Hey guys. i have a little disagreement in one of my leagues. Which side of this argument would you take? This is an 8 team league with players such as Big Ben, S. Holmes, K. Curtis, DJ Hackett, w. welker, C. Brown, B. marshall, and others on the WW.
are the player maximums set the way they are on purpose, or is that just the standard setup?
For example, we are only allowed to have 2 QB's on the roster, 5 WR, etc. I don't like that rule at all. If i want to have 3 QB's, isn't that my problem?
I really think this will cause an issue with trades. If I want to trade a RB for a QB, it won't let me, because I would exceed the maximum.
Most leagues have maximums of 3 QB's, 8 WR's and 8 RB's. i think that is more in line with what we should be playing with as well.
The problem with having 3 QB's, 8 WR's and 8 RB's is that teams will withhold good players and not trade, leaving you to search on a waiver wire empty of warm bodies.
A fair league needs at least some decent players on the waiver wire so when a team has some injuries, (and everyone will) they can find a decent replacement.
It levels out the playing field for everyone to have a chance. Most leagues have 3, 8 & 8 because they are not playing for $
You can trade your RB for a QB but you will have to drop one of your QB’s, therefore placing a decent player on the waiver wire. It is my experience that everyone plays their number one QB every game of the season anyway.
For example, you will most like play McNabb every game, except his bye week and if you could get someone better than McNabb for one of your RB’s, then you would surly drop Kitna so you can have McNabb as a backup right? If you were allowed 3 QB's that would mean you have two great QB’s and Kitna would ride pine all season on your bench. This way Kitna is being used by another team that needs him, hence leveling out the playing field.
If you, and me, and six others pay $150 to play for a $720 prize, why would we want the playing field to be leveled? By entering a league that has prize money, I am betting on the fact that I can manage my team of players better than the other 7. Part of that is scouting the waiver wire for players that should not be there and using them to trade for other players later.
I saw two players that I would have liked to have on my team this past week, and I couldn't pick them up without dropping Kitna at QB or Andre Johnson, Vincent Jackson, or Braylon Edwards at receiver. So, I am effectively being punished for drafting good backups. I think that is dumb.
Now, those players have had a big week one, and the rest of the league is going to think, "hey I need to pick up so and so." Thus, the rules, as you stated, have leveled the playing field, which is a bad thing in my opinion. If I would have been able to pick up those players, who I thought were going to perform well, it would have been to my advantage later in the season. The rules, as they are, take away some of the skill of managing a team.