What is “FanDraft: Fantasy Football Draft Board Software”?

“FanDraft: Fantasy Football Draft Board” software is a multimedia program designed to assist and enhance fantasy football leagues with their live drafts. Make your draft feel like an actual NFL Draft with streaming draft tickers, automated draft clocks, and a digitally displayed draft board. FanDraft is the perfect draft companion for your league. It can be projected via a Digital Projector or output onto a large television or video monitor and displayed to your entire league. Keep your fantasy football draft organized, and running smooth, all the while creating a more entertaining atmosphere.

HISTORY OF FANDRAFT

FanDraft Football v16 : Released May 2016

  • 2016 NFL Players & Rookies
  • Pre-loaded 2016 NFL Player Photos
  • Improved design to the Setup area.
  • Newly designed PreDraft area
  • Added “League Song” for PreDraft
  • “Draft Chime” when players about to be selected
  • Rich Text editing for Team Notes
  • Added ability to “Import MFL Auto-Pick Keepers” (button available in Setup > Keeper Setup)
  • Support for “Rookie Only Drafts”
  • Updated “PreDraft” area graphics.
  • Draft “Intro Screen”
  • Enhanced “Team Notes” section
  • New info pop-ups displaying owner info and team needs.
  • And more enhancements to be added throughout the summer…
  • Polishing improvements to MP4 “Player Video” playback.
  • Now compatible with all Mac Operating Systems and PC.
  • Ability to automatically alternate “Team Song Tracks” every round.
  • “Keeper on the Fly” functionality (allows users to add keepers players in the middle of the draft – useful for users who have additional picks in some rounds).
  • Draft Clock turns an alert red color when under 15 seconds left.
  • Added ability to change the “Draft Extension” time limit.
  • “Hide Selections” from view feature.
  • New Streamlined Auction timer

FanDraft Football v15 : Released May 2015

  • 2015 NFL Players
  • Pre-loaded NFL Player Photos
  • Reintroduced original WEB add-on.
  • A newly designed draft experience.
  • Improved design to the Setup area.
  • Ability to Import Settings from ESPN League Manager.
  • Now compatible with all Mac Operating Systems and PC.
  • Ability to use Proxies & better handing of Firewalls.
  • Added new board displays to UNDOCK area.
  • Full Screen Pick Announcements.
  • MP4s video attachments now enlarged.
  • A new “Visual” Position Board Breakdown.
  • Added support for “Draft Extensions”.
  • Ability to reset Position Colors to defaults.
  • Supports multiple “team songs”.
  • Support for “Rookie Only Drafts”

FanDraft Football v14 : Released May 2014

  • 2014 NFL Players
  • Fully revamped WEB product/remote draft tool
  • Redesigned SETUP area.
  • Improved the Draft Order setup.
  • Ability to import prior-year player images.
  • Software auto-checks for updates upon launch.
  • Added cut-and-paste to setup areas.
  • Player images can now be transparent
  • Increased “Phonetic name” character limit to unlimited.
  • Improved “Keeper Setup” (auto-fills rounds/picks).
  • Ability to add MP4 video format for player photos.
  • Option to play just 10 seconds of team song.
  • New On-screen HELP icon.
  • Increased and logo and image sizes.
  • Added new board display to the UNDOCK area.
  • Customizable sound fx and voice responses for draft pick feedback responses.
  • New “On Deck” pop-up, displaying info about who is currently drafting.
  • Right-click on draft board to toggle between displaying BYE/IR/TEAM
  • Auction “On Deck” by-passes teams out of money
  • The “Pick Announcement” now displays for the last pick of round.
  • Keepers now denoted with (K) on draft board.
  • The “Draft Report Card”: Displays list of who had the best overall draft.

FanDraft Football v13 : Released May 2013

  • Refined Draft Board grid.
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • All of the 2013 Rookies/Player Updates.
  • Improved speed and performance.
  • Customize position cell colors.
  • New dynamic default cell colors.
  • Full Screen Mode.
  • Sort “Roster Board” by PICK or POSITION.
  • “Undock” the Player Search Bar (allowing users the option to drag this to a secondary screen).
  • Auction Draft: now displays next nominating.

