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  • Brandon 10:11 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Free 2010 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet 

    While searching for a free cheat sheet online to use as the basis for my own rankings, I realized that most websites don’t put them in a format that is great for using as a draft day list. So, while I was putting together a really quick cheat sheet for reference during my upcoming drafts, I wanted to share it with our readers to use at least as the basis for their own cheat sheets (it’s a Google Docs spreadsheet):

    FFGeekBlog.com’s 2010 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

    Keep in mind that I threw this together in about half an hour and didn’t take painstaking effort to make sure all of the wide receivers in the 40-60 group (for example) are exactly in the order I’d draft them. Most of the players atop the lists are close to how I would pick them in a standard league though.

    If you see anything crazy on the lists that doesn’t make sense or have left out important players, please let me know so I can update it ASAP!

     
    • Mark 1:25 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s interesting to look at the RB rankings. We had discussed earlier about how there isn’t a real significant difference between Barber (17) and Jacobs (34) and yet they are 17 spots apart. At least McCoy, Charles and Moreno would rank higher than Barber in my book, because of their upside, but overall I think it looks pretty good. I think it shows that there is a big dropoff in runningbacks, but I’m not sure where that line is (Ryan Grant? Pierre Thomas?) Thanks!

      • Mark 1:27 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I also forgot to mention you must not be too high on Jerome Harrison

      • Brandon 8:59 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, I took this list from another site yesterday and made some quick, obvious modifications to make it “my own.” However, I hadn’t given it a thorough look unfortunately. Not sure what the other site was thinking on some of the rankings! Anyways, I’ve gone through again this morning and made some more updates to make it more FFGeekBlog-ish. Give it another look over if you have some time and let me know what you think!

    • tommy 1:48 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this sheet guys. Just used it a bit on my draft that I just finished.

      This is the 2nd league I was talking about…2 QBs start as well, but it’s a 10 team league. normal ppr (.5 per reception).

      QB Peyton Manning
      QB Alex Smith
      WR Marques Colston
      WR Wes Welker
      WR Johnny Knox
      RB Steven Jackson
      RB Beanie Wells
      TE Vernon Davis
      W/R CJ Spiller

      BENCH
      Housh
      Roethlishberger
      Portis
      Zach Miller
      Hardesty
      Devin Hester
      Burleson

      K Lawrence Tynes
      D/ST Arizona
      D Charles Woodson

      What do you think? I think this was a pretty damn good draft.

      • e-roc 8:19 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If S-Jax and Beanie can stay healthy for the entire season, you’ll end up with one of the top teams in your league.

      • Brandon 9:20 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Solid team there, I’m just hoping for you that your running backs can score enough touchdowns. Clinton Portis could end up being a solid pickup if he can establish himself as the main man in Washington.

      • Steve 11:50 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Slight weaknesses at running back, but I love the depth. Rothlisberger is a nice pickup. Gonna be a solid starting QB once he comes back.

        • Paul 1:44 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          We have a 14 team league and we start QB, WR,WR,WR/RB,RB,RB,WR/TE,DST,K
          I like my receiver group but don’t feel good yet about the RBs.
          Comments/suggestions appreciated.

          Eli Manning
          Ben Roethlisberger

          Beanie Wells
          Jerome Harrison
          LT
          Kareem Huggins

          Andre Johnson
          Calvin Johnson
          Steve Smith (NYG)
          Mike Wallace
          Early Doucet
          Golden Tate

          Jason Witten

          Pitt DST

          Jay Feely

        • Brandon 8:47 am on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Unfortunately Paul, you’re right to be worried about that running back squad. I could be proven completely wrong when the season starts, but Beanie Wells has scared me this preseason. If he or Harrison gets hurt or demoted early, you could really be in some trouble. I do like your top four receivers though. Good luck!

    • Squish 4:26 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      For the most part you guys seem to have a really solid cheatsheet. there were a few guys I furled my brow at but other than that it’s okay.

