting your draft info to our servers, delete the app, download the app again for free, then import your data.
Why are no players showing up on the cheatsheets?
Make sure that you are viewing the rankings under All or Available, and not Drafted or Watchlisted players.
If that doesn’t help, make sure your Roster Settings are correct and your league has roster spots that position.
Finally, try updating the draft data. The last update might not have completed successfully.
As a last resort, we suggest exporting your draft info to our servers, delete the app, download the app again for free, then import your data.
Why isn't Assign Player showing anything when I type in a player name?
External devices can sometimes cause issues with the Assign Player feature. Disabling Bluetooth keyboards, etc. may fix the issue.
When I try to assign players using the draft grid or running list, why is it telling me the player is already on a team?
This is likely caused by the player being on a watchlist. Until our fix gets into the App Store, we recommend using the cheat sheet or search to assign players. Another option is to remove the player from the watchlist before trying to assign him to a team.
Can I set my own rankings?
You can set your own rankings for drafts, but not auctions. Go to the "Rankings" button at the top of the Cheatsheets. From there, tap on "Manual" and tap on "Edit Manual Rankings". Then you can tap on the 3 bars on the right side of a player cell and drag that player to where you would like them ranked. Once you're done editing the ranks, tap "Done".
Does the app require an internet connection to use during my draft?
No, but it is recommended that you update your data as close to your draft day as possible to get the latest information.
Can I use the app for multiple drafts?
Yes, do this by going to Settings, click 'Create New Draft' and you'll see another draft added to the Drafts list. From there, you can select which draft you want to make your current one, save the settings, and the cheat sheet will be updated.
What types of draft styles does the app support?
The app supports drafts and auctions. The app is flexible so different draft orders aren't a problem.
Can I sort by anything other than value-based rankings or custom rankings?
On the iPad, you can sort by the stats displayed at the top of the cheatsheet.
The app doesn’t have all the scoring settings that my league uses, what should I do?
The app tries to accommodate as many scoring styles as possible, but may not have everything. Input all of your scoring settings and the app will get you very close to the best rankings for your league. Manual ranking players afterwards can take into account your league’s extra settings.
After entering my league scoring criteria, there are some lower-tier players ranked very high that shouldn't be. Is the app working correctly?
Check to make sure you entered your scoring criteria correctly. One small mistake can make a big difference.
I set up the app for an auction and the dollar values don't seem to be right. What's going on?
First, verify that your settings are correct, bad settings can cause issues with values.
Negative dollar values are normal, they are used to indicate when there are differences in player values. If all lower-level players were valued at $1, there would be no way to tell which lower-level player is better.
Please note that predicting dollar values for every type of auction is difficult because each auction is unique. Use our values as a general guide, but you must factor in the bidding style of your opponents.
What does logging into the app with my RotoWire account do?
We offer the ability to import and export your draft information from our site. Logging in also allows you to comment on blogs and articles within the app.
Why are the rankings not in line with the points?
The rankings are value-based rankings.
What are value-based rankings?
These are rankings which factor in your league's roster settings, the scoring settings and the number of teams in a draft.
Do the rankings update each time a player is drafted?
Why is a player still ranked high even though he had a season ending injury?
You may have turned on Manual Rankings, and updating the projections will no longer change the rankings of players automatically. To turn this off go to "Rankings" and tap "Value". Another possibility is you may need to download the most recent data.
How do I enter keepers?
We recommend using the Keepers section in the Settings where you can enter keepers. That allows you to specify if the keeper takes up a draft spot or not.
Can you mock draft?
Yes, the 2013 version added the ability to run mock drafts.
Can I add my own notes on players within the app?
You can mark a player as being on your watchlist, but there currently isn’t an option to type notes within the app. You can use Apple's Notes app and switch between the two.
My league uses IDPs, how do I view these in the rankings?
Go to the settings of the Current Draft, then tap on Roster Settings and turn off Team DEF. Then add the number of IDPs allowed in your league to the Roster Setting.
How do I use both Team Defense and IDPs?
Currently the app only provides rankings for one or the other. We suggest turning Team Defense off to use IDP scoring and rankings since there are fewer teams than IDPs. We then recommend adding an extra reserve spot for the roster spot of the team defense and using the search feature to add team defenses when they are drafted.
Why are none of the Quarterbacks’ or Kickers’ names showing up, just Team QB or Team K?
You accidentally turned on Team Positions. Go to the Roster Settings and turn off Team QB and Team K.
My team uses Team QB, K, etc. how do I turn this on?
Go to the Roster Settings and turn Team QB, K, and DEF to On.
What do the abbreviations in the app mean?
$ Val: Dollar Value
ADP: Average Draft Position (based on data from Mock Draft Central)
FPoints/FPt: Projected fantasy points based on the scoring settings