Guide

Account

In order to create an account, you'll need to go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com/register and fill out the required information like email, name, and birthday. Once you've submitted this information, we will send you an email verification code. Go to your email provider, retrieve this code, and enter it into the next page. Be sure to check your spam folder, if you do not receive the email within 5 minutes. Once you've successfully submitted the code, your account will be created.

Go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com and enter in your email address and password.

You can go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com/verify and enter in your verification code.

If you've lost your verification code, there is a link there to resend your code to your email address.

You can ask LiveDraftX to reset your password by going to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com/forgot and entering in the email address you used to register your account. Once you've submitted your email address, LiveDraftX will send you an email verification code. Go to your email provider, retrieve this code, and enter it into the next page, along with your new password. Be sure to check your spam folder, if you do not receive the email within 5 minutes. Once that's complete, your password will be reset.

Once you've logged into your LiveDraftX account, click the user icon in the top right corner of the page. This will open a dropdown where you should click the link labeled "Profile" which will navigate you to the Profile page. Alternatively you can navigate to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com/profile.

Once you're on the Profile page, click the "Edit" button in the section labeled "Personal Information". You will be presented with two editable text fields for you to change either your name or your email address. Modify your email address to the correct value and click the "Submit" button. This will send an email verification code to your updated email address. Go to your email provider, retrieve this code, and enter it into the next page. Be sure to check your spam folder, if you do not receive the email within 5 minutes. Once you've successfully submitted the code, your email address will be updated.

Once you've logged into your LiveDraftX account, click the user icon in the top right corner of the page. This will open a dropdown where you should click the link labeled "Profile" which will navigate you to the profile page. Alternatively you can go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com/profile.

Once you're on the Profile page, click the small blue "Update" button next to the field labeled "Password." In the next screen, you will be presented with a text field to enter your new current password and new password. Once this is done, your password should be updated.

Click the user icon in the top right corner of the page. This will open a dropdown where you should click the link labeled "Sign Out". This will initiate the sign out process and navigate you back to the LiveDraftX homepage.

Creating a Draft

In order to create a draft, you'll need to login to your LiveDraftX account. Once you've signed in, there should be a blue button near the top of the page labeled "Create Draft". Click this button and start configuring your draft.

If you have not yet verified your email address, LiveDraftX will prevent you from creating a new draft. If you see an error message referencing this, go to your Profile page and complete the verification process.

On the second page of the Create Draft sequence, go to the section labeled "Draft Order." By default, LiveDraftX assigns names "Team 1," "Team 2," etc. as the team names for the draft. However, you can click into each of these names and update them to the correct value. For every team you do not specify a name for, LiveDraftX will retain the "Team N" moniker.

Note: The order in which the team names appear in this section will also be the league's draft order.

LiveDraftX uses these email addresses for the following reasons:

  • Draft Notifications: LiveDraftX broadcasts two email notifications to your fantasy league: 1) informing other league members that your draft will take place on a specific date, and 2) that your fantasy draft has completed with an email attachment with the results.
  • Account Linking: If one of your league members also has a LiveDraftX account, they will be able to view the draft details and results on their own accounts.

Adding these email addresses is optional, and you can restrict who LiveDraftX sends emails to. LiveDraftX also does not sell, rent, or lease email addresses to third parties, in accordance with our privacy policy.

Disabled draft options are shown if the draft configuration you've selected (Basic, Pro, or Premium) does not support the listed draft option. For example, if you've selected a Basic Draft, you are not eligible to select the Keeper Draft option, since it is a Premium feature.

There are two ways to change your draft configuration:

  • In the upper right corner of the page, there is a small button that indicates your current draft configuration. If you wish to upgrade your draft to Pro or Premium, you can click that button and select the proper upgrade option. This will upgrade your draft in place and enable you to select any draft options that are newly supported.
  • If you wish to downgrade your draft to Pro or Basic, you will need to click the button marked "Previous" at the bottom of the page until you reach the very first page, where you can re-select your draft configuration.

