LOL... I guess we can all sign-off now, because all our roster manueverings, advice, and sneaky plays just don't mean squat!
Draft, set your roster, and fuggetaboutit.... Championship!!!
This probably says more about the roster choices others made, rather than the non-participant.
Seriously though, these are abberations and don't truly reflect the vast majority of FFLeagues. In most cases dead teams end up just that, dead (as in dead last).
Sucks to be you, though.