This thread will be used to get the new league up to speed and in working order after which weekly updates will be found in the usual place. We'll also use it to discuss GWJFFLX-specific items and issues throughout the year.
First, the concept (from here).
A 16-team, 4-division league with a twist. The format will be similar to the current GWJFFL as far as scoring, FAAB, etc., but...
The draft will have just two rounds - one up and one back. In the first round, you will draft the entire starting lineup of an NFL team. This will get you 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 TE, 1K, and 1D. In the second round, you guessed it, another 10 players. So the first pick might take, for example, the Colts and get...
QB Peyton Manning
RB Joseph Addai
RB Donald Brown
WR Reggie Wayne
WR Austin Collie
WR Pierre Garcon
FLEX Anthony Gonzalez
TE Dallas Clark
K Adam Vinatieri
Then, the other 15 managers will pick... and then pick 15 more in reverse order... and the guy with the first pick ends up with the 10 starters from whatever team is left. If that team is, for example, the Bills, the owner may choose to take the third RB instead of fourth WR as their flex.
Finally, the FAAB budget will be $150 but you'll have to use part of it (up to $50) to bid for draft slots. The catch is... the draft will happen far enough in advance of the regular season to allow at least two rounds of waiver wire bids for customization. The cap for pre-season waiver wire bids is $50 minus whatever you bid for your draft position. I'll set them to that amount after the draft and then add $100 to everyone's balance at the start of the regular season.
After the draft, the league will progress just like every other GWJFFL league.
Here's the list I have from here:
- Rat Boy
Alternate: Jolly Bill
More to come. (Keep reading.)