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Postby jjo31420 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:26 pm

Most leagues let you start 2 RBs.

What if you were allowed to start 3 RBs, with the caveat that 2 of the RBs must be from the same team?

This might be a way to address RBBC/goal line carries/game time decisions, etc issues. (Even though most of those issues add to the challenge of FF). This would also affect drafting, as it is a huge incentive to pick up your starter's backup.

Just brainstorming here...I'm not married to the idea myself. I know probably none of the online service providers do anything like this, so it is probably moot anyway.
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Postby Verdun Barbarians » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:39 pm

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Postby dream_017 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:40 pm

Verdun Barbarians wrote::-t


Couldn't have said it better myself
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Postby eagles21 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:42 pm

That wouldn't be good, because you could only start 1 elite RB each week.

If I was in a league like this, I would just draft one of my elite RB's backup and start him even though he wouldn't get me anything.

I don't like the idea.
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Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:47 pm

Verdun Barbarians wrote::-t


Quick question, whats your reasoning for saying " :-t " ?
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Re: How about a new FF rule for running backs...

Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:48 pm

jjo31420 wrote:Most leagues let you start 2 RBs.

What if you were allowed to start 3 RBs, with the caveat that 2 of the RBs must be from the same team?

This might be a way to address RBBC/goal line carries/game time decisions, etc issues. (Even though most of those issues add to the challenge of FF). This would also affect drafting, as it is a huge incentive to pick up your starter's backup.

Just brainstorming here...I'm not married to the idea myself. I know probably none of the online service providers do anything like this, so it is probably moot anyway.


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Postby Kensat30 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Or we could play "TEAM" RB. Yeah, that would be fun.
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Postby Pete123444 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:03 pm

Kensat30 wrote:Or we could play "TEAM" RB. Yeah, that would be fun.


There are sites that support that. .... Maybe it's the future of FF??






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Postby spodog » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:03 pm

:-t

This is similar to the leagues that have a "Team QB" position, where you automatically get the starter, the backup and the 3rd string clipboard guy.

That sucks too.
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Postby biju » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:06 pm

Part of what I find fun about FF is the draft strategy. In 12 team leagues not everyone is going to get 3 viable RBs (assuming 2 starting RBs plus a backup for bye weeks) and it's up to that owner to make a conscious decision to eat it one week in favor of picking up a premier WR (or maybe QB).

That's the beauty of the game.

I understand people get frustrated with the RBBC but there isn't a single 12 team league that I've seen where each team had the ability to pick up 2 starting (and non-RBBC) RBs. Most of the time they just decide to take WRs instead. That's their choice. Besides, doesn't that kind of ruin the ability to pick up someone else's handcuff too? They could just say that was their guy's 2nd and force the draft too much.
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