How do people feel about only having ten (10) games before the play offs start? This could keep all of your starters in the play offs.
Season goes by fast enough for me, not sure I would want to shorten it. Is this to avoid starters being rested? And when would you have your play-offs, would there be a break in between?
Bye weeks go past the first 10 weeks of the season
Pay out at least half your money during the regular season and don't worry about it. Think of it as the team with the deepest roster gets rewarded.