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So, wouldn’t it be cool if you could take on some of your favorite contributors and all of the Razzball readers/commenters in one huge Free Fantasy Football League? IT WOULD BE COOL YO. That’s why we made this possible. And why we used caps and bolded font. Welcome to the 2017 Fantasy Football RCLs! Where all of the Razzballers get to hang out, talk some football, and compete against each other in the game we all love. While we can’t create a single 500-person league as of yet since the technology has yet to be invented, what we can do is create multiple 12-person leagues and pit them all against each other. If you don’t like that, well, you can be the one to wait for the future. So enjoy those dragons with lasers, wearing tight, black leather and blasting Daft Punk. ENJOY IT. However, if you are not such a timey prude, join us for some Fantasy Football funnage. Totally a word. So I present to you: the 2017 RCL Fantasy Football Season, with prizes!

Note: We have some big changes to announce; and these requests have been implemented with you, the Razzball readers in mind! First, we’ve dropped Yahoo as our provider of choice, moving to FanTrax, a site that’s not just innovative, but streamlined as well. And that’s not all, we have some format changes to announce! You hate drafting Kickers? Do you roll your eyes when someone drafts the Seahawks DST in the sixth round? We know you do! Kickers and DSTs are now gone, replaced by three IDP spots (DL, LB, DB). Because of these changes, we’ve made sure to create 2017 IDP Draft Rankings for all of your RCL needs…

Before you get started, I know that some of you out there may have never played fantasy football before. That’s okay! Razzball has a Beginners Fantasy Football Guide just for you! Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran, well, we have a 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit that’s being updated everyday, be sure check it out multiple times. (That’s what she said.) And can’t think of a team name? Check out our Fantasy Football Team Name Generator. Need some rankings? Oh, we got some Fantasy Football Rankings! Now, let’s get to the good stuff…

 

PRIZES:

  • Prize for the Overall RCL Champion: 50.00 Best Buy Gift Card, 2018 Season Access to our Premium Tools (including Razzball’s DFSBot) and a Razzball T-Shirt of Your Choice!

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  • Prize for Commissioner of the League that Hosts the RCL CHAMPION: $25.00 Best Buy Gift Card!

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You read it right folks. If you are the Commissioner of the league that our RCL Champion is in, you get a prize. So what should you do? Follow the instructions below to create a league. The more leagues you create and fill, the greater the chance you have of hosting the eventual winner. Create as many as you want… just make sure to get them filled, so go nuts!

 

  • Special Bonus Prize: For every Commenter that creates Five Leagues and fills them by your draft date, you’ll receive 2017 season-long access to our Fantasy Football Premium Tools, including our DFSBot! (Add in a free Razzball T-shirt if you create and fill 10 Leagues!)

That’s right, if you create five leagues and fill them up by your set draft date, you get complete access to our Premium Fantasy Football Tools (along with a Razzball T-Shirt if you create and fill 10!) So my advice? Create a league, get your friends, your family, your local everything to join and get some Razzball swag. A definite win-win if you ask me…

 

Tehol talks the talk, and he walks the walk. Probably in a man-thong. If you are able to offend the Elder Gods and beat our very own Tehol, finishing with the most points out of all the leagues he hosts, then you get that sweet-sweet Razzball swag. That, and some serious respect from Tehol… and probably a man-thong.

 

Note: Razzball contributors, while allowed to participate, are not eligible for prizes. If a Razzball contributor is the RCL Champion, the Grand Prize will go to the next highest scoring player. If a Razzball contributor hosts the RCL Champion in his/her league, the next highest scorer’s league Commissioner will receive the $25.00 Best Buy gift card.

 

Format, Rosters, and Scoring

A special perk by working with FanTrax is that if you choose to be a RCL Commissioner, your league will come preset. No instructions, no messy league creation, all you pick is the draft date and time and you’re done!

  • This will be a Half-PPR League (0.5).
  • 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB/WR/TE), 1 DL, 1 LB, 1 DB. 8 Bench Spots. 1 IR Spot.
  • Standard scoring in most cases, please refer to your leagues for an exact point breakdown.
  • Six teams will advance to the playoffs.

TO START A LEAGUE:

Just send over an email to [email protected] with your requested Draft Date and Time, and we’ll setup the league for you! No work, no worries, no, err, I really couldn’t think of another word that starts with “w”. Like wagonette… Which is a carriage with one crosswise seat in front, two seats in back. Exactly. As soon as the league is setup, I’ll send you an email with all the info and add your league to the join list!

TO JOIN A LEAGUE:

Simply examine the Google Sheet below, find a league and draft time that works for you, and click the “LINK” button in “League Link” column to be taken to the leagues home page.

 

 

  1. Maxwell says:
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    I clicked yes to rejoin both Malamoneys “mals pals” and Sons “straight bestbuy homie” leagues in Yahoo thinking they were RCLs. Now I want out. How do I get out of these leagues please? I can’t find anything to click on that says ” leave league” or whatever. Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Maxwell: Yeah, Yahoo is annoying like that. Try this: From Yahoo Fantasy, mouse over Fantasy | select a sport.
      Next to “My Teams and Leagues,” click Edit Teams.
      Click Delete Team next to the team you want to remove.
      Click Delete Team again to confirm.

