EZA Fantasy Football (NFL) 2016: Final Update! That's a Wrap! (Dec. 30)

  • Also, are there any stakes to this or is it fully for funsies?

  • I've been debating how to approach this but haven't come up with an elegant answer. I'm really interested in this as a bystander/potential cheerleader. Is there a way of presenting the process in an engaging manner to the rest of us? I have no knowledge of how the game/draft works, but I'd love to get involved in the ups and downs of the league if at all possible. Don't want to derail anything or step on anyone's toes, just a fleeting thought that it would be amazing if it could be opened up to the forum at large to participate in some small way.

  • So I'm a little behind on the thread, but it looks like we have a couple more people who want in. I'll take a look at it all when I get home and figure out who's in and who didn't make the cut if we have too many.

    As for draft day: I am fine any day any time. If you guys can all agree on a date I'll make it happen. So continue to talk amongst yourselves about that and figure a date out if you haven't already.

    As for those of you who may not get in but still want to follow along: I will try to keep this thread updated weekly. I also imagine that general league discussion will take place here. Pick a side and root for your favorite ally.

    When I get home tonight I will grab my laptop and set up whatever needs setting up and catch up on this thread and my messages.

    I'm super excited that there is a lot of interest! I didn't think we'd get eight and it looks like we'll have a 12 team league. It's gonna get deep on that draft, so start your research and find some sleepers because we've got 15 rounds of drafting coming up soon!

  • @TheOhrenberger

    I demand silly names, team colours and coordinated pompoms!

  • @TheHashtag0nist said in EZA Fantasy Football (NFL) 2016:

    Also, are there any stakes to this or is it fully for funsies?

    Your honor is at stake

  • @SilentConsonant @FatalFrosti

    I'm so sorry but right now we have hit our 12 teams. I mentioned in the OP that we could extend to a 14 team league, but I actually meant to edit that out. And trust me you don't want to do a 14 team league. You'd be starting players who barely play a role and some people would have a very hard time filling out their bench. So I don't think we're going to do that.

    If someone doesn't sign up or someone drops out I will use you two as alternates though. I'll let you know if you're called up.

  • @Alex840 said in EZA Fantasy Football (NFL) 2016:

    How are we deciding draft order?

    ESPN will probably spit out a random order. We'll just use that. Unless it spits out the order we joined. If that's the case I'll find a way to randomize it.

    Also for those who aren't aware or haven't played before, fantasy football uses a snake draft style. So while the 1st round will go 1-12, the second round will go 12-1, and then round 3 goes 1-12, round 4 goes 12-1, and so on and so on. This is done to even things out so no single draft position is better than another. So don't stress too much if you get the 12th pick!

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    @TheOhrenberger No worries! If someone drops let me know! sorry for getting in so late! the forums are so active it's hard to keep up all the time lol!

  • My usual fantasy group fell apart this year, so I'd love to join this group. Is there still room? Could the draft be the weekend right before the kickoff game, so the 3rd or 4th? The rosters will be settled by then and it will be easier to draft.

  • Hey, I know you said your league is filled up, but what about starting a 2nd league for those of us who were late? I just joined the Allies here, on Twitch, and on Patreon, so I obviously didn't see this thread. Also, I started playing fantasy football 3 years ago and have won the championship twice in both leagues I was in. This year I'm only in one league but I'd love the chance to do battle with my fellow Allies. I seem to recall Kyle bragging a while back about how good he was and I always wondered how I'd fare against him. No hard feelings if this is not possible. I'll just have to obsess over a single draft and line-up in a solitary, lonely, and very uneasy feeling league filled with people uninterested in the amazingly talented and enormously inspiring Easy Allies. I guess dreams really do vanish when we open our eyes. sniffle, sniffle

  • @TheOhrenberger ESPN has an option in the LM Tools bar to edit the draft order and when you click it, if you scroll down, there's an option to randomize it right there and then. However, I found that I had to hit it 3 times before it actually mixed up the order in a noticable way. Good luck everybody and draft well! =)

  • @CensorErik that's not a bad idea. If there is enough overflow I'll start a second league. We will again need a minimum of 8. I'll try to figure out the logistics of it later today.

  • Draft time for me is anytime. But to note I am eastern time and would not like anything extreme late

  • Damn i wish i had hopped on here sooner would have been so down. best of luck to you all tho

  • @HikarW There's always next year

  • @TheOhrenberger theres 5 extra now so we need 3 more people to join and there'll be enough for an 8 team league...

    1. @SilentConsonant
    2. @FatalFrosti
    3. @Lucied
    4. @CensorErik
    5. @HikarW
    6. @DoctorForrester
    7. @Talkin_Tasty

  • @Alex840 If we only get one more, two teams from the first league could switch to this one and we could play with a 10 and an 8 team league.

  • If there is a second league i would like to join.

  • As for time of draft I would be fine with 5PST on Sunday as well. Really anytime this weekend would be great.

  • Also sorry for the late reply, I was checking the group chat for updates. Now that I know this is the official discussion I should be good to go.

    Also, just a word of advice. If the second league does fill up, it would behoove you guys to maybe start your own discussion once the season starts, so it's easy for both groups to find messages relevant to them! Gotta know who you can trade with!

    Good luck everybody!