How much do you pay to play?

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How much do you pay to play?

Postby Wizard » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 pm

I'm trying to set up a league and I'm finding that $100 per season seems to be scaring players away (it seemed like a reasonable amount to me). I want it to be a friendly league but sill competitive. If you got to set the league fees what would they be and what would the payouts be? Help me find a balance between competitive greed and fun.
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RB - Kenyan Drake, Darrius Guise, Tevin Coleman, Leonard Fournett, Kareem Hunt, Justin Jackson, Jaylen Samuels, Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson Jr., Jordan Wilkins, CJ Anderson, Chris Warren,

WR - Davante Adams , T.Y. Hilton, Courtland Sutton, Devin Funchess, Doug Baldwin, Michael Crabtree, Antonio Callaway, J’Mon Moore, Dylan Cantrell, Keith Kirkwood, James Richie

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Cult of Dionysus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:06 pm

USFL Superflex: $30 / $50 / $70 depending on franchise size

DLF PL: $20

DLF EBS: Free

I spend a total of $50 per year on league fees plus MFL fees. Cheap hobby. Round of golf usually costs more.

That said, I'd love to do a high roller league of about $500 someday with the right guys and an independent commissioner.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby sloth8u » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 pm

I pay various from $10-$200, most are $30 or $50 though. From my experience, the buy in (at those levels) doesn't really change how owners conduct their business. Honestly the $200 league has more lopsided trades than the lower buy ins imo. Fortunately ive benefited from those trades or i would have likely dropped it because i see no point in playing in leagues that i have no chance because of how others run their team. (Not fun)

Maybe the buy in is scaring some away but i dont think $100 is bad as long as you get educated owners. My reservations when joining a league ( especially the more expensive) is not knowing the others and if they are idiots that will make ridiculous trades and ultimately ruin how fun the league is. I dont want to play in a league where kamara gets traded for 1.6, nuk is sold for a late 1st, kelce is traded for fant, dak goes for 1.2 ...you get the idea. Those trades may work out, but the value is clearly off and the higher the entry fee....the more discouraged i get when i see stuff like that. Fear of something like that may be the issue rather than the buy in.

Id suggest that you try to get ppl that you trust to run their team well, rather than just any random owners. Maybe you dont know or have enough interest to fill a league....id bet you could get some help filling it from the owners you do know. The last thing you want is to start a lesgue then have owners leaving right away because they dont find it fun.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Cherokee » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 am

125. It makes for a cool 1500 total in my 12 team
1250 to 1st place
12 Team IDP PPR
QB- Aaron Rodgers, Dak
RB- Mark Ingram, Tarik Cohen, P. Lindsey, Gus Edwards, Jamaal Williams
WR- Sammy Watkins, Alshon Jeffery, Allen Robinson, Tyler Lockett, J Gordon, Keke Coutee, Geranimo Allison
TE- Travis Kelce, Goedert
LB- Dion Jones, Darius Leonard
DE- JJ Watt
DB- K. Neal
Taxi Squad: Darwin Thompson, Dexter Williams, Justice Hill

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby killer_of_giants » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:42 am

i just play for the glory.

i wouldn't mind having a league with people i know personally paying around a bullseye, but if it is strangers on the internet i would be uncomfortable with much more than a score.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby FiremanEd » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:50 am

$80 Home League (12 teams)
$65 Internet League (30 teams)
$50 Internet League (28 teams)

Currently looking at joining a $125 league with 32 teams.

I don't think i'd join a league with less than a $50 buy in, and not sure I'd go above $150 just to keep things reasonable and avoid situations where people leave due to having to rebuild and not want to fund the expense of doing so.

For both of the Internet leagues, I joined not knowing anyone and have not had any issues. Have met some good people. Commissioners have done a good job replacing the deadbeat owners. Some deals go down that aren't great regardless of the league formation type. It's unavoidable and you got to work through it. Sometimes they work out in the long run, and people get to manage their own teams. Push come to shove, anything can happen in playoffs and with injuries.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby bjd5211 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:51 am

In 11 leagues ranging from $35-$250

1 $35 league
1 $150 league
1 $250 league

The rest are $50 - $100

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Smoking Guns » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 am

On orphans that I pick up on different sites I range from $25 -$75 all dynasty. Orphan rebuild seems to have become my addiction over the last couple of years so the lower dollar amount helps.

In my main leagues that we meet together and draft and play in both redraft and dynasty together it ranges from $100 ( longest running league I have of 20 years) to $500. All100% payout and as I said draft day is best day of the year on the redrafts because we all get together. I also have a co owner in those leagues .

