Why in the world would you bump a thread from 2004?
Yes, you should have created a new thread for your newbie question.
Because I hate duplication of threads. Nothing annoys me more than multiple threads for the same purpose. It seems like the "search" function is beyond the realm of capability for the average fantasy football fan. And based on my experience on other discussion boards, internet users in general are not bright enough (or just too lazy) to search.
In this case, I searched and found a relevant thread. I'm sorry that you
were too much a newbie to look and see the dates and only respond to the recent question. (mine)