Bills Mafia Fantasy Football Leagues: Poll #1

Fantasy Football

As you may or may not be aware, we’re going to try and run a bunch of fantasy football leagues this year.

We put out a few tweets last week to gauge interest and received 117 responses, and I’m sure once this blog post gets tweeted out that more people will express interest. (If you’re not on that list in the previous sentence’s hyperlink, and want to be, email me at and let me know.)

117… I don’t know what I was expecting but my first thought was “holy crap.”

Soooo, we’ll need volunteers to commish these leagues — don’t email or DM me yet but start thinking about if you would be willing to fill that need for whatever league you participate in. Also, think about if you’re qualified, since it would be best if commissioners brought experience and desire to the table instead of just the latter.

Anyway, I know it’s only June but I figured we should get moving on details sooner than later so we’re not throwing this all together at the last minute. Several tweets expressed opinions on what rules should be in place, how big the leagues should be, etc. So I’m going to give you a few polls and ask you to respond accordingly.

Two quick rules:

1) Don’t answer unless you’re planning on actually participating.

2) Don’t be an idiot and vote more than once. We’re going to do our best to accommodate everyone’s preference with different league setups, so let’s keep this legit and realistic.

3) Bonus 3rd rule! Well, not a rule… but please remember that this is going to take a lot of effort so be patient through all this. :)

Anyway, here’s the first in a series of questions. There will be more posted later today/tomorrow/this week.

What size league do you prefer?

Of course, feel free to leave comments below as well!

About Del Reid

Del Reid became a Bills fan shortly after coming into this world, having been raised in a home that actually had a framed picture of OJ Simpson on the wall in the living room (until it came down in 1994). Del has always had a passion for bringing people together to celebrate things they share in common. As a result, he (quite accidentally) ended up co-founding the #BillsMafia movement among Bills fans in social media -- which to this point is the coolest thing that has ever happened to him aside from his relationship with God, his wife, and his two awesome kids. Follow him on Twitter at @mrdeadlier.

5 Replies to “Bills Mafia Fantasy Football Leagues: Poll #1”

  1. I like this idea of the polls. I’m interested to see if people want PPR (Points per reception) or not. In the event that it’s a split decision on that rule, or maybe another rule, you could look into making a few leagues that use it and some that don’t.

    Also, you know what would rock? Take the league champs from this year and put them all in the same league next year! You could even create a ranking system at the end of this year and use that to determine the league you go to. That way everyone is being placed in a league with relatively close fantasy skills.

    Just some ideas. For this football league, in Del we trust. :)

  2. Thanks for the suggestions! For what it’s worth, PPR is one of the planned poll questions.

    We’re definitely going to go the route of different leagues having different rules.

    And I *love* the idea of a Champions League next year but let’s see if we survive 2012 first, lol.

  3. I voted for a 14 team league. I see that its the least picked option right now. I would like to throw out a few things to possibly swing people to come to the darkside. 14 team leagues will allow everyone to play everyone once. No more no less and help keep the league on an even playing field. (Assuming regular season is weeks 1-13 and then playoffs being weeks 14-16). Teams will be thinned out more and will require more work in learning players deeper down depth charts and focusing on players through out the league instead of the “Big” names. I know im in the minor but just wanted to throw out a few things. Thanks guys and i will play in any league. #BillsMafia

  4. I am banned from fantasy lol As Del knows Every player and my reserves ended up on IR last year so no fantasy for me :)But i will vote on some things anyway haha