  2. Maxwell says:
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    Want to join RCLs but draft day isn’t showing under draft day column.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Maxwell: Yeah, small bug on the draft date and times, we’ll get that sorted out soon. As of now, they are TBD until we can get it fixed.

  3. TheTheory says:
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    Well I’m excited. I’m excited that we’re trying a new site and I’m excited for the IDP element.

    Just as a heads up for people: clicking the links DOES automatically join you to the league if you’re logged into FanTrax. Which I discovered when I clicked to see if I could find draft times (which are not currently on the spreadsheet?). Whoops.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TheTheory: Thanks!

      And yes, clicking link will auto join, we’re working on the draft dates now.

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @TheTheory: yeah fantrax isn’t like yahoo/espn in that way, there’s no “invite email” you need to click a button on. you WILL need to make a fantrax account in advance of course.

  4. Allan says:
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    Are the draft dates not listed yet?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Small bug, we’ll get it fixed soon!

  5. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    you are the front line, now ahead of the baseball side, as first person to have a good fantasy site be your home. good for you (and us)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: Grey is a legend. And if not, his mustache is! Just happy to help and be a part of the community, but thanks for the kind words…

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Jay: i don’t mean “you are “better” than grey” i’m saying you making fantrax your site is better than anybody making yahoo/espn theirs.

  6. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i think you made an error above here. in the section for positions you have listed:
    “1 DL, 1 LB, 1 CB”
    that’s almost gotta be a DB where you have CB right?

  7. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    prosise just went. i’m thinking of going one of the williams’ (GB and SF). i see the GB one is ranked fairly higher dynasty PPR wise (and over mack and foreman too), which you see having more this year value. comes down to possible committee situations where the coaches don’t like hyde (who’s good), or montgomery since he’s not a regular RB. foreman and mack got better prospect grades, but it’s close with all 4 of them (and obv RB by nature talent is the least important aspect, even a young AP wouldn’t be a top 5 RB on MIN’s current line)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: charles is still in play with 2 picks till me.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        You think he might last?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oh yeah, and RB’s are now ingram/woodhead/forte/kamara/mathews, and some chance of me being able to trade britt for one of riddick/gillislee. oops, the GB williams was in fact drafted in 2nd round.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Gotcha. I do like the Britt for one of those two. I think it’s fair and helps you out.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I’m fine with Williams there.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay: just saw the bad report on the last williams left (SF). fumbling issues, hyde back to front (as he damn well should be anyway), hightower 2nd. this does sort of speak to holding hightower in deeper leagues if you have hyde though (i have a 16 teamer like this with a 5 RB healthy cap, start 2).

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Yeah, I like Hightower in a format like this. Honestly, anybody with a pulse I like in this format…

  8. herschel says:
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    @Jay: longtime razzballer, first time football razzballer. so with your rankings, do you provide any reasoning/analysis into how you came up with them a la Grey or is it just the list and word is bond?

    much appreciated.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @herschel: We’ll be going a bit more indepth in the coming weeks when I go over the tiers, for sure.

      • herschel says:
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        @Jay: sweet! gracias….

  9. psmith922 says:
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    Thanks, Jay. Have you done or will you be doing auction values with your rankings?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yup, I believe next week they’ll be out!

  10. Dom says:
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    Hey, so now that Elliot has been suspended 6 weeks, what round would you take him in? Is he still worth a first rounder?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: Naw, he’s dropped a bit down my list. A good gamble maybe in the fifth or sixth? I’m still thinking about it, but I have no issue dropping him down my rankings by about 50 right now.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Dom: i love these guys they go for decades covering up everything, now you get suspended for suspicion of doing something, or being publicly viewed as having done something, not actually convicted of anything. i know in know, these guys probably often pay off the witnesses to make sure there’s not convictions, but imagine how F’ed over these billionaire owners would be if they weren’t able to make money for some amount of time for being suspected of something even after payoffs were over or they couldn’t find an underling to fall on their sword for them or since they knew the judge (or all the other ways billionaires don’t get the law applied to them)

  11. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    agholor move ahead of treadwell or gabriel now for dynasty?

  12. Dom says:
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    Forgot to mention my league is 16 man, does that change Elliots draft value for me, like which round in 16 man league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: I see, well, I’d probably say 4th, tops. I could see 3rd, but I’m not sure it’s the smart play there.

  13. Dom says:
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    16 man league, was wondering how i did and if i should try to trade for any positon:

    QB Joe Flacco
    RB Mark Ingram
    RB Frank Gore
    WR Jordy Nelson
    WR Dez Bryant
    TE Austin Hooper
    Flex Eddie Lacy

    Bench

    RB Doug Martin
    RB Alfred Morris
    RB Jacquizz Rodgers
    WR Martavis Bryant
    WR Randall Cobb
    WR Brandon Marshall

    K Adam Vinateri

    Def Bengals

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: Yeah, it’s a solid team. nothing too flashy… I’d probably stream the QB position, but other than that, I really love the bench.

