2019 College Football Fantasy League

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First (P5) game each week:
Week 3: FRI, 9/13
Week 4: THU, 9/19
Week 5: FRI, 9/27
Week 6: SAT, 10/5
Week 7: THU, 10/10
Week 8: THU, 10/17
Week 9: FRI, 10/25
Week 10: THU, 10/31
Week 11: FRI, 11/8

Week 12: THU, 11/14
Week 13: THU, 11/21
Week 14: THU, 11/28

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Week 3 Roster reminders: No need to reply to this post; use it if it helps

Lunch Pail Defense: TE- one is on bye; Marshon Ford (LOU) projected for 0, isn't on the depth chart.
Dame Judi Denchs Mom: FLEX - Chris Brown (CAL, RB) projected 0 points; not sure why
Hokie Fireman: RB - Empty
Adrianne's Team: RB - Ke'Shawn Brown (ZOU) on bye this week
EIEIO Hokie: WR - Denzel Mims (BAY) on bye this week
Fightin Gobblers: RB - Devyn Ford (PSU) projected 0 points; listed 4th on depth chart
Fightin Gobblers: FLEX - Seth Williams (AUB, WR) is listed as officially OUT this week (was day to day)
McHokie540: DEF - Wisconsin is on bye this week; none on your bench
Layin down the Hurts: FLEX - Jashaun Corbin (TA&M, RB) injured, doubtful to play this week
Blacksburg Cannibals: WR - Kalija Lipscomb (VAN) on bye this week
Blacksburg Cannibals: RB - Jafar Armstrong (ND) OUT, expected to miss 5 weeks

Really surprised about Ford. I picked him up because he got several carries against Idaho, and took one to the house. So of course he only gets one in a blow out against Buffalo. Oh well.


Go Hokies

Go Falcons

I'm looking to trade for a TE.

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TEs are like kickers; if we do this next season I'll change the TE to a WR/TE flex.

Honestly, I'd stick with Ferguson and choose a random TE off waivers. You shouldn't trade away a higher scoring player just to get a point or two extra from your TE.

I just dropped a dude from USC; highly ranked in preseason; hasn't scored a point yet. I don't even think I picked up the best TE from Maryland (there's one available with more catches and yards; mine has had more TD luck).

True college TE's are so up and down mostly down in points. I'd be happy with the flex option next year.

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Especially in a 16 team league. It makes it real tough if you don't get one of the few good ones.

So my TE is projected 0 (I'm Lunch Pail Defense), but he's played in both games so I think I'm OK. My regular TE is on bye this week and waiver wire has like nothing so I'm gonna roll with it.

I just realized he wasn't projected to score any points in the first two weeks, and he scored in both. I haven't seen this much, but I'd play him, too.

I brought up the zero projected points in case he might have some kind of low-key injury that didn't make the news or something (the "ourlads" depth charts defaults to taking players completely out when they're actually injured), but it appears Yahoo just hasn't updated their projections with "this guy actually plays in games".

You're my opponent this week and my intent is not to get an unfair advantage. It appears that he sees action and catches passes for Louisville, and Yahoo's projection engine (nor the dude updating the "ourlads" site) is seeing it yet.

Oops, forgot I was signed up for this.

Playoff Settings update- I originally intended to set up the playoffs so that the division winners have automatic bids; and then the top two scoring teams after that are in. I discovered that the playoffs are currently set up where the top TWO teams in each division are in the playoffs (regardless of points entirely). I'll give you guys a week or so to defend or argue either way, but my intent is to fix that to the former model (I'm 7th in the standings and 9th in points, the wife is 10th and 10th, so this is not a shady move I'm sneaking by to benefit either one of us).

Let me know if you have any strong opinions; this way tends to benefit both the luckiest winners and the poor Schmoes like "Layin down the Hurts"; (he's leading the league in scoring but everybody is playing their game of the year against him so he's only 1-2).

Talk about a close one, I got you by 0.56. My opinion is that record should decide playoffs. What's the point of having matchups each week if the only thing that matters is points? If you can, I would say division winners are auto bids, then the next two best records will be in. Layin Down the Hurts May be unlucky through 3 weeks, but if he continues to score the most in the league he'll more than likely be fine. I would be in favor of expanding the playoffs if possible. Only 4 out of 16 making it is small. Maybe make it 6 with top 2 getting byes?

I went to bed at half time at the AZ game thinking "this Arizona RB can get 0.6 point, no problem". Turns out he was benched and never came back in!

I think the bigger playoffs last season was nice. It would cut into the regular season a week earlier, but I could definitely go for that.

