SarahB Fantasy Football League

League Managers:

Jeffrey Jones (JJ) jones_jeffrey@bellsouth.net

Roddy Nixon (Seminole Warrior) seminole31@cox.net

League Office

45 thoughts on “FFL

  1. JJ

    JWW, Glad to have you and your son back this yr. So far, we only have 4-5 confirmed players. Sinisin said she would play if we need her, which we do. As far as auto-pics, we can choose between 30, 60, 90 or 120 sec. Our first yr we used 30 sec and nobody liked it. Please try to encourage more cagers to join our league. Would prefer 12-14 players. We keep this league alive in honor of SarahB, RIP our queen!

  2. JJ

    Jlom, Would love to but were at 10 right now and would have to add another cager with you, to get to 12. Plz feel free to get another cager to join and would love to have 12 in our league…has to be even numbers….think “Time” might have been interested at 1 pt this yr.

    Let me know and will put both of yall on. Draft is Sun Aug28, 3pm. Plz email me so I get it faster and can add you if you find another cager!

  3. John Waynesworld

    Yea, BA, of the total draft picks you have a combination of starters and a bench. The starters are your best players. The bench consists mostly of skill players (QB, RB, WR, TE) that can spell your starters if the players miss games for injuries or on a team that has a BYE week.

    The BYE week effect is really important. When you draft your top players you have to be aware of their teams’ bye weeks. As a classic example, a few years ago, 7 of the first 10 players I drafted had the same bye weeks. Later that season I have to leave blanks in my lineup because I couldn’t trade away or release my best players just to fill a slot (the bench has to house your starters on bye weeks). So when the draft comes, have a prepared list of team bye weeks so you can keep most of your original lineup playing all season long.

    In the draft your first 8 or so picks will be those skill players that you want to be your starters, ones that either score alot of TDs or produce alot of yardage…or both. The second half of the draft will consist of picking your Kicker and defensive stars (DL, LB, DB), as well as picking depth at the offensive skill positions. Unless the rules have changed we don’t pick team Defenses, we pick defensive players.

    Here is how the team page lineup will be:


    I’m not sure how the numbers drafted are affected by having 10 teams versus 12. More to come…
    Anyone can add or correct me if you can add to help the new folks.

    1. Paddy O

      OK – I draft 17 guys; but only 11 are starters each week – are there restrictions on what positions you can start? From perusing “cheat sheets” it appears QB’s generate the most points – but, I’m assuming I can’t select 4 QBs to start on my team?

      Any heads up on typical layouts would be helpful

  4. John Waynesworld

    Me too, AB.

    I’m not sure about the links you refer but you do have to sign up on ESPN to have full access to the FFL pages. If you don’t already have an account you will need to create one. After that, search “Sarah Brainerd” in the Fantasy section, unless the “team page” you were referring was ours, then you should be ready to go.

  5. John Waynesworld

    If you can click on your generic picture (avatar) under the tab “My Team”, it should take you to your profile for editing. If not, maybe JJ or whoever needs to re-add(?) you into the Dbase. Granted there are several tabs that just won’t show anything until after we draft but the profile should be accessible if the admin has placed you in our group. If you still have an issue, you may want to put a comment into our main section here as sometimes folks don’t check the FFL tab of the Bird Cage.

  6. JJ

    Play around with the players “QUE” when you mock. Basically, its a clipboard of players you want. So left click on a player and he will show up on the top. Then right click that player and a window will pop up: top of que or bottom of gue?

    It gets a little stressful with the clock running during our live draft so I always fill up my que with players I want. When its your time to select, simply look at your remaining que and select.

  7. John Waynesworld

    Thanks, JJ. I wasn’t referring to any changes. I just can’t find on our site where it says PPR or even IDP. It’s probably right there in front of my face but I can’t see it.

  8. JJ

    JWW, It’s under settings/scoring:

    Rushing Yards (RY) 0.1 Rushing Attempts (RA) 0.5
    TD Rush (RTD) 6 40+ yard TD rush bonus (RTD40) 1
    50+ yard TD rush bonus (RTD50) 1 2pt Rushing Conversion (2PR) 2
    100-199 yard rushing game (RY100) 1 200+ yard rushing game (RY200) 1
    Receiving Yards (REY) 0.1 Each reception (REC) 0.5
    TD Reception (RETD) 6 40+ yard TD rec bonus (RETD40) 1
    50+ yard TD rec bonus (RETD50) 1 2pt Receiving Conversion (2PRE) 2
    100-199 yard receiving game (REY100) 1 200+ yard receiving game (REY200)

    1. JJ

      JWW, Glad you got it (thanks LRD), any trophy sightings?
      If you get a chance, send a pic to the cage regular page with “2016 Cage FFL Champion” caption. It might help out gaining new greenhorns, would love to have more cagers in our league.

