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  • Matt 11:00 am on August 29, 2013 Permalink  

    Yahoo Fantasy Football Crap Blocker 2.0 

    The Chrome extension I maintain has been updated to deal with some of the more annoying attributes of Yahoo’s recent redesign, most notably the background image that makes text harder to read. Enjoy!

     
  • Matt 7:25 pm on October 25, 2012 Permalink  

    Introducing the Yahoo Fantasy Football Crap Blocker 

    Brandon and I do most of our fantasy footballing on Yahoo. We’ve had our complaints with them over the years, but for what it’s worth, no matter how many times we try other sites we always come crawling back to the big purple Y. It’s hard to complain about a free, high-quality service that – at least until this year – didn’t go too over-the-top with the advertising.

    Until this year, that is. If you’re a Yahoo! FF user, you’ve no doubt noticed the new Medals and Hall of Fame “features” that are brought to us by our friends at Toyota. The medals are accompanied by some of the most obnoxious prose ever written, and the medal I “won” this week finally broke me:

    Venza Head Turner

    Just like the Toyota Venza, you’ve got all the eyes on you. You squeaked by with the smallest margin of victory — so enjoy the W and the Head Turner medal.

    That did it. I wrote a Chrome extension to banish this nonsense from my sight. It worked like a charm, so I’m sharing it here. The one thing it doesn’t catch right now is the pop-up medal notifications, but I’ll add those soon.

    Download the extension here, and please use the comments below to send me feedback.

     
    • Fantasy Football Lifestyle 5:01 pm on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Couldn’t agree more! You play fantasy to win, anything less of winning is losing and no little Yahoo! medal will make losing feel any better. Additionally, we play for a season not for a game, if the NFL gave out awards for teams wining individual games, the Bills would actually have won something recently. No one is complaining about ads on the side of the website but shoving it in our faces gets me super rattled. Glad to seem someone coming out with an extension to banish these ads, well done

    • SCOTTIE G 12:20 pm on November 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      i have to start 5 of these players today…please choose. 1pt ppr. T RICH, Marcel Reece, Vincent JAckson, Vick Ballard, Cecil Shorts, Pierre Garcon, Brandon LLoyd and Joique Bell…PLEASE HELP…i am on the fence about the final 2 as i know VJAX TRICH AND REECE ARE MUST STARTS

    • Dom V 12:50 am on March 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been wanting to try out Yahoo after playing on there way to long to have any opinion about how things work there. Glad to know about the extension just in case I ever make it back there, thanks.

      Dom V

    • Menandro 2:56 pm on August 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try this. I noticed “All content…reproduction w/o permission prohibited.”
      Do you mind if I include a link to this post on ffanonymous.net if (and only if) the crap blocker is awesome?

    • josh 10:01 pm on August 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      In a 12 team draft with the 10 th pick Anne .33 pot I drafted these players what u guys think
      McCoy, Morris, Fitz, Cobb, Stafford, Ball, Torrey Smith, Jordan Cameron, Giovani Bernard
      Stevie Johnson,Tyler Divert, Hopkins, Cards fed, Tannehill, Stephen Hill, Dan Bailey

  • Brandon 6:41 am on September 11, 2012 Permalink  

    ESPN’s John Clayton is hilarious 

    Had to post this for all those who haven’t seen it yet…

     
    • defendthestar 10:31 am on September 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been following you all for some time. Your advice helped me win my league last year. Trying to repeat. Witten @SEA or sleeper TE of the week, Fleener @MIN? Sorry you guys are taking a “hiatus”, but the fans need the geeks!! lol

      • AKCowboysfan 11:46 pm on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I have alshon jeffery, nate washington, ryan williams, and bernard scott for my flex but i dont know which to start. What should i do.

    • julien 11:02 am on September 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Where my geeks at??! Would you hang on to Blackmon or pick up a guy like Lance Moore or Ogletree? Thanks.

      • ok 9:55 am on September 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        do you need to start whoever you pick up this week? lance moore is a sneaky start with w/ henderson out.

    • ok 9:57 am on September 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      lance moore or kevin smith (@SF, zoinks) at flex? 1 ppr so a few check downs to smith could even it out but moore has more home run ability probably.

      • Shane 12:26 pm on September 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Lance MOORE, Hands down.

        Don’t Start any RB against SF until you see one go for 80 yards and a Touchdown.

    • Mal 11:54 pm on September 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      hey was the e-roc in this week’s nfl.com shame report the same e-roc from here or is that a common nickname in the US?

    • Neil 3:10 pm on September 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard Hankerson, Kendall Wright, Ben Tate, or Kyle Rudolph at my flex?? Leaning towards Rudolph…

    • Jessica Unterreiner 3:57 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I have Santonio Holmes. I need to drop him obviously. Here are some WR’s that are still available in my league: Rashad Jennings, Cedric Benson, Shane Vereen, Dustin Keller, Pierre Thomas, Greg Little, Kendall Wright, Davone Bess, and Felix Jones. Any suggestions?

