Ok, so here's the skinny of our league and I'm hoping that someone could help me figure out what the benefits are of having 3 divisions instead of 2 divisions. We have modified "Simmons Rules".
-12 team auction redraft league (no keepers -- yet...) in 2 divisions
-15 players per team - PPR
-Starters: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, RB/WR/TE, K, DEF (5 Bench Players)
: six points for rushing/receiving TDs; four points for passing TDs; three for FGs; one for PATs; six for defense/special teams TD; one for sacks/fumble recoveries/INTs; two for safeties; one for every 20 passing yards; one for every 10 rushing/receiving yards
-Additional scoring categories
: Five-point bonuses for 175 yards rushing/receiving and 350 yards passing. Shutouts count for 10 points, holding an opponent to seven or less counts for five and holding the other team to under 200 total yards counts as another five. Interceptions, fumbles and missed kicks count as minus-one; any pick returned for a TD counts as minus-six against your QB.
: 17 week regular season, top four teams advance to the playoffs - division winners + next two best records. Playoff teams can protect just six players from their roster. Playoff rosters increase to 11 men: one QB, two RBs, three WRs, one TE, one kicker, one defense and two extra guys (any position). To fill out the last five spots: the playoff teams pick from the teams that fell short. Best record gets the first pick every round, second-best picks second and so on. Scoring is cumulative through the four playoff rounds. Highest total points wins.So my basic question is could I modify this league to be 3 divisions instead of 2 where the four playoff teams were based off of overall record only instead of division winners + next two best? Why do people use 3 divisions? What's the benefit?
Thanks so much in advance everyone!!