IllinoisLoyalty Fantasy Football 2018-19

#1
CU Expat
Chicago
The IllinoisLoyalty league returns for the 18/19 season!

It's August, which means Matthew Berry on ESPN 9 hours a day in anticipation of fantasy football season! In that spirit, we'll be kicking off the third year of the IllinoisLoyalty League. DM me if you're interested in playing this year.

A few proposed changes to the league...
  • Back to ESPN. I find their interface more user friendly than Yahoo.
  • No kickers! (and maybe no defenses???)
  • I'm still not a fan of PPR, but am willing to be convinced if others prefer it.
  • I'm also still old-school and prefer a snake draft. I know auctions are all the rage, but they frighten me.
Your feedback is welcome. Anywho...

...Fantasy League, ASSEMBLE!!!

 
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  • Back to ESPN. I find their interface more user friendly than Yahoo.
  • No kickers! (and maybe no defenses???)
  • I'm still not a fan of PPR, but am willing to be convinced if others prefer it.
  • I'm also still old-school and prefer a snake draft. I know auctions are all the rage, but they frighten me.
I'd prefer Yahoo if it all possible but I'll do ESPN if you so choose.
Kickers and defense stay. That's part of the fun of fantasy football and besides kickers and defenses aren't usually that big a key most weeks.
I have no opinion one way or the other about PPR. I'll do it whether we choose to be that type of league or not.
I didn't realize snake vs. auction was even a debate in this league. I'd much rather do snake draft anyway especially since this is the only league we do.
 
#5
CU Expat
Chicago
Since Yahoo seems to be the preference, I'll just keep the league from last year running. If you played last year, look for an email from me through the league about participating again this year. Everyone that responds to that message will be added to the league again this year. Those that don't respond will be cleared out to give others a chance to join the league.

I'll give a deadline of Aug. 17th for those who played last year to respond.

New players: Still DM me if you'd like to play and I'll add players in the order that they messaged me (assuming a few players from last season drop out).
 
#6
I will bow out this year, I only play once a decade, so the 10's are covered. It was fun last year, but I stayed up too many Thursday nights to watch games that I should of had no interest in. Spot open for at least one new player.
 
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#7
Former Krush Cow
South Bend, IN
  • Back to ESPN. I find their interface more user friendly than Yahoo.

  • No kickers! (and maybe no defenses???)
I have my own league so I am more just genuinely interested, but why no kickers and no defense? Also we changed our waiver wire to FAAB and it was a ton of fun.
 
#8
CU Expat
Chicago
I have my own league so I am more just genuinely interested, but why no kickers and no defense? Also we changed our waiver wire to FAAB and it was a ton of fun.
I just find the process of finding swapping in defenses and kickers tedious, epecially kickers. And they're production is almost random so it's annoying. Anywho, it looks like most favor a tradition lineup, so we'll keep them in.
 
#9
I just find the process of finding swapping in defenses and kickers tedious, epecially kickers. And they're production is almost random so it's annoying.
That's what makes it fun. Especially with finding defenses on a given week to use. Kickers you can pretty much just plug and play. Aside from a few pretty much guaranteed points guys among kickers, you can look online for someone else week to week.
 
#10
That's what makes it fun. Especially with finding defenses on a given week to use. Kickers you can pretty much just plug and play. Aside from a few pretty much guaranteed points guys among kickers, you can look online for someone else week to week.
I guess we have different ideas of fun! ;) I enjoy scouring the waiver wire for RBs, WRs, etc., but kickers and defenses just don't get my juices flowing. Oh well, must just be me.

It's looking like we'll have several spots open this year. If you didn't play last year, but want in on the action DM me!
 
#11
Ok, just three teams from last year that have yet to confirm for this season:
  • STORM
  • icengineer
  • Maddog3154
Deadline to confirm is tomorrow! After that, I'll open it up to new players.

Also, targeting Tuesday Sept. 4th, 8 pm CT for the draft. However, if too many have conflicts we can reschedule.
 
#12
My brother in law is icengineer, I'm positive he will play. I'll talk to him today. I can do any evening except Wednesday. That said, Sunday evenings always seemed to bring the highest participation in my leagues over the years.....
 
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#13
That should work. I may have to auto a portion of the draft depending on rec league volleyball schedule, but that won't be a big issue. I'll have a queue set if that issue arises
 
#14
My brother in law is icengineer, I'm positive he will play. I'll talk to him today. I can do any evening except Wednesday. That said, Sunday evenings always seemed to bring the highest participation in my leagues over the years.....
Cool thanks.

I would do the Sunday before, but it's Labor Day weekend.