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Roto is by far the better game.
H2H is too easy to abuse the rules - as the first reply describes. You can tank a few categories, stream players, etc. and just completely abuse the game format. Really all you need is to focus on 6 categories in a 5x5 league to defeat your opponent.
The positives IMO is it keeps the 'week to week' match-up excitement alive and allows a playoff format - which can add excitement.
In Roto these cheap streaming tactics simply do not help you. In fact they will probably hurt you. Every hitter slot plays 162 games - use them as you like. Everyone gets 1250 innings to fill with any mix of pitchers they wish.
You cannot abuse the rules. It is a perfect fantasy game.
Roto can be a bit of a grind over a full season for those who enjoy the weekly matchups. I find it a more rewarding experience because playoff luck is eliminated and the only abuses come in suspicious trades.
In football H2H is the way to go. There you cannot abuse the rules by 'streaming' players. One player per position per week.
H2H works great for football but is easily abused for baseball.
Roto is better - H2H can be manipulated by drafting a powerhouse offense and closers and streaming new starters every day to take wins, saves and KO every week. 3 sure points with the offensive advantage of a team that didn't draft a single SP. I also prefer the full season to determine the championship and not where a bad week can ruin a good season.
- 2 Replies to WestSide Irish
as a dedicated fantasy manager (maybe too dedicated.. checking 3-4 times a day), i prefer h2h because in roto it's waaaay too easy to just draft a team, let it sit, and finish top 3. i like some competition and to win, but in the public roto leagues being active doesn't always equate success, whereas being active in h2h means you have a better chance of winning. also, in h2h, if you draft a bad team or lose key guys to injuries, you can still win games week to week and not having your studs doesn't always hurt you... in roto you need those key guys to have productive entire seasons.