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  1. Care to share a list of guys that have been accused but there were no charges and no suspension? It's a very small list. Which gives credence to the possibility that charges or a suspension will follow here. The player that comes to mind is Dez Bryant and the Walmart video. He was accused, wasn't charged, and wasn't suspended. But his ADP took a hit.
  2. I've tried to get him in a few places with a late first but have also been met with owners looking for a mid-early 1st for him.
  3. Look who's back. Did you end up getting banned over at DLF?
  4. is free for playoff leagues.
  5. There are two concepts at play here -- accuracy v. finality. All the leagues that I run rely on stat corrections because I'd prefer accuracy even if it delays the actual result by a few days. But there are a lot of people that prefer finality, i.e. you know the results on Tuesday morning and they aren't going to change. And is accuracy really that important in a fake game? There are arguments for both but both are very different and I would have a hard time justify switching from one to the other to alter the result of a playoff game. If it has never been done before and no one thought to bring it up as an issue before the games started, the commish should not be making any changes now. Wait a few weeks and deal with it in the offseason. But I can tell you that, from my experience, the owner who would lose a win by putting in a new rule now isn't going to be happy and it's going to create issues in your league.
  6. The rules are the rules are the rules. One league that I commish uses division/conference record for certain tie-breakers. The rules were put in place nearly 30 years ago when people cared more about divisions and trying to emulate the NFL setup. There are some tough breaks but everyone knows the rules coming in. RTS has those rules in place and there's nothing that they can do in response to your e-mail. They can't give you a playoff spot over the other team. And they can't offer you any refund or compensation lest the floodgates open and everyone seeks to get paid. It sucks that it happened to you. But, at least in that setup, the correct result occurred.
  7. I doubt you'd find any that you should trust but you could do your own. There are plenty of sites, including FBG I think, that keep track of points allowed to opposing RBs, WRs, TEs, etc. Compare that info to past performance, recent performance and trends, and what you believe to be injury/playing time/matchup situations. It takes some work but the good news is that there are probably only a handful of options on your waiver wire at each position that you would consider this far in advance so you don't have to do it for every player.
  8. Actually, let's bring it closer to reality here. Kaep isn't a whistle blower. He had no issues with the NFL -- at the time. A manager at a company that sells bicycles is upset at the separation of families at the US border. So, at each monthly meetings where the public is invited, and at which he normally sits in a seat behind the speaker, the manager stands rather than sitting down. Afterwards he tells the media in attendance why he is standing. At the next meeting, more media arrive to cover his standing, as opposed to the agenda of the company's meeting. The company tells the manger that they would prefer that he not stand or talk to the media. Think he's getting fired? Think another company is going to hire him? If he's good enough he's working but if he's not, he's gonna be standing alone at home.
  9. True, he could. But I can only go off what I know of the commish. And he doesn't seem to be that type of person from what I've seen him post over the years -- even back to the yellow board days I think. And his league owners know him better and should be doing a similar analysis. If the commish has taken questionable steps in the past there would be a reason for concern. If not, I think that you give him the benefit of the doubt and take him at his word.
  10. The key for me is that no one tried to pick him up before the rule was put in place. And at a time that the commish could have picked him up, although there are questions as to whether there would have been an available spot. Had another owner picked up West and then the rule was put in place, that would require a deeper dive into the rules including the language cited by JohnnyU and any provisions concerning deferring to MFL designations.
  11. I mainly allow waivers up until Monday in case there is a late scratch for a Monday night game. For me the downside in keeping it open is outweighed by the upside of allowing people a chance to field a complete lineup.
  12. You've been around this game long enough that I would be surprised if your league rules didn't have a best interest of the league provision. So I would actually applaud you for closing the loophole rather than exploiting it. While some may say it needs to go to a vote, the fact that you were on the site and made the change before he was picked up makes it clear that, at least in leagues where you have a scrub Eagles or Redskins' player you could have picked him up. So the truly "aggrieved" party, if any, would be you.
  13. Thanks for the clarification. I commish one long-standing keeper league (almost 30 years now) and teams start selling off assets fairly early which does impact other teams. And creates a huge divide in talent by the time you get to the last few games. But I do see that as being a bit different because we require teams to field an active lineup even if they have sold off all valuable assets. We don't base draft order off previous year finish and we do waivers based on record (I know, not my favorite but it works there) so many teams that have given up actively mine the waiver wire to get assets they can trade. But I do see this as being different. And, to be honest and I realize it may not seem fair, I probably wouldn't have an issue if you weren't the commish. There does not appear to be an express prohibition but it seems untoward and it appears to have never done before. But I think that the commish (unfairly for him/her perhaps) should be looking to spot loopholes and close them rather than exploit them. So I'd rather not do something like this. And would hope that my commishes in other leagues wouldn't either.