      May I ask exactly why you seem to be so high on Meachem. I mean sure he did well at some points last season but the only reason he was viable was because he was a red zone hawk. He was all but useless on the rest of the field. Hell, he only netted 6 receptions for 37 yards total in his last 4 games. He barely got starting time even with Lance Moore out and when Moore came back, Meachem didn’t start for 4 straight games! How is it that you (or any other site for that matter) can have such faith in an unproven WR3? I’d put much more stock in someone like Nicks who is his teams top playmaking WR. And to have Meachem ahead of Ward?! That’s sacrilege! Are you guys assuming that somehow Meachem is going to past Colston as New Orleans primary WR? Also, I don’t see how Berrian can be ahead of Harvin when Harvin is ahead of him on the team’s depth chart and is clearly one of Favre’s favorite targets. I know he has a migraine problem but he had the same problem last year and nobody knocked him for it!

      Also, any particular reason you like Marion Barber this year? It seems odd to put a clear committee back on a passing team with injury issues ahead of solid solo RB1 starters like Forte, McCoy, and even Best. You have him at 16th best RB. Most other sites have him at about 25th-27th best RB. I have him at 24th best Rb and I thought I was being generous. Do you guys know something the rest of us don’t?

      Anyway other than a few anomalies it seems solid. Keep up the good work!

      • Brandon 9:14 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Squish, you’ll have to excuse some of the rankings on the list. I took this list from another website to use as a starting point and didn’t get enough time to fully update it with our own modifications before releasing it into the wild. I’ve made some major updates this morning, so take a look and see what you think now.

        • Squish 9:38 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Now that’s more like it! I thought you guys had gone insane on me! I’m not very high on DeSean Jackson this year but I can’t fault anyone for having him ranked that high. Looks good! I’m glad you’ll be updating it. Too many sites these days have a month old cheat sheet up come draft time. Anyway props for the cheat sheet and continuing the great site. I’m looking forward to another year of geekdom!

          • Brandon 11:42 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Might not be as high on DeSean Jackson after the back injury today! But we’ll see later and possibly adjust the list. Feel free to offer any suggestions though so we can make this the best cheat sheet around.

    • Steve 12:42 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Larry Fitz or Greg Jennings? Who is best fantasy option. And can jamaal Charles keep up the form he showed at the end of last season to be a number 1 fantasy back?

      • Brandon 1:18 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        At this point I like Greg Jennings more than Fitz, based solely on the guy who is throwing each of them the ball. As for Jamaal Charles, I’m scared a bit by Thomas Jones. I wouldn’t want Charles as my RB1, but as an RB2 he could be alright. You should be able to draft him as your RB2 as well, as I think a lot of other people share my concerns.

    • Steve 1:49 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I could get MJD or gore if I pick at the start of the first round in my PPR keeper league. My QB is brees, and then if I keep Jennings over Fitz and do u think DeAngelo Williams over Charles? Or will jonathan Stewart take more carries than he did last year? My deadline is today and I’m finding it hard to decide.

      • Brandon 3:00 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like MJD, Jennings and DeAngelo Williams out of those guys. I expect a lot of running for the Panthers this year, so both Williams AND Stewart should see plenty of carries. Good luck!

    • Shane 4:23 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon – Thanks for posting this, definitely the best formatted list out there. Are you continually updating this to account for injuries, roster moves, arrests, etc.? I draft the day before the first game, so I just wanted to check. Thanks again!

      • Brandon 4:46 pm on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll keep updating this list all the way until the regular season for sure, so keep checking back. If you see some news that you feel requires an update to the list, feel free to leave a comment so I can make the update. I like to think of it as a community effort, so any recommendations will be at least taken into account.

    • Duck Duck Gray Duck 5:29 pm on July 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

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  • Brandon 8:47 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Ask the Geeks – Preseason Edition 

    As the season nears and league drafts are taking place daily throughout the next couple weeks, we figure it’s time to get the Ask the Geeks posts started. We begin with a great question about a couple of reality show stars in Cincinnati:

    JV Prep Squad asks:

    Word is TO might get more nods this year than Ochocinco. I’m tempted to place TO higher in my list of wide receivers than Ochocinco. Is this a good move?

