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jAZ
08-26-2005, 08:56 AM
I'm going to be starting up a league for my dad who is only marginally experienced with computers and has finally gained enough interest in Fantasy Football to give it a try.

I'm not letting him join our main money league, so I decided I would start a league of our own, and invite others that are interested in giving FFL a try for the first time.

No lofty expectations, no pressure (everyone is new at this - but me).

It's going to be a shortened season (we won't hold our draft until after the first week of the regular season).

It will be a Yahoo League with an online draft.

Anyone who is intersted, post on this thread now.

I will post the league info once I've set up the league (some time next week).

Mile High Mania
08-26-2005, 09:06 AM
Tips for the new guys...

#1 - Take kickers and defense by Round 4. You want to make sure you get the best.

#2 - Nothing wrong with drafting with your heart, take guys from your beloved team even if it's at the expense of a top 5 stud from a team you hate.

#3 - Disregard bye weeks

#4 - RBs are over rated in most drafts, don't fall into the run early

please note heavy sarcasm

morphius
08-26-2005, 09:07 AM
Something I might suggest as well is a Survivor League from http://www.xpertsports.com/. If I understand it right, you do a draft and that is your team for the year. They just take your best players point wise so you don't have to worry who to start at each position. Its free as well.

Sam
08-26-2005, 10:31 AM
Ahh, this might have been a good place for me to start with an FFL. Wish I'd have seen it before I signed up for the two FFL's I'm registered for already. Especially since my first FFL draft wasn't graded very favorably. Oh well, nothing like being throw to the wolves. I'm not worried, :eek: I'm a charter member of the school of hard knocks.

Kudos for helping out the parent with his first attempt.

ct
08-26-2005, 10:33 AM
MHM, good stuff! Great advice!

Good luck jAZ, I did the same thing 2 years ago. We're getting ready for year 3, and I'm adding a big wrinkle to the league this year. Refer to http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=122387

By the way, the near flunkie noob is my father-in-law. I'm tryin hard to cut the cord b/n he and my wife, but she continues to babysit him, at least last year she did. This year I think she plans to cut him loose, sink or swim.

morphius
08-26-2005, 12:45 PM
If you struggle filling it up send me a PM sometime and I will play along, though I have been playing for a few years. If it is an autodraft I don't have to worry about missing the draft.

jAZ
08-27-2005, 05:04 PM
If you struggle filling it up send me a PM sometime and I will play along, though I have been playing for a few years. If it is an autodraft I don't have to worry about missing the draft.
Cool...

(and bump for the pre-game crowd?)

jAZ
08-27-2005, 05:05 PM
Oh, and BTW, you don't have to actually be a noob to participate... but you need to be willing to play with at least one noob (and maybe more).