Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2017/2018 July 14, 2017 5:56 AM   Subscribe

It's that time of year again! The Metafilter Fantasy Premier League is back to trouble your days and disturb your nights. Join now to guess wildly at which player your favorite Premier League team bought for the same amount as the GDP of a developing nation will break his leg on the second day of the season! New to soccer/football/futball? No problem! Just go here, create a team, and then spend the next month second guessing yourself! It's... fun?

Code to join the league is: 383307-93635
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter-Related at 5:56 AM (18 comments total)

Yay! Coming back to win the league last season was my proudest accomplishment of the year. (I haven't done a lot this year.) Bring it.

No head-to-head league this time around?
posted by gleuschk at 6:48 AM on July 14


So it was you! I can't believe I got caught. I blame Alexis.
posted by that's candlepin at 9:58 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


The Cheeky Backheels are back... heels. Older, perhaps a little wiser, though that is doubtful. Onward to another season of mediocrity, boys!
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:20 AM on July 14


No head-to-head league this time around?

I'll get it set up in a few once I'm home!

Last year was a wash for me - those Friday games threw off my rhythm something fierce.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 2:16 PM on July 14


Head to Head: 383307-104539
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:12 PM on July 14


The new DC Wanderers have joined the league after having been promoted from just farting around last season.
posted by General Malaise at 2:46 PM on July 15


I have a reasonable knowledge of American Football, following the sport on and off for something like thirty years. I've played in the Metafilter fantasy NFL league for the last two years, putting in hours and hours into choosing my initial squad, and in choosing which players to use each week.

I've been consistently rubbish.

I occasionally note soccer headlines if I'm reading a physical newspaper, so for this league I've picked a couple of players I've heard of, otherwise I picked players whose names I liked, or who reminded me of someone I know or knew.

I have literally no idea what I'm doing, but I thought it would be a nice way to be slightly more in touch with the sport, and as an interesting contrast to the other leagues I'm in - and I'm intrigued how scoring works in this version of fantasy football.

So... let's see how it goes...
posted by DancingYear at 3:46 AM on July 20 [1 favorite]


I occasionally note soccer headlines if I'm reading a physical newspaper, so for this league I've picked a couple of players I've heard of, otherwise I picked players whose names I liked, or who reminded me of someone I know or knew

and this way I will win league. And why? Because I am a special one.

Yes hello MetaFootball, is Mourinho who is special fantasy for all who do football. Please keep me in your fantasy! ... and not Wenger - he is not fantastic enough for your beautiful dark twisted fantasy. Not like special one.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 6:52 AM on July 20 [1 favorite]


Red Star Leyton are back and challenging again. This year the trophy will be mine.
posted by garius at 11:22 AM on July 21


There's a Draft FPL component this year. Any interest in a MeFi draft league?
posted by gleuschk at 1:06 PM on July 21


I've played for the last few years but last season I started a new job halfway through that takes far too much of my time and probably will until next year at least. Scufflin' Hillbillies will have to sit this season out, but I wish you all the best of luck!
Goddammit, really- I had fun with this before.
Shit.
Maybe I'll just set up a team at the very beginning to be a ghost team...
posted by Red Loop at 8:53 PM on July 21


There's a Draft FPL component this year. Any interest in a MeFi draft league?

I do a draft league every year. It's a very different kind of challenge and good fun. We use Draft Fantasy Football for it, which is free.

I'd certainly be up for doing a Mefi one that used the official FPL site, but it's probably worth noting that because it uses the same points system as the main game, the scoring will favour attacking players a lot. With that in mind, any league with more than about 8 players in is probably going to be tough on those who don't manage to land "form" players quickly.

My other caveat is that draft does really work best when people are engaged with the game. If players drift away mid-season it sort of ruins the rest of the season for those who remain.

Certainly worth a go though!
posted by garius at 2:55 AM on July 22


BTW, I plan to retain my Worst Kit Design title. Come at me.
posted by that's candlepin at 11:06 AM on July 26


This is the year Hodor FC will *not* end up smack bang in the middle of the league.
posted by Skyanth at 6:09 AM on July 27


I've decided I really do want to be in a draft league, preferably on a separate site with better scoring. Is anyone else interested? Or have all those ships already sailed.
posted by gleuschk at 3:49 AM on August 2


TSV Röck Steady 1976 is back from the depths of the Bundesliga, ready for a challenge!!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:25 AM on August 3


cheesehounds are on the march. No idea what I'm doing.
posted by emeiji at 6:44 PM on August 3


OK, I've joined - I swore I wasn't going to do it this year (I lose interest about halfway through if I don't make any progress in the cup competition), but my husband goaded me into it.
posted by plasticpalacealice at 12:46 PM on August 10


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