FanDraft Football v12 : Released May 2012

  • Massive overhaul of the Draft Board grid, improving the graphics and display data.
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • All of the 2012 Rookies/Player Updates.
  • Improved speed and performance of software.
  • Ability to Cut&Paste into “Owner Notes”.
  • PreDraft now displays teams in order of the Draft Order.
  • Auction Drafts: Ability to use a “Pre-Deturmined Player List” for player selection.
  • Ability for “auto-select” (remote) owners to import import preset customized player rankings for auto-selection.
  • Revamped “Draft Board” display and addition of “Roster Board” display.
  • Added ability to trade “bid $” for In-Draft Trades.
  • Added ability to hide the “Top Available Players” in the Combo Board display.
  • Auto-Pick (keeper) players now pause to display announcement during pick.
  • Added basic integration for import/export to Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues.

FanDraft Football v11 : Released May 2011

  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • Added compatibility for Mac OSX.
  • All of the 2011 Rookies/Player Updates.
  • Improved “FLEX” position support.
  • Added Phonetic editing of players.
  • Added support for iTunes audio files.
  • UNDO button added to draft interface.
  • Can change the “Font” of the Draft Board.
  • “Skip Pick” button added to main menu.
  • Players Board can now be remove or grayed out selected players.
  • Improved algorithm for “Auto-Pick” suggestions.
  • HOT KEYS added for Positions
  • Can change the order of how teams are displayed on Auction Board.
  • Improved interface for auction drafting.
  • Can display available “roster slots” on auction board.
  • MyFantasyLeague Deluxe league exports now include “Draft Results” pick information.

FanDraft Football v10 : Released May 2010

  • 2010 NFL Player Updates & Rookies
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface
  • New “Auto-Draft” functionality
  • Ability to use “Flex” position
  • New “Combo Board” display
  • PreDraft now displays “League Information”
  • Expanded Integration with MyFantasyLeague
  • Added ability to import transparent logos/images
  • Improved Audio
  • New “Team-by-Team” Roster Report
  • Introduction of FanDraft WEB

FanDraft Football v9 : Released May 2009

  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • Total user control over Draft Board display (sizing, font sizes, data displayed)
  • Import 2008 FanDraft League/Team settings.
  • All of the 2009 Rookies/Player Updates.
  • Display player BYE weeks and NFL teams
  • In-Draft “Trade Tool”
  • Quickly change the DISPLAY BOARD using the Function keys (F1-F5)
  • Ability to speed up or completely stop the Player Board scrolling.
  • Click on a team in the “Team or Picks Board” display, and that team’s roster will open in separate box.
  • Music (“Team Song”) auto-fades in-and-out with other audio
  • PreDraft now utilizes “Team Song” audio.
  • Frequently updated “player rankings” based on MyFantasyLeague ADP.
  • Player data now includes NFL team and BYE weeks.
  • Expanded integration with MyFantasyLeague.com, with added functionality for “Deluxe Leagues” and importing of “Salaries”
  • Expanded control over “Auction Board” font sizes.

FanDraft Football v8 : Released May 2008

  • General Improved performance (VISTA and XP compatible)
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface
  • Auto/Fluid screen resizing (no more need to constantly change screen resolution)
  • Increased to 32 teams
  • Import your 2007 FanDraft League/Team settings
  • Enhanced HELP(available as in-software HELP and HTML/Online)
  • In-software check for available software updates
  • All of the 2008 Rookies/Player Updates
  • In Draft Features Enhanced “Up-and-Coming” pick display
  • Customize the position colors, and font sizes
  • Auto-Skip Pick option (for when clock hits zero)
  • “Auto-Calibrate” button that optimizes screen display during the draft.
  • Music/Audio Ability to assign “Team Song”
  • Ability to customize clock audio (15 seconds & clock at zero).
  • Player Setup Ability to import/update player “rankings”
  • Ability to clear entire player lists with one click.
  • One click add of “Team” type positions (Head Coaches, Team Offense, etc.)
  • Reports/Printing Ability to Export as CSV files
  • New “Draft Grid” report
  • Improved ability to printing from MS Vista
  • Auction Draft Live Bidding feature
  • “Final Countdown” animation, with customizable audio.
  • Prevent team from spending more than their average dollars available allows.
  • Voice Announcer
  • MyFantasyLeague Integration

