muck Posted August 11, 2009 Share Posted August 11, 2009 First: Some of this is set in stone. Some of it is not. It'll be obvious which is which after reading. Second: If you want in, make a little post below. While this won't be a FCFS sort of thing, I would love to have some newer members to mix it up with some old-timers (so to speak). So, if you've been around for a while, there's less of a need to make much commentary ... but if you're new, and interested, post away. Once we get filled up, I'll pass out the league MB entry keys. BEST DRAFTER IN THE HUDDLE -- BDITH Here's the idea --- one group of 10-14 owners participate in three drafts against each other (each one out of a different draft slot), plus one auction ... forming four 'leagues' with the same group of people ... each 'league' is all-play and best ball (i.e., no trades or lineup, FA or WW decisions) ... and the owner with the best W/L across all four leagues gets to wear the moniker of being the BEST DRAFTER IN THE HUDDLE. Getting down to the nitty-gritty ... assuming 12 teams: * Three serpentine drafts & one auction (via message board) starting EITHER the Tuesday after the 3rd preseason game ... OR ... the Tuesday after the 4th preseason game (depending on opinions) * All serpentine drafts would start the same day, so you'd probably be "up" in one league pretty much all the time, and as a result of toggling between the drafts, it'd go pretty quickly (i.e., 3-4 days), because while you made your picks in the 4th league, you'd be up (or close to up) again in the first league. * The auction would require at least a once-a-day check in (i.e., players are awarded every 24hrs based on when the most recent bid was made; see below for additional detail). * Same scoring rules for all leagues; PPR-based (I've already got it all finalized --- see below) * Best ball / all-play (as said previously) * 20 person rosters; no trading or FA activity * Lineups of QB / RB / RB / WR / WR / WR / WR / TE ... no kickers or defense to make drafting that much less painful ... OR (if we can find a league hosting site that will allow it) ... QB / RB / WR / TE, plus a flex combo of either RB / WR / WR / WR - or - RB / WR / TE / TE - or - WR / WR / WR / WR ... * Scoring is PPR (modified) and is the same for each league -- points for rushing attempts (same regardless of position), points for receptions (different amounts based on position; I've run the math) The three serpentine draft slots are awarded as a package and based on a dice roll and are as follows: 1 / 8 / 12 ... value of 21 ... 2 / 7 / 11 ... value of 20 ... 3 / 6 / 10 ... value of 19 ... 4 / 5 / 9 ... value of 18 ... ...and there will be three teams with each combination of draft slots ... The MB auction could be as follows ... starting the Saturday August 29th - Wednesday September 2nd: * I will put forward _____ players (at least 60, as many as 100?) for bidding each day on the BDITH message board ... players will be available at multiple positions (say day one is all of the Tier I and Tier II QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs ... per thehuddle's cheatsheet ... 46 players would go out Saturday night) ... you cannot have more $$ bid than you have available to fill your roster ... you are encouraged to bid often to get the player to your price. * All players receiving a bid within 1hr of midnight (central) remain open for bidding for another day; if that same player has received a bid within 30 minutes of midnight the second night, they are open for a third day; if that same player has received a bid within 5 minutes of midnight the third night, they are open for a 4th day; the player will be awarded to the highest bidder at midnight on the 4th day ... thereby guaranteeing that the top two Tiers of players are awarded before Week 4 preseason games). * In the event there are one or more players at a position that I deem 'key players', I will hold up releasing more players of that position until the 'key player' is awarded (i.e., if, say, SJax is the last of the Tier I and Tier II RBs that hasn't been awarded and his auction keeps rolling over, I won't put out the Tier III RBs until SJax is awarded so that everyone knows where they stand with the RBs before putting out the next flight of RBs --- HOWEVER, I may move to the Tier IV RBs, though, to get guys awarded and to not waste time). ==> Also, we may possibly limit the total number of bids that you can submit per player so that we hopefully limit the number of days that each player is available on the MB so we can get all the players allocated in a timely fashion ... maybe a max of five bids per owner per player? ==> While it sounds a bit crazy (the MB auction), I've done them before and they wen't pretty well. It will be better than trying to get everyone in a chatroom at the same time ... but, if by some crazy chance we can get everyone in a chatroom at once, we'll do that ... won't try to make that happen to get the league full, though. ********************** Scoring Rules: 0.05pts / passing yard 0.10pt / rushing / receiving yard 0.20pt / rushing attempt 0.20pt / RB reception 1.00pt / WR reception 1.50pt / TE reception 6.00pt / passing TD 6.00pt / rush / receiving TD -3.00pt / INT I've used this exact scoring for a few years in a pretty intense quasi-dynasty league, and it provided some VERY balanced scoring. Top 24 players: 2005: 6 QBs / 8 RBs / 9 WRs / 1 TE 2006: 7 QBs / 7 RBs / 10 WRs / 0 TEs 2007: 9 QBs / 3 RBs / 10 WRs / 2 TEs AVG TOP 24: 7 QBs / 6 RBs / 10 WRs / 1 TE Top 60 players: 2005: 15 QBs / 14 RBs / 24 WRs / 7 TEs 2006: 17 QBs / 16 RBs / 23 WRs / 4 TEs 2007: 16 QBs / 14RBs / 24 WRs / 6 TEs AVG TOP 60: 16QBs / 15 RBs / 24 WRs / 6 TEs ... anyhow, I like it and I've used it before ... ********************** Regarding the $$: First, I'm not sure how/if we can administer these leagues. I've asked MFL if there would be a way to host this for the price of one MFL site, but haven't heard back (it's been a couple of weeks, too ... been too busy to stay on top of it). I'm going to assume for now that we'd have to buy four separate leagues from MFL. Second, the entry fee should be high enough to make sure that nobody will slack-off and keep everyone waiting around for the serpentine drafts or be so inattentive during the MB auction they fjord it up for everyone else. As a result, I'm thinking that $200-300 / owner is the right number. I'll be using $250 for the break down of how the $$s are split. So: 12 teams @ $250 / ea = $3,000 4 league websites @ $75/ea = $300 Total to allocate = $2,700 Best W/L in each of the four leagues = $100 / ea ($400 total) #2 W/L in each of the four leagues = $50 / ea ($200 total) #3 W/L in each of the four leagues = $25 / ea ($100 total) Best W/L across all four leagues = $1,000 #2 W/L across all four leagues = $500 #3 W/L across all four leagues = $300 #4 W/L across all four leagues = $200 Bottom team is kicked out of the league and replaced with fresh blood. The objective is to find the best drafter, and the bottom guy is obviously not cut out for that sort of recognition. Ties are broken by total points scored (in the league in case of single-league winnings, or across all four leagues in the case of four-league winnings). ********************************* If you are interested, please sign up here. If you are interested (but at a lower $$ amount), please sign up here and lmk what your $$ amount would be. If you have any suggestions, feel free to put them forward. Also, remember that your ideas may not carry the day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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