14 Responses to “2010 Fantasy Resolutions”

  1. Chad says:

    “I Will Not Bench My Studs” this is a golden rule.
    Also, I will not be a deparate owner. If I go 0-1 or 0-2 I will not make a deparate trade.

  2. bob says:

    Is it okay to mock someone for misspelling desperate twice? jk

    All these rules are fine, but the reason people act like turds is because they aren’t having any fun. A coach gets upset at his unlucky loss, the last thing he wants is for someone to enjoy his lucky win. So his misery tries to make company.

    The goal is for everyone to have fun. If owners could just take that rule with them, it would render advice columns like this unnecessary.

  3. Swamp Thing says:

    One way to eliminate the “I Will Manage My Team Regardless of Record” issue is to have a lottery system set-up. Our league takes the bottom half of the league and puts them into a lottery system. Even if someone does try to tank it, they are not guranteed the 1st overall pick next year.

  4. Warren says:

    That’s a great idea, Swamp Thing. Why didn’t I think of that? I think I will suggest that one to my league. Thanks.

  5. In our main long running dynasty league, we floated that exact same lottery idea but it was soundly rejected. We actually wanted to consider a decreasing % for all teams of getting the #1 pick … such that even the champion had a small chance of getting the pick. Other owners just didn’t care for it for a number of reasons.

  6. dlf_KenM says:

    But in that league there is not a tanking issue, so each league is different.

  7. HotRod says:

    Great advice. Have fun.

    In order to keep guys from tanking, our league put a rule in place where the lowest three weekly scorers pay into a pot that goes to the weekly high score. It can get expensive very quickly if you don’t continue to manage your team well.

  8. Just Karl says:

    All serious keeper leagues should be using an auction by now. It gives everyone an equal shot at every player plus during the year you can trade auction money in lieu of players to even out trades.

  9. Dlf_JeffH says:

    I don’t agree with that Karl, but you are certainly entitled to believe that way. I like auction leagues and they as the drafts are quite fun, but I really like the work and strategy of a true draft over that of the strategy of an auction style. I know many prefer auction style formats, but I’m not one of them. At least not as much as the traditional draft format.

  10. Just Karl says:

    Likewise you are entitled to believe that drafts are the best way to go, but it’s the reason you need rules to stop people from tanking at the end of the season. There is no advantage to tanking with an auction style draft. Also, I believe there is greater strategy involved in bidding on players in an auction than in projecting your picks in a snake draft.

  11. Swamp Thing says:

    I don’t know if I like the idea of auctions in Dynasty IMO. How do you rank the auction value of a player before he has even played a down in the league? I know when I drafted MJD as a rookie I got him the late 2nd round of our draft (trading to pick him btw) I assume he went fairly cheap in an auction Dynasty draft.

  12. bob says:

    Is it that bad if an owner tanks the end of a season? It’s the best move available to them at that point. A team should always make the move that makes them the most competitive.

    I just think that there’s so much luck in fantasy, that a team getting lucky in a late season match-up against teams who are tanking is just part of that luck.

    I like the auction idea as another solution, however, that doesn’t really help in true Dynasty leagues, since you are only drafting rookies. You either have to give the weaker teams more cash to bid with or you make the game harder for the weaker teams altogether. And then you have the same problem.

  13. Phish Brigade says:

    If you set up a consolation bracket, that can help avoid the tanking issue. We call it the “Billy Bajema Bowl” in one league, but it’s an inside joke. In $$$ leagues, if the winner of the consolation bracket wins their money back… I think that would help. I’m hoping it does with mine.

    Blind bidding on free agents is an element of FF that isn’t used enough IMO. I love the idea that everyone has a price during the season and that hasty waiver wire usage doesn’t have to exclude you from a ton of future picks. But auction leagues are different. I’ve been in auction leagues before. I love the draft format ( both in person and online ), but the player values can get out of whack down the road. The price gets held against you in trade offers and offers less flexibility for that reason.

    Great article. Love the comments. The only etiquette issue I have is with #4. It impedes on my trash talk behavior. =P

  14. Trader Bob says:

    I’ve finally started learning the tricks of trading stocks. Quiet honestly, it’s the mental part of investing that is the key to being profitable.

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