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  1. captain insano

    captain insano In the Starting Line-Up

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    I was just wondering if there was going to be another patsfans.com league this year? I played last year and was hoping to again this year. ??? I suggest a live draft this time around.
     
  2. Italian Patriot

    Italian Patriot Practice Squad Player

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    Played last season and I want to play this year too..

    And improve my 5th place.
     
  3. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Maybe we should have two leagues this year.

    One with a live draft and advanced scoring (e.g., 2 QB; IDP; etc.)

    One with more basic, standard scoring.



    People can be in one, the other or both as they see fit.
     
  4. situational_awareness

    situational_awareness PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    As long as you don't mind the new guy coming in and winning your championship... :D
     
  5. Italian Patriot

    Italian Patriot Practice Squad Player

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    nfl.com or yahoo?
     
  6. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't know yet, I'd like to give them and a few others a look in regards to what they offer, how much they let us customize scoring, draft, roster size, schedule, etc.

    Last year I recall times being frustrated with nfl.com because their videos were constantly auto-starting to the point it slowed things down, and pop-ups promoting other nfl.com services or stories were way too frequent.

    I also recall yahoo having an "article" each week on all of the previous week's games, with each teams players that scored a lot of points (or not many) as well as comments about guys who got left on the bench - sort of a mimic of the reporting of an actual football game; I thought that was pretty cool.
     
  7. Pogodi

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    ESPN?
    Their's great!

    I'm down!

    Other team forums have organized leagues with divisions and so on. Should be in the interest of the site to set it up.
     
  8. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Here is a look at some of the sites that offer free FF leagues:

    FOX Sports Fantasy Football - Features

    Free Fantasy Football--Sign Up to Enter Our $10,000 Giveaway - CBSSports.com

    Play ESPN Fantasy Football - Free Fantasy Football - ESPN

    Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football

    Fantasy Football | Free Fantasy Football for 2013 Season - NFL.com

    Free Fantasy Football Leagues - Fleaflicker


    It has been so long since I was on Fox that I will have to set up a new account name to take a closer look at what they offer. Like I said previously, I didn't particularly care for nfl.com. I used CBS for many years in the past in a premium league with co-workers and really like what they had, I'll try to set aside some time to see what their free league looks like to compare with espn's and yahoo's.
     
  9. Leemo

    Leemo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    please send an invite this way if possible, i will play on any site.
     
  10. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I went over to CBS Sports and got frustrated with it, so I'm crossing them off the list. I signed in, went to go to make a league (to see what my options were), and it asked me to sign in again... lather, rinse, repeat ad infinitum.


    Anyways, I made one ten-team league with some advanced scoring settings and will make another with more traditional settings later on. PM me and I'll send you the link and league name & password.

    Code:
    [b]Rosters[/b]
    QB: 2
    RB: 2
    WR: 2
    TE: 1
    Flex (RB/WR/TE): 1
    K: 1
    D/ST: 1
    
    Bench: 6
    Code:
    [b]Scoring[/b]
    Fractional Points for Yards Gained: Yes
    Negative Points for Yards Lost Yes
    Invalid Roster Results in 0 Points: Yes
    
    [u]Passing Categories[/u]
    TD: 6 points
    Yards: 1 point for every 20 yards
    Interceptions: -4 points each
    Completions: +1 point each
    Incompletions: -1 point each
    
    [u]Rushing Categories[/u]
    TD: 6 points
    Yards: 1 point for every 5 yards
    
    [u]Receiving Categories[/u]
    TD: 6 points
    Yards: 1 point for every 5 yards
    
    [u]Miscellaneous Categories[/u]
    2-point conversions: 2 points each
    Ind. Fumble Rec. TD: 6 points each
    Off. Fumbles Lost: -4 points each
    Ind. Punt Ret. TD: 6 points each
    Ind. KO Ret. TD: 6 points each
    Ind. KO Ret. Yards: 1 point for every 20 yards
    Ind. Punt Ret. Yards: 1 point for every 5 yards
    
