Spidey's questions, in order: You don't draft an offensive line. There just aren't enough really objective stats for them, because of all the chaos that goes on during blocking. The defensive line, and all other defensive players, get points for tackles (.5 pts/tackle), sacks (3 pts/sack), interceptions (3 pts/interception), fumbles forced/recovered (3 pts/fumble) and touchdowns they might score. Well. 25 players per team, times 10 teams, is 250 players that will get drafted. The computer has it's own pre-set rankings, so if you only pre-rank 25 it will draft the rest for you and do a decent job. For that reason, you only have to rank as many as you want. The only problem is that the computer rankings for defensive players are messed up, and it will draft crummy guys for you. So you have 3 choices: A) you can pre-rank 250-300 guys, with defensive players at the end (offensive players are more valuable than defensive, so you want to draft defensive towards the end) B) you can only pre-rank as many as you like, and then get on to the site later and drop all the defensive guys the computer picked and pick-up new ones--the best defenders will be gone, but you'll get decent guys C) you can come to the draft and do it yourself. This is the best option, since it makes the draft more fun for everyone, but I guess it doesn't work for you, so you'll have to choose one of the 1st 2 choices. That's Terrell Davis that is contemplating retirement. If a player gets injured in real life, obviously you want to take him out because he's not getting any stats for you, and put him on your bench. If he's out for the season or a similarly long amount of time, you want to drop him and pick up someone that will play. And if he retires, and you're unfortunate enough to have the poor sap, you just drop him and, again, pick up someone that will play. Well, I haven't missed a draft yet, so I don't know exactly how it works. But my understanding is that it will follow your pre-rankings until a position is filled. So if you've drafted 2 RB, and the #1 guy left on your list is a RB, it will pick him to fill the RB/WR spot. But if you've drafted 3 RB and the #1 guy is a RB and the #2 is a WR, it will pick the WR because there are no starting spots left for the RB. Then, once all positions are filled, it goes back to your pre-rankings (or the computer's rankings) and picks the top guy each time, no matter the position, to fill bench slots. Usually a defensive player is particularly good in one category. But the best sack artists will have 15 sacks, while the best interception guys get 7-8 picks. Yet an interception and a sack are worth the same. Similarly, a guy that gets lots of solo tackles will have 100 or so, giving him 50 points for tackles, compared to the 24 the interception guy might get. So you see, tackles and sacks are weighted slightly higher than any other category (and fumbles are often a matter of luck, so I ignore those). So, here's what I'd do: go to the "available players" link on the league page, and first sort them by tackles, then by sacks. If a guy gets good numbers in both categories (like Michael Strahan), he is a defensive stud. So rank the guys with the most tackles and most sacks at the top.