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Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Aug 07, 2019, 17:25

Welcome!

If any newcomers emerge in the next few days, I may insert them in the league in place of a manager who is taking a duplicate team. Otherwise, we should be set.

You should all have received your invite from myfantasyleague.com. Please sign into the league and be sure all of your franchise settings (contact info, notifications, logo, team name, etc) are as you wish.

In a few days, we will begin the process of selecting our draft position. Stay tuned...
1 loki
      ID: 37357267
      Wed, Aug 07, 2019, 20:43
Have not received email invite.
3Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Aug 07, 2019, 20:59
Loki - I had a gmail address for you. Do you prefer the comcast address?
4Slowhand
      ID: 276412614
      Thu, Aug 08, 2019, 22:29
Should be in
5loki
      ID: 37357267
      Fri, Aug 09, 2019, 09:18
Signed in yesterday.
6GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Fri, Aug 09, 2019, 11:28
I'm in.
7promizeone
      ID: 35661517
      Sat, Aug 10, 2019, 10:35
In
8Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Sat, Aug 10, 2019, 10:53
I have a lead on one possible newcomer to take a team, so I am pursuing that.

I hope to start the draft selection process by Tuesday morning.

As a refresher...

For RIFC leagues, the draft order is a “banzai” format, which means that it is a back-and-forth snake format with one important exception: the third round order is the same as the order for rounds 2 and 4. So, the order goes as follows:

Round 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,..13, 14
Round 2: 14, 13, 12, 11, … 2, 1
Round 3: 14, 13, 12, 11, … 2, 1
Round 4: 14, 13, 12, 11, … 2, 1
Round 5 and subsequent odd numbered rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,..13, 14
Round 6 and subsequent even numbered rounds: 14, 13, 12, 11, … 2, 1

This means that if you have the overall #1 pick in the draft, you will pick last in each of round 2, 3, and 4. And if you have the last pick in round #1, you will pick first in each of rounds 2-4.

The order of our selections will be set by random draw, determined by myfantasyleague.com. The draft selection round will generally be untimed. However, if anyone takes more than 24 hours to make their selection, I’ll reserve the right to skip that selection and move on.

I will post the order for the draft selection round no later than Tuesday.

If you know of any access issues over the coming week, please post in the thread. And if you want to leave any instructions in advance (e.g., take the closest available pick to #1), you may do that in the thread, or by sending me an email.

The draft selection round will take place in this forum thread.

I still expect to start the actual draft sometime in the August 23-24 time frame.
9loki
      ID: 37357267
      Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 22:56
Please post the link to the league parameters .
Thanks.
10Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 14:45
Here are the parameters for the 2017 season, which are essentially unchanged for 2019:
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/read.pl?board=foot&thread=5571#1502124147

Scoring rules are also on the myfantasyleague website:
http://www71.myfantasyleague.com/2019/options?L=67277&O=09
11Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 14:51
I still do not have confirmation on the possible new team, but I want to move ahead to the draft position selection process. If the newcomer decides to join, then he will take over the team currently assigned to Taxman.

I have generated a random sequence for this process. Here it is:

1 Donkey Hunters
2 Kyle
3 louky
4 Saint Brees
5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads

Donkey Hunters gets the first choice.

When you make your selection, please copy, update, and post the list, and email the next person on the list. This is essentially an untimed round, although if someone fails to selected in a 24-hour period, I reserve the right to skip and move on.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

12Donkey Hunter
      ID: 18721214
      Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 15:02
1 Donkey Hunter
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

13GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 15:11
2 Kyle
3 louky
4 Saint Brees
5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
14Kyle
      Leader
      ID: 052753312
      Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 15:54
1 Donkey Hunter
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 Kyle
13
14


3 louky
4 Saint Brees
5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
15Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 20:26
We've waited more than 24 hours for louky, so it's time to move on. He can make up the pick whenever he wakes up.

Saint Brees can select.
16louky
      ID: 16682917
      Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 20:55
1 Donkey Hunter
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11
12 Kyle
13
14


3 louky
4 Saint Brees
5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
17louky
      ID: 16682917
      Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 20:57
Sorry guys, I will not hold up the draft.
18Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 07:53
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11
12 Kyle
13
14


5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads

Loki is up.
19loki
      ID: 37357267
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 08:49
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11
12 Kyle
13
14


5 Loki
6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads

gurudan is up
20GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 09:55
Here is a clean view of where we are at.

1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11
12 Kyle
13
14

Gurudan is up


6 gurudan
7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
21 fear the monkey
      ID: 241301817
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 11:44
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11gurudan
12 Kyle
13
14


7 Slowhand
8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
22Slowhand
      ID: 5717815
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 12:48




1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11gurudan
12 Kyle
13Slowhand
14


8 Promize
9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
23promizeonephone
      ID: 29736819
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 13:03

1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize


9 Woody
10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
24 Matt
      ID: 187261412
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 13:26
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize
25GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 14:02
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize

Valkyrie is up.

