BeanTown wrote:Hello all,
Been running a league on Yahoo for 5 years and we're considering making the change to CBS. Before doing so I was hoping that you guys could answer a few questions for me.
Keep in mind that our league is 14 team 6x6 weekly H2H with the additional categories being OPS and K/BB. The PRIMARY reason for looking to switch is that we're converting to a keeper league and we would like to have a deeper player pool. In a conversation with someone on this board recently it was brought to my attention that ESPN could do everything we're looking for and its free. If you share the same sentiment please chime in.
1) Can I keep our scoring structure the same. Right now we have 7 H2H matchups every week (14 teams). The league is 6x6 and at the end of the week if I only won SB's and ERA then I would take a loss of 2-9 and that would be recorded as my record after week 1. If I win 9 categories the following week then my overall record after 2 weeks would be 11-11. I know this is very basic for Yahoo but I need to be sure I can do the same thing in CBS.
Not sure - but I'm pretty sure you can do this.
2) How do add/drops and waivers work on CBS? Currently on Yahoo every player after the draft is made a free agent and then its first come first serve. If a player is dropped or added to the game he is on waivers for a couple of days and during that waiver period managers can make their claim and when the player clears waivers whoever had the highest claim gets him. As far as I know there isn't much flexibilty on this in Yahoo. What are the various ways you can do add/drops and waivers in CBS? Can I keep a similar setup if I want?
You can set it up exactly like Yahoo, or you have some other options. You can make all players always be on waivers (have to make a claim to get him - no free agents), you can use FAAB to bid dollars on players, and there are a few other options.
3) How is the draft room setup compared to Yahoo? Right now we do a live draft with everyone getting together at my place with the exception of a couple of out of state guys. What happens is I enter everyone's pick in the draft screen as the picks are made and the out of town guys can simply replace their draft results screen on Yahoo and see who's off the board. Can I do the same with CBS? How's it work? It's important that the out of town guys can see the picks as they're being made.
The setup is similar - you can make their picks for them or they can do their own picks. The commissioner can pause the draft and back out picks where needed. HOWEVER, I've actually had some bad luck with the CBS draft room where it would hang at random points for various people and all of a sudden you'd miss a few picks. VERY frustrating.
4) Our keeper system is going to use a sliding penalty for picks. If you want to keep a guy you drafted in the 12th round then in his first keeper year you need to give up a 10th round pick. Can CBS be setup so that I can enter the keepers from each team and tell CBS what round picks from that team they should ignore. So if a team is keeping three players and he is forfeiting his 4th, 8th, and 10th picks to keep those can I set it up so those players are already inserted as the picks in each round? It would be great if there could be a little note or flag indicating its a keeper pick from the previous year.
We use a similar setup - you can specify what round a player is being kept in... during the draft, those draft spots will show up as "No Pick", though unfortunately you can't tell which player was kept in each spot.
5) In weekly leagues when is the deadline to set your rosters. In Yahoo we set the rosters by 3AM Monday morning and we're good to go for the week. How does it work on CBS?
Not sure, but I have a vague recollection that it is 30 minutes before the first game of the week.
That's all I have for now and any assistance you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. We have a good league and the last thing I want to do is screw it up by moving someplace that doesn't do some of the basic stuff we're used to. Thanks.
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