MeFi Fantasy (American) Football September 5, 2017 4:31 AM   Subscribe

Anyone up for a MeFi fantasy football league this year?

I set one up on yahoo, max 12 teams, will draft with 8 or more. Tentative draft time Wednesday, September 6, 10pm eastern time.
posted by Night_owl to MetaFilter-Related at 4:31 AM (31 comments total)

I can't do it, but I've posted to the fantasy baseball league to let them know.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:11 AM on September 5

Joined! I've never used Yahoo for it before and am on a strong run of drafting subsequently injured players this year, so why not...
posted by carbide at 5:58 AM on September 5

I'm in.... the draft is at "stupid AM" in my timezone so I'll play with the auto-draft settings.

There has been a MeFi league the last couple of years, I don't know if there's any easy way to contact those players....
posted by DancingYear at 6:01 AM on September 5

Yeah, I tried messaging them through the chat from the league last year, but no one responded.

If a different draft time works better for everyone, I'm open to it. I just thought that might work ok for at least all the continental US players.

Also, sorry this is all last minute; I got all weird and anxious about making a post and being the one in charge.
posted by Night_owl at 7:00 AM on September 5

No problem about it being "late" :)

And also don't worry about timing either - I'll either adapt or just rank players accordingly.
posted by DancingYear at 7:32 AM on September 5

I'm in! Do you know if I can change the time zone somewhere, or is that a league specific thing?
posted by papayaninja at 8:32 AM on September 5

I'm definitely interested in this! Signed up and looking forward to the season with you all.
posted by Carillon at 11:01 AM on September 5

Oh, yeah, I'll be autodrafting due to time zone too, so the curse of knee injuries might not apply to my team this time round!
posted by carbide at 11:10 AM on September 5

YES. Thank fuck. Thought I was going to have to go without. So hard to get a league on this side of the Atlantic.

I was in the last league, but didn't get a prompt that chat had been updated - or at least if I did, it went into spam. Odd.

Despite the 2AM draft (UK time) I will be doing it live. Part of the fun!
posted by garius at 11:13 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]

I did create a group on the ESPN Eliminator game.

Group name is Metafilter, password is bluegreengray
posted by Huffy Puffy at 11:54 AM on September 5

Just signed up!
posted by scruffy-looking nerfherder at 12:25 PM on September 5

Joined. I think there user to be one once upon a time. Glad to be back
posted by TravellingCari at 12:28 PM on September 5


I was worried about renewing last year's league and had finally come here to be like, "Fine, if no one else will be commish…" only to find this posted.

posted by klangklangston at 1:13 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]

i'm in again, sorry i missed it on chat
posted by ish__ at 4:27 PM on September 5

oh, and the draft time is fine.
posted by ish__ at 4:29 PM on September 5

oh, and the draft time is fine.

I won last year, but was 10/12 the year before. ANd have two other leagues this year. So we'll see :-D
posted by ish__ at 4:31 PM on September 5

In! Looking forward to this a lot.
posted by An Economist at 6:39 PM on September 5

Augh klang, I wish I could have punted to you!

Anyway, it looks like we filled up all twelve slots. See y'all in 24 hours!
posted by Night_owl at 7:33 PM on September 5

To explain the Eliminator game, (and link to it again):

Each week, you pick the winner of any NFL game. No spread, you can pick any game. Win and you advance to next week. Lose and you're out. The only rule is once you pick a team to win, you can't pick them again.

If you don't join by the Thursday game, you can still pick any of the games on Sunday or Monday. Join!!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 12:50 PM on September 6

Aw, sorry I missed this. Have fun, Mefites! (Mefoots? Mefeet?)
posted by ferret branca at 1:23 PM on September 6

If there's actual interest in a second league, I'll start one, but we'd have to draft basically tomorrow morning to get in by the Thursday game.
posted by klangklangston at 9:28 PM on September 6

I'd happily join a second one if you need numbers made up.

Still can't believe someone in last night's drafted Tyrod Taylor in the first round. The perils of autodraft!
posted by garius at 2:09 AM on September 7 [1 favorite]

Well, for funsies, I made another league: Meta world peace (wrong sport, I know).

PPR, flex, draft tomorrow at 10am pst, up to 12 teams.
posted by klangklangston at 2:51 AM on September 7

Awesome, hope it works out! I will probably have to autodraft; wonder if it will go better than the team I drafted myself a couple weeks ago...
posted by ferret branca at 5:25 AM on September 7

One more team needed to meet minimum...
posted by garius at 5:44 AM on September 7 [1 favorite]

I may be able to finagle my +1 into joining; he is not a Mefite but knows a lot of them!
posted by ferret branca at 6:58 AM on September 7

This is going to be a brutally fun and fast small league. Very different experience. Nice.
posted by garius at 9:43 AM on September 7

Jesus. Glad I had beer throughout that draft. That was quick and intense.
posted by garius at 10:18 AM on September 7

It's the littlest league! Looking forward to weekly scores in the 130-150 range, though.

And even if I don't win, I look forward to bragging about my roster to strangers.
posted by klangklangston at 10:53 AM on September 7 [3 favorites]

I seem to have done the best in my 12-person league's draft and the worst in this one. Drafting is a land of contrasts! I too look forward to roster bragging--I suppose I never have to reveal how many teams rank below my projected 4th-place finish...

Thanks for setting this up!
posted by ferret branca at 11:55 AM on September 7 [2 favorites]

It's the littlest league! Looking forward to weekly scores in the 130-150 range, though.

You totally jinxed the scores, klang!

Fake good luck to all :)
posted by TravellingCari at 11:43 AM on September 11 [1 favorite]

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