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ottoneu Fantasy Football Will Be Different

Let’s talk for a second about the big announcement from last week. ottoneu Fantasy Football is coming next summer! How will it be different than standard fantasy football?

  1. Auctions: Like ottoneu Fantasy Baseball, the football game will be based around assigning dollar valuations to players. Players can only be added via auction, either 48-hour blind or during the live auction draft, or via waivers within 24 hours of a player being cut. The roster dynamics will be very similar to ottoneu Fantasy Baseball, basically. It’s worked well for baseball, and there is no reason it will not work for football
  2. Depth: The test league is launching with 20-man rosters and a $400 cap. The lineups are standard (QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K), so this leaves a lot of bench spots, and a lot of opportunity for both stashing for the future or depth for winning now.
  3. College Players: College is the football equivalent of baseball’s minor leagues. Stashing elite college talent such as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and Todd Gurley in the hopes they can become elite NFL talent is an exciting difference-maker for ottoneu Fantasy Football, and will allow team owners to use their depth and their scouting skills to build for both today and the future.

What other things would you like to see out of ottoneu Fantasy Football? Which of these features excites you the most? What other questions do you have? Comments are open, so ask away!

ottoneu Fantasy Football

ottoneu Fantasy Football will be launching in July 2015.

I will give you a moment to collect yourself.

I am very excited to bring ottoneu to football! Auctions, deep rosters, building for both now and the future – fantasy football needs a more realistic game, and ottoneu Fantasy Football will be that game.

This is where you come in: I need your help. There are still a few weeks left in this NFL season, and ottoneu Fantasy Football is ready to play today. I am putting together a short-season league to play-test the site and the game and to directly give me feedback about the game rules and user experience. There are a few people already signed up, such as the founder of FanGraphs David Appelman, ottoneu Fantasy Baseball co-creator Chad Young, and even me! I’m looking for a fantasy diehard to round out this league, give me feedback, and help shape ottoneu Fantasy Football before its full release next summer. There might even be room for a second…

To clinch your test-player spot: like ottoneu on Facebook and show me/tell me why you’d make a great participant. A decision will be made by Tuesday, November 11, so hurry up and Like and comment!

I hope that you are all as pumped for ottoneu Fantasy Football as I am! Please reach out to me if you have any questions, either on Facebook, here in the comment section, or via email!