LiveDraftX uses your roster settings (i.e. how many players of a certain position you can start) to calculate how many rounds your fantasy draft will take. Additionally, LiveDraftX uses this information to show you a view of every team's roster, sorted by position, if you switch to the Roster View in the middle of the draft. This viewing mode helps league members determine what positions to target in the upcoming rounds.

Once you've selected the Auction/Salary Cap Draft option in the Draft Type page, there should be a new section that is displayed showing the configurable Auction Draft options. These include setting the overall Budget/Salary Cap, changing the minimum bid amount, and specifying the Auction Draft Nomination Order.

To change the Budget/Salary Cap and the minimum bid amount, you can click into the input box and modify the numerical value or use the up and down arrow keys to get to the right value. To change the Nomination Order, select the proper order among Linear, Snake, and Highest Bid.

Note: You will need to select a Pro or Premium draft configuration to select the Auction/Salary Cap Draft option.

On the Draft Type page in the Create Draft flow, select the option labeled "Custom Draft Order." Once you've done that, a table showing the round-by-round draft order should appear, with every round defaulting to "Snake" order. In order to change a particular round, find the proper round entry in the table and modify its value.

Note: You will need to select a Premium draft configuration to select the Custom Order Draft option.

You do not enter keeper picks during the draft creation process. After your draft has been created, you can go to your draft details page and enter your keepers in there.

For more info on this, check the "How do I select keepers" section in "Updating a Draft."

You do not enter draft trades during the draft creation process. After your draft has been created, you can go to your draft details page and enter your trades there.

For more info on this, check the "How do I enter draft trades" section in "Updating a Draft."

Updating a Draft

Once your draft has been created, it should appear on your dashboard once you've logged in. Go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com and look through your list of Upcoming drafts to find it. If you still do not see it, make sure to select "All" on the status filter to the left of the draft list.

Once you've found your draft, click anywhere on the information card to enter the Draft Details page, where you will see a summary of the draft options that you've configured for the draft.

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. Once there, find the section corresponding to the setting you want to change and hit the "Edit" button. This should morph the current section into a number of editable fields, where you can make your updates, as long as your draft configuration supports it. Don't forget to click the "Save" button once you're done with your edits.

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. At the top right corner of the page, you should see a small button corresponding to your current draft's configuration. As long as your draft is currently in the Upcoming status (i.e. you have not started your draft yet), this button should be clickable and should expose a dropdown with a few upgrade options. Select the proper draft configuration.

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. Scroll to the very bottom of the page, where you should see a section labeled "Draft Order" with a table summarizing the currently set order. You can modify the draft order by clicking the "Edit" button within the "Draft Order" section. This converts the table into a series of modifiable fields, where you can put in the names of the teams that should draft first, second, third, etc.

Note: If you end up swapping teams around, make sure that the email addresses are also swapped accordingly.

The number of rounds in a draft is controlled by the number of picks you're allowed for each position, including Bench spots. So for example, if you wanted to decrease the number of rounds from 15 to 14, you could lower the number of Bench spots from 6 to 5.

Note: Basic drafts have a limit of 16 total rounds, Pro drafts have a limit of 20 rounds, and Premium drafts have a limit of 30 rounds.

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. On the fourth section down from the top, you will find a section labeled "Advanced Features." Click the "Edit" button, and you should see a table where you can add, modify, and delete draft trades. Do not forget to hit the "Save" button once you're done adding in trades.

Note: Please make sure your draft order is finalized before entering any trades so that LiveDraftX can process them properly.

If your draft is configured as a Keeper Draft, there should be a large blue button labeled "Submit Keepers" that is next to the "Start Draft" button at the top of the Draft Details page. Clicking that button will take you to a page showing a draft board where you can insert your keepers.

