• The Commish Report: Fantasy Football Open Thread

    The 2013 Opening Kickoff is now officially less than one week away. If you are one of the millions upon millions of people who are caught up in the world of fantasy football, this thread is for you. And the beauty of it is, most of you can access this thread even while at work (not that I would encourage a lack of productivity, mind you).

    If you have any questions involving your fantasy football team, draft, or lineups, as well as draft grades, please post them here. I'll be happy to address your concerns, and others are welcome to contribute their thoughts as well. Further, if you have questions involving league ethics, are a league commissioner, or are dealing with a corrupt league commissioner, I'd be happy to pass along some advice as a long-time commissioner myself. Or, if you simply want a forum to boast about your team, make a bold prediction, or to tell us all about your particularly awesome team name, this is the place for all things fantasy football.

    We can discuss anything from 2-32 team leagues, salary cap leagues, dynasty leagues, 2 QB leagues, best ball leagues, the nfl.com Perfect Challenge league (Sign up through this link to compete against our founder, the venerable Cris Collinsworth!!!), or anything in between.

    Please, feel free to post any and all of your fantasy football thoughts in this thread. The nation has moved fantasy football from the back pages to the front page, so we here at FP are doing the same.

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    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Signed up & ready to rock in the FP Auction and Dynasty leagues. You are all toast. Burnt toast.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      All auction people- The draft is tonight. Thank you to the 8 that have signed up. I'm still waiting on 2 that have received invites.

      If anyone else wants in on this, please let me know ASAP. I'm willing to go as high as 12 teams. However, an odd number will not work.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Dynasty update- 12 have received their invites. 10 have signed in. All 12 must be signed in prior to 8 PM Monday.

      I have one person waiting in the wings. If either of the two that have yet to sign in need to back out, please let me know ASAP, so I can get the info out to our available replacement.

      Since this is a league meant to last for years, I'm going to set an arbitrary deadline of 8 PM Sunday. If one of the spots is still unaccounted for, then I'm going to offer the spot to lucky #13.

    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Season Rankings are fully updated-

