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GOTrazzRCLdraftComing

Actually, a few have already happened (and we’ll talk about them a bit after the jump), but, just like the title alludes to, the table is set, the forks and spoons are in their right place, and hopefully there’s food ready and on the way. In terms of the RCL universe (since I’m hungry and if there are any more food metaphors, I’ll eventually end up eating my monitor), the “league” has taken shape and drafts are about to begin. (But that doesn’t mean you still can’t create and join your choice of RCLs!) And, I want to touch on this: when I say “league”, I mean league, not leagues. Because ef pluralization… I mean, what has it ever done for me? Regardless, you have to remember, this is one complete universal league. The Milky Way of Fantasy Football if you will, including Antonio Brown, Saturn, and of course, Uranus. Don’t roll your eyes, you knew it was coming. Regardless, what I’m trying to say is, join any league you like, create as many as you want, and be part… of the universe. Mutha. Effing. Deep.

Now, as promised last paragraph (remember the good old days?), there actually have already been some drafts that have taken place (including a league hosted by yours truly, Lord Tehol, and our very own Stan Son!) and we’ll take a look at some of what happened in these three leagues to give everyone a general idea of what a terrible idea it is to draft early. I swear, half my team will be injured by the end of the preseason…

So, the bad news first, I actually couldn’t load any of the draft results from Tehol‘s and Stan‘s League (yeah-hooo-oooo, amiright?), but I’m just going to assume, with all my analytical power, that Tehol drafted Russell Wilson first overall. I think that’s a pretty safe bet. That being said, I do have the draft results from my first league, Take on the Jay #1 (NUMERO UNO, F*CK SI, as they say in Spanish), and there things to be gleaned from the first ever RCL draft of 2016…

Round 1
1 Antonio Brown (Pit – WR) Booty Goons
2 Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG – WR) Hoser
3 Julio Jones (Atl – WR) Four Horsemen
4 Ezekiel Elliott (Dal – RB) Bryan’s Team
5 David Johnson (Ari – RB) Jay
6 Cam Newton (Car – QB) zacj’s Swell…
7 Todd Gurley (LA – RB) Crimson Frat…
8 DeAndre Hopkins (Hou – WR) Miguel’s Team
9 A.J. Green (Cin – WR) Dustin’s Team
10 Dez Bryant (Dal – WR) Charles in C…
11 Rob Gronkowski (NE – TE) jcheek1287’s…
12 Adrian Peterson (Min – RB) Slotty Seconds

So, I think we have to start with the most awkward pick of Round 1, and that’s Cam Newton going sixth overall. Here’s the thing, yes, I have him ranked first in my Quarterback rankings, yes, I’m a fan, and yes, he has zero fashion sense, but sixth overall? That’s a Cotton meme if there ever was one. Let’s see if I can clean the dust off that one…

boldcotton

Ah, nothing but the classics.

I also think Ezekiel Elliott went a bit high, but I’ll be honest… I understand the hype and it’s hard for me to criticize such things after back-to-back years trying to convince the readership that Ryan Mathews (2014) and Melvin Gordon (2015) were going to cure cancer with their potential production and fantasy value. I was… a bit off on that. That being said, I label this pick a risk. And I know he’s getting older, but Adrian Peterson still seems like a value pick at the end of the first round.

Random round time!

Round 5
1 Matt Forte(NYJ – RB) Booty Goons
2 Russell Wilson(Sea – QB) Hoser
3 Andrew Luck(Ind – QB) Four Horsemen
4 Arian Foster(Mia – RB) Bryan’s Team
5 Allen Hurns(Jax – WR) Jay
6 Michael Floyd(Ari – WR) zacj’s Swell…
7 Drew Brees(NO – QB) Crimson Frat…
8 Ben Roethlisberger(Pit – QB) Miguel’s Team
9 Tyler Lockett(Sea – WR) Dustin’s Team
10 Jonathan Stewart(Car – RB) Charles in C…
11 Larry Fitzgerald(Ari – WR) jcheek1287’s…
12 Jeremy Hill(Cin – RB) Slotty Seconds

I chose Round 5 simply because it seemed to be the phase when people really have to start paying attention on what’s out there before making the “oh sh*t I’m running out of time, who do I pick, who do I pick, uh… oh, Mike Wallace! He used to be good, let’s go. *Selects Mike Wallace* (…waits 30 seconds while checking notes…) F*CK!” pick. Yeah, you know that pick. And I also like the names here, seems like a lot of value to be had. Matt Forte for one. He’s obviously not a top-5 running back anymore, but he’ll still add tons of points in a half-PPR format like this one, and at this point, what’s the risk? Arian Foster kinda fits the same mold, the reports on him are good thus far, and could be a huge payoff. Even Tyler Lockett has some hype here. And Jonathan Stewart? Yeah, he old and used up, but aren’t we all? AREN’T WE ALL?

Anyhow, join in on the fun, join or create your RCL league today!

