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Standard ESPN Fantasy Football League. Snake draft.

There are separate sign ups for the Keeper and Auction leagues, this is our regular league.

£25 to play, deep prizes, live draft, all welcome.

Depending on numbers there'll be as many leagues as necessary for everyone who wants to take part. Max league size 14 teams.

Payment via Paypal to

*PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FORUM NAME WITH YOUR PAYMENT, EVEN IF WE'RE OLD FRIENDS* ... it's not always me making the 'paid' lists!

Add your name to the list, cut and paste it, and repost on this thread.

Thanks, O.
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Report orioles August 28, 2012 12:42 PM BST
Bad beat, still nothing Confused

If you pay your entry fee (£25) to the same address ( via PayPal, I can send your league invite to your address on PayPal, that should do it.
Report Bad Beat Histack August 28, 2012 12:55 PM BST
Weird, e-mails should be coming from Alan Roberts, I'll send over payment now.
Report Bad Beat Histack August 28, 2012 2:28 PM BST
Payment sent.
Report orioles August 28, 2012 3:22 PM BST
We've cracked it! Still no emails, but payment arrived, so check that address for your invite.

Report d13phe August 28, 2012 3:25 PM BST
when is the other draft Captain O
Report orioles August 28, 2012 3:33 PM BST
Other snake, Cavalier League, 2nd Sept 7.45pm UK

Keeper league drafts, 3rd Sept 8pm UK
Report HARRY22 August 28, 2012 4:11 PM BST
If any other player wants in I will step out.Cool
Report db1974 August 28, 2012 4:30 PM BST
What is the format for the Cavalier League now that it's 16 teams
Report HARRY22 August 28, 2012 4:36 PM BST
I was thinking the same means some unlucky manager will end up with tebow lol
Report orioles August 28, 2012 4:39 PM BST
Format? Not sure what you mean.

It's a regular head to head points league. It's the same format as the previous 8 years.
Report db1974 August 28, 2012 4:40 PM BST
Found the format

So it's:
2 matches against each team in your division (6 matches)
1 match against each other team in your conference* (4 matches)
1 match against a team in the other conference (1 match)

Conferences are East-West & North-South
Report Bad Beat Histack August 28, 2012 4:42 PM BST
We have cracked it, I'm in.

Report orioles August 28, 2012 4:44 PM BST
I can remove the conferences if you'd like and make it a full league scramble. (I think!)
Report db1974 August 28, 2012 4:50 PM BST
Well it might be more fun to have 11 matches against different guys instead of 3 x home-and-away match-ups but whatever you think yourself Commiss!
Report ahvanbasten August 28, 2012 4:56 PM BST
Any places left? I can step in at short notice if anyone drops out
Report HARRY22 August 28, 2012 4:58 PM BST
^ You would have to ask the big man 'MR O'...not sure I can do the draft on sunday which is the best part of the game....If you want a place I will drop out.
Report HARRY22 August 28, 2012 4:59 PM BST
Should have paid up earlier and entered the first draft
Report ahvanbasten August 28, 2012 5:03 PM BST
Yeah agreed, missing the draft is a bummer Cry
Report orioles August 28, 2012 5:19 PM BST
How's that for a schedule?
Report Sudoku_Junior August 28, 2012 6:14 PM BST
A 16 team league is going to be fun, will separate the men from the boys!
Report db1974 August 28, 2012 10:44 PM BST
Great schedule now - really looking forward to it - my rookie season
Report d13phe September 13, 2012 9:02 AM BST
interesting start

Looking forward to Mendenhall coming back as Redman is rubbish Plain
Report d13phe September 14, 2012 8:54 AM BST
bloody forte (my fantasy stud goes down ) Cry

I need Mendenhall now!
Report HARRY22 September 14, 2012 2:30 PM BST
Could be QB scored a huge 2 pts last night Laugh
Report d13phe September 14, 2012 2:36 PM BST
high ankle sprain for Forte

reckon 4-6 weeks
Report HARRY22 September 14, 2012 2:47 PM BST
Never stayed around to see how long he would be out...huge blow...bush looking a good pick up then.
Report grrrrrowl September 15, 2012 9:59 PM BST
Man, I hope Benson is used like that for the rest of the season as my team is pretty dire! Rookie season for me though so live and learn!
Report HARRY22 September 16, 2012 8:15 PM BST
Reggie bush Grin
Report d13phe September 26, 2012 8:28 PM BST
all my players seem to be on bye this week

