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Get Better Prepared for your Fantasy Football Draft with Live Mock Drafts Online

Are you looking for ways to get a jump on the competition for your 2010 Fantasy Football Draft? One of the best ways to prepare for that all important draft day is by doing a few mock drafts before you jump into the real thing. One of my favorite sites for draft prep is FantasyFootballCalculator.com. They offer 24/7 live mock drafts in various formats with new drafts starting every few minutes.

Participating in these mock drafts is free and easy. You don’t need to register or log in to participate in a mock draft (Although optional memberships with additional features are available). Simply choose a format, and then select an available time and draft position, and give your team a name. There are 2 basic draft formats to choose from. Standard format (QB, 2RB, 3WR, TE, K, DEF) and PPR / Flex (QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, K, DEF).

Optional Membership

Fantasy Football Calculator offers a free basic membership, which allows you to save all your mock drafts, and a Premium membership ($12.95) that includes extra features like Draft Simulator, Lineup calculator, Custom projections, and more.

Drafting

Head on over to FantasyFootballCalculator.com and select Join a Draft.

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Decide which draft format you wish to use….

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Then select the appropriate tab for your preferred draft format…

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Now select an available time and slot. The slots without a radio button have already been selected by another user. You’ll notice that you can choose an 8, 10, 12, or 14 team league format.

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Select a team name and click Enter Draft.

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If your desired spot gets snagged by someone else before you can enter the draft you’ll get a message telling you to select another spot. Just scroll down and make a new selection.

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The drafts move pretty quickly. You’ll get 60 seconds per pick and any unclaimed spots are drafted by the Computer and are selected instantly.

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You can find all the players (in order of their rank) sorted by position and all together. Click to add the names to your “Watch list” so you can track the players you are looking to draft with your upcoming pick.

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You can “Queue Up” the player you’d like to draft ahead of time by select the radio button to the left of the players name in the Watch List.

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When your pick is up the Draft Box will turn red and the Draft button will be activated. Note: Selecting the “Play sound at draft start when it’s my turn” will notify you when it’s your pick.

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Positions are color coded for easy reading.

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If you haven’t registered, your results will be available for you to review for 30 minutes.

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Conclusion

Live mock drafts really are great practice for the real thing. I’ve been using this site for a few years and the draft practice can be invaluable. If you don’t know where you will be drafting yet, try moving around to different positions and see what players are generally available when you pick in each round. See how you are able to react when someone grabs that coveted player right before you are about to pick. Test out your draft strategy ahead of time see how your team turns out. Best of all, fantasy football drafts are fun, so you’ll enjoy putting in the extra “work.” Good luck to all this season! (Except for the other guys in my league!)

Get started at FantasyFootballCalculator.com.

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