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    Gathering feedback  ·  16 comments  ·  Fantasy Football » Scoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    How long do you keep these posts up? I see this is 3 years old, that's crazy.

    If you all like Yahoo so much why are you getting so carried away with this ridiculous scoring?

    You are over thinking the game.

    As of 2020 PPR is out dated yet everyone still uses it.

    Come on .5 points? What is the point of that IT'S NOT IN THE GAME anyway!

    Everyone thinks they have to have 3 RB on their bench why?

    It makes your league less competitive!!

    In 2019 WR averaged 13 yards per catch. TE's 10 per catch RB 4.2 per carry, 7.8 per catch.

    The game has caught up to standard scoring. 1 point per 10 yds, 1 point per 20 yds passing.

    Take a step back & look at what you have become & what you should be doing.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  53 comments  ·  Fantasy Football » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    There is plenty of space with 30 You can do QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DT, 2 DE, 4 LB, 2 CB, 2 S That's only 19 back up QB, RB, WR, TE/RB, K/DT DE, LB, CB, S = 28 + 2 IR.

    This will make for a more competitive league than a 40-45 man league.

    40-45 you get hoarders if anyone has a player on their roster who did not play in a game he is a hoarder.

    3 QB on roster, 5 RB on roster, 5 WR on roster, leaves no one players to play with making for less competitive games.

    Problem is everyone has gotten use to this nonsense.

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    This needs to be removed because it has been accomplished

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    Gathering feedback  ·  64 comments  ·  Fantasy Football  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    Roster size should always be minimal.
    It's a good thing Yahoo allows Bye players to be placed on IR.

    Someone having 3 RB on the bench then not playing 1 of them kills the leagues competitiveness because another player could be using that RB.

    Make your leagues competitive.

    Can't go along with this idea.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  25 comments  ·  Fantasy Football  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    Why is it people make suggestion for things that can be done offline?

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    Gathering feedback  ·  56 comments  ·  Fantasy Football » Draft Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    I stopped doing drafts many years ago it's not fair to those who can't make it.

    Believe me it was not an easy thing to let go of but you will survive.

    I have 2 leagues on Yahoo we auto draft.

    The first is a very small 10 team league with only 13 roster spots. Yahoo does an excellent job auto drafting as long as you do it right away so no one messes with their que the fairer it will be.

    The other a 16 team IDP league. Yahoo FAILS there.
    We were all drafted player who barely scored or did not score at all the previous season.

    So I locked everyone out & went down the defensive total scoring & place everyone with the exact same positions.

    PROBLEM THERE was yahoo did not have all players not on a team marked. Example Eric Reid was the #9 defensive scorer last year. He however is not active since March & Yahoo FAILED to have him marked that way along with 4 or 5 other players who were placed on teams due to this MAJOR error.

    Allowing the commish draft control on draft day will only lead to more complaints. Have you not seen all the complaints on unfair commissioners? There are tons of them!

    My recommendation is as soon as your league fills or opens auto draft & go!
    Do not allow for que adjustments it throws off the balance.

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    Gathering feedback  ·  95 comments  ·  Fantasy Football  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    Key word alienating! You PPR people have gone far off the rails. You laugh at those in standard leagues while using PPR in 2020 is the same thing.

    The leage is now a passing league PPR was MADE UP to get WR's in the 80's more points because the NFL was a rushing league back then.

    The game has caught up to traditional basic scoring now.

    I have yet to hear a factual stat to keep PPR.

    Here are the facts to eliminate it based on last season research.

    WR averaged over 13 yards per catch from Michael Thomas to Quincy Enunwa's 1 catch for -4 yeads. 13!
    Now take the top 50 only (that would actually play in fantasy) that 13 would be even greater.
    Your scoring should be 1 for every 10 yards if not you are defeating the purpose.

    Even TE averaged 10 yards per catch from Travis Kelce to Eric Tomlinson's 1 catch for 1 yard. So again take the top 30 that would actually play in fantasy that number would again be higher.

    RB last season averaged 4.2 per carry from Derrick Henry to Danny Vitale's 1 attempt for 3 yards. Again that number 4.2 would be even larger among the top 32 that actually play in a fantasy game.

    RB averaged 7.8 yards per reception last season from CMC to Senorise Perry's 1 catch for 1 yard. Again that number 7.8 would be even higher.

    So you see if you are using 1 point per ten you are almost there no need for PPR.

    It's 2020 time to let go of PPR it's NOT in the game!

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    The auto draft for those with IDP is pathetic.
    We just finished ours & all teams were given second or third stringers it was shameful.

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    This can be done offline no need to waste space on the site

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    This can be executed with the help of the commissioner.
    Commissioner won't help find a new league!

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    Gathering feedback  ·  105 comments  ·  Fantasy Football  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    This has been quite debatable. While San Francisco Steamboats is quite legit.
    The names Glynn was suggesting are a bit ridiculous.
    Delta St Fighting Okra can be shortened to Delta St. Okra or Elementary My Dear Watson to Elementary Watson or Kerryom My Wayward Son to Wayward Sun
    The whole Idea is to keep it simple like professional leagues.
    Like Rogers Hornets, Rogers Raving Lunatics, the addition of an adjectives should be eliminated.

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    Love this idea hoarding kills leagues.
    Right now in 2020 fantasy is totally out of control. PPR & flex have ruined the fantasy game.
    20 team leagues are for those who hate competition. You can't have a league where teams have little shot at a starting QB on a bye week.

