End of June. Time to start thinking of Fantasy Football

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    I activated my league this year. Can't believe I'm getting psyched up for it already. I guess it helps to be a Packers Fan.

    Anyone else here play much?

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    Open spot, sign me up...But only if your FA pool is first-come-first-served.

    The Yahoo waiver priority thing is seriously out of whack.
     
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    I do the standard rotation for the waiver wire with a 1 day wait after release. 2 day protest window for trades though they rarely seem to happen.

    I have 2 spots left open right now for a league of 16, half of last years managers signed back up in 4 hours after the email, so I think I'm doing a fair job. If I got enough interest, I'd start a second league that was a keeper league from the start with the same rules.

    I do a high scoring Head to Head IDP league with 7Off and 7Def players. Bench of 8 with 3 IR spots. It's free and friendly smacktalk is encouraged. I balance it pretty good so WRs/RBs/LBs/CBs all are fairly competative too with each other. It's an autopick draft usually after the last Pre Season game (but that's up for vote right now) so nobody drafts someone who's been cut.

    If anyone else wants in and I get enough interest, I will do that second league on Yahoo. If you're game, send me a PM with the email you want the invite sent to. Like I said, right now I have, well, with Oddball, now 1 spot left in my first league till say pre season starts, then I'd open it up to new people who are interested if any old managers don't come back.
     
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    Forget it...Aside from the Yahoo waiver priority thing being a total mess, waiting periods reward the lazy.

    Xenophon needs managers...His leagues are total free-for-alls.
     
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    That's why I keep it a 1 day wait so people who obsess over the game can't just clobber the rest of us doing it for fun all the time. And yes, I have one or two that are like that.
     
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    Paying attention isn't "obsessing".

    That aside, the Yahoo waiver priority formula is so terminally fucked up, that it's impossible for losing teams with low waiver priority to improve themselves, because they get aced out.
     
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    How do you mean? Person who makes the most moves is last in the order. I've almost never had a problem getting really good waiver wire pickups, and I'm very active on it.

    They're also offering new options for this such as a bid system OR now you can choose reverse standings order of priority.

    I consider making moves at 1am monday morning a bit obsessive. It was an advantage when I worked overnights, I do admit, but when it's the same guy over and over again.

    Maybe I gave you the wrong impression. A player hits the waiver wire, it becomes open season 1 day after he's on it. Then it's first come first serve and the one with the fewest moves gets priority.
     
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    Or not! :D
     
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    I don't think so.

    Yahoo uses some screwy formula to rank your team's strength to assign waiver priority.

    We're going through that right now in a baseball league...The guy in the cellar of a 12-team league, who has also made the 3rd fewest roster changes, has a priority of 8.
     
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    Well here's the way the waiver wire is currently set in the league. A 2 day wait after drop, then it's by priority based on moves. I use the Bolded method.

    So far, I've had no problems with it.
     

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