So it's time to fill out this year's incarnation of the Daily Kos Fantasy Football League.
The last few years I sent out an invitation through a Daily Kos diary inviting people to participate in my yearly free Yahoo fantasy baseball league eloquently named "Cub Hater's Club '12" (or whatever year it was). There was a pretty good response rate, and the league filled fairly quickly. Three years ago I decided to add a fantasy football league to the mix - and while I continue to have no personal success in the league (I have the worst fantasy football luck in the history of time), it's still been a lot of fun.
We currently have five of ten possible spots filled, so we need five more to fill out the league. That being the case, if you have any interest in participating you can read the details after the jump.
It's a free Yahoo league - so it requires nothing more from you than having a Yahoo ID. The live draft is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th, at 9:00 pm Eastern (that will be 6:00 pm for anyone on the West Coast - everyone else can do their own time conversions). A Yahoo fantasy football draft usually lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
The league id is # 12148, and the password is chooseblue. (Pithy, I know!!)
To sign up, go here: Yahoo Fantasy Football Signup Page
and enter the league id and password in the appropriate places.
Anyone with an interest can join. I only ask one thing from you: be active, and participate until the bitter end. Nothing is worse than a league where half or more of the managers give up before the season is over.
A few more details:
1. It's a head to head points league (H2H) (that means you compete against one other manager each week - and collect points (and fractions of points depending on statistics in several different categories). The team with the most points gets a Win, the loser gets a Loss (L). (There is the possibility of a tie - but I've never seen that happen in a league with fractional points.) The teams with the four best records make the playoffs.
2. Here is the entire breakdown of the roster positions: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, W/T, W/R, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN. (W/T means either WR or TE. W/R means either WR or RB).
3. The scoring setting are not standard, so you might want to check the settings if you decide to join. (You can find them here: Daily Kos FFB League Scoring and Settings ) There are quite a few changes from the Yahoo defaults. The biggest changes are that passing touchdowns are still at 6 points (Yahoo switched it to 4 points a few years back), and there are bonus awards for yardage goals for passing, rushing, and receiving. Also the league awards points for return yardage.
4. Trades are subject to approval/disapproval by the commissioner.
Ok, that's it. If you're interested, you're welcome to join. The league is limited to 10 managers - so once that limit has been reached we'll be out of space. Thanks for your time, and to those who are interested, I hope you join and have fun!!