The league is created and named “Qt3Fantasy”. If you can’t find it via search I’ll send out invites. There is no password.
The divisions we are using to start are the AFC WEST, AFC SOUTH, and AFC NORTH. I’d like to group owners as close together as possible.
The fantasy draft will be held this Sunday, February 20th, at 8pm EST. Start drawing up your draft boards now. :)
The rules are gonna be the same as the other Madden league:
Using a mic is mandatory when playing other humans.
Don’t cheese it up. Play Madden like it was a football game, not a video game.
The day after the fantasy draft when teams and owners are set, I’ll add all owners to the league in LeagueManager. This is the website that we will use for all the advanced features: stats, free agency, salary cap, contracts, etc… Owners will use this website for all league functions and transactions (trading being the only exception). Most of you should already have a login for this site. Those that don’t let me know and I will set it up for you.
I’ll update this post if I forget something.
NOTE: The league will roll forward every Sunday evening.
This league is very flexible. It isn’t a big deal at all to join late or drop out after a spell because your time becomes tight. If the time commitment is such that you can’t be a part of the league anymore, I just ask that you drop out in-game and post a note in this thread about it so everyone is in the loop.
But, since this is a fantasy league, the fantasy draft is incredibly important. It is your chance as an owner to form your (close to) ideal team. If anyone has even a slight interest in participating in this league now or down the road, I encourage you to claim a team and join us for the draft on Sunday.
It is a lot better to draft a team and then drop out later, than not draft and want to join later.
Man, I just spent the last hour or so doing a basic outline of my draft board, and it is kind of overwhelming. There is just no telling who is going to be around at different points once this draft starts.
I’m thinking of just saying fuck it and alternating defensive and offensive picks to do it all on the fly.
Here is the draft order pulled from the regular online franchise website. Remember that the fantasy draft snakes, so the team with the #1 pick won’t pick again until the end of round #2 and then again at the top of round 3.
Awesome, Vegas. I’m opening up a 3rd division (AFC NORTH) because I get the impression we might have more than 8 owners show up for the draft. We are all gonna attempt to group together as best we can.
Either is fine for now. Just claim one in-game and if we need to adjust tomorrow we will.
All owners need to hop on their 360s and join the franchise as soon as they get a free chance tonight or early tomorrow. I really want to avoid last second division balancing. Our luck a couple owners won’t get the message in time and people will be stuck in a division all by themselves.
Just a note to say that I am finding the offline franchise fantasy draft good practice. The AI changes up who they pick all the time, but there is definite patterns to their madness. For example. there is usually a run on QBs around round 10. Since there are a lot of AI owners in our online fantasy league, knowing their tendencies will go a long way in helping you get the players you want.