To assemble your team, you will draft players from a list of all National Football League (NFL) players in both the American (AFC) and National (NFC) Football Conferences.
LEAGUE SETTINGS & DRAFTING
Free Standard league settings cannot be changed. In order for the draft to proceed, it is required that ALL team ownership slots are filled no later than 1 hour before draft time. It is very important to check the list of owners who have joined before your (Live Online or Autopick) draft is set to start. If open ownership slots remain, the draft time/date will be removed from our system, and a new date/time for the draft will need to be set.
For any player-created Free Standard league that does not fill within one hour of the draft, that league will have its reserved slot eliminated. The affected league will need to pick a new date/time through a Referendum (found on the League Office page).
Any "Lobby league" (ESPN created Free Standard) that is not full by one hour before the draft start will have the scheduled draft time continually pushed back one hour, until the league is filled.
Individual slots lock daily at the game time scheduled for the player in that slot. This occurs even if the player is not playing, so make sure you move injured players prior to their team's scheduled game start.
Individual roster slots lock when the team of the player in that slot is scheduled to begin their first game of the day.
UNDROPPABLE PLAYER LIST
All Free Standard leagues will observe ESPN's "Undroppable Players" list. The Undroppable Players list is comprised of select elite level players who cannot be dropped to waivers at any time during the football season. ESPN introduced this feature to prevent collusion (In these cases, owners would be able to drop star players, allowing those first on the waiver wire to pick them up).
PUBLIC VIEWABLE LEAGUES
Free Standard leagues may be viewable by the public or private depending on the choices made by the league creator.