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  1. 9 points
    Exilizer

    FTA FFL ADP Analysis

    Hi all, I had some free time this weekend, so I decided to data mine the picks we have made on ClickyDraft across league 1-15 so far and build an FTA view of pick distribution and ADP. This is visualised on Tableau Public and looks something like this (cropped preview): Quick explanation: -Each individual Dot represents one or more picks at that Pick position -The dot size represents how often a player has been picked at a position -The vertical bar shows the ADP for a player -You can mouse over each dot/bar for some the detailed numbers -You can filter by Position or Team Data currently included: -946 picks across FTA FFL Leagues 1-15 as of 19:30 UK Time today Full link to analysis here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/jerome1115#!/vizhome/FTAFFLADP2307/Sheet1 If this is of interest to you guys, I will probably start refreshing this view every couple of days as we get more and more picks coming in. In addition, I welcome any suggestions on how to further analyse and use this data, for example one of the things I have been considering is comparing this to other ADP rankings. I would love if you can comment below with any interesting observations. Hope you like it!
  2. 8 points
    @Everyone in this league I hate you all guys and your well-thought drafting that doesn't go blindly by ADP. It seems that we are in for one hell of competitive year and only one can take it all. I'm writing this because I made preliminary mini draft board for my third round pick with four names on it: Ty, Tate, Allen and Kelce. And they are all gone. Next time I'll put Dwayne Bowe, McFadden, Nick Foles and some random retired TE on that list hoping some of you will draft them and waste your precious picks. Ha ha, I've got you now!
  3. 7 points
    11235813

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    Hey, guys. I just got out of a meeting with KJ. It appears that due to our vastly superior intellect, drafting prowess, and overall good looks, America's Team will be replacing the Bungles as Team 1 in the FTAFFL. In an adjacent move, The Bungles will be rebranded as the Bungholes to more accurately represent the quality of their league. I thought I should let you all know before the official announcement. Please, do not speak to the press until KJ makes an official statement. Stay excellent. USA! USA! USA!
  4. 7 points
    Hey guys, I've promised you my analysis so here it comes and it will be extended one. As I already ranted about I had shortlist with 4 names on it for my second batch of picks. I was 100% sure at least one player will come back to me with slight possibility I'll take two guys from that last. Nope, didn't happen. Pick #31 - Golden Tate / WR / Detroit Lions Y'all remember first five weeks of last season? Golden Tate wasn't himself with yardage high of 41 and without TD, went to waiver wire and I've got him wherever I could. He then flew of with just two games with less than 6 reception and some monster games. Exactly what I've wanted from my WR2: average floor / high ceiling on per game basis. With Boldin gone and Stafford recovering from his finger injury I expect Tate to be WR1 in that offense and FF in general, taking screens to the house. Pick #32 - Travis Kelce / TE / Kansas City Chiefs Maclin is no longer in town, Tyreek isn't prototypical WR and Travis is target number one in Reid's West Coast offense. With Alex Smith still under center I expect majority of targets to go over the middle to Kelce who is the best TE with ball in his hands in NFL, according to me I just love his YAC runs. High floor / Unlimited ceiling for him in Chiefs uniform, at least until Mahomes starts throwing 40+ yard bombs to Tyreek every other play. Pick #38 - Keenan Allen / WR / Los Angeles Chargers Writing Los Angeles Chargers feels strange to me, I don't know will I ever get used to it. Keenan is boom (healthy) or bust (on injury reserve) player, simple as that. Rivers' premier weapon is fantastic both with and without ball in his hands and has ceiling as high as WR1 in all formats, just if he can stay healthy for one season. That's a big if and I was willing to take it because not a single players outside of first round has potential that high. Pick #39 - Ty Montgomery / RB/WR / Green Bay Packers Would you believe me if I would tell you I rank Ty (in PPR formats) in same tier with Gurley, Freeman, Murray and Howard? I do. He's mid-season transfer from WR to RB and he can only get better with more reps behind A. A. Ron. I see him as legitimate RB1/WR2 type of guy and this time next year we will be debating is he worthy of top 5 picks in FF draft. I believe he will get 10-15 carries a game and at least 5 receptions for 100+ yards combined each and every game. Hex, you be damned, you got one steal, even for third round. With those four guys gone I had to go through some rankings to find guys who I could target. Brees, Luck? Nah, there's value later in draft. Reed? Tempting, but once again he's too injury prone for position where I'll pick one guy until last few rounds. RB? Ton of names with upside, but tons of question marks as well. I have put Carlos Hyde, Ameer Abdullah and Frank Gore on my shortlist, since I want highest floor possible for volatile position. You never know will Gurley get injured and guy I pick here will become my RB1. For my WR2 however I wanted to get low floor / high ceiling per game player, as I already wrote underneath my unwarranted Golden Tate analysis. Just two names popped out: Terrelle Pryor and Tyreek Hill. Between four I had to make a decision. It all fell down to SF front office drafting Joe Williams high which meant just one thing, Carlos Hyde's job is not safe down the lane. Cross that name out and basic thinking was that @CharlesBass won't take both Pryor and Hill which means drafting Ameer Abdullah was a priority. Good thing that I've drafted him, otherwise you would be attacking Charles for that decision Pick #41 - Ameer Abdullah / RB / Detroit Lions Do you all remember Ameer was drafted over DJ two springs ago? Do you? I'm not saying that he is better player, but he was better prospect coming into the league, a three-down back Lions needed so much. In his rookie year he had some issues, mostly with fumbles, but coming into 2016 season he won starting job and was next big thing. First game against Colts and he got 20.5pts in 1/2PPR on 12 carries and 5 receptions. Next game against Titans he went 6-for-38 before falling down due to foot injury that got him placed on IR shortly after. Fast forward to this spring and draft and Lions pass on some RB prospect with their GM Bob Quinn saying he's delighted with backs he has on disposal and reassures that Ameer is starter in Lions' offense. It's April, but it's something backed with Lions' inactivity in looking at RB bodies. Yes, Zach Zenner is short-yardage back and possible TD vulture, but he is nothing more than that. Yes, Theo Riddick is PPR beast, but I think that guy is WR in WR body playing RB and not a big threat to take carries away from Ameer. With Abdullah on field Lions can keep defenses honest and not telegraph like they did last season that they will pass (Riddick) or run (Zenner on field) the ball. It's short passing offense after all and Ameer can catch, it's just that not many people know it considering he spent last year in stands, not on field. RB2 floor with low-end RB1 ceiling that I'm glad to take. Pick #44 - Terrelle Pryor Sr / WR/QB / Washington Redskins I actually had Tyreek a bit higher than Terrelle, but Hill was gone in two picks between mine, so I had to "settle" with converted QB. And just like I've wrote in Ty Montgomery's analysis, I think best of Terrelle is coming, especially as he bet on himself with 1-year deal. He couldn't choose better than Redskins , who lost two best WRs: possession receiver Garcon and deep threat Jackson, have volume passing offense and Cousins playing for big LTD deal. Pryor has athleticism that is off the charts and can be used short or deep. Sure, he won't get all the targets he got in Cleveland , but they will be better quality targets with opportunities to take ball to the house. I actually expect him to get 4 or more 40+ yards TDs. That's 10.5+ points in single play.
  5. 6 points
    Zirro

