General Message Board
Why have they become so popular?
Is it because of fantasy football?
They seem to attract the less knowledgeable players.
I am not a fan, simply because of the luck of schedule involved.
I consider a ten team head to head league to be the kindergarten of fantasy baseball.
So why do you like them?
- 1 Reply to Pete
I mostly don't like the games/innings cap of roto leagues. It encourages non-participation whereas being too attentive will hurt active managers in the end. Plus, I think 1250 innings is unrealistic. Considering that a real MLB team plays 162 games of 9 innings, the limit should be at least 1400.
H2H leagues allow me to be as active as I want, and as Pete said, offers playoffs so that it's a battle for 1st till the bitter end. Yes luck is involved, but roto leagues are often based on luck too - except mostly based on your draft. I think H2H gives a manager a better chance to win if he drafts underachieving players or a star who gets injured.
One reason I like them is because managers actually play thru the whole season. I've been in too many roto leagues where half the league isn't playing by the end because they are out of the chase for 1st. Also, I enjoy having the playoffs. Luck is definately a factor and best team doesn't always win it all, but at least everyone competes.