Last season the Saints had the most yards acquired from kick off and punt returns..... Just over 2100 yards over the course of the year....
At 50 per point, that's 42 fantasy points..... Spread out over 16 games, that's roughly 2.6 fantasy points per game....
I would hardly call that "blowing up."
What I don't like about this rule is something that another poster already mentioned.... It rewards the worst defenses in football because they tend to give up the most points, and thus get the most kick return yardage.... I mean, let's look at the top 10 kick returning teams from last year:
And let's look at the worst returners in the league:
It seems counter productive to be awarding points to defenses who give up tons of points, now doesn't it?
However, if you're going to play by this rule, then you want to target teams that tend to give up a lot of points, but also get a lot of sacks and interceptions....
Some good teams to look at in this sytem would be:
Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, and possibly KC, as they should still have a killer return game, and may pick up more turnovers and sacks with that improved defense....