If you're going to follow along, then you'll need a scorecard... and our Yahoo league:
Everything for this season is here on this page (I think). So, you can just scroll down. Or you can turbo to a section or subsection by spinning the dial.
thanks... yow, bill
Draft day is set...
What - Payton34 2016 fantasy football draft
When - Sat Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm... come early at 3:00 for free beer, food and draft advice (ha)
Where - The Castle
If you can't make it in person, then you can either 1) draft online using chatzy or 2) send me a list. I'll email our specific chatzy URL on draft day. If you need to draft by list, please email me.
We voted to expand the league to 16 teams this year. It's an experiment. Let the recruiting begin. I'll start with baseball owners in LetsPlay3 and work from there.
We'll also try Yahoo's divisions setup. I'm winging it, but here's my best shot:
I found this Yahoo tooltip explanation of divisions and the playoffs, too.
Division winners advance and are assigned top seeds:
The winners of each division will advance to the playoffs as the top seeds and the overall top division winner will be the #1 seed. All other playoff teams will be determined by overall standings regardless of division results.
With 16 teams, we'll roll with 12 rounds on draft day. After that, each team will select their final 2 players from the scrap heap. We'll workout the details on draft day.
Draft order is generally determined by the reverse your position in the standings last year. Lottery teams come first. Then newbies. Finally, playoffs teams draft last and playoff record is used. It's worst first in all cases, except newbies where it's first come, first served.
Here you go: Team, Owner, Draft method.
If you're research-impaired for some reason, here are some fun links.
Fantasy Pros is my favorite site because they give consensus rankings of a zillion different "experts"; www.fantasypros.com/nfl/
These FFtoday guys like using tiers to group players with a comparable ranking. www.fftoday.com/rankings/
FleaFlicker is a weird site but weird is good if it allows you to escape the gravity of how everyone and their mother ranks players. www.fleaflicker.com/nfl/cheat-sheet
Of course, your best solution... google fantasy football cheat sheet
thanks... yow, bill
The 2016 draft was held on Sat Sep 3, 2016. Huzzah!
Our two-time champ was in attendance and holding court. Bow down to the Plano Tiburon. Angeero!
Ange walked in the door carrying his cellphone and a bottle of jack. "Where's my list, Krieger!" he bellowed. "Print me a list. I've got some winning to do."
Will the Plano Tibron three-peat this year? Follow the Payton34 action this year and find out.
Pics below — P34 Commish Krieger awards Angeero the coveted Payton34 trophy... once again!
We went 12 rounds. Round 13 and 14 will be held on Tue and Wed, right off the scrap heap.
We were going to run with 16 teams for the first time. But we had technical difficulties with the Lawn Ranger and Harper Hawks. Hopefully, these two long-time franchises will be back next year!
Much thanks to Jay, our league scribe and the best penmanship this side of the DuPage River. Jay's draft notes are below, team-by-team:
Here's my grab of the Yahoo draft results, which are round-by-round.
Ok, 14 owners. Let's see if I can do this in one long paragraph.
I'm Bill (Naperville), the commish of Payton34. TY (Cambridge) is my son. Ed (Springfield) is my son-in-law. Long, long, long-time Bill-friends include Rob (Cardiac), Eric (Melonville), Jay (Streamwood), and Angeero (Plano). Myles (the Dak) is Eric's son. Ry RBI (Busboomer) is Angeero's friend. I know Chris Commish (KGG) from North Central College when he stole my office (ha). Justin (Miami) is KGG's son. Ryan (Butler) is KGG's brother. I know Tom (Jag) from St Ethelreda School and Sharing Connections. And our newest owner is Luis (Legit), a friend from North Central College.
How's that? (snort)
Much better... some fun owner pics, so you know who's beating your brains in each week.
Woah. What a gnarly group. Ha!
Let the games begin!
thanks... yow, bill
Away we go! Regular season stats, standings and the All-P34 team.
