Settling on a draft date
I sent out an email about this to all the players, but I’ve only gotten a very small amount of replies so far… and I know it hasn’t been that long since I sent the email out, but I want to get this thing locked up.
So rather than start a long discussion where we all suggest dates and times, I’m just going to set up a date – and you guys can react to it here or contact me via email. It’s not set in stone, but with 14 players, there’s just no way we will be able to make everyone happy.
Weekends are sketchy when you’ve got 14 people, so I figure we’ll set the date up close to the start of the regular season, and in the evening late enough to be after work, but early enough that it won’t run too late into the night. Starters won’t play much in the last preseason games, so the date and time I’m proposing:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2th @ 8:00 PM CENTRAL
I’m thinking the draft will take approximately an hour, maybe an hour and a half, maximum.
Let me know what you think of that date.
1 – IDPs: I’ve already had a few people expressing their desire to not include IDP’s (individual defensive players) and I’m fine with that. We’ll have a defensive team, but no players.
2 – PPR: The league will be a PPR (points per reception) league. WRs will get one-half point per reception.
3 – Roster positions:
QB, RB, RB, WR, WR,
WR, TE, RB/WR flex, K, DEF/ST, 5 bench players. Thoughts?
4 – Waiver rules: The waiver wire will work like this… to start the season, the last pick in the draft will have the first waiver priority. Once a player uses their waiver claim, they move to the bottom of the list. The waiver list will NOT reset weekly according to standings. To me, this introduces a little more strategy into the league, because you won’t waste your waiver spot… and you can hold on to it as long as you want for when a player you REALLY want shows up on the waiver wire.
I’m not going to reward bad players by giving them the top waiver position every week, and I’m not going to punish good players or patient waiver users by snatching their ability to use their high waiver claim just because the standings change.
Waiver time is 2 days.
5 – Playoffs: The top 8 teams make the playoffs. Playoffs will take place in weeks 14-16, so that teams resting starters in the week 17 games will not affect our fantasy football championship.
6 – Scoring: You can view the scoring settings here. Feel free to suggest changes here or via email.
NFL Picks League
I’ll sift through previous comments of those that wanted in and I’ll send out invites for our picks league. I’m not going to set a limit on the amount of people who want to participate, so opt in now or opt in later – doesn’t matter.
There will be a prize for the winner of the Fantasy Football league. It won’t be a big deal, but it will be something. Last year, the prize (for the picks league) was a very nice Texans pilsner beer glass… but since I dominated that league and won it, I didn’t have to pony up. This year, I think there will only be a prize for the FF league… but I might come up with something for the picks league as well.