As for the matchups- typically there's always a team that gets incredibly lucky with the wins (Fireman last season was like 7th or 8th in scoring; but managed to go undefeated) and there are teams that are unlucky (I managed to make the playoffs of a pro league one year with the highest scoring team and a 5-8 record)

With multiple ways to get in the playoffs, it tends to stay interesting for more people longer into the season. If we did the whole arrangement without any incentive for winning, that would be pointless, but if you're playing the hottest team every week and still outscoring everybody else, that gets senselessly frustrating, too. You'll still try and win every week so you can nail down a guaranteed spot.

Would you be good with a 6-team playoff; 4 auto-bids (Top 2 records in each division) and 2 wild card bids (last two remaining teams by highest points scored)?

Your proposal seems like the best of both worlds to me. I'm good with that.

To be fair, the only reason I'm leading in total points is because of an absolutely bonkers Week 1, where I led the league in scoring by over 30. Week 2, I had the 13th-most points, and this week I forgot to check my team and didn't see that my flex starter suffered a season-ending injury in week 2, so we'll see where that takes me going forward.

I am the reverse, misplaced the link for the first two weeks. Saw the thread logged in and won my week three match.

Week 4 Roster reminders: No need to reply to this post; use it if it helps

Hokie Fireman: Both WR & RB on bye (You have 2 Empty rosters spots and some bench players that could help)
EIEIO Hokie: Both a WR & TE on bye (You have a WR on the bench; your bench TE is on bye as well)
McHokie540: Your DEF is empty (Your bench Defense is on bye)
Layin down the Hurts: Your FLEX is empty (You have players on the bench)
Blacksburg Cannibals: Your TE & FLEX are on bye (You have a WR on the bench; your other TE is on bye, too)

Starters projected for "Zero points" that have been playing and are active this week were not included.

Oh right, forgot to check after waivers. Thanks!

League Update: The playoffs have been moved back one week and will now include 6 teams (like last season).


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Tim's Team and the LPD remain undefeated; Dame Judi Denchs Mom somehow remains winless.

McHokie540: Your QB and K are on bye (Khalil is on your bench but Questionable this week; you'll have to go to waivers to get a kicker
FIghtin Gobblers: Your QB position is empty with no bench help; your only kicker has a bye this week.
Adrianne's Team: WR is out this week; nobody on the bench that will play
Hokie Fireman: Your TE spot is empty; your Flex and Defense are on bye
Blacksburg Cannibals: More than half your team is on bye; you can fill the WR and RB from your bench; you'd have to hit the waiver wire to play a TE, K and Defense.


ROSTER ALERTS (Positions in BOLD have a suitable bench replacement on your roster)

Blacksburg Cannibals: .........................................................................WR, RB
Boats & Hookers: Half your team is on bye this week .... QB, RB, RB, K, DEF
Hokie Fireman: ........................................................................................ TE
Layin Down the Hurts: ........................................................................ WR, WR
Sean's team: ............................................................................................. WR, K


PLAYOFFS ARE 3 WEEKS AWAY!: Nobody has officially claimed a playoff spot and nobody has technically been eliminated yet.

Playoff seeding will be as follows:
Top record in each Division: 1 & 2 seeds (with a BYE in the first week of the playoff)
Second best record in each Division: 3 & 4 seeds in the playoff
Remaining teams; highest total points scored: 5 & 6 seeds in the playoff

To accomplish this, I may need to do some Commissioner fudgery at the conclusion of the regular season (Right now in Commissioner tools, it says I can only adjust playoff seeding at the conclusion of the regular season).

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Thinking ahead to next season; any interest in a Keeper platform? You wouldn't have to think about it until next season, (you can kind of keep up with some of the better players on your team that haven't graduated/left for the draft).

ROSTER ALERTS (Positions in BOLD have a suitable replacement on your roster; ITALICS do NOT):

Adrianne's Team: ......................................... WR, RB, DEF
Boats and Hookers: ................................... DEF
FIghtin Gobblers: ......................................... QB, K
Blacksburg Cannibals: .............................. TE, K
sean's Unreal Team: ................................... FLEX
Layin down the Hurts: .............................. K, DEF
McHokies540: ............................................... K

I don't think Keeper would work well for college, transfer portal, early entry NFL, academics etc.

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Honestly, a Keeper system might work better in college than in NFL. You only get to hang onto a dominant player for a second year, maybe a third, before they leave, and overall it becomes a bit more of a game of guessing as to who is going to improve the most next year.

Also, you generally don't lock in your keepers until a week before the draft or something, so roster attrition shouldn't affect things too much.

My keeper enters the portal third game of the season and doesn't play another down that year am I stuck with him holding one of my roster spots locked?

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That's, like, 2 notable players total over the last couple years. You have similar odds of your keeper tearing his ACL. Also, if you decide it's not worth rostering him so you can keep him another year, you can always drop him.

Forgot all about this thing this past weekend until it was too late

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
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I forgot to post a reminder, too. I'll try to stay on top of it.

