MoFo Fantasy Football 2013 - Draft Time and Settings

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I know I've said this before, but one of the best things about having 14 teams (other than forcing everyone to look well beyond the stud players, obviously) is that everybody plays everybody else exactly once in the regular season, which is perfect.

That, and it lets you do 6 playoff teams (less than half, but not way less, whereas with twelve teams 4 feels like too few and 6 feels like too much), which lets you do bye weeks. Really excellent setup, schedule-wise.
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Just a friendly reminder, as well, to visit the league site this morning and test-load the draft room in advance. If you have problems, trying to load it in another browser often helps.



In the Beginning...
Yeah, definitely do that. I tried to do a Mock Draft and found that I couldn't load the draft app. Thankfully it's resolved now. Google Chrome seems to work nicely and make sure you have Adobe Flash updated.



Just over 15 minutes! Almost everybody's in. I know TONGO was thinking of letting it autodraft, though assuming the Boston group (Mike/LT/Pete) all make it, that'd be either 13 or 14. Awesome!



Probably the sloppiest draft I ever did lol! THANK GOD Tabitha took Lynch as I wasnt there and still got Muscle Hamster. Hooha!



Homer tab!

Seds: 0 (!) Pats.
LT: 2 Pats.
Fiscal: 3 Falcons (two starters).
PW: 0 Seahawks! Probably because of...
Tabithia: 6 Seahawks (all starters)!
TONGO: 3 Bucs (all starters).
Yoda: 1 Steeler.
Sleezy: 3 Vikings (all starters).
Pete: 3 Pats (two starters).
Dusty: 3 Packers (two starters).

One note about the above: the majority of these teams have their hometown kicker, which is admittedly less consequential.



I actually don't know who sean and jiraffe like. Who ya' got gentlemen?

Only other two are Dex (Canadian) and Dionne (mixed allegiance, more dedicated to Peyton Manning than any one team), who seem to defy the homer thing altogether.



I had my least favorite draft position which had me reaching in places and choices I didn't like in others. It was a fun draft, though - and I have some home team support which will prevent some Sunday headaches.
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I'm a Cowboy fan, but homerism didn't play into my draft picks. I got 2 of them. I love Longhorn players. I drafted two former Longhorns. I didn't really want to draft Miles Austin, but where I got him at I feel it was worth it. And to be fair, I was really wanting to draft Romo, but he was taken earlier in the same round that I was going to pick him.



In the Beginning...
Yeah, first time I've drafted #1 overall. I prefer drafting in the middle somewhere, so you have a more consistent shot at players. I had to reach on a few as a result. Will likely be open to trades.



I actually don't know who sean and jiraffe like. Who ya' got gentlemen?

Only other two are Dex (Canadian) and Dionne (mixed allegiance, more dedicated to Peyton Manning than any one team), who seem to defy the homer thing altogether.
I am a Steelers fan first and a Colt and Broncos fan next. When Manning went to the Broncos it was awesome for me in that regard. Manning (not injured) always puts up points overall. It makes for a fun season as well as possible fireworks or down right gutter ball - I love the roller-coaster.
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Yeah, first time I've drafted #1 overall. I prefer drafting in the middle somewhere, so you have a more consistent shot at players. I had to reach on a few as a result. Will likely be open to trades.
Yeah, I agree. Drafting in the middle gives you the best chance to capitalize on any players who fall too far. At the ends, you pretty much have to reach on people you know won't come back around, and any steals that fall to you are incidental.

Plus, from what I've read higher draft picks are just more valuable in general; the snake format doesn't totally mitigate it.

I've had rotten luck on that front, drafting at or near the back in 5 of the 6 years we've had this league now.



Keep on Rockin in the Free World
I actually don't know who sean and jiraffe like. Who ya' got gentlemen?

Only other two are Dex (Canadian) and Dionne (mixed allegiance, more dedicated to Peyton Manning than any one team), who seem to defy the homer thing altogether.
I don't really have 1 favourite team. I only started watching the NFL when Warren Moon left to play for the Oilers. There are certain teams that play a run-n-gun CFL style that i prefer to watch absolutely.

Superbowl pick would be Falcons vs Texans (Falcons win).
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I'm a Bills fan and did take Stevie Johnson. I'm looking forward to the season. This is prob the deepest league I have been in.
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I've only ever played in 8 team leagues...so this league is WAY deeper than anyone I've ever been in. I really like my team though.



I've only ever played in 8 team leagues...so this league is WAY deeper than anyone I've ever been in. I really like my team though.
Wow, really? Even 10 team leagues feel weird to me. I played in one 8 team league for a single year and it was so bizarre.



8 does feel weird but just creates the opposite problem. You feel like your team is stacked and you still get beat. I am used to 10 or 12. In the middle rounds of our draft I was like, "where are all the RB?"