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Add Some Calories to Your League? Free league but I felt like adding a prize to keep people interested. Is a box of pop tarts good enough? – J.B., Pennsylvania Did you know that according to Wikipedia there are 29 different signature flavors of pop-tarts? That doesn’t even include the select limited lines they offer. My judgment: It’s a testament to mankind’s fortitude and ingenuity that we can discover that many varieties of pastry and frosting. That alone makes the Pop-Tart a worthy prize in any fantasy league. Oh, and I’ll take the Strawberry Frosted, please. Remnants of Yahoo! Anger…

Playing By One Set of Rules Judge Ed, I think I was screwed several weeks ago and it’s still haunting me. I was in the midst of a game, winning by three points, when lo and behold my opponent got a five point boost because Reggie Wayne went over 200 yards. This came as a great shock because while the original rule sheet sent by the commish (supposedly) said a player gets a five point bonus for every 100 yards, this rule wasn’t reflected on our fantasy site, NFL.com. The league rules online state that a player gets a five-point…

Week 2 Judgments   Hi Judge, I’m a commissioner and instituted a rule where everyone had to pay their entry fees by draft day. Everyone did except one owner.  I’ve sent him a few reminders and he keeps saying he’ll pay, but has yet to do so.  And we’re headed to Week 2. Part of me wants to penalize him and not allow him to play until he pays but doing so would completely destroy the league.  Any suggestions to get him to follow through with his payment? — Sandy, Pennsylvania Here’s the thing Sandy, you can’t say you instituted…

My question concerns FFL etiquette involved when live drafting online. While most people who draft live are likely in tune with whom it is they covet and why, sometimes you run into the occasional Team Owner that is not as diligent/experienced.  What would be the guidance given for a scenario where live drafters watch another Team Owner draft a player on IR/PUP for the season (NOT auto-drafting)?  Do I sit back silently and hope I’m fortunate enough to play this Clown in week one or am I obligated, under a “FFL code”, to pipe up and tell the Owner they…

You’re on the clock. But it won’t stop ticking. My league is doing an email draft for the first time ever. Is this fair considering that owners have no time constraints? Seems unfair to me. Anonymous, Arkansas So long as everyone in the league has the same opportunity and unlimited time to draft you’d have to say it’s fair.  The better question, though, is “is it logical?” There’s nothing wrong with an email draft but there is good reason why drafts have time constraints. Let’s say I’m interested in drafting Ray Rice with the 2nd pick.  Without a draft clock…

Ed. Note: Welcome to the debut of Judge Ed, Fantasy Ethicist.  Throughout the season Judge Ed will be fielding your fantasy dilemmas, from life changing ones to the small and petty and everything in between. His goal is to be your voice of reason and through his judgments, make your fantasy experiences that much better. Judge Ed’s column will appear weekly on Wednesdays beginning August 22nd. Let the judging begin… Am I ready to take my relationship to the next level…with my mother-law, that is? I have a pretty good relationship with my mother-in-law.  Not great, but better than most.…