Anyone can create and run a Draft.co Fantasy League, all you need is an account and some friends. When creating your league you can set the total amount of members allowed, the date and time the draft will take place and invite your friends to play.
If your not ready to draft at the time you set, you can just edit the time and date for when your friends have all joined. You can also start the draft early, with the 'Start Draft Now' button if needs be.
Once you have drafted your teams, the draft system creates a schedule for each user to play each other during the Premier League fixures each gameweek. You can then go set your lineup ready for that matchup or head to the player list and do any transfers you might want to do.
Every league has a live draft where users take it in turns picking Premier League players to compete in their squads, until every user has selected 15 players. Each player can only be selected by one team in your league.
When its time to draft, the league will set a random order for you all to pick your players. This then works in a snake format, which for example will allow the last player in round 1 to pick twice as he would be the first to pick in round 2. There are 15 rounds for each draft, which each user given up to 90 seconds to pick a player.
You can pick as many players from any Premier League team you want to, the only limit is that you need 2 Goalkeepers, 5 Defenders, 5 Midfielders and 3 Forwards.
If you're not online for the draft, or are unable to select a player in the time allocated, the draft will pick a player from the top of your Autopick list, if there are no players in your Autopick list it will pick the best player available for your squad from the player list.
While the draft is taking place there is also an activity list which allows you to see which players other users in your league are picking, as well as your lineup list which contains the players you have drafted so far.
Once everyone in the draft has picked 15 players each, you will be prompted to go set your lineup for your first matchup.
Our scoring covers 18 different statistics for each player.
|For playing up to 60 minutes||1|
|For playing 60 minutes or more||2|
|For each goal scored||6|
|For each goal assist||4|
|For every 10 successful passes||0.5|
|For each chance created||0.5|
|For a shot on goal||1|
|For every 5 successful tackles||0.5|
|For every 5 clearances||0.5|
|For every 5 interceptions||0.5|
|For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender||2|
|For every shot saved by a goalkeeper||0.5|
|For each penalty save||5|
|For every goal conceded by a goalkeeper or defender||-0.5|
|For each foul made||-0.5|
|For each yellow card||-1|
|For each red card||-3|
|For each own goal||-2|
Each gameweek you matchup against another user from your league, and you both have a deadline of 1 hour before the Premier League fixures kick off for that gameweek to set your lineups for that matchup.
As we continue to build we will start to change this so that if a pair of players haven't played yet you could sub them in and out during other games.