2018-19 VB Fantasy Football League

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Are You Interested In Joining the 2018-19 VB Fantasy Football League?

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  1. ghost62

    ghost62 Goes Blip In The Night Staff Member Moderator Vendor Safe Zone Moderator

    Last year was a blast so thanks to everyone that participated and made it such a success!
    If you are interested in joining the Vaping Blips League this year, cast a vote in the above poll. We need an even number of players (ideally) so please, please please only vote 'yes' if you are indeed wanting to play.
    NEW PLAYERS ARE VERY, VERY WELCOME!!!!
    We had a couple of 1st timers last year (myself included) and it was tons of fun! The veterans were always willing to answer questions and help so don't let the fact that you've never done it be a deterrent!!!
    More details will be coming soon so be sure to follow this thread for updates :cool:
     
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  2. BenJammin

    BenJammin Fantasy Football King

    We run our league on ESPN. All you have to do is create an account on ESPN to participate. ESPN also has an app dedicated to the FFL as well to make things easier when on the run. We will run a live snake draft a couple of weeks before the season.


    Ok, so for everyone who has never played FFL or hasn’t played in a while, this is my rundown of how it works, scoring, and draft strategies…


    BASICS:

    After everyone joins and we all agree on a date and time for the draft, we will have a “snake draft.” What this means is, the order will be randomized and the first round will be ordered 1-10 and the next round will be ordered 10-1. Then 1-10 and 10-1 and so on. You will be drafting one player per round. The players you draft don’t have to all be from the same team, or even the same conference. You can have a player from every team if you would like. More on draft strategies later…


    UNDERSTAND SCORING:

    For this league, we will be only using Offensive positions and a team defense/special teams combo. No specific defensive player will be chosen, instead you will pick the Colts, for example, and scoring for defense/special teams will be scored as a whole, not per player. Scoring breakdown per position is as follows:


    QB (Quarterback):

    Every 1 yard of passing = .04 point (25 yds = 1 pt)

    Every touchdown pass = 4 points

    Every interception thrown = -2 points

    Every 2 point conversion pass completed = 2 points

    Every time he is sacked = -1 point

    *RB points also apply here if QB runs the ball himself


    RB (Running Back):

    Every 1 rushing (running) yard = 0.1 points (will also be negative points if he loses yards)

    Every TD = 6 points

    Every 2 point conversion completion = 2 points

    *WR points also apply here if RB gets passed to


    WR (Wide Reciever):

    Every 1 receiving yard = 0.1 points (will also be negative points if he loses yards)

    Every TD reception = 6 points

    Every 2 point conversion completion = 2 points


    TE (Tight End):

    Every 1 receiving yard = 0.1 points (will also be negative points if he loses yards)

    Every TD reception = 6 points

    Every 2 point conversion completion = 2 points


    D/ST (Defense/Special Teams): *Team will start every matchup with 10 points

    Sack the opposing QB = 1 pt

    TD scored by interception, fumble, kickoff, punt or a blocked kick = 6 pts

    Interception = 2 pts

    Fumble recovered = 2 pts

    Safety forced = 2 pts

    Points scored against:

    `0 = 5 pts

    `1-6 = 4 pts

    `7-13 = 3 pts

    `14-17 = 1 pt

    `18-27 = 0 pts

    `28-34 = -1 pt

    `35-45 = -3 pts

    `46+ = -5 pts

    Total yards allowed:

    `Less than 100 = 5 pts

    `100-199 = 3pts

    `200-299 = 2pts

    `300-349 = -1 pt

    `350-399 = -1 pt

    `400-499 = -3 pts

    `500-549 = -5 pts

    `500+ = -6 pts


    K (Kicker):

    Extra point kick made = 1 pt

    Each missed field goal = -1 pt

    Field goal made 0-39yds = 3 pts

    Field goal made 40-49yds = 4 pts

    Field goal made 50+ yds = 5 pts


    DRAFTING:

    Each week you will be starting 9 players and have 7 players sitting on your “bench” (not counting towards your score). You will start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 RB or WR in the RB/WR slot, 1 TE, 1 D/ST, and 1 K. When drafting you can only draft so many of each position as follows:

    QB – 4

    RB – 8

    WR – 8

    TE – 3

    D/ST – 3

    K – 3


    DRAFT STRATEGIES:

    Once the draft starts there are multiple different strategies as who to draft and in what order to draft them in. The most common strategy I’ve seen is for the first 3-6 rounds people will draft only RB or WR (half and half). Then on to QB and the rest to follow… Obviously some people would rather have a good QB earlier on and will take one in the 3rd or 4th round.


    Another thing to look at when drafting is each players bye week, what this means is this player doesn’t have a game on that week, therefore he won’t score you any points that given week. So if you have 3 RBs on your team and they all have a bye week of 6, you won’t be able to play any RBs that week and will miss out on a lot of points. So if you can, try to mix up your bye weeks per position (and even on your whole team if you can).