    [u]Kicking Categories[/u]
    Field Goals made: 3 points each
    Field Goals missed: -1 point each
    Extra points made: 1 point each
    Extra points missed: -1 point each
    
    [u]Special Teams Categories[/u]
    KO Ret. TD: 6 points each
    Punt return TD: 6 points each
    Blocked FG: 3 points each
    Blocked Extra Point: 1 point each
    Blocked Punt: 3 points each
    Fumbles Lost: -4 points each
    
    [u]Team Defense Categories[/u]
    Touchdown: 6 points each
    Fumbles Recovered: 2 points each
    Interceptions: 2 points each
    Sacks: 1 point each
    Safeties: 5 points each
    Zero Points Allowed: 12 points
    1-6 Points Allowed: 10 points
    7-13 Points Allowed: 7 points
    14-20 Points Allowed: 3 points
    21-27 Points Allowed: 0 points
    28-34 Points Allowed: -5 points
    35+ Points Allowed: -10 points
    
    Other:
    - 2 divisions, five teams each
    - play each team in your division twice, each team in other division once
    - roster deadline is for each respective NFL game
    - No 'can't drop' list
    - One day waiver length
    - Waivers initially are reverse of draft order
    - Waivers reset each week to inverse of league standings
    - Trades require league approval with a 2-day review period
    - 4 teams to veto a trade
    - Trade deadline is week 13

    Draft will be held online on September 5 at 5:00 pm ET. If you can't be there then (or even if you can) you can customize your draft rankings. There will be a 2-minute time limit for each selection.

    If enough people want to tweak the scoring or change the draft date and time, that can be altered - but that's the settings for that league for now.
     
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  11. captain insano

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    as much as I hate espn. I think there fantasy leagues are the best. please send invite. I will do much better if I can draft my players instead of last years format.
     
  12. Pogodi

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    Bro, whats up with all the tweaked rules? I know e got our own way of doing things as Pats fans, but isn't this pushing it? ;)

    Where can you mockdraft with these settings, what implications does it have etc? Why not keep "the wheel" as it is (instead of reinventing it)?

    I'm down for expanded leagues (2 QBs, 3WRs/RBs etc.) but to change the scoring, not so sure.
     
  13. captain insano

    captain insano In the Starting Line-Up

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    I agree keep it simple.
     
  14. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Basically it's just more based on yardage, less on touchdowns; that sets up a situation where luck is less likely going to determine a FF game (some obscure TE scoring a TD, for example). The QB (completions vs incompletions) create a scoring system where a good NFL QB is more likely to be a good FF QB.

    If you want to do a mock there are plenty of sites that let you input your league's specific scoring systems.

    This is similar to a scoring system that I have been doing with co-workers for many, many years, and it had been very successful and popular; several other groups of co-workers have created leagues with similar rules.

    Before you knock it, why don't you try it? Just because things have always been done one way, that doesn't mean they can't be improved (from the horse and buggy to telephones).


    As I said previously, I will also set up a traditional league. If this is just too much to handle then join the next one and don't join this one. Depending on how many people want to play we can keep setting up leagues to equal the demand.



    This is for the advanced scoring league listed above
    Fantasy Games - FOXSports.com
    League Name: PatsFans.com
    League Number: 81603
    Password: SB363839
     
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  15. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Here is a more traditional scoring league:

    Fantasy Games - FoxSports.com
    League Name: PatsFans Traditional Scoring
    League Number: 82473
    Password: SB363839

    Roster:
    1 QB
    2 RB
    2 WR
    1 TE
    1 Flex (RB/WR/TE)
    1 K
    1 D/ST
    Bench: 6

    Scoring:
    Head-to-head; Fractional points for yards gained; Negative points for yards lost; Invalid roster results in 0 points

    Passing:
    TD: 6 points
    Yards: 1 point for every 25 yards
    Interceptions: -4 points

