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Kansas City Chiefs

We're Not in Kansas Anymore


There are steady 20-plus MPH winds w/35 MPH gusts in New York and that will prevent the deep ball from being a major factor in the Giants game vs KC.

Look for Alex Smith revert to the dink and dunk game which defined his career before this year’s break-out campaign. I really don’t think it hurts anyone’s value though. The Giants problems stem from poor talking and Hill can take a screen pass for 80 yards at any time. The Giants are so poor against the TE that Kelce should still be heavily used in DFS. We should also see a nice bump in Hunt’s usage across the board.


11/19/17, 11:07 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Migraines Sideline Shepard


The Giants may be without WR Sterling Shepard, a late addition to their injury report, due to migraines, source says. They’ll check him out closer to kickoff to be sure.
Update: Sterling Shepard (migraines) is inactive for Week 11 against the Chiefs.

This would have been an awesome match-up for Shepard, and he was looking at plenty of targets, but I don’t mess with migraines. I’m pivoting to other players, and none of them are Giants.


11/19/17, 11:04 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rookie Wall?


Fournette came off of essentially 20 days of resting and rehabbing the injured ankle suffered in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville’s October 15th loss to the Rams, when he suited up last week against the L.A. Chargers. Last week, he carried 17 times for 33 yards. According to Florida Football Insiders, Leonard Fournette's ankle is "still not right," and he could be limited if he plays this week against the Browns.

I’ve heard a few people recognize that Cleveland’s run defense has been underrated this year. They started out pretty strong, but they have been fading lately, especially when it comes to the pass-catching backs over the past five games. Yeldon or Ivory could be that sneaky flex you’re looking for.

Update: Fournette is active, Ivory battling illness.


11/18/17, 11:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.floridafootballinsiders.com

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ground and Pound


According to Forecast.io, it's expected to be 39° F and with a 18% chance of snow and 20 MPH wind in Cleveland at 1:00 PM ET.

This is something to watch Sunday morning, especially if you were high on the Jacksonville passing game facing Cleveland this weekend. The snow doesn’t matter, but the wind could eliminate any deep balls. If you’re looking for a Dede or K. Cole explosion, like I have been, I think we’re going to have to wait at least one more week. Marquis Lee should be fine, he’ll still get his targets. The running game should benefit, but Fournette is questionable with an ankle.


11/18/17, 11:02 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotowire.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

Ajayi Slated for More Work in Week 11


Coaches have come out and said there is a concentrated effort to increase Ajayi's workload.

Fantasy Goo: Certainly Corey Clement impressed in their last game, Week 9 against Denver. However, he won't sustain the pace of 3TDs on just 13 touches. I do like both players in GPP, I would certainly save Clement for the larger tournaments where you take on more risk in order to differentiate yourself from the field. Still, Ajayi has had a bye week and a game to get familiar with his new digs. Each game from now on, should highlight his comfort and growth in the system.


11/18/17, 03:02 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.philly.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Coleman to Increase Workload Sans Freeman


Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol. That leaves Tevin 'Betchya Bottom Dollar" Coleman to pick up extra duties.

Fantasy Goo: Freeman was taken out very early on in last week's game. Because of this, Coleman seized the reins with command. He finished as Draft Kings 10th best RB of the week. Their Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks could easily turn into a high schoring affair as Seattle is without starters Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Jarran Reed. What Seattle puts on the field will not resemble what we are accustomed to. Coleman should seize thee opportunity.


11/18/17, 02:33 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Tevin Coleman

Atlanta Falcons

Coleman to Increase Workload Sans Freeman


Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol. That leaves Tevin 'Betchya Bottom Dollar" Coleman to pick up extra duties.

Fantasy Goo: Freeman was taken out very early on in last week's game. Because of this, Coleman seized the reins with command. He finished as Draft Kings 10th best RB of the week. Their Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks could easily turn into a high schoring affair as Seattle is without starters Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Jarran Reed. What Seattle puts on the field will not resemble what we are accustomed to. Coleman should seize thee opportunity.


11/18/17, 02:33 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com

Buffalo Bills

Bills Getting Gashed


In the last 3 weeks, the Buffalo Bills have given up 8 TDS. There is not a team in the league that has given up more than 8 rushing TDS ALL SEASON!

Fantasy Goo: There is trepidation about Gordon this week. Ekeler made a bit of a name for himself last week as Gordon owners experienced fits or rage and madness last week. I still like Gordon even in cash this week. Still whichever back you prefer, they should have a field day.


11/18/17, 12:55 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers

Next Man Up


As expected, Ty Montgomery officially ruled OUT for Sunday against the Ravens. Jamaal Williams should start at running back.

Williams is not Montgomery or Jones, I would not recommend starting him if you can prevent it. It will probably take a positive game script for him to be heavily use, don’t be surprised if we see Cobb being used in the backfield, especially in third-and-long situations.


