Fantasy basketball settings #fantasysports
Hello. I submitted my question originally to Yahoo Sports - Request for Support @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I received this response: "Here's the link to our engineers" so I am writing to you. I have been involved with Head-to-Head fantasy basketball leagues for quite some time. It used to be I had a fighting chance to win and once in a while I did But not lately.
We play in a head-to-head league with daily line-up changes and add/drops. On an average week, a team may have players playing in 40 to 44 games. However, also in any given week, your opponent may have anywhere from 48 to 52 games depending on the NBA schedule. Under these circumstances, I don't care if you play with the Dream Team, you are going to lose. The bottom line is that team owners are not always drafting by best player available, but they are studying the NBA schedule to see which teams have the most games on light nights like Tuesdays and Thursdays and drafting accordingly. There is something inherently wrong with this!! You may think it will all even out over the course of the season, but this is not the case. Players are dropped and added frequently based on the number of games they play.
I'd like to know if there is a way to please program the league so that we (via the Commissioner) can set a limit on the total number of games all teams can play per week? I understand that the capability to set a maximum # of games per week doesn't exist now. I also understand there is a default limit of 82 games per position in Rotisserie leagues, however Head-to-Head leagues have no maximum limits. Even if we did have it, I'm not sure it would adequately address the weekly line-up problem we are dealing with here.
Since this capability does not currently exist, I am asking your programmers to get together and consider making this happen for this upcoming season. I'm sure ours is not the only league dealing with this issue.
Suggested category addition to Scoring & Settings: "Maximum Number of Games per Week."
We already have the setting "Max Acquisitions per Week" which is currently set to 3. IMHO, there should be a way to add the above setting.
Drafting the best players should drive this league. The NBA schedule should be irrelevant. Unfortunately, it is not! We are very frustrated. Please help! Thank you.