    Brandon says: While the difference in their average draft positions is starting to decrease (check out where they went in the Yahoo! Friends and Family league draft) due to T.O.’s performance in the preseason so far, you still need to target Ochocinco first. He’s been with the offense for years and has chemistry with quarterback Carson Palmer. I’m guessing that T.O. is seeing a lot of action in the preseason because Palmer is trying to develop this same chemistry with him. Both players will see plenty of targets when the season starts and Owens could provide the distraction to defenses that T.J. Houshmandzadeh did a few years ago…when the man formerly known as Chad Johnson put together some great seasons.

     
    • JV Prep Squad 2:33 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So of course that choice didn’t come up during my draft! I had sixth slot in a 10-person PPR league with flex offense. My team (in order of selection) is:

      1-Maurice Jones-Drew (RB) (yes, I got him with the sixth pick
      2-Tom Brady (QB)
      3-Ryan Matthews (RB)
      4-Steve Smith (WR – Carolina)
      5-Matt Forte (RB)
      6-Mike Sims-Walker (WR)
      7-Vernon Davis (TE)
      8-Minnesota (DEF)
      9-Mike Wallace (WR)
      10-Matt Ryan (QB)
      11-Brent Celek (TE)
      12-Mohamed Massaquoi (WR)
      13-Stephen Gostowski (PK)
      14-Tim Hightower (RB)
      15-Kevin Smith (RB)
      16-Dustin Keller (TE)

      Thoughts welcome . . . !

  • Brandon 9:22 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink
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    Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels is saying that his scan and MRI indicate that his repaired knee is 100% and ready to go.It would be great to get at least a glimpse of him this preseason, but even without one, I think he makes a great draft pick based on the fact that he’s currently going as around the 8th to 10th tight end and could end up with top 4 numbers.

     
    • tommy 1:46 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Question for you guys: my two leagues draft today and tomorrow. Can’t think of a draft strategy for either of them.

      League 1 (drafts tonight): 2 QBs start everything else normal, 1 POINT PER RECEPTION!!!!!!!!. Who do you take in early rounds? Driving me crazy. 8 team league

      League 2: 2 QBs start as well, but it’s a 10 team league. normal ppr (.5 per reception). Who do you take in early rounds?

      position wise

      • Brandon 2:59 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Both leagues seem similar enough to use the same kind of strategy, especially with both being 2 QB. It’s hard to know the exact strategy without knowing your draft pick, but it’s important to get a really good one for your QB1 slot, as that position will provide a lot of your points. Receiving running backs are ideal as well and most of the top guys should get that job done (CJ, MJD, Rice, Gore, AP.) Matt Forte could be a later round sleeper due to the amount of balls he’ll catch out of the backfield. Then, receivers who catch the ball a lot need to be targeted, such as Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, Brandon Marshall, Reggie Wayne, Anquan Boldin, Roddy White, and Larry Fitzgerald (not in that order necessarily.) I’d aim to lock down a solid QB1, RB1 and WR1 with your top three picks, but don’t be pigeon-holed into it if one of the top guys aren’t there anymore.

        Not sure if this is helpful at all, but I’d be interested to see how the drafts go. Let us know how it worked out!

        • tommy 10:19 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just finished my first league’s draft… Check out this beauty of a draft.

          QB Brees
          QB Romo
          WR Calvin Johnson
          WR Brandon Marshall
          WR Marques Colston
          RB Cedric Benson
          RB Jahvid Best
          RB Ahmad Bradshaw
          TE Jason Witten
          TE Zach Miller (we start 2 TEs too)
          W/R TJ Housh

          BENCH
          Michael Bush
          Cadillac Williams
          Dez Bryant
          Matt Cassell
          Steve Breaston
          Braylon Edwards
          Darren Sproles

          In a league where most QBs were gone by the 2nd round, and where there is 1 point per reception, I think this team is pretty damn good.

          What do you think?

        • Brandon 6:34 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Wow, nice team! I especially like the Brees/Romo combination at the top and those wide receivers. At running back you should be solid too. I think Michael Bush will be decent for the Raiders as long as they can get something going on offense, so he’ll be a good backup for you. Let’s hope tomorrows draft goes as well!

