Short term bad news, long term good news...
Latest updates can be found on the draftEPL Facebook page.
THE BAD: I am not currently able to budget enough personal time to get the new data source all working in time for decent start to the season. I do have data flowing, but the structure of it is quite different, and most importantly, the entire scoring system will have to be rebuilt from the ground up. I can have team management all working pretty soon, but scoring won't be there for awhile, which makes managing a team quite useless. Although I will continue working on it as much as I can, I'm not prepared to give any timeline on that and I don't want you all having to wait for it.
THE GOOD: I have enlisted help to rework the entire site. This is a longer term project meant to be launched for next season. But the additional help should mean that most of the features in the back log should be able to get addressed.
draftEPL.com provides a draft style fantasy league for the English Premier League with some unique aspects from other EPL fantasy leagues. The key difference is the inclusion of a draft for each league. A player can only play for one team within your league. If you want him, you'll have to trade for him.
Match your team head to head against others in your league. This style is similar to many NFL (American football) fantasy leagues. Start with a draft and then each week your fantasy team goes against another fantasy team in your league. Each week you win your matchup earns you 3 points towards your team's league standing. The fantasy team topping the table at the end of the season wins.
If you skip setting up the head to head matches, then winning is just getting more points than your competitors through the season. This style of league is the same as most of the other EPL fantasy leagues. The difference here is that you must be a member of a private league, and you must draft your player, so a player can only play for one team in that league.