farticus wrote:Finally going to get my feet wet, decided to get in a money league (a fool and his money, I know, they love me at the riverboat too)
Who runs a reputable league? Should I go to Yahoo, CBS, ESPN, what?
Is one scoring scheme better for beginners than another, or is my best bet to understand the scoring for the leauge I join?
I'm fairly confident in my ability to draft, but there is a lot of diversity in the positions that you have to start. Again, is one scheme better for a beginner?
Are beginners a pain to the other owners? I'd like to avoid most of the common mistakes if at all possible.
Welcome to the Cafe!
I agree with joe about the classifieds if you don't have enough people to start your own league. They are here:viewforum.php?f=4
As far as websites? They're all reputable. Some have different features than others. Free yahoo doesn't allow a real waiver system so I try not to play there. They have it 1st come 1st serve all the time, no other options.
You can get a real waiver system if you pay for yahoo plus. I think myfantasyleague.com is the best pay site out there (that I know of). Very customizable and only amount to about $6 a piece for 12 team leagues. For beginners, I'd just go with the default settings of the site you choose. Those are almost always as basic as you can get and good for beginners.
Otherwise, the Cafe is the best place to start. Stick around, read, ask questions. Cheatsheets can be found here:viewtopic.php?t=139810
I hope that helps a little. Good luck!