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Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:10 pm
 

NBA KEEPER LEAGUE[YEAR#4] -- OWNERS NEEDED!!!

In search of four replacement team owners for a Yahoo! NBA Dynasty/Keeper League entering it's fourth season! It is a competitive and friendly league. Please stay active and draft with the future in mind. All of these teams are in pretty good shape and you will note there aren't lacking any talent or big name stars - Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, , Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul & many more. So if you are interested please check our the four teams below, and if you want to be take over one of them just let me know. Thanks for interest!
Hope to see you in the league for year #4!

**** PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO VIEW THE AVAILABLE TEAMS ****


Please note that the Draft is scheduled for Sunday, October 16th @ 8pm EST.

Once you select a team from below you may keep 10 players from that team.
**(However, you do not have to keep 10 players if you do not want. You may instead select draft picks during the live draft.)**

LEAGUE SETTINGS
Draft Type: Live Standard Draft
Draft Time: Sun Oct 16 8:00pm EDT
Max Teams: 10 Live Draft Pick Time:
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Max Moves: No maximum
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: March 8, 2012
Allow Draft Pick Trades: No
Waiver Time: No waivers
Waiver Type: Continual rolling list
Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo! Sports
Trade Review: Commissioner
Post Draft Players: Free Agents
Max Acquisitions per Week: 5
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Playoffs: Week 22, 23 and 24 (6 teams)
Note: Week 24 runs 10 days from Apr 9 to Apr 18
Playoff Reseeding: No
Lock Eliminated Teams: No
Divisions: Yes (2 divisions)
Playoff Seeding Options: All teams seeded according to overall standings
Make League Publicly Viewable: No
Roster Positions: PG, SG, G, G, SF, PF, F, F, C, C, Util, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Players Stat Categories: Field Goals Made (FGM), Field Goal Percentage (FG%), Free Throws Made (FTM), Free Throw Percentage (FT%), 3-point Shots Made (3PTM), 3-point Percentage (3PT%), Points Scored (PTS), Offensive Rebounds (OREB), Defensive Rebounds (DREB), Assists (AST), Steals (ST), Blocked Shots (BLK), Turnovers (TO)


**** Please reply with the TEAM NAME  & your  E-MAIL ADDRESS .
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LIST OF AVAILABLE TEAMS:

TEAM A -

Tony Allen

Samuel Dalembert

Jared Dudley

Reggie Evans

Jordan Farmar

Daniel Gibson

Marcin Gortat

Devin Harris

Nene Hilario

Al Horford

Andre Iguodala

Stephen Jackson

Al Jefferson

Chris Paul

Ramon Sessions

Peja Stojakovic

Jason Terry

Mo Williams

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TEAM B - 

Andrea Bargnani

Andrew Bogut

Corey Brewer

Mike Conley

Luol Deng

Kevin Durant

Raymond Felton

Danny Granger

Spencer Hawes

Roy Hibbert

Amir Johnson

Derrick Rose

Brandon Roy

Luis Scola

Dwyane Wade

Hakim Warrick

Louis Williams

Dorell Wright

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TEAM C - 

LaMarcus Aldridge

Gilbert Arenas

Trevor Ariza

Nicolas Batum

Chauncey Billups

Wilson Chandler

Jamal Crawford

Tim Duncan

Mike Dunleavy

Danilo Gallinari

Eric Gordon

Richard Hamilton

Dwight Howard

Rashard Lewis

Darko Milicic

Lamar Odom

Tayshaun Prince

Beno Udrih

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TEAM D -

D.J. Augustin

Leandro Barbosa

Michael Beasley

Andray Blatche

Kobe Bryant

Vince Carter

DeMar DeRozan

Manu Ginobili

James Harden

J.J. Hickson

Jrue Holiday

JaVale McGee

Steve Nash

Shaquille O'Neal

Jason Richardson

Marcus Thornton

Charlie Villanueva

Reggie Williams





Posted on: April 3, 2011 12:58 pm
 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft #5

