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  1. Commish decision: Allow this trade?

    Nothing wrong with that trade - let owners manage their teams
  2. Anybody buying Scotty Miller?

    I'm generally having trouble finding someone to drop for him, same for Myles Gaskin in a few leagues where he is available.
  3. Anybody buying Scotty Miller?

    He is a 5 foot 9, 174 pound late round white wide receiver Based on what he did with Welker (5 foot 9, 194 pound, undraftd) and Edelman (5 foot 10, 198 pound, 7th round pick) it seems that Miller is basically a lock to be a top 12 WR. I say that facetiously, but he absolutely fits the mold of the kind of WR that was elevated by playing with Brady.
  4. How many leagues?

    I've seen several variations of the rules. One is that the regular owners can't trade or do waivers at all, ie the team they draft is what they work with all season, some like I mentioned above make it that much harder on the "vampire" and give the regular teams a regular waiver run before the vampire team, some are that the vampire team always has #1 on waiver priority each week. The beauty is there is no hard and fast set rule, so you can adjust/modify it as best suite your owners. Link to one type of vampire league discussion
  5. How many leagues?

    Nope, they are from all over the world, US primarily, but it was incredible to see a group of "internet friends" come together for one of their own. Not just donating, but there were several that crossed the country to come and help rebuild. While I was not able to make the trip myself, it was one of the proudest moments I can think of to stem from an internet message board.
  6. Anybody buying Scotty Miller?

    He's certainly worth monitoring and is probably a guy to grab sooner rather than waiting for the breakout, if you have the room for him. FOr you, assuming you are referring to the team in your signature, I don't see where you'd have room for him given the position limits on RB and WR
  7. How many leagues?

    FFPC runs one of the larger "high stakes" fantasy leagues. Their "Main Event" costs about $1900 per team - you are in a 12 team league, play weeks 1-11, 1 game against each other team. Weeks 12-13 are the league playoffs. Weeks 14-16 is the championship round which is comprised of the league winners and a few at large teams. There are regular season and playoff prizes, but the big money is for the championship round, with first place being $500,000. In addition to the main event, they also run smaller contests, satellite leagues where the prize is entry into the main even the following year and some other unique league formats. BOTH means "Born of the Huddle". Many moons ago the forums were extremely busy and really had a major sense of community. Beyond just football, this extended into banding together to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina, meeting for opening weekend of football, basically going through lifes ups and downs where the enjoyment of fantasy football brought these random group of internet folks together. As any competitive group would, leagues starting getting formed and many created separate forums here (under League Forums) for these leagues that were "Born of the Huddle", thus the BOTH moniker. A guillotine league is truly unique - I've only been familiar with them over the last 5 years or so, but I assume they have been around longer than that. Many are comprised of up to 17 teams (the one I am playing in is made up of two 16 teams leagues). Everyone drafts (or auctions depending on the league) their team, and you manage it as normal (free agent pickups, trades, etc.). The big catch is that it is a total points league, and each week the team with the lowest point total is eliminated and their players are dumped into the free agent pool. With 17 teams, this means that in week 16, there are only two teams left, with high scorer winning the league. The league I am in as mentioned is made up of two 16-team leagues - we are playing down to a winner in each league, then in week 16 those league winners will play each other for the grand championship. I think pretty much the only type of league I have not played in, though I hope to set one up next year, is a "Vampire" league. In this kind of league, the "Vampire" drafts their team after all 11 other teams (if a 12 team league) have completed their draft. They also do not get to place waiver claims, though they do get a priority FCFS add period after waivers run and before it opens up to everyone else. The catch is, if the "Vampire" wins their head to head matchup, they get to take 1 starter from the other team and add them to their roster. There's a few more intricacies, but that is the gist of the league.
  8. How many leagues?

