GWJCFFL Week 1

Well, with the Patriots (rightfully) slapping down the Raiders I dare say Week One has been kicked off. The Fox sports page is being a bitch but I'm hopeful that by week two they will have the kinks worked out. Their stat tracker showed me with 310 points at one point and 40 at another, it's all over the place. All I know for sure is:

Certs Fresh:
Brady: 306 yards, 2 TD's (14 points?)
Dillon: 93 total yards, 2 TD's (15 points?)
Randy Moss: 130 yards, 1TD (13 points?)

Total: 42 points? Maybe.

I'll take it, whatever the point total ends up being.

Fox Sports fantasy football is TEH SUCK. The site is down again this morning.

EDIT:

It's back up, but they disabled everything but the rosters and the scores. Certis, you have 43 points. There is also a message telling us to expect more issues!!

I can't make lineup changes, I keep getting a nonsensical error message. I'm about done with this bullsh*t.

Make sure you're signed in, Swampy. There is a bug where it will show you your line-up even though you're not signed in.

No, I was. Then I signed out and then signed back in to be sure. I could see the lineups, but trying to put a WR on the bench and replace him with another WR from the bench wouldn't go. Woopie!

Yeah who picked this fox sports league stuff?

Burn him at the stake!

Legion played the wrong KC back (thankfully)

You're just giddy that Willie Parker went off in his 1 annual start.

He's supposed to get 4. And if he runs like this in the next 3 they'll have a hard time benching him. But yeah, that's pretty much true. Still behind, though.

SwampYankee wrote:

He's supposed to get 4.

We'll see. It might be more like 3 with the team having a week 4 bye. Duce was on the practice field this week but was still limited. He was a game day inactive today, but the team's not labeling him as "Out". Next week might still be too early, but we'll see about after that. I'd certainly expect him back after the bye week.

And if he runs like this in the next 3 they'll have a hard time benching him.

If we suited you up behind the Steelers line against the Titans run "defense" (quotes necessary), you might get up over the century mark. I'm not drinking the Willie Parker Kool-Aid just yet. I sipped it and it tasted like Quentin Griffin Kool-Aid.

Still behind, though.

Remain there, you shall!

Monday afternoon, I have a guy out for the season, and I can't replace him for next week until after the Monday night game. Bullsh*t. Fox sucks.

SwampYankee wrote:

Monday afternoon, I have a guy out for the season, and I can't replace him for next week until after the Monday night game. Bullsh*t. Fox sucks.

Free agency never begins until the week's game are officially over. FOX website or otherwise.

I have to wait until Tuesday before I can s**t-can Stover in my Fanball hosted league.

Actually, Swampy, that's a league setting (transactions are locked at the first game of the week until the following Tuesday at 12:01), not a FOX one... and it's fairly common across most leagues in which I've played. Another league setting is that once the transactions are unlocked, all players will be on waivers for two days. It's to make sure that people who log in at 12:01 on Tuesday can't snarf (yes, snarf) up all of the hot free agents (Robert Ferguson anyone?) and everyone has an even chance to get players. You'll still have plenty of opportunity to replace your player before next Sunday.

To be honest, Fox seemed to run well this weekend when the games rolled on. It definitly has some ways to go yet but (in IE) it did pretty well.

To be honest, Fox seemed to run well this weekend when the games rolled on. It definitly has some ways to go yet but (in IE) it did pretty well.

I call shinanigans.

The scores were appearing and disappearing. It was slow. It wasn't registering the fact that I had a team 1/2 the time. The design sucks. Why can't I see the message board or the transaction log on the front page? Does everyone know there were 3 trades this week? The website is terrible.

Also, if I lose this week because Meshawn caught 2 freaking TDs against me, I am going to lose my mind.

Why can't I see the message board or the transaction log on the front page?

You see the transactions right on your team screen at the top, you can even vote for or against them since they haven't gone through yet. When it says "approved" it means both parties agreed, now the league has a chance to vote it down. Not sure about the forums thing.

Don't get me wrong, I much prefer Yahoo (especially with their new features) but we're stuck with Fox.

Grump, offered you a trade...any interest?

And the way of the waivers is fair...you should never be able to pick anyone till everyone has a chance to see whats avail/up.

Pigpen wrote:

Grump, offered you a trade...any interest?

Well I haven't rejected it yet...

You coy little minx!

Pigpen wrote:

Grump, offered you a trade...any interest?

And the way of the waivers is fair...you should never be able to pick anyone till everyone has a chance to see whats avail/up.

