The season is finally upon us! Yeah!
The Knicks and the Cavs kick things off on opening night at 10:30am Wednesday morning Melbourne time.
Should be a great season once again, with a lot of teams on the improve this year I reckon.
Let us know your predictions in the comments - Champion, MVP, ROY etc
Regarding our fantasy season, here are links to the 4 leagues:
Div 2 - Conference 1
Div 2 - Conference 2
We'll try to get results from all 4 leagues posted each week throughout the season. Its always interesting comparing the teams across all leagues, but also check out the other league homepages from time to time, see who's getting dropped and picked up etc, see the different strategies played by your peers in other leagues.
I notice that some of you have not set up your team name and abbreviation. For those that don't know where to do this, the team settings can be found through a link just under the main picture on your "My Team" homepage.
Also, for the new players, ICYMI, Steve gave a basic rundown of how some aspects of the game work HERE
Have a look there for details about free agent pickups, lockouts, and the IR spot.
Every day a maximum of 10 players can score for you. Any players in your "bench" slots in your roster will not count towards your score. Make sure that you set your roster so that players playing games are in your first 10 roster spots and not in your bench spots unless you cant fit them in your scoring positions.
You can set your roster in advance too so you dont have to do it every day, unless you want to
If anyone has any questions, ask us in the comments below and someone will be able to help you out.
Regarding promotion/relegation for this year. I think this is what we settled on. Make sure to speak up if you have any major issue with this approach:
3 teams will be relegated:
the bottom team at the end of the regular season;
and (excluding the team with the worst reg season record) the two teams with the lowest 'Points For' at the end of our regular season.
3 teams will be promoted:
the GF winning team;
the team with the best regular season 'Points For' (excluding GF winner of course);
And (excluding 2 already promoted teams) the team with the best rank during regular season.
5 teams will be relegated:
the bottom two ranked teams at the end of our reg season;
and (excluding the two bottom ranked teams) the three teams with the lowest 'Points For' at the end of the reg season.
5 teams will be promoted:
the champion of each conference;
the team with best record at end of regular season in each conference;
and excluding the 4 already promoted, the team with the best points for - can be from either league
** Any teams that make the playoffs/finals are exempt from relegation.
** And the get-out wildcard clause if you do happen to find yourself in the relegation zone.
- Anyone who wins all 3 games during playoffs/finals is exempt from relegation; and the lowest ranked at end of regular season will be relegated in their stead (that isnt already being relegated of course).
Good luck to everyone. Have fun