Fantasy Football Shenanigans? Updated…

14 12 2010

Hey Junkie followers. Just want to post a scenario that has happened in one league where the playoffs started in week 14. Not going to release what I think till after some comments but want to get a general feel of where others might land on this topic.

In said league, one non-playoff team decided to drop some players on Saturday while another playoff team picked up said players and put them on his roster. Within minutes of each other. Obviously some collusion has occurred.

What should be done to either team? One has nothing to play for while one was in the playoffs this week.

Should each team be DQ’d?

Should the playoff team be forced to play without the positions he tried to switch?

Or

Should the commish just reverse the actions and call it a day?

What do you think? The Commish is having a hard time figuring out what to do.

UPDATE: Still no decision on this as of Tuesday morning. To let the readers know, this is a money league.

-FFJ

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19 responses

14 12 2010
Frog

The Commish should reverse the actions and issue a warning that more serious consequences will occur if anything like this happens again.

14 12 2010
Brian

What point is winning if you have to cheat to do it because you didn’t really win. If the league has money involved, this should be automatic DQ for immoral actions. If it is a fun league, reverse the moves and let the chips fall as they should have and everyone point and laugh for someone feeling that they had to cheat to have fun.

14 12 2010
Frog

I’m with you. If it’s a money league then both players should be DQ’d

14 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

I agree Brian, and it is a money league. I feel that something should be done, whether it’s a DQ or losing said players.

15 12 2010
Frog

Big T I got a question for you man….Should I roll the dice with Jahvid Best against Tampe or go with Sean Greene? as my starting runningback…something tells me its just a coin flip

15 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

Oh man, it really is a coin flip. I would normally say Greene because he’s healthier and on a team that likes to run but Best is going up against a tasty Bucs matchup. I would go with Best. In a close game against the Dolphins, Greene only ran 8 times. I see him getting about the same amount of work against the Steelers. In a close game against the Pack, Best saw 13 carries. So at the very least, his workload has been going up in the past three games.

14 12 2010
Jon

Fantasy football is a gentleperson’s game. There is no room for that kind of shit. My vote would be for the fantasy football equivalent of the NCAA death penalty, potentially subject to further sanctions from the league.

14 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

Agreed Jon, Kelvin Sampson this guy! Oh wait, you say Kelvin now works as an assistant in the NBA and makes almost as much money? Where is the justice?

14 12 2010
Joe

I would reverse the move, taking away the players that were added, and not allowing the dropped players to be re-added. As punishment, that player would not be allowed to add any additional players throughout the playoffs and have their team roster locked. So if they added two “illegal” players, they would be down two bench spots.

14 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

Joe, thank for the suggestion. Sounds good to me also. Anything but letting this guy go with a slap on the wrist. I am going to let the Commish know I have a good sampling of opinions here and he can take a look.

14 12 2010
Joe

I actually just locked the teams that didn’t make the playoffs, didn’t want any Cam Newton stuff going on.

15 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

I’m in a league that also does that. I really like going this route or making players go on waivers first. I’ve never been a fan of pickups at anytime. Just not fair to the guys who work on Sunday and are punished for not being at the computer every second.

15 12 2010
Rob

Speaking of Cam Newton. Two points. One: With the story about Cam’s dad and now allegations surrounding several Oregon players and cars, cash, etc., this is going to be one heck of a illegitimate championship game. But who are we kidding? Yeah, if you believe the folks at BSPN, you’re likely to think AU is a rogue program, but we’ve seen all this before, from Alabama and Albert Means, to Reggie Bush at USC, to Auburn and Oregon. It’s the lure of money, pure and simple, and just about every college program is into it on some level. That’s my non-fantasy related sports take.
Take 2: I predict Cam Newton will be a top 3 draft pick, next year,,,#1 if the right team has that pick.

15 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

It will be very interesting to see where Cam goes in the draft. I don’t think top 3 but probably middle first round. Maybe a team that isn’t quite sure about their QB. Like the 49ers, Seahawks, Redskins (if they don’t bring McNabb back) and Vikings.

I still think Andew Luck has it locked up unless he says he will stay one more year.

14 12 2010
Rob

In our money league, when a manager drops a player, that player is placed on 2-day waivers and there is a waiver priority list that sorts out in what order a manager gets access to players. Also, we make it clear in the season opening message to the league that collusion is not tolerated. In the event that these guys are just dumbazzes and simply thought they were only being clever,,,not colluding,,,,I’d reverse their actions with a stern warning that next time, they are banished from the league.

15 12 2010
fantasyfootballjunkie

Rob, I told the commish to think about switching to waiver priority. Thanks for bringing it up. And I think in a non-money league a warning is what they would have gotten but the money is making some of the managers a little more vocal.

15 12 2010
Frog

Even though it seem so obviously shady there is a slight possibility that the players who picked up the dropped ones just happened to be at the right time/place to notice the other guy dropping his players. It’s unlikely of course, but the slight possibility of that situation is what makes me lean towards reversing those transactions and locking the player who dropped his players from dropping any more…It would send a clear message to the league plus on the 2% chance that the other guy just happened to be on the computer checking the FA’s wouldn’t get overly punished just in case he is innocent..

15 12 2010
Frog

Oh and the guy who dropped the players should definitely be banished from the league. There’s no reason to just drop players esp if they are decent. If he dropped some avg players and picked up some keepers for next season that’s different though and might be the reason he dropped them, but this doesn’t sound like that sort of situation. So if the Dropper dropped some good players just for no reason he is definitely 100% guilty of being a bad sport and the guy who picked them up is 98% guilty with a tiny amount of room left over for (benefit of the doubt)..

27 02 2011
Rob

I remember making my prediction when everyone thought Cam would be a mid to late 1st round pick. Looks like I was on target. Since it happens so rarely, I thought I’d bring it up.

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