This league is for serious, reliable, successful players. I'm looking for some players with proven track records on their Yahoo profile. In order to join the league, go to the Yahoo Fantasy Basketball front page, 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#: 1566 Password: Yuta
The live online draft is on Sun Oct 30 at 7:00am PDT.
Highlights of the league: it's a 20-team league where only four teams make the playoffs--no divisions! There are 15 stat categories that balance "counting" stats with "percentage" stats--but of course, counting stats are emphasized as they should be. Rosters are 19 players, with 17 being starters. Each position is clearly defined, PG, SG, SF, PF, and C, with three starting slots that each except center which has two starting slots. We run a draft lottery to determine your draft position, so that you can start preparations long before the draft. (It's really important to know your position in order to prepare properly--to know which players should be available when you draft.)
Basketball is the ideal sport for fantasy because every player contributes in every stat category--unlike football, baseball, and hockey where you have two separate categories of players. Also it's virtually impossible to stream or hoard players as is usually an issue in baseball and hockey.