Yahoo Private head to head league.
At the moment 30 return yards equals 1 point. Rushing yards are 15 yards = 1pt and Receiving yards are 20 yards 1pt.
We have come down to changing it to either 20 or 25 yards and possibly increasing the points for return touchdown from 6 to 8.
Here is what people are telling me in my league:
For 25 yards:
"Should be 25 yards needed for a point. But touch down returns should be worth 8 points not 6. That way if you run back for 100 yards and get a touch down you would get 12 points. This would be cool since it will not happen that often. If it is 20 yards per point I think that could be unbalanced, you might beat someone based on your return game which would be the suck."
"I think 25 yards should be good. The average return man will actually get quite a
bit of return yards in a game on kickoff returns, especially if he's on a crappy
team that allows a lot of scores..
Plus really the return stat is more of a
bonus stat in my eyes, so I don't want it to have the same kind of weight or impact
on scoring that the other stats have, unless the guy does go the distance and score
a TD (in which case he'll rack up big yards+td pts anyways)."
And for 20 yards:
"I think 20 is a good place to put it. You've got to remember that we
drafted running backs and receivers, not returners -- so guys we have that
also return kicks probably won't be in the startling lineup just because
of their kick returning prowess. The only reason Antwaan Randle El and
Maurice Morris are on my roster, for example, are because they return
kicks -- but they still won't be starting just because as fantasy football
players we put more weight on running backs and receivers. That's just my
vote is 3 to 2 for 20 yards at the moment and I haven't voted yet.
Hoping to fix debate this before the first game of the season tomorrow.