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Fantasy Football in 2020

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No, this isn't the thread for an OO league (although feel free to hijack). What is everyone's thoughts on it? With so many players already sitting out and almost certainly there will be many others as the year goes on, it seems like a cluster fuck of a season. Even non-FF rostered players (like a key OL) can mess with your prospects big time.

I haven't responded to my Commish yet...and he texted me today to remind me of that. I get that everyone else is in the same risk level which theoretically levels the playing field, but since we have $5 per transaction fee, this could get quite expensive at a time I have no job.
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Re: Fantasy Football in 2020

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Jeff V wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:21 pm
No, this isn't the thread for an OO league (although feel free to hijack). What is everyone's thoughts on it? With so many players already sitting out and almost certainly there will be many others as the year goes on, it seems like a cluster fuck of a season. Even non-FF rostered players (like a key OL) can mess with your prospects big time.

I haven't responded to my Commish yet...and he texted me today to remind me of that. I get that everyone else is in the same risk level which theoretically levels the playing field, but since we have $5 per transaction fee, this could get quite expensive at a time I have no job.
I started my league up, and made it unlimited free agent pick ups (we had a 25 limit), and I will manually keep track of expanded injured reserve slots. Because you know you're going to have a lot of players sitting out of precaution or testing positive and no roster space to keep them if they are a top player. It's going to be a cluster I think but going to try to play somehow.
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What's the O/U on how many weeks the season goes before it's completely scrapped?
SI wrote:One doctor called MLB’s plan “a traveling infection hub.” Several doctors said MLB’s COVID-19 outbreaks—which have forced 14 teams to postpone 42 games—were easy to predict. Yet doctors said they would be even less inclined to play in the NFL, which has a similar plan to MLB’s, but for a more physically intimate sport. Parveen Garg, a cardiologist at USC, echoed several other doctors when he said, “You’re going to run into worse issues than what MLB’s been facing.” Only 8.3% of doctors said they would “definitely” play in the NFL if their full income depended on it.

In light of the turbulence MLB has already experienced, many of the doctors SI spoke to doubted that the NFL will be able to play its full slate of 256 regular-season games, plus the playoffs and Super Bowl.

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We cut transaction fees in half and added 3 spots for Covid IR (one spot for standard IR). If the season hits 8 games and stops whoever is in first wins (same for 2nd-6th). If we don't, all fees besides the software fee are refunded. People are responsible for monitoring their own covid ir spots but if you have someone on it and they aren't on the list there are penalties. Also, our leage essentially has a lineup of QB,RB,WR, WR, Super Flex, Flex, Flex, K, Def so it's pretty flexible.
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we reduced each position to 1, and added more flex, bench and IR slots.

I reached out to one of the OO leagues that I'm commish in and I haven't heard anything back. So not sure if we're still playing.
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Our commissioner dropped the fee from $100 to $75 (plus whatever Sportsline charges). He's also dropping transaction fees. So the buy-in is low, it's going to be a FA free-for-all, and in the end, the reward is going to be commensurately low. I guess I'm in, but I can't summon the effort to do any research. And I haven't yet told my wife I'll be spending a few hours in the morning of my son's birthday to do the draft. The Xbox that was supposed to arrive today got punted until tomorrow by FedEx, if it indeed arrives, then I can spend quality time sitting 10' away from him and the TV that is going to be connected to.
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Yeah, I have two draft in the next two days (free - so don't have to weigh entry costs), but I can't even push myself to cram and do a little research before the drafts. With everything upside down, and no money on the line, I'm lacking motivation.

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Had draft today. I had the #3 pick (Ezekiel Elliott) and since I also wound up with Prescott I have to root for Dallas this year. Makes me want to punch myself. :grund:

The whole draft took 90 minutes and involved several stoppages due to technical difficulties. Far cry from the 6 hour in person marathons they used to be. CBS Sports shows the available players in order of projected points; the first few rounds pretty much took best available, then I switched to filter by position and usually picked one of the top 5 available.
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First off, I apologize that this post isn't sooner, but I've been slammed with work and currently awaiting a COVID test myself.

The draft is tomorrow night at 9pm EST. I sent out an email awhile back, but apparently Yahoo has been having issues with mail going out from Fantasy Football.

New this year: 6 IR spots specifically for COVID. If a players goes on it, they have to stay there for three weeks. Hopefully that will be enough slots. If it's not, the season has gone horribly awry anyway.

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Dogstar wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:59 pm

New this year: 6 IR spots specifically for COVID. If a players goes on it, they have to stay there for three weeks. Hopefully that will be enough slots. If it's not, the season has gone horribly awry anyway.
I wanted to for my other league but all I saw were regular IR slots which requires the player to be on league IR before they can be added. But may also be able to add if they are listed as OUT, I can't remember. I was going to do it manually, but I may give the extra IR slots a try and see how it goes during the season.
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Lassr wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Dogstar wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:59 pm

New this year: 6 IR spots specifically for COVID. If a players goes on it, they have to stay there for three weeks. Hopefully that will be enough slots. If it's not, the season has gone horribly awry anyway.
I wanted to for my other league but all I saw were regular IR slots which requires the player to be on league IR before they can be added. But may also be able to add if they are listed as OUT, I can't remember. I was going to do it manually, but I may give the extra IR slots a try and see how it goes during the season.
This is the best explanation I could find from searching:
Yes, you drop someone, and move the IR guy to a regular spot. No, you don't draft an IR player.
You could draft an injured player, and as soon as you are allowed to move him to IR, you can. Then pick up someone else, but you don't directly draft to the spot.
And if your IR player gets activated by his team, you won't be allowed to do any adds to your squad until you move him off IR.

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Jeff V wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Had draft today. I had the #3 pick (Ezekiel Elliott) and since I also wound up with Prescott I have to root for Dallas this year. Makes me want to punch myself. :grund:

The whole draft took 90 minutes and involved several stoppages due to technical difficulties. Far cry from the 6 hour in person marathons they used to be. CBS Sports shows the available players in order of projected points; the first few rounds pretty much took best available, then I switched to filter by position and usually picked one of the top 5 available.
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This is just a friendly reminder that football starts tonight! Please don't forget to set your lineups...

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Re: Fantasy Football in 2020

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So wife and I went out to dinner last night around mid-way through the late games. I was sitting at 38% chance to win, up a bit from the 28% earlier in the day. When I got home, I was 90% favored. Tonight my top receiver decided to take the day off and my DST hadn't recorded anything yet but I already clinched the win.

The AZ win killed me in the elimination pool, but my opponent had the SF DST which tanked big time.
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Both of my leagues were canceled. One by general consensus the other just total apathy
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