This can be the thread where we discuss general fantasy football topics before we all spread out into our seperate FF threads for each league. You can discuss anything here - from your regular league, to who should be the #1 pick this year, to proposing leagues and scoring systems, whatever.
I usually run a lot of NFL-related SDMB threads and leagues and this year will be no different. I plan to continue our invite only/high participation SDMB All-Pro league (last year’s thread) for the fourth year. Last year’s players are automatically invited back - if we have any openings I’ll post about it.
We’ve got an auction draft league (last year’s thread) going on year 3.
There’s the salary cap league which was a little different - each player has a dollar value associated with their performance and you fill all your positions with a set amount of salary space trying to get the best value. If your player rises in value, you get to keep him for the low price, so finding sleepers is critical. Since multiple people can own the same players you can have as many players in this one as you want.
Then there are of course the pick 'em and survival leagues(thread). We had 3 pick 'em leagues - straight up, confidence, and spread. I’ll be doing the same again this year.
I posted this in last year’s thread but never got around to starting a new league. I’ll look into doing it this year:
I also wanted to try a new kind of FF league of some sort that’s different and challenging in some way. For example - an extreme depth league with 16-20 teams where every team has a significant amount of starting slots so that you might be facing the decision of whether to start Tampa Bay’s third down back or Houston’s 4th receiver in your flex spot. Not sure if we can get 16-20 people interested in that idea though. Or perhaps an efficiency league where you subtract points for every pass/rush attempt/etc thereby rewarding the best per-play performance from players rather than the raw numbers. Or maybe a zero bench league where if you want to switch what starter you have on your roster, you’ll have to cut your current one. I’m open to ideas.
I may also run some sort of open pool competition. Something related to sports betting (where we get X in monpoly dollars and bet them according to some agreed-upon sports book/bet types). Or perhaps a yardage pool, where you pick the player you think will have the most yardage in passing/receiving/rushing categories that week, but you can only use each player once. Then your score for that week becomes whatever the yardage numbers are for those players.
So let’s get this ball rolling. Any FF topic is fair game.