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ATTENTION READERS THAT ARE IN THE GURU’S LEAGUES– Unfortunately, The Guru will no longer be contributing to Razzball, and the leagues themselves will be shut down later this week, and will be not be eligible for RCL Prizes. If you are a team owner in one of those leagues, please let the other members know the news, as we do not have access to those leagues. We will be opening up leagues at those same draft times, led by some of your other favorite contributors, and there are also plenty of leagues with open spots you can find in this post. Thanks!

What a ride it’s been folks, and in this case, I’m actually not talking about your mother. Nope. We’re talking about back in July when we announced the formation of the 2014 Razzball Free Fantasy Football Leagues, and how you, the community responded. Now, just 13 days since that historic (HISTORIC I TELL YA) event, we have already passed last years numbers. How cool is that? Very cool if you ask me. And even very cool if I ask me, which I think I just did. So we’re all cool. I have established our coolness. Now that we are getting closer to the season, we’re here to once again and remind you that we want to give you cool stuff just for playing fantasy football with us. I told ya we were cool. That’s right, if you haven’t joined now, you still can! Leagues and Teams are being created everyday, and you can be one of them! Want to find out how? I know you do… follow me after the jump.

PRIZES:

Prize for Overall RCL Champion: Custom-Made Razzball Bobblehead Doll Set. (With two figurines, together, one with the likeness of myself, Jay, and the one of you, the winner!)

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Okay, so it’s not exactly like above, unless you have a mustache like that AND want to marry me… but they are good examples of what you can expect. The likeness will be based off your submitted photo, and will read “2014 RCL Champion: TEAM NAME” at the base. It will be a hand-sculpted 7-inch (approximate) tall figurine (2 people), sure to be the envy of everyone who visits your mom’s basement. Just be sure to cover my side with a napkin or something when the ladies come over. Not your mom though. She knows what’s up. Actually, now that I think of it, based on how I look, we might have a better example to show you of how this bobblehead doll set might turn out.

Prize for Commissioner of the League That Hosts the RCL CHAMPION: $50.00 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: Razzball T-shirt for League Champions of all the RCL’s hosted by Razzball Contributor Tehol Beddict.

Tehol thinks that, with the power of his Elder Gods, he is unbeatable. And guess what? He’s willing to put some pretty smooth cottons on the line. Are you brave enough to battle not just his fantasy football wit, but his fantasy football loins? If you so choose to take this challenge, you are a braver person than I, that’s for sure.

Please Note: Razzball contributors, while allowed to participate, are not eligible for prizes. If a Razzball contributor is RCL Champion, the Grand Prize will go to the next highest scoring player, and that Grand Prize will be a $100.00 Best Buy gift card. If a Razzball contributor hosts the RCL Champion in his/her league, the next highest scorer’s league Commissioner will receive the $50.00 Best Buy gift card.

 

TO START A LEAGUE:

– Go to this link.

– Click on “Create a league” (Enter in Yahoo log-in, or you can use your Facebook or Google log-in as well.)

– Enter in “League Name” and your Draft time information, then select “Customize settings“.

– Go to the top of the page and make sure you have the “Rules” tab selected, 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 right.)

– Almost done! Now that you are on your League Overview page (if not, select “League”, then right below the tab, select “Overview”), look to the top right of the page. You’ll see a large box that says “Finish Setting Up Your League”. Hit the arrows until you reach the “Invite Friends” tab and select that button. A box will appear that will have a link below (Example: http://y.ahoo.it/x0dbbuyp). Copy and paste that link into our Google Doc (see below), and fill out your other league information.

– That’s it! You should be all set. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jay@razzball.com 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 Doc 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 2014:

  1. Ciwa says:
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    Hi!
    First of all,thank u for the amount of work you are doing with projections and rankings and articles.
    I have a question about draft time: I’m from Italy and it’s a bit difficult for me to draft at 3 or 4 AM ,if i did the right additions lol
    Do you have a league with a best time for me?
    Thanks for all
    Giovanni

  2. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Uh oh, what happened to Guru?

  3. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, i’m sure we’ll never get to find out (maybe in person where it’s not public) just what Guru did while on the road to result in this. hope he’s ok and not in jail. anyway, that league with the IDP’s mentioned on other post. league parameters are this (this will take a minute, i’ll ask kevin too),
    20 teams where we all take a real life team name and have to have at least 12 of those players at any time (includes DL, 5 slots of that). We also have to keep minimum 12 predraft (technically we could keep all 30 players from our team). Roster might make SEA not the best choice, partially since we snake draft from last year’s standings, and two owners (IND and NO) are about to offer me a (likely) 1st round pick (14th or 15th) to have SEA, and then i could take either IND/NO or any of the remaining untaken teams in STL/NYG/TEN/BAL/HOU/PIT/JAX/ARI/MIN/WAS/TB/ATL/SD. i would also get the first round pick of whatever team i choose. so predraft all of the good players from all teams not mentioned are gone. this is also a dynasty (no prices,keep up to 30 per year)

