It is tough. I usually have 10-15 fantasy football teams each year. But (finally) this year I'm left satisfied and full. Next year I plan to be in 1-3 leagues...that it!
In the past (and building up to this year) I've had two bench teams, which while they worked out good...they just didn't bring the decision and competition level that one bench spot brought. With two bench spots...everything was still easy. Moving down to one...deceision had to be made.
Though I could see that this wouldn't be for everyone...I really enjoyed it.
Cowboys 4 life wrote:Thats got to be tough drafting for. All of your top guys can't have the same bye week or you lose em to someone else.
In a league like that I'd get stubborn and just leave a roster spot open rather than lose a top player.
Drafting wasn't all that bad. The bye weeks were displayed for everyone to see just who they had picked and who was on a bye in what week.
The FA pool was always pretty decent. Sitting on good players in bad streaks isn't that good of an idea unless you've got a very well rounded team.
You didn't have to get rid every player for the weekly match-up. Your studs are still studs...and all the teams had some of them. but that third WR, second RB, TE and DEF team and defensive players could be rotated in and out depending on the match-up.
You did have one bench spot for that "franchise player" that you have to keep. But you certainly do have some tough decision during the bye weeks. I had won a a few of the early games...so I had the luxury of going a few players light, for two weeks, in order to keep some of the players I wanted to. But next year I plan to tweak the point mulitpliers (for the defensive players) so this comes at a bit more of a cost.
In the end...8 of 10 teams made the play-offs. The two teams that didn't make it just barely missed it (due to points). Of the 8 teams that made the play-offs...it was really anyones play-offs to win. It worked out well.
take care all,