FPL Draft Depot
FPL Draft resources
All in one place, one click away!
This site, though basic, is designed to be a "one-stop shop," if you will, for #FPLDraft players. As the game gets more and more popular, I'm hoping that this list will grow, as will the descriptions of each and the complexity of the site. For now, please accept this humble attempt to compile these helpful pieces of information into one place. I've tried to avoid listing sites that hide most of their information behind a pay wall. I realize that people need to make a living. However, I'm not in the habit of paying for informational web sites, and I aim to keep it that way. If you know of more resources applicable to the FPL Draft game, please fill out the Contact Me section and make me aware. Cheers!
The Thing About Draft...
It's a fairly new game. NFL draft fantasy has been the main choice for players for decades. However, fantasy Premier League revolves mostly around the "Official Game" (otherwise known as OFPL), which is a salary cap game in which every single player can, potentially, own any player in the game. I listened to a podcast recently in which one of two hosts said something to the effect of, "We had a similarly stagnant week this week, HOST NAME, since you and I started basically the same team." While I appreciate the idea that one can play against literally everyone in the OFPL world in this format, I despise the fact that every manager ends up owning the same players. This is my argument for FPL Draft.
So, whether you're particularly interested in playing draft is not really a concern of mine one way or another. I truly do hope that you try it, as I think it's a superior game. However, the issue that we draft managers run into is the dearth of information and resources for this fantasy format. Thus, I've compiled what I can here, on this site, which is only a shade better than the Geocities ones I used to make in middle school. If you come across more resources that could be helpful to the draft manager, please share them in the contact me section. And, as always, I'd appreciate a follow on Twitter.
Joe Williams (@JWillDraft)
Draft Format Options
Only recently have I found out that there are truly a wide number of different options available to managers who want to play FPL Draft. While this makes it a bit more difficult to choose your preferred league host, it means the community is growing and you have possibilities galore.