Thank you Commish for stepping up to the plate and leading your league. Here we breakdown everything you need to know to be the best commissioner out there. And remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
Creation & Setup
Alright, first thing to being a league commissioner is creating your league. Here we’ll walk through all of the settings to league creation and what they mean.
Season selection: Next, select which season to create the season for. This is the pro season to follow along.
League Name: Enter your funny league name here. Can be edited after creation.
Number of Players: Current options are 4, 6, 8, and 10 (10 for OWL only). This is an important decision as it determines how competitive of a league it is. We recommend 6 as it’s a good sweet spot. League sizes of 8 or 10 are more competitive as there’s more top players drafted. League sizes of 4 are the opposite and means you’re playing the same person heads up roughly every 3 weeks.
Private League: Choose if you want your league to be public or private. If it’s public, anybody can join. If it is private, you’ll set a league password for it that way only you and your friends can join.
We create the league with our default scoring system but once you create your league, you can modify it by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner.
Inviting your Friends
Once your league is created, it’s now time to invite your friends! You’ll see a share link to send to your friends.
Once your league is full, it’s time to draft! As commissioner, you’ll see in your league home page the option to schedule the draft. Make sure you consult your leaguemates on a time that works best for them and then choose how long the draft timer should be. As commissioner, once the draft starts, you also have the ability to stop and resume a draft, if for example someone needs to step out for a minute. When time runs out, our autodraft will pick for them. As commissioner, you can also override and select a player for someone. We recommend only using this if your leaguemates have authorized you to select for them.
Here is a list of items you can modify in league settings post draft:
- Increasing number of bench slots
- Waiver settings
- Playoff tiebreaker