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Value wise I really like the WRs available here (Moncrief, Crowder, Jackson) but looking ahead into the next rounds (still some WR value, not much at RB) I decided to focus on a RB here. With Gore, Mixon and Cook, three of the runners i had on my list after Gillislee for this pick were already gone. Although he is ranked above them I chose not to draft Ingram because of the situation in New Orleans with AP and Hightower (plus I don't want to lose a week because Sean Payton fells like Ingram has run enough for the day). At that position I briefly considered Doug Martin, but after I owned him all last season (who needs bench spots, right?) this was not very likely. Not having him for the first three weeks eliminated him completely here. Which leads me to my selection with: 5.06 - Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens Woodhead joined the Ravens as a Free Agent this offseason and the Ravens have made it clear that they feel he is healthy after his injury last season. First reports from the workouts confirm this and In the Raven's pass happy offense (Only Drew Brees threw the ball more than Joe Flacco) Woodhead has found the perfect landing spot as Flacco targeted his RBs 142 times. Although this is already a very high number it might still increase this year with the departure of Steve Smith, Dennis Pitta and Kyle Juszczyk. While his numbers as a runner are nothing to get excited about I expect him to exceed his 2015 performance with 81 receptions for 756 yards. The suspension of Dixon just adds value for him to start the season. If he really is healthy, Danny could be a top-20 RB this year. @Kiwiaragorn is on the clock, @Exilizer is on deck Ps. I have two questions guys: 1. How did all of you get access to my draftboard? 2. Can you please stop drafting players I want to pick right before my picks? I had a solid 8 players I wanted to pick after Gillislee, but ended up picking Woodhead who I hoped to get in the 6th.
  6. 6 points
    taiqi121

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    SHIT David Carr is back in the league???
  7. 6 points
    Hey guys. I'm a big sports fan in general and enjoy just chilling and watching. Originally from NZ but live and work around Cambridge now. Since most people are mentioning premier league, my team are the wonderful Newcastle . @Thomasnz was talking about this to me and sounds like a lot of fun with the justification etc. Took a while to decide if I wanted another league but am excited now. Forgot to add that I'm a huge Steelers fan too! Love it or hate it, rwally dont carr. Hahaha
  8. 6 points
    LukDe94

