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    streamer question

    by Nick Name Feb 25, 2016 1:52 PM
    Nick Name Nick Name Feb 27, 2016 5:55 AM Flag

    Thanks guys. Went with Bogut. Good thing the deadline is first game of day, not next day. Next day is too slow for H2H.

  • Nick Name by Nick Name Feb 25, 2016 1:52 PM Flag

    Blocks. In H2H tonight. Andrew Bogut for the possibility of a huge night, or Steven Adams, for steady production since the break?

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    Win Your Auction - is it worth it?

    by Nick Name Oct 26, 2015 2:11 PM
    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.

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    Roster Size Question

    by Frostbite Feb 15, 2015 10:52 AM
    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

  • Nick Name by Nick Name Nov 3, 2013 2:30 AM Flag

    Haven't gotten around to drafting until a few minutes ago. This is for a roto league. Am I a little light on assists?

    Team Portnoy
    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
    Total: 200

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    by Merovingian Nov 3, 2013 1:10 AM
    Nick Name Nick Name Nov 3, 2013 2:23 AM Flag

    Unless you think there's cheating going on, let 'em coach their own teams.

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    Retroactive Stats

    by Nick Name Oct 12, 2013 2:26 AM
    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.

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    Can't Cut List

    by Omar Bill Oct 11, 2013 11:44 PM
    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.

  • Nick Name by Nick Name Oct 12, 2013 2:26 AM Flag

    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?

  • Reply to

    can't cut list!

    by TT Sep 25, 2013 5:49 PM
    Nick Name Nick Name Oct 12, 2013 2:19 AM Flag

    Yahoo's can't cut list is way longer than ESPN's. Guess Yahoo takes the role of Commissioner Mommy very, very seriously.

  • Nick Name Nick Name Oct 12, 2013 2:15 AM Flag

    No. We just did and our league starts week 7.

  • Reply to

    Yahoo.....I'm done

    by ZW Sep 11, 2013 10:21 AM
    Nick Name Nick Name Sep 11, 2013 11:15 AM Flag


  • They've both been hot, but I can add only one as an H2H streamer. Who do you like? Extra credit for saying why. Thanks.

  • They've both been hot. I can add only one. Who do you like? Extra credit if you say why.

  • Reply to

    Does Yahoo think we're idiots?

    by Nick Name Jul 8, 2013 6:49 PM
    Nick Name Nick Name Aug 13, 2013 2:12 AM Flag

    It would be nice to get *meaningful* updates. I get them from ESPN, why not from Yahoo?

  • 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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