PC Drafter 2016 Support

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Learn how to import Yahoo! and ESPN fantasy leagues into PC Drafter.

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PC Drafter 2016: Installing and Registering PC Drafter

Step 1:

First, please download the latest version of PC Drafter and locate the install file on your hard-drive.  Next, right-click the install file and select "run as administrator."  It is not always necessary to install PC Drafter as an administrator but doing so will ensure a successful install.

Please note that it may take up to 15 minutes from your time of purchase for your email to be entered into our registration system.

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Step 2:

If you have purchased a subscription to PC Drafter for this year, you can now register the trial version of PC Drafter.  In order for registration to be successful, your computer must be connected to the internet.

First, start the PC Drafter program and locate the help menu in the upper-right menu-bar.  Left-click on "Help" and then left-click on "Register..."

Step 3:

Once the registration window has appeared, please type in the email address you used to purchase PC Drafter.  It is important that you type in your email exactly as you typed it at the time of purchase.  Next, click on the "Register" button.

Step 4:

After a successful registration, a confirmation window will appear.  Click the "Close" button to complete the registration process and begin using PC Drafter!

PC Drafter 2016: Yahoo! League Importing

All league importing and exporting is now handled from within GoldDrafter.com.  To begin, you must first login or create your account if you have not already done so.  Instructions for GoldDrafter registration are on the home page of GoldDrafter.com.  Once logged in, you will need to import your league into GoldDrafter and then export it to a file usable by PC Drafter.

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Importing a Yahoo! League into GoldDrafter
Step 1:

Please login to GoldDrafter.com.  If you have not yet created your free GoldDrafter account, instructions for doing so are on the front page.

Step 2:

From the top menu bar, select "Import" and "Yahoo! League."

Step 3:

Next, you must accept the terms and services from Yahoo! and allow GoldDrafter to access your Yahoo! league.  This process may require you to login with your Yahoo! account.

Step 4:

Once you have given the proper permissions, select the league you wish to import and click the "Import League" button.

Exporting a Yahoo! League to a PC Drafter league file (.pcf)
Step 1:

Please login to GoldDrafter.com.  If you have not yet created your free GoldDrafter account, instructions for doing so are on the front page.

Step 2:

In a seperate browser tab, login to your ESPN fantasy sports account.

Step 3:

From the "League Details" section of the league settings page, click the "Export to PC Drafter" button.  This will initiate the download of a *.pcf file.  Use this file to import your league settings into PC Drafter.

PC Drafter 2016: ESPN League Importing

All league importing and exporting is now handled from within GoldDrafter.com.  To begin, you must first login or create your account if you have not already done so.  Instructions for GoldDrafter registration are on the home page of GoldDrafter.com.  Once logged in, you will need to import your league into GoldDrafter and then export it to a file usable by PC Drafter.

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Importing an ESPN League into GoldDrafter
Step 1:

Please login to GoldDrafter.com.  If you have not yet created your free GoldDrafter account, instructions for doing so are on the front page.

Step 2:

In a seperate browser tab, please login to your ESPN account.

Step 3:

Once logged in, navigate to the "Favorites" section to the left and locate your team that is in the league you wish to import.  Click on the team name or league name to be taken to the home page for that league.

Step 4:

From your team's home page, click the "League" tab in the upper menu bar.  Next, select "Settings" in the menu just below the "League" tab.

Step 5:

Now that you are in your league's settings page, copy the web address in your browser's address bar.  Please notice the format of the address as shown in the example to the right.  The address must contain "http://games.espn.com/ffl/leaguesetup/settings?leagueId=XXXXXX" where the X's are your league's ID number.  Switch to your GoldDrafter tab to complete the import process.

Step 6:

From the top menu bar, select "Import" and "ESPN League."

Step 7:

Paste the web address that you copied into the appropriate text box and enter your team's name.  Finally, click the "Import" button.

Exporting an ESPN League to a PC Drafter league file (.pcf)
Step 1:

Please login to GoldDrafter.com.  If you have not yet created your free GoldDrafter account, instructions for doing so are on the front page.

Step 2:

From the top menu bar, select "League" and select the leage you wish to export.  This will take you league details page for that league.

Step 3:

From the "League Details" section of the league settings page, click the "Export to PC Drafter" button.  This will initiate the download of a *.pcf file.  Use this file to import your league settings into PC Drafter.

