ToO Fantasy Football: 2023 League Thread

Join us for the ToO's lucky number 13th year of continuous play!

If there's something on your mind that just doesn't seem to fall into any of the other categories, well, it quite likely belongs inside Joe Finneman's marketplace. Think of it as a general store for general discussions!
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ToO Fantasy Football: 2023 League Thread

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The ToO's 13-year tradition of fantasy football continues! At least 15 different players have been part of this tradition over the years. Whether you're a repeat player or brand new to the league, join us in continuing the fun!

History >> (History on ESPN, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

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(history of past winners image is TBD. bookworm, could you update and share a link to the standings image?)

>> Click here to go to this year's league main office. <<

2023 Roll Call
  1. American Eagle - confirmed
  2. bookworm - confirmed
  3. Laura Ingalls - confirmed
  4. Almanzo - confirmed
  5. Knight Fisher - confirmed
  6. E II - confirmed
  7. Presler (AE's roommate) - confirmed
  8. EK - confirmed
  9. your name here - join us!
This year is open to anyone who wants to play. You simply need an ESPN account. One you have that, PM me or bookworm your email address and we'll let you in.

If you played last year and want to stay in the league, just post in this thread so we know you're in. \:D/

THIS IS ALSO THE YEAR THE DETROIT LIONS FINALLY WIN THE SUPER BOWL, SO JOIN THE BANDWAGON NOW. :lion:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Based on what has worked in the past, I am scheduling a tentative draft night. If this date does not work for many people, we can revise. (Of course, players unable to attend can always set pre-draft rankings and strategy to ensure that they get a great team!)

Tentative Draft Date: Monday, August 28, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
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Almanzo and I are both in again, and that draft time works for us.
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Can't believe it's time again already!
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Of course I am in, maybe 13 is my lucky number!
That time should work for me as well
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Also in and it should also work for me
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Great to have all you guys back. \:D/
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EK said he wants to rejoin the league this year; I'm switching him in for Monty since he hasn't been active yet.
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EK, are you there?!?
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Yup. I’m signed up!
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Sweet! \:D/

Looks like we're set. Monty, if you return between now and the 28th and want to play, we can get one more to make an even number of players.

See everyone at the live draft, August 28 at 9PM EST!
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Draft day. \:D/ We doing a video call this year?
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Probably no video call from me this year, but I'll be on live! See you guys in a few hours!
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Well I am incredibly unoptimistic about my chances of being even somewhat competitive this year! \:D/
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Well, you're currently projected to defeat me in week 1, so here's hoping that you're right. \:D/
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I couldn't imagine how that could be the case, with you drafting so far ahead of me, but then I checked and saw that it's only by one point.
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The exact margin of victory required! ;)
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My draft results (Picking 8th of 8):
Patrick Mahomes (KC) QB
Tyreek Hill (MIA) WR
Dameon Pierce (HOU) RB
Najee Harris (PIT) RB
T.J. Hockenson (MIN) TE
DeVonta Smith (PHI) WR
Alexander Mattison (MIN) RB
James Conner (AZ) RB
Tyler Bass (BUF) K
Courtland Sutton (DEN) WR
Jahan Dotson (WAS) WR
Jordan Addison (MIN) WR
Bills D/ST
Jamaal Williams (NO) RB
Treylon Burks (TEN) WR
Jakobi Meyers (LV) WR

Preseason moves:
Dropped Burks
Added Raheem Mostert (MIA) RB

Opening roster:
Starters:
Patrick Mahomes
Dameon Pierce
Raheem Mostert
Alexander Mattison
Tyreek Hill
DeVonta Smith
T.J. Hockenson
Bills D/ST
Tyler Bass

Bench:
James Conner
Courtland Sutton
Jahan Dotson
Jordan Addison
Jamaal Williams
Jakobi Meyers
Najee Harris

My schedule:
Week 1 - at American Eagles (AE)
Week 2 - vs In re Football (Presler)
Week 3 - at Bench Coolers (Eugene)
Week 4 - vs Texas Staleys (KF)
Week 5 - at Green and Gold (Almanzo)
Week 6 - vs Winoka Warriors (Laura)
Week 7 - at Atlanta Sewer Rats (EK)
Week 8 - vs American Eagles (AE)
Week 9 - at In re Football (Presler)
Week 10 - vs Bench Coolers (Eugene)
Week 11 - at Texas Staleys (KF)
Week 12 - vs Green and Gold (Almanzo)
Week 13 - at Winoka Warriors (Laura)
Week 14 - vs Atlanta Sewer Rats (EK)
Week 15 - vs Texas Staleys (KF)
Week 16 - at Green and Gold (Almanzo)
Interesting scheduling note: This season almost entirely alternates home and away games each week.
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So many close games this year I have absolutely no business being 7-0 \:D/
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Haha yeah congrats! You're running away with it so far.

I was keeping pace early with a 4-0 record, but it's been three straight losses since.
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bookworm keeps his playoffs hopes alive winning a bench tiebreaker \:D/

Green and Gold and the American Eagles are playoff bound. Two of three of Winoka, Texas and bookworm will make it based on final standings and tiebreakers next week
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