Fakepigskin Fantasy EPL ‘Draft’ Leagues

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Welcome to the inaugural year of fakepigskin.com’s fantasy EPL leagues.

 

What makes your leagues so special I hear you ask?

Well here at fakepigsin we intend to add a twist to conventional fantasy EPL by incorporating a common feature in fantasy games of American sport, but something that is a rather foreign concept to British fantasy gamers: A DRAFT!!!

For many of you reading this, the concept of a draft is something you will have done before and be used to but for those who aren’t here are the basics:

  • Each team will take a turn to select a player who currently plays for an EPL team
  • Each player can only be drafted once
  • The selection order in the odd numbered rounds (1,3,5, etc.) will be reversed in the even numbered rounds

Here are the basic rules of the leagues:

  • Each league will consist of 8-12 teams
  • The league will be hosted on www.draftepl.com
  • Each game week two teams will play against each other with the team scoring the most points being the winner
  • If the scores are tied at the end of the game week then the result will be declared a tie
  • As per normal football scoring, the winner of each match shall receive 3 points the loser 0 and in the case of a tie both teams will receive 1 point.
  • Game weeks will run from 12:00am BST on Saturday until 11:59 BST Friday
  • Each team will draft 16 players
  • The draft will be a slow email draft with a time limit set by the league commissioner.
  • Of those 16, team owners must pick 11 players to start each week with 5 players on the bench
  • Each team will field a line-up of consisting  of one GK, three Defenders, three Midfielders, two Forwards and two Flex players (Defender/Midfielder/Forward)
  • Player eligibility will be determined by the host website
  • Free agent acquisitions will be restricted to 1 per game week during the season but during the real life transfer window (June-August & January) there can be unlimited transfers made
  • New players entered into the free agent pool (transfers into the league) can be claimed on a waiver wire system
  • Trading between teams is done via email to the whole league
  • Points scoring is as stipulated by the host website

If you are interested in entering the fakepigskin fantasy EPL ‘draft’ leagues then please contact myself either on twitter @brolfe1507 or by emailing fakepremierlgdrafts@yahoo.com. Please include your name, preferred contact email address and twitter handle in any emails sent declaring interest. Any further questions then please use either contact method to ask those questions.

One Comment

  1. Craig Leaver

    July 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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