Madden Tools | How to do a Madden NFL 24 Fantasy Draft

How to do a Madden NFL 24 Fantasy Draft

The Madden 24 fantasy draft allows you to draft your team in a fantasy football style. The draft is like a great NFL reset where no player belongs to any team and everyone is up for grabs. If you aren’t careful, you can easily overreach and end up with a suboptimal team.

This guide will show you how to start your Madden NFL 24 fantasy draft and provide some guidance so you can create the best possible team.

Home Menu

How to Start Your Fantasy Draft

To get started, you will need to create a new franchise. You can do this by selecting the Franchise option on the main menu. At the following screen, select Create New League.

Use Active Roster

At this point, you can select between different roster options. Madden Tools currently uses the most updated rosters provided by Madden. To use the most updated roster AND still have the ability to do a fantasy draft, select Use Active Roster. Whether you choose to create a league on the cloud (allows for a connected franchise experience with friends) or offline (single player mode) is up to you. We would advise choosing the cloud in case you decide to have friends join your league at a later point.

Once the roster finishes importing, you’ll be asked to choose your team. The players on the team do not matter since they will all be selected in the fantasy draft.

Starting Point

Next, you can choose your franchise role, create a custom coach/owner, etc. The most critical step here is choosing the starting point as a fantasy draft. When you select Starting Point, you’ll have three options, the bottom right one being a fantasy draft. Select Fantasy Draft.

New to Madden 24, you can now change the type of fantasy draft, among many other new franchise customization options. Go down to League Settings and about 3/4 the way down, there is an option called Fantasy Draft Order.

Snake Draft and Pause Timer

The default option is not the traditional order Madden used before. The two options are as follows:

  • Snake: The traditional fantasy draft order where the first pick in the first round gets the last pick in the second round.
  • Standard: The first pick in the first round gets the first pick in the second round and all subsequent rounds.

There is also an option for the drafts to turn off the timer directly above the Fantasy Draft Order option. If on, the timer will run for each pick unless paused. If off, the timer will not run, and you can take as long as you want to make your pick.

Then once you are satisfied with your other settings, choose Start Playing at the top. Do not start your fantasy draft just yet! Unlike Madden 21, you cannot change your coach's scheme before the draft in Madden 24. What you can do is look up the archetypes for each scheme for the draft, find your favorite to go along with your play style, and write it down.

Start Fanatsy Draft Option

You are now ready to start your fantasy draft! At the Home tab, select Start Your Fantasy Draft, then Start Drafting. The draft will immediately begin! Hopefully, you’ve prepared your fantasy draft watch list ahead of time to ensure you’re not overreaching for any players. The picks in the draft board are based on the snake order.

At the main draft screen, you can pause the draft to give yourself more time, but you need to be the commissioner of your league. When you select Make Your Selection, you will enter the fantasy draft board.

Draft Board View

On the left side, you can toggle to see the different positions you’ve already drafted onto your team, their overall grades, and what your next pick is. You can filter between the available players versus drafted players and player positions. You can also sort by the desired attribute, which is much better when you filter down to a specific position.

Congratulations, you’ve started your first Madden 24 fantasy draft! Need help creating a strategy for your first ten picks? We’ve got you covered with our Madden 24 Fantasy Draft - Top 10 Fantasy Rounds Guide.