June 14, 2008

Did somebody say "Football?": I don't care if somebody said it or not; it's on like Donkey Kong. SpoFi Fantasy Football leagues await you inside.

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 03:01 PM - 15 comments

Welcome to another season of high-level SportsFilter Fantasy Football. Same deal as last year; 2 leagues, no waiting. One is a Head-to-Head, one is a straight Roto. A few changes from last year, but most of the high-scoring settings have stayed the same. The H2H league has been cut to 16 teams from 20, so everybody should be able to back up their QB, TE, and K positions easier, and the waiver wire should be more plentiful than last year. In the roto league, since we had trouble finding managers last year, I cut it down to 12 teams, again with settings to encourage high scoring. As usual, draft dates and times are negotiable, and scoring suggestions are always welcome. League information: SpoFi Head Games 2008-09 League ID# 44055 Password spofih2h Livin' La Vida Roto 2008-09 League ID# 44070 Password spofiroto Let's rumble!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:10 PM on June 14, 2008

And, in case there's any doubt, The Chuck Norrises are gonna straight up murder your ass.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:11 PM on June 14, 2008

Wow, is it that time already? I guess that I'm kind of obligated to join the H2H league. I must say that I like picking defensive players instead of just team defensives. Sure, Yahoo!'s DB and DL draft rankings suck, but at least nobody will get stuck having to pick the Jets.

posted by MrFrisby at 01:35 AM on June 15, 2008

I would prefer to have completions and receptions removed from scoring points. Last year I felt it skewed the league in the favor of quarterbacks (mostly) and recievers. The top twenty fantasy point scorers were almost all quarterback. And I have no objection to keeping twenty teams if we have twenty willing participants.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:25 AM on June 15, 2008

Ying, I kept those scoring settings because I wanted to make it less of a running back dominated league. With so many teams using the "backfield committee" approach, it's harder and harder for every team to have a true marquee back. By giving everybody more scoring options, I feel it enables managers to still have some hope if they can't draft an Adrian Peterson or Ladainian Tomlinson. I see it as a leveling of the playing field. A dominant running back is still going to be very valuable; it just might not win the league for you. As far as increasing the teams to 20, I'd rather start another H2H league if need be. With 16 teams, everyone is guaranteed at least a chance at 2 starting QBs, TEs, and Ks in the draft. Plus, the waiver wire was pretty well picked over last year; I'd like to leave more possibilities there for managers. Let the mob rule, though; opinions are certainly welcome. Any comments on YYM's suggestions will be thoroughly considered. And Fris, glad you like the IDPs. More scoring options, and a little more strategy.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:57 AM on June 15, 2008

I think the decision to cut to 16 teams is a good one. It'll still be the toughest league you're in.

posted by YukonGold at 12:21 PM on June 15, 2008

I would at the very least eliminate receptions. That way the reciever and running back positions are more of an equal value, rather than giving advantages to recievers.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:35 PM on June 15, 2008

I would at the very least eliminate receptions. That way the reciever and running back positions are more of an equal value, rather than giving advantages to recievers. I have to disagree, as long as RBs get credit for receptions. If they do, it somewhat negates the gain made by WRs. Not completely, but it doesn't make it an overwhelming advantage. Maybe as an adjustment adjust the points per reception to be fractional instead of one (or lower the value if it's already fractional.) So instead of 1REC = 1PT, make it 1REC = .5PT.

posted by Jeffwa at 05:37 AM on June 16, 2008

I agree with YYM about the completions category. There was very little correlation between a QB who had a fantastic game, and one who didn't on the fantasy scoreboard. QBs are bigger fantasy scorers without that added point category.

posted by bperk at 10:07 AM on June 16, 2008

Dropping points for QB completions, I could see, if everybody (well, a majority, anyway) wants it. As for receptions, Ying, I had already changed scoring and bonus values to make it harder on the receivers. Running backs get 1 point for every 10 yards, while wide receivers get 1 point for every 20 yards; in addition, you get a 3-point bonus if a running back breaks 150 yards, while a wide receiver has to break 200 yards for the bonus. Just because your team has wasted every #1 draft pick they've had since Alex Karras to grab wide receivers is no reason to hate.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:18 AM on June 16, 2008

I didn't notice that. I'm fine with that then. My problem was if the reciever and running back scoring systems were the same with points still going to receptions. I'm still against completions though.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:35 AM on June 16, 2008

Thanks, TBH. I'm in them both.

posted by BoKnows at 12:08 AM on June 17, 2008

The Damsels in Distress are back for more hot head on head action.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:36 AM on June 17, 2008

The Drunken Irish will stumble through another long season

posted by mick at 04:40 PM on June 25, 2008

The assclowns will continue to be mildly entertaining yet disconcerting when seen in person for the first time.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 08:30 AM on June 27, 2008

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