Allowing a certain number of players to play in a week to get rid of player advantage
The NBA schedule is variable with some teams playing way more games. If each team gets 25 or so starting players a week than the matchup is fair. Otherwise one team can have 40 players going while another has 30. Reason football is fair is because everyone has same number of players that week.
I have to agree with this post. Not necessarily have it for every league, but at least give the commissioner the option to set a weekly cap of games/players to be played. It would also make it strategic to choose who you want to play against your weekly opponent.
This would also be unnecessary for my leagues as I dont play weekly matchups that count for 1 win. And I dont use matchups as a tie breaker for the problem you stated above. If you play head to head but use categories as wins, losses and ties, you have the ability to balance this out over the course of a season. Each player has the potential for 82 games.
There are weekly leagues that may be better suited for that idea.
Most of us now are used to the streaming players aspect of these weekly matchups. And many of us enjoy finding players based upon their # of games/wk. Plus, as someone else pointed out, with so many players taking nights off now limiting the number of games will not make it any more even.
Joshua Sheppard commented
Agreed with Francisco. You sound like a typical millenial though. I joined this thing with rules set in place. I don't like it. Change the rules to better suit me and adapt to my needs.
Francisco Rios commented
Sorry, bro. That is just how NBA schedule works. On some ocassions it will benefit you and in some other it will not. In order to deal with this, I avoid having two or more players from the same team in my roster. It really hurts when that team plays only two games during the week.
I would not expect this to be changed.
The main reason is because there are days during the week when there are near full schedules, meaning all 13 of your players have games but you can only start 10. Your opponent, on the other hand, has only 9 players with games.
This does not give you a 4 game advantage for this specific date. It give you a 1 player advantage.
Another reason is players being sat in either the 1st or 2nd game of back-to-back sets, especially the older players and players dealing with nagging injuries. Just using the team's schedule to count possible games does not factor in situations like this where it is known the player won't play in every game.