Sweet jesus I've missed so much the last two weeks I hardly know where to begin. Maybe I should go overseas more often if my fantasy team will average 130 a week and the Jets go unbeaten too
As far as waivers go, I find it amusing that Masked makes such a big deal about there being no waiver period every year when the fact is only a couple players a week (if that) get claimed in the heavy football hours of 1-8 on Sunday, and for every Vick you get lucky on and every useful RB vulture there are a half dozen guys who'll be back on the wire in a couple weeks anyway
Plus you have to drop someone to get someone. If you want to drop someone in a keeper league and risk the 15th round rule or losing your own handcuff, buona fortuna.
And for the notion that first-come first-serve isn't fair (and again, it's amusing that Masked can be around at all hours of the draft but somehow vulturing players isn't possible for him) but waivers are, how are waivers fair now exactly?! There's no way Masked should have had the #1 waiver claim to get Woodhead but of course he doesn't say a word about that. Usually waivers get decided by inverse order of the first round picks, which would have given CRASHER the #1 claim since he picked last, but in this league the waiver order seems to get picked at random anyway. Plus this is 2011, you don't need a computer to make changes. I can set my lineup and do add/drops from my phone.
On Peyton, I agree with ayl that any change for next year needs to be decided on now, otherwise it affects roster decisions for this year and becomes the same type of contreversy as trying to add keepers retroactively was a couple years back if there is a change to the rule next year. To me there are only two options:
A) Keep the same system where only players on IR are 'frozen' to that team
B) I think VALUE was getting at this one before: Just freeze every
drafted player's keeper value regardless of injury or inefficiency, eliminating the '15th round loophole' entirely - which would ensure only 15th round and UDFA's get the '15th round' designation for keeper purposes, no matter how many times a drafted player gets cut he still retains the same round value.
The one thing that cannot happen is creating injury loopholes for non-IR players. Where would the line be drawn, if a guy misses ten weeks? Six? There's too many gray areas, it's either gotta be all or nothing.
Edited by NJDevs4978, 20 September 2011 - 07:19 PM.