EZA Fantasy Football (NFL) 2018: Week 6 (10/9/18)

  • Hello everyone! The League is set up and I am going to send out a mass message with an invite link to everyone who has signed up so far! As of right now the draft is set for 7:00pm EST on Sunday September 2nd. I would not be opposed to moving it back to 8:15pm (that is the closest to 8 espn will allow for) if that works better for everyone since SabotageTheTruth has asked, but for the time being I have it set to what we already agreed on. Just let me know if moving the draft back about an hour and fifteen minutes is ok with everyone!

    @ablank2 you are not too late! The only issue is you would be an odd numbered player. We need an even number. I hate to be the cut off guy but right now I'm keeping you on the bench. If someone else would also like to sign up before Sunday's draft you're in!

    On that note if anyone out there is interested in playing we have exactly 1 more spot open! It's not too late!

  • Also the draft order will be randomized 1 hour before the draft starts! If you want to do a mock draft before our actual draft I would recommend doing a few from different positions!

    For those new to fantasy football the draft is a snake draft. It starts off 1-10, but then then next round goes 10-1, and then back to 1-10, and then 10-1, etc etc etc. It "snakes" around from beginning to end. I think most of the people playing this year have played in past years so you probably know already.

    also I think someone asked if this was a PPR league and I totally didn't answer. This is a standard scoring league. I adjusted a few things on defense to make it score more like a yahoo/nfl.com league, but otherwise it's pretty vanilla. For those curious ESPN by default has defenses lose points for giving up yards. I took that away because that's dumb. If a defense gives up yards but prevents the offense from scoring they shouldn't be penalized for that. As far as I'm aware ESPN is the only league which does that by default.

    If there are any more questions feel free to ask!

  • Due to losing 2 years in a row, the Transylvania Werehogs have been relocated to one of the smallest towns in America - Willow Canyon, Arizona, population 1. We're hoping that with a strong season here, we can put Willow Canyon on the map and potentially triple its population.

  • I’d prefer we do it at 7pm at the latest as I live in England, so that’s 12 midnight for me, but I’ll do whatever has to be done :)

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  • I'm going to try my best to leave work early tomorrow, I really don't trust auto-draft...or maybe I should trust it? Either way, we haven't really gotten much response for moving it back so it's fine that it stays the same, I'll figure something out.

  • Looking forward to tonight folks!! 😊

  • @TokyoSlim

    Hi everyone! The draft is today! We still need one person to enter the league! One of you has not accepted the invite yet and if you do not accept it in time we will not be able to do the draft! Please get around to that soon!

    If in an hour or so I still see that the spot is open I am going to send an invite to @ablank2 if he is still interested (I hope you see this!). At that point its first come first serve.

    I suppose worst case scenario is no one ends up taking that last spot and we have to reschedule the draft. Hopefully it doesn't come to that!

  • I am now sending an invite to @ablank2

    I do not know which one of you didn’t sign up. While it sucks unfortunately I have to tag someone else or else ESPN will not host the draft. Hopefully one of you two accept the invite soon! Spot goes to whoever accepts the invite first! Check your messages!

  • @Peter Any more update on spot #12?

  • I'm definitely in.

  • We are still waiting on spot 12. Unfortunately if it doesn’t fill Espn might not let us draft. I could create a dummy account and autodraft it though. I am considering it so we don’t have to postpone. In that case whoever takes over team #12 would have an autodrafted team

  • @peter I know it's a pain, but we could just reschedule later in the week, no? It's a bummer one person hasn't signed up yet but handing them an autodrafted team feels like such a huge penalty personally.

  • @peter I think autodraft is the best option if we can't find anyone in time

  • I’m totally fine with moving the draft back I just don’t know how that works for everyone else. This is all very short notice. I totally agree that giving someone an autodraft team is not great. It’s just an idea. I’m working through our options

  • I'm fine with whatever, but I need to know pretty soon as 7pm EST is 12am in the UK, so I don't really wanna stay up for no reason.

    I'm fine rescheduling.

  • @peter You're the commish so I'm fine with whatever you decide, I just like everyone to be on even ground if possible. But who knows, maybe that autodraft team could end up destroying us all. If we do reschedule, anytime Wednesday would work perfect for me. If we don't reschedule, good luck to the person with the autodraft team!

  • You will know for sure in about an hour because I think everyone has to be registered one hour before since that’s when we can all enter the room. Hopefully someone will sign up and no decision will have to be made!

  • Okay did some very surface level sleuthing and I think its one of these that hasn't registered

    Henry Ramirez

    probably Henry Ramirez just on last login time but doesnt hurt to doublecheck

  • I have done some investigating myself I just didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus.

    Right now I’m leaning on rescheduling the draft. I prefer this to autodrafting a team because I only invited the alternate about 5 hours ago so it wasn’t great notice for him. But if we still don’t have the spot filled by our next draft slot I will autodraft team 12 and even “automange” it (by just starting the players with the highest projections each week) until someone claims it.

    We could do the draft tomorrow, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Monday is a holiday in the US so maybe that can work. I might try to schedule the draft for earlier in the day by about an hour so our UK friends don’t have to draft at midnight. I do however have another draft tomorrow, but it’s 9:00pm EST so I don’t think it will be an issue for me.

    Tuesday and Wednesday are fine for me too but obviously it’s difficult for some people in the middle of the week. Let me know what day is best for you and what time is best. Remember drafting from the app is perfectly fine (and actually better from my experience) so you can draft anywhere as long as you have battery and service. You will have two minutes for each pick so you have plenty of time between selections. You’d only have to check your phone once every 5 or so minutes. Maybe a little sooner. Point is you should be fine even if you’re out and about. So long as you’re not in some sort of meeting.

    but please at least stay put until 6:00pm EST (a half hour from this post) to see if our current draft goes off. If we do not fill the spot by then ESPN will automatically postpone the draft. It’s not much longer let’s just wait and see