View Full Version : how many fantasy football teams is too many

06-28-2008, 09:37 AM
last year was my first year of playing fantasy football addictavely and i only had two teams so i would like to know how many teams is it before it gets too much?

06-28-2008, 09:49 AM
I've never done more then one league with the same group of friends, for the past 3 years.

One of my friends had like 5 leagues. I didn't get that because then he had like every player spread out over his 5 different teams and I didn't see the point. When someone scored, it never really made a difference. Part of the fun of it is seeing those game break highlights and seeing someone on your team score.

06-28-2008, 10:09 AM
I only do 1 a year.

06-28-2008, 10:13 AM
I've done 8 before, but it's much more fun when you keep it below 4 teams IMO, with 2 being ideal.

06-28-2008, 10:20 AM
3 is gonna be my limit this year. I don't like owning every single player in the league on one team or another. Makes rooting for individuals to have a good week pretty lame.

06-28-2008, 10:24 AM
I only do 1 or 2 teams a year. Anyone who has more then 3 teams is addicted.

06-28-2008, 10:28 AM
Personally, I hate having more than 3. It just gets annoying unless you have great groups of people to do it with. This year I'm in 4 different leagues with 4 sets of people who will all be involved so it should be fun.

06-28-2008, 10:54 AM
I'd say 3 is the most I'd go for these days.. Ideally I'd go with just 1 or 2.. I think I had 4 or 5 last year. I'm a sucker for drafting.

06-28-2008, 11:37 AM
Technically, I was in 5 last year, but one of the leagues I really didn't care about.

I am in college, where you have a lot of free time (and laptop ability in class), so it wasn't that big of a deal.

It was kind of lame rooting against players, but your lows were never that low and there were occasions where I won all 5 games in a week. I think it happened 3 times. I never lost more than 3 times in a week.

Ended up winning 2, finishing 2nd in another 2, and missing the playoffs in my 5th league.

bored of education
06-28-2008, 11:45 AM
I have 1 serious one that i put down about $500 plus (including transactions one), will porbably have a work one and have about 2-3 yahoo teams.

06-28-2008, 12:30 PM
3 has to be the limit otherwise you'll be cheering for every player in the league

Gay Ork Wang
06-28-2008, 12:32 PM
i had 8...that was boring. So ill go with about 2-3 this year

06-28-2008, 12:39 PM
It's no fun when you have multiple teams, you're rooting for every single player and every single team. I'll probably just do 1, maybeee 2.

06-28-2008, 12:45 PM
I try to keep it no more then two any thing after that is just to much to keep track for me and takes the fun out of it.

06-28-2008, 12:54 PM
I'm in too many as it is right now. Jbond's ultimate league, D-Unit's war league, Xio just invited me in one, and the uber keeper Jbond invited me in with renji and longhorns legend. so that's 4, already haha an I normally do one with my bro too. oh well hah

06-28-2008, 12:58 PM
I usually stick with 2, then halfway through the season ditch one and pretty much root for the one who still has a chance.

06-28-2008, 02:50 PM
3 is the most I've ever done. As it has been said already, 3 or more does make it hard to root for anyone exclusively.

06-28-2008, 02:52 PM
I like to stick to 1 or 2. This year will be the same as last year, D's league and a random one on yahoo. Looking to go back to back. Woo! If one of my friends starts one this year, I'll probably be in but, that would be enough. I think anything over 2 is too many for me.

06-28-2008, 02:58 PM
Last year was my first year doing more than 2 leagues.
I had 2 on Yahoo, 3 on NFL.com, and 1 on ESPN, for a total of 6.
That ended up being too many for me.

I'll probably do 2 on Yahoo, and 1 with my friends (through ESPN)

06-28-2008, 03:02 PM
I only do 1 a year.

Same here just one serious league so there are certainly player loyalties with me.

The Dynasty
06-28-2008, 03:36 PM
well I am one of the people have is addicted to it, Which I already have 4 Teams already and a 5th one set up.

06-28-2008, 03:39 PM
Stick to two, maybe 3.
One for money, one for fun.

06-28-2008, 04:01 PM
There is never too many, it doesn't take much to manage multiple teams if your into it that heavy...I'm currently in 3 dynasty leagues, a keeper, and Jbond's and D-Unit's 20 team leagues at this point, I might pick up a few more if some come up, I just prefer the dynasty format more so then redrafts so I've joined quite a few of those.

All you have to do is follow up on player news through the week and set your rosters early, I could probably have 10 leagues and not sweat it...Keep in mind this is just how much you put into it, I'm always looking to trade and make moves so I don't mind having the extra teams to work with, besides in keepers and especially dynasties your not doing as much adding and dropping as a redraft anyway so after your initial start up draft its pretty easy to manage from there.

06-28-2008, 04:29 PM
I only ever used to do 1 a year, but that was when we did a live draft with all my friends and family back home. We did that for 7 years I think. Always had atleast 12 people, some years we would have 16. I miss the all day drafts.

The last few years I have done Yahoo leagues. The free ones are too easy, as many people give up if they lose the first 2 or 3 games. I dont see how it is so hard to keep up with things. I usually joined 12 leagues and would win 8 to 10 of them easily. Thats no fun.

I'm not doing any free leagues this year. I have joined JBonds $50 keeper league on Yahoo. That will probably be the only one I do this year. Unless my brother wants to get in on a more expensive one with me.

06-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Not a big fan of fantasy, Brent?

Shane P. Hallam
06-28-2008, 05:47 PM
I've had anywhere from 3 to 15. 15 was too many for me. It's all in how much time you have and how it works for you. I now stick between 4 and 6 each year.

06-28-2008, 06:34 PM
I usually do two to three a year. I always do one with some real life friends, and I'm doing the NFLDC one this year. Will probably keep it to those two.

06-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Last year i did 4 leagues and i won all 4 of them. Wasn't too tough to keep up with, but you did find yourself cheering for most RB's on sunday.

BTW, If anyone here is setting up a league and needs a player, PM me, i have yet to join any leagues. I usually wait till a month or so before the season, but go ahead and let me know now.

06-28-2008, 06:50 PM
Not a big fan of fantasy, Brent?
How'd you know...

06-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Last year I did like 6 or 7, and it was way to much to handle. I try to keep it to 3 or 4. I do a NFL.com (1st one I ever did, its tradition), I do that one early to guage where everyone is falling. Then I have one w/ my dad. Rover league. And a friends league

06-29-2008, 05:34 PM
I do 4 usually in a year. 2 Yahoo! publics, and usually 2 private leagues.

The Great Jonathan Vilma
06-29-2008, 07:20 PM
I stick to only 1, which i run with an offline forum where i do team evaluations after the draft, throughout the season, and after the season. I have a friend do power rankings whenever he can. It makes the league that much more interesting, but takes me a lot of time. For each team in the post draft i do write-ups on things like reaches, value picks, team strength and weaknesses, things of that nature. Each team is a little under a page of a word document, so with 12 teams it can add up. And some people don't always like hearing me bash there teams if i feel they made a mistake. In which case they are welcome to kiss mine and make a comment of their own.

06-29-2008, 07:21 PM
I did about 15 one year, was way to much. I'll stick to around 5 this year.

06-30-2008, 01:59 PM
Exactly 8. 9 is too many.

But that's because everyone forces me to do one, and i only have the time to devote to 8. max.