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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2007, 04:35 PM »
Fine then, I'm going to let the computer pick for me just to piss you off.   :-* ;)
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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2007, 04:53 PM »
Can we create one fake team?  Takes some of the players out of the equation resulting in a less stacked league (they aren't as much fun as you'd think) and the auto-draft could pick it.  Commissioner could go in and set the roster and just leave it be. 

Not too bad of an idea, but that has some problems of it's own:

1.  The dummy team might win  :o
2.  The team won't compete for waiver wire grabs.
3.  As injuries occur, the commish would have to make roster changes.  That might be a conflict of interest if the dummy team is beating the commish's team in a category, to insert a certain player or bench a certain player.


Let's just roll with the 7 then, it'll be okay.  I think we had 8 last year.
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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2007, 09:53 PM »
Hi Guys, sorry for the late ask, but I wouldn't mind joining if you all wouldn't mind me being a newbie to Fantasy Basketball (Fantasy anything actually).  I've heard friends play and people talk about Fantasy league this and that, but I never got into it myself.  I don't know a single thing about this so you'll have to bear with me.  I like basketball so I'd love to participate and learn as I go.  When I say I'm a newbie to this, believe me, I really mean it.  Are you all OK with that?  If so, I'm in.  --King

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2007, 10:15 PM »
Hi Guys, sorry for the late ask, but I wouldn't mind joining if you all wouldn't mind me being a newbie to Fantasy Basketball (Fantasy anything actually).  I've heard friends play and people talk about Fantasy league this and that, but I never got into it myself.  I don't know a single thing about this so you'll have to bear with me.  I like basketball so I'd love to participate and learn as I go.  When I say I'm a newbie to this, believe me, I really mean it.  Are you all OK with that?  If so, I'm in.  --King

Very good!  Use the link on page 1, password, and league ID, and sign up for "custom league".  Read the rules and how to play and if you have any questions feel free to post them here and we'll answer them for you.

Thanks for joining!

PS The live online draft for this is Thursday night at 10 PM EST.  It will take about an hour.  Basically, the 8 of us take turns selecting players until our 13-man rosters are full.

« Last Edit: October 23, 2007, 10:17 PM by Dressel Rebel »
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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2007, 10:19 PM »
Everyone starts somewhere - welcome aboard.   :)

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2007, 10:29 PM »
Excellent and don't worry if you're not familiar with drafting or confident in making choices.  You can always let the computer do it for you.  I've finished behind many a computer drafted team in my time.   :-X
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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2007, 02:02 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.  I've signed up and have tested my system.  The only thing is I'll be on a flight from Phoenix to LA (5:45 to 7:05 pm) on Thursday, so I'll probably end up missing the draft.  I've started editing my pre-draft rankings to take care of that.  I've skimmed through the rules (wow, this is serious stuff), and I think I'm good for now.  I've participated in NCAA office pools on-line, but I think this will be very cool to participate in one of these fantasy leagues especially since it runs the entire bball season.  The fantasy season does end when the regular season ends and playoffs don't matter, right?  I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions on the way.   8)

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2007, 01:27 AM »
Draft day has come and gone.  I see players on my team that I don't recognize.  So is now the time to start getting rid of players that the draft picked for me who I don't want?  I'm trying a transaction now where I'm adding Shane Battier and dropping one of the guys on my team.

It looks like I can drop someone now as part of an individual transaction and basically put that person on "waivers".  Is that done so other teams have a chance at picking him up?

If I have an extra spot on the team and if I add a player, does that put him on "waivers" also, and I have to wait for that transaction to be approved or something?

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2007, 10:13 AM »
I wouldn't be too hasty to get rid of anyone just yet, though it's entirely your decision to do so.  Obviously the later round picks might be of no interest to you at all so swapping them out isn't a big deal. 

In the case of waivers, right now it applies to all players in our league and all teams.  After the 28th, all those players on the free agents players list will clear waivers and be free agents meaning there won't be any wait time to pick them up.

Using your example, if we all want Battier, we can all put in a request and the person with the highest waiver wire ranking (lowest number) would get him.  The waiver wire order is set in reverse order to the draft order, so Rob has #1 and John has #8.  Once you use up a waiver wire request, you drop to the bottom of the list (#8) until other people use their waiver wire priority up. 

If you drop a player he will go to waivers for a couple of days before anyone can pick him up.  If it's a desirable player and multiple people try to get him, the player will go to the player with the highest waiver wire priority (again, lowest number).  If no one wants him and he clears waivers, he enters the free agent list.  Free agents can be added by anyone at anytime and there is no waiting period, you get that player right away (though they won't show on your roster as eligible to play until the next day). 

