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Postby Mr.Joshua » Thu May 10, 2012 8:15 am

Our league is considering adding a 3rd starting wr spot this year due to how deep the position has become compared to rb's. Im sure alot of you do this already. We have had 2 rb, 2wr, 1te and 1 flex. Also thinking of adding the te to the flex spot as its getting deep too. Just wanted to hear some thoughts from those of you that use 1 or both of these rules already....thanks
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby Big Bang » Mon May 14, 2012 6:07 am

My league uses the following
1 QB
2 RB
3 WR
1 TE
1 K
1 Def
1 Head Coach

I feel without a flex position it creates more pressure to fill your positions, and creates more trading within the league. It's nice to have a flex position, but it creates more of a challenge to have a stronger restriction.
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby Mr.Joshua » Mon May 14, 2012 6:23 am

Thanks, how does the head coach work? :-S
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby Big Bang » Mon May 14, 2012 7:00 am

It sounds silly, but it actually decides more games than you'd think.

The head coach wins you 3 its if his team wins, or -3 if they lose. So if I started Andy Reid, I'd be an eagles fan for the day, because he could either win me 3 its, or lose me 3, which is awful in a close game in the play-offs
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby murphysxm » Mon May 14, 2012 10:19 am

I prefer the most flexible roster settings as possible. Yes the FLEX position reduces the pressure to carry a set number of RB, WR, etc, but I think it also opens up more weekly decisions who to start. I'd much rather have to decide on who is the best start each week, regardless of position, than be stuck with having to start a player regardless because that's the only player at a position available. My preferred roster is

QB
RB
RB
WR
WR
TE
WR/RB/TE
K
DEF
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby DeathStar » Sat May 19, 2012 10:54 am

I think the best set up for offensive positions is

1 QB
2RB
2WR
1 WR/RB
1 WR/TE

What this does is gives you plenty of roster spots but gives you plenty of flexibility with your starting lineup.
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby Mr.Joshua » Sat May 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks for the input guys. We have always had 16 rounds for 12 teams. Waiver wire was really thin last year, so going to 18 rounds was out of the question. We decided adding an IDP was the best way to add something new and make the ww deeper.
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby yualreadyknow » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:12 pm

I gotta admit that the head coach angle is a new one to me. Very intriguing.

I have been in a league where they actually had:
2 QBs (needless to say, I destroyed the competition)
2 RB
2 WR
1 TE
1 FLEX

But the addition of the IDP and offsets the thin waiver wire or if there is a huge gap in talent which is what I see in the WR corps after around 20.
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby Ek » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:27 pm

I've brainstormed a little about the head coach position too. Although I've never seen this in a league, the scoring categories I've thought of to capture good/bad coaching were:

Win (outright): 7 points
Win (vs. spread): 4 points
Loss (outright): -3 points
Loss (vs. spread): -2 points
Turnover Margin: 1 point/TO
Penalty yards margin: 1 point/10 yards
4th down conversion: 1 point, plus 1 pt/10 yards gained and 4 points for a TD
Turnover on downs: -.5 points
2 point conversion: 1 point
2 point conversion failed: -1 point
Timeout used, > 10 minutes remaining in half: -1 point

I can't imagine a website supporting all of this in the near future though.
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Re: Fantasy is Changing....

Postby stomperrob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:38 pm

Mr.Joshua wrote:Thanks for the input guys. We have always had 16 rounds for 12 teams. Waiver wire was really thin last year, so going to 18 rounds was out of the question. We decided adding an IDP was the best way to add something new and make the ww deeper.


A thin WW isn't always a bad thing - if you're in with a good group of owners it really encourages trading. ;-D
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