FanIQ Quick Fantasy - Instructions Broken Down
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FanIQ Quick Fantasy: Confused? This might help.

11/18/09 in Fantasy Sports   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

There have been a lot of comments in the polls and forums regarding FanIQ's new Fantasy feature and the confusion that some people may be having, so a little tutorial seemed in order.

First Step - You'll need to get to the Fantasy page, and the banner won't be on the homepage forever. So, go to your profile and click whichever sport you're interested in playing (NFL is all that's available now, but there will be more shortly).


You can also use the pull down menu at the top of any page in the navigation bar:


Second Step - Now you'll want to go to the main Challenge page. Do this by clicking "Start a Challenge".
This will also take you to the correct page to see upcoming, current, and past challenges.


Third Step - Decide on a game, the wager, and who you want to challenge.


Now you just need to challenge one of your friends or set up/join an Open Challenge.
Click here to see how to set up an Open Challenge.

If you're in the middle of drafting your players and get stopped up, you can refer to this (located on the left side of the page in fantasy) rather than coming back to this blog:


See each point in detail below:

1: Click on a position:




2 & 3: Select Starter and Alternate in that Position; Select players for all positions:



If you've set up a match recently and you want to be lazy or you're positive your lineup is the BEST possible lineup of players that you can have, you can reload your players chosen in the last match you set up:


4. Rank Players:

You only rank the players you choose as starters. You do this because of the way the draft is; you'll want to rank the players that are most important to you to draft at the top. The higher you rank your players, the more likely you are to get them in the draft. For example; if I'm playing against JemJenn and we both have chosen Peyton Manning as our starting QB, whoever has him ranked highest in their rankings will get him. If we both have him ranked the same (say, 1) then it's a virtual coin flip. Generally I select my players in the order of which I know I'll be ranking them by position, so I don't really do the rankings much but everyone does it differently.


5. Click on "Submit My Draft"



And voila! 
Now the system does everything else.

To see your upcoming challenges, just click "Upcoming Challenges" on the fantasy page. There, you'll see which ones you've paid, which ones you have to still select players for, and which ones are all set and ready to go. If you've somehow lost an email or shout out for a challenge, you can also retrieve the pending request at the very top of your "Upcoming Challenges":


As for which players to pick - most of you who follow football even casually will recognize names; and the best players are at the top of the pile (players are listed by this season's rank). Those of you who don't follow football at all - pick the top players, or players whose names appeal to you for some reason, or ask one of the people on the leader board for advice, etc.

Let me know if you have further questions about this. It really is an extremely easy process, all things considered. Much simpler than just starting out in a big fantasy league, live drafts, etc.
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11/21/09   |   masonb   |   3 respect

maryjaneramos26 wrote:
hello

well hello maryjane

11/21/09   |   maryjaneramos26

hello

11/20/09   |   amgalgraf   |   2 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey guys - we just added 2 more enhancements to Fantasy!
1) can now challenge your facebook friends (more info here)
2) You can now select the same players you selected in your last match:

Nooooooooo, ACC and NCAA are better!!!!

11/20/09   |   amgalgraf   |   2 respect

blackhawksrule wrote:
HEY NFL IS SO AWESOME

ACC and NCAA are better!!!!

11/19/09   |   blackhawksrule   |   3 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey guys - we just added 2 more enhancements to Fantasy!
1) can now challenge your facebook friends (more info here)
2) You can now select the same players you selected in your last match:

HEY NFL IS SO AWESOME

11/19/09   |   blackhawksrule   |   3 respect

nice

11/19/09   |   sc0ttm0   |   807 respect

Good point David (about paying).  I set up many more games than I played, you have to 'submit draft' in order for the game to be ready to go.  If it says 'not paid', then you or the opponent hasn't completed the steps.  I had this happen a whopping 22 times last week...  So don't forget to submit your draft.

11/19/09   |   misanthrope   |   118 respect


One more issue people may want to be aware of is occasionally the fee is not automatically deducted form your Qbucks account as you can see in Jess' example, it says I didn't pay. I had to go back to my upcoming challenges and hit pay now where it says challenge paid in the example.
I have had this happen a couple of times and I have a couple of upcoming challenges now where my opponent hasn't paid.

11/19/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

pongebozek wrote:
WTF............ I never follow fantasy football. ADD ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

want to play??? Maybe just maybe I'll get a win :)

11/19/09   |   patelhiren41

Debi_L wrote:
THIS blog is about the tutorial, not inviting other friends, and the 4th post pointed out that the scoring wasn't working.  Sorry, I just took your comment as negative.  Everyone is working hard to get the feature working properly.  Enhancements are being added to make it easier to use and the scoring is being worked on.  I think it's a positive move for the Q and I guess I prefer to focus on the positives.  No harm meant.

hi hws u ? where r u frm?

11/19/09   |   jayahnizam   |   6 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm Canadian and watch CFL, but I'm taking a chance on the NFL and so far having fun!!! Go ahead and challenge me - it'll be like the blind leading the blind!  Just pick the players near the top, and away we go!

Ok. You all can enjoy those so called NBA, NFL, CFL or whatever and not the Asians. If not challenges will galore.

11/19/09   |   JasonW   |   8 respect

Would be good to have a tutorial like the one above in the help / rules section of the game, so rookies that you challenge can get up to speed fast.

11/19/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

woody050681 wrote:
I have a question. Why is this picture on the "Start A Challenge" front page?

Who wants to see a couple of naked guys when they are starting a fantasy football challenge?
I'm not b!tching I'm just asking..lol

You pretty much nailed it on the head, my friend. There are plans to put something less - um - bizarre up soon.

