EagleFan68 wrote:Over the years my biggest problem with Fantasy Football is

1)No matter how good a team you have on paper, you can't control what they do on the field

2) You can't stop your opponent from scoring

Well,

You're not going to be able to control how many points your player scores, but..

I was thinking of trying a league next year where you can play some defense.

Depending on your scoring system the exact number of points will have to be worked out.

We have a high scoring league and most games each week are in the 140-120 scoring range.

So I was considering taking a percentage of the avg weekly score, let's say 24 points, which would be about 15% of our average weekly score.

Now each owner will be able to assign these negative 24 points to take away from their opponent's individual starters each week.

You can assign them to any one player or all players

So if your opponent's line up looks like this

Carr assign -6 to Carr

LT2 assign -12 to LT2

F Taylor

Holt assign -6 to Holt

Driver

Glenn

LJ Smith

Kaeding

Cowboys

Now I know this could just balance out to be -24 from each team but if you use them the right way you can benefit

What if I take -12 from LT2 and he only scores

So if they score like this their score minus defensive points in red

Carr 16 - 6 =10

LT2 8 - 12 = 0 mis-used 4 negative defensive pts

F Taylor 8=8

Holt 10 - 6 =4

Driver 18=18

Glenn 4=4

LJ Smith 7=7

Kaeding 7=7

Cowboys 5=5

His pre defensive points were 83

His score after the minus defensive points was 63

So I ended up taking away 20 out of a possible 24 points from my opponent

If I assigned all 24 negative points to LT2 , I would have misused 16 of my negative defensive points

It's not perfect yet, but something I am working on

thoughts ?

Very cool idea... But, to avoid wasting your point deductions, wouldn't the best strategy be to apply them relatively evenly over all the players... (24 point deductions / 9 starters = -2.67 points per player) Odds are good that every one of your opponent's starters will score at least 2-3 points...

Here's an idea, though...

You start the week with your "bank of deduction points."

You can spend them, as follows:

6 points = 1 rush/rec TD removed

4 points = 1 pass TD removed

1 point = 10 rush/rec yards removed

.5 points = 10 pass yards removed

3 points = 1 FG removed

1 point = 1 XP removed

etc...

Customize it to your scoring system...

THENThe teams that wish to spend deductive points MUST post how they choose to spend those points by naming the stats they wish to reduce AND THE PLAYER from which they wish to reduce them by

11:59 PM on Thursday...

For example, if I wish to spend 16 deductive points, then I have to declare by 11:59 PM on Thursday:

Deduct 1 rush TD from LT2...

Deduct 1 pass TD from D. Brees...

Deduct 40 rec yards from CJ...

Deduct 20 rec yards from J. Shockey...

At that point, your opponent then has the opportunity to bench any of his players, as he sees fit, in order to negate the deductive points you have hit him with... Which he may or may not choose to do...

The beauty of specifying which stats to reduce is that if you hit a guy like LT with -3 TD's, and he only scores 1 TD, but goes for 200 yards, you've wasted a bundle of deductive points on his TD's and he burned you with yards... Etc...

You could make things even more interesting by allotting deductive points based on total points scored over the course of the season... You could either have this be an inverse relationship (worst teams have most deductive points), which would serve to add parity to your league, or you could make it a direct proportional relationship (best teams have most deductive points), which would serve to further reward outstanding play over the course of the season...

OR you could make things really interesting... And have deductive points be based on the bench scoring of your players from the previous week, which adds an extra wrinkle, because teams would have to find a happy medium when deciding starters... They would have to start the right players in order to not only win this week's game, but also to have enough points on the bench to maximize next week's deductive points...

Then you would have to decide whether or not to allow players to roll-over their deductive points from week to week... But I would recommend against this, because people would build up such a stockpile that they could really screw up the playoffs....