    Assigned bench positions are for those who have been stuck in hoarding leagues it is definitely not a bad idea. But the better idea is restricting the number of bench positions. You really only need 4 bench positions 5 at the most in a strictly offensive league. 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 WR, 1 TE/K/Def.
    So go with that because it's likely max position will never happen.

    As for those who think it's too restrictive you are crazy. You will then have a full selection of RB in the free agent pool BUT is that player in the pool worth snagging over the RB you do have, knowing he will likely be stolen from the pool?!

    All leagues need to get back to basics 1 point per 10, 20 per point passing. If you go back to this PPR is not necessary.
    How do I know? Because I did the research.
    Last season ALL WR's averaged over 13 yards per catch that's from Michael Thomas to Quincy Enunwa's 1 catch for -4 yards.
    So now do it with those who actually play in fantasy like the top 50 that number would be even higher!

    Even TE averaged over 10 per catch from Travis Kelce to Eric Tomlinson 1 catch for 1 yard.
    Again look at those who actually play in fantasy, say top 30 that number would also be higher.

    RB averaged 4.2 a carry from Derrick Henry to Danny Vitale's 1 attempt for 3 yards.
    Now go again with the top 30 that number to should be even higher.

    RB averaged 7.8 yards per catch last season from CMC to Senorise Perry's 1 catch for 1 yard.

    RB often get 2 touches per first 3 plays of a drive,

    Again the whole idea of fantasy is to move the chains & with those numbers that is exactly what will happen if not that's what we call a 3 & out.

    Punters punted an average of 65 times per team that's a lot of 3 & outs, hence no need for PPR!

    PPR is not in the game flex is not in the game bonus points are not in the game.
    You should have 3 WR in your line up no flex. Flex is for hoarders & those who dislike competition.
    A receiver can catch a 5 yard pass for a first down or he can catch it for a basic 5 yards there is no difference
    A kicker kicks for a 25 yard field goal or a 60 yard field goal it's 3 points no matter which. You want bonus points draft the guy who kicked the most 50 yarders. That information is available.

    You want 3 RB on your bench that kills the competition of your league because you will likely not even play one of them.

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    You guys have gotten WAY TOO CAUGHT UP IN BS!
    #1 you can do with Edit team scoring
    #2 way too play specific
    #3 at catch is a catch weather is for a yard or 50 yards
    #4 you would have to have offensive line players
    #5 3 points is 3 points weather it's 20 or 60 it's 3 points. Where you all get off track is you want extra point just draft the guy who kicked the most 50+ yarders.
    #6 too detailed
    #7 onside kicks are practically eliminated why mess with them
    #8 PPR should not even exist anymore see rant at the end
    #9 insane it would take you all day Monday to figure all this meaningless stuff out. I'm getting real tired reading all this
    #10 as commish you can change any position at any time your job is to be fair about it.
    #11 non sense a player catches a pass for an 11 yard loss should be deducted. This goes against all the above you have been preaching.
    #12 only thing that has made sense but reminder hoarding kills leagues
    #13 the new NFL kick off rules have made it a completely meaningless play. The NFL needs to change that. It used to be the most exciting play of the game. The No Fun League has ruined that.

    You are so far out of control there is literally no chance of saving you, You are pretty much asking for play by play scoring.

    Fantasy is based on the game which now a days means nothing.
    Why do you think basic scoring was 10 per point & QB 20 per pass?
    It's all based on moving the chains, 10 yards for a first down equals 10 yards per point.

    When fantasy was started the NFL was a rushing league it was not uncommon for a RB to get 40 points.
    Then came computers & computer geeks who made up PPR to get WR's points because it was rare for a WR to get 20 points.

    Enter 2018 PPR is no longer necessary because now the NFL is a passing league.
    Last year ALL WR's averaged 13 yards a catch. So if your league is scoring higher than that you are only shooting yourself in the foot.

    That's all WR from Michael Thomas to Quincy Enunwa's 1 catch for -4 yards. So imagine how much higher that number actually is for JUST the top 50!

    Everyone the says what about the 5 or 8 yard catch well that was likely in a 3 & out situation each team punted about 65 times last year so not every play deserves points.

    Even TE averaged over 10 yards per catch & that's from Travis Kelce's 79 catches to Eric Tomlinson's 1 catch for 1 yard. Again imagine how high that number is for JUST the top 30!

    Right now in 2020 there should be no PPR when using basic scoring. Again if you are at more than 1 point per 10 yards you are defeating the purpose.

    With all those suggestions I can't believe you left out punters!

    Get back to basics & chill out man you are way out of control.

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    Jim Pothast commented  · 

    You need to be stricter with eligibility than baseballs 5 games. Fact is Cohen is a RB just because he catches so many passes doe not in anyway mean he should have WR eligibility.
    You would seriously start him at WR? That is a total waste there are 150 WR's that will get you more points.

    Is it true that Yahoo support people do not even work at Yahoo?
    Because it seems like we are messaging some dude that sits in his underwear all day eating Twinkies, who just makes up answers.

    Maybe I stand corrected after reading Rob's comment.
    Yahoo has all off season to look at these things. They should be watching the games as they happen making notes of these type things. At worst viewing them on Game Pass during the off season.

    They make it out like baseball with defensive eligibility practically anyone can play anywhere & that's not right.
    I don't think multiple eligibility is the answer. The research needs to be done & a decision made.

    Like I said above there are so many more WR's who will get you more weekly points than him how he constantly makes team is really questionable.

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