I'm looking for a FF software application that minimizes the luck factor in FF as much as possible and rewards the consistently high scoring teams. To find the best software application available I figured I would ask those in the FF community for help. I've stumbled upon one feature in particular that I believe will help minimize the luck factor for my league. It's called the "League Points" scoring system (please see description below). I would be grateful if anyone could point me in the direction of FF providers that offer this feature. I would also be grateful to anyone who has any suggestions of other features (whether or not they think they exist) that would help minimize the luck factor in FF.
Please don't turn this thread into a debate of whether you are for or against luck in FF. I already started another thread like that which you can discuss here: http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=427264&start=20
Let's keep this thread about features that can help minimize luck in FF.
Below is the questionably accurate description of the "League Points" scoring system in FF. I'll try to explain it real quick from my understanding of how it works (someone with experience please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong):
We'll use a 12 team league as an example, with the top 6 teams making the playoffs...
Teams play h2h each week. Each team that wins their h2h matchup gets 1 league point. The top 3 teams in scoring each week (win or lose) get 3 league points, the 4th thru 6th highest scoring teams each week get 2 league points, the 7th thru 9th highest scoring teams of the week get 1 league point, and the bottom 3 scoring teams of the week get no league points. The 6 teams with the highest league points at the end of the regular season go to the playoffs.
I'm still not clear on tiebreakers but I would assume it might work like this: If two teams were tied with the same amount of league points at the end of the regular season then the tie breaker would revert back to who won the head to h2h matchups between the two teams and if those were split then it would probably go to the team that scored the most points overall in those h2h matchups between the two teams.
As far as the playoffs go I believe it is just a standard h2h playoff system (although I think a better solution could be found for this too).
This summary of a "League Points" system may not be completely accurate as I have pieced together how this works from several different sources and also I have filled in some of the missing pieces with my own assumptions. I would really appreciate it if someone who actually plays in this kind of league could step in and clarify things for all of us though.
To recap...Please point me in the direction of a provider that offers this feature and feel free to suggest other features that you feel help minimize luck in FF.
I appreciate anyone that can help! - Thanks!!