  • Matt 12:21 pm on August 9, 2012 Permalink  

    Just a few links 

    Longtime reader e-roc sent us an email asking about resources we’d recommend now that we’re posting less frequently. Here are my recommendations. Brandon, please feel free to edit the post with your own…

    • KFFL is a very solid all-around site with rankings, news, etc.
    • FFToday’s tools page has resources that I use all the time and often refer to when writing posts for the blog.
    • The FFLibrarian always posts plenty of quality reading material.
    • FFToolbox has a ton of good content.
     
    • Mal 4:13 am on August 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Guys, not sure if I shared- but have been a long time follower of the blog and came away with the fantasy cup last year in my 3rd year in the league of fairly experienced aussies. Thanks for all the help- victory last year was insanely good- we have huge bragging rights in the league.

      • Matt 8:22 am on August 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Glad to hear it, Mal. Is fantasy football big in Australia?

        • Mal 7:46 pm on August 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          Very much a niche Matt, the NFL is definitely getting more traction but it’s still very much an American sport. Have you guys had any drafts yet?

          • Matt 12:00 pm on August 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Well then, I’m still curious. How’d you get into fantasy football as an Aussie? Care to share your experience in a guest post?

            The three leagues that Brandon and I have been in for a long time typically draft at the end of August. I’m in a “couples league” with my wife that drafted a couple of weeks ago. It went OK, though I surprised myself by drafting Adrian Peterson against my own better judgement. He fell to the 4th round, I’d only drafted one RB so far, and there were no high-ceiling RBs left, so I had to take him.

            • Mal 12:44 am on August 22, 2012 Permalink

              Hmm- I’m not sure what was the original drive of the friends who got me into it. I’m going to say, Madden or Friday Night Lights- + it just getting a bit more airtime over here. happy to Ellaborate on the story in full for you. AP in the 4th round i think is a bargain- i’m hoping if I take a RB at pick 4 (in a 10 man) there is a top tier QB left in round 2!

    • Steve 6:22 am on August 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Who is gonna get more sacks this season, Mario Williams, Chris Long, Tamba Hali or Connor Barwin? I need some advice on who to keep in my keeper league. Thanks

    • Sean 1:42 am on August 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Happy to see your active for another season! Who do you think has more value Meachem or Moore?

    • Shoun Hil 7:38 pm on August 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      A little help. What is the best draft analyzer software for Mac? I so one in the app store for $45, that’s not happening :) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, my draft is next Tues Sept. 4 and I’m the defending champ went 12-1 seeing if I can get that 1 more win

      Thanks!

    • julien 10:19 pm on August 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hey all! I need some defense advice…I currently have Baltimore, however, I am reading a lot of BUST talk. The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills are still available. Would you stick with Ravens or other??
      Thanks

      • Will 11:07 am on August 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Matt Forte for Wes Welker?

        • Dan7598 5:31 am on September 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          SEATTLE – SEATTLE……..Weak Division Under the Radar D/ST

          • julien 10:53 am on September 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            I would love to have Seattle, however, a guy in my league( from there) snagged them on draft day. They were my sleeper pick. Are you a bigger fan of Baltimore or NYG? My other sleeper DST is Buffalo.

  • Matt 12:30 pm on July 26, 2012 Permalink  

    On hiatus, sorta 

    OK, it was probably pretty obvious given that it’s almost August and we haven’t posted in months. This is normally our highest-volume time of the year, when everyone’s getting ready for the draft and coming to sites like ours for advice. We wish that we had the time to fully participate in that conversation this year, but both of our lives are considerably busier now than they were a couple of years ago.

    When we have something interesting to say and time to say it, we will, but we won’t be posting regular weekly features (sit/start, waiver wire, etc.) this season.

    Also, we’re calling this a hiatus because if/when Brandon and I feel like we have enough time on our hands to return to posting regularly, we will. I know he’s got a lot going on, and my hands are full with two kids still in diapers, but things change. You never know.

    Above all else, thanks to everyone who has made this more of a community than a blog. If any of our regular commenters (you know who you are) are interested in guest posting from time to time, we’re open to that. Just let us know.

    Oh, and… just one thing I have to mention: Stay the heck away from AP this year, OK? There’s going to be someone in every draft who wildly overspends on him based on name recognition and past performance alone; don’t let that be you. Sorry, just had to get that out. I’m done.

     
    • Javier 3:32 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      any thoughts on holdout guys like MJD, DJax?

    • E-roc 10:03 am on August 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome back guys. It’s time for a new season. Let’s get started!

      I have the 4th overall pick (out of 10) in my league this year…

      • Mal 3:54 am on August 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Ah i’m 5th pick in a 10man league, i’m thinking RB, QB, but i have to start thinking about if the 5th best RB is better value than X,Y,Z.

        I have a theory you can’t win a FF championship with anything but an elite QB so getting one is always high on my priorities.

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