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hey guys I'm 22 and live in Germany in Bavaria. American football fan since 2011. My favourite team are the New England Patriots. I'm a big fan of fantasy sport leagues. But haven't found a good american football fantasy league, yet. Hope that will change with your league. I have read the rules, I understand the European timezone and the format and I would like to be in with a team!
  9. 6 points
    CharlesBass

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hey. This is my first year in an FTA league but I've been playing fantasy football for 9 years. I am from the USA but work an odd schedule so this time zone hopefully works better for me. The only sport I watch is NFL but I may try to get into soccer this year. I'm a huge Detroit Lions fan. Good luck this year and I look forward to having a good time. CB
  10. 6 points
    Storm_Fox

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    Breaking: Scientists discover "White Chocolate" is cure-all for fantasy futility 1.09 - Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson, dubbed "White Chocolate" by Ike Taylor, is one of the most consistently underrated players in fantasy football. "But Storm_Fox, he's a first round pick! How can he be underrated?" Well, this is how... The last 3 full seasons that Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson have played together Jordy has produced lines of 68-1,263-15 (2011), 98-1,519-13 (2014), and 97-1,257-14 (2016). He finished top 2 in fantasy scoring among WRs in all of those years. Since 2011 Jordy Nelson has averaged 5.2 receptions for 80.8 yards and .78 TDs in the 68 games that he and Rodgers have played in together, good for 18 PPR PPG. That number jumps to 19.8 PPR PPG when looking at just 2014 and 2016 where he's averaged 6 receptions for 86.7 yards and .84 TDs per game. Explain to me again why we think there's a top tier of WRs that doesn't include this guy? He tore his ACL in 2015 and was written off by many headed into 2016 as a 31 year old set to decline after a major injury. Instead he finished as the #1 or #2 fantasy WR depending on your scoring and posted his highest TD total since 2011. People will continue to bring up his age as a reason for him to not be viewed as a top 3 WR but there's nothing on film from last season that should give you any concern about an age-based decline from Jordy in 2017. I'll even admit that he looked slower to start the year coming off the torn ACL and seemed to be playing a more possession-based role, but he left scorched earth behind him as he obliterated every DB in his path to end the season. While someone like Larry Fitzgerald has declined during the 2nd half in each of the last two seasons, Jordy was a man possessed as he amassed 936 yards over the Packers final 10 games and registered 100 or more yards 4 times in that span. He's the most targeted and trusted receiver for the league's best QB and I'll put his track record up against anyone else's in fantasy football. I likely would have taken him as early as #5 in this draft. @mfdoom you're up @Revillusion is up next
  11. 6 points
    1.02 - Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers Pros -No DeAngelo Williams Wasn't a true concern anyways but with an inexperienced backfield behind Bell, he should benefit even more by getting more touches. -No suspension For the first time in 3 years, he will hopefully start game 1. -Top 5 offensive line all returning Rank number 3 by PFF "One of the most underrated stories of this season has been just how good the Pittsburgh offensive line has been. Like Tennessee, there is no weakness on this unit, and Alejandro Villanueva—a player who had previously been that weak link—has upped his game dramatically and surrendered just one sack over the final 10 weeks of the season, all while crushing players at times in the run game."-PFF -Franchise tag Contract negotiations aren't going well so he will have extra motivation to do well this year. -.5ppr With 75 catches and 661 receiving yards last year the .5ppr makes him even more valuable - Roethlisberger thinking of retirement Might not be a big deal but I am hoping this gives the Steelers the mentality of having to win right now and play their best players as much as possible as their window could be closing. Cons -Injury Having offseason core muscle surgery is a concern (he missed ota's) but he is reported to already be playing basketball and moving well. Depending on contract negotiations he might even be 100% by the start of camp. "ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports franchise-tagged Le'Veon Bell has recovered from offseason core muscle surgery. It means he will be ready for the start of training camp, although it is not a given he shows up. Bell has yet to sign his franchise tender, and unless the Steelers work out a long-term extension with their star runner before the 4 pm deadline today, he will not be obligated to attend camp until he signs. Unless something surprisingly gets done today, this situation could drag on well into camp." -Weed The biggest concern with Bell is one more missed or positive test and possibly his career (debatable as the NFL is showing signs of calming down on weed) and most definitely his fantasy season will be in jeopardy. @eliminio is now on the clock @S460 is now on deck
  12. 6 points
    MRodgers97

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hi guys, I'm Matt, I live near Manchester in England, and I'm a big Packers fan, chosen due to a certain player with the same surname as me. I've really got into American football in the last couple of years and this year I'm making the plunge into fantasy football and a slow draft seems a really fun idea to me. Looking forward to the start of the draft! Just adding I've read the rules and I'm glad to see a European time zone.
  13. 6 points
    mko

