As discussed in our general fantasy football thread, I’m thinking of creating a big FF league (20 people is yahoo’s max) that would feature relatively deep rosters. With that many people, the talent would be spread pretty thin and finding sleepers would be of huge value.
I usually have a requirement on the leagues I run of total participation - leagues can be ruined by people half-assing it or stopping playing entirely midway through the season - but this league wouldn’t be so serious. I’d like participation from everyone of course. At the least, don’t abandon your team entirely - you can half-ass it, but if you leave a roster half full of players on bye weeks and injury you can affect the playoffs for people who are still in the running. Strongly prefer people at least show up for the draft. If you’re new to FF, that’s fine.
I’d like to fill the league with 20 people… but if we only end up getting fewer participants then we’ll run with that many. The number of roster positions won’t be set until we know the league size - if we only have 14 people then we can have more starting spots compared to 20 - but in general I want this league to be deep. I want people to have to choose whether to start one team’s third down back or another teams #4 receiver.
I’m starting the recruitment early since we’re aiming for a big league. I’m sticking with the default yahoo rules for now, but we can discuss modifications in this thread. I’d like to give the yahoo division scheduling a try.
If this thing fizzles out and we only end up getting 6 or 8 people, I may just delete the league - or withdraw and let someone else run it if everyone wants to continue.
You can sign up at fantasysports.yahoo.com - find the football/join league section. The league number is 345906 and the password is cecil.
If your FF name is different from your SDMB name, please post on this thread what your team name will be so we know who everyone is.
I am “Exploding Pancakes”
I set the draft for Thursday, August 27th at 9pm eastern. If that presents problems for people we can change it.
The league url is http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/sdmbbigleague