Hope Forte is back on sunday
Report HARRY22 September 26, 2012 9:18 PM BST
How does the league work in terms of playoffs? I guess the playoffs start a few weeks before regular season ends?

what record do you have d13?
Report d13phe September 26, 2012 9:20 PM BST
2-1 but about to go 2-2 this week

all my Pitts players and Reggie Wayne are on byes.  forte also looks like he will miss out again
Report HARRY22 September 26, 2012 9:23 PM BST
also 2-1 having lost 1st week...each week I have scored over 80 pts so that kind of consistent scoring should see me in the hunt if nothing happens to my RBs
Report d13phe September 26, 2012 9:28 PM BST
after this weekend Jake Locker is going to be my big star
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 8:01 PM BST
What happens if I suspect that someone has got incorrect points for this week? (or any week for that matter)
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 9:22 PM BST
Has it made the difference between a win and loss?
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 9:30 PM BST
yes.... well, a loss and a tie
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 9:43 PM BST
well speak up lad Grin  which match up is it?
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 9:49 PM BST
Saints should have got 4 points instead of 6. Looking at the scoring breakdown they got -3 points for yards conceded (400-450) when they should have got -5 for conceding 467 yards :p
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 10:00 PM BST
going to look at the close matches i lost now just incase lol
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 10:05 PM BST
how many yards of receiving and rushing have you got down for that game..I have 471
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 10:13 PM BST
yes they should only have 4 pts if you ask the boss
Report db1974 October 8, 2012 10:16 PM BST
Replacement computers!!!!!!!!!!?????????
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 10:17 PM BST
actually, I've checked how they work it out. The negative yards from the sacks comes off the total yardage. Unfortunately I have from that final stupid play from rivers where he got sacked AND fumbled Angry
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 10:19 PM BST
354 passing  117 rushing??????????
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 10:20 PM BST
yes but they lost 30+ yards from sacks which ends up coming off the total yardage
Report HARRY22 October 8, 2012 10:23 PM BST
unlucky Shocked
Report grrrrrowl October 8, 2012 10:25 PM BST
yeah I know, my season is a bust!
Report d13phe October 9, 2012 12:41 PM BST
first big trade in the Bulldog league.

Trading Sproles for Fred Jackson Mischief
Report Pun tang October 10, 2012 8:07 PM BST
I gave up Jackson in the trade. He hasn't looked the same player this year, and the timeshare situation with CJ looks likely to stay which won't help his production.

Not sure Sproles will live up to his draft expectation either tho, but I think he's probably got a lower downside and a higher upside this season (cue a career game for Jackson in week 6....)
Report d13phe October 11, 2012 1:04 PM BST
I was only jesting.  Thought there would be a bit more banter around the league

i like Sproles but now that I have Mendenhall and Forte back so wanted someone with a bit more upside.

I also think that Brees has so many weapons he can call on now. 

We will see anyway.  Big game for me this week to have apsirations of playoffs
Report Pun tang October 11, 2012 6:58 PM BST
It was a good, fair trade. Just hope Spiller stays healthy Cool
Report HowieTheRookie. October 12, 2012 1:51 AM BST
Uncle O going all in on Vic Ballard in the Cavaliers league Confused
Report d13phe October 12, 2012 8:45 AM BST
Mendenhall gets injured again Cry

he was going to be my sleeper of the year from the draft!
Report HARRY22 October 23, 2012 1:05 AM BST
D13 did you win week 7 matchup? I need pts tonight from robbie gould and pettigrew to knock off the runaway 6-0 team Shocked
Report db1974 October 23, 2012 12:24 PM BST
7 players tied for 3rd on 4-3 in the Cavalier League with another 3 players just a game behind on 3-4 (2 guys leading the way on 6-1)

6 of the 7 teams on 4-3 are actually playing each other this weekend while the other one takes on one of the 6-1 teams

There's going to be some scramble for the last couple of playoff spots
Report d13phe October 23, 2012 1:29 PM BST
the 2 players in the bulldog league with a 6-1 record face off this weekend.


Being one of them I am glad to have Peyton Manning back in my lineup although Fred Jackson is on a bye

Just hoping Mendenhall is fit.

another win and I hopefully should be playoff bound.
Report HARRY22 October 23, 2012 4:43 PM BST
Just got over the line this week with robbie gould and pettigrew just getting enough pts...started  to wonder when gould fg was jo injured not good news though Sad
Report Areyoutalkintome? October 25, 2012 9:56 AM BST
Excuse me for hijacking the thread. I would just like to hear some thoughts concerning a possible trade. Thanks in advance.

