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PFDL 2016 Off-Season Thoughts

Discussion in 'Fantasy Football' started by Wood Chipper, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Anything you all want to see changed or voted on with the PFDL?

    I will be restacking the divisions by evening them out. I find the starting lineups to be fine, though I am ALWAYS in favor on voting for more bench spots.
     
  2. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Would 4-5 player taxi squad be an option? When final roster reduction is done after NFL rosters are set, put players on it for the season. Something like IR is done except they cannot be activated without being cut and exposed to waivers first until after the superbowl. It's a roster expansion with a few places to stash guys like Backmun, Hundley, or any other long shot player that most likely will not play this season. Players cannot be put on it unless fully healthy so it is not an IR slot for guys injured in preseason.
     
  3. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Wouldn't a taxi squad essentially be more bench spots?
     
  4. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, but once they are there they sit for the whole season. I just wouldn't want it to be another IR expansion hence the qualification that they are not injured.
     
  5. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    It's basically the fantasy equivalent of a practice squad. IMO, if it is accepted in I'd rather see it be that you can put like 1st and 2nd year players on it that you've never played before. You can promote them to your full roster at any time but once they're promoted they cannot be placed back on the Taxi Squad. Also, other teams still have a shot at players on your Taxi, they just have to offer you compensation for the player they want - then you as the owner have the choice of accepting the deal and letting the player go or declining and then MUST promote the player to their full roster immediately.
     
  6. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Sounds complicated. I will look into it.
     
  7. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not sold on others dictating my roster moves. Maybe a minimum trade offer of say a top 150 skill player or 5th round pick to implement the option. Otherwise I can agree with the rest.
    btw:Would you trade Peyton Manning for Brett Hundley today knowing you have to clear a roster spot either way?
     
  8. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    I think it would simply be easier just adding regular bench spots.
     
  9. rawalabhay

    rawalabhay Cheesehead

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    I would vote for more bench spots, but i think we already have plenty! So either way i am fine.
     
  10. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Well we typically vote on them every season. Last year I believe we added 2 IR spots and no bench.
     
  11. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Did we vote on the extra spots after the draft with a reduction after the cuts to 53? One to make it permanent and official?
     
  12. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Every year I give 5 temp spots through the off-season. Last year we voted on bench spots and IR spots. We added IR and a new RB/WR/TE.
     
  13. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    Yes, it would be easier. But were getting into the territory of needing to add IDP's to warrant such large rosters even for a Dynasty Keeper league. A Taxi Squad has also become staple of standard Dynasty leagues.

    The rules of it though is pretty diverse. Just the presence of the squad is what's become a staple.
     
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  14. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    I'd agree that the compensation would have to be reasonable to trigger the "you gotta promote em"

    I'm not really fond of Peyton "I purportedly took some HGH sent to my wife" Manning as a fantasy player since his first year back. I'd have little gumption at letting him go even for a pittance. Let someone else deal with that headache.
     
  15. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    I'd also like to throw out there the idea of limiting the Team Defence and Kicker slots to a min of 1 and a max of 2.

    You really don't need more on your roster and, imo, more than that is really a waste of a roster spot. (I know, I know, I currently have 3 TM D)
     
  16. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    I very much like the temp addition to simulate the offseason expanded rosters and final preseason cuts.
     
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    I'd also be cool with the idea of reducing the roster size parallel to whatever size of a Taxi Squad is implemented, if it is implemented.
     
  18. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    We have had temp spots every off-season.
    I can't support this. If someone wants to fill their roster with kickers and D's then that is on them. I can't dictate how people run their teams.
     
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    I vote for removing the new guy!
     
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  20. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    Yeah, I was just saying I don't want to make those slots permanent though the seasons like Poppa was suggesting. I prefer them being only temp.


    You can to a reasonable degree actually. That's why things like: undroppable lists, and being able to set the min/max for individual positions are options the commissioner has control over.

    I just want a less anemic Free Agency. And I don't think stacking your team with D's and K's as a way of denying other owners is something that should be allowed. You can only play one each. No reason to have 4 or 5 on your team. Look at it this way maybe: this is a 10 team league, there are 32 teams which means 32 D's; if there is a limit of 2 per team that would leave 12 D's in FA, there are currently 5 available in FA.
     
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  21. Wood Chipper

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    Replace everything you said about D's and replace that with QB's and tell me what the difference is with fantasy football. Should we limit everyone's QB's too?
     
  22. NorthWestCheeseHead

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    But we're not talking about QB's. Nevermind that a QB is a single player whereas D's are entities that represent 22 or so individual players. You're not gonna have to put a D on IR. Really it's an apples to oranges comparison.
     
  23. rawalabhay

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    Come on now, be nice to the new guy!
     
  24. rawalabhay

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    How about adding a defensive player! Does the league have that option?
     
  25. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    I recognize your complaints, but if you want a certain D then you will need to trade for it. Just like if you wanted any other player. Dynasty is supposed to be the fan's version of running a franchise. In the real NFL the waiver is super thin. In our dynasty league the waiver is super thin. You need to trade, draft, or hope someone gets cut.
     

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