Schedule/Scoring Formats - 'Doubleheaders vs league score median'.
Each week, the median fantasy points of all teams in the league is calculated by taking the middle number in a sorted list of scores of each team. Each team would get a win if they beat the league median and a loss if they lose to it.
A big benefit of this type of league would be in regards to "dead-beat" managers. If someone fails to set a competitive line-up for a particular week, all the other teams would benefit rather than just the team that is playing the "dead-beat".
You could also leave in the H-to-H as a 10th point (for 10 team leagues). The five winning teams would get +1 in the league rankings for the week...hey, H-to-H is fun in terms of rivalries and bragging rights.
No, I believe that the primary benefit of this change would be the reduction in "luck" based on which week you play which team. Under this method, that part of the "luck" in Fantasy Football would be eliminated.
Jim - Why not make both an option? The added ability to customize your league is all I am asking for. Weather it be playing against all of the other teams in your league or playing against the league average, let us decide how we want to customize our league. Other sites have the option, why not integrate it into the Yahoo format?
Hopefully, Yahoo will decline this idea and use the every-team-plays-every-team-every-week approach instead.
An excellent idea -- and it would end the need to have an even number of teams in head-to-head leagues.
The primary benefit of this change hasn't been mentioned.
Under this system, we would no longer have any problem with leagues containing an odd number of teams.
Had the 2nd highest score this week and "lost". What a joke of a format. What about this-
10 team league. Top 5 scores each week get a "win", bottom 5 get a "loss". Then it moves to H2H and top 4 records play week 15 and 16 for playoffs and Super Bowl to determine a champ. It's 2013, it shouldn't be this difficult to think of a FF format that actually works.
i agree with every team playing every team each week, not the idea of creating a league-average opponent each week.
James Goode commented
What? I don't believe you explained it exactly right. If the league has 10 teams and you score the most points, then you would go 9-0 for the week.
(To go 10-0, you would have to have scored more points than you scored. That simply cannot happen.)
I really need this so I can completely put my 22-year-old league on Yahoo. I term it multi-winner free-for-all (FFA sucked-so you might not of even heard of it--nobody uses it anymore). In FFA, the high score for the week got a win and everybody got a loss. Anyways, what MWFFA or Layered FFA is also called All Play--although that's misleading because it sounds like you're entire roster starts every week (that's Best Ball).
Don't fall behind to other fantasywebsites and add this format
I would like to try that format.
This sounds like a great idea, would promote consistency instead of random scheduling matchup
Need to offer for those leagues that want it all against all formats. Some people refer to it as cross country scoring. If the league has 10 teams and you score the most points then you go 10-0 for the week and the last place teams goes 0-10. No more second highest score gets a loss. it is possible for a team to have the second highest score everyweek and not win a game in the head to head formats. Myfantasyleague.com offers this format. Wouldn't be silly if NASCAR had head to head matchups or Golf? With fantasy football, you cant control the other team from scoring. It would be great to offer this format as an option for those that would want it.
I agree with the comments below that "Mike" posted on July 19 and that "Me" posted on Oct.24.
I think it would be simpler & more easily understandable to have each team play each team each week.
That way, the "luck of the schedule" would be less of an issue.
In an 8-team league, the team with the highest score would receive 7 wins, the team with the second highest score would receive 6 wins & 1 loss, the team with the third highest score would receive 5 wins & 2 losses, etc.
I think it would be easier to program than the current method of creating a list of opponents for each team each week.
When play-offs arrive, the team with the most wins would have the top seed, etc.
Either this way playing against the league average, or the ability to split the scoring up where the top half or third or whatever scoring teams also get a win and the bottom group also gets a loss.
Or use Victory Points.
Win = 2 points,
Tie = 1 point
Loss = 0 points
Top 3-4 scores = 2 points
Bottom 3-4 scores = 0 points
Middle (whats left) scores = 1 point
Then rank the standing by victory point total. Either way, its more fair scoring wise, but also keeps the head to head weekly rivalry.
Scott Lee commented
OR... you can just not play head-to-head.
I love the idea (I think). I run a 10 team HH league, small but that's what we like. There are only 4 teams that get to play for the trophy and there has been a year where the top scoring team didn't make the playoffs. I would like the option to be able to bump 4th place team (or team with the least points) down to consolation and move highest scoring team up to trophy category. This would be done with all managers approval before the next season started, but I like the idea.
Hope it's not too difficult to implement....