        • tommy 11:36 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks!

        • Aaron Davis 2:58 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t know but some word of advice…

          Because its a ppr league that means if you have any chance of getting ray rice get him.
          pass up peterson and mjd.

        • Brandon 3:44 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Just because it’s a PPR league (only 0.5 ppr) doesn’t mean you bail on Peterson and MJD. Both of those guys had 40+ receptions (53 for MJD) and both of their rushing touchdown numbers were much higher than Rice’s. You can’t really go wrong with any of them, but to date, Rice still has the best backup to vulture scores from him with McGahee still on the team. If he’s traded, Rice’s stock goes up even higher of course.

      • Brandon 3:01 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Davone Bess is another guy you might target later in the draft as a WR3 due to the large number of passes he’ll catch, especially now that Greg Camarillo is out of town.

        • tommy 3:18 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks! Also, the first league has 3 RBs starting and 2nd league has 1 point per 30 return yards (deep league, eh? lol)

    • Chris 9:03 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey guys,

      I’m in 10 teamer and had the 4th pick. I got Rice in the 1st, SJax in the 2nd. In the 5th I was able to grab Shonn Greene (yes the 5th). Couple hrs later I found out that I am in a league that scores .5/recep. I have to think that even in a league that rewards receptions, Greene shouldn’t have lasted to the 5th. Nonetheless, I ended up with Kolb at QB (big ? mark in my opinion but think he will excel) and Greg Jennings, Sims-Walker, Harvin, Jacoby Jones, Burleson, Santonio Holmes at WR and feel real weak with them. My question is .. some guy is really on me for Rice. He is offering Wayne and Ronnie Brown for him and I almost want to bite. I feel real confident with starting SJax every week then platooning Greene and Brown depending on matchup. I would hate to give up a top 4 player like Rice but I really want to have a top tier WR .. What you guys think about this trade? And what are your opinions on Kolb this season? Cheers!

      • Steven 3:15 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow you had a really good draft. My advice? Do not give up Rice. In PPR leagues Rice will be big. He catches a lot of passes and is a very competent RB. He should be untouchable. Jennings is already an elite wide-out, and Sims-Walker isn’t bad. Harvin will be good with Sidney Rice injured. And Holmes will be great once he returns from his suspension. I personally think you should go for a different QB. Kolb is a risky starter.

    • Steven 3:25 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have six team league, no ppr. Here’s how my draft went

      QB Rivers
      RB Adrian Peterson
      RB Frank Gore
      RB Knowshon Moreno
      WR Reggie Wayne
      WR Greg Jennings
      WR Anquan Boldin
      WR Santonio Holmes
      TE Antonio Gates
      TE Jermichael Finley
      D 49ers
      D Steelers
      K Robbie Gould

      Your thoughts. Am I weak in any category?

      • Steven 3:26 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        and also I have QB Eli Manning

      • Brandon 10:46 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Holy smokes, that team seems awesome. Gates AND Finley at tight end? Not diggin’ Santonio Holmes or Knowshon Moreno that much, but the rest is great.

  • Brandon 12:13 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    Sidney Rice to miss half the season 

    In case you haven’t yet heard, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice has had hip surgery and will miss upwards of half the 2010-11 NFL season. Obviously that means you probably don’t want to draft him for your fantasy football team…at least not until the last couple rounds, if you must. With Percy Harvin suffering with migraines, this means that WR Bernard Berrian and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (and Javon Walker?) will most likely be Brett Favre’s top targets heading into the season. Draft accordingly!

     
    • Matt 5:36 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m thinking Rice is still worth a late round pick. The guy was a force during the second half of last season, including the playoffs. I think if you grab him as your 5th or 6th reciever he can give you a nice boost at the end of the year when he returns. Your thoughts?

      • Matt 9:40 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        It really depends on how your WR corps is shaping up in the draft by the time you get to the late rounds. I’d only target Rice if I my top 4 or 5 WRs were all relatively safe bets. In that case, he might be worth taking a flier on in case he’s able to come back and provide a late-season source of points.

