Extend Decimal scoring to include Field Goals
Every yard is .1 points. So a 49 yard field goal is worth 4.9 points and a 50 is worth 5 points. Under the current scoring system that 1 yard difference is a whole point, not .1 of a point. ESPN figured this out years ago. Don't be slow to the game yahoo, this is an easy fix.
One of the biggest complaints in my league is the lack of fractional scoring on FGs. Some kickers have gone over 60 yards in recent years. We would like to see a 62 yarder be worth 6.2 and a 49 yarder to be 4.9. I catch myself wishing for delay of games and false starts in order to push over the the 10 yard increment. Please make this change.
Make it to where there is an option where the kickers get tenths of points for the distance in which they kick field goals, i.e. 25 yards is 2.5 points and 63 yards is 6.3 points.
Fractional scoring for kickers.
1yard =.1 point
28yard fg = 2.8 points
49 yard fg = 4.9 points
50 yard fg =5.0 points
The current scoring model for Kickers in Fantasy Football is flawed.
It should replicate the scoring models of WR's and RB's where a player receives 1 point for every 10 yards, thus a kicker would receive points based on the actual yardage of the made field goal, not a range of yards.
Therefore, if a kicker hits a 18 yard FG, they are awarded 1.8 points, 4.7 points for a 47 yard FG, and 6.1 for a 61 yard FG. Made Extra points still count for 1 point.
The fact that a 18 yard and 39 yard field goal count for the same amount of points is preposterous. You wouldn't reward a wide receiver 3 points for catching a 20 yard pass, or a running back only 5 points for completing a 65 yard run, so why do we hold kickers to a lower standard?
I am asking that you at least make this scoring model available for leagues to choose. I think it would be quite popular once word gets out.
Please Yahoo!, make this happen! Make every yard count for something!
Jax Kearney commented
If you're using anything smaller than .5 you're not playing real Fantasy Football...grow a pair...
Andrew Johnson commented
this STILL says gathering feedback...LOL...just FIX IT!!! give the CHOICE of making the points fractional or keeping it the way it is!!!! what feedback needs to be gathered?!?!?!?!?!?! dont listen to the idiots that think there should be a minimum score!!!!!! if its an easier kick, THEN IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE FOR THE KICKER TO GET LESS POINTS FOR IT!!!!! there are ONLY a HANDFUL of FGs shorter than 30 yards per kicker each season anyway!!!! WAKE UP GUYS!!!!!!!!!
This is a great idea. Anything past 30 should be worth it's yardage value. It's silly that a 39 yard field goal misses out on an entire point just because it fell one yard short. It's like telling a running back that he is only credited with a 10 yard rushing TD run even though he ran it from the 19 yardline. Kickers are fantasy players too.
Ben Kirby commented
Dale. Read the OP. Right now all you can do is set a hard number for FG by distance (30-39, 40-49). The idea is to set a baseline point for range PLUS adding 0.1 a yard after certain yardage.
Dale Pendexter commented
The scoring tool allows you to give whatever you want for points, really? Don't be so stupid, learn how to use the tools. Gees !!
I think they should allow commissioners to set their own fractional points if wanted for all scoring. Like 0.10 per yard which would be 1 point for 10 yards. I want to set sacks to 0.5 and completions to 0.25
Jeff V commented
It's a good idea - point of clarification, though... I'd like to see all FG's up to 39 yards stay at 3 points, then start the fractional scoring at 40 yard field goals. I don't like the idea of a 25-yard field goal only being worth 2.5 points.
This is a great idea. Makes sense from a logical standpoint Makes sense from a competition standpoint. The math isn't difficult. I think this is a no-brainier.
This is a stupid idea. So a 32 yr FG is 3.2? I'd rather make all FGs 3 points.
Good idea - this (as well as fractional DST scoring) should be an option, and probably default if a league uses fractional scoring for other positions.
This should only apply to FGs over 30 yards. 3 pts is still the minimum score for a FG. It's so simple and was suggested to Yahoo for at least 4 years. Why does it take so long to get this done?
I totally agree with this. In my league, we want to make it start at 40 yards. A 40 yard FG should not be worth the same as a 49 yard FG. With kickers making 60 yard FGs more and more, it would be nice to get rewarded for having a kicker with a big leg.
A sliding scale would be awesome.
For misses it could be -3 for 17 yards, -0 for 77+ yards, and for the 60 yards in between it could change by .05 points for every yard beyond 17.
For makes it could be +3 for 17 yards, +6 for 77+yards, and for the 60 yards in between it could again change by .05 points for every yard beyond 17.
They could have inputs for the range and the point values at each end and their computer could do the rest.
I Don't Care commented
I don't give a flying f**k about decimal scoring for FGs. All I want is Yahoo to fix the broken pore draft ranking system. My league now wants to move to another site because of it. We are giving Yahoo until the end of the month to get this mess fixed.
i TOTALLY agree!! they should have been fractional to begin with!! why make a stupid cut off on the points????? ive been making 50+ FGs 6 points in our league to account for this ridiculous oversite the past couple of years....all of the other yards are fractional EXCEPT the FG yardage...lol...der der der!!
I think this would be a great option, especially if there is some kind of minimum score (3?) and/or a way to do points for the "make" separate from points for the distance.
Accepting this idea would also solve the problem that FGs of 60+ yards should count more than 50-59 yard FGs.
James Goode commented
While I like scoring longer FGs as worth more, I'm not sure that I like the ideas presented here.
In one of my leagues, we score FGs as:
Pt.After a TD 1.0 point
18-19 yards 3.0 points
20-29 yards 5.5 points
30-39 yards 8.5 points
40-49 yards 12.0 points
50+ yards 16.0 points
I accept the idea that a 49 yard FG should be worth more than a 40 yard FG.
However, we use an exponential expansion in the gap.
The equation for it would be something like: (fantasy points = 1 + 0.1 * yards ** 1.5)
We also subtract more for missing short FG attempts than for missing long ones.