New D/ST scoring opportunity. Punts inside the 5.
We should have the option to award points to D/ST for pinning the offence inside the 5 yard line on a punt.
The ST stands for special teams, right? Punt returns can count for points, why not punts?
in addition to punting, i would add inside 20, inside 10, hang time 3.5+ seconds, successful onside kicks, 50/60/70 yard punts, touch backs. add 60+yard FG, game winning field goal, (or losing) points for being on a winning team (or losing) for player or head coach
add OL and with categories sacks allowed, tackle 4 loss allowed, pancakes, QB hurries pre 4 seconds, QB hits allowed pre 4 seconds, Passing yards per every 100 offensive yards, rushing yards per every 100 yards, points for certain amount of offensive points scored. Could be individual OL or team OL format.
This should be combined with this, https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/206158-fantasy-football/suggestions/4355001-punters-we-need-punters-in-ffb-please-add-punte it's the same request. Yahoo when reviewing merge the two
Some punters can make or break the game. As long as yahoo doesn't bring in head coach for a position I'm good.
This situation may call for two equations: 1/ Points for distance of the punt (the longer the better) 2/ For punts fielded inside the 20 yard line, points for closeness to the goal line (the closer to the goal line the better). These two equations should reflect good football strategy well enough.
I think Chris is correct that a punt that results in a touchback should be scored as though it was fielded at the 20.
I'd just as soon ignore the length of the return for punter statistics. It can be scored by giving the other team points for return yardage.
The remaining problem is how to score a blocked punt.
1. I also agree on adding punters to yahoo or at least giving you the option of using punters in a private league.
2. I have always thought about the coaches option too, but when you think about it, you can only use it in a 12 or less team league. In a weekend of games, you'll only have 16 coaches that can win and on bye weeks, you can have a minimum of 13 coaches who will win.
3. home field advantage is a pretty good idea, at least for sure in the playoffs. I think that the teams with better records should have some advantage over the H2H opponents they play in the playoffs. I've been playing fantasy football for the last 7 years and I can honestly say that the team with best record has won the championship less than 50% of the time.
The problem here is that punters generally do not put points on the scoreboard directly. In fact, the punter can only be effective fantasy-wise on drives where his team doesn't score (not counting fake plays).
Since the punter's greatest asset lies in the field position game, the best stat category to measure the effectiveness of a punter is "Net Punt Yards", which in this case would be the length of the punt minus (or plus) any return yardage gained (or lost) by the receiving team. If the result of the punt is a touchback, then it would be the length of the punt minus 20 yards. (Question: is any penalty yardage gained or lost also included?)
Also, keep in mind that a guy like Ben Roethlisberger (normally a QB) may occasionally execute a pooch punt, and as such would be eligible for any stats normally associated with a punter.
This idea should be easy enough to implement. The stats needed are readily available. All Yahoo needs to do is to come up with good categories for scoring.
Actually, I believe that good-equations-for-scoring would be the better way to go.
And, I believe that this position should be added only in private leagues. The newbies in public leagues probably need to learn the basics of the game before being confronted by this position.
Klondike should receive a medal for posting a comment which contains ****, and I should also.
I'm all for including Punters in Fantasy Football. My concern is how to score them.
I'd rather not have anything to do with how far the punts are returned. We don't adjust QB scores by the distance that interceptions are returned, and most leagues don't use a "pick six" stat.
Let's consider a simple equation which rewards the distance of the punt (some fraction of a point per yard) plus an equation which rewards closeness to the goal line (for punts from the 20 to the 1 yard line, a fraction of a point for each yard closer to the goal line, but no bonus for rolling into the end zone).
The distance equation above actually scores blocked punts. For example, a partially blocked punt (resulting in a short distance before the ball goes out of bounds) would score a very low value from the yardage equation above. And, a fully blocked punt (resulting in the ball being fielded behind the line of scrimage) would score a negative value from the yardage equation above, changing what should have been a positive number into a negative number.
The idea of adding Punters to the game is a good one -- easy to implement and important to NFL football.
Coaches are important, but I worry that you'll pay **** for choosing any scoring system that uses coaches.
In real life, the home team wins about 60% of games. However, custom leagues have greatly varied scoring rules. I'm doubting that five points will matter in most of them.
James Goode commented
Every team in the NFL keeps at least one Punter on its roster.
The reason is because Punters are important.
Adding Punters to Fantasy Football would be a good innovation.
I like the idea of punters but not sure how to score them. I guess it be like this though. if they kicked it inside the twenty it's 1 point, 3 if inside the 10. And 1 point for every punt over 40 yards. 3 For every punt of 60 yards. -3 for every one returned for a TD.
In a word, STUPID
I've done a league with punters before. It was the stupidest thing I'd ever seen. It had all those ideas and there was absolutely no rhyme or reason to it.
If you want to try a league with punters, set one up on ESPN.
This is my favorite idea out of everything I've seen here. You could get points for long punts and punts inside 20 and lose points for blocked punts and touchbacks.
The stats on punters are easily available already. So, they should be easy enough to add.
I'd expect some value for length of punt plus some value for punts inside the 20 and some subtraction for blocked punts.
Punters is a position that could easily be tracker. Net yards, inside 20, blocked punts. It adds a new wrinkle.
Head Coaches could be scored on Wins/Losses/Successful Challenges, etc.
Punters: Net yards/Inside the 20/Punt Average
Home Field: When I create the schedule at the beginning of the year, I could set home teams up with a 5 point advantage.
These are simple to implement, and give us people that aren't interested in boring/vanilla options. ESPN does this.