11/17/17, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles

Open Door for Agholor


Eagles coach Doug Pederson says that Alshon Jeffery's ankle injury has been lingering for a while, but he is "optimistic" he'll play against the Cowboys Sunday night. He will be listed as questionable.

I’m looking at Nelson Agholor having a nice opportunity to put up some points with Dallas being the 24th ranked defense against opposing WR’s. Ertz coming off of the injury report is an obvious play, he’s a must start whenever he’s on the field.

It seems as though Jeffery plays through injuries every year, but he’s not very effective when he does. His injuries tend to linger and former performance enhancer users tend to get hurt more often.


11/17/17, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kareem Hunt

Kansas City Chiefs

KC Ready to Run


The KC/NYG game could experience heavy winds, and certainly, a blowout of the Giants is a likely outcome as well. If either, or both of these potential situations play out, it could be good things for the KC ground game.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have surrendered 3 rushing TD in their last 2 games. On the season, they have given up the 5th most yards to opposing backs. Hunt is a great cash game play, and in GPPs, I will toss out a few line-ups with West, maybe 5%. If indeed it is a blowout, the Chiefs, led by Reid who is 16-2 off a bye, could look to lighten the load for their workhorse RB and let Charcandrick bat cleanup.


11/17/17, 07:04 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.cbssports.com


Charcandrick West

Kansas City Chiefs

KC Ready to Run


The KC/NYG game could experience heavy winds, and certainly, a blowout of the Giants is a likely outcome as well. If either, or both of these potential situations play out, it could be good things for the KC ground game.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have surrendered 3 rushing TD in their last 2 games. On the season, they have given up the 5th most yards to opposing backs. Hunt is a great cash game play, and in GPPs, I will toss out a few line-ups with West, maybe 5%. If indeed it is a blowout, the Chiefs, led by Reid who is 16-2 off a bye, could look to lighten the load for their workhorse RB and let Charcandrick bat cleanup.


11/17/17, 07:04 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.cbssports.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Sterling Shepard's Time to Shine


The Giants are going to need to put the ball in the air against KC. Keep an eye on the winds in this one. If it is north of 15mph, I will lessen my DFS shares.

Fantasy Goo: If the winds are not bad, Shep could get some looks as he should dominate KC's Steven Nelson. There are 84 starting cornerbacks in the NFL for Week #11. Nelson comes in at #80 according to PFF


11/17/17, 06:55 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.nflweather.com


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/16/17, 12:43 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/16/17, 12:42 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Melvin Gordon

Los Angeles Chargers

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/15/17, 11:23 PM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Latavius Murray

Minnesota Vikings

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


LATAVIUS MURRAY – RB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

He is still getting a lot of touches, and this week had 17 carries for 68 yards with a touchdown. Getting the redzone carries makes him a worthy add in deeper leagues.


11/14/17, 07:43 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Garrett Celek

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


GARRETT CELEK – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

With George Kittle out of the game, Celek had four catches for 67 yards with a 47-yard touchdown. He is viable as long as Kittle is out.


11/14/17, 07:43 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Jamison Crowder

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder came back to action and had four receptions for 76 yards and one run for five yards. He is finally starting to make an impact when healthy.


11/14/17, 07:41 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Matt Breida

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


MATT BREIDA – RB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAUGES

Breida had himself a nice game this week, carrying the ball nine times for 55 yards with a touchdown and had one catch for three yards. The 49ers are looking to the future, and Breida will get more looks going forward.


11/14/17, 07:41 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


CASE KEENUM – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

Looking for a quarterback? Well, how about Keenum? He has the job and the weapons and is doing well. This week he completed 21 of 29 passes for 304 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. This is a first place team and they need him the rest of the way.


11/14/17, 07:39 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Are you the commissioner of your fantasy football league? This piece can help you come up with different rules and features to make any league more fun to play in.

Starting a new fantasy football league.

Posted by d-Rx on 08/14/16

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So you started playing fantasy football and got the bug and joined 10 leagues on ESPN, but they all have the same format. This is fantasy football, not a paint by numbers set, so set up your own league. First and foremost, playing fantasy football is all about having fun. Therefore don’t feel like you have to start a league that has run of the mill scoring and starting positions. In this golden age of fantasy all of the major hosting sites allow you to customize your league, so make it your own. In this article I will examine many different ways that you can spice up your league with different roster orientations, scoring systems, league rules and much more, laying the foundation for forming a league of your own. Take the parts you like best and make your league interesting, unique and fun.

 


ROSTERS


There are so many different things you can do with rosters to change the strategy and complexity of your league.

 

Roster limits

Your league can have a shallow or deep bench.

