Completing an Offline Draft
The Offline Draft is a draft type in which the league’s teams draft their players without use of the drafting tools provided by NFL.com (Live Draft client, Autopick option, or Pre-Rank Lists). Whether the draft is held in a conference room, restaurant, basement, backyard, on the phone, or by e-mail, the Offline Draft offers additional draft flexibility for fantasy fans.
Once your league’s rosters have been finalized, the Commissioner must enter in the draft selections into the “Edit Draft Results” page, which can be found on the MANAGE tab of your NFL.com Fantasy Football league. Once everything is entered, select “Start Season” under the MANAGE tab and your league will be eligible to execute all normal NFL.com Fantasy functions, including add/drop, trades, set lineup, etc.
Note that when you are entering your Offline Draft, all roster spots must be filled on each team before you can select Start Season. There can be no open roster spots or the season will not begin.
What if the Rosters Won’t Load After Completing an Offline Draft?
Once an Offline Draft’s results have been submitted by the commissioner and all rosters spots are completely filled, the commissioner selects “Start Season” in the MANAGE tab to have the league’s fantasy season begin.
If the Start Season function is showing as unavailable, please check your draft again. It is likely that not every pick is filled in.