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Ladies, While I haven't played last year (I must've missed it :/), I did play the year before, which was great... I actually hosted a league I think. Anyway, since I noticed that a European league would open up, I thought this was the perfect time to join again. As to myself, I'm a 27yo fantasy enthusiast living in Amsterdam, working as a consultant in the finance area. I got into the fantasy sports about 15 years ago as a dumb kiddo, so I've seen a thing or two so far (both football and non-football related). Anyway, looking forward to be a part of this again! @KJ: I have read the rules, I understand the clock / league is based on the CEST (European) timezone, I understand the format, and I would like to be IN!
  14. 6 points
    Phil

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hey guys, I had a great time last year and would love to go again this year, even better with a euro time zone! I'm from the north west of england and a big Liverpool and 49ers fan. Looking forward to this season!
  15. 6 points
    CalumE5

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hey everyone, my name's Calum and I'm from the UK. I took part in two FTA leagues last year and had a blast (aside from a little collusion issue but I'm sure we won't need to worry about that this year!), but I did find it tricky keeping on top of the draft timer what with the time zone difference, made worse by the fact I went on holiday to Australia halfway through the draft. So I messaged KJ with the idea of a league on a European timezone to give us an easier task of keeping up with the draft, and hopefully making it go by quicker, and here we are! I think it's a nice idea to say a little about ourselves since we'll be league mates for the next half a year, so: I'm 22 and am graduating from university with a mathematics degree next week, and will be starting a career in finance with a major bank in September, so this is my last real summer! I'm a Liverpool FC fan when it comes to our football, but it's the Lions that won my heart in the NFL, mostly because my first exposure to American football was fantasy, where I drafted a receiver by the name of Calvin Johnson who was very fun to watch. Anyway, if you haven't already, I recommend having a read of the rules, and if you have any questions or need to get in touch with me the best method would be by PMing me on here, as I'll get an e-mail through and I don't think we're on a level yet to share phone numbers I should be pretty swift in responding to issues/questions what with being a free man this summer, but if circumstances change I will be sure to keep you all updated. Good luck everyone!
  16. 5 points
    I just came back from Czech Bowl. As you can imagine, it was the final of Czech league of American football. Realized I could take a picture at the end: It was pouring the whole game and since the attack of Ostrava Steelers was impotent to say the least and defending champions (4 times in a row) Prague Black Panthers scored 3 TDs in the first half (some decent passes) it ended in a shout out 28:0 for Black Panthers. Second half was mostly running game, which wasnt much to speak of to be honest. Especially Steelers were running into a wall and/or fumbling. Steelers defense wasnt as bad, but as I mentioned, PBP found a way to score and lift the trophy.
  17. 5 points
    I went to bed last night hoping either Bryant or Olsen would fall to me but both were taken directly before my pick which left me scrambling. In a 3 WR league, I wanted to pick up another WR as I feel that after the second tier receivers, the rest becomes a bit of a gamble and isn't worth a high draft pick. So for pick 4.13, I decided to go with Julian Edelman. Brady and Edelman have built up a reliable connection and his catching skills have been improving year-on-year (as most evident in the Superbowl comeback win over the Falcons) With down injured, Edelman stepped up to the plate and almost single-handedly carried the Patriots through the playoffs with 11 straight games with over 70 yards. Whilst he might not get the TD numbers to light up fantasy football scoring (especially so now they've signed Cooks) I still think he will be a reliable asset and I'm confident that this won't be seen as a 'reach' come the end of the season. Double pick for @cracking_nuts up next.
  18. 5 points
    Phil

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    4.06 - Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins I had half a write up written for Landry with my 3rd round pick so to see come back around is a pleasant surprise. The floor he gives you game by game in any PPR format is amazing, I owned him in NarFFL last year, which is full PPR, and he only put up 4 single digit performances whilst finishing as WR13 on 94 receptions (85 through week 16). I have seen the opinion flying around that DeVante Parker may affect his output which I just don't understand. They don't really play the same role as WRs whatsoever and I'm not even sold on DeVante Parker's ability. Landry is a target machine who I'm 100% drafting for his floor rather than his ceiling which I admit is not that spectacular this season. Like @Tomasnz said, he is probably the last remaining good WR1 on his team, and I'm happy to take him this late. a RB was tempting, especially my boi Carlos, but with a 3 WR + FLEX roster I think having some surety at the WR2 is valuable. @Exilizer you're up, @Kiwiaragorn next!
  19. 5 points
    Awww, I guess our MRodgers will be dissappointed to have come so close to getting A Rodgers
  20. 5 points
    Okay, with the 10th pick of the draft I am selecting Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta falcons This was super hard. I basically have a top 9 of players... So was hoping one of them would slip. This was between Evans and Freeman for me, and both are elite talents but both have had big changes from last year. The falcons changing scheme and OC worries me a bit, but too be fair if Kyle was still around Freeman might have been my number four overall. He has done it two years running now and is a great pass blocker so I am not worried about him losing out to Coleman (who isn't). Still a talent filled offense which is going to help Freeman @Hex you're on the clock and @CalumE5 you're on deck. Looking forward to watching the turn. Also... @CalumE5 for the troll tag..
  21. 5 points
    dukearich

