Show me the money.
to play football, not to play trumpet
Somebody's gonna give me credit for drafting C.J. Brown.
So we tried doing this big draftageddon thing to be all informative. Some people liked it; other people said they only care about their own fantasy teams. Fine. I get it. Some people like to read an average novel's worth of bloggers infighting over Rutgers offensive linemen, and some people prefer to use their football knowledge to make money for themselves.
To everyone but the 9 of you who voted for my Draftageddon team, if you think you can beat me, then I implore you: beat me. See that team above? That is my team for Week 1 of our fantasy partner Draft King's, now-totally-accepting-entries, college football contest, or "CFB $10K REDSHIRT" game as it's apparently named.
/offers to be official naming things guy.
/changes that to Executive Vice President of Titling Operations
My team. Yes, I took all Big Ten players except tight end because I feel like I've watched so much O.J. Howard while scouting Nussmeier's offense that he might as well be one of us. Can you do better? No. You can't. I'm so sure of it in fact that if you beat me I'll give you $5 off the MGoStore.
Your team. Details on the game in bullets:
Details on the contest:
Weird thing: You can still draft Jake Butt. Braxton Miller too but at least they have the red circle thing next to him to warn you not to draft him. Jake Butt: nothing.
Other weird thing: No NORFLEET?
/offers to be official Michigan roster insider guy
/offers to come up with a kickass name for that position.
Show me the money.
So, if I'm understanding, I should probably know how fantasy football is scored/played as a prerequisite in entering a plausible team?
Seth, I realize 'flex' implies versatility, but why did you draft a punter?
with the schools so they can use the players' names and profit off it?
They actually stopped making new Draft Kings games, but you can still download new rosters with actual names for last year's game.
In all seriousness, there has actually been some litigation around fantasy sports. In 2006, a court ruled that MLB could not prevent a fantasy sports company from using MLB player names and statistics, using the logic that once the games were played, the statistics were common knowledge. I think this would fall under the same exception - using the names of players, and statistics reported from their games, is not considered to be using their "likeness."
Yeah the statistics ruling should be fine to cover this. We also use players' names on this site without paying them for it, because talking about people is free.