10 Valkyrie
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads
26Valkyrie
      ID: 0625271
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 15:09
11 Taxman (or new team)
12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads



1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4 Valkyrie
5
6
7
8
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize

Taxman is up.


27Valkyrie
      ID: 0625271
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 15:10
Sorry thought I posted that an hour ago- senior moment?
28taxman
      SuperDude
      ID: 029463114
      Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 15:20

12 Russelldl
13 Goatlocker
14 Meatwads



1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4 Valkyrie
5 Taxman
6
7
8
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize


Russelldl is up
29Russelldl
      ID: 36720145
      Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 11:28
1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4 Valkyrie
5 Taxman
6
7
8russelldl
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize

Goatlocker is up
30GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 12:46
I'll take 7, which means Meatwads has 6

1 Donkey Hunter
2 Saint Brees
3 loki
4 Valkyrie
5 Taxman
6 Meatwads
7 GoatLocker
8russelldl
9 louky
10Woody
11 gurudan
12 Kyle
13 Slowhand
14 Promize
31Meatwads
      ID: 43056268
      Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 15:06
Guru - This league isn't showing up under MY 2019 LEAGUES. Could you send me another invite, or let me know what I can do?
32Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 10:57
Our draft will start on Saturday morning, August 24. I will actually activate it on Friday evening, in case someone wants to get a jump.

The clock will be eventually be set at 4 hours per pick, with a pause from midnight to 8am ET. The clock will be turned on at the end of the first round, but no later than Monday morning.

In each of the past several years, RIFC drafts have taken 6-10 days. At that pace, we should be finished by Labor Day (Sept. 2) or earlier. Assume that we'll average three rounds per day. Early rounds tend to be a bit slower than the later rounds.

Starting two years ago, I implemented some additional time limits to attempt to coax habitually slow drafters into a better flow. I think it helped. Here is the framework:

We establish a point system. If you timeout (i.e., you don’t make your pick before your allotted time expires), you accumulate 2 points.

If you exceed three hours of clock time but don’t timeout (the clock will initially be set at 4 hours), you accumulate 1 point.

Points will only be assigned after the first round, which is generally an untimed round anyway.

If you accumulate 2 points in total (either one timeout or two close calls), your clock time is reduced to 3 hours per pick for the remainder of the draft. That means your next timeout would be at 3 hours.

If you accumulate 4 points in total, your clock is shortened to two hours. At 6 points, your clock is shortened to one hour. That’s the ultimate limit.

Commissioners will need to monitor this, and will have the discretion to defer penalties if they believe the draft is moving OK and the time delays haven’t been too aggravating (or if the offending drafter has a good story.) Commissioners will also need to enforce the shorter clocks, since the system won’t be able to handle different time limits for each manager.

Hopefully, by adding some incentives to avoid multiple lengthy delays, the penalties won’t have to be enforced. (I did have to enforce a few times last year.)

Starting in 2015, I made the following offer to all RIFC leagues. This adjustment applies only to players injured in preseason week #3. We'll "protect" a team who drafts a player before his week #3 game and who is injured in that game. If you are in that situation, you'll have a limited time to make a substitute pick - but only from the player pool still remaining.

So, for example, if Tim Tebow is drafted by Team X prior to his game on Aug 25, and Tebow is injured in that game, then Team X can jettison Tebow and substitute any other player who is still in the undrafted pool at the time of the jettison. This, however, must be done by the end of Monday, August 27.

While this obviously isn't complete insurance, it is designed to keep the draft moving during that first weekend. And it's certainly better than being stuck with an eventual free agent to replace an early draft pick. Hopefully, this situation will never come into play.
33Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 11:05
Here are some guidelines for executing your draft picks.
(These are copied from prior year's threads. Please let me know if I have misspecified anything)

1. "My Draft List" - Under the "For Owners" menu (at the top), there is an item called My Draft List. You can think of this as your personal pre-ranking of players if you wish, although it has one important operational impact. If your 4-hour clock expires, then your pick will be automatically selected as the top name on your "My Draft List". Only if that list is empty will your pick be skipped. (More on this in a moment.)

2. "Pre-Draft Pick" list - You access this through "For owners->Draft"
These are the equivalent of the Drafttime.com "queue", with several important distinctions:
There is a separate list/queue for each round, and they do not carry over, and
If there is a name in your queue, that player will be immediately selected when it is your turn to draft. The only way to turn off a round-specific queue is to empty it. Therefore, it is important to keep your queues empty unless you are sure that they should be used. If you expect to want to load & unload your queue frequently (similar to turning it on or off), then you should probably keep a list of players in "My Draft list", as you can quickly pull up that short list to add players to any queue.

Of course, if you have players in "My Draft List", then you are also subject to having those players selected if you should time-out. Typically, that shouldn't be a problem, as timing-out should be a rare occurrence.