    Who to pick if you don’t know anything about NFL? In the draft, the choices will default to the order “smart people” think players should be chosen in and you can base it off of that. It will also tell you all kinds of statistics next to each name as well like estimated points in the 2015 season etc. If you’ve chosen to may RB and it keeps suggesting RBs, you can also select the drop down and choose a specific position and it will show you only players who fit that position.


    Next to each player’s name in the list, there could be a notepad icon or a red flag, or some other icons. You can move your mouse over these icons and it will tell you information about that player, such as statistics from their last game, or if they are suspended, etc.


    WHEN SEASON STARTS:

    Ok, at this point, you will have already drafted your team and know who all of your players are. Each week you will need to get on and make sure you have the players you want to play that week in your starting lineup. When you go to your roster, it will show you each players projected score for that week and will tell you if they don’t play that week as well. This is when you’d need to replace that player with another one from your bench.


    Each week the waiver wire (picking up players who aren’t on anyone else’s team) will open up and you can select to pick up new players if one of yours gets hurt or just isn’t performing like you’d like. The order of who gets to pick will be assigned by the standings, eg. The person in last will have first pick, then second to last and so on.


    You are also able to trade with another team. Everyone will get an email stating that a trade has been proposed and will have 2 days to vote if the trade should be allowed or not. If you don’t respond it counts that as you don’t mind, but if so many people vote no, the trade won’t go through. This is to stop someone giving up halfway through the season and giving all their good players to someone else.




    Ok, I think I covered the basics and a lot of the advanced as well lol. I’m sure more things will come up throughout the season, but for now, this should give you a good start…
     
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  3. ghost62

    ghost62 Goes Blip In The Night Staff Member Moderator Vendor Safe Zone Moderator

    Are you willing to serve as our league manager again this year?
     
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  4. BenJammin

    BenJammin Fantasy Football King

    Of course!

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  5. ghost62

    ghost62 Goes Blip In The Night Staff Member Moderator Vendor Safe Zone Moderator

    Many thanks!
    I can't speak for anyone else, of course, but I think you did a stellar job coordinating the draft, managing the season and helping us noobs!
     
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  6. Blue1

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  7. dubya

    dubya Headbanging Blip

    As stated I'm in for sure. Haven't heard from @Byter or @cruelphate in quite a while, hope you are both back in.
     
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  8. Byter

    Byter Blissful Blip

    Oh why not. I'm just cannon fodder for you guys for sure. Maybe I will not draft a suspended player this year. lol
     
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  9. ghost62

    ghost62 Goes Blip In The Night Staff Member Moderator Vendor Safe Zone Moderator

    If you're in, don't forget to cast your vote in the above poll. Makes it easier to keep an accurate count .
    Thanks and LET'S GET READY TO GRUMBLE!!!
    Wait, I meant "Rumble"... Or "Grumble"
    Rumble? Grumble?
    Well, I did have OBJ last year...
     
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  10. BenJammin

    BenJammin Fantasy Football King

    So 4 people are playing??? Great... LOL
     
  11. Cruel-Phate

    Cruel-Phate Bronco blip!

    I am in, I will read thread later and see if you guys established draft dates or what....
     
  12. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm Vendor

    Please try to make the draft on a Saturday or Sunday....... My long weekdays make it hard to do much during the week........ (Sunday would be better!!)........
     
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  13. ghost62

    ghost62 Goes Blip In The Night Staff Member Moderator Vendor Safe Zone Moderator

    My schedule is pretty well static, so ANY weekday evening after 7:30 Eastern, Saturdays after 6:30 or Sundays after 6:00
     
  14. Cruel-Phate

    Cruel-Phate Bronco blip!

    I think I would be good with draft any day as long as it's pass 6:30 mt
     
  15. dubya

    dubya Headbanging Blip

    Later better for me, don't care the day. Weekends are fine, I probably just won't draft as well :party::rollseyes:
     
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  16. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm Vendor

    If we do end up with an odd number I might be able to talk one of the guys here to play the last player.......They are into sports... 1 is good with the pc..... he might want to play...
     
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  17. dubya

    dubya Headbanging Blip

    I say keep an eye on it for sure. Odd numbers are really no good, and unless Mark decides to play, I have us stuck at 7
     
  18. dubya

    dubya Headbanging Blip

    Unless of course @kelli comes out of the woodwork :innocent: and comes back :nun::nun::nun::nun::nun::nun::nun:
     
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  19. dubya

    dubya Headbanging Blip

    Sure would be nice to hear from Bill as well ;)
     
  20. Cruel-Phate

    Cruel-Phate Bronco blip!

    It's been another year..."is she still missing?
     
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