 

TO START A LEAGUE:

  • Go to this link.
  • Click on “Create a league”.
  • Enter in “League Name” and your Draft time information, then select “Customize settings“.
  • Find “Playoffs” and change to WEEK 14, 15 AND 16 (6 TEAMS). Then find “Max Teams” and change to TWELVE (12). Then find “Make league publicly viewable” and change to YES.
  • Go back to the top of the page and select the “Roster” tab. Find “Wide Receiver/Running Back/Tight End (W/R/T)” and change to ONE (1).
  • Go back to the top of the page and select the “Scoring” tab. Find “Receptions” under the Receiving section. Select the box next to “Receptions” and then type .5 in the field. (Note: must be typed in as .5 and not 0.5.)
  • When finished, go back to the top of the page and select FINISH (Blue button, top middle.)
  • Almost done! After that last step, a page should have popped up, providing you a “join” link (Example: https://yho.com/nfl?l=625471&k=026fa85a297fff82&soc_trk=lnk&ikey=c0bfdf9f62e662bc). Copy and paste that link into our Google Sheet, and fill out your league information.
  • That’s it! You should be all set. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] or ask us in the comment section below. And if you feel like you’ve made a mistake, don’t worry! Yahoo allows you to change these settings before Draft Day. Just make sure you follow these instructions for your league to be eligible for the prizes.

 

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. If the league is invite only, please email the contact.

Fantasy Football Razzball Commenter Leagues, 2016:

 

 

  1. Steve says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Curious, who do you this is a better late round RB flier, Prosise or Spiller? Neither is super compelling.

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Last year I would have said Spiller, but I think I’m done with that train. I’d probably just go Prosise since it’s a run-heavy offense.

  2. Tony says:
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    Hey Jay. Just finished my first draft. Give me your reaction? First overall, 12 team half point

    QB: Rivers.
    RB: Freeman, Ingram, Abdullah, Duke and Crowell, James White.
    WR: Brown, Maclin, Edelman, Marvin Jones, Wheaton
    TE: Allen and Vance

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Your QB? 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌there👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

      Your RB is a little week, depth wise, though the White pick up is great… but Freeman and Ingram should be money. I love your WR’s as well, Brown anchors it, but having Edelman and Maclin offer stability, with Marvin Jones as a great value pick.

      I like the team!

  3. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay,

    I’ve got a keeper question for you bro. My current keepers in a 12 team, full point PPR league are:

    Jordy, Evans, Cooks

    I was offered Jamaal Charles for my 7th round pick (81 overall). I could most likely move Jordy or someone else for a 7th if needed… What would you think of this deal and who would you replace for Charles within that group if I do the deal?

    Thanks!

    • Tony says:
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      Can you explain how your keepers work? Can you only keep 3? What round are you losing from those 3? It looks like a great deal for you, especially adding a RB to an already strong WR core. Drop Cooks

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Tony: Keep 3, keep for as long as you’d like.

        • Tony says:
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          So what’s your trade partner going for? Why drop Charles for a 7th-rounder, which, in a keeper draft, is essentially a 10th. I think I’m missing something.

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Tony: The guy trading Charles can’t keep him at this point. He just acquired Julio Jones to give him AB, Julio, Dez.

        • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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          @OldMilwaukeePounders: The only picks I lose are the “keeper rounds”, or the first 3 rounds no matter who I keep.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: I’m fine with it… and if anything, I’d probably cash in on Evans or Cooks. Jordy’s stock is a question mark, so I think you can net the most return with the other two. But don’t sell cheap. This is premium talent.

  4. Hometown Heroes says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 2 qb keeper league where keepers go up $5 each year. I have Cam Newton for $30, Gronk for $27, David Johnson $2, Hopkins $24 and Michael Floyd $5.

    I am interested in Lamar Miller at $8. Would you trade Gronk for him at that price? Thanks again!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hometown Heroes: Yeah, I think that’s fair. I always love getting value like that, so that’s the tipping point for me.

  5. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else that’s drafted early (or has dynasties) in yahoo noticing that you can stash any player in IR that is listed as likely out? espn has done this for years of course. in fact why any site would do anything different from that is beyond me, but at least they are finally learning to tie their shoes at age 47 or so, which this is a perfect metaphor for.

    another one is remember when draftkings was the only daily sports site that let you sub in players up to 5 minutes for each team’s gametime? (if not the ONLY, at least the only big name one) anybody remember why anybody in their right mind would set up a daily fantasy site in which you couldn’t do that?

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      @goodfold2: if it wasn’t clear a guy had to actually have PUP or long term NFL IR to be IR’d in yahoo up till this year. if you had 6 guys miss one week of football you’d have to drop people to field a roster with most bench sizes.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: Yeah, I know it from Yahoo themselves that they are doing everything they can to compete with ESPN. I don’t like their rankings, but I enjoy their UI so much more. And the fact that they are trying to compete means they won’t be as lazy as ESPN when implementing change.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: we’ll see it when we see it, i could list a lot of crap they do that makes it seem like less than minimum wage paid 12 year olds work there (no incentive to do anything well), but maybe they are paid now, and we have hope.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: Yeah, you’re right, but if you compared Yahoo now to what it was five years ago, I’d say the trend lines are encouraging. But yeah, I think my biggest issues (I’ve already mentioned a few) are really questionable IR quirks, especially with baseball.

