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 ways.

  • Owners can simply walk up to the computer and input their pick

  • Some leagues will have owners 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.

How you decide to run your draft and make your picks is up to you. We aim to make FanDraft flexible enough to meet whatever your tradition method is..

We also 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.

One Purchase
Only one person in your league needs to purchase FanDraft. Just install it, then export for your whole league to enjoy.

Unlimited Leagues/Drafts
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.

Install FanDraft


Available for both Mac and PC platforms.

Export Display

step 2: export display

Export display to a TV or projector for league to enjoy

Draft with FanDraft


Experience your most exciting draft ever.

Exporting Your Display

Stream Your Display

Chromecast / aPPLE TV / Airparrot

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.


HDMI Cables

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.

tech notes

Digital Projector

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.