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hi guys, this year I won't lose because I'll get my sleep and draft well due to time zone difference . Looking forward to play with you guys. Someone wrote that FTAFFL is like Summer Camp for fantasy football, and it's true. You'll get time to think your picks over and you will be looking at not just your league's big board every day, but all of available here, 50+ leagues. Draft gives you clear edge in understanding players' values as each and every pick is elaborated by team that drafted that guy. Multiply that 50 times and you will see why you get edge over other players in your non-FTA league. Last year I've played in two leagues (as member and commish) and it was a blast despite not getting to Championship game in either league, but drafting here got me to achieve goals in all three leagues outside of FTA. Just sit tight and enjoy. Few words about me. I'm livid and passionate Pro Football fan from Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina) since second half of 1990s, 29 years old who loves Bucs, Eagles, Lions and Ravens (in alphabetical order), as well as professional football in general and fantasy football as sideshow. Football (or soccer as Americans call it) is my first love, I've played as goalkeeper and am passionate about three teams: Borac, Zvezda and United . Fell in love with Red Devils in Cantona era, cried in my room in 90th minute before we scored two in Barcelona, I adore Paul Scholes whom I find the best modern era football player and I'm big fan of Eric Cantona and George Best. Seems like commish @CalumE5 and @Phil, who has amazing avatar (I know, I printed that magnificent Felipe Rios on t-shirt) will be my rivals from day one. Bring it on.
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    Zirro

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hey guys, I have been lookin for a proper euro league for some time now. This will be my first FTA League but the slow draft sounds intreaguing. I'm a 28 year old IT-Admin from Cologne, Germany and have been playing Fantasy Football for 3 years. Really looking forward to playing with an active group as most of my leagues always had some dropouts and very few active owners. Originally a Fan of Borussia Mönchengladbach in our Football world, I support the 49ers on the US side since I used to beat my brother with them all the time in one of the first Madden games. I know, currently they are not in the best spot but they will come around... I have read the rules, I understand the clock / league is based on the CEST (European) timezone, I understand the format, and I would like to be IN!
  24. 5 points
    MeatsyK

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    League 2 is watching you! We are not poop! #2 has other meanings than just poop! LEAGUE 2 RULES!
  25. 5 points
    Hello gentlemen I enjoyed the slow draft last year even thought the timzeone was a bit of an issue. I am 28 year old guy with a physics degree from Czech republic and I got into fantasy football through a friend whose friends setup a league two years ago. I only played fantasy PL before (different animal). Rules thingy: "Understand the clock / league is based on the CEST (European) timezone, understand the format, and are IN!" @Exilizer: erm, after Brexit, the UK will still be in Europe maybe not European Union, but Europe nonetheless people who say it "wont be in Europe" sound like UK becomes part of Americas or something
  26. 5 points
    Storm_Fox

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    Crow Knows 2.06 - Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns Isaiah Crowell is an incredibly divisive player this off-season as opinions on him wildly vary from person to person with some arguing that he's worth a mid-2nd round pick to others making a case for him not belonging in the first 3 rounds at all. The positives for Crowell are his 4.8 YPC, his 6th ranked 1.7 yards after contact per touch, and most importantly his line which ranked 4th in yards created before contact last season and just added JC Tretter and Kevin Zeitler. PFF has the Browns line #2 in the latest rankings they released. The negatives are that he gained 152 of his 952 ground yards against the Steelers in week 17 who weren't playing for anything and his inconsistent volume (5 games under 10 carries) as his workload was often limited by poor game scripts. Another factor is how much of Crowell's production came on big runs as he ranked 7th with 13 rushes of 15 or more yards which accounted for 6.6% of his runs, the 13th highest percentage in the league. So ultimately Crowell was lacking in volume but despite that he was among the league leaders in long rushes. How you view this likely comes down to personal opinion. Some will argue that those runs can be largely fluky and you can't expect him to repeat that efficiency, while others will say that because of how much talent they have on the line, and Crowell's own personal running style, it's a category he can continue to excel in. I'm not here to tell you it's one or other as I believe both are legitimate arguments, but I do think that line can help him create those big runs. Hue Jackson's Bengals offense ranked 7th in 2015 with 467 rushing attempts and his 2014 team ranked 5th in the league with 492 attempts on the ground. Last year's Cleveland Browns team ranked 31st in the league in this category with just 350 rushing attempts. Despite negative game scripts that kept Jackson from running his offense how we had previously seen, Crowell was still featured when they leaned on the run and produced 1,271 total yards and 7 TDs on 238 touches. His carries increased by 13 from 2015 but the biggest change for Crowell came in the receiving game as he more than doubled in both targets and catches, going from 19 catches on 22 targets in 2015 to 40 catches on 53 targets last season. This occurred while Duke Johnson, often thought of as the primary 3rd down back for the Browns, saw his targets stagnate as he received the exact same amount (74) as he had the previous season. Johnson's carries were also reduced by 31. So even as the targets to the RB position for the Browns increased in 2016, all of that was felt by Isaiah Crowell, not Duke Johnson. With the selections of Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers in the 1st round, as well as 3rd and 4th round picks on that side of the ball, it's clear that the Browns understand their need to improve on the defensive end. If you couple that with additions they've made up front on offense it becomes clear that they want to play typical AFC North ground-and-pound football. Their best chance of winning games comes from leaning on their backs behind a great offensive line and limiting the mistakes of their young QBs. Due to that, I think Crowell will see his volume continue to rise this season. I have him penciled in for about 220-1,056-7 on the ground and 43-370-1 through the air. Also, no Crowell write-up is ever complete without the greatest hype video ever made. @_Michael you're up @Rhyscartwright91 on deck
  27. 5 points
    TG3

