Welcome to the Chaos League. A fantasy football league with the most fun and the most infuriating rule set you’ll ever experience. This league was designed with a single goal in mind, creating chaos. To add to the anarchy and get out of our comfort zone, we said screw you to Yahoo and ESPN and used an app called Sleeper (it has a super dope chat feature).
Don’t believe me when I say ~chaos~? These rules speak for themselves.
To all my fantasy owner friends, feeling stressed out just reading those? My five competitors and I certainly did, too. Allow me to help wrap your head around this.
With ZERO bench spots and ZERO waiver period, if someone on your roster is injured, you are forced to make the decision whether to take 0 point production and keep your star player or drop his ass and live in fear of another team picking him up as soon as he’s healthy.
All of the sudden, your kicker is your best friend and your worst enemy. If he makes a 50+ yard field goal, you score 10 points. If he misses a PAT, you lose 10 points. Think about it, your team could be leading going into Monday night with only your kicker left to play and he could butcher a PAT and destroy all of your hopes, dreams, pride and dignity.
With only six teams and 10 players per team, the rosters and waiver wires are STACKED. Here’s my team:
Here’s the WRs available on the waiver wire:
Here’s the RBs available on the waiver wire:
Here’s another team:
Plus with only 6 teams, 10 players per team and 30 second draft slots, the draft only took 27 minutes.
There is another evil little rule that hurts all of these steroid-induced, jacked teams. Any reception for less than 10 yards is -1.69 points (nice). Your heard me, catching a quick screen or little old slant can be a DETRIMENT to your team. This puts major value on your typical go-route receivers. Screw Cole Beasley and Julian Edelman and hello D.K. Metcalf and Mike Evans.
A few personal dilemmas my team is facing:
Only two weeks in, I’m sure many fantasy owners are praying for Michael Thomas to get better sooner than later. He was my first-round pick, since he’s arguably the best at his position, and was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain in week 1. Unfortunately, while others can keep him on their rosters, I was met with an emotional decision, whether or not I should drop my best player only four days into the season.
Alas, after questioning my own decision making, going as far as to ask Twitter, I decided to drop Michael Thomas and pick up Amari Cooper. The tragedy. Of course, I have all of my notifications from all of my apps set to alert me the moment he is healthy again (If anyone has an inside scoop, please let me know). Only problem is I know my competition has done the same.
I’m also coping with George Kittle’s injury. He’s been ruled out for week 2 with a knee injury. However, unlike Thomas, I have decided to eat the zero and keep him as my starter. This is because he will probably be back in week 3 and the discrepancy between the top 6 TEs and the rest is so big that any waiver TE’s contribution would be negligible.
This league has already made me scream a few times but I freaking love it. I absolutely recommend creating a chaos league with your buddies next season. I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated on Twitter on how the league is going (Follow me @GretaSwift888). Hopefully I haven’t managed to chuck my phone against the wall due to another injury or missed PAT.