    • e-roc 9:17 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      IMO – Shiancoe’s value just skyrocketed…. and I’d take Rice if he was still there in the 9th or 10th round BEFORE a defense or kicker. 🙂

    • Rev. Benjamin 11:30 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m with you guys on the Berrian and Shiancoe boat. I got Shiancoe very, very late. I’m actually pretty happy with my draft… what you guys think?
      qb – brees
      rb – shonn greene (and LT – who knows), pierre thomas, arian foster, jeromme harrison, anthony dixon (took your guys’ advice there too)
      wr – wes welker, hakeen nicks, jacoby jones (i like him better than the ever-vanilla kevin walter), robert meachem, devery henderson
      te – shiancoe
      d – bears (hey, ulacker’s back right? meh)

      • Brandon 9:34 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Pretty solid squad you got there. Hopefully Hakeem Nicks and Jacoby Jones have big years and solidify your wide receiver position…then you’re on your way to the playoffs!

    • BASH33N 10:25 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I need help guys. My recievers are so so now that Rice is out and Vincent Jackson won’t play for less than 30 million garaunteed. Can anyone give me some advice on whether or not I should drop Rice or Jackson and pick up another receiver or two? The rest of my team I feel is soid.
      Peyton Manning- QB
      Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster- RB
      Vernon Davis – TE
      Minnesota D
      The rest of the receivers that I’m left with now are Brandon Marshall, great….Dwayne Bowe and Mike Wallace

      • Brandon 9:20 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        What receivers are available to replace Rice and V-Jax?

    • BASH33N 9:27 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Maclin, Berrian, Gaffney and all of the DEN receivers, Knox and all of the CHI receivers, Jacoby Jones, Kenny Britt, etc. Right now its looking like Maclin and Knox are the best available but for some reason I feel that Berrian could provide some points now that he moved up on the depth chart.

      • Brandon 9:31 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I like Berrian, Maclin, Knox and Jacoby Jones. The first move I would make would be to drop Rice for Knox. It seems that Knox will be the top receiver in Chicago and who knows how Rice will be when he returns from injury. Wait another couple days on V-Jax, but then give him the boot if nothing is moving on his contract situation and grab Maclin (I think I like him over Berrian right now.)

    • BASH33N 9:43 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ok thanks a lot man. I’m going to look into it today. I know there has been a lot of hype about Knox stepping into a lead receiver role this year…but his projected states still don’t show it. I think Maclin will be ok this year too but I also realize that Jackson will be getting most of the deep ball looks for them. I appreciate the advice

  • Matt 5:16 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink
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    Prize Leagues: WTF, ESPN? 

    I just noticed this prize leagues thing on ESPN’s fantasy football website. Apparently, you can pay $29.95 per team to join or start a league that is functionally exactly the same as a free league, but at the end of the season you might just maybe win some fabulous prizes, such as… Best Buy gift cards? (Three total will be awarded, for a grand total value of $5,000.) The real kicker is this part:

    100 Winners [sic] Circle points will be awarded to each Prize-Eligible League Champion for every league won… The approximate retail value (“ARV”) for each League prize is $15.00.

    So if you win the league that you paid $29.95 in real money to enter, you’ll win $15 in Winner’s Circle Points, which as I pointed out last season are basically equivalent to skee-ball tickets at the penny arcade.

    Tellingly, I had to create a league just to find out how much it costs – they don’t reveal the price until you get a few steps along in the process (reminds me of an online store that waits until the final checkout page to tell that you the shipping on your DVD will be $9.99).

    Who the hell does this?! Actually, come to think of it… if I pay my $29.95, am I more or less guaranteed to win the grand prize because I’ll be the only person on the planet who signs up?

     
    • Mike Mahoney 11:59 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      haha mad funny i just noticed this today and googled the prize eligible and found this blog. Im confused as to how you can win the grand prize

    • Outraged 1:44 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I agree completely ! What a rip off. I cant believe how much it cost for a off chance you might beat everybody else and win some gift certificate.

