What’s up fantasy football universe. Have you heard of a vampire league but are unsure of what it is? Well, we are here to help you out with that.
We just finished our All Everything Entertainment Vampire League draft and that got me thinking. Since most don’t know what a vampire league is I might as well write something up on it really quick. Vampire leagues are different than most fantasy leagues.
Why is it called a Vampire league? This is because the league has one team who is the “Vampire.” The Vampire does NOT draft. The Vampire constructs their team off of the waiver wire after the completion of the draft.
Vampire leagues are different than most fantasy leagues. In Vampire leagues there are very specific requirements your league must meet.
First of all, you only have 13 player rosters. The starters include QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, D/ST, & K. This leaves you with 5 bench spots. Next and this is very important to know going into your draft..if you are not the Vampire than you are not able to pick up any players off of the waiver wire. Again, you are not able to pick up a player from the waiver wire. The 13 players you draft are on your team for the duration of the season.
Why is this you ask? It’s because the Vampire is the only player who can pick up players off the waiver wire. The Waiver wire is essentially the Vampire’s Lair.
The coolest aspect of the Vampire league is the Vampire’s ability to take players from other teams. If the Vampire’s team beats the team they are facing they are able to steal a player from the team they defeat.
For example. I am the Vampire in my league and I have chosen to play Kendrick’s team week one.
If I beat him I will take Zeke from his team and give him my weakest starting running back in return. Now, team Kendrick can also play the strategy game too and choose to sit Zeke and I would not be able to take him from him. The Vampire can only take a player that his opponent started against him.
The Vampire also has the ability to write his own schedule for the season. The only kicker is you can’t play the same team twice in a 9-week span. (Barring your league’s size of course.)
The last rule, my least favorite rule, even as the Vampire…NO TRADES. In a Vampire league, you are not allowed to trade.
When the draft starts be sure to have the league commissioner have the Vampire select players that will not be rostered. This will ensure the other teams the best players available.