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CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby duckbillgates » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:06 pm

I just noticed that CBS Sports (no longer called Sportsline) raised the price on their pay leagues. Sign up now, it's $149. After Feb. 5, it's $179.

They don't seem to have any concise explanation of what added features you get in the pay league. Has anyone done both?

Specific to our league, I'm interested in:

• ability to include salaries for salary cap
• live scoring
• full player pool (we tend to roster minor leaguers and such ... CBS blows away Yahoo in this)
• roster rollover for keeper league (free Yahoo leagues have this now)
• full access to player news, draft prep, etc.
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby chargerss24 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:40 pm

We have always paid to play on CBS. I don't know what services CBS has for free, but the things that you are interested in are in fact available if you when you sign up for the paid league. If you have any other questions, feel freem to pm me. ;-D
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby WickedSmaat » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:47 pm

duckbillgates wrote:I just noticed that CBS Sports (no longer called Sportsline) raised the price on their pay leagues. Sign up now, it's $149. After Feb. 5, it's $179.

They don't seem to have any concise explanation of what added features you get in the pay league. Has anyone done both?

Specific to our league, I'm interested in:

• ability to include salaries for salary cap
• live scoring
• full player pool (we tend to roster minor leaguers and such ... CBS blows away Yahoo in this)
• roster rollover for keeper league (free Yahoo leagues have this now)
• full access to player news, draft prep, etc.


Everything you said is available through CBS plus you also get 'insider' articles that people that don't have the manager don't get(kind of like ESPN Insider, similar but specific to Fantasy news). Also with you minors, if someone is drafted in your league that's not in the player pool, you can create a player place holder(though you still have to keep eyes on when they hit the system) but for the most part CBS is very deep with their rosters. I love the CBS league I'm in.
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby duckbillgates » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:45 am

Does anyone know which features are exclusive to the CBS pay leagues? I've done CBS pay and free Yahoo leagues. How much flexibility do the free CBS leagues provide?
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby fast dogs » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:41 am

haven't played free for a few years but I'm pretty sure its safe to say you don't get salaries, I don't think you get many options at all. you play by their default rules mostly. I'm thinking you can't even do a snake draft, its the "rounds" thing.
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby Curtis Pride » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:01 pm

• ability to include salaries for salary cap - not available in free leagues
• live scoring - available in all leagues
• full player pool (we tend to roster minor leaguers and such ... CBS blows away Yahoo in this - available in free leagues
• roster rollover for keeper league (free Yahoo leagues have this now - not available in free leagues
• full access to player news, draft prep, etc. - pretty sure that's available in both; but not sure.

I believe the free leagues are all H2H and only let you have two bench spots - at least that's what it's been for the last few years. The free leagues are pretty lame. Sportsline is awesome because of the customization. Without the customization, you may as well go to ESPN or Yahoo.
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Re: CBS Sports leagues - Pay vs. free?

Postby Freebird27 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:07 pm

CBS is also offering auction drafts which they are hosting. Last year was done by FantasyAuctioneer, although it was not very successful due (crashes, reschedules..etc). It looks like CBS has put together their own auction software, so that could be a reason for the increase.
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