It is a deep, 24 team dynasty league (20 keepers), focused on the defensive side of the game.

I claimed Alfred Morris during pre-season, he has proved an excellent value addition to a roster that I had just taken over. I had inherited Gabbert and a less than talented squad... no wonder the previous owner departed! After weeks of trading I had acquired Dalton and many future draft picks, getting rid of the dead wood in the process, I had initially accepted that the season was to be a transitional one. However, after five games I had a record of 4-1, I traded for several players that would give me a shot at the playoffs. Unfortunately owner error and injuries have sidetracked that project and I am now 4-3 with every chance of going to .500 this week.
I have just received an offer for Morris, whom I rate highly at the time of writing and going forward. The offer looks fair, but it is obviously hard to equate, as we really have no idea of Morris's ceiling, performance wise?!

Here is the proposed trade, feel free to give your thoughts:

Team A gets
Rashard Mendenhall RB PIT (rank: 76-623)
2013 2nd round pick #1 (25th overall)
2015 2nd round pick #1 (25th overall)

Team B gets
Alfred Morris RB WAS (rank: 6-42)

I'm also aware of Mendenhall's fragile status, though he looked good on his comeback and his current injury is not to his previously afflicted knee.
The future picks help to offset any potential issue with Mendenhall.
Report d13phe October 25, 2012 4:50 PM BST
I would be all over that trade

especially with the fact that when Mendenhall comes back he will be always be the feature back at Pittsburgh

you also get 2 big picks going forwards Shocked that you can trade or use!

You also never know the RB position with the Shanahans
Report orioles October 25, 2012 5:36 PM BST
True dat.

Pull the trigger.
Report Areyoutalkintome? October 25, 2012 7:31 PM BST
You also never know the RB position with the Shanahans

True and Morris did fumble for the first time last week!

Report grrrrrowl October 28, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
Not that it'll likely make much difference but which 2 of the following 3 would you guys start for this week?

1. Hakeem Nicks
2. Brian Hartline
3. Cecil Shorts

It may seem a no brainer but Nicks hasn't really performed all season (apart from 1 game) due to nagging injuries. Hartline is inconsistent and Shorts looks to be the main WR this week but Jags have QB concerns....
Report Nilsson Schmilsson October 28, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
sit hartline
Report orioles October 28, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
Nicks has good numbers against Dallas.
Hartline is the next best, but he's got a tough matchup.
Shorts is a bust.
Report grrrrrowl October 28, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
Shorts actually has the best matchup this week though
Report orioles October 28, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
If Laurent Robinson doesn't go, I'd think about Shorts, but you're hoping he breaks off a big play and that makes it a reach.
Report d13phe October 28, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
robinson is confirmed out
Report HARRY22 October 28, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
orioles this 16 team league is tough when you have injuries...if all fit I really like my team but no RBs available on waivers..Sad
Report orioles October 28, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
I know, these leagues ain't for the faint of heart Wink

If it's any consolation, I'm having an awful season .... again!
Report HARRY22 October 28, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
Not complaining...It is least top 8 make it so anything can happen come playoffsssss  lots of teams at 4-3
Report grrrrrowl October 28, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
I need to win all of my last fixtures to even have a sniff, so defeat is not an option! If I get beat this week though, I will be gutting my team out cos I will no longer give a fook!
Report Nilsson Schmilsson October 28, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
and you probabaly wont be invited next year Laugh
Report Pun tang November 4, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
Doug Martin Shocked
Report RescueMe. November 6, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
I had Doug Martin Blush
Report RescueMe. November 6, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
Traded him for Scott Chandler and Eric Decker in about wk 4 BlushBlushBlush
Report HARRY22 November 7, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
Lost by 2 pts this week through leaving out a kicker and defence that has served me well Sad

Just so I have this right the panthers were awarded 7pts this week? Is this correct? I have them on 6 pts..wont make a difference still lose
Report db1974 November 20, 2012 10:25 AM GMT
Who wants to trade a decent RB for Tom Brady

So I have scraped into the Playoffs by a whopping 7 points over the 9th place finisher and will now face the No.1 seed in the Cavalier League in the first round, South Park Cows, who gave me an unmerciful beating earlier in the season.

