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  • Stu Stu Jul 27, 2011 10:44 AM Flag

    Huge 20 teams, 30 Players, SUPER IDPs

    Are you ready for some FANTASY football?!! Football is back! We have 19 teams and we need 1 more… Join my fantasy league of champions! I'm looking for players with proven track records who have won championships in large leagues. All draft positions have been assigned, so your position will be 4, 7, or 19. (Be sure to post a note on the message board with your preferred position—in order of preference. There may be a team that gets in ahead of you.)

    Overview of the basics: 20 teams; NO divisions; only four teams make the championship playoffs; experienced, talented managers only; IDPs (individual defensive players) -- which more accurately simulates real football; corrected IDP scoring (The default scoring for IDP is horribly wrong: linebackers are vastly overscored); 30 total players; live draft on a Sunday morning; draft lottery weeks before the draft, so you can prepare and mock draft accurately; Yahoo default scoring system altered to correct defects in defensive scoring balance, etc.

    Go to http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/register/joinprivateleague_league_select?jsubmit=1&league_id=2433&password=haden&.scrumb=

    Or go to the Yahoo fantasy football page directly http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/
    click the "Sign Up Now" or "Get Another Team" button and follow the links to "Join a Custom League". When prompted, enter the League ID# and password below.

    League ID#: 2433
    Password: haden

    For this season, I'm going to do a draft lottery as soon as we get 20 teams. In other words, I'm going to randomly assign draft positions to every single team. This is very important because otherwise you have to wait until 30 minutes before the draft before receiving your draft position -- which makes mock drafting somewhat useless. If you know what your draft position is two or three weeks in advance, you can really do a much better job of preparation. If you are unhappy with your draft position, and you are able to agree to a swap with another fantasy team manager, just let me know, and I will do the swap for you.

    There will be a live draft, and I would prefer that everyone participate rather than autopick. Yahoo's rankings are mediocre even for offensive players -- they're absolutely worthless for individual defensive players.

    Here is a basic description of the league set up:
    20-team league
    head-to-head scoring
    no divisions
    4-team championship playoff
    4-team consolation playoff (cannot win championship – a battle for fifth place)
    11 offensive players (4 WR, 3 RB, 1 QB, 1 TE and 2 wildcards-- any offensive position)
    11 individual defensive players (IDP) (1 DT, 2 DEs, 3LBs, 2 Safties, 2 CBs, and 1 wildcard-- any defensive position)
    1 kicker
    no defense/special teams
    7 bench players
    Long, live draft -- Sun Aug 28 7:00am PDT (West Coast time) Last year’s draft took 3 hrs and 15 min.
    no injured reserve/disabled list

    Basically you will have two complete offensive teams, and a single, complete defensive team. Because of the scarcity of running backs and starting quarterbacks, I have created two wild-card offensive positions that can be filled with any offensive player. The defensive roster positions consist of 10 traditional positions with one wild-card player who can be any defender -- that will let you play a 3-4 or 4-3, or even a 3-3-5 defense.

    Super IDPs: I have adjusted the Yahoo default point scoring, and it is a great improvement. Yahoo's default setup does not give enough points for sacks or passes defensed -- among other things -- so linebackers make up 90% of the top scorers on defense. My setup puts a lot more DEs, CBs, and Ss in the top 50. Now LBs are about 50% of the top 100, which is about the best that can be done-most teams play a 3-4 defense, so LBs should be about 36%. That's about as accurate as it can be done.


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