11/19/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

wrote:
NEVER did I say to suspend anything. Just find it hard to invite people from other genres to something that doesn't work right. While we may understand BETA..lots of others don't

Hey Andi, no worries. You're totally right, it's far from perfect right now. I am hounded with 92 losses. Considering all the junk I talk, that's a lot of losses. Um, way more than I actually have. We had a bug this weekend that awarded more wins and losses than it should have. We're looking into, but it's a little more complicated than we expected. But don't worry, sometime soon you will no longer have 34 losses, and I'll no longer have 92 losses.

11/19/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

wrote:
Fork you I am in..LMAO

the politically correct term would actually be farve you.

11/19/09   |   woody050681   |   13689 respect

I have a question. Why is this picture on the "Start A Challenge" front page?

Who wants to see a couple of naked guys when they are starting a fantasy football challenge?
I'm not b!tching I'm just asking..lol

11/19/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

wrote:
NEVER did I say to suspend anything. Just find it hard to invite people from other genres to something that doesn't work right. While we may understand BETA..lots of others don't

THIS blog is about the tutorial, not inviting other friends, and the 4th post pointed out that the scoring wasn't working.  Sorry, I just took your comment as negative.  Everyone is working hard to get the feature working properly.  Enhancements are being added to make it easier to use and the scoring is being worked on.  I think it's a positive move for the Q and I guess I prefer to focus on the positives.  No harm meant.

11/19/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

wrote:
GREAT THREAD..BUT.........YOU HAVE FAILED  TO MENTION< THAT EVEN WHEN WE PLAY THE STATS ARE WRONG!

Sorry but some poeple (like me) might take it personally that they have 34 losses listed when they only have 13..
Sorry had to say it!

That's what the "Report a bug" button is for hon, and yes, the techs are very aware and woking their asses off trying to get it fixed.  It's unrealistic to suspend the feature while they work on the scoring, though.

11/18/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

IM 0-13!!!!!!!! IM THE LIONS OF QUICK FANTASY, so challenge me. lol

11/18/09   |   woody050681   |   13689 respect

Glad to see the "Load Players From Last Match" option I'm just too lazy to keep picking the same players for every challenge..lol

11/18/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

jayahnizam wrote:
What are those enhancements? Well. Season II is still no use to Asians 'cos you have only introduced NBA, NFL stuff...booooooo! We dont know those games, style, players etc....Why have we been restricted to Season 1?

I'm Canadian and watch CFL, but I'm taking a chance on the NFL and so far having fun!!! Go ahead and challenge me - it'll be like the blind leading the blind!  Just pick the players near the top, and away we go!

11/18/09   |   jayahnizam   |   6 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey guys - we just added 2 more enhancements to Fantasy!
1) can now challenge your facebook friends (more info here)
2) You can now select the same players you selected in your last match:

What are those enhancements? Well. Season II is still no use to Asians 'cos you have only introduced NBA, NFL stuff...booooooo! We dont know those games, style, players etc....Why have we been restricted to Season 1?

11/18/09   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

(Edited by Jess)

Hey guys - we just added 2 more enhancements to Fantasy!
1) can now challenge your facebook friends (more info here)
2) You can now select the same players you selected in your last match:

11/18/09   |   pongebozek

Jess wrote:
LOL that's why you have to take notes the first time you ask - so you don't have to ask again ;)

WTF............ I never follow fantasy football. ADD ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/18/09   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

Great question, Robb!
Saturday games will count, but Thursday games won't count, EXCEPT for Thanksgiving week. It's just more difficult to close up the draft period so early in the week...we want to give as many people a chance to play as we can :)

11/18/09   |   sc0ttm0   |   807 respect

Jess wrote:
yea 22-73...so don't feel so special that you beat me. You're one among many
lol yes, we know our records are a little wacky right now (I KNOW I didn't play close to 87 games over the weekend, considering I only had 8 last week). I'm not sure if the Bucks are back on track or not though; I know it's something that they're continuously working on getting fixed. Does your bucks total seem off?

Yeah, I think I have more than I earned.  I won about 20 games, even at 250 (400 winnings) a game that would be 8,000 total.  I had a bump of about 12,000 after Monday night.  Not complaining, but thinking that people might think they have more qbucks then they actually do, and when the problem gets fixed there may be a problem.

11/18/09   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

sc0ttm0 wrote:
22-73?

Yikes.... 

Hey Jess, I'm sure you guys know this but the records are wrong.  Mine shows 50-53 and I'm thinking it should be about half that.  So if that's wrong, is the amount of qbucks we have wrong as well?

yea 22-73...so don't feel so special that you beat me. You're one among many
lol yes, we know our records are a little wacky right now (I KNOW I didn't play close to 87 games over the weekend, considering I only had 8 last week). I'm not sure if the Bucks are back on track or not though; I know it's something that they're continuously working on getting fixed. Does your bucks total seem off?

11/18/09   |   sc0ttm0   |   807 respect

22-73?

Yikes.... 

Hey Jess, I'm sure you guys know this but the records are wrong.  Mine shows 50-53 and I'm thinking it should be about half that.  So if that's wrong, is the amount of qbucks we have wrong as well?

11/18/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

Jess wrote:
LOL that's why you have to take notes the first time you ask - so you don't have to ask again ;)

oh...that may help my 0-13 record. OK, I'll break down and ask. That's going to be tough though...I'm a recovering Know It All from way back.

11/18/09   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

Raven73 wrote:
Asking the leaders for advice? What if I beat them? Then they'll want to pummel me or something.

LOL that's why you have to take notes the first time you ask - so you don't have to ask again ;)

11/18/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

Asking the leaders for advice? What if I beat them? Then they'll want to pummel me or something.