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    Fantrax

    Has anyone used it? Looks interesting. They claim to have contingency FAAB bidding.

    https://www.fantrax.com/fantasy/game...b/commissioner

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    Yes! We have used for close to 10 years. We like it alot!

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    They are now providing ADP information to Fangraphs.

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    I'm in two leagues on Fantrax, now very pleased. Seemed to be pretty buggy early on, but ran smoothly the last half of last year.

    I'd say it's 90-95% of the functionality at 1/3rd the cost, though I'm not the commish.
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    Seriously considering the switch to Fantrax in '18 after decades at CBS, mainly due to superior FAAB capabilities and general disregard for my annual requests to improve the FAAB, or anything else, at CBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopChuckie View Post
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    Seriously considering the switch to Fantrax in '18 after decades at CBS, mainly due to superior FAAB capabilities and general disregard for my annual requests to improve the FAAB, or anything else, at CBS.

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    FAAB isn't perfect but it's leap years better than CBS and they're supposed to be improving the platform. The commish controls can take awhile to get used to but everything is there and easy to use once you learn how. The support is great (drop my name and it may be even greater ).
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    And it's free?

    ETA: and could we import our league data from CBS?
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    And it's free?

    ETA: and could we import our league data from CBS?
    If you're asking me, I don't know. I believe there's a free, bare-boned service, then a reasonably priced premium version with more functionality.

    I'm going to ask someone from Fantrax to register an account here and he'll answer your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zola View Post
    If you're asking me, I don't know. I believe there's a free, bare-boned service, then a reasonably priced premium version with more functionality.

    I'm going to ask someone from Fantrax to register an account here and he'll answer your questions.
    Ok thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zola View Post
    FAAB isn't perfect but it's leap years better than CBS and they're supposed to be improving the platform. The commish controls can take awhile to get used to but everything is there and easy to use once you learn how. The support is great (drop my name and it may be even greater ).
    Thanks Todd, you're always very helpful.

    I've been playing around with it and there is a free, bare bones version, but I think most leagues will wind up using the premium, which as you said, is significantly cheaper than CBS. To me that is just gravy, because functionality is my #1 priority. The commish controls are a bit more complex than CBS, which is a double-edged sword. To be more customizable and flexible, it requires a greater learning curve.

    So far my biggest concerns are the following, in case Todd is successful at recruiting a Fantrax rep to join here:

    1. Can I set up co-owners for one team?

    2. Do they have, or can they add, the capability to view all rosters on a single page with salary, contract info, and custom added columns? They have a roster grid with all teams but no salary and contract info. They have the single team rosters with salary, contract, and custom columns and the drop down window to change from team to team, but they don't currently have the "All Teams" option CBS has. This is important to me for commish purposes.

    3. Can they have dual salary caps, one for the active roster and one for the entire roster, active and reserve. As far as I can tell, you can only have one or the other.

    4. Can the FAAB system be commish-approved as opposed to automatically processed? I'd like a system where all the owners submit their FAAB bids and hierarchy secretly to the site, and then after the deadline the site reveals the bids to me for me to approve or adjust accordingly.

    5. Is there a way to delete a transaction from the transaction report without undoing the actual transaction?

    6. Is there a way to add unlisted players, or is the only option to request the site add the players? I know their player pool is the deepest, but I have owners who like to deep dive for high schoolers and rumored international players. I'd actually like for my owners to be able to submit FAAB bids for unlisted players via some sort of write-in option.

    7. Does Fantrax offer an in-season Games Played By Position report?

    That's enough for now I guess. Most of these aren't deal breakers, just perfect world type stuff, and if they are really as accommodating as reported, why not ask for it all?
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