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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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
fast dogs wrote:you can buy the cbs commish service and if you decide to go elsewhere they refund you the $. I think they told me I could ask for a refund 2 weeks into the season. I really like the draft room, haven't had many issues at all there for 5 years, & we do slow drafts with the draft room open for 3 weeks straight. You won't have any problems there. don't do h2h so not going to try to answer most of your specific questions. I believe you can open a commish league w/o sending $, but once you try to customize it, the send you to the sign up page, but its probably worth a free look anyway
fast dogs wrote:I really like the draft room, haven't had many issues at all there for 5 years, & we do slow drafts with the draft room open for 3 weeks straight. You won't have any problems there.
Curtis Pride wrote:Yes, you can tell what players are kept in what spot. Instead of selecting "no pick", if they are keeping Nate Mclouth, you have them select "Nate McLouth". My league has been doing it this way for four years. And yes, you can determine when they are picked.
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