Update auto-draft settings
For two years running myself and others in my league have not been able to attend the draft. We have set our pre-draft ranking and hoped for the best only to find that players we pre-ranked were not chosen seemingly due to one or the other of the rules below. Regardless of what kind of league you are in, if you pre-rank players that should over ride any other default settings
1. All starting positions are filled before any bench players are chosen.
2. The system determines a maximum number of players to draft per position (starters plus bench) so that your roster doesn’t end up with too many players at any single position.
I was not going to be able to make my auction draft so I adjusted the pre-rank values of several of the top free agents based on my positional needs (keeper league) and knowledge of my league. Yahoo's autodraft tool seemingly ignored both my salary cap space and my pre-rank values. I see several of the guys I valued sold to other managers for less than I valued them, and early in the draft. I had cleared a great deal of cap space going into this year and Yahoo only used a very very small fraction of this space. Please fix the auto-draft feature for auctions.
B G commented
My league is now screwed up because two managers joined an auto-draft and picked manually. One managers has only RP on his team. The other has only C on his team. The whole point of auto-draft is to let the computer pick for us. If I wanted a "LIVE" draft I would have joined a live draft league. If you're going to allow this garbage at least allow us to exit the league before the season starts.
Would allowing a wildcard position (like SS or 3B, LF, OF, ...) mixed in with the names in your pre-draft ranking work for you? When the system encounters SS in the list it would simply select the next available SS in your or Yahoo's list. I'm trying to get Yahoo to allow position designations in the list. I don't think that would be a very difficult change to make.
brad reams commented
What I would like to propose to Yahoo is the ability to override this Robot autofill feature.
For YAhoo to Create the option if a manager would like to turn OFF this function in his pre-rank autodraft if Possible?
I also have been screwed with this autofill in other leagues and sports so I'd always turn it off.