We will be using the follow rules
- Using NFL.com site for setup and scoring
Can’t do it yet because we do not know how many teams we will end up with however I’m guessing the cut off point is the end of July for sign Ups.
2.We will be using the waiver priority rules this year same as those being trialed in the original league.
After this year we can collectively decide which system created the fairest result.
3.Assuming we have 16 teams then there will be 8 playoff teams. The 2 divisional winners automatically make it in as seed 1 and 2. Then next six best teams based on the following tie breakers.
Overall record,then points scored,then divisional record if still tied coin toss carried out by commisoner or if commissioners team involved independent person most likely Noel.
4.Trades will and should happen it’s very tempting to block a fair trade because a person is winning. The current system means if two owners vote no then it gets blocked. A good commisoner should be the only one to have the power to stop a trade. That being said if I ever try to block a trade I must justify to the whole league my reasons. A veto should only ever be used in those circumstances where something is clearly wrong. In other leagues I’ve been involved in and run I have never had to use the veto.
- Seven bench spots allows ways to mitigate bye weeks and injuries. In other leagues I’ve run this system created more trade not less. Because people had more currency (players) to trade with. There are often more two for one deals attempted and that go through.
You might think there is less talent out there making break out players important target waiver wire pickups which is true but with the priority on waiver wires this will make trading and FA pickups fascinating.
6.Using a TE in the flex just offers more options although its impact is limited it’s still nice to have.
7.This is a money league use what ever tactics you want there are many tactics one can try. Over the years I’ve seen them all from bye week strategies to blocking players who stream to effect there scoring output.
8.Defensive scoring is going to be doubled after much debate and I have listened to arguments over the bench spots so have adopted a compromise.
Let’s look in detail at the changes.
Punt and ko returns score for both defence and player concerned.
Defence scores doubled in regard to points scored against them only.
Points allowed 0 scores defence 20 points now doubled from the original 10
Points allowed 1-6 scores defence 12 points now doubled from the original 6
Points allowed 7-13 scores defence 8 points now doubled from the original 4
Points allowed 14-20 scores defence 2 points now doubled from the original 1
Points allowed 21-27 no change 0
Points allowed 28-34 scores defence -2 points doubled from the original -1
Points allowed 35+ scores defence -8 points doubled from original -4
Bench spots will be capped at 7 down from 8 by one makes sense and supports all arguments.
I think that covers everything off that’s been asked however if I missed anything plaese ask.