Clear as mud? 

Oh, and my team is too big. :-X
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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2007, 10:36 AM »
Yeah.  What he said.

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2007, 01:32 PM »
Damn it, I forgot to complain that we need more starters.   :P

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2007, 02:25 PM »
I wouldn't be too hasty to get rid of anyone just yet, though it's entirely your decision to do so.  Obviously the later round picks might be of no interest to you at all so swapping them out isn't a big deal. 

In the case of waivers, right now it applies to all players in our league and all teams.  After the 28th, all those players on the free agents players list will clear waivers and be free agents meaning there won't be any wait time to pick them up.

Using your example, if we all want Battier, we can all put in a request and the person with the highest waiver wire ranking (lowest number) would get him.  The waiver wire order is set in reverse order to the draft order, so Rob has #1 and John has #8.  Once you use up a waiver wire request, you drop to the bottom of the list (#8) until other people use their waiver wire priority up. 

If you drop a player he will go to waivers for a couple of days before anyone can pick him up.  If it's a desirable player and multiple people try to get him, the player will go to the player with the highest waiver wire priority (again, lowest number).  If no one wants him and he clears waivers, he enters the free agent list.  Free agents can be added by anyone at anytime and there is no waiting period, you get that player right away (though they won't show on your roster as eligible to play until the next day). 

Clear as mud? 

Oh, and my team is too big. :-X

Actually Brent, that made a lot of sense.  I just don't get some of the details when reading Yahoo's Fantasy rules and help area for Rotisserie.  I think I'll start picking up the game, strategies, and nuances of play here when the season starts.  I appreciate your comments.

I noticed that Shane was picked up by Rob, so that must have meant Rob also wanted Shane and Rob had a higher waiver priority.  Is my starting 5 the top 5 positions on my team list?  So my "PG", "SG", "SF", "PF", and "C" are the only players who will accumulate points based on their performance, and all my "Util" and "BN" are not in effect?

Gasol is on my team, and this was on the Fantasy News and Notes area:

Oct 27 According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Gasol still hasn't been cleared to participate in full-contact practices because of a sprained ankle.
Advice: Gasol told the newspaper "it was no mild sprain," but remains hopeful that he'll be ready for the season opener Oct. 31 against San Antonio. When healthy, Gasol is a top fantasy option. He averaged 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocked shots in 59 games last season.


So if Gasol doesn't play in any of the games I have him in the starting 5, that means I won't accumulate points for that position, right?  If that's the case, is the strategy to put someone in place of Gasol to get for sure points?

Sorry about these basic questions, but I had to ask.  Thanks, King

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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2007, 02:34 PM »

I noticed that Shane was picked up by Rob, so that must have meant Rob also wanted Shane and Rob had a higher waiver priority. 


Right.


 Is my starting 5 the top 5 positions on my team list?  So my "PG", "SG", "SF", "PF", and "C" are the only players who will accumulate points based on their performance, and all my "Util" and "BN" are not in effect?


The "BN" spots do not accumulate points, the 2 "Util" spots do, however.  So you have the potential to start 7 people per night.


So if Gasol doesn't play in any of the games I have him in the starting 5, that means I won't accumulate points for that position, right?  If that's the case, is the strategy to put someone in place of Gasol to get for sure points?


For each of the 7 spots on your roster that accumulate points, you get 82 games per each of the 7 positions per season.

So, if Gasol is hurt, you should put someone from your bench in his spot in for the amount of games that Gasol is out, and when Gasol is back, put him back in.  Gasol and his substitute may not surpass 82 games total in their position per season.  If 82 games have been played at "C" on your roster, the 83rd and onward will not count towards your team totals.

The amount of games that you have left to "spend" on each position is conveniently found under the "maximum games" link on the bottom left of your team page by the "submit changes" button.


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Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2007-08
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2007, 07:49 PM »
if gasol doesn't play at all, the game will not count against you.  but, you might want to watch him to see if he is playing 100% before putting him in games.  if he does play like 5 minutes it will count as a game played.

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Re: JD Fantasy Football 2007
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2007, 04:16 PM »
True enough - I'm really really hoping that nothing goes wrong this time through - I feel pretty good about my chances at the moment.  I'm also thrilled that my Win/Loss is proportional to my points scored - unlike last year where I was 5th or 6th in points, 11th in standings.  ::)

Expect another late surge in Basketball this year if Arenas pulls his head out of his ass and Brand comes back in reasonable order.   :)

I'd be as scared about Arenas' knee as I would be about Stoudemire's.  As for Brand, if you get him back, I'd say it'll be late March at best. 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2007, 09:47 PM by Ryan »
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