       The 2011 MLB season has finally begun & the good news is this will be my last fantasy draft post related to Baseball! Last weekend I participated in my 5th and final Draft. Please see the draft results below. This draft was the 2nd of my two money league drafts that I am participating in this year. It also happened to be through Yahoo! Sports and is a 10 team H2H league ($25 buy in). This will be my third season taking part in this particular league, and the first year that it will have a cash prize. I should actually state that this will be the first year with a buy-in to participate as in the past it was a free league with the rare or unheard of cash prizes!! It is always a highly competitive and really requires that the team owner stays active and works the free agent wire frequently in order to gain a slight upperhand on the rest of competition. I have little doubt that the excitement and competitive nature of the league will only increase with the cash payments, etc. The other unique aspect to this league is the fact that there are so many more bench slots than starting lineup positions so it definitely requires research and frequent player comparisons/stats in order to determine who to play and who to sit. It can be frustrating to have a decision backfire or leave statistics such as HR's or RBI's on the bench, but it happens and is part of the game. The team owner who is able to minimize leaving stats or avoiding injuries will be in a good position to win the league or at the very least make the Playoffs. The other part of this league that is rare is the use of 5 DL slots on each team roster which can be a blessing if the injury bugs happens to hit your team, but can also make it tough who to drop when players recover or become healthy. I really enjoy this league the most because of the high level of competition as well as the need to really manage your team roster if you want to be successful and compete for the the league title and cash prizes.    
         Overall, this draft and the results are in between Draft #4 and the first few drafts in terms of how happy I am with my selections and roster. I had the 8th overall pick in this year's draft, and it was the most difficult draft to date. The combination of a tough pick slot and the overwhelming knowledge of my fellow team owners made every pick extremely important, and this was evident in the time taken between each owners picks. The total time of this draft was easily the longest draft I participated in out of the others.
         I selected Ryan Braun with my first draft pick followed by Adrian Gonzalez, Jon Lester, Justin Upton and Brandon Phillips to round out my first 5 selections. I was pleased that I was able to draft a variety of players that I hadn't had a chance to obtain in past drafts in this particular draft by selecting Braun, Phillips, Alvarez and Drew respectively. I debated over my first pick for some time as it was between 3 players in my mind with Carlos Gonzalez, Roy Halladay and Braun. I thought about Roy for a bit too, and decided that I could get a #1 in Lester a few rounds later, and so as far as proven or the most consistent player offensively Braun had more of track record than 'CarGo' (so I decided to pass on one of my best draft selections from last season), and went with Ryan. I just felt that one amazing season in fantasy by Gonzalez didn't outweight the consistency of Ryan Braun, eventhough I believe Carlos is for real and will be a force for year's to come. However, the money value this year I felt it was hard to beat Braun who had a fellow teammate (Fielder) in a contract year which would be tough to pass on. Also to my surprise this was the first time I have owned Braun since I was fortunately enough to pick him up as a waiver wire free agent way back in his Rookie campaign. Eventually when I have more free time I will try and post a draft recap that totals each draft and the postition/players and results. Please see the draft results below and feel free to comment or advise! Thanks!

Team Name: H&R BlockZ

--Batting--
C- Carlos Santana
1B- Adrian Gonzalez
2B- Brandon Phillips
3B- Pedro Alvarez
SS- Stephen Drew
OF- Ryan Braun
OF- Justin Upton
OF- B.J. Upton
U- Billy Butler [1B]
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BN- Vernon Wells [OF]
BN- Gordon Beckham [2B]
BN- Adam Jones [OF]
BN- Freddie Freeman [1B]
BN- Alex Gordon [3B/OF] *FA signing*
DL- Domonic Brown [OF]*Injured*

--Pitching--
SP- Jon Lester
SP- Clay Buchholz
SP- Trevor Cahill
SP- Brett Anderson
SP- Ricky Romero
RP- Joe Nathan
RP- Chris Perez
RP- Brandon Lyon
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BN- Daniel Bard *Dropped*
BN- Joel Hanrahan [RP] *FA signing*
BN- Carl Pavano [SP] *FA signing*

BN- Edwin Jackson
DL - Mat Latos [SP]*Injured*
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:59 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 7:07 pm
 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft #4

