The "Auction" Process
The auction draft is very simple, and you can do it one of two ways:
- Manual: Perform the auction vocally, and when the amount and player has been decided, enter it into the input boxes in FanDraft and click "DRAFT PLAYER".
- Live: Click on a team every time someone vocalizes their bid, and the display will show the current bid amount. Once everything is finalized click take player.
The best way to see how this works, is simply downloading the FREE lite version, and running a quick practice/mock draft. You can download FanDraft from here:
For a step-by-step detailed account with visuals, just keep reading below:
Starting in 2019, FanDraft has redesigned the Auction area for a more conventional and streamlined experience.
The team whose turn it is to nominate a player will be displayed on the left-hand side.
Simply type in the player and select (or you can click a player on the "Player Board" display)
Click on the "Begin Bidding" button. It will default for the nominating team bidding the league minimum, and then additional bids can be made.
When clicking on a team (b) the current bid (a) will automatically increase by your league minimum bid amount.
The clock time (c) will proceed to countdown until it hits the wrap-up time of 10 seconds.
Every bid made within the wrap-up time will reset the clock to the 10-second mark.
When the clock hits zero, or you are ready to proceed, click the "Process selection" for the pick to be made official and move on to the next pick.
Display Max Bid and Bid$ Left
Click the "BID$ LEFT" to display total bid $ remaining for all teams.
Click the "MAX BID" to display how much a team is currently allowed to bid.
"Max Bid" is calculated by how many required "roster spots" a team has left to fill, and how much money they have will have to spent on each remaining spot (determined by the your "minimum bid" rule set in league setup).
- Players will NOT be automatically taken when the "Countdown" says "Sold!!!".
You must click on "Process Pick" to make pick official.