  9. JJ

    Welcome Cagers, the 2017 SarahB FF league office is open. If you would like to join, plz send me an email and Ill send you a invitation through our league. You have to click on “accept” and your in.


    If you have any questions, leave them here and I, SW or other league members will answer them. Once you go to our league page, click on settings and scoring. We our a .5 ppr league (points per reception.)

    Here’s to another great season and as always, in remembrance of the queen of the cage and our FFL, SarahB!!!

  10. JJ

    Paddy O
    36 minutes
    how does the draft line up get figured? where do I go to see how points are awarded? how about trades?

    – draft lineup is set by the inverse order of last yr and new teams go the end. It’s a serpentine draft so if you pick in the 12th spot in rd 1, you get the 1st pick in rd.2.
    – points can be seen at league home page, click on setting, then scoring.
    – trades are available after the draft and closes 11/22 at 12 pm.
    – trades have to be approved by a LM…SW or myself. This is to ensure trades are fair to both parties and no russian collusion was involved.

    1. Paddy O

      have you guys come up with a draft cheat sheet?

      some way to track who you want to pick – sort of like a draft big board? I think I’d like to play. You’ll have to be connected on that date – anyone have any problems?

      1. JJ

        There are many sites that have cheat sheets but this far out, they mean nothing. I make several and then finalize the day before our draft.

        Go to espn/ff/mock draft lobby and you will find out if your computer is compatible, most are.

        Send me a email and Ill sign you up, a $25 fee will be due in August before we draft.

        As of today, you will be drafting in the 11th spot.

  11. JJ

    We will set up a paypal account in early August to take league fee ($25). By the way, Most of the FF magazines are out. I buy mine at kroger.
    If you want to join, you must send me an email and I will send you a league invitation. Then you can go to our league pages and check out past winners and top scorers. Also check out our scoring settings.

    1. Seminole Warrior


      Just back in the fold after an extended business trip courtesy of my favorite Uncle. It would appear that I will not be able to handle the treasurer duties as we had discussed as this month is still going to be quite hectic for a couple of weeks. More to come……

      1. ajarnbangkapi

        I would be good with a freebie, for fun setup, with the winner getting treated to a superbowl weekend sportsbar meal.

        1. Seminole Warrior

          BA, I like the sound of that. We need to have another meet and greet. This first one was a blast and so much has changed in the Cage since then with new faces, etc.

          1. ajarnbangkapi

            SW, Thanks!! Just a thought, no one needs to hassle with money (sending, collecting, who paid, who didn’t, etc.), less like gambling ($25 lottery to win a Jersey), etc.
            For about the same $25 we get the same amount of fun, AND it would cover the cost of the meet, greet, and eat at the end of it all. And it WOULD be nice to get a second meeting together! Leave with a full tummy and a full heart, 12 winners and one free meal!!
            Just an idle thought, dangerous to give me some weekends off!!!

          1. ajarnbangkapi

            JJ – Thanks!!
            I just started a second job twice a week (GREAT), but only pays $48/day (NOT as great), subbing for a teacher that just had a baby at a local elementary school in a class for parents of students that need help for ESL. I could come up with the cash if really needed though, please let me know.
            Just did a mock draft today, kept getting snokkered by the pick or two in front of me when I queued up a player..

        2. Paddy O

          last years champ should get in for free the next year – and, it won’t be me, so no conflict of interest on this assertion !!

  12. Seminole Warrior

    Do you hear that sound?

    It’s the sound of training camp opening. The front office is back in business. SW and Sensei Ozzie are getting ready to field the team that will FINALLY bring us our long desire, SB FFL title.

    It’s true. It’s damn true. LOL.

  13. Seminole Warrior

    One week to go. And JJ, like the SEC, the waves of change can be heard. Here comes the Tribe….gaining on ya!!!

    1. JJ

      My Sense, know you have been doing a little research and the huge amt of gems going in the later rds are incredible. Whether you go zero rb or zero wr, the field is litter with starters. Thank god I dont draft next to you cause we aim for the same players.

  14. ajarnbangkapi

    BTW, my first foray into FFL was a one and done in the playoffs, so, instead of firing the coach I decided to shift the whole Feng Shui of it all and rename my team. Working my way thru the alphabet,

    I am moving from an AAA team to a BBB team (Bang’s Battlin’ Bulldogs).


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