In order to find the right keepers to select, type the player's name into the search bar at the top of the page. The player cards next to the search bar should be updated as you type. Once the correct player appears, you can either click that player's name and then click the grid cell corresponding to where the player should be placed (a two click process), or you can click and drag that player onto the correct location.

If you make a mistake while entering keepers, there is an Undo button at the bottom right of the draft board which will undo the last selection. For Auction Drafts, make sure to insert the correct auction value in the "Amount" field next to the search bar, so that the team's budget is properly deducted.

Once you have selected all the keepers, be sure to click the yellow "Save Keepers" button at the bottom of the draft board, next to the Undo button.

In order to exit the draft board, click the Exit icon (the icon that looks like a door) at the very top right of the draft board. Until the draft is started, you can make subsequent modifications to your keepers by clicking the "Submit Keepers" button, which will take you back to the draft board.

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. Go to the very first section of the Details page which should be titled "Draft Information." Click the "Edit" button, which should morph the section into a number of editable fields. The very last field in this section should have a red button that lets you delete your draft.

Note: Once you have started your draft, you cannot delete it. Deleting a draft is only available for drafts in the "Upcoming" status.

Drafting

Navigate to the Draft Details page for your draft. At the very top, there should be a large blue button labeled "Start Draft." Clicking that button will lead you to a page showing a draft board. At the bottom right of the draft board, there should be a green button labeled "Start Draft." Click that button to commence the draft.

Note: You will be unable to make edits on the Draft Details page once you have hit the green "Start Draft" button. Make sure all of your draft settings are correct before proceeding.

In order to exit the draft board, click the Exit icon (the icon that looks like a door) at the very top right of the draft board. This should save any uncommitted changes to the draft board and take you back to the Draft Details page.

In order to maximize the draft board and remove the space occupied by the browser's URL bar, click the Expand icon (the icon with two arrows) at the very top right of the draft board.

If you want to leave the maximized state, you can either click the Expand icon again or hit the Esc key.

Once you've started the draft, a search bar should appear in a light blue box at the top of the draft board along with a handful of cards with player names on it to the right of it. In order to select a player, start typing the name of the player you want to draft into the search bar. The player cards on the right will update as soon as you start typing and reflect what's currently being typed into the search bar.

Once the correct player appears in the autocomplete section, there are two ways to select the player:

  • Click Method: Click the player card you want to select from the autocomplete section
    • For non-Auction drafts, this will automatically drop that player onto the team that's currently selecting.
    • For Auction drafts, this will update the draft board to show what spots that player can be drafted to with the label "Pick Your Player." Click any of the open spaces to complete the pick.
  • Drag and Drop: Click and drag the player card onto the correct open spot. As you start dragging the player, the draft board should update to show you all the available grid cells (labeled "Pick Your Player") for the player to be dropped.

Note: For Auction Drafts, make sure to insert the correct auction value in the "Amount" field next to the search bar before you commit the selection, so that LiveDraftX will properly deduct the team's budget.

On the draft board page, next to the search bar, there should be a dropdown input labeled "Position." Adjusting this fields restricts what players are returned in the autocomplete cards to only players who qualify for the specified position.

For Auction Drafts, at the top of the draft board next to the search bar, there should be a number field labeled "Amount" where you can adjust the winning auction bid amount. Make sure to enter in the final auction amount before you select the player. Once the player is added to the draft board, the new owner's budget will decrease automatically.

Note: LiveDraftX prevents players from being drafted onto a team that does not have sufficient budget. Make sure to set the auction amount appropriately before selecting the player.

Directly underneath the team name portion of the draft board, there is a cell that indicates your remaining auction budget. If you hover your mouse over that grid cell, it will reveal that team's maximum remaining bid.

Alternatively, if you always want to show a team's maximum bid (instead of their total budget), click the Settings icon (the icon that looks like a gear) at the very top right of the draft board, go to the section labeled "Auction Display," and select the option labeled "Maximum Bid." In this mode, you will always see each team's maximum remaining bid and alternatively can view a team's remaining budget by hovering over it.

