It’s essential to recognize that different leagues have very differing personalities. Therefore, it’s likely you’ll have to create constitution(s) with more restrictions or maybe less depending on what works well in your case. It’s also essential to understand that every league will have a few people who want to play by rules that are considered far “out of the box” compared to those in other leagues worldwide. And even if they are deemed crazy by more “traditional” leagues around the world, they shouldn’t be discouraged from finding courage and doing things their way because, after all, it’s their league!
Befriend Auction Draft
Insert your favorite analogy about shifting from an old-school snake draft format to a competitive auction. Auctions are so competitive because, unlike in snake drafts, where everyone picks as early as they can, people bid for the player they want. This means that you sