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J. Cyrus

Member Since 23 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2013 10:42 PM
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Topics I've Started

Returning 16-18 Team Auction/Keeper, need 4-6 owners great as us, lol.

05 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

Here's the rundown:

- hosted on Yahoo, great group of owners who've been committed over several years

- balanced scoring that rewards both efficiency and volume, and minimizes illogical/arbitrary departures from real-life player value (developed and refined over 4 years) and an overall league setup that allows you to value fantasy players intuitively based upon something close to their real-life worth

- lineup:

QB

RB
RB

WR
WR
WR
WR

TE
TE

WR/TE Flex
QB/RB/WR/TE Flex

K

DB
DB

S
 

DL

DT

 

LB

LB

LB

 

- Keeper system which rewards owners for scoring bargains, but does not allow the rewards to be overly impactful over many years (keeper cost formula is [original price paid] + [end of season value according to FBG VBD sheet] divided by 2)

 

 

Email me with any questions, we're shooting for an auction next Sunday night!

jacobtulloch@gmail.com


The truest test of baseball acumen -- draft 3/30 @ 9PM EST!

29 March 2013 - 04:49 AM

Hey guys.. this league is fully prepared to go forward as-is, but we'd really like to have a larger group to stretch the player pool more thinly.. So I have UP TO 7 spots available. A few points: - new auction keeper, going into a fresh draft tomorrow! - all the owners are top-notch; fully dedicated, active and knowledgeable.. I have played with them all in multiple leagues in the past - there is no league fee for this season; we will discuss having one in future years, but for now it's free - scoring is FANTASY POINT-based, a mix of linear-weights-based scoring (i.e. roughly the components that calculate WAR) with some small adjustments made in the spirit of DIPS Theory.. the end result is a very straightforward and INTUITIVE ranking of players.. no need to worry about this or that category really, just real-life value in terms of overall production - large starting lineups (13 hitters, 6 SP and 8 RP) - 10 man FARM Roster - keeper cost formula that rewards you for scoring bargains, yet fairly brings their cost back to market level over a period of one or more years If you're serious about joining and can make the auction tomorrow night, please contact me here or at jacobtulloch@gmail.com with your "fantasy resume".. new recruits can be dicey, and I'd like to have confidence that whoever I bring in is good, and active for the long haul.. thanks!

3 Team, 17 Player Trade -- Who Won?

25 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

League Scoring -- fairly well-rounded (i.e. there's no positional imbalance; e.g. Mark Sanchez will not score more than Andre Johnson), no PPR, yards per attempt/carry/catch matter, slightly yardage-heavy but mostly balanced between yds and TDs

League Size -- 14 teams

League Lineups -- QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, WR, TE, TE, W/T Flex, Q/R/W/T Flex (we have K and IDP but for the purpose of this thread it's irrelevant)

Keeper Cost Formula -- initial acquisition cost (price paid in draft auction *or* previous year's keeper cost, whichever applies) + end-of-season value based upon that season's production 2

And finally, assume the current name-brand players are/will likely be very expensive keepers, whereas the younger guys with potential will be quite inexpensive




Team A gives:

Hakeem Nicks, WR - NYG
Doug Martin, RB - TB
Dexter McCluster, RB - KC
Deion Branch, WR - NE
Jason Avant, WR - PHI
Jeremy Kerley, WR - NYJ
Kevin Ogletree, WR - DAL


Team A gets:

Randall Cobb, WR - GB
Jon Baldwin, WR - KC
Stevan Ridley, RB - NE
Shane Vereen, RB - NE
Ryan Tannehill, QB - MIA
Stephen Hill, WR - NYJ
Bilal Powell, RB - NYJ



Team B gives:

Calvin Johnson, WR - DET
Jordan Cameron, TE - CLE
Bilal Powell, RB - NYJ
Stephen Hill, WR - NYJ


Team B gets:

Hakeem Nicks, WR - NYG
Doug Martin, RB - TB
Doug Baldwin, WR - SEA
Dexter McCluster, RB - KC



Team C gives:

Randall Cobb, WR - GB
Jon Baldwin, WR - KC
Stevan Ridley, RB - NE
Shane Vereen, RB - NE
Ryan Tannehill, QB - MIA
Doug Baldwin, WR - SEA


Team C gets:

Calvin Johnson, WR - DET
Jordan Cameron, TE - CLE
Deion Branch, WR - NE
Jason Avant, WR - PHI
Jeremy Kerley, WR - NYJ
Kevin Ogletree, WR - DAL

I hope this revolutionizes fantasy football..

24 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

EDIT: It was brought to my attention that my mission with this wasn't clearly stated by my original post. I'm going to quote another FBG who explains it quite well -- please read this before responding!:

Something to consider for the future... the thread went downhill from the start mostly because of the opening statement on what the thread was about. It didn't describe accurately the perceived problem that was being addressed, and it also made a statement that most people here would know was false. Most people won't get past that part to actually figure out what it was you were really doing and focus on it.