      1.	Aaron Rodgers
      2.	Drew Brees
      3.	Cam Newton
      4.	Tom Brady
      5.	Matt Ryan
      6.	Peyton Manning
      7.	Andrew Luck
      8.	Colin Kaepernick
      9.	Robert Griffin III
      10.	Tony Romo
      11.	Eli Manning
      12.	Russell Wilson
      13.	Matthew Stafford
      14.	Ben Roethlisberger
      15.	Alex Smith
      16.	Jay Cutler
      17.	Carson Palmer
      18.	Michael Vick
      19.	Matt Schaub
      20.	Andy Dalton
      21.	Philip Rivers
      22.	Ryan Tannehill
      23.	Joe Flacco
      24.	EJ Manuel
      25.	Sam Bradford
      26.	Josh Freeman
      27.	Jake Locker
      28.	Brandon Weeden
      29.	Christian Ponder
      30.	Geno Smith
      1.	Doug Martin
      2.	Adrian Peterson
      3.	CJ Spiller
      4.	Jamaal Charles
      5.	LeSean McCoy
      6.	Trent Richardson
      7.	Ray Rice
      8.	Matt Forte
      9.	Marshawn Lynch
      10.	Arian Foster
      11.	Alfred Morris
      12.	Chris Johnson
      13.	Lamar Miller
      14.	Reggie Bush
      15.	Stevan Ridley
      16.	David Wilson
      17.	Maurice Jones-Drew
      18.	Eddie Lacy
      19.	Darren Sproles
      20.	Frank Gore
      21.	DeMarco Murray
      22.	Darren McFadden
      23.	Steven Jackson
      24.	Daryl Richardson
      25.	Ahmad Bradshaw
      26.	Ryan Mathews
      27.	Giovanni Bernard
      28.	DeAngelo Williams
      29.	Rashard Mendenhall
      30.	Montee Ball
      31.	Shane Vereen
      32.     Mark Ingram
      33.	Chris Ivory
      34.	Bryce Brown
      35.	BenJarvis Green-Ellis
      36.	Isaac Redman
      37.	Ben Tate
      38.	Bernard Pierce
      39.	Pierre Thomas
      40.	Isaiah Pead
      41.	Knowshon Moreno
      42.	Bilal Powell
      43.	Christine Michael
      44.	Vick Ballard
      45.	Joique Bell
      46.	Fred Jackson
      47.	Ronnie Hillman
      48.	Jonathan Dwyer
      49.	LaMichael James
      50.     Jonathan Franklin
      1.	Calvin Johnson
      2.	Dez Bryant
      3.	Demaryius Thomas
      4.	AJ Green
      5.	Julio Jones
      6.	Brandon Marshall
      7.	Larry Fitzgerald
      8.	Andre Johnson
      9.	Roddy White
      10.	Victor Cruz
      11.	Dwayne Bowe
      12.	Marques Colston
      13.	Reggie Wayne
      14.	Vincent Jackson
      15.     Pierre Garcon
      16.	Randall Cobb
      17.	Antonio Brown
      18.	Jordy Nelson
      19.	Danny Amendola
      20.	Hakeem Nicks
      21.	Mike Wallace
      22.	TY Hilton
      23.	Torrey Smith
      24.	DeSean Jackson
      25.	Cecil Shorts
      26.	Mike Williams
      27.	Golden Tate
      28.	Chris Givens
      29.	Steve Smith
      30.	Josh Gordon
      31.	Anquan Boldin
      32.	Emmanuel Sanders
      33.	Stevie Johnson
      34.	James Jones
      35.	Eric Decker
      36.	Kenny Britt
      37.	Miles Austin
      38.	Lance Moore
      39.	Wes Welker
      40.	Tavon Austin
      41.	Greg Jennings
      42.	Kendall Wright
      43.     KenBrell Thompkins
      44.	DeAndre Hopkins
      45.	Reuben Randle
      46.	Vincent Brown
      47.	Justin Blackmon
      48.     Alshon Jeffery
      49.	Michael Floyd
      50.	Denarius Moore
      51.	Brian Hartline
      52.	Sidney Rice
      53.	Jeremy Kerley
      54.	Greg Little
      55.	Mohammad Sanu
      56.	Brandon LaFell
      57.	Cordarrelle Patterson
      58.	Rod Streeter
      59.	Ryan Broyles
      60.	Markus Wheaton
      61.     Devone Bess
      62.     Andre Roberts
      63.     Santana Moss
      64.     Damaris Johnson
      65.     Darrius Heyward-Bey
      66.     Austin Collie
      67.     Stephen Hill
      68.     Brian Quick
      69.     Jacoby Jones
      70.     Nate Washington
      1.	Jimmy Graham
      2.	Rob Gronkowski
      3.	Vernon Davis
      4.	Tony Gonzalez
      5.	Jermichael Finley
      6.	Jason Witten
      7.	Greg Olsen
      8.	Fred Davis
      9.	Kyle Rudolph
      10.	Jared Cook
      11.	Antonio Gates
      12.	Coby Fleener
      13.	Jordan Cameron
      14.	Martellus Bennett
      15.	Brandon Pettigrew
      16.	Tyler Eifert
      17.	Owen Daniels
      18.	Brandon Myers
      19.	Rob Housler
      20.	Jermaine Gresham
      21.     Marcedes Lewis
      22.	Dwayne Allen
      23.	Zach Sudfeld
      24.     Zach Miller
      25.	Ed Dickson
      DST-1.	Chicago
      2.	San Francisco
      3.	Cincinnati
      4.	Seattle
      5.	Pittsburgh
      6.	Houston
      7.	Green Bay
      8.	Baltimore
      9	Denver
      10	New England
      11	St. Louis
      12.	Dallas
      13.	Cleveland
      14.     Miami
      15.	Tampa 
      16.	NY Giants
      17.	Kansas City
      18.	San Diego
      19.	Carolina
      20.	NY Jets
      1.	Phil Dawson
      2.	Matt Prater
      3.	Matt Bryant 
      4.	Blair Walsh
      5.	Stephen Gostkowski
      6.	Greg Zuerlein
      7.	Robbie Gould
      8.	Dan Bailey
      9.	Garrett Hartley
      10.	Josh Brown
      11.	Justin Tucker
      12.	Sebastian Janikowski
      13.	Alex Henery
      14.	Mason Crosby
      15.	Adam Vinatieri
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Members here at FP completed our first of 3 drafts on Wednesday night. It was a 14 team standard league. The 2nd draft is an auction PPR draft, which will involve 10 teams, and take place tonight. The 3rd draft is a (crossing fingers) 14 team dynasty league which will be drafting on Monday night.

      As for the standard 14 teamer, here is my roster...

      QB- Eli Manning, Philip Rivers
      RB- DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead, Bryce Brown
      WR- Dez Bryant, AJ Green, Jordy Nelson, Chris Givens, Reuben Randle
      TE- Coby Fleener, Julius Thomas
      K- Phil Dawson
      DST- Green Bay

      I had pick 13, so instead of reaching on RB, I decided to go WR/WR with Dez and AJ. I like Eli better than most this year (have him ahead of both Wilson and Stafford), so I liked that value in round 7, but wish I had grabbed a backup a little earlier than I did. That said, I do think there's some rebound capability from Phil Rivers this year.

      I originally had Rob Housler, but Julius Thomas, along with Coby Fleener, better fits my TE gameplan, which is to wait, and then draft for upside.

      While I'm happy with Daryl Richardson as my 3rd back in round 5, it did open it up for Tubbs to swipe TY Hilton from me on the turn.