moochman wrote:biju wrote:stomperrob wrote:Agree with all those who call it unsportsmanlike. Also wrong for the worst teams to tank the last few games to try and get a higher draft pick (in several of my leagues teams are punished for this by taking away their high pick and bumping them down the list).
In my big money league all the teams that don't make the playoffs are put in a bucket for weeks 14-16 and the highest scoring team takes the 1st pick and it goes on down the line from there. It keeps teams from tanking in a huge way.
In other words, it's not possible to tank your way into the #1 spot the following year.
So basically you insure the worst team does not get the number one pick?
We do the same thing in our league. Typically, if you miss the playoffs, you've known for a while that your team stinks. Rather than tanking to get a better pick, you should be spending that time trying to improve your team for your own (although lesser) playoff run.
Not only does this ensure people won't tank, but also makes the WW situation more stable and realistic. The 2-8 teams are still grabbing guys off the wire. Everyone in our league really likes this mini-challenge. It gives teams that are out of it still something to play for.