Commissioner Corner Message Board
I know that you can add bonus points to your defense but the fact that is that those points do not vary, it does not affect different teams in a different way is boring. The points i score will be same no matter who my opponent is.
What is really dumb is accumulating points and whether you win or lose is based more on who you are scheduled against then how you actually do. All a schedule is a random assignment, there is not actual competition.
I can score the second most points in a week and still lose if I am randomly scheduled to play the team that got the most. Any other team I would have won against. You could respond with "That is how it is in the NFL" To which I would say "In the NFL I can affect how my opponent does. I can play DEFENSE. I can prevent my opponent from scoring. In fantasy football you do not do any of those things."
But then again... if an owner has the ability to do that, he should also have the ability to change his own lineup so that suggestion is moot
If that situation occurs could the owner with the be required to contact as many other owners as he can with the change? This protects the commissioner from be accused of cheating because other owners can attest to the change. It also protects the league as the commissioner could not put in a change on his own without getting caught.
It seem like that type of solution would allow the ability to change the lineups when needed but prevent the commissioner from taking advantage of it.
I would like run an idea by you to see how well it would work. Many leagues use team defenses. Yet those teams basically just score points for you fantasy team. I think they should be used as a defense should; To prevent the opponent from scoring points.
In the game today, you can not affect your opponent's score. What if the actions of your defense actually affected your opponent AND affected different opponents in different ways?
for example, my team defense gives up 70 yards rushing and 280 yard passing. One team in the league gained 50 points from rushing stats and 140 points from passing/receiving stats. A second team in the league also gained 190 point from those two sources but the tally was different (80 rushing and 110 passing receiving)
Here's where it gets complicated (or fun). The idea is if your defense gives up less than 50 yards rushing you can decrease your opponent's points from rushing by 20%, less than 75 yards 15%, less that 100 yards 10%, less than 125 yards 5%. This is also applied to passing/receiving stats as well. If your defense allows less than 200 yards passing (receiving is implied) you can decrease you opponents passing/receiving points by 20%, less than 225 yards 15%, less that 250 yards 10%, less than 275 yards 5%.
With that concept you can now calculate the affect my team's defense has on the two other teams
The 70 yards rushing defense would be a decrease of 15% to the opponents' rushing points with Team 1 losing 7.5 points (50*15%) and Team 2 losing 12. The 280 yards passing would cause Team 1 to lose 7 points and Team 2 to lose 5.5. Overall Team 1 now has 175.5 points and Team 2 has 172.5 points.
This idea actually allows you to plan against your opponent. If he has a great passing attack you get a strong passing defense. The same goes for rushing.
The specific numbers are unimportant but that your defense (team/player) can decrease your opponent's points and in different ways for different team
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