FanDraft Football v7 : Released May 2007

  • Improved User Interface
  • Multiple Draft Board Displays: All easily accessible from a drop down menu.
  • Improved Player Database: Includes a fuller database of players
  • Improved Ticker: Runs smoother than ever, and easy to change speed.
  • Additional Ticker Options: Can show the full draft, or just select rounds
  • Draft Clock Improved: Timer can now adjust by “second” increments
  • Color Coded Players Boxes: Color coded by position
  • Improved “Queue”: Added “search” for easier player find/selection
  • Online Player Access: Right-click will pull up their expanded personal info from the internet.
  • Graphical Pick Announcement
  • Improved PreDraft Presentation: Now full screen, improved data entry/display.
  • Auction Improved: Calculate max much each team can spend per remaining picks
  • Customizable “Positions”: Add/Remove/Rename positions your league uses
  • Combine Positions (for leagues that share count WRs/TEs as one position)
  • Customize the players available for display during the draft.
  • Draft Music: Import up to 10 songs to play during the draft
  • Print Function: Reports can now be printed as well as exported to HTML
  • Enhanced Reports: Includes better information, and more visually appealing.

FanDraft Football v6 : Released March 2006

  • Up to 50 rounds of drafting
  • Enhanced UI
  • Load/Save multiple leagues
  • Sort players and draft board by alpha or rank
  • Keeper player entry
  • New and improved reports
  • Team Roster Size – Display and be warned when teams are overbidding
  • Roster Projection: Displays projected starters already selected during the draft
  • Ability to start teams with different auction bid dollars
  • Edit selections / bid amounts at any time during and after draft
  • Wide screen or regular display
  • Ability to change draft board stream speed
  • Ability to change draft ticker speed, as well as ability to start the ticker at any time
  • Easy import of online player database
  • Improved Help section.
  • FanDraft User Forums

FanDraft Football v5 : Released January 2005

  • Up to 30 team leagues
  • Vast improvements to UI.
  • Allow for users to Increase/Decrease speed of streaming draft board.
  • Improved ability to Load and Save leagues.

 


FanDraft Football v4 : Released January 2004

  • Major user interface redesign(UI)
  • Added ability to handle auction drafts.
  • Multiple league use.
  • Ability to import audio for play during the PreDraft & Draft
  • Ability to import team owner images for use during PreDraft
  • Edit draft selections after the draft
  • Enhanced the “Team Report”
  • Pause / Edit draft clock at any time during the draft
  • Ability to skip team selections
  • Addition of Individual Defensive Players (IDPs)

FanDraft Football v3 : Released February 2003

  • Up to 20 team leagues
  • Up to 25 rounds of drafting
  • Added “Players on the Fly”(POF) functionality.
  • Added “Team on the Fly” (TOF) functionality
  • Player Ranking added, allowing users the ability to manipulate order of the player draft board
  • Ability to draft same player multiple times
  • “PreDraft Presentation” feature added.
  • New report added: “Team Report”
  • Added ability to export reports to a TXT files for editing and manipulation in other programs.
  • 15 second draft clock audio warning, informing the expiration of the draft clock.

FanDraft Football v2 : Released August 2002.

  • 16/14/12/10/8 Team Leagues
  • Up to 20 rounds of drafting
  • Enhanced Player Database Editing
  • Ability to manually add defensive players
  • Enhanced Auto Save feature allowing for ability to resume draft exactly where you left off
  • Reset button to start from scratch


FanDraft Football v1 : Released May 2002.

  • 12/10/8 Team Leagues
  • Up to 16 rounds of drafting
  • Draft Clock
  • Printable Summary
  • Custom Helmets/Logos
  • Editable Player Database

Visual Evolution of FanDraft from 2001 to 2016