Yeah, apparently the scoring is standard with sacks worth 5 and interceptions worth 3, etc. I just basically nabbed all the players off the WW from last year with the most fantasy points with a few exceptions (i.e., Sapp & rookies). As long as there's SOLID, but not spectacular, I've done my best as a fantasy rookie. I think I am in over my head in both those custom leagues, but it'll be fun playing with the sharks and then maybe next year I'll actually be one.
actually, thats not standard at all, SHOT.
There are basically 2 types of scoring for IDP that are used the most:
A. 1 point per tackle and 3 points per sack
B. .5 points per tackle and 3 points per sack
That small change actually determines the strategy of what kind of defensive players to draft.
If you really want help, you need to give us all of your defensive scoring rules.
These guys shouldnt normally be on fantasy rosters unless its a VERY deep league (14-16 teams):
You really need to look at and understand stats for these players. Sapp is never a good pick in fantasy because he doesnt do things that are recognized in fantasy sports - like tackles or sacks. Hes a great player and could be the best at what he does, but in fantasy, he's basically worthless.
The vast majority of the time, you pick defensive players by their TACKLES. It usually is the highest source for scoring and is the most reliably consistant stat from yr to yr. Sacks fluxuate pretty wildly as do INTs.
Dont go by names. Go by numbers. Go to Yahoo and just start looking at the individual defensive stats from last yr - you can rank by tackles, and that usually is the best place to start.
Im sorry to have to tell you this but in order for you to be competitive in your leagues, you are going to have to replace over half those defensive lineups.