Azrael wrote:They're worth so little in FF because they are worth so little in real football. A safety is often the result of opportunity not because the defense is good. Just because something doesn't happen often doesn't mean it should be worth alot of points.
Well, so much of football is opportunity.
If an offense starts on the opponents 5 yard line (becuse of a TO) and scores on the first play, that's purely opportunity. Should the TD be less fantasy points?
When a WR who ran the wrong route and the CB is standing right there for the INT, is that any more skill than getting a sack for a safety?
For IDP, should a forced fumble not be worth anything since it involved no skill, just picking up the ball?
Is it unfair that some kickers get more opps than others which equals more fantasy point opportunities?
Either way you slice it, a lot of football is just about luck an opportunities (just like any sport). Fantasy football is about stats. The luck factor shouldn't be very important. You can interpret every single play as "lucky".