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The Dog Days of Summer

Posted on: August 4, 2009 8:50 am
 
Well, it is that time of the year when many Fantasy players find themselves looking for something else to do on the site.  65% of the Fantasy Baseball players are likely too far out of it by now and have given up. Fantasy Football drafts are just starting to pick up now, but we're still over a month away from regular season games.  You've proven that you're not too interested in the topics I've tried covering over the summer.  So, I'll just use this space to give you a few suggestions for things to occupy your mind as you try to beat the heat...

Fantasy Football Mock Drafts - We relaunched our Mock Draft product a few weeks ago.  It's now easier than ever to get into a draft.  You can select the position that you'll actually be drafting from so that you can get a real feel for the decisions you'll have to face in your real draft.  We made some changes to the logic that the auto-pilot uses to make picks for empty draft slots so that it will give more realistic results. We've also added mock Auction Drafts this year, so if you participate in an auction, you can practice in there. It's totally free and you can use it as many times as you like. For the record, there's a good chance you'll be practicing against me...I've been using it to prepare for my drafts (rather than write blogs).  Another great tool to help you prepare for your draft is the Downloadble Draft Kit .  It has lots of quality content for your draft, takes seconds to download, and is also free. You could be a force to be reckoned with heading into uyour draft if you use these two products in conjunction with one another.  

Office Pool Manager  - This is one of the most popular products on our site, but also one of the most under-rated.  People will always tell me that they wish there was a site where they could manage an office pool.  And then I have to tell them that we've offered this product for like 10 years now.  Anyway, it's as cool as our other Fantasy products.  You can set up your own league or pool, set the rules anyway you want to, use NFL or College games (or a mix of both), play with the point spread or without it, set your own spreads or use ours.  You can even use it to run a 'Suicide' type pool.  It's also free and includes live updating scores and standings.

Comments

Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2009 5:55 pm
 

The Dog Days of Summer

Just have a question about the office pool manager.  I have 7 people signed up to play, but only see $2.00 as the TOTAL ENTRY FEE when the fee is $2.00 per player.  I should see $14.00 as the weekly pot but don't.  Does that TOTAL change when the games start?

Or is the issue with the EDIT FEES section.  I have WEEKLY FEE chosen.  Is the POOL ENTRY FEE a PER PERSON or is it a TOTAL $$ FOR THAT WEEK?

Please clarify.



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2009 4:16 pm
 

The Dog Days of Summer

Levine, how about adding something to stop bogus trades! (ex. like a report abuse link) The league voting is a good idea but alot of people don't check their leagues every & every other day! Especially in the pre season! In my football league two teams are trying to trade Brees, Fitzgerald, Mcfadden and a player I can't think of right now for Matt Ryan, Donald Brown and another non starter on his team! This bogus trade will probably go through because most aren't checking their teams! Also, you might want to think about allowing pickups immediately after drafts! In baseball I waited till the day before the season to draft and ended up not being able to have an active player for that week because I couldn't make a roster transaction the next day! That was my fault for drafting an injured player but you should be able to pick up players after the draft! One last suggestion for baseball scoring, can you look at tweaking the scoring rules to bring the everyday players (hitting) up to par with the pitching! The pitching determines the outcome way too much in H2H!



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2009 8:13 pm
 

The Dog Days of Summer

Maybe you can give me your opinion on this.  I run a 16 team, 4 division and 2 conferance head to head league.  On the last week we have a position week, I have it set up 1v2 3v6 4v5 7v8 in the 2 conferances.  The reason I do it this way is because it give 6 and 5 to make the playoffs on the last wee as opposed to just 1 of them if I did it 1v2 3v4 5v6 7v8.  I also seed with the div leader taking the 2 seed evan if he doesnt have the better record than the other teams.  Do you think this is right and how would you do it.



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2009 8:06 pm
 

The Dog Days of Summer

Maybe you can give me your opinion on this.  I run a 16 team, 4 division and 2 conferences head to head league.  On the last week we have a position week, I have it set up in the 2 conferences.  The reason I do it this way is because it give 6 and 5 a chance to make the playoffs on the last week as opposed to just 1 of them if I did it .  I also seed with the div leader taking the 2 seed even if he doesn't have the better record than the other teams.  Do you think this is right and how would you do it.



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2009 12:39 pm
 

The Dog Days of Summer

Any thoughts by your group to increase the size of some of the mock drafts?  I do 16 and 20 team leagues and these mock drafts don't really help me in my preparation. 


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