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Q: What is a mock draft?

A: Mock drafts are practice fantasy sports drafts. Before your league's draft takes place, mock drafts are a way to practice before your pride and/or money are on the line. Participating in a mock draft alerts you to players that are going higher or lower than you expected. Mock drafts alert you to trends taking place in the player pool. Are people waiting too much on quarterbacks? Is second base a thin position? Is this year's rookie crop overhyped? Savvy fantasy sports players also monitor the results of these drafts for trends and to see where players are being taken to get a feel for each player's value [as shown in the Average Draft Position (or ADP) from multiple mock drafts].

Q: What kind of mock drafts (sports) are available right now?

A: A list of actively mock drafting sports is displayed on the right side of the RotoWire Mock Drafts pages. RotoWire will feature mock drafts for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, NASCAR, golf and college football.

Q: Is there a tutorial available on drafting procedure?

A: Watch the live draft demo movie from that provides the mock drat room for RotoWire.

Q: Does the league draft work any differently than the mock draft?

A: If you'd like to use this mock draft room to conduct your own draft (for your league) sign up at In most cases they operate the same, with the following exceptions:
-The league draft supports keepers, trading of draft picks, and custom draft order.
-The league drafts have full commissioner functionality.
Learn more about the commissioner features at Mock Draft Central

Q: What happens if I miss a pick in a draft?

A: After your first pick expires, your team will be placed on AutoSelect. The AutoSelect feature will automatically make a selection from your prepick queue . If your prepick list is used up, the computer selects the next highest ranked player for your team.

Note: While your team is on AutoSelect in live drafts, your pick time will be reduced to 10 seconds. You can turn AutoSelect off manually (checkbox under prepick list), if you wish to restore your full pick time.

Q: I created a draft and need to make a change.

A: Once a mock draft is opened for signup, it can no longer be edited.

Q: How do I select a player during a draft?

A: See the online help for live drafts

Q: How do I join a draft?

A: Go to the Join a Draft page (also available by clicking Join a Draft under the Draft menu.

Find a draft that offers the criteria you are looking for such as sport, number of teams, etc. Then simply click on the Join link, supply a team name, and pick your draft position from any of the open draft slots.

Q: What are the system requirements of the live draft software?

A: There are only two very basic requirements:

1) You need Flash 7 or higher and a browser that supports Flash which is any browser that's fairly recent such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, recent AOL versions, etc.

* The latest version of Flash available for free download at Adobe's website

2) Any non-proxied connection to the Internet. Our live draft software works great over dial-up connections and only takes 25-30 seconds to load over a dial-up line the first time and 15-20 seconds each time after that. Over a broadband connection, the time to load is typically less than 10 seconds.

What does "non-proxied connection" mean?

Proxy servers are used by large corporations and some hotels for large scale Internet deployment. If you're using DSL, cable, or dial-up, you'll have no problems using our software.

If you're not sure about these two things, try our Technology Test

Q: What information does the ADP report page provide?

A: For an more information on the ADP report provided by MockDraftCentral and making the most of them, visit our MDC's ADP Guide

Q: I joined a draft, but now I'm not able to make it. What can I do?

A: You can remove your team from a mock draft up to 30 minutes before the draft start time.
If you are unable to remove yourself in time, be sure to rank some players. Your team will be put on auto-select after the first missed pick and your pre-rank list will be used to select players.

Q: Can I delete my completed drafts?

A: Not currently, however drafts older than 4 months will no longer appear on your completed draft list, unless you explicitly select Show All Historical Drafts.

Q: What do I get with a premium account as opposed to a limited account?

A: Checkout the Premium Features list that come with signing up for a Premium Account at (which provides the draft room).

Q: What if I want to draft a player that isn't in the player database?

A: Every draft includes a handful of placeholder players. Simply search for "placeholder" and draft a placeholder that matches the positional requirements of the desired player. Email to have that player added and specify the round and pick of the draft so we can replace the placeholder.

Q: Does have other features that are not available on

A: Yes. Some of these include advanced ADP & player trend reports, cheat sheets, draft day worksheets, newsletters, message boards and more. For a complete list, refer to MDC's Feature List

Q: What do the different fantasy football and fantasy baseball scoring styles mean?

A: We have detailed the various scoring types for each sport on the page that lists the available mock drafts. More details on the scoring systems are available at Mock Draft Central:
Fantasy Football Scoring Rules

Fantasy Baseball Scoring Rules

Q:It says I need to enable sessions when I try to enter the mock draft room. How do I do this?

A: Here are a couple steps to resolve this issue:

1) In Internet Explorer, go to Tools: Internet Options...

2) Go to the Privacy tab and click on Sites...

3) Add and select Allow.

4) Click the Ok button and you should be all set.

The process is similar in Firefox.

1) In Firefox, go to Tools: Internet Options...

2) Go to the Privacy tab and click on Exceptions...

3) Add and select Allow.

4) Click the Ok button

Q: Is your site compatible with my Mac / Safari browser?

A: Yes. Our developers actually use Macs.
** Recently, it has come to our attention that some people using Safari browser version 1.x are encountering issues logging into the site (ie. the login button is unclickable). More recent versions of Safari work fine, so upgrading will fix the issue, as will using Firefox. If you encounter any issues, please Contact Us and we'll be happy to help.

Q: I upgraded Flash on my Mac and now I cannot enter the live draft software.

A: This is a problem with the latest Flash version. The new version of Flash (Player 9 115) is not working properly on updated macs. The older Flash Version does work.... it's just not easily available.
Here are the steps:
1) Download the uninstaller for Flash Player from Adobe. (at bottom of page)
2) Uninstall existing Flash while all browsers are turned off.
3) Download the Archived Flash Players (this is on the Adobe developer website: )
Download Version 9...this is all the players of version 9 for all formats.
4) In archive folder choose the correct version for the Mac Version: 9.0.47. Flashplayer9r47_mac.dmg is for PPC machine; is for Intel based machines.
5) Install the appropriate version of the program and works again.

Q: How deep is your player list (a.k.a. do you have my sleeper in your player list)?

A: This question is most relevant for baseball since mid-season callups can occur. We currently have over 1700 baseball players in our database.

When it comes to football, we have all signed offensive and defensive players, plus most noteworthy unsigned players. Starting in March, we include the top college draft prospects and within 24 hours of the NFL draft, all rookies are available.