To exit out of the Settings page, click the Exit button at the top right or click on any portion of the page that is outside of the panel.

Click the Settings icon (the icon that looks like a gear) at the very top right of the draft board. This should open a panel that shows a few settings you can tweak. Go to the section labeled "Autocomplete Results" and select the option that's labeled "Sort by Name." This will instruct the draft board to return search results in a strictly alphabetical manner, without taking rankings into consideration.

To exit out of the Settings page, click the Exit button at the top right or click on any portion of the page that is outside of the panel.

Click the Settings icon (the icon that looks like a gear) at the very top right of the draft board. This will open a panel that shows a few settings you can tweak. Find the first section on the settings page labeled "Draft Board Appearance." In here, you can manipulate the height, width, and font size of the grid cells which make up the draft board by clicking on the +/- icons. When you make your modifications, you will be able to see the draft board change beneath the translucent background. If you want to reset the dimensions and font sizes back to their original values, click the blue Reset button underneath.

Once you are happy with the changes, exit out of the Settings page by clicking the Exit button at the top right or clicking on any portion of the page that is outside of the panel.

Click the Settings icon (the icon that looks like a gear) at the very top right of the draft board. This will open a panel that shows a few settings you can tweak. Find the section labeled "Autodraft." This section will show a table of all the teams currently in the draft and a checkbox, indicating which team(s) LiveDraftX will draft for. Go through the list and select the appropriate teams that should be on autodraft.

Once you are happy with the changes, exit out of the Settings page, by clicking the Exit button at the top right or click on any portion of the page that is outside of the panel.

For non-timer drafts, at the bottom middle of the draft board, there should be a section labeled "Autodraft" with a yellow button labeled "Draft." Click this button to have LiveDraftX make an autodraft selection.

The Draft Timer is only enabled if you've selected the timer option when creating your draft. Once you've started the draft, the bottom middle of the page should have a section labeled "Timer" with a countdown displayed. The countdown shows how many seconds are left for the current team to make a draft pick. If the countdown ever reaches zero, LiveDraftX will make an autodraft selection for this team. The countdown will also automatically turn red if the value ever goes below 5 seconds.

In order to pause the timer, click the Pause icon (icon that has two lines) underneath the Timer label. This will halt the countdown's progression at whatever its current time is. In order to continue its progression, click the Play icon (the triangle icon). The icon that is displayed underneath the Timer label indicates the current Play/Pause state.

Note: Draft Timer is a Pro/Premium feature only.

At the bottom right of the draft board, there should be a section labeled "Undo" which shows a player card of the previous draft pick. This section doubles as both an indication of what the previous draft pick was as well as the location to correct any previous mistakes.

If you've made a mistake in your previous pick, click the Undo icon (icon that looks like a curved arrow) at the bottom right of the draft board or on the previous player card itself. This causes the draft board to reverse its state back to before the previous selection. If you need to make changes to draft picks that occurred before the previous pick, you will need to hit the Undo button repeatedly until you reach that pick.

There are two ways to get this information:

  • At the bottom right of the draft board page, there is a section labeled "On the Clock" which will indicate whose turn it is to make a draft pick or make an auction nomination (for Auction Drafts).
  • At the top of the draft board where the team names are displayed, the team highlighted in red indicates who is currently on the clock.

On the left side of the draft board, the current round number is highlighted in red.

For Auction Drafts, the current round is calculated by taking the total number of picks and dividing by the total number of players. This calculation also includes any Keeper picks.

For Keeper drafts that have been started, in the bottom left of the draft board there is a section labeled "Current View" with a dropdown menu. Within that dropdown, there is an option labeled "Keepers" which will modify the draft board to highlight all of the current Keeper picks.

To go back to the standard draft view, go back to the section labeled "Current View" in the bottom left and select the "Round-by-Round" option. This will bring you back to the original draft flow.

