Need to add maximum IP or limit starts per week in H2H points leagues
Need allow commish to add a MAXIMUM innings pitched or set number of starts per week.
It's too easy to win when you can stream starting pitchers in a points league (we do have a 5 transaction limit, but still need an innings max).
Kyle Klingerman commented
Ability to set start limit please! Egregious this is not available for H2H leagues
Zach Pressley commented
Would love to see a Max GS as a limit to leagues.
You can have more than 1 guy go on a day but lets say after 7 GSs you can't have another Starter or you won't get the stats from any starting pitcher, only relief pitchers
Mike Smyth commented
Adding my voice to this. Please make it happen, but it's been three years since it was posted and you haven't. So I won't hold my breath. This is an advantage ESPN has over you that feels very easy to fix.
Maybe for the goons who dont know pitching, Yahoo could separate pitcher and batter transactions for Commissioner settings.
But, in my view streaming mirrors todays game better anyway. Real teams are now using 6-7 pitcher rotations, adding 27th player for DHs, and sending pitchers up and down from the minors like crazy. Add in openers, and you got a real need to stay on top of things.
For the players who cant keep up, just play a weekly league that locks your lineups.
The rest of us enjoy the real game.
Plus, steaming pitchers is no guarantee of anything.
I commission a variety of leagues. The best way to limit streaming with Pt leagues is to use 12 or more team leagues. 14 teams will really fdonthe trick.
Also, your commissioner can take the time to set up the points to punish losses more heavily, and not reward as much for IP or QS, etc.
I have one league like this with 10 teams and a lot of available streaming options. However, most of the streams lose the player points as they are the pitchers nobody wanted anyway. The player has to really pay attention to matchups, etc to get rewarded. Making that choice of giving someone else up doesnt always pay either. You got to give to receive. Choose wisely.
People like streaming leagues. i do.
Your commish can limit weekly transactions if you dont enjoy playing daily
Grant Grigsby commented
Needs to happen!
Dude Man E commented
In any format, I'd like to set a RANGE of IP's. 30 to 40 or so would be perfect.
Chap Sweat commented
There is already a minimum innings pitched limit per week. Adding a maximum limit shouldn’t be too hard to add.
Our league has had to limit weekly transactions to curb streaming. But it sucks when you have to replace an injured hitter and can’t because you’re out of weekly transactions due to a rule only made to address pitching.
matthew austin commented
Y'all this needs to happen for 2020.
Josh Burkhart commented
I agree it should be an option for leagues that wish to have it. Leagues that do not want it can set it at like 120 or something per week. Leagues that do want it can set wherever lower. It compares start to start more closely in weekly leagues rather than comparing who accumulated the most counting stats.
cary smith commented
..i implement streaming, since it's a part of the Fantasy GAME we
play, but i can definitely see how folks who don't like the tactic
would benefit from a Max IP setting..
..that said, be prepared for highly increased prime SP demand at
the top end of the Draft, eh?..
..personally, i feel that streaming SPs encourages (or awards)
more active owners..plus, it's an option open to all, so as more
owners implement the strategy, there are fewer viable SP to
meet demand, thereby reducing the impact of a few owners
who "take advantage" (not really, since it's built into the GAME)
..still, a Max IP could help diminish the practice, as well as
providing Y!FLB Managers the opportunity to recover from a
disasterous outing by one of their primo starters..
..if you consider 7 Starters per week, averaging 6 IP (maybe
5?..those are setting the Commish should be able to set),
as well as considering RP activity, i'd think something like
60 Max IP would be reasonable..and (pls!) make it adjustable
by the Commish, as they see fit..
not for- or against-, but a decent change to permit>>
I’ve been waiting for this feature for years. Streaming is dumb imo. If you like streaming, great. But our entire league hates it and as of now, we have to govern it by the honor system because Yahoo refuses to add a simple starts/week feature.
where the vote against button?
Yes, good suggestion. Not just needed in H2H points, but H2H category leagues, too. We have a maximum number of SP starts per week (13) but it's basically just the honor system. Your competitors like Fantrax and I think CBS have this ability.
Having a 2-week championship match-up (and maybe even a 2-week semi-final) negates the advantage of the streaming strategy and makes for a fairer result too less flukes.
Streaming is a legit strategy. Start up a custom league that discourages it if you don't like it.
Chris Beck commented
Came here to say this. Please add max IP this year yahoo!!
I agree. The commish should be able to put a max on starts per week for starting pitchers. People just stock up on starting pitchers and stream pitchers all week. Batters stats become meaningless.
Ray Williams commented
Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I will show you how I do it in my three leagues. Also, need a co-commish in my D-League.
Ray Williams commented
Try putting negative points. I've run a point league for years with no maximum acquisitions. Bad pitchers should hurt you just as much as good pitching helps