Sadly, thanks to some untimely injuries (Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and now Willis McGahee) and poor decision making (eg throwing Marcedes Lewis to the scrapheap having suffered him for 4 weeks and then he has a 2 Touchdown day the ****)
Report d13phe November 20, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
I am 10-1 and in the other league but may chances of winning the playoffs faded when Gronk broke his arm Cry
Report orioles November 20, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
I threw away Justin Blackmon for Rod Streater last week Cool
Report mookybarkid November 20, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
Daft question time.... What format do the play-offs take?  I was expecting straight knock out from now on but there's only 8 of us left and a knock out would only take 3 weeks to get a winner.   Can someone give me a clue?
Report orioles November 20, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
My reply didn't land Confused

The fantasy playoffs are a knockout competition.

The reason we finish our season before the NFL finish theirs is so that fantasy teams aren't affected by rested players, or players who are pulled early in meaningless games, as NFL teams prepare for the post-season.
Report mookybarkid November 20, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
Ah that's ok then. Thought I was missing something. Cheers for clearing it up.

If only Gronk had waited an extra week before he bust his arm and pretty much ruined my chances!!
Report d13phe November 27, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
Playoffs this weekend and my team are banged up

Gronk and Forte , my number 1 and 2 picks injured Cry

I need a miracle
Report orioles November 27, 2012 12:17 PM GMT
My best team just lost in the first round Sad
Report RescueMe. November 27, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
I have to be Uncle O this weekend to make the Playoffs in the Auction League.

Im the #1 seed in the other league im in by the loss of MJD is going to finally catch up with me this week in the first play off match
Report RescueMe. November 27, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
Report orioles November 27, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
Make me an offer ... Devil
Report Nilsson Schmilsson November 27, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
no funny business on my watch Angry
Report orioles November 27, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
I leave that to the BOC Masonic Lodge Wink
Report db1974 December 11, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
Well done to South Park Cows who won the Cavalier II League beating Mobot in the final. Good to see the No.1 and No.2 seeds reaching the final (in my absence obviously)

I have to say I found the 16-team format very tough with injuries playing a bigger role than normal as there is very very little talent left on the benches once an important player goes down.

Thanks to orioles for running the show and I am already looking forward to next year's competition

How did the Bulldogs League finish up?
Report orioles December 11, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
They finish next week (don't ask!)

Next year we'll see if we can't cap leagues at 12 teams - but everyone will still get a place.
Report db1974 December 11, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
No worries orioles. I'm very curious about the Bulldog League now though!

Hindsight is 20:20 vision but if the Bulldog draft had been delayed for another week we probably could have had 2 x 14-team leagues. There seemed to be a lot of stragglers this season, all of whom were put into the Cavalier League because the Bulldog one had already drafted at that stage.
Report Lance in France December 11, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
It's at this time of the season, when I have no interest in picking a team as they are dead in the water (well to be brutally honest they have been dead since week 7 and its all the coach's fault!), that I propose I big vote of thanks to Uncle O for being the organiser supreme. Cheers O
Report orioles December 11, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
Yeah, I filled up a league (they have a max on ESPN) and then as people came along, I had to start another. I'll time it better next year.

Cheers, Lance Happy
Report RescueMe. December 12, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
we meet again Mr.O!

I'm in the final in the Bulldogs League as the #1 seed but im without MJFD and Harvin for the last 6 weeks.

I face the evil Mr O in the semis of the ron Nasty auction league...again i have scraped in without Harvin or MJD  who i spent have my budget on.

Good luck and thanks to both commishesesess for organising.

PS I am relying in big scores by the Eagles QB and RB tomorrow for both my teams
Report orioles December 13, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
Your season is over, John (strokes white cat) now .... release the llamas! Devil
Report Kingmambo December 13, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
Me against thee in the Final of the Bulldog League RescueMe!  Should be a good match-up.  Good luck Happy.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 14, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
if rescue me has as much luck in the bulldog league as he'd had in the auction he might be taking all the cash home Mischief
Report Kingmambo December 17, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
What a week for my boys to have a shocker, not helped by the fact that I left a 25-point scoring kicker on the bench CrazyLaugh.

Congrats RescueMe and thanks to orioles as ever for running the league.
Report RescueMe. December 18, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
Yes thanks Mr O for doing the do.

I have won 9 weeks in a row and scored the highest score of all in the playoffs, yet i feel quite lucky in that i have scored low in the last games and met 2 teams having an off day.

Anyway, well played Kingmambo and all that entered this year.

i am now going to put all my winnings on Tebow to go unbeaten under centre for the year....oh hang on
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