This season we have 15 out of 16 Managers that are fairly active; that's actually fantastic for a league where we're not putting money down, we don't have each other's cell phone numbers or see each other around the neighborhood/at work.

Hopefully Tate gets the start this week. I read he got benched against USC. I would not have guessed that correctly before this season started.

In my case, I'm assuming "fairly active" means I check it most weeks but still occasionally forget to move players around. Jalen Hurts is the main reason I have my 4 wins at this point, ha.

Lol, even with the reminder I forgot to go in and find a replacement kicker and defense

I got my first win last week thanks to Tua needing a new ankle!

I have been pretty on top of this but I still have a terrible record. the Yahoo projections seem super bad this year. as your wife I expected special extra advice!

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No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.


Right now unless you're one of the 7-2 or 5-4 teams, your only hope to make it into the playoff is by Points Scored. Get hot! Also, rumors that I've given my wife's team preferential treatment are completely unfounded.

ROSTER ALERTS (Positions in BOLD have a suitable replacement on your roster; ITALICS do NOT):

Blacksburg Cannibals................................ RB, RB, TE, FLEX
Hokie Fireman .............................................. WR, TE, FLEX, DEF, RB
Adrianne's Team .......................................... QB, WR, WR, RB, RB
McHokie540 .................................................. RB
EIEIO Hokie .................................................... WR, RB, TE, K, DEF

Really need to remember to check this thread and roster more than 3 times a season.


Right now it looks like 6 teams are in the postseason (and the next 6 teams will be playing in a consolation bracket for 7th-12th place). So the bottom 4 teams are out.

The brackets will be set up in the following format:
#1 & 2 teams: First round bye
#4 & 5 teams; # 2 & 6 teams: Play next week

Fightin' Meerkats & Lunch Pail Defense - In the playoff based on record.
Tim's Top Team - Will either auto qualify on seed or highly likely to make it in based on points.
Baby it's Coale Outside, Layin down the Hurts & Boats and Hookers - Possible entry into the playoffs on record, but also the most likely to make the playoffs based on Points Scored.

After that; while technically everybody is still eligible for the wild card spots, it is incredibly unlikely anybody else will be able to sneak in.

CONSOLATION BRACKET: The next 6 teams in rank will be admitted to the consolation bracket. The bottom four teams will miss the playoffs this season. Adrianne's Team and Dame Judi Denchs Mom cannot make the postseason in the Consolation Bracket based on their current record.

How do I end up with multiple players every week getting zero points.

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1. Injury reports are not as reliable as in the pros, so some of your players didn't suit up. It's bad luck, but it affects everybody.

2. Tight Ends do not work in this league and we will not be using them as their own position going forward. (We'll use a WR/TE Flex option so you don't have to keep any TE's on your roster, but you can use them if you have them).

3. You've played several players on their bye week.

Since you're answering questions:
What are this weeks powerball numbers? 😃

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
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Yea I have lots of zero's from TE's. But also have zero from LOLUVA Dubios the nations most consistent WR until GT. T. Jones for ND got zero and 1 point for me also.

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My life is pain.


Congratulations to the Lunch Pail Defense and Tim's Tip-Top Team for clinching the first round byes.
EIEIO Hokie and Fightin Gobblers have first round byes in the Consolation bracket.

Adrianne's Team, the Blacksburg Cannibals, Dame Judi Dench's Mom & Hokie Fireman are officially done for the season, with the #13-#16 placed finishes.

So I finished #1. Will I automatically play the winner of Meerkats vs. Hurts or just the lowest remaining seed?


Looks like I was wrong! Top seeds play lowest seeds.


Heading out the door for my drive to Virginia. Congrats again and good luck!

Got my butt handed to me. I will need to invest in better RBs next season...Chuka Hubbard went wild...

This championship match looks to be going down to the wire.

I'm a little taken back by the insane point total they projected for Jalen Hurts this week. I think JK Dobbins putting up 51 is going to prove to be insurmountable.

Plenty of football to be played tonight, though!

Jalen has gotten me over 40 more often than not, and so far he's exceeding the projection. But I see this going south pretty quick if Zach Moss doesn't get going on the second half.

Congratulations to Boats and Hookers!

Both of our wildcard teams made it to the final this season. The championship was decided by less than 2 points (145.00-143.32).

That was way too close for comfort. I want to thank my RBs for literally carrying my team to victory, and for a trophy I will accept a to-scale replica of Paul Bunyan's axe, which I assume is already in the mail anyway.

But seriously thanks for organizing!

Danny Coale is like 7-11, he's always open

Thanks for organizing I look forward to next year and no TE'S!

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I'll take a solid 3rd place. But thanks for organizing, look forward to next year.

Thanks to everyone involved. Was pretty fun.

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