Auto-Pilot is an exciting new feature for the 2017 NFL season.
In 2016, we launched the ‘Auto-Swap Inactives’ feature, which would automatically swap out inactive players who were in your starting lineup before kickoff.
With Auto-Pilot, we’ve extended that functionality by giving you the option of having your optimal lineup submitted automatically each week.
By default, Auto-Pilot is disabled. To enable Auto-Pilot for a league, check the "Turn on Auto-Pilot" box in the Auto-Pilot area of My Playbook.
There are two ways to use Auto-Pilot:
- Swap Inactive Players Only (default): My Playbook will automatically swap out (or suggest lineup changes for) inactive players only.
- Full Auto-Pilot: My Playbook will automatically submit or suggest the optimal lineup based on the latest Expert Consensus Rankings;
If you want to make sure our lineup suggestions look good before we submit them, enable the "Confirm by Email" option. This will send an email to the address associated with your FantasyPros user account before any lineup changes are made. You will be able to click a link in the email to review and submit the updated lineup.
Enabling "Auto-Submit to [Your League Host]" means you will allow My Playbook to automatically submit the lineup; you will receive an email notification with the changes that were made.
Auto-Pilot checks your lineup every 12 hours most days (except for Tuesdays) and the hour before games start. The Swap Out Inactives mode starts running on Thursdays as player statuses are updated.
Specifying Which Leagues Run on Auto-Pilot
You can also specify the leagues that will have Auto-Pilot enabled. If you have multiple leagues imported, change to the league you want to update using the league switcher in the upper righthand corner. Each league will have its own Auto-Pilot settings.
1. From the team selection dropdown at the top of most screens;
2. Via the side menu next to each league name.
When Will Auto-Pilot Check my Lineup?
Auto-Pilot checks your lineup every 12 hours most days (except for Tuesdays), and multiple times in the hour before games start. The Swap Out Inactives mode starts running on Thursdays as player statuses are updated.
Please note: Each time Auto-Pilot checks your lineup, it first checks if your optimal lineup has changed since the last time we notified you (or submitted a lineup for you). If your optimal lineup hasn’t changed, Auto-Pilot won’t take any further action. This is designed to avoid sending you duplicate emails or overriding any manual changes you’ve made to your lineup in the meantime.
What if I Don’t Agree With the Auto-Pilot Changes?
If you’ve elected to have lineups auto-submitted to your league host, you’ll receive an email notification when we make changes. Simply click the ‘Revert Lineup Changes’ button in the email to undo any changes Auto-Pilot has made.
If you’ve set Auto-Pilot to confirm changes by email then there’s no need to take any further action - you can simply ignore the email and your lineup won’t be changed.
Auto-Pilot currently works for the following leagues: Yahoo, ESPN, NFL.com, CBS, and MyFantasyLeague.com.
How To Get Auto-Pilot
Auto-Pilot is currently available for all MVP and HOF level premium users. You can subscribe to FantasyPros Premium here.