PC Drafter 2016: Configure Your League and Register PCDrafter

Our software helps you configure your league's scoring rules, and then keeps you up-to-date with the best player forecast data in the industry.  Aceing your draft gets you the best possible team with less stress of any of your competition.  Our brief video shows how, click by click.

Note: To see only how to REGISTER PC Drafter, advance to 4:15 (four minutes, 15 seconds) in the video.

PC Drafter 2016: Mock Drafts and Live Drafts with PCDrafter

Here is a 5 minute overview on drafting: both mock drafts and live drafts.  At 2:55 in this video, we show you how easy it is to reorder your draft, as many online leagues do about 30 minutes before the live draft.  This tutorial wraps up with useful tips for ensuring your software is set to make your draft as easy as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Simply select the 'Setup League' button at the top of the main PC Drafter screen.  Our Wizard will walk you through the process of setting up your league.  Once you have finished, simply press the 'Update Players' button to ensure you are using the latest player projections provided by our friends at Fantasy Football Analytics.

What is the difference between the free and paid versions of PC Drafter?

Having a registered copy will enable you to receive all the latest player forecast updates and go to your draft fully prepared to dominate.  All forecast data updates after June 1, 2016 will be for subscribers only.  The software is the same, though.  This way, you can try us out, fully, before you buy.  Registration gets you the timely player updates from our friends at Fantasy Football Analytics.

Help! I can't register PC Drafter!

To register, install and open PC Drafter. Click in the top-most text area, on "Help" (not the gold button, the text link for Help). Then select "Register" and enter your registration email address exactly as you typed it when you purchased PC Drafter. The two most frequent causes of registration trouble are entering a different email address from the one you registered under, or installing the software with administrative user rights, but trying to register without having Windows administrative rights. For installation and registration, you must register with Windows administrative user rights.

Is there a version of PC Drafter for MAC?

Unfortunately, no.  However, with the addition of Gold Drafter, we hope to move away from platform-specific versions of the software and offer every feature on the web!  Please keep posted for more updates about this exciting new product.

How many leagues can I participate in? Can I move a league from my work PC to my home PC?

There's no limit in PC Drafter to the number of leagues you can configure and draft in.  Each league file is kept in the "Leagues" folder within the PC Drafter directory by default.  These files are about 10 kilobytes each, so you'll get about 100 leagues in a megabyte of hard disk storage.  By the way, league files are stored with a ".pcf" file extension, and are plain-text.  See our help files, or installed documentation on the basics of the file format.  League files can be moved from PC to PC as long as you've installed PC Drafter.  Just email the file, or save it on a memory stick.

Can I configure the scoring rules to match my league?

Absolutely!  One of the great things about PC Drafter is the ability to configure different leagues and scoring rules for the same set of player projections.  During the League Setup process, PC Drafter allows you to select a default scoring style that most closely matches your league.  You then have the power to adjust these rules for every position.  PC Drafter provides over 20 different statistics you can use.  Of course, one of our defaults will probably match your league pretty closely, so there should be little extra work for you.

What about Flex positions like RB/WR?

You configure this in your starters configuration for the league scoring.  Either during the New League Setup Wizard, or with an existing league, choose "Edit -> Positions/Scoring Rules" then modify the starters column.  If your league allows 2 RB's, 1 WR and 1 RB/WR flex position, then going RB=2.5 and WR=1.5 is a good way to handle the flex.  Because leagues often tend to use RB's more than WR's in the flex spot, we usually suggest RB=2.7 and WR=1.3.  If you know your league uses WR more than most, the 2.5/1.5 mix looks good.  The same thing applies for leagues with RB/WR/TE flex positions.  Just modify your fractions to cover the total number of positions that you'll be starting.

Can I run a mock draft for my league?

Definitely.  In fact, we suggest that you take the time to run a few mock drafts to verify your players projections, and compare how Gold performs against average draft picks.  PC Drafter makes this process simple.  Once you have your league configured, select the Mock Draft button.  PC Drafter will then run a mock draft using your player projections and league scoring rules.  You even have the option to stop PC Drafter at your picks, thus giving you a great way to practice your drafting and see how selecting different players would affect your draft.  Also, to ensure PC Drafter knows when to stop for your draft pick, be sure to tell PC Drafter which team is yours!  Go to the top Edit menu, then choose "League."  Select the drop-down box for "My Team" and indicate which team in the league is yours.

Do you guarantee that I will win my league?

No.  However, we believe our Gold Algorithm and industry leading projection data will give you a competitive edge.