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How soon to do our draft?

Postby DFWallace » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:33 pm

I'm a first-time league manager. How soon should we do our 'autopick' draft?

Any input appreciated.
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Re: How soon to do our draft?

Postby murphysxm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:13 pm

Welcome to the cafe, especially as a commissioner, this site will be a great resource for you.

My first thought would be why autodraft? The draft is the best part of the season! However, if it is how you are rolling, set the draft as close to the start of the regular season as possible so any injuries and positional battles are cleared up
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Re: How soon to do our draft?

Postby DFWallace » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:08 pm

Thx, Murph. That's what I thought.

Autopick draft is being used as we have folks from all over the world in our league.... timing issues....
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Re: How soon to do our draft?

Postby SniperShot » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:56 pm

Ah timing a draft is always tough, finding a time that works for everyone. Live drafts are infinitely more fun than autodrafts though, highly recommend trying to find a time that works for as many people as possible.

My primary league always does it the Sunday before the season starts and we all just sort of circle that day to keep it clear.
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Re: How soon to do our draft?

Postby DFWallace » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:23 pm

Time Zone problems, as I said... we have members from the UK, the US, and Australia....
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Re: How soon to do our draft?

Postby fantasycube » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:16 am

I'm in PST so like to pick mid-week Tues-Thurs around 7pm, to keep the EST people in mind but also allow people time to go home from work. And I avoid the Labor Day Weekend completely.

I'm curious when others prefer to have their draft days, I like it a few days after the last preseason game, but many people do it earlier since you rarely learn anything in the 4th preseason games.
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