    • Matt 2:01 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I do enjoy that this post is now one of the top things that comes up when you google espn prize leagues. Someone in Bristol is displeased with me right about now.

    • Nunya 4:53 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      so since espn is a rip off and a joke(cant believe I have played on it for the last five years) at least you got a generic league champion t shirt that was culp ok. So where is a comparable pricewise site to play?

    • Billy 6:29 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you get professional trade review out of it though
      haha

    • Jon 10:05 pm on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for the headsup….just about wasted my money

    • Bob 7:06 pm on August 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I should have read this before I bought 3 teams.. I guess I will have to win all 3 leagues to win 45$ and it cost me 49.95 for the 3 teams

    • mike 11:07 pm on September 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      damn, i agree! what a rip off!!!!

    • bill 11:18 am on September 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      fuck!!!!, i paid the 29.95 and didn’t know this

    • Preston 2:09 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      The main reason to play in a league where you pay is that the other teams are more likely to stay active. I do several free league every year and end up being the only person or one of three active teams at most.

    • andrew 2:42 pm on December 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      this is fucking bullshit i want my money back

    • Joe 5:20 pm on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      If you pay the $29.95, and leave the league, they give you the money back?

    • Isaac 1:39 am on August 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      ha this is funny…any leagues out there that pay out more respectably?
      That’s real garbage on ESPN’s account, besides that the small buy-in does keep all owners more active, in general.
      I would do a CBS league for $100 buy in, but they only pay out 60% back to league champ.
      Any ideas ?

      • Matt 12:28 pm on August 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Get some friends or colleagues to play, and entrust one person (usually the commish) to be the treasurer. That’s the only way I’ve ever done it. I wouldn’t trust any company with my league fees.

    • Rich 2:46 pm on September 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Damn. They got me too. Something told me not to buy it but nooooo.
      Someone is too lazy to do a little research first. #[email protected]!

    • Connor 9:36 pm on October 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      THANK YOU. i was sitting there about to buy thinking.. 100 winner’s circle points? what in hell is that? googled “espn winner’s circle prizes?” and this was almost the top link. and thank god. that is absolutely ridiculous. If you create a prize league and wanted to get your friends to buy in, none of you even win the money you all pitched into the pot.. ESPN does! hahaha.

      you’d be better off betting with your friends on how many threes people will make or something. seriously disappointed, especially since the other “official” NBA Fantasy provider has Yahoo! branding slapped shamelessly all over it and is ridiculously difficult to get set up for. Couldn’t even upload a team image correctly onto that one.

      What are we to do if we want to make a private, betting-based NBA Fantasy league with our friends and have an UN-ALTERED prize money pot?

      • Matt 2:12 pm on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I wonder how much money ESPN makes off of that ridiculous thing. They’ve kept it going for years so it must be worth running for them.

        I’ve had a Yahoo Fantasy NBA league with friends for several years running now. We’ve been pretty happy with it.

    • Rob 9:14 pm on December 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      i’m officially done with espn fantasy. i won a football league today for which i paid probably $30 to enter … and there is no prize!! by winning you earn these points that can be redeemed for like tee shirts or a thermos. then it takes 6-8 weeks for the points to be delivered. it’s a complete joke. there are some decent prizes like a tv … and it only takes 65 league wins. that’s about $2000 invested for a $500 tv. and winning 65 leagues isn’t that time consuming.

      so fyi to anybody that didn’t know this, if you’re gonna invest in a good fantasy league, it’s hard to beat yahoo. there isn’t a much info … like pre-draft if you need to look up stuff like that, there is no Matthew berry goofball … but the top 3 finishers get some kind of cash payout. basically winners get 6x your money and 3rd place gets your entry fee back. please don’t give any more money to the thieves at the 4 letter network! thanks disney, take some more of everyone’s money

    • Ryan Watson 5:15 pm on August 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      the best thing about a prize league is like someone mentioned, the fact people stay active and it’s a way for your league to not be a joke.

      If your looking for a true prize league, find people in the same boat as you and make a private league with not entry fee but have a buy in and prizes made on your own then 100% of the entry fee will be won by the winner/s of your league

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