The Lung wrote:Seriously? Punters?
I've been doing fantasy football since 2001, on this website since 2004, and this is the first I've EVER heard of punters being utilized.
I've seen Punters discussed a few times, but I've never really seen a feasible scoring system produced. I think it's trying to be too cute.
How about just scoring for punts inside the 10 and 20, for fair catches, and a small negative for touchbacks.
Inside 10: 1
Inside 20: .5
Fair Catch: .5
If you're going to do it that's the only way you can really.
I'm still not sure I'd advise it. People would just choose the punters that punt the most, i.e. the ones on the worst teams. Just think it's a bit pointless really.
As far as runbacks, I don't think that should be on the head of the punter.
I disagree with this. Sure coverage is often the reason for run backs, but a bad punt can leave the run back uncoverable.
The above scoring wouldn't have a big effect on overall scores anyway, but including the punter seems to me to add a little diversity to the team. A pinch of spice.
I think the best way to do that is to come up with some creative scoring for existing positions, rather than experimenting wiht a position that's pretty hard to find a correlation between fantasy scoring and player performance.