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Discussion in 'American Football' started by USpur, Sep 17, 2010.
Any fantasy football fans for American football?
Ding Ding Ding.....have 5 teams on ESPN, would like to play for money though but didnt do that this season.
My extended family did a league for the first time this year, building off our March Madness pool (I won!), and we had to do an auto draft. Sucks but I've got a stacked team. Just wondering how anyone else fared.
Yeah I got smoked week 1? The guy I was playing had Peyton Manning, Matt Forte and Arian Foster, 139 points to 64. My point total suffered because Desean Jackson suddenly decided not to catch passes.....
That son of a bitch Arian Foster 41 points in week 1
Nice, we should have started 1 on one of the sites
my top team has
but almost every team i have has 2 top wide receivers, and at least 1 decent RB.
Had a rough week 1, but looking to bounce back.
Everyone seems to have Miles Austin this season. I think I will get into this fantasy football thing next year but since I am a noob someone please explain how it works.
He exploded mid way through last season, and is one of the top 5 WR in the fantasy league. Basically before the season starts you have a draft with about 10 different people (teams). You get 1 pick a round which is randomized by the computer, so getting the #1 or 2 pick is good but say if you're #10 usually you get the #11 pick as well so you could get 2 very good players. So you draft player by player, it takes about 30min to an hour to do. Then once you're done drafting you have a team that includes a QB, 2 RB, a "flex player" which can either be another RB or a WR, 2 WR, TE, Defensive team, and place kicker. Then on your bench you usually have a back up QB, and whoever else you want either a ton of RB or WR, a defense, kicker, tight end....because you have to replace your starters when they have a bye week. Then you play team vs team throughout every week in the NFL....your players score points like for every 10 yards your RB gets you get 1 point, 25 yards thrown by a QB gets you 1 point, touchdowns are 6 points, defensive points count for interceptions, kick off returns, sacks, and how many points they allow and then the place kicker ie the distance of his kicks get you higher points.
Ive learned a lot about the game doing this (because it makes me watch it!) and I really enjoy it, especially in leagues where you can play for money.
Thanks for the info Spursman ill def give this a try in the future!
It might sound like its confusing but its really easy and fun to play, I'd recommend it for sure.
Also I think on nfl.com you could still play but I use ESPN.
Should I start MeSean this week? He didn't catch a pass till the 3rd quarter week 1. With Vick starting I'm not sure he can get the ball to him enough, running QB's typically love the TE.
you mean DeSean right? Seeing how they're playing the Lions I'd stay any Eagle, he'll get at least a touchdown....but it depends on who your other options are.
I've been in a keeper league for eight years. My mainstay has been Antonio Gates - I've had him for 5-6 years and he always delivers. It's a 16-team league so the talent is spread pretty thin. I've got MJD and a surprisingly productive Darren McFadden (so far!) so we'll see how it goes. Flacco did little for me in Week 1 but I have faith...
For fantasy purposes I don't think American football can be beat. I've tried baseball and basketball (college and pro) but the fantasy game just isn't as fun. I think football having one game per week is key. I have some friends who play EPL fantasy leagues but they say it's not really fun - not enough good individual stats.
Yeah Trojans call him MeSean ever since he dissed USC for Cal...
Because of his ME! ME! ME! attitude.
Haha....who are your other WRs?
Royal, Jennings and Edelman
We have a 12 team league (old college buddies), when you have that many teams the available talent drastically reduces after round 4. I'm probably going to drop Edelman before Sunday, guys usually drop players right before game time so i'll wait.
Royal went to a high school in my area, seen him play a lot....he did well at the start of last season and kinda fell off...seems like he started well again and i suspect he's one of the top WR for the Broncos....Jennings is the same with the packers so they're solid, just gotta get the right match ups.
Yeah I'm a Broncos fan, I love him, it almost prevented me from picking him because it's hard to judge players you like rationally. Your in the Northern VA area right, Skins fan?
I have the problems sometimes with some players I had last year....You would think I'd support the area's team but I'm a big Packers fan.
Ahhh that's cool, you got one of my guys Clay Matthews. I think he might just be the best out of that group of USC Linebackers drafted in 2009.
Plus the game is in his blood, heard about his father as a player so hopefully it rubs off onto him. I think we'll make it to the super bowl, finally have a defense to back up the offense.
I have a league
Unfortunately I made it the week before I started uni, so I was a lil drunk when I drafted.......
yeah, I wasnt even in my own mind that night lmao
I'm gonna cut Sparano's balls off if he doesn't give Ronnie Brown touches, I know that you're a good coach but your killin' me!
I've got him in one of my teams, but I picked up Peyton Hillis (who did real well for the Broncos if i remember) and he is getting me some decent points
I'm sure you're happy with Jackson so far though.
Yeah MeSean is much better then last week. I also have Peyton Hillis but I didn't start him.
Haha, my opponent started an illegal roster, so I get a win by forfeit this week. This NEVER happens in my league. Everyone else is pissed about it but I am just laughing. Good thing it happened, too, because none of my guys is doing anything for me so far...
AHHH!!! I have Peyton Hillis riding the bench and he's having a career day!!
lol started him in every team I had, and I cant believe he's destroying this Ravens D.
Schaub has screwed me this week.