Starting on Friday, February 25 at noon, 12 fantasy football experts from across twitter and their various websites will kick off the first in a new series of drafts called “The Draftmaster Invitational”.
The drafts are being done so that the changes in fantasy value over the next 7 months can be tracked and debated by a strong group of very knowledgeable Fantasy Football players. These drafts will lead to a whole series of articles, debates, roundtables and podcasts that will allow the readers and listeners to get inside the heads of these select drafters.
Note that these are “drafts” and not “mocks”, as the leagues will be scored. Each team will select 16 players in the draft and no roster moves will be allowed once it is complete. They will be scored using a best-ball system, which basically means that each teams top scorers will be automatically used each week to provide their score. No setting lineups, no waivers and no trades, they are simply put, all about the draft.
The leagues will be using a standard PPR scoring system with 16 roster spots. Each week’s scores will be generated by the best lineup, which will consist of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, FLEX (RB, WR, TE). To maximize the usefulness of the draft results, teams will be allowed no more than one kicker and one defense.
The drafts will be held once a month with a scrambled draft order for each. Scoring is available at the league site ( http://www29.myfantasyleague.com/2011/home/48073#0 ), which will be hosted at myfantasyleague.com.
All of this is being done to provide a new and unique way for Fantasy Football players to follow the thoughts of 12 experts as they prepare for the leagues that they play in.
They will examine draft trends over the next few months and debate each draft selection. Participants will also be asked to provide a comment explaining the reasoning behind each of their draft selections.
Mike Clay – ProFootballFocus.com
Jim Day – FantasyFootballWhiz.com
Dave Richard – CBSSports.com
Jamey Eisenberg – CBSSports.com
Matt Schauf – Rapiddraft.com
Cory Bonini – KFFL.com
Chet Gresham – Razzball.com
Bryan Fontaine – ProFootballFocus.com
Andrew Miley – DynastyBlitz.com
Ryan Burns – FootballSickness.com
Brian Quinlan – FantasyFootballWhiz.com
Josh Moore – 4for4.com