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While we didn't have random celebrities standing up in front of the floor, ringing the bell to start trading, the floor to Operation Sports Fantasy Football opened all the same at 9:30 ET this morning.

If you were one of the fortunate ones who went live with the game today, I hope you share in my excitement about what this game is going to be all about.

Remember, players' prices drop if gamers are selling them and rise if gamers are buying them. You choose when to buy and sell the players on your roster and when to purchase guys off the floor. For example, the first thing I wanted to do was to see what Cadillac Williams' price was. Since he's been named the starter - a slight surprise to many - I knew his price would start small and gain quickly. So I sold Michael Bush at $5 (my purchase price) but took a $0.10 loss due to a transaction fee.

However, I purchased Cadillac at a silly $3 and, within half an hour - as I type - his price is up to $4.19. So, my shrewd trading skills have given my team about a $4 gain.

And that's what makes this type of fantasy game so fun; you can play all week long, all day if you want, and then watch the games on the weekend and come back Tuesday morning with a plan in mind.

Let's take a look at what you'll see when you click on the OSFF main page:

The Ticker - One of the coolest parts of this page is the constantly updating ticker that scrolls across the top. It lists the player's name, team, current price and change in price both in percentage and in dollars. Red means the price has dropped and Green means the price has gone up. Use this to get a high-level look on the entire league, who's moving up or down quickly, and prep to make your next trade.

Selling your players - If you look at your roster, you'll have options next to each player. The only one available is to sell your player. When you click "sell" it will take you to a confirmation screen where you are given a selling price and given 10 seconds to complete the transaction at that price. Wait too long, and you'll have to start over and the price may have dropped. Don't forget that the trasaction fees may affect your trading decisions. You can also select an "advance order" which I'll cover another time.

Buying new players - To buy players off the trading floor, you first need to have a roster spot open. Once you do (sell a player if your roster is full) click on "Trading Floor." You can then filter whatever you want. Just QBs, players less than $30, or sort based on the biggest gainers and losers. If I were to sort by biggest % change right now, for example, Cadillac Williams (did I mention I had him?) has made a 49% jump in just 45 minutes. Cadillac has also seen the biggest dollar jump at $1.48. The same thing applies for trading your players - click on "buy." If the "buy" button is greyed out, it's because you don't have enough fantasy dollars to make that purchase. Once again, transaction fees will apply.

It's that simple! If you have questions, ask them here and I'll do my best to help or, check out the "How to Play" section. Happy Trading!

Member Comments
# 1 bukktown @ 09/10/09 02:55 PM
I am addicted already. This is awesome!
 
# 2 Brandwin @ 09/10/09 04:38 PM
Same here. This is a lot of fun and the games haven't even started yet. A nice change from the regular fantasy football. I will probably end up liking this more.
 
# 3 bukktown @ 09/10/09 05:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lgkeeper
While we didn't have random celebrities standing up in front of the floor, ringing the bell to start trading, the floor to Operation Sports Fantasy Football opened all the same at 9:30 ET this morning.

If you were one of the fortunate ones who went live with the game today, I hope you share in my excitement about what this game is going to be all about.

Remember, players' prices drop if gamers are selling them and rise if gamers are buying them. You choose when to buy and sell the players on your roster and when to purchase guys off the floor. For example, the first thing I wanted to do was to see what Cadillac Williams' price was. Since he's been named the starter - a slight surprise to many - I knew his price would start small and gain quickly. So I sold Michael Bush at $5 (my purchase price) but took a $0.10 loss due to a transaction fee.

However, I purchased Cadillac at a silly $3 and, within half an hour - as I type - his price is up to $4.19. So, my shrewd trading skills have given my team about a $4 gain.

And that's what makes this type of fantasy game so fun; you can play all week long, all day if you want, and then watch the games on the weekend and come back Tuesday morning with a plan in mind.

Let's take a look at what you'll see when you click on the OSFF main page:

The Ticker - One of the coolest parts of this page is the constantly updating ticker that scrolls across the top. It lists the player's name, team, current price and change in price both in percentage and in dollars. Red means the price has dropped and Green means the price has gone up. Use this to get a high-level look on the entire league, who's moving up or down quickly, and prep to make your next trade.

Selling your players - If you look at your roster, you'll have options next to each player. The only one available is to sell your player. When you click "sell" it will take you to a confirmation screen where you are given a selling price and given 10 seconds to complete the transaction at that price. Wait too long, and you'll have to start over and the price may have dropped. Don't forget that the trasaction fees may affect your trading decisions. You can also select an "advance order" which I'll cover another time.

Buying new players - To buy players off the trading floor, you first need to have a roster spot open. Once you do (sell a player if your roster is full) click on "Trading Floor." You can then filter whatever you want. Just QBs, players less than $30, or sort based on the biggest gainers and losers. If I were to sort by biggest % change right now, for example, Cadillac Williams (did I mention I had him?) has made a 49% jump in just 45 minutes. Cadillac has also seen the biggest dollar jump at $1.48. The same thing applies for trading your players - click on "buy." If the "buy" button is greyed out, it's because you don't have enough fantasy dollars to make that purchase. Once again, transaction fees will apply.

It's that simple! If you have questions, ask them here and I'll do my best to help or, check out the "How to Play" section. Happy Trading!
Can you explain that math to me. What am I missing? Isn't it a $1.20 gain?
 
# 4 lgkeeper @ 09/10/09 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bukktown
Can you explain that math to me. What am I missing? Isn't it a $1.20 gain?
Because I sold Bush at $5 and bought Cadillac at $3...so there's a $2 gain right there. With the price increase on Cadillac, it's actually more like a $3+ gain. (but now his price is up to $6.57, so it's now a $5+ gain).
 

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