If you want to keep players loaded in "My Draft List" and you don't want to risk the top name being selected automatically upon timeout, then I suggest putting a "placeholder" player at the top of your list - preferably someone who is retired, or injured, or clearly not a viable pick. We can come up with specific placeholder options, if needed. If you time-out and a placeholder player is automatically selected for you, then you can have the commish replace that player with a real pick when you are available.

Note that because queued picks are automatically processed, there is no role tantamount to a designated picker. As commissioner, I can enter a pick on anyone’s behalf. Other than that, you – or anyone else with access to your MFL password – will be the only one who can directly enter a pick.

If your pick times out and is skipped, only the commissioner can insert a pick afterwards. If this happens to you, please send your make-up pick to me by email or text message. You can post here as well - but do not rely on this thread as the primary means of communication for a make-up pick.

If any of these instructions are unclear, please ask. And if anything is incorrect, please alert!

34 Valkyrie
      ID: 0625271
      Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 22:59
I seem to have conflicting data concerning the classification of Khalil Mack as either a DL or a LB in rotoguru. In the predraft stats he apparently was listed as a LB but he seems to be listed as a DE/LB by the draft advisor used by MyFootball League. It actually makes quite a big difference esp since one person in AAA2 has already drafted him as a DE and probably would not have if he were only eligable at LB. What can we use as a definative answer?
35GoatLocker
      ID: 206272812
      Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 11:28
I am seeing him in most places as an LB. Ditto on confusing. FFToday is showing him as an LB.
36mmikulka
      ID: 3225119
      Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 17:17
I'm currently on the clock in AAA #1 and have been planning to draft Khalil Mack as a DE. He was eligible at DE last year according to the weekly matchup logs, and MFL lists him as a DE.

That said, everything else suggests that he should be categorized as a LB.

I asked Guru for clarification, and here is his response:

"If he is listed at defensive end when you draft him, then you can continue to use him as a DE regardless of whether it is subsequently changed during the season."
37Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 15:55
Copied from our league rules:

If a player is listed at one position when drafted and that position is subsequently changed by the hosting site, the manager drafting that player may elect to retain the original position. In this event, that player will keep the drafted position eligibility until he is dropped or traded, at which time the eligibility will revert to the hosting system's default position.

http://www60.myfantasyleague.com/2019/options?L=20884&O=26
38louky
      ID: 16682917
      Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 17:10
I missed my pick in round 8... I can't figure out how to make the pick now. The site keeps sending me to pre draft for round 9.
39Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 18:06
MFL requires the commissioner to insert a player for a skipped pick. You need to send me an email with your pick choice. (Don't rely on me seeing it here - although it doesn't hurt to post your choice here as well.)

Kyle also has a skipped pick at 5.12.

Our overall pace is still OK, but I reserve the right to shorten the clocks for both louky and Kyle to 3 hours going forward if needed (per my guidelines in post 32). Since both are at a good average pace, I don't intend to enforce that - at least for now.


40Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 18:08
Kyle just took Tom Brady at 5.12.
41Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 18:12
louky takes Austin Hooper at 8.06
42Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Sep 02, 2019, 20:20
Blind bidding will occur this week on the same schedule as during the regular season. All unrostered player will be subject to blind bidding on Wednesday at 7pm ET. Beginning at 10pm ET, free agents may be added without bidding.

Players dropped during the blind bidding process (or thereafter) will be locked and subject to supplemental blind bidding on Thursdays at 7:30pm ET, and again on Sunday morning at 8am. These dropped players will be included in the first blind bidding to occur at least 24 hours after being dropped.
43loki
      SuperDude
      ID: 4211201420
      Sun, Sep 08, 2019, 21:17
What happened with Kyle's team?
No players listed and no points in MFL live scoring.
44Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 22:18
Now that the bye weeks are done, I have reset the starting lineup rules to require two RBs.
45Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 03, 2019, 13:46
As a reminder, here's the general guide for RIFC league playoffs.

Playoff team selection criteria:
Top six teams in the W/L standings make the top bracket. The other two teams with the most points also advance.

Seeding:
The top four teams in the regular standings are seeded 1-4. The next four seeds are determined by points.

Abilities:
Teams no longer active in the championship bracket may not make add/drop moves. Their rosters are locked.

Custom waiver order:
This is used as a tiebreaker for blind bidding. The #1 seed has the top priority, etc.

Blind bid $ adjustments:
Teams seeded 1-8 each receive a blind bid $ adjustment. The #1 seed gets $16, the #2 seed gets $14, ... the #8 seed gets $2.

Consolation brackets:
These are setup for the six teams not in the championship bracket. Since there are only 6 teams, the losing team with the most points in week #14 will also advance. Reseeding will be done if needed to avoid a duplicate pairing for the second playoff week.

Note that weekly blind bidding is now deferred until Thursday afternoon at 3pm ET. The purpose is to defer all add/drops until after scoring corrections are processed on Thursday morning. FCFS free agent add/drops are then available at 6pm ET. The league calendar is already setup for this schedule adjustment.

If anyone sees an apparent playoff setup error, please send me an email.
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