How FanDraft Works
FanDraft is installed and run on a single computer, and is best experienced by exporting the display for the entire league to enjoy. The primary user (usually the commissioner) will run the software and can make all the selections from their machine.
How the Picks Are Made (Regular Draft)
Leagues will perform entry of the picks in a variety of number of ways. Owners can simply walk up to the computer and input their pick, or else write their pick down and hand it to the commissioner (or whomever is running the software) for input. Another option is simply to have owners announce their picks, and the person running FanDraft will process the pick afterwards. We offer the recently launched FanDraft WEB add-on, which allows remote users (unable to attends the live draft) to make picks remotely from their own computer or device.
FanDraft was first launched in 2002, establishing itself as the first ever digital fantasy football draft board — modernized the "paper" draft board into a modern version that makes your draft feel like an actual NFL draft.
Only one person in your league needs to purchase FanDraft. Just install it, then export for your whole league to enjoy.
Create as many leagues and run as many drafts as you'd like with that single license to FanDraft.
Remote Drafting - FanDraft WEB add-on
If you have an owner or two that can't make the draft this year, just get WEB add-on and they'll be able to view/draft remotely.
STEP 1: INSTALL FANDRAFT
Available for both Mac and PC platforms.
step 2: export display
Export display to a TV or projector for league to enjoy
STEP 3: DRAFT!
Experience your most exciting draft ever.
Exporting Your Display
Stream Your Display
Streaming is the wire-free way of displaying what is on your computer to a TV.
Using "air" play with these types of devices allows you to mirror what is on your computer directly the a TV.
Benefits: Wire free / Extremely easy to perform.
Negatives: If you have a slow internet connection (and/or owners are eating up bandwidth) is can cause lag issues.
Video Tutorial: How to Mirror your Computer Screen with Google Chromecast.
Text Tutorial: How to use Chromecast to share desktop screen (and audio) to TV?
- Apple TV: If you have a Mac and an Apple TV, you can streaming via Airplay.
PC users with an Apple TV can consider AirParrot.
You can also physically connect your laptop to your TV via an HDMI cable. There are a variety of Laptop-to-HDMI cables/converters cheaply available, and setup is a cinch.
Benefits: The highest quality image, with a solid connection that doesn't require internet.
Negatives: Requires proper cable input/outputs.
If you have access to a digital projector, you have the opportunity to display FanDraft at a massive size. Simply connect your projector to your laptop, and enjoy a massively displayed FanDraft screen.
Benefits: An almost unlimited screen size.
Negatives: Older projectors can often have limited resolution capabilities.
Tips & Troubleshooting
+ Configuring your PC for cable TV output
To configure your PC for TV output, do the following: Right-click on a blank part of your desktop and select Properties. Select the Settings tab. If your TV is properly connected as a second monitor, Windows will recognize this and show two monitor icons, numbered 1 and 2.
Change the Screen resolution by moving the slider all the way to the left. Click Apply. Enabling External Monitor Press the Function (FN) key and your computer’s corresponding F-number key — the external monitor key. (This may be FN+F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 or F7; the combination will depend on your computer.)
+ Connecting a laptop to a digital projector
Connect the projector cable to the laptop cable, then turn them both systems on. The projector should automatically display what is on your computer screen. You can switch between Laptop only, Projector only or Projector and Laptop modes. To do this hold down the FN (function) key and press F4 (on some laptops this is F10. Look for the proper icon).
+ Changing your screen resolution
Open up your PC’s “Control Panel” Start > Settings > Control Panel Double click the “Display” icon. Select the “Settings tab”, and then you will see the area to control and “Apply” the new resolution.