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

  28. 5 points
    Rhyscartwright91

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    1.07 AJ Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals No 4 WR for me ahead of Evans this year. Expect Evans to regress with addition of DeSean, AJ was no 1 WR until injury last year (I think). Also time factor shouldn't be an issue. I'm a chef so late nights anyway. @_Michael on clock @Storm_Fox on deck
  29. 5 points
    SamKimish

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    I'm keen. I live in Wales but I'm originally from England. Support Southampton FC and the Bucs thanks to a hat bought for me my family who holidayed in Florida.
  30. 5 points
    kinglyryan

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    In! I'm Ryan from Indianapolis, but I'll be moving to Boston in a month from now. I certainly won't be converting from a Colts to a Pats fan though. I did FTAFFL 2 years ago (missed it last year) and really enjoyed the format so I'm happy to be back and in League 1 this year.
  31. 5 points
    fizz

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    Hey everyone, Second year playing on FTAFFL. Found out about it pretty late last year and joined one of the last leagues, League #52 - No Huddle Offense. I dominated in pretty much every way you can. Started by getting the #13 pick and the free 4for4 membership. Went 11-2 in the regular season. +2 games over 2nd place and +3 over 3rd for the bye. Averaged over 121 points a game in the regular season. Playoffs not much different, averaged over 133 points per game there including 29 point and 39 point wins in the semi finals and finals. I could've pretty much sat 1-2 starters every week and still won. While taking home the easy $50 is nice. This year I'm joining the first league in hopes of some more competition and not letting me steamroll for the whole season. I definitely think it will be tougher this year as camps didn't even open yet and probably won't until mid-draft so some of the RB/WR spots are semi-questionable at this point. I play to win, not take home second. Hoping to have a great year! Read rules and ready to play.
  32. 5 points
    Exilizer

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hi all, I have been looking forward to this ever since it was announced, thanks for setting it up perfect as I am based in Europe (at least for now, pending Brexit). So, i'm 28 & I live in the UK near London but am actually from Germany, and a big fan of Bayern Munich (hence the gravatar). Over the last few years though, I have gotten really into American football as well. I have played the other type of football (soccer) fantasy leagues for years and tried some casual NFL ones last year, unfortuantely lots of people dropped out. So really excited about playing with a bunch of dedicated people. I have read the rules, I understand the European timezone (yay!) & the format, and I would like to be in with a team!
  33. 5 points
    Tomasnz

    League #3 - Cardiac Cats (European League) - 2017

    Hi All, I played in the FTA last year and the slow draft format matched with explaining your thinking really gelled with me in a big way.. also, was the only league to put me on severe tilt as I was the second highest scoring team in the semi-finals last year, unfortunately playing the highest scoring team . Really excited to be back again this year, cheers @__KJ__ and @CalumE5 for setting up a EU timezone league as well! I am a kiwi living in London, and while football was okay (go SPURS! ) I ended up randomly in a NFL fantasy league a couple of years ago and completely fell into the deep end of enjoying the NFL, although rugby is still the best.. My favourite NFL teams are the NY Giants (Eli!) and the LA Rams (Tavon!?). I am a civil engineer by training and an Infrastructure asset manager for a large public transport company. Looking forward to some quality banter and some interesting drafting over the next month or so.
  34. 5 points
    MaterialWolf

    League #17 - Who Dat Nation (2017)

