CFL Draft Deadline Extended

The initial pick deadline for the Overtime Central 2005 CFL Draft has been extended to July 7, 5:30 PM CST (MDT). This change was made so entry managers can evaluate the CFL talent for a few weeks before making their first selections. Stats and fantasy points will still be accumulated from the start of the season. If you know of anyone who wishes to sign up, point them to the site.

Site updates coming this week to accommodate this change will be a posting of the 2005 CFL Draft rules and scoring guidelines and an update of the player lists to better reflect the active players and their respective teams.

It has been decided that the 2005 CFL Pool will officially start with Week 1 of the season. It didn’t seem fair to throw out good results for some entries. Entries are still open, and with a long season and surprise monthly and weekly prizes, signing up can still be worthwhile to anyone.

Let us know what you think. Leave your feedback here.

3 Responses to “CFL Draft Deadline Extended”

  1. Cindy Says:

    I think the delay is a good idea. I would like to see some games, etc before I have to decide. I was wondering why you are including linemen, etc this year? Or have you not included them for a while. It just seems like we aren’t picking very many players compared to other years. Maybe I’m mistaken though.

  2. Jon Says:

    Cindy: I was working blind guessing what I could get for CFL stats. Basically TSN provides only offensive stats, so I stuck with that in case the CFL’s new stats didn’t pan out. As it is now, after Week 1, the CFL has posted some pretty good stats, offensive and defensive. Using Offensive Lines is usually hard, since you have to go by sacks against, so I decided against that as well.

    The last time I ran a CFL player draft (3 years ago?) I compiled all the stats off the CFL’s Acrobat files, and I vowed to never to that again, so next year, now that I can get the stats from the CFL’s pages, I will have a full blown player selections. I might even have a rotisserie style draft. But I have a tendency of getting ahead of myself. The site has plenty to work on now without more work added to it.

  3. Cindy Says:

    I didn’t realize it had been that long since you had done the player draft. It makes sense that if you don’t have easy access to stats that it would be more work than it is worth.

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