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Postby PACKman1144 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:54 am

I won't do more than 14, and ten is my preferred. Anything between 8-12 works great
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Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:58 am

With the right starting requirements 16 team leagues can be fun...

One lineup that I found works decently is:

Team Quarterback, RB/WR, WR, WR/TE, TE, K, D, DL, LB, LB, DB
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:31 pm

i've played in a 32 teamer the last few years...now that's interesting, but we use IDP too.
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Postby Monse_HQ » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:37 pm

Anything past 12 isn't very fun. :-°
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Postby The Lung » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:31 pm

The argument I hear most often is that with a 16 team league, you play every team exactly once. With 10 and 12 team leagues, a team will play some once and others twice.

The argument is then made that playing all teams exactly once removes all vagaries and "strength-of-schedule" considerations. I don't necessarily believe that, and still think that 16 teams dilutes the available NFL talent too much. The waiver wire gets picked clean, and / or you may end up starting bit players or players on bye. Sorry, I don't want to have to know who the Chicago Bears 4th WR is.
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Postby Dirt Bag » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:35 pm

Depends on starting requirements. I say over 14 is way too many but usally 12 is good.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:33 pm

i would say 8-12 teams is idea, and 16 is the ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM
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Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:00 pm

My buddy plays in a 32 team league where you draft every position by team, rather than individually...

Team QB's, Team RB's, Team WR's, Team TE's, Team K's, Team D's
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Postby Pete123444 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:07 pm

The Lung wrote:The argument I hear most often is that with a 16 team league, you play every team exactly once. With 10 and 12 team leagues, a team will play some once and others twice.

The argument is then made that playing all teams exactly once removes all vagaries and "strength-of-schedule" considerations. I don't necessarily believe that, and still think that 16 teams dilutes the available NFL talent too much. The waiver wire gets picked clean, and / or you may end up starting bit players or players on bye. Sorry, I don't want to have to know who the Chicago Bears 4th WR is.


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Postby Deathlok2001 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:15 am

I am in two 20 team leagues!
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