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- Nick Name Nick Name Oct 27, 2015 4:10 PM Flag
It's not about getting players cheap, it's about value. You get the stars you want, and the top supporting players. But leave yourself with say $13 for the last seven players. When everybody else has $1/player you can get some high upside guys, risk/reward guys, and because it's an auction there will be good players left that would be long gone in a snake draft. You get those. Normally it's be stars and scrubs, but you don't have to get scrubs at the end.
Yahoo auctions are incredibly slow, so if you can outlast everyone else, and have almost $2/player you can get the best players at the end of the draft. The 'bots will bid up to the Yahoo prices, and won't even try to get players cheap. So your competition will bid themselves down to $1 per player in no time.
Yahoo fantasy baseball is really rotisserie lite, compared to the "standard" game, which most of the other sites use.
2 x Util slots? 2 x DL slots? Really? 2 x SP + 2 x RP? As if we can't be trusted to set up our pitching the way we want to?
Old school roto, more or less:
C (1 or 2), 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI (corner infield) MI (middle infield) 5 x OF, UTIL.
9 x P
bench and DL varies.
It really does change the way you play when you draft those 4 extra hitters. Getting value in your 4th or 5th OF, CI or MI slot (not to mention those 2 extra pitching slots) could win or lose your league. And if you want a real challenge try 12 team NL only or AL only using that configuration.
- Nick Name Nick Name Feb 15, 2015 2:10 PM Flag
I assume this is Yahoo? Well, this is Yahoo, you can do pretty much what you like, and if you're in a private league the commish can do whatever he likes. I once had a commish who locked out the top 7 managers (16 team league) with a month to go, so he could win the league.
Just keep dropping until the roster tool doesn't let you drop any more.
_____ has been dropped in X,XXX leagues. Adjust Roster.
Stupid, useless and barely informational.
How about some useful notifications? A player on your watch list has changed in status in some way: maybe dropped by the team he was on? Or traded by his real NBA team. Or that player so many people dropped? Maybe he's being dropped because he's injured? Or playing like cr*p? That would be more useful to know than the number of other people who dropped him--unless you manage your team by following the herd.
What happens if your league doesn't veto an obviously collusive trade? And what happens if the commisioner of your private league decides to cheat his way to the title? Yahoo says, it's free and you can get another team if you like. Right? They don't exactly have your back, do they?
Three of the coaches in our public custom H2H tried to pull a fast one just hours after the draft. Basically two of them trading all their best players to the third, in return for what you see below. ESPN vetoed both deals within minutes of getting the report. The coaches all knew each other and had played in leagues together. This may have gotten the coaches got expelled as well. But they don't make that part public.
You see that ever happening on Yahoo? You know anyone who's said, "Yahoo Fantasy Sports has my back."?
Recent League Activity
Nov 11 6:17 PM
Trade Vetoed (By LM)
BB dropped Omer Asik, Hou to W
MONT trades Kyrie Irving, Cle to BB
MONT trades Carmelo Anthony, NY to BB
MONT trades Marc Gasol, Mem to BB
MONT trades Derrick Rose, Chi to BB
BB trades Greivis Vasquez, Sac to MONT
BB trades Andre Drummond, Det to MONT
BB trades Kenneth Faried, Den to MONT
Nov 11 6:17 PM
Trade Vetoed (By LM)
TK dropped Trey Burke*, Uta to W
BB trades Luol Deng, Chi to TK
BB trades Tobias Harris*, Orl to TK
BB trades Joe Johnson, Bkn to TK
TK trades Paul George, Ind to BB
TK trades Kevin Durant, OKC to BB
Haven't gotten around to drafting until a few minutes ago. This is for a roto league. Am I a little light on assists?
PG Chris Paul 67
SG Klay Thompson 18
SF Paul George 53
PF Pau Gasol 11
C Chris Bosh 17
G Eric Bledsoe 7
F Trevor Ariza 1
UTIL Roy Hibbert 15
UTIL Spencer Hawes 1
UTIL Michael Carter-Williams 1
BE Arron Afflalo 1
BE Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1
BE Miles Plumlee 7
- Nick Name Nick Name Oct 21, 2013 2:02 AM Flag
I can give you one reason for drafting late: I had other stuff to do that was more important than fantasy football. I still wanted to play, so I drafted a couple teams on the final day of ESPN drafts, October 1.
Starting 4-0 might be an advantage, but you still have to make the finals, and there are two rounds of finals, the semis in weeks 14-15, and the finals in weeks 16-17. You have to have a solid team by then because you're not likely to luck into a win in final rounds that last two weeks each.
- Nick Name Nick Name Oct 12, 2013 2:33 AM Flag
The can't cut list is so long it's insane. Obviously Yahoo takes its role as Commissioner Mommy very, very seriously, and doesn't trust us to run our own teams.
If you're drafting late it's a sprint to the playoffs pure and simple. But if you have retroactive stats active it makes the draft so much more interesting, since you're drafting your won-lost record as well as the team you'll be playing with.
Does Yahoo even have that as an option for custom leagues?
Every day I get updates that don't matter like:
"Edward Mujica is not playing today and is on your active roster."
Really? It would only matter if I needed the slot for an SP who's starting. But that happens very rarely and if it does they tell you your SP is on the bench. And what do you do if THAT happens? You bench the inactive closer. DUH. It's one of the reasons I got rid of their stupid phone app. Don't get me started on game caps and roster configuration.
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