I don't see how locking things evens the playing field at all. It's still first come first serve once it unlocks.

Despite what you all are saying, I don't recall running into this issue last year with Yahoo, and I was pretty active on the Free Agent and Waiver Wires. I think I was in the top 3 transaction-wise.

I don't see how locking things evens the playing field at all. It's still first come first serve once it unlocks.

No, waiver choice is based on ranking. So... last place gets first crack at any one player on waivers he may like. So if I'm in last place and Legion is in first place and we both put in a request for Marcel Shipp, I'm going to get him. If you request a player off waivers there is a two day wait for anyone ranked lower than you to select him instead.

Despite what you all are saying, I don't recall running into this issue last year with Yahoo, and I was pretty active on the Free Agent and Waiver Wires. I think I was in the top 3 transaction-wise.

Yahoo was wide open and that was a setting choice by the commish. I could be WATCHING a guy suddenly get hot and pick him up immediately on the waiver wire with no delay. It was ridiculous and unfair to people who have something better to do than watch football while hunched over their laptops on Sunday

Welcome to the real world, baby.

Here are the waiver rules:

Waiver System Reset Weekly -- Inverse of Standings
Time on Waivers 2 Days

Players are locked in-season Yes
Start beginning of first game
End 12:00 AM Tue (Mon night)
After lock period Place players on waivers

Certis wrote:

So if I'm in last place and Legion is in first place

I'm working on it!

...ridiculous and unfair to people who have something better to do than watch football while hunched over their laptops on Sunday

...... hey!

I gotta ask Legion, because in a local draft here someone has Holmes and Johnson too, are you tempted to play both next week?

This seems like the fairest system to me, what I especially like about it is that it evens out the automatic advantage east coasters get since they are at the office on tuesday morning ealier. The one thing I found odd is that I tried to pick up two players last week and they were listed on the waiver wire but now have just dissapeared and my roster is simply short two players, and of course I can't try to re-add them today as the rosters are locked, argghh! Oh well hopefully fox will get it's sh*t together soon.

I gotta ask Legion, because in a local draft here someone has Holmes and Johnson too, are you tempted to play both next week?

I have them in the other league and I am. I figure throughout the season they will be using both ESPECIALLY in goal line situations and since yards are worth less then touchdowns...

Certis wrote:
I don't see how locking things evens the playing field at all. It's still first come first serve once it unlocks.

No, waiver choice is based on ranking. So... last place gets first crack at any one player on waivers he may like. So if I'm in last place and Legion is in first place and we both put in a request for Marcel Shipp, I'm going to get him. If you request a player off waivers there is a two day wait for anyone ranked lower than you to select him instead.

Despite what you all are saying, I don't recall running into this issue last year with Yahoo, and I was pretty active on the Free Agent and Waiver Wires. I think I was in the top 3 transaction-wise.

Yahoo was wide open and that was a setting choice by the commish. I could be WATCHING a guy suddenly get hot and pick him up immediately on the waiver wire with no delay. It was ridiculous and unfair to people who have something better to do than watch football while hunched over their laptops on Sunday

Welcome to the real world, baby.

I didn't do that last year, and I made out OK. But majority rule and all that, so I'm good now that I know the deal.

"The real world". Pfft. You live in CANADA, dude!

"The real world". Pfft. You live in CANADA, dude! ;)

Are you suggesting Canada isn't keeping it real? This is how we roll dawg.

Certis wrote:

I gotta ask Legion, because in a local draft here someone has Holmes and Johnson too, are you tempted to play both next week?

Nope. I think that would be overreacting to one week. Holmes had more carries, and I think the carry share was only as even as it was because KC put the game away early, and why risk your injury-prone star RB? I see it more of a case where Larry broke a big run on one of his change-of-pace carries, and then kicked some ass in garbage time after the game was over and Holmes was taken out of harm's way.

Plus, starting Johnson would mean sending Julius Jones to the bench, which I think would be a bad move. If I had my way, I would've drafted Jones in all 3 leagues I'm playing in. Parcells loves to control the game on the ground, and he's got a horse to ride now with Jones.

Now, I don't know what the guy in your league has as far as other backs. If I had a very marginal #2 back, then I might consider it.

I do think I'll be real happy when one of these guys finally gets injured and lets the other get 25 carries a game. Just as long as they don't BOTH get injured - at least not at the same time!

Certis wrote:
"The real world". Pfft. You live in CANADA, dude! ;)

Are you suggesting Canada isn't keeping it real? This is how we roll dawg.

That Moose has a very surprised look on his face.