    Rushing and Receiving:
    TD: 6 points
    Yards: 1 point for every 10 yards

    Miscellaneous Individual:
    2-point conversions: 2 points
    Fumble recovery for TD: 6 points
    Punt return for TD: 6 points
    Kickoff return for TD: 6 points
    Offensive fumble lost: -4 points
    Special Teams fumble lost: -4 points

    Kicking:
    FG made, 0-39 yards: 3 points
    FG made, 40-49 yards: 4 points
    FG made, 50+ points: 5 points
    FG missed, 0-29 yards: -2 points
    FG missed, 30-39 yards: -1 point
    Extra point made: 1 point
    Extra point missed: -1 point

    Special Teams Categories:
    Kickoff return for a TD: 6 points
    Punt return for a TD: 6 points
    Blocked FG: 3 points
    Blocked extra point: 1 point
    Blocked punt: 4 points
    Fumbles lost: -4 points

    Team Defense Categories:
    Touchdown scored: 6 points
    Fumbles recovered: 4 points
    Interceptions: 4 points
    Sacks: 1 point
    Safeties: 5 points
    0 points allowed: 12 points
    1-6 points allowed: 9 points
    7-13 points allowed: 6 points
    14-20 points allowed: 3 points
    21-27 points allowed: 0 points
    28-34 points allowed: -3 points
    35+ points allowed: -6 points

    Other:
    10 teams, 2 divisions, 5 teams per division
    Roster deadline per respective game
    Players remain on waivers for two days
    Unlimited number of add/drops per week and per season
    Waivers is reset weekly to inverse of standings
    Waiver claims are processed daily on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Trades require a league approval with a two-day review period
    Four teams are required to object to veto a trade
    Trade deadline is week 13
    Unlimited number of trades per week and per season
    Tiebreaker for regular season games is the total number of touchdowns by the starters
    Standing tiebreakers are (1) overall winning percentage; (2) total points; and (3) points against
    Playoffs begin week 14 and last 3 weeks
    Playoffs are for the top 6 teams with the first two teams receiving a bye
    Playoff game tiebreakers are (1) total touchdowns by starters; (2) reserve points; and (3) higher seed wins

    Draft will be held online on Saturday August 31 at 4:00 pm ET. If you can't make it then you can adjust your draft ranking of players; if you don't do so and you are not there then your choices revert to the site's draft rankings. There will be a 90-second time limit for each draft pick.
     
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    I'd like to hop on if it's an ESPN league. They have the best system imo. Really easy to use.

    Last season I scored the second most points in my league and had a sub .500 record. Everyone's teams went completely ballistic when they played me. :bricks:

    Hoping for better results this year.
     
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    Draft will be held online on Saturday August 31 at 4:00 pm ET. If you can't make it then you can adjust your draft ranking of players; if you don't do so and you are not there then your choices revert to the site's draft rankings. There will be a 90-second time limit for each draft pick.[/QUOTE]

    Like your comments, seem fair and reasonable. And I agree, I always want to minimize the luck factor as much as possible.
    One thing that I always advocate is to drop the kickers completely.

    My only concern was that I am afraid this will effect the draft strategy and I have to study another system in depth in order to maximize my chances to win (I always go all in). But I'll be happy to try it out!

    Which site do you use for the league? I'm doing nfl.com and espn, if it's one of them, I'm all in. :rocker:
     
  18. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I wanted to try something different so I went with FoxSports.com

    Just takes a few seconds to register an account there.

    I thought I saw that espn was changing things so you had to have a facebbok account to login, so I figured I would try something else. Last year I didn't care for nfl.com with pop ups and videos constantly auto-starting, so again I wanted to try something different to compare and see how it went.
     
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    I'm all in :rocker:

    Not better to change to ESPN? Several guys seem to prefer it (me included). So far we're only two in the league, so pretty smooth to transfer.
     
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  20. LuthierJr

    LuthierJr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I'm in, but I like yahoo, or ESPN for FF. But I'm to try anything.
     

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