         With the start of the 2011 MLB season just days away I participated in my 4th Draft this past Sunday (5 fantasy drafts total). As with my past posts I will detail the draft results below. This particular draft was the 1st of my two money league drafts that I am participating in this year. It is through Yahoo! Sports and is a 10 team H2H league ($25 buy in). In the past this has been a free & highly competitive league, but this year we decided to make it a pay league to increase the excitement and competition even more! In fact this is the longest running league I have ever been associated with and it has become a tradition of sorts each season. I was fortunate enough to win the league last season and hope to defend my title, but it won't be easy! This will actually be the 6th season with the same group of owners! The other difference between this draft and the others I have posted on here is that my younger brother also competes in this league so the sibling rivarly is also there, and adds to the overall enjoyment of this league in what can be a dreadfully long fantasy season.        
         Overall, I wasn't as happy with this draft and the results as in previous ones, but I was able to get decent value considering I had the last pick in this year's draft (#10 pick). I did draft players that I knew were injured (Utley & Morales), but I couldn't pass them up at the spots where I was able to select them within the draft, Utley  and Morales respectively. I think my SP staff is decent with proven innings eaters in Lackey and Nolasco to fill out the bottom of the rotation. Lester and Soria are probably what many would consider reliable or safe selections and I had to make a point of selecting a few key players like this throughout that specialized in certain categories and were almost guaranteed not to fail. Some other players like this included Ichiro (STL & HITS & AVG.)
and A-Rod (HRs & RBIs). I am gambling on a huge season from Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Upton, and also hope that Jose Reyes returns to form. My RP other than Soria is probably my biggest question mark on this particular roster as both Rodney and McGee's roles as Closer are far from secure. As in past seasons I will go to the waiver wire or trading block to land more consistent sources of Saves as well as work on improving my lineup and rotation too. Please see the draft results below.

TEAM NAME : GRADE A

--Batting--
C- Carlos Santana
1B- Adrian Gonzalez
2B- Chase Utley *Injured*
3B- Alex Rodriguez
SS- Jose Reyes
OF- Justin Upton
OF- Ichiro Suzuki
OF- B.J. Upton
U- Pablo Sandoval
U- Kendrys Morales *Injured*
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BN- Starlin Castro  SS
BN- Gordon Beckham 2B
BN- Jason Bay OF
BN- Freddie Freeman 1B


--Pitching--
SP-Jon Lester
SP-Mat Latos
SP-Chris Carpenter
RP-Joakim Soria
RP-Fernando Rodney
RP-Jake McGee
P-Clay Buchholz
P-Trevor Cahill
P-Ricky Nolasco
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BN-John Lackey SP


        As always comments or advice are welcome. I will post my results for Draft #5 on Thursday or Friday of this week which will then be followed by a recap of all of the drafts, and a look at player selections/positions, etc. Stay tuned & again many thanks for taking the time to read my posts!
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:19 pm
 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft #2

Baseball's almost here! As promised here is the second fantasy squad that I drafted last evening. I posted my first team Hanley Time that I drafted last month for CBSSports.com, and that team was part of a 10 Team H2H league. In that particular league I had the 3rd overall pick; however, last night when I drafted my second fantasy draft for Yahoo! I had the 10th overall pick in a 12 team H2H league. One other noticeable difference between last night and the February CBS Sports Draft was that every single team owner showed up to draft with the exception of one! They had informed the league owner that they wouldn't be there beforehand. It was an overall impressive showing and the draft took under an hour and a half to complete with 12 teams. It was an extreme change from the other draft where at most 3 team owners appeared at some point to pick their players and that was only 10 teams! Check out how I did drafting last night, and any thoughts or comments are welcome as always!

Team Name : MARLO's_WIRE 

LINEUP-

  • C -   Matt Wieters
  • 1B - Adrian Gonzalez
  • 2B - Gordon Beckham
  • 3B - Ian Stewart
  • SS - Alexei Ramirez
  • OF - Jason Heyward
  • OF - Michael Stanton
  • OF - Domonic Brown
  • U  -  Starlin Castro
  • U -   Adam Jones
  • BN - Desmond Jennings (OF)
  • BN - Adam Lind (1B, OF)
  • BN - Mike Moustakas (3B)*Dropped*
  • BN - Cameron Maybin (OF) *Dropped*
  • BN - Sean Rodriguez (2B,OF) *Added*

ROTATION-

  • SP - Roy Halladay
  • SP - Jon Lester
  • P -   Mat Latos
  • P -   Jake Peavy
  • P -   John Lackey
  • P -   Brian Matusz
  • RP - Joe Nathan
  • RP - Drew Storen
  • BN - Brandon Webb
  • BN - Jair Jurrjens *Added*
 
 
 
 
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