Most readers here know that mediocre to bad QBs are not more valuable than really good RB/WR/TE. So opening with a statement that they are and this thread is about fixing that problem immediately casts doubt on everything that follows. Reading back, you can see how many people's only real contribution to the thread was to address the error in that statement.

It became clear from your comments in subsequent posts that the issue you saw and were addressing was something very different. If the thread had opened with something like this I believe it would have gone much better.

Though bad QBs are not more valuable than really good RB/WR/TE... they still outscore them in total points in a standard scoring system. Total points does a fair job of expressing value within a position, but not across positions. I would like to have a system where total points is a better reflection of value across positions as well, so I came up with the following...



The other comment I'd make then is that for what was done, the results posted need to show both value and total points for a reader to be able to make a meaningful evaluation. Just posting the before and after player list sorted by total points doesn't show that what changed reflects the goal. It requires the reader to have to supply his own guesstimates of what the value of each of those players is before he can reach any conclusion. Better to include it explicitly.














The main point here is to stop making mediocre to bad QBs more valuable than really good RB/WR/TE while still preserving the dominance of elite QBs. This accomplishes that.





5 yards = 1 point, rushing, receiving AND passing


(yes, these are negative point values):

-1 per pass attempt

-0.3 per rush attempt

-0.2 per catch



The end result is that offensive scoring is bumped up about 20-25% across the board... interpositional rankings aren't changed much.. but INTRApositional dynamics change so that only elite players accumulate elite fantasy point totals. Here were the top 25 in my proposed system last year vs. the top 25 in a more "standard" format:


MY SYSTEM:

Aaron Rodgers 699.9
(GB - QB)

Drew Brees 697
(NO - QB)

Tom Brady 624.1
(NE - QB)

Matthew Stafford 511.2
(Det - QB)

Cam Newton 490.7
(Car - QB)

Eli Manning 478.9
(NYG - QB)

Calvin Johnson 440.9
(Det - WR)

Tony Romo 425.8
(Dal - QB)

Ray Rice 419.5
(Bal - RB)

Matt Ryan 376.8
(Atl - QB)

Philip Rivers 372.6
(SD - QB)

Victor Cruz 368.34
(NYG - WR)

Rob Gronkowski 364.72
(NE - TE)

Wes Welker 361.84
(NE - WR)

LeSean McCoy 355.3
(Phi - RB)

Jordy Nelson 350
(GB - WR)

Maurice Jones-Drew 343.5
(Jac - RB)

Arian Foster 343.2
(Hou - RB)

Larry Fitzgerald 338.2
(Ari - WR)

Michael Vick 331.2
(Phi - QB)

Steve Smith 320.4
(Car - WR)

Jimmy Graham 310.2
(NO - TE)

Darren Sproles 306.96
(NO - RB)

Ben Roethlisberger 303.2
(Pit - QB)

Mike Wallace 299.1
(Pit - WR)













STANDARD SYSTEM:

Drew Brees 562.3
(NO - QB)

Aaron Rodgers 540.75
(GB - QB)

Tom Brady 491.85
(NE - QB)

Matthew Stafford 462.3
(Det - QB)

Cam Newton 428.05
(Car - QB)

Tony Romo 377.2
(Dal - QB)

Eli Manning 362.95
(NYG - QB)

Matt Ryan 358.95
(Atl - QB)

Philip Rivers 331.2
(SD - QB)

Ray Rice 320.85
(Bal - RB)

LeSean McCoy 295.8
(Phi - RB)

Calvin Johnson 291
(Det - WR)

Mark Sanchez 287.1
(NYJ - QB)

Ben Roethlisberger 283.95
(Pit - QB)

Ryan Fitzpatrick 280.9
(Buf - QB)

Michael Vick 272.65
(Phi - QB)

Rob Gronkowski 270.12
(NE - TE)

Maurice Jones-Drew 264.9
(Jac - RB)

Alex Smith 264.1
(SF - QB)

Arian Foster 262
(Hou - RB)

Andy Dalton 259.3
(Cin - QB)

Wes Welker 253.64
(NE - WR)

Josh Freeman 248.7
(TB - QB)

Joe Flacco 246.2
(Bal - QB)

Matt Hasselbeck 245.85
(Ten - QB)


Saber WAR (looking for the best.. draft tomorrow)

26 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Here are the details: - league hosted on Yahoo! - fantasy point scoring based on linear weights and WAR (and yes I came up with this before Ottoneu lol).. pretty much hitter values correlate exactly to wOBA and pitchers correlate to WAR - deep starting lineup and pitching staff - 5 man minor league roster - Auction draft - innovative keeper system (initial acquisition cost) + (end-of-season value) 2 - 9 super-dedicated and knowledgeable owners - DRAFT TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10:30 PM EST Email me at jacobtulloch@gmail.com ASAP. I will take as few as 5 and as many as as 11 new owners. The important thing here is QUALITY. Assembling the current great group was difficult, and I'm looking for the best to fill out the league!