Just did a startup dynasty league that I joined online and it was only $30 but is one of the most active leagues so far.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Friction » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:58 am

$6 per week is a very modest buy in, so if that is scaring people away, gambling is just not for them. Nothing wrong with it, but i consider $100-250 your average money leagues where people are looking for a slight extra incentive (beyond the fun of the hobby). As far as competitiveness, my free league seems to have just as much dedication as my lower buy-ins, mentioned above. Personally, i start taking things a little more seriously when it gets to $500 and up.
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12 Team 1PPR 1QB/1-3RB/1-3 WR/1TE/1DST
QB:Brady, Cousins
RB: Barkley, Chubb, Jacobs, Henry, Mack, Love
WR: Nuk, Thielen, Cooks, Parris, Gallup
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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Phaded » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:12 am

$0.
Do you want a logical debate?
You are in the wrong place.

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Peepyopee » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 am

150 redraft
150 dynasty
70 daily fantasy/weekly league
30 survivor
League Started in 2018
12 Team, .5 PPR, 25 roster: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE(PPR), 1 FLEX (WR/RB)
QB: Deshaun Watson, Matt Stafford, Teddy Bridgewater
RB: Josh Jacobs, Duke Johnson, Peyton Barber, Ryquell Armstead, Mark Walton, Darren Sproles
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, TY Hilton, Dede Westbrook, Sammy Watkins, AJ Brown, Hakeem Butler, Robert Foster, Jake Kumerow, Willie Snead
TE: Evan Engram, Noah Fant, Chris Herndon, Jack Doyle, Dawson Knox

Picks:
2020: 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
2021: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby Smoking Guns » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:34 am

Peepyopee wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 am
150 redraft
150 dynasty
70 daily fantasy/weekly league
30 survivor
Damn when I first read that I thought that was how many leagues you did

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby killer_of_giants » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 am

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby hockeyBjj » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 am

Everyone is going to be different, I'm paying 45 and 50 in the two leagues I'm in where I know the majority of the players personally. Hometown type leagues even though now we're spread out over a few states

For online only leagues I'm in two of those as well, and those are only $20 each and I really wouldn't pay more than that. I'll join a couple 10 or 20 church/coworker/family redraft leagues depending on whats coming up when the season gets closer
Team 1- 10 team ppr, 1QB, 3RB, 3WR, 1TE, (a TE2 can flex for RB3 or WR3), 1D, 1K
9-2
2016 and 2017 6th place to 2018 champion :D
QB: Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Dalton
RB: Saquan Barkley, Dalvin Cook, Mark Ingram,Devonta Freeman, Damien Williams, Theo Riddick, Jay Ajayi, C Hyde, TJ Yeldon, J Scarlett
WR: OBJ, Mike Evans, Juju Smith Jarvis Landry, T Boyd, G Tate, T Godwin, K Johnson, D Slayton
TE: George Kittle, Rudolph, V McDonald,
D/K: Vikings, Patriots, Titans, Jax Lutz NO
Taxi- D Henderson, A Mattison, B Snell
picks- 2020 1,2,4,5 2021- 1,2,3,4,5

team 2- 12 team ppr, 1QB, 3WR, 2RB, 1TE, 1WR/RB/TE, 1 RB/TE
11-0
Back to Back Champs 8-)
QB: Wilson, Cousins, Haskins
RB: CMC, D Cook, Kamara, D Henry, Gurley, T Cohen, Yeldon, P Barber, M Brown, Riddick,
WR:Hopkins, Diggs, Golloday, Edelman, Arob, Fuller, Westbrook, Hurns, Wright, Dorsett, Higgins, T Patrick, M Harris
TE: Kelce, Andrews, Dissly, Legget
Taxi-
picks- 2020- 0 2021- 3,4,5

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Re: How much do you pay to play?

Postby baldwin415 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:16 am

In my league, our buy-in is $128. $100 goes towards the championship pot while the other 28 goes towards a $20/week payout to the highest scorer each week for 14 weeks
The Dynasty-hee: 10 team, .5 PPR, Keep 15, 1 QB, 2 RB, 3WR, 2 Flex
QB - Brissett, Stafford, Rivers
RB - Barkley, Mack, Sanders, Breida, Hill, Armstead, M. Brown, Walton
WR - Hilton, Thielen, Godwin, Shepard, Sutton, Pettis, Pascal, Slayton, K. Johnson
TE - Dissly, Herndon, Gesicki, Fells
2020: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th


404 Team Not Found: 10 team, IDP, Keep 24
QB - Brissett, Winston, Dalton, Finley
RB - Drake, Cohen, R. Freeman, Singletary, Armstead, Gallman
WR - AB, Hilton, Woods, Godwin, Tre'Quan, JJAW, Renfrow
TE - Henry, Thomas, Herndon
DT - Ogunjobi, Wilkins
DE - Griffen, Ford, Collier
LB - D. Davis, Mosley, Littleton, Kerrigan, Gary, Polite, V. Joseph
CB - Lattimore, Ward, Mullens
S - H. Smith, Hooker, Thornhill
2020: 1.02, 1, 3, 4


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