Just a heads up on some planned changes for the next NFL fantasy season. Nothing is set in stone right now but these are the things i’m thinking of implementing…
1. No more draft lottery.
I’m giving it more of an NFL feel with this one. Say you finish in last place. That team gets 1st pick. 9th place gets 2nd pick and so on and so on…The draft is still the same after that. Serpentine and 16 rounds but now there’s no worrying about who’s drafting where and there’s no managers getting richer by having them draft in higher spots, thus giving them access to better (potential) players.
2. Partial points.
I want the position players to get credit for every single yard rushing and receiving. Do not worry, quarterbacks will not be getting 1 point per passing yard or we’d have scores over 500 every week. The QBs points will be similar in that I want them to get as much credit for the yards they accrue in the air on a weekly basis. So the scores would be determined to the hundredths decimal place. Example: 124.56
I’m not doing this in regard to the tie in week 1, because we’ve had ties before in this league. I’ve always fought with the idea of partial points but each year, held off. Might not be the case next year.
3. Keeper limits.
I may come to regret this long term but I do not want people to squat on one player for their entire career. Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and the few other top tier QBs are all good QBs who have lit up the league consistently for the past few years according to my scoring settings. I’ve enjoyed reaping those benefits with Aaron. As have the managers who owned Tom and Drew or Peyton when his neck wasn’t out of whack.
There’s no guarantee that these top flight QBs are keys to victory but I wanted to come up with a way to make it so other managers have a shot at owning them. Because we all know no one is trading Brady, Rodgers, or Brees. The people who drafted them however long ago aren’t giving them up ever or if they did, it’d take a king’s ransom of players that would severely cripple any team.
So I figure we mix up it every 2 years. The league will still have keepers but you can only keep a player for consecutive years, STARTING WITH THIS YEAR. This year will count as year one. You can also choose not to draft a player like usual. I’m all about choices in this here league.
And last but not least…
4. Lineups resembling actual NFL formations on offense.
Our current setup is: 1 QB, 3WR, 2RB, 1TE, 1WR/TE flex position, K and DEF.
The new setup would be: 1QB, 1RB, 2WR, 2WR/RB slots, 1WR/TE flex position, 1 TE, K and DEF.
The new look lineups offer an unparalleled amount of flexibility to the fantasy proceedings, from draft prep to the draft itself to weekly lineups and beyond. This allows teams to go five wide with receivers if they so desired. Running back heavy with 3 RBs. Balanced with the standard 3 WRs and 2RBs,. Shotgun with 4 wide with 1 RB.
YOU HAVE OPTIONS HERE!
SO I’ve outlined the 4 changes so far. Let me know what you think about said changes. I’m always open to discussing things if there are any disagreements to what I’ve proposed. But please come to me with fleshed out reasoning on why you don’t like a particular change. Don’t come at me with a basic distaste for change because I’ll disregard whatever you have to say.with this face…