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Fantasy Quitters

Posted on: December 15, 2011 4:19 pm
In every league you can find a team in which the owner either quit or forgot about. And it makes me sick to my stomach thinking that there is potential trades and waivers pickups sitting on a stagnant roster. I say there should be some way that if an owner is inactive for a period of time his/her team will be relinquished to another owner. I have ran into a few people that were wanting to play but were a little to late after the season began. For any reason you want to quit because your team was drafted incorrect or the players seem to be bust, i have the perfect example. There is a team in my league that started out at 2-5. It was a horrid team with starters in such as L.Tomilison,V.Shaincoe, R.Bush( just became revelant recently) and, D.McNabb. These were drafted players. With a little nifty waiver wire pickups that team has won the last 7 games and came from behind to overtake the wildcard in the playoffs. The whole team was aquired in the waiver market except for MJD and Fitzgerald. He now is favored by 10 over me in the playoffs (i have A.Peterson and R.Rice). So this goes to show you if your team isnt to your liking, DO NOT give up. And if you do then you shouldnt of been playing anyways. Opinions? 
Category: Fantasy Football

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:05 pm

Fantasy Quitters

Thanks for replying. You have a good point Eugene. I would love to find a way to be able to get ahold of actual fantasy owners and make a league by using the cbs rating system. They can make someone an Superstar by just blogging and invovlement in activities. Why couldnt they use a system where it would show what someone did throughout a fantasy season. How many times they checked/set their lineup. How many waiver and trade moves oneself made. And so on. That could be a defining point for when someone makes a league they know if someone is going to actually play. Maybe set up an option for the commish of the league to be able to choose if an owner that has had bad credibility, be able to play. Also it would help to choose which league you would want to be involved in.

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:35 am

Fantasy Quitters

I too agree with your disdain for quitters especially when they join a league where the description says NO QUITTERS!

I say there should be some way that if an owner is inactive for a period of time his/her team will be relinquished to another owner.

I actually would like to see a contraction policy instituted in fantasy football where if an owner has not made a roster move of any kind for 8 consecutive weeks especially when it comes to Bye Weeks that their whole roster goes up for grabs for the next week's waiver run, and whoever gets plucked from their roster gets replaced by the player that was dropped. For instance if Team A who has not been active had Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Team B who has been active but winless would be first to make a claim during the waiver run and could claim Rodgers while dropping someone like Donovan McNabb formerly of the Minnesota Vikings who would then go to Team A. And this would continue on either that inactive owner actually shows up or the season ends. It gives owners who are not doing so well but are still active and participating the first cracks at the superstar players on the non-active owner's roster so they can compete.

I know what I proposed is harsh and extreme but you know what stay out of the leagues where the league's description clearly states NO QUITTERS!

Thanks for letting me vent. Five stars to you for this blog.

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2011 12:08 pm

Fantasy Quitters

oh so true...i hve had times where i had missed my draft and the computer would pick my team...keep an eye on the waivers and try to make a trade with one of your stud players and strenghten a weak spot...i have pulled m,y team out of the dulldrums and have made the playoffs and on an occassion or 2 reached the title game and one it omce....its a long season, injuries happen and oppurtunities present themselves

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