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14 -16 Team Y! League Non-PPR Double Flex, $105 Buy-in (PayPal), Draft 9/4! (1 Viewer)

The Frankman

Yeah, we back. And better than ever... This is the FootballGuys.com interest thread for for Season 8 of the Yahoo! Fantasy Football Play or Die League. It's going to be a 14 to 16 team non-PPR League (PPR IS STILL/ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE DEVIL!) with two Flex spots (W/T and W/R/T), in which 8 teams will make the playoffs and Top 4 get payouts (getting 4th should get you your initial buy-in back PLUS). The buy-in this year is $105 dollars; this was voted on last year. As usual, the percentages will be skewed more towards the Top 2 so making the Fantasy SuperBowl nets you a nice chunk of change.  League Dues collection has yet to start, I will set that up by August 7th. As of now, we have four open spots but that may increase so I will also have a waitlist ready; all info will be updated in the official Yahoo! thread as well as below.

(Links to previous seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), decided to run the show on SLAENT.com. Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and here we are for Season 8. So what's new, you may ask?


League Draft/Start Date: (Tentative) Saturday, September 4th at 8:30 EST

Draft: Snake Draft

Buy-in: $105, using PayPal and maybe Yahoo! Cash (CONTACT ME VIA PM FOR PAYPAL ADDRESS WITH TEAM NAME/SLAENT NAME!)

Payout: Top 4

Link to League Scoring Settings

Max Acquisitions for Entire Season: 72

Max Acquisitions per Week: 7

Max Trades for Entire Season: No maximum

Trade End Date: November 2020 

Waiver Type: FAAB w/ Continual rolling list tiebreak

Weekly Waivers: Game Time - Tuesday

Post Draft Players: Free Agents

Playoff Reseeding: No

Divisions: No

Lock Eliminated Teams: Yes

League Pickem: Yes

Roster Positions: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/T, W/R/T, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR, 3 IR-COVID-19 spots (for 16 teams)

Kickers League Value

Field Goals Total Yards: 0.075 points per yard (True Fractional scoring "40 Gate" system) 

Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards: -0.6

Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards: -0.8

Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards: -1.2

Field Goals Missed 40-49 Yards: -1.6

Field Goals Missed 50+ Yards: -2

Point After Attempt Made: 1

Point After Attempt Missed: -0.5

Buy-In (Official for 16 people)

1st gets $817

2nd gets $481

3rd gets $272

4th gets $110 (get Buy-In back+)


16 people x $105 = $1,680 Pot

1st gets 48.75% - $2

2nd gets 28.75% - $2

3rd gets 16.25% - $1

4th gets Remaining Cash + $5

General Rules/Changes:

Everyone gets Two Trade Pushes - If you need a trade automatically pushed, the person requesting the push must contact me through the App/IM (unless usage of a push is part of the deal).

Fractional Kicking Scoring has been tweaked - Due to issues people had with kickers scoring a lot if they kicked like 6 field goals (kickers are not actual NFL players I guess?), I tweaked the Fractional Scoring formula so that to get 3 points for a FG they have to kick it at least 40 yards, a.k.a a "40 Gate". Shorter FGs will barely generate points and misses are roughly half the points negatively. 

Make Sure You Log In Once Every Seven Days - In order to curb absentee owners, you are required to login once on the Yahoo! League page at least once in a 7 day period... it's impossible to run your FAAB waivers, do you lineup stuff, and make changes to your team if you don't even log in for the week. If 7 days pass from the last login period I will send a mass e-mail to everyone and give the offender a warning for the future. After that if logging in once during a 7 day period continues to be a problem and other people complain that the person doesn't respond to PMs/can't be contacted, they run the risk losing their team. Now, Yahoo! does not track logins made over a smartphone, so please contact me if you run your team primarily over a phone. Communication issues are the one thing I can't stand in a league where it costs over $100 bucks to enter, that's why I keep saying people need to update contact info, post on the Yahoo League Thread if they have issues and DL the Yahoo Fantasy app. This isn't a Best Ball League; people can't just join and be impossible to contact, especially when fielding trade offers.

Download of the Yahoo Sports FF App is STRONGLY ADVISED - This. Do it. 

Play ... or Die - Every Spot Has To Be Filled: I've thought about situations where people didn't account for Bye Weeks and just not start a QB/TE because they didn't want to use a spot on the roster. To me, that forgives poor planning and roster construction. In this League you must start a player every week at every startable position or be penalized points based on the position. To curb people deciding not to roster a position and taking a penalty, I have increased the penalty: Get the average of the top 3 FA scorers at the position that week, and then multiply that by 4; the result is subtracted from that teams' score that week. The only exceptions to this are player injuries; Gameday pre-game injuries or designations where a player is Questionable and then ruled Out late (not sure about Doubtful). Each instance will be evaluated individually; However, if you run out of transactions for the week with a player on Bye in a starting spot you will be penalized. You are responsible for planning out the off days/Byes of your team. No shenanigans.

MIA Owners - The only time I will take over a team and set their rosters is if the owner is completely MIA and I have to look for a new owner.

COVID-19 Rules

1) All teams will have 3 COVID roster spots; 3 for COVID, 1 for normal IR - I can't believe I STILL have to do this crap, but apparently people hate science. Like last year I am implementing extra IR spots for COVID as well as the one spot for regular IR. You cannot have a player who is on normal IR put on one of the three COVID IR spots though.

2) The league payouts are changed based on what happens during the season:

* If 10 or fewer games are played and the season is canceled, no payouts will occur and all monies are refunded OR can be rolled to entry into the 2022 league (your choice).

* If 11-13 games are played but the playoffs don't start (aka we don't reach Week 14), payouts will occur based on what place you are in when the season ended after tiebreakers. 

* If we make it to the playoffs but the season ends, payouts will occur based on seeding.

3) People diagnosed with COVID-19 are off limits - You may *NOT* pick up and stash any IR-COVID players that were on the waiver wire when their status was changed. If a player diagnosed with COVID-19 is dropped from a roster he *CANNOT* be picked up to stash on your IR-COVID roster. Once their status reverts back to active, they are free game to be picked up on WAIVERS, not FA. 

4) Draft will be no earlier than the week during the season starts - First game is Thursday, September 9th. The Draft will be no earlier than September 5th in order to best navigate COVID-19 issues

This is what I have so far, but the list will get longer. Note, this is only an interest thread; one you join all league posts will be through the actual Yahoo league forum or IMing through the Yahoo Fantasy Sports App. This league will run regardless of 14 or 16 people, and I implore you to please be informed about the state of the NFL in the US if you want to go ahead and join this year. We have many people from overseas where things may be a bit calmer/worse regarding the global pandemic, let's just say that things aren't exactly going well in the States now that the late summer COVID boom is happening. Don't be that guy who ragequits a league with no heads-up if one of your key guys gets infected/has to sit erroneously due to a false positive.

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The Frankman

One spot just opened up, and we may have a second in the next day or two. If anyone wants to join/be put on the wait list post or PM me.

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The Frankman

Today was the payment deadline in my league. I have one definite spot open, and maybe 2 more.We may have 1-2 more spots open up (non-paying owners by deadline Aug 29th). If you want to be put on the wait list join up!


The Frankman

League is now FULL. Thanks everyone who responded, and post here if you like the format and maybe want me to contact you next year!


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