For Keeper drafts that have been started, in the bottom left of the draft board there is a section labeled "Current View" with a dropdown menu. Within that dropdown, there is an option labeled "Keepers" which will modify the draft board to highlight all of the current Keeper picks.

Once you've changed the view to "Keepers," on the bottom right of the draft board, there is a section labeled "Edit Keepers" with a yellow Edit button. Clicking on that button will allow you to draft more keepers or to undo any previous Keeper picks. To commit your Keeper changes, click the yellow Save button in the section labeled "Save Keepers" that is also on the bottom right of the draft board.

To go back to the standard draft view, go back to the section labeled "Current View" in the bottom left and select the "Round-by-Round" option. This will bring you back to the original draft flow.

For drafts that have been started, in the bottom left of the draft board there is a section labeled "Current View" with a dropdown menu. Within that dropdown, there is an option labeled "Roster" which will re-arrange the draft board and sort all picks by position. This is an excellent way of viewing what positions a team still has left to draft for.

For Auction Drafts, LiveDraftX uses the auction price to determine starters and bench players. For non-Auction Drafts, LiveDraftX uses pick order instead.

To go back to the standard draft view, go back to the section labeled "Current View" in the bottom left and select the "Round-by-Round" option. This will bring you back to the original draft flow.

Once the entire draft board is filled, there will be a section labeled "Finish Draft" at the bottom right of the draft board. Click on the green Finish button. This will pop up an alert asking you to confirm that the draft is finalized. Please make sure there are no more changes to be made before you click this button.

Once you have completed the draft, you have the option of going back to the homepage or staying on the draft board to review your picks.

Once your draft has been completed, it will appear on your dashboard under the Completed section on the bottom of the page. Go to https://fantasy.livedraftx.com and look through your list of drafts to find it. If you still do not see it, make sure to select "All" on the status filter to the left of the draft list.

Once you've found your draft, click anywhere on the information card to enter the Draft Details page, where you will see a summary of the completed draft. At the very top of the page, there should be a button labeled "Draft Results" which should take you to a view of the finalized draft board. You will be able to sort picks by round or by roster by modifying the Current View.

Additionally, upon the completion of the draft, we will also send an email to you with a picture of results from the draft.

Payment

Yes, very safe! We use a trusted third party payment processor called Stripe, which is the company responsible for handling credit card transactions for a large portion of the Internet, including large companies like Google, Salesforce, Lyft, and Zoom.

LiveDraftX makes sure to adhere to all of Stripe's best practices, and Stripe uses the latest and greatest in security standards to ensure that all transactions they handle are safe. For more details on Stripe's security practices, you can visit their website.

At the beginning of the draft creation process, you have the option of selecting a draft configuration that is suitable for your league, including two paid options: Pro and Premium. If you have selected one of these draft configurations, you will be greeted with a Payment Information panel upon clicking the Complete button at the bottom of the final Summary page. There you will need to enter your credit card information (e.g. name, address, credit card number, expiration, etc) in order for the payment to be processed.

Once you have put in all the requisite information, click the Confirm button at the bottom, and the credit card payment will be processed. If there is a credit card processing failure, an error message will appear below the credit card field.

If you decide you don't want to use LiveDraftX but have already issued a payment, you can initiate a refund by simply deleting the draft. Navigate to the Draft Details page for the paid draft, and go to the very first section of the Details page which should be titled "Draft Information." Click the "Edit" button in the top right of the section, which should morph the section into a number of editable fields. The very last field in this section should have a red button that initiates the delete draft process.

Note: You cannot delete a draft after you have started it (i.e. you have clicked the green "Start Draft" button on the draft board). If you want to test out the LiveDraftX drafting experience, please use the Test Drive feature instead. If you have already started the draft, but still feel like you deserve a refund, please visit the Contact page to send us a message.