 

Deep bench – In this format teams usually have a 24 or 26-man roster, and this forces teams to make trades because the waiver wire is extremely thin.

 

Shallow bench – In this format teams have a 12-man roster, and with a limited bench there are more players available on the waiver wire, and trades can become more frequent with the abundance of bye weeks.

 

 

Starter lineups – This is one you can have a ton of fun with. Here are just some of the ideas of things you can do, let your imagination come up with the rest.


Multiple flex positions – Forget your standard format. How about start, one quarterback, running back and wide receiver, and the other four spots are flex plays.


Super flex – Taking the above idea a little deeper, make one of the flex spots a super flex so that an owner can play a second quarterback.


Standard plus one – You can have the original fantasy starting lineup using three wide receivers, but then add another starting spot for a flex spot. This increases the opportunities for trades as more players have a chance to be used.


Must start a rookie – Having to start a rookie player each week not only changes the weekly dynamic it dramatically changes the draft, as rookies with high potential are drafted early. Cam Newton was the #1 pick in d-Rx’s draft when he was a rookie.


Allow different formations – This is a more detailed change than having multiple flex positions. Create your own formations that teams must choose between: run and shoot (1QB, 5WR, 1TE), four horseman (1QB, 4RB, 1WR, 1TE), single back (1QB, 1RB, 4WR, 1TE) etc. This is all about your imagination.

 

 

Waiver wire changes - It stinks to allow the guy with the worst team to always get the first crack at available players that can help you win a championship.

 

Use a FAAB to determine weekly pickups – FAAB is a Free Agent Acquisition Budget. Each team is given a set amount (usually $50, $75, or $100). Each team uses this budget to blindly bid on free agents, and when they win a bid their total FAAB budget is reduced by the bid amount. Once a team spends all of their FAAB they can no longer make pick ups. So how much of your budget would you want to spend on a Week 1 breakout?

 

Supplemental drafts – This is great for leagues where owners don’t have a lot of time to spend each week on making pick ups. You can have a supplemental draft of three rounds after Week’s 3, 6 and 9. These drafts are the only chances teams have to make pick-ups on the year, and the order is always in reverse order of record. In the event of teams with the same record, ties are broken with the team with fewer points getting the higher pick. These picks can be traded, so these leagues usually have more active trading in them.

 

Limit total pick-ups allowed – Pretty simple, put a set number of your choosing, and each team will only be allowed that many pick-up transactions on the season.

 


SCORING SYSTEMS

 

Here is where you have the most control to determine which players are the most important, based on your scoring system. These are just some of the possibilities.


PPR – Everyone should be using PPR by now, but it is Points Per Reception and you can give .25, .5, 1pt or whatever you want per catch.


PPT – Points per touch. Not only are you giving points per catch, a player scores .25pts per carry, or a point denomination of your choosing.


Special Teams yards – Give players credit for kick and punt return yardage, but usually not at the same level as yardage gained by running backs and receivers.


Big time player or bust – Players do not start scoring points for yards unless they gain over 100 yards or throw for more than 300 yards.


Long TD Bonus – This can have many different variations, but here are two.


Scaled TD’s – There are leagues that have a TD of 0-9 yards worth 4pts and the total increase one point for every 10 yards. So a 35-yard touchdown is worth 7pts, and a 92-yard score is worth 13 points. That is just the points for touchdown. These are big time scoring leagues with high point totals.


Bonus levels – An extra point bonus for more than 30 yards, with an extra bonus point available for more than 50 yards and another for more than 75 yards. So an 80-yard touchdown gets the 6pts for the touchdown plus a bonus of 3pts more.


Jamarcus Russell – This scoring system rewards the bad players and hurts the good players. You get positive points for fumbles, interceptions, drops, low YPC and YPR averages, all of which are scored like touchdowns in regular scoring leagues. You lose points for touchdowns, receptions, yards and high YPC and YPR averages. Let the bad times role!!!


Multiplier Bonuses – This rewards players that have big games but don’t score touchdowns. Once a player reaches 100 yards their point values double. So normally it is 1pt per 10 yards, but after 100 yards it would now be 2pts per 10 yards. Same for quarterbacks once they reach 300 yards. If a player has 200 yards or 400 passing yards then their points double again to 4pts. 300 and 500 yards would achieve 8pts per 10 and 20 yards respectively.


 

LEAGUE TYPE

 

Now you have to figure out what type of league you want to have. Your league can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.

 

KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) – Join a basic ESPN league and FUCK OFF.

 

Redraft League – This type of league starts fresh each year with no roster carry over. Players will be drafted using the snake draft method. Draft order can be determined in many ways: random, reverse order of finish, allowing owners to chose which spot they want based on random or reverse order or any other way you want to torment the owners in your league.