  14. PinkDoves says:
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    Hey Jay…we got me a championship last year and Zeke carried the load for me. I’m not sure what to do with him in my keeper.

    He’d cost me a 1st round pick (10). My other keeper is Melvin Gordon in the 6th.

    My other options are Paul Perkins in the 11th, Matt Ryan in the 15th or Tommy B in the 7th.

    Wth do I do?!?!? I have a 1 day exemption to switch keepers because of the late suspension/injury.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PinkDoves: yeah, I think you have to switch him out with Ryan. Even if you grab him again in the second, you’re gaining much needed value. Holding onto him with the first rounder attached really handicaps your season.

  15. Dom says:
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    With this roster below, was a Randall Cobb trade for Marcus Mariota, a good trade? I could have gotten Cam Newton. Who is a better pick for this year?

    16 man league standard scoring

    QB Joe Flacco
    RB Mark Ingram
    RB Frank Gore
    WR Jordy Nelson
    WR Dez Bryant
    TE Austin Hooper
    Flex Eddie Lacy

    Bench

    RB Doug Martin
    RB Alfred Morris
    RB Jacquizz Rodgers
    WR Martavis Bryant
    WR Randall Cobb
    WR Brandon Marshall

    K Adam Vinateri

    Def Bengals

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: yeah, I think it’s a fair trade and Flacco was the weakest part of this team.

  16. Dom says:
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    Hey so my lineup is below in a 16 man league, would you do this trade:

    Brandon Marshall and Alfred Morris for Thomas Rawls and Charles Clay

    I would be locking down the whole Seahawks backfield, but would lose almost all WR depth.

    QB Marcus Mariota
    RB Mark Ingram
    RB Frank Gore
    WR Jordy Nelson
    WR Dez Bryant
    TE Austin Hooper
    Flex Eddie Lacy

    Bench

    RB Doug Martin
    RB Alfred Morris
    RB Jacquizz Rodgers
    WR Martavis Bryant
    QB Joe Flacco
    WR Brandon Marshall

    K Adam Vinateri

    Def Bengals

  17. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, in that 20 teamer (min 10 WAS players) i did get perine at 1.20, but at 1.18 j.allen (DT WAS, best DT rookie) went to comish. i got swearinger at 2.20 and then got lucky with m.williams at 3.20. agholor was nabbed in the middle 2nd round (so if he blows up my desire to stash top end WR every year but not holding them long enough (m.lee) it’ll irk me)
    QB (1) cousins/goff (max 2, albeit i can have all the WAS backups)
    RB (1)AP/blount/kelley/c.thompson/sims/perine
    WR (2) benjamin/d-jax/doctson/treadwell/gabriel (might be able to trade for garcon to ATL, who is short of ATL players)
    TE (1) reed/brate
    util (1)
    K WAS kicker
    LB (3) kwon A/burfict/e.kendricks (MIN)/l.david
    DE (2) c.campbell/c.heyward
    DT (2) AAron donald
    S (2) k.joseph/cravens/swearinger
    CB (2) rhodes/breeland
    IR (5 spots) d.bucannon (LB), m.williams (WR)

    able to IR stash also reed and AARon donald (holdout). so i need at least 1 DT , i can stash d.hall in IR slot to help out in the min WAS players. some interesting names to stash for now possibly. also i’ll attempt to grab v.davis in case reed stays hurt, i have the #1 waiver, so that’s being used where i need it most on best DT (m.jackson JAX, ranked higher than j.allen for now).

    RB -drake/kamara (odd he wasn’t drafted)/d.williams (MIA, is it him or drake though)/mcnichols/zenner/mckinnon
    WR -wheaton/sharpe/smith-schuster/godwin/carroo/henderson
    TE – shaheen
    DE (best from fantasy pros): n.spence, ealy, ayers jr, d.lawrence, baker
    DT (possibly grab a 2nd DT in case AAron holds out for longer): m.brown (NE), t.crawford (DAL)
    CB literally all the CB’s on fantasy pros ranked are gone except for shead SEA (PUP right now), went to this site: http://www.fftoday.com/rankings/playerrank.php?o=1&PosID=50&LeagueID=1
    adoree jackson TEN (kickoff specialist too we have 10 return yards per point, same as receiving yards, he might be a backup this minute, but if he ends as a top 10ish return man…..), 18th overall pick too, t.white BUF, j.joseph HOU, kirkpatrick CIN, randall GB, k.jackson HOU, lane, or one of the highest drafted ones lattimore, humphrey (doesn’t appear starting). one great thing that often happens with rookie CB is the offenses target them exactly.

  18. Jim says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Hope all is well thanks for all the help last year looking forward to 2017!

    Quick question I’m in a 10 team redraft standard league with the third overall pick. My original plan was to take zeke and I want to stick with taking an RB at 3 can I grab Ajayi or am I crazy not to take AB? I just feel like WR depth is ridiculous this year and RBs are not. Let me know and thanks again.

    Jim

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