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The teams and owners are set. . .the divisions are set. . .the draft order is set. As of right now, we're a mere six days away from one of the most magical football-related days of the year, and that's the drafting of teams in the 2010 Daily Norseman Fantasy Football League. I've gotten a couple of e-mails asking me about how the playoffs are going to work and stuff like that, so let me go ahead and detail that here now.
There are 12 teams in the 2010 Daily Norseman Fantasy Football League. The regular season will end with Week 14, and the playoffs will be conducted in Weeks 15 and 16. With the way things generally look around the NFL by Week 17, I think it has too dramatic an effect on preparation and stuff like that. I know Week 16 has an element of that, too, but not to nearly the extent that Week 17 does.
There are going to be three four-team brackets in the post-season. The teams that end up with the first through fourth seeds are going to be in the championship bracket, with the top seed matching up with the fourth seed and the second and third seeds matching up. The middle bracket will be for the teams that ended the season ranked fifth through eighth (five versus eight and six versus seven), and the bottom bracket will be for the teams that ended the season ranked ninth through twelfth.
If ties need to be broken, the first determining factor will be head-to-head record. That is followed, in order, by division record, points scored, and points against. If two teams are still tied after all of those things. . .something that has a very, very low probability of happening. . .well, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. I, personally, am not terribly worried about this happening.
So, with all that in mind, I have a question for everyone. . .and this is open to folks that aren't in the DN league, too. How much time have you spent or do you spend preparing for your various fantasy football drafts? I'm pretty proud of the fact that I've managed to really limit my number of leagues this year compared to past seasons. . .but, if I'm being honest, I've done zero preparation to this point. My first draft of the year is tonight, so I might go get a magazine or something, but other than that, I have nothing thus far. I KNOW we've got some serious fantasy addicts out there, so let's see just how bad it is.
That's all for now, ladies and gentlemen. . .we'll see you back here for this evening's game with the Niners!
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