 

Auction League - This format gives owners a budget, usually $200, which they use to bid on players. A team may bid as much as they want on a player, but they must fill their roster with at least $1 used for every available roster spot. Teams are not allowed to play with a short bench and spend more on their top players. Players are brought up for bid with each owner nominating a player per round. There is a lot more strategy in this format: bidding up players, holding out for players while other teams overbid early, not nominating players that you actually want and many more.

 

Keeper League - These leagues are usually associated with redraft leagues, but can also be utilized in auction formats. There is no set format, as leagues can have as little as one keeper, or as many they want. The cost for keeping a player also can vary depending on the league. Some leagues allow a certain number of keepers and then just start the draft with those players already on their respective teams. Some surrender their draft pick 2 rounds prior to the round the player was selected in the year before. Therefore if Devonta Freeman were taken in the 9th round last year, he would cost you your 7th round pick in this year’s draft. In auction format the price of keeping a player can be determined by a set increase based on the player’s price the previous year. This could be a set dollar amount or a % increase.

 

Dynasty League - These leagues utilize the auction format and can have many layers of complexity. In most of these leagues player salaries increase by a set dollar amount of a % increase.

 

Basic – Teams are allowed to retain as many players as they want every year with no restrictions other than salary increases.

 

Intermediate – Teams are allowed to retain as many players as they want with restrictions. Players have a contract status of A, B or C. Player is an A in his first year, and a C in his third year. A player must be dropped after his third year. Same as above, but after a player’s C contract year they may be Franchised or TAG’d. Each league may determine the number of franchised or TAG’d players.


Advanced

Same as the intermediate with the addition of a rookie draft and reserve roster.

 

Rookie draft – Leagues have a one or two round draft of players that were drafted in the NFL draft prior to the league’s auction. The order can be determined by lottery, reverse order of record, the two teams that just missed the playoffs last year get the 1st and 2nd pick and the rest by reverse order or by loser bracket playoff. These picks can be traded and become a very valuable commodity. When teams are out of it they can be enticed to trade their high priced players for lower priced players with better contracts and rookie draft picks.

 

Reserve roster – Once players are drafted in the rookie draft they are then placed onto a team’s reserve roster. Leagues will determine the length of time that a player may remain on the reserve roster. Some have a two-year limit and some are unlimited. Leagues will determine the maximum number of players allowed to be retained on the reserve roster. Usually not more than five players in order to keep the talent pool from being depleted. This also prevents teams from stacking draft picks in one draft. When a player is activated he is assigned a price based on his draft pick. If he was the first pick in the draft he will usually be at least $10, and the price goes down as the draft goes on. Thus the 10th pick may only have a $3 price tag.

 

 

Expert

These leagues utilize the rookie draft but are more advanced in their contracts. Instead of utilizing the A, B and C method these leagues sign players to long-term contracts and have franchise and transitional tags for players. These leagues are trying to emulate the NFL as much as possible.

 

Long term contracts – A league will determine the cost for each year of a long term contact and once signed that player must be kept until the completion of the contract or face a buy out penalty. The buy out penalty may be the forfeiture of 25% of the remaining salary (for all years remaining on contract) paid in one year or amortized over the length of the contract taken from that team’s $200 budget.

 

Franchise tags – These leagues usually only allow you to franchise one player who you may keep as long as you wish for the franchise price, which is the average of the top five salaries at the position in the year that he is franchised.

 

Transitional tags – These leagues usually allow two players to be given a transitional tag. This allows the team that tags a player the right to match the price that player goes for in the transitional draft.

 

Transitional draft – Before the actual auction begins there is a transitional draft where players that are tagged are auctioned off. Their price starts where it currently is and all other teams (who do not currently have two transition tag players on their team) are allowed to bid the player up. Once the bidding stops the team that won the bid has the opportunity to raise their bid or leave it where it was. At that time the team that tagged the player has the option to match the new price or let the player go.

 

 

Empire League - This is a Dynasty league with two major differences that have major implications in how the league is approached.

 

1) Each year half of the pot goes to the winner and the other half goes into a rolling Emperor pot.

 

2) Once an owner wins the league two years in a row they collect the rolling Emperor pot and then the league ends.

 

The fact that the league ends is interesting, but this is all about the rolling Emperor pot. Each year the team that won the previous season will have a bulls-eye on them the entire season, and will obviously have a hard time making trades with anyone. This also keeps owners who have losing teams from getting disinterested, as they should be active to help prevent another owner from repeating and claiming the big prize.

 

There are so many different ways that you can set up your league, so don’t settle for the run of the mill basic when you can have a customized experience based on your own preferences. I just laid out a lot of different ways you can spice up your league, but there are so many more and it is only your imagination that is preventing you from creating them. This is fantasy football, but it should be your fantasy, so make your league unique and your own.


 

 

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