Does anyone know any other sites so we can use polls? Yahoo just keeps taking away everything like Smack Talk and polls
Ok, the season is starting in two days and still no smack talk. It is marked as "PLANNED" was this plan for the 2017 season?
Smack talk is still not up for fantasy football for the 2017 year! Is anyone else disappointed?
Teams play each week, they go head to head with another team, and they get a victory for a win. Every team plays against the league median as well. Therefore, each team would have two wins, losses, or a win and a loss for every week. Since we are playing the median score of the league, the top half of the league would earn a win and the bottom half would get a loss for the week. Every team would then have a head to head matchup with an opponent for the week and against the Median Monster!
There are several reasons to incorporate this option:
This option would guide the best teams into the playoffs. Teams making it into the playoffs under this setup would more than likely be the teams who have been winning games AND putting up the highest point totals throughout the season. When we see our playoff teams going for the championship, we would get to see the best competition in the final matchup.
Leagues that decided to have head to head matchups welcome competition. Forget about the fact that teams are playing the median score of other teams in the league for a moment, and think of it for what it really is, and that is another competitor.
The road to the playoffs is extremely tough at times. Teams will eventually reach a point during the season where it would be impossible to make the playoffs based on their win/loss standings. When including the extra competitor matchup, teams that are behind have more of an opportunity to come back with having twice as many games left in the season leaving the race to the playoffs more of a competition with double the amount of wins and losses available. This setup would prolong the life of every team in the league bringing hope to those just about to have an end to their season.
To recap some beneficial reasons to incorporate this option:
• Playoffs would have the hardest competition
• Teams get to play against two opponents each week
• Twice as many games give playoff hopes to lower ranked teams
Arguments that I have heard against incorporating this option include:
o Teams that are not as good would have a harder chance getting into the playoffs. This takes away from the “Any Given Sunday” factor for underdog teams to win the entire league.
o Stuff happens
o It is fun to laugh at people who earn high points and get shafted by losing
Thanks for reading!