A "Live Online" league means you'll join a league immediately and that all owners will participate in the same online draft at a set date and time. You may choose to edit your pre-draft rankings in advance should you not be able to make the draft. An "Automated" league means you know you won't be able to make a live draft and that you want to get in the game as quick as possible by setting your pre-draft rankings. You'll specify a minimum date that your team can be drafted, and then wait for your team to be pulled into a league needing a team.
Last Updated: 7/1/2011