          I have considered CBS, just because I like how they handle rosters, but their UI has turned into facebook almost, which I don’t appreciate.

  6. Fisticuffs says:
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    What are your take on the value of handcuffs?

    I’m in a 12-team 1/2 PPR league. have Freeman and Lacy, but not their handcuffs.
    Do you value Coleman and Starks over my current Yeldon and Riddick?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Probably Starks over Riddick… McCarthy is a glutton for that guy.

  7. UL's Toothpick says:
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    League drafting tonight only has 6 teams… How will this work? Has to fill to 12 to be active?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’ve talked with mala, we’re going to get it filled, and if not, he’s going to talk to the league and reschedule. Happens sometimes.

      • UL's Toothpick says:
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        @Jay:

        I gotcha – hope to draft tonight !!!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Me too!

  8. Buck says:
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    Hey Jay, 12 team PPR league. Can only keep one. I draft 10th in a snake. Who are you keeping?

    Julio – 1
    Lamar Miller – 2
    BMarsh – 5
    James White – 13

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Wow, that Julio pick I think is what you have to go with, but Miller and Marshall would have been nice…

      • Buck says:
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        @Jay: Thanks. Yeah torn b/t Julio and Marshall. I’ll probably go Julio.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Buck: It’s sorta close, but I think Jones is your man. No worries!

  9. John Cheek says:
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    Hey I drafted in this league!

  10. Nick says:
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    JAY

    joined on of your league Buddy …

    let’s see how Frenchy plays Fuss-ballS …

    btw in my Y! Keeper Team
    need to keep 5 instead of 8 :( : my ranking:
    1.ABrown WR1
    2. TGurley RB1
    3.M Ingram RB2
    4.T Rawls RB3
    5. ALuck QB
    bubble: i’ll try to get back if / or get better value
    6.DMartin (injury prone?)
    7. RCobb (could get better WR2 with my 1st pick)
    8. Kelce ( i want that guy with my 2nd pick)
    9. LTMurray (question Mark)
    10. SDiggs (temptationS!!)
    11.JGraham (bounce back)
    12. TTaylor (no use for now cause same bye week than Luck)

    Draft is next week, just waiting to see who’s avalaible,
    cause 2 teams didn’t come back this season and
    i pick 6th /8 teams

    Nick – Naughty Hamters

    • Jay

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      @Nick: Nice! Which one? I’ll be looking out for you…

      Yes, you and I have the same list, for sure. Cobb might have been an option for me, but I agree with keeping Luck in this format.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay:

        Take on Jay #4 tonight
        it’ll be 1am for me !

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Wow, what time zone? I’m on the east coast…

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay:

            only 6h ahead :)
            Paris eastern time

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Nick: Ah, good stuff. See you there!

  11. mcBluntsky says:
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    Had my first draft over the weekend, H2H PPR 2 flex spots league, squad looks like this
    C Palmer
    Julio Jones
    A Cooper
    J Maclin
    J Stewart
    Jordan Reed
    Gary Barnidge – flex
    D Moncreif – flex
    Tucker
    Rams Def

    Bench i have Torrey Smith, Laquan Treadwell, Chris Ivory, Tevin Coleman, I Crowell, and Kevin White

    My question is regarding Spencer Ware, he was drafted by someone else and already dropped and currently sitting on waivers, wondering if i should handcuff him with Charles but not sure who to drop, leaning either towards Crowell or Smith but not sure that is smart

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mcBluntsky: I’m okay with the Smith one, but honestly, I think you have plenty of depth as is. If something does happen, I’m sure Ivory could step in and hold the fort until you can either trade or acquire other options.

  12. ThE sHiT says:
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    Jay,

    Im targeting Brady in the middle rounds of the draft. What QBs would you target to hold down the spot the first 4 weeks of the season to cover for Brady while he is suspended? Grab a Mariota or Winston type or wait until later for someone else?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I would go Tyrod maybe, even Philip Rivers. But if it’s a league that drafts QBs early, Winston over Mariota here.

  13. Markowskinator says:
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    Hey Jay, I’m looking for some thoughts in a keeper league. I can keep two of these guys:

    Gurley -5th round
    Devante parker – 11th round
    Willie snead – 16th round
    Gary barnidge – 16th round

    Gurley is a no-brainer. I’m leaning snead as my second keeper since he is in a good offense and is trusted by brees, but parker has more upside although he is an injury risk. I dont trust a mid-30’s journeyman TE who came out of nowhere last season to be my #1 TE this year, but he could still be a decent flex option just like parker or snead. It’s a PPR league that starts two WR, 1 TE, and 1 Flex if that makes a difference to you.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Markowskinator: Yeah, I like Sneads value there, I’d go with him. I’m meh on Parker in this format right now.

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