Impressionable wrote:steelyeri wrote:I agree. drafting before the post season starts really sucks. It gives an unfair advantage to "lucky" owners who's players stay healthy.
Injuries are part of football. How is getting injured in the second week of the preseason much worse than the 8th week of the season? Durability is part of research and the drafting process. Every league will undergo problems with injuries, it's an inevitable process through football. It's not any more "lucky" for a player to keep his players healthy throughout the season than it is for them to keep them healthy through the preseason.
I agree, injuries are part of the game, and how you respond to them dictates how good a fantasy manager you are. However, as commissioners, it's our responsibility to keep the league competitive, and if somebody loses their first round pick before the seasons starts, they're probably gonna get kicked around all season (especially in larger leagues), and that will throw off the balance in the league. There's no harm in waiting a few weeks to avoid this scenario.