On the Payment Information page, there will be a text field labeled "Coupon Code" that is just above the credit card field. There you can enter in any of the coupon codes given to you. Once you click away from the Coupon Code field, LiveDraftX will check whether the coupon code is valid; this process will only take a few seconds to complete. If we have verified the code, the new price should be reflected at the bottom.

Note: Only one coupon code may be used in a credit card transaction.

Coupon codes fail for multiple reasons:

  • Coupon expired: Some coupon codes have an expiration date, so they may no longer work after a certain date.
  • Coupon used: Some coupon codes are only one-time use, so if you've used the coupon code before, it may not work a second time.
  • Coupon not applicable: Some coupon codes can only be used by a specific group of users. If your account is not included in this group, then you may not use the coupon.

Yes! If your coupon is valid, you can use it any time you submit a payment, whether you're creating a draft or upgrading one.

Miscellaneous

Yes! LiveDraftX updates its database of players on a daily basis directly from the NFL website. While sudden roster changes (e.g. trades, free agent additions, etc.) may not be reflected in a few hours, they should be absorbed within a day. This includes practice squad members as well.

Unfortunately, not right now. However stay tuned, changes are just around the corner 😉.

Unfortunately, no. While we do support multiple screen sizes, LiveDraftX does depend on having a minimum screen width, which some smart phones do not have. Using LiveDraftX with a smart phone may lead to a poor experience.

Not currently. This is something that we're working on and is planned for release next season.

No. Unfortunately, many of the popular fantasy football providers (e.g. Yahoo or ESPN) do not have a way for third parties like us to upload draft results to their site.

Glossary

A snake draft is a fantasy draft where the team who selects last in one round selects first the next round. This is the most common type of fantasy draft.

A linear draft is a fantasy draft where the team who selects first in one round will select first the next round.

When you create a draft with a custom draft order, you will be able to select the draft order for each and every round of the draft. For example, you may select the first three rounds to draft in a Linear Draft order, and the final  rounds to draft in a Snake Draft order.

An Auction Draft, also known as a Salary Cap Draft, is a type of fantasy draft where each team is given a draft budget (typically $200) and bids on players that they want for their roster. The team who offers the highest bid is able to add that player to their roster, and that player's auction amount is then deducted from the team's budget.

One key point about an Auction Draft is that teams must always have enough money to complete their roster. Thus, for an Auction Draft with 15 roster spots and a minimum bid of $1, a team must have at least $15 to complete their roster.

During an Auction Draft, each auction cycle is comprised of two stages: 1) a team nominates a player to be put up for auction and 2) teams bid on the nominated player in the hopes of adding them to their roster. The process of deciding what team should be next to nominate a player depends on the Auction Draft Nomination Order.

LiveDraftX currently supports three Auction Draft Nomination Orders:

  • Linear: The team who nominates the first player in one round gets to nominate the first player in the next round. This is the most common Nomination Order.
  • Snake: The team who nominates the last player in one round gets to nominate the first player in the next round.
  • Highest Bid: The team who bids the highest amount for a player in one auction cycle nominates the next player in the next auction cycle.

A Keeper Draft is a draft where teams are allowed to retain possession of a player that they owned the previous season. Different fantasy leagues will have different rules on which players are eligible to be kept. Typically, keepers are selected before a fantasy draft begins, so as to take them out of the pool of draftable players.

A Dynasty League is a special kind of fantasy league where most (if not all) of the players on a team come from their roster in the previous season. You can think of a Dynasty League as being a specialized version of a Keeper Draft League. Additionally, some Dynasty Leagues can continue even throughout the off-season, where teams are able to trade players even when no NFL games are being held.

In some fantasy leagues, teams are allowed to swap future draft picks with each other as a means for trading for players. In this scenario, teams are said to have committed a Draft Trade. When this occurs, teams have the chance of drafting multiple players in a single round, or be left out of a round entirely.

A Draft Timer is a time limit placed on teams to make a draft pick within a restricted duration. Draft Timers are typically used in order to keep drafts running at a reasonable pace.