    1 QB/1 RB/2 WR/1 TE/1 Flex (TE/WR/RB)/1 K/2 DE/2 DT/2 CB/2 S/3 LB/ and 12 bench slots.
    scoring is half PPR with
    Passing: .25 pt per pass attempt/ .5 per completion/ -.5 incomplete pass/ 25 yards per point/ bonus of 5 at 250 yds/ 7 at 300/ 10 pts at 400/ 6 pt throwing TD/ -3 picks/ -1 sack
    Rushing: .5 per attempt/ 10 yards per point/ bonus 5 pt at 100/ 7 at 150/ 10 at 200
    Catching: .5 per catch/ 10 yd per point/5 pts at 100/ 7 at 150/ 10 at 200.
    Return yards: 10 yd per point/5 pt at 50 yards/ 7 at 100/ 10 at 150
    All TD’s 6 and fumbles lost -2.
    Extra TD bonuses: pick 6 thrown -6/40+ yard completions 3 pts/ 40+ yd passing TD’s 4 pt / 40 + yd rushing attempt or reception 3 pt / 40 + yd rushing or receiving TD 4 pt/
    Field Goals: 1-19 yd 1pt /20-29 yd 2 pt/ 30-39 yd 3 pt/ 40-49 yd 4 pt/ 50+ yd 5 pt
    Missed FG: 0-19 yd -5 pt/ 20-29 yd -4 pt / 30-39 yd -3 pt / 40-49 yd -2 / 50 + -1 pt
    Point after: made .25 pt/ missed -.5 pt
    and like Kevin said standard non-big play based IDP with 1 pt per pass defended.

    with this very much value given to returning yards, i’m thinking i really need at least one big return play man in either austin or patterson. and pretty much make my CB’s return men too. since we are going so damn deep into defensive player pool (60 starting LB /80 DL / 80 DB), but not that deep at all into offense, i’m thinking i have to come into draft fulfilling these objectives
    1. have a LOT of usefully ranked IDP’s (top 100 by kevin rankings). it’s easier for a first timer just thrown into IDP waters to be able to keep good IDP guys.
    2. having a good offense. both short term and for future.

    i know you aren’t the guy to talk to about IDP players, but (see what you think) my best options seem to be
    1. SEA (RW/Harvin/Lynch/Michael/good kicker/Turbin/Baldwin/Kearse (returns) and IDP’s at 6,67,77,93 and 1 more just out of top 100). but would have worst picking spot
    2. WAS best offense (RG3/Reed/D-jax/Garcon/Helu/Morris and IDP’s at 41/83/87 and also 2 S’s in top 50 and another DE in top 50). also i would get 1st drafting slot (nobody owns HOU), AND i get 20th overall in first round from IND for giving him SEA. i also may be able to sell IND to current NO owner after this and get a third 1st rounder. all for having SEA in the first place. i could draft a kicker better than forbath (novak/walsh/STL kicker). could probably get peterson and patterson in first round, and maybe even top notch IDP too. or sankey.
    3. IND (Luck/Wayne/Hilton/Nicks/Richardson/Allen/Fleener/Bradshaw/Viniteri and IDP’s at 39, 56, 94). would get 20th overall along with 14th.
    4. STL (Stacy/Mason/Austin/Bradford/Britt/Cook/Zuerlein and IDP’s at 7, 13, 14, 80 with 2 DT’s in top 50 and 2 DB’s in top 50. pretty much best defense to take). would draft 5th overall and get at least 20th overall too (from new SEA), plus maybe a 2nd rounder from NO for giving him rights to IND. i would miss out on peterson, but would probably still get patterson and then grab a good QB (rivers/RG3/Ryan), or julio jones. later get better TE.
    other options SD (good offense, bad draft slot, IDP’s at 34, 63, 98 and a DE at 47th), would have picks at 14/20/28 and possibly 27)
    or PIT/ARI.

    tell me what you think, and also if i am forgetting any important prospects i should be looking to keep from whatever team i pick. seems to be too much value not to trade SEA, and then IND to pick up an extra 1st and 2nd.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: finished trade of SEA for IND,and IND for one of 13 teams. added picks 20th and 27th overall and gave up a 4th rounder of whatever team i pick. all that’s left is to pick one of those open teams.

      • Kevin Kumpf

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        @goodfold2:

        Those rules are insane. But I love them. From an IDP perspective, STL is going to be your pick, but I can definitely understand if their Offense scares you off. However, seeing as it’s your first IDP go-round, it might be easier to start from a position of strength there and then spend your mental energy on offense where you have experience. Regardless, fun fun league.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        Oh, you know, that’s okay. The Indy option would have been my second pick here. It was close.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      What a fascinating format…

      Out of those options, the second one stood out the most to me. Some risk, but certainly the highest ceiling.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: Kevin as far as WAS and STL are concerned on IDP’s, is there anyone i should be keeping that i didn’t mention? every IDP player on all of your ranks were the ones mentioned, and i also used Fantasy pros/espn’s rankings to get up to a total of 216 names. but i think i need about 300 names (11 starters, and up to 4 backups at LB/DT/DE per team). even if those are only prospects or high impact backups on those two teams. i found 3 more from WAS
        K.Robinson LB
        Kerrigan LB
        Porter CB
        if i added in these i would only have to grab 2 DT’s and 1 DE (at least as starters), and would already have a backup LB as well. while STL picking would be easier i’m not sure that what i’d be losing on offense is better. plus WAS would be having pick #1 (peterson, or even trading down)

  4. Rabbit says:
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    There needs to be more Tehol leagues. I want a Razzball T-shirt! (But I don’t want to pay for one, of course.) And I assume that all of the draft times listed as EST (standard time) are actually at EDT (daylight time), as daylight savings does not end until early November or something.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      That’s correct, Tehol should be creating some more leagues soon. And yeah sure how the EDT thing started. They should be all EST unless otherwise stated.

  5. FrankGrimes says:
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    With Guru “disappearing” I started a league with same draft day and time.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      It was Guru’s The Razzicians League if ya’ll want to join again!

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        Join up everyone!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Fan-freaking-tastic Frank! Thanks for helping with that!

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