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Kwea
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Now that we are sure we have a season to watch this year......who is ready for FF???

I just sent out invites to all the managers from last year....who is in? Anyone want to play for the first time this year?

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Send invite to me please!
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Kwea
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Will do...on a phonw now but send me an email a brilljr at hotmailDOTcom...
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Sent!
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Kwea -

Went to use the email you sent me and it said that the invitation had expired. Can you resend it?

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Sure! Shouldn't have expired though......


League name is Hatrack, and the password is Hatrack.


Sent. If this one is FUBAR, just search for the league name and join it. Remember Hatrack is the password, and is a cap H.

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That link worked fine and I'm in.

Would it be possible to bump the draft back a day to Sunday? It looks like I'm going to have a few drafts that Sunday, and I'd honestly rather do them all at once.

More important, there's a faculty BBQ at the department chair's house next Saturday that I'll be attending, and I'd really like to make the draft! My opinion of Yahoo's autodraft is quite poor.

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I can't find a search field under leagues, and it requires a league id# to join directly.
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League ID# = 609447
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Kwea
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League id # is 609447, password is Hatrack.
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I can bump the draft back to that Sunday, and if the time needs adjusted web can do that too, probably. I work at 6am now, so I can't do it too late though.

Does Sunday work for everyone else?

[ August 21, 2011, 04:02 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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Sunday works for me.
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Yay, I'm in again. Thanks for getting this rolling!

ETA: Sunday is better for me than Saturday.

[ August 21, 2011, 06:19 PM: Message edited by: Carrie ]

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I've never played FF before, any tips?
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Lyrhawn
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Draft the best players.

[Smile]

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I can't play this year, since we cut off our internet. >_>

But have fun!

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Psi, I was looking forward to a rematch. Bummer.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Draft the best players.

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Sooooooooooooo helpful! [Razz]
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http://www.bustedtees.com/fantasyfootball
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Carrie
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Pick Brett Favre. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by Carrie:
Pick Brett Favre. [Wink]

Quality of this advise vs year it was offered:

2009: Great
2010: Horrible
2011: Non applicable (thank god!)

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LOL
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Okay, so I don't want to be an alarmist, but if the power goes out due to the hurricane, I won't be able to live draft tomorrow night (or until it comes back on). I'll get my players pre-ranked, but I just want to let people know that if I don't show up - it's not because I forgot or I hate you or I don't want to participate.

It's the hurricane.

(Also, I'm pretty sure that in 2009, I advised people not to pick Favre. Sucked to be me that year. [Wink] )

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I thought we moved it to Sunday! Guess not...
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OK, after some thought I decided to move this years draft to the following Sunday at 7 pm EST. Sorry if this isn't convient for everyone, but too many people are in danger of losing power this weekend to risk it. I can tweak the time if necessary, but the date is as late as I can set it and still be on a weekend.

Set your draft order particularily if you can't make it. That way Yahoo will auto-select your next availible choice when it is your draft turn.

Anyone with an issue can post here, or send me an email. I emailed the entire league just now.

Additionally, we can't run a league with an odd number of teams, so we need at LEAST one more team.......anyone else interested?


Thanks!


Rob

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Lyrhawn
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Ugh, I just realized I have two drafts tonight and haven't spent a single second researching draft stuff.

Last year I spent hours reading background information, and ended up doing awesome in both my leagues for the first half...and terrible in the second half. Maybe I'll just wing it this year.

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Bump bto remind everyone our draft is tomorrow night...
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Hooray! Exciting.

There are no rule changes from last year right? We aren't suddenly doing a Two-QB or PPR league right?

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Actually, in taking a peek at the rules, I do have a rule change suggestion I'd like to throw out to everyone.

Instead of 3 wideouts, can we make the third spot a WR/RB spot? Or I'd even be willing to play with a 2QB league, I've never done that before.

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According to the league settings we are doing:

QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, K, D, D, D, DB, DB, DL, DL, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN

Which is (as far as I can tell, because they don't just tell you, silly)

Quarterback
Wide Receiver x3
Running Back x2
Tight End
Kicker
Defensive (player?) x3
Defensive Back x2
Defensive Lineman x2
Bench x8

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What is the order of the draft?
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D usually means linebacker, but I believe you can put any defensive player you want in that position.

I'd still prefer not to have three wideouts, though, we're also playing with four fewer teams this year, which means that third spot won't be quite the bottom of the barrel it was last year.

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I'm going to be out tonight, but my rankings are done and ready to rock. Have fun with the live draft - wish I could be there!
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anyone else being locked out of the draft? I get half a load bar and then killed off.

Edit: nevermind, just got through.

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Lyrhawn
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My bar is getting to the very end, with like a sliver left, and it's been locked there for 4 min.

Edit: nm, finally let me in.

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I can't gwt in atv all
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Congrats to the Ketchups. Yahoo says you had the bestest draft ever.
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This freaking sucks. My autodraft did fine for me until round 8. I then spent the next 3 rounds picking a kicker and two defensive players who AREN'T EVEN FREAKING AVAILABLE THIS SEASON.

I tried for about an hour to get on, but no luck. I am so freaking pissed I don't even want to play this season.

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A couple of us had trouble getting in, but thankfully it worked at the last minute for me. I wish it would have given us more than 10 min to get in and fix any problems we might have had.

Looking at your lineup though, I don't think you have it that bad. QB and both RBs are top notch. TE is what, the third overall TE, with a great backup. Your wideouts are all okay, not great, but see what you can do throughout the year on the waiver wire and with trades. Your D could use some work, but honestly, I think you can make up a lot of that ground just by hitting the guys no one drafted and swapping them out. A LOT of good stuff got left on the table.

It sucks not to have been there for the draft, but your team is MORE than salvageable.

EDIT: Kwea, I sent you a message on Facebook. Let me know if you didn't get it.

[ September 05, 2011, 03:57 AM: Message edited by: Lyrhawn ]

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What is the "Waiver" field, with 1-10 ranking on the league page?
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After the last game of the week, there's a brief pause of a day or so, and then all the players who are free agents, not owned by a team in the fantasy league, are up for grabs. If someone like Adrian Peterson gets injured and his backup is a free agent, there will be a scramble to get him because he's a great pickup.

So people put their moves in before the waivers open up. First on the waiver wire list gets first crack at pickups, and so on. It's designed so that the worst teams get the better waiver ranking, so they can get better.

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Hmmm...I'm the 4th worst team huh? We shall see!
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No.

At the moment it's pegged to draft order. So, first pick has the 10th pick on the waiver wire, and so on.

In the future it will be determined by your win-loss record.

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Then I know at least one person I'll be picking after...*wink*
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Why no points for first downs?
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How would you allocate the points?
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1 point for rushing, receiving or throwing a first down.
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Never did it that way, or played in another league that did it that way.
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It is my first time...I was discussing my team with my uncle, and he mentioned first downs, and I said my league doesn't score points for first down and he was all "Hubba wa?" so I asked why...four posts up...

Which brings us back to doe, a dear, a female dear...

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Yeah, I've never even heard of a league scoring first downs. Talk about giving too much value to fullbacks...
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