To assemble your team, you will draft players from a list of all NFL players, in both the AFC and NFC.
Free Standard League rosters have slots for a total of sixteen (16) players per team. There are nine (9) Starting slots. See below for specific Starting positions. Additionally, there are seven (7) Bench slots.
|DEFAULT ROSTER SETTINGS|
|Total Roster Size: 16
Total Starters: 9
Total On Bench: 7 (0 IR)
PRIMARY POSITION ELIGIBILITY
The NFL supplies a list of every player's position eligibility, including rookies, prior to the start of each season. Generally speaking, these will be each player's primary position within the game, although we reserve the right to designate a player differently. Once the season begins, we simply cannot change these primary positions, as they must remain fixed throughout the course of the season.
ADDITIONAL POSITION ELIGIBILITY
While a player cannot lose eligibility during the season, he can gain it, whenever circumstances warrant. Commissioners/league managers (LM) do not have the ability to modify a player's position eligibility.
It's important to note that the roster minimums and maximums within your league's settings relate to the primary position only (the first position listed next to a player), not any additional positions granted.
SETTING YOUR LINEUP
You decide which players to start for each day of competition. Your Team page allows you to analyze each of your current players, review their performance (previous day/week, year to date etc.) and freely move players between your Active roster and Bench. Roster moves involving a player may be made right up until that player's team is scheduled to begin playing in their game for that scoring period.
When you make transactions, you must move one active player to the bench, or to waivers, when moving an inactive/benched player to your active lineup. If you make a move that violates a roster slot, an error message will appear, notifying you to double-check the proposed transaction. You will need to ensure that you are moving players into eligible slots per Position Eligibility (see above).
ADDING / DROPPING PLAYERS AND THE UNDROPPABLES LIST
Head on over to the "Players" page to access the free agent list (any player that is eligible to be added to your roster either as a free agent or via waivers). You will more than likely need to drop a player in order to pick someone up unless you already have an open roster spot available.
ESPN puts together an Undroppable Players list, a grouping of elite players who cannot be dropped to waivers, for two reasons. First let's be honest, it makes you feel great to have guys on your team that can't be dropped because they are just that good. But more importantly it's to insure fair play so that no one can ruin your league by dropping their elite guys to the waiver wire once their team is out of contention, and also so that if you mistakenly try to drop one of these elite players the system won't let you. So to wrap things up, if you can't drop a player and you don't know why there's a good chance they are a member of this special list and apologies, but you can't drop them.