The fantasy “off-season” is officially upon us now. Hopefully, this means you have already let your league commissioners know your intentions for the 2019 fantasy season. You’ve already made certain your roster is in compliance with your off-season rules, and you know if there are any deadlines approaching for league fee payments, roster changes, etc. If not, you better stop reading and go figure that out. Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you. All good now? Okay, let’s get back to it.
Now that is all dealt with, it is time to move on to your next task. Unfortunately, it is something that many league owners just don’t participate in at all. It is time to start proposing changes to your league rules and bylaws.
Having a league with well-constructed and thought our bylaws to go with a fair scoring system is one of the key factors in if a league will last for years to come or if it will quickly circle the drain and break up. Much like the NFL, leagues need to change and evolve with the times. Every league should be going through an annual evaluation period of its rules where owners can have open and honest discussions about the things that work and the things that need to be changed. What was great ten years ago when your league started might be an area of concern today.
When I first started writing for DLF almost six years ago, one of my big pushes was to “Kick the Kicker” from dynasty leagues. It took a while, but I think playing without a kicker in dynasty is now the norm. This is just one example of a change that leagues can and should be making as time goes on.
In order to help you out, I have decided to put together a little series with a few ideas for changes you should be proposing and discussing in your leagues. Before I go any further, let me be the first to say that every league is different, and it is important that you do what fits your league and what your owners find enjoyable. If you don’t like an idea or it doesn’t fit with your league’s philosophy, then, by all means, don’t bring it up. These are just some ideas I think are definitely worthy of discussion.