Additional Win/Loss Based On Weekly Points
In addition to one's head to head matchup, there should be a win or loss based on your points for the week. If a team scores in the top half of the league, they should get a win (bottom half- loss). Therefore every week a team would have two results (2-0, 1-1, or 0-2). It seems like every week I hear someone complain that he or she had the 2nd highest score in a league but lost because they played against the highest scorer. This system would take the luck out of the regular season, and more accurately determine the playoff teams.
James Goode commented
Just run a "total points" league.
It does a better job of what you are wanting than this idea does.
I'd prefer to see Yahoo use "All In Play" for league standings.
Have each team play every other team every week.
It would solve the problem that you want to solve.
And,it would be more fair.
michael barham commented
I'm familiar with this in custom leagues and would love the option in yahoo. My league has considered switching to a custom league to obtain this feature. This is a happy medium between the standard head-to-head system and the all-play system. Please add!
I am in favor of this suggestion as is my 12-team league. Many other fantasy football league platforms already have this optional setting. I don't see a reason why Yahoo shouldn't too. It minimizes luck and improves W/L record accuracy.
I also think Yahoo could include a 0.5 and 2 point option (in addition to a 1 point option) for each win/loss over the weekly league average.
Kelly Donaldson commented
Absolutely agree, could this be implemented this season?
Why bother with such a complicated system when better systems of scoring are available?
Yahoo can more easily add "All-Play" rankings under which each team plays every other team each week. That is Fair.
Your league can already use "Total Points" scoring under which the team which scores the most total points during the season wins the league. That is Fair.
Both of these systems are better than what is being suggested here.
This idea would improve Fantasy Football. However, I'd prefer to see it improved more than just this one step. Let's go all the way and have each team play every other team each week.