I started these (minimal/bogus) stats last year with the CRYO-JAY scoring change ™. It's mostly just low and high scores each week and some season averages and what not.
This stat page shows the top-scoring player at each position for each week.
Here are the final standings for the 2016 regular season.
These are the top Yahoo players at each position, eh.
|Pos||Player (NFL team)||Team||Points|
|QB||Aa Rodgers (gnb)||Plano Tiburon||263|
|WR||Antonio Brown (pit)||Buttler Jett||165|
|WR||Mike Evans (tam)||Streamwood Streamer||164|
|RB||David Johnson (ari)||Streamwood Streamer||247|
|RB||EZ Elliott (dal)||Busboomer||226|
|TE||G Olsen (car); J Graham (sea); D Walker (ten)||Naperville; Jag; Cardiac||98|
|Flex||Mel Gordon (sdg)||Melonville LaRue||199|
|K||Just Tucker (bal)||Naperville Puppie||100|
|Def||Kansas City||Cardiac Comeback||94|
Honorable mention goes to: RB Dem Murray (ten) Melonville LaRue 194 points; WR Julio Jones (atl) Melonville LaRue 149 points; TE Travis Kelce (kan) Busboomer 97 points; Minnesota defense (min) Melonville LaRue 82 points.
And your 2016 MVP is:
You can beat playoff excitement. Zee playoffs!
Thanks for the bracket Yahoo.
The top two teams during the regular season are "gone fishin" with a playoff bye this week: #1 Melonville LaRue and #2 Naperville Puppies.
That leaves teams #3 through #6 to fight like crazed hyenas.
Plano Tiburon 74, Streamwood Streamer 68 [boxscore]
The reigning champions win in a see-saw battle!
Cardiac Comeback 72, Cambridge Maths 69 [boxscore]
The Comeback live up to their name, winning on an O'Dell Beckham TD late Sunday night.
Wow! Two great games in the wildcard round. And two great upset victories. Plano's dream of a threepeat stays alive with a visit to Naperville in the next round.
Congrats to #3 Streamwood and #4 Cambridge on great seasons!
The bye week is over, and the big boys are back. Away we go... The Semis!
Cardiac Comeback 67, Melonville LaRue 62 [boxscore]
The Cardiac attack ousts #1 seed Melonville in a thriller!
Naperville Puppies 97, Plano Tiburon 81 [boxscore]
Plano's threepeat dream is dashed by high-scoring Naperville.
hut... yow, bill
For all the $$$.
Naperville Puppies 89, Cardiac Comeback 69 [boxscore]
QB Russell Wilson leads Naperville to the Payton34 title with a stunning 33 points.
That's right. The Puppies say ruf, ruf!
2016 Payton34 Champions
Naperville Puppies, owner: WilliamT
The Cardiac finished dead last in 2015. This is the first time a last place team has ascended to the championship round the next year. Nice turnaround! Indeed, Caesar's Sportsbook has posted 5-to-4 odds on a Naperville-Cardiac finals rematch in 2017. We shall see.
It's another title for the Fantasy Death Star ™ that is the Naperville franchise. This is the third Payton34 championship for Naperville, its first since 2010.
championship... yow, bill
Dang, that was another fun year!
I think we're strong. This Payton34 league. We have a 14 good teams, and we were a whisker away from expanding to 16 teams this year. (remember that draft day drama? ha!)
Love the league. Love you guys... manly men all! I'll see everyone next year. Actually, I'll see most of you in 3 months for the baseball draft. And fucking huzzah to that! (he he!)
sweetness... yow, bill
Oh, about next season... here's the draft order: 1. Luis Legit, 2. KGG, 3. Tommy The Jag, 4. Myles The Dak, 5. Springfield Ed, 6. The Mini, 7. Buttler Ryan, 8. Busboom Ryan, 9. Cambridge TY, 10. Streamwood Jay, 11. Plano, 12. The LaRue, 13. Cardiac Rob, 14. Naperville.
That's it. See you in August.