So the inaugural 5th Down UK Fantasy Football league is up and running!!
10 all star teams are now all drafted up, and this week the combat will begin, as KB and Dubs try and win their own conferences!
From The Bortle Bank, to Ep 6 The Return of the Jordy, the team-name game was reasonably sound, although there was whispers of playing it safe when both Dub Steps (Dubs) and Desperados (KB) enrolled – we can only wait to see whether their team selection and waiver wire activity is a little more edgy!
The teams in each conference play each other twice, and will match up just once with each of their out-of-conference rivals. As it’s the first season of the 5th Down league, it’s a fairly vanilla setup – we drafted in a random snake, without any PPR or IDP tweaks – this is pure and clean family friendly fantasy!!
1st Picking – 5th Down Style
Yes – the very 1st player ever picked in a 5th Down UK fantasy football draft was Matt Ryan.
Yes, Matt Ryan.
Maybe Jack (GM of the plucky INSERT TEAM NAME‘s) knows something we don’t. They always say don’t judge a draft until the playoffs, but Jack is making this rule a little difficult!!
The rest of the 5th Down draft went pretty much as expected, with the big names going quickly – in a 10 team league though, there were still some gems left at the end of the draft – I was pretty chuffed to wait until round 12 for Phillip Rivers, and then get high reward flyers like Tajae Sharpe and Stefon Diggs in the final rounds.
Check out the upcoming Fantasy & Season kick off podcast coming soon – KB and Dubs will be getting some of the GMs from our league on to justify their moves and to brag triumph/cry failure over each weeks results!
You can see our league here: http://5thdownuk.league.fantasy.nfl.com/
PS: Anyone interested in the INSERT TEAM NAME 2nd round pick? Broncos D