    For the most part, DraftKings and daily FF is not for the normal person - the AI bots and pro gamers have it figured out so next to impossible for a regular joe to really profit significantly. For best ball, your best lineup each week starts automatically. Most (but not all) are draft it and forget it, so you usually go deeper. For example, FFPC has lineup requirements of 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex, 1 K and 1 Defense (10 total starters). Their normal drafts are 20 rounds, the best ball drafts are 28 rounds and they are draft and go with it. No waivers, no trades, etc. There is definitely a fair bit of strategy that goes into roster construction and player valuations. For example, top QBs tend to drop a little bit as you are not choosing who to start each week, but, in general, starting QBs go way up in value with the majority (this year just about all but the Miami and Chicago QBs) being drafted by the 14th round as it is a huge advantage to have 3 starting QBs on your roster. You generally also want to have at least 3 kickers to cover bye weeks, injuries and cuts (with 32 teams, not every team can have 3 kickers) Valuewise compared to normal weekly leagues, streaky WRs go up a bit (think deep threats that may go 2 catches, 25 yards most weeks then have 4 catches, 160 yards and 2 scores a few times) as you no longer have to guess when to play them, and receiving backs go up a bit in value (of the 10 I am in for FFPC, I was able to get Nyhiem Hines in 5 of them as he was one of my main targets so he started for me automatically this week in those leagues). So there are definite changes that need to be made in how you approach the draft, especially once you get past the first 4-5 rounds or so.
  9. How many leagues?

    Does each best ball team count? Individually I have the following that are best ball (no weekly management): 10 Best Ball teams through FFPC 1 Terminator Best Ball team through FFPC (only management is to cut 1 player per week) 1 BOTH Best Ball League Leagues requiring weekly management (lineups/waivers etc.): 1 Guillotine League - 16 teams (partially BOTH) - 1st year 1 BOTH Auction/Keeper league 12 teams - year 20ish 1 BOTH Full IDP Dynasty 12 teams - year 12 for me (13th year of league) 1 BOTH Dynasty - 14 teams (year 22 I believe) 1 BOTH Redraft - 12 teams (about 14 years I believe) 1 Empire Style Dynasty - 12 teams (with primarily college friends, 1st year with this setup) Leagues that I co-own with a group: 1 FFPC Main Event Team 1 FPC Team For the leagues requiring weekly management, every year I say I am going to cut back, but each of them is a different format/set up with generally a unique set of owners (some carryover in the BOTH leagues), so each requires a different strategy to stay competitive.
  10. Note to self, next year when @turbotooslow tells us who he likes and is drafting, do the opposite.
  11. Kelce Trade

    Not really, 6 points per pass TD has an extremely minimal effect on QB value, but it'd be beating a dead horse at this point to go over that again. And as others have said, Wentz is far from an upgrade over Goff. So you are basically offering a slightly better backup QB for a fairly significant drop at TE.
  12. Thoughts on not playing defense

    And this is why strategy says that you bench them, assuming the league does not have a rule about incomplete lineups. Most leagues don't have such a rule. You will get mixed responses on if it is good strategy (it is), if it is bush league (debateable, I say no due to playing to win, but the flip side argument is always keeper/dynasty leagues where owners may tank for draft position, though I think these are extremely different scenarios)
  13. New Guillotine league...

    All 3 are worth bidding on, but given your current RBs I think I would go after Gurley, unless you feel safe surviving next week and wanting to save your FAAB in case a better RB comes available. In the Guillotine League I am in, it looks like the owner with Michael Thomas, Godwin and Mike Evans will be eliminated. Only RB he has that will likely get bids is Dobbins. I went RB heavy so will likely make a real strong bid on Godwin, may do the same for Thomas though report is high ankle sprain, no word yet how severe and what, if any, time he is expected to miss. Will probably throw a secondary bid in on Evans, but I was slightly down on him heading into the season, him already being dinged isn't making me want to push too hard for him.
  14. Kelce Trade

    Yeah, that's generally the kind of offer I would just delete. Unless his QBs are horrible (and it's a 10 team league, I assume 1 QB, so unlikely) than Wentz is not much of an upgrade, and you are asking him to take a pretty significant downgrade at TE. Like I said, if I was the other owner I'm simply deleting the offer with no counter, but you know your co-owners best if it's something he would consider or he would at least counter then go for it.
  15. Trade worth it?

    So significantly downgrade at RB with an injured Bell or a barely used D'Andre Swift (at least he did get 5 targets) for what may be an ok upgrade at QB, but really will just cause you to probably second guess yourself each week which QB to start. To me this is an easy pass unless it's a keeper league.