    Welcome to League #17 of the 2017 FTAFFL: Who Dat Nation My name is Caleb and I'll be the commissioner of this league for the season. A little about me: I'm 21 and from Raleigh, North Carolina, though I live closer to Charlotte now. With that in mind, I'm a fan of the and a big fan of as a recent alum. This is my second year in FTAFFL, playing last year in league 17, and as the commish this year. Before we get started, please read all of the 2017 FTAFFL Rules so that we can have a fun, organized league! Additionally, there are several unwritten rules and requests that I and your league-mates would like you to do to help things run smoothly: You are entitled to the entire 6 hour pick window. However, these drafts are a lot more fun if everybody is engaged and aware of what is going on in the draft. Please bookmark this thread and the draft board so that you are able to pick in a timely manner. You can also click the follow button (right above "Reply to this topic") at the top of the page to receive email notifications based on the postings. Picks should somewhat resemble the following format: 1.01 Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers (emojis make even the worst picks slightly better) Give an explanation of your pick here, even if you literally just clicked on the top player on the draft board. Tell us what you like about this player, even if it's just opinion. At the end of you pick make sure to tag the next person up with the "@" symbol and their username. Ex. @MaterialWolf, you're on the clock! P.S. Gifs, player highlights, and other fun accompanying images are strongly encouraged Post your write up here first (making your pick official), and then make your pick on the Clicky-draft board so that the next person up gets their full clock We're all busy people trying to survive work/family/vacations/zombie apocalypses/etc. If you think you won't be available during your draft window please send me a ranked list of your preferred choices by messaging me on the FTA forums and I can make the pick on your behalf. If a league member misses 3 picks they are automatically kicked out. (You have 6 hours per pick, it's manageable.) A votekick can also be initiated by anyone wishing to remove a problematic member. 9 votes are required to enforce the kick. Trashtalking is highly encouraged, just keep it classy. No racist/sexist/homophobic garbage. Let's make this a fun draft and a fun season! If you have any questions or concerns let me know. The draft starts once we have 14 players. GET HYPE! Thanks, Caleb
  35. 4 points
    Players I would like are not falling through to me. I already have QB, so cant delay my other picks with that side pick. Jimmy G is tempting, but I am comfortable picking some of the TE guys down the list. After mulling over basically only three names in the RB section I take: 4.14 - Frank Gore - Indianapolis Colts Future HoF would be my guess here. Despite his age he seems reliable enough. He beat Eddie Lacy and rookie Dalvin Cook. Because of my lack of preparation I dont know the situation in the Saints camp, so I am staying away from the likes of Ingram, who was a beast for me in my first fantasy season (2015). 5.1 - Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos Yes, I did it. As my second WR I pick second WR from the Broncos. I better hope they figured out their QB situation and the guy who starts will know how to throw it. I think he can outproduce whoever else is there yet to be drafted (Moncrief, unless he is healthy full season, Diggs, Snead). @SamKimish on the clock, @MRodgers97 on deck.
  36. 4 points
    Skip

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    Also James Conner's already beaten cancer, so the Cleveland Browns will be simple.
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    Sorry guys, just returning home. Was expecting to have either of Cooper or Baldwin available and certainly did not expect he would still be here as I had him projected at the top of round 2, maybe even end of the first... So here it goes: 2.09 Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots I really did not like the RB/WR value right here and would rather wait for the later rounds than to pick Fournette or Lynch right here as noone knows who they will fare this season. As for Gronk: There should not really be any discussion over his value or performance, he is an absolute beast and nearly unstoppable. That said, there definitly is "some" risk in drafting him injury wise, but as Exilizer pointed out he is capable of producing Top 15 WR numbers when healthy. The decline at TE after guys like Reed/Kelce is an other point which led me to draft him. Granted, I will probably need to burn a pick in the later rounds on a backup TE now, but it is still worth it if it pans out. Sorry to break the WR/RB combo whe had going until now, and sorry again for keeping you waiting on a Saturday. @mko is next and @LukDe94 will be up after his pick.
  39. 4 points
    MeatsyK

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    WE THE BEST!!
  40. 4 points
    I had plans with the girlfriend last night but picking at 1.02 is so straight-forward that I couldn't resist locking in my pick. With David Johnson going first overall, that left Le'Veon Bell as the easy choice for my pick. The Steelers absolutely ran their offence through him once he came back from suspension and it's no surprise that he's demanding . Bell finished the year with nearly 2000 yards and proved to be a strong catching back as well (Steelers' second most productive receiver!) The only reason I think that he didn't go first overall is the concerns over his contract situation and his past suspensions for substance abuse but I have faith that he will deliver big this season.
  41. 4 points
    11235813

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    @devz0r The Colts just released a picture of your starting QB at team activities. He's looking good... very limber. Maybe your starting QB can borrow your RB1's right arm during his suspension? 11235813 selects with pick 6.13(83) - Bert, I mean, Jeremy Maclin, WR While Maclin may have the last name of the FBI's best employee, he also has hands that grab more balls than the TSA's best employee. Little Sparrow--Jeremy's spirit name--leaves behind his tribe of Chiefs in Kansas City & their anemic passing attack for the limelight of beautiful Baltimore that has lead the league in pass attempts in two consecutive seasons--Little know fact: 73% of Baltimore, Maryland's electricity is powered by Joe Flacco's elite aura. The loss of Steve Smith & Pitta leaves a target vacuum of over 200+ targets which, while immensely powerful, is still not strong enough to clean up Baltimore. Maclin played through a torn groin last year--most certainly due to his giant balls he apparently has since he played through a torn groin--accounting for his lackluster season. He finished as WR15 in 2015 & put up 1300+ with 10 TDs in 2014. I have a a healthy Maclin ranked as WR18 this year; I will definitely take a likely 120+ targets in the sixth round for my WR3. @Skippy Longstockings, back to you! @11235813 you're on deck.
  42. 4 points
    crackiswack

    League #2 - America's Team (2017)

    5.06 Jordan reed He cuZ He pLAyS tE
  43. 4 points
    Storm_Fox

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    11 TDs per touch.. This man is the greatest football player of all time.
  44. 4 points
    omegatitan99

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    3.02 Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins has WR1 upside if he can stay healthy. Last season was pretty much ruined by a foot injury when he only played 8 games and went 430 yards for 2 TDs on 28 receptions. Here is an interesting article written in May 2016 that covers the Jones fracture and the fact that it typically requires two surgeries to fully recover from. Well, Sammy had that second surgery in January 2017, so if he's anything like the others, he will hopefully be playing on a fully healed foot for the 2017 season. Rick Dennison is the new OC, and in his last 4 seasons as an OC, his top WR has seen the following target shares: 29.8%, 28.6%, 29.2%, 25.3%. For comparison, last year's target leader, Mike Evans, saw 29.6% of his team's targets. So, Sammy should be getting a healthy share this year. Source If you subtract the first two games of 2016 where Watkins was playing hurt, here are his last 14 games with Tyrod Taylor: 110 targets, 67 receptions, 1,236 yards, 9 touchdowns. Source The Bills chose to decline Watkins's 5th year option, meaning that It's a contract year, if you believe in that kind of thing leading to an increase in production. @Andrew N is on the clock, @loveliestmelody is on deck
  45. 4 points
    Mozop

    League #11 - Dirty Birds (2017)

    1.01 David Johnson RB Arizona Cardinals Mozop is proud to select first a great cardinal. Not a big fan of choosing number one but this guy has been a workhorse and he is going to get better. Cards are a run heavy team. Possible 30 attempts per game. Me like. @B3lang3r you is up
  46. 4 points
    godoftitsandwhine

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    @AHOV Damn it. You sure did! I was hoping for Jordan Howard and Jay Ajayi coming out of the turn! Sorry for the delay on this pick, as I have been agonizing over who to draft for the lI almost took Gurley here, but I couldn't bring myself to. However, I want another RB here and grown ass man Leonard Fournette is just too tempting to pass up. I think that Fournette is a fantastic prospect, and while Jacksonville isn't an ideal landing spot for him, but it isn't the worst place that he could go either. I think that they are losing faith in Bortles as a QB and are going to be adopting Fournette as their new offensive identity. That being said Bortles and Allen Robinson should be competent enough to keep defenses honest. I think he will be a goal line beast and I can't wait to watch Fournette bouldering over defenders to rack up the TDs. Again I almost picked Gurley, but I think that Fournette was the better prospect coming out of college and is in a better situation than LA. Demarco Murray was in consideration as well, but I think that Derrick Henry is a fantastic player and will be vulturing touches throughout the season. @fizz you're up, @Golden Tate Warriors you're on deck (also go lions!)
  47. 4 points
    kinglyryan

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    My man.
  48. 4 points
    loveliestmelody

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    IN Hey, Im Richie from Columbus Ohio, Im a fan and have been doing FTAFFL for 3 years years since the beginning.. These leagues are one of my favorites to do and im looking forward to another great year. thank you @__KJ__ for putting this on again you guys do a great job and thank you @TheReidOption for being our commissioner. I believe i was in a league with you last year or the year before either here or narffl?
  49. 4 points
    omegatitan99

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    Yo, I've reviewed the rules and everything and I'M IN. This is my third year doing FTAFFL. I think I was the second or third highest scorer in my league last year, yet I missed the playoffs--consolation bracket champ, though! I'm a big Falcons fan, so it's fitting that the commish is a Pats fan :). Yes, I'm still extremely salty about the Super Bowl. I love FTAFFL's slow draft format and I'm looking forward to another fun season.
  50. 4 points
    Storm_Fox

    League #1 - The Bungles (2017)

    Hey everyone, I'm excited for another year of FTA FFL! I'm from PA and I'm an Eagles, Flyers, Orioles, Penn State fan so you could say I'm used to disappointment. This was certainly true last year as I scored the most points in league 16 only to go 6-7 and miss playoffs. But not today! I'm on Reddit at /u/Storm_Fox and you'll probably see me around the fantasy sub a ton. Looking forward to an awesome draft and great season!