Kareighuis wrote:Interesting. I don't know about the specifics (like 24 teams), but the general idea seems cool.
I've been considering something equally different- the fantasy football regular season is the NFL's regular season. The fantasy football playoff is the NFL's playoffs. So, Jerome Harrison and Jamal Charles last year would have value to players trying to squek into the playoffs- and then have no value once your in. Deadline trades would be loaded with "do I trade the superior talent for the guy who will be in the playoffs" type questions. Similarly, guys resting for the playoffs wouldn't help the fantasy team trying to make the playoffs- Harrison for Wayne?
New fantasy seasons that start in the playoffs are a lot like that. Do I draft Fitzgerald, knowing he will probably be eliminated in the first round or should I go for Reggie Bush who might get me a Super Bowl TD?
Yep. My problem has been that a 17 game regular season gets cut into a 13 game one and forces playoff games into the end of the regular season, when many of the best teams (and often best players) are playing little or not at all. Always seemed ridiculous.
I've been a football fan for years, but only recently got into fantasy football because of this issue. By rejoining the NFL's regular and playoff season together, I'm thinking that problem is resolved.
There was even a time I was considering how to incorporate the preseason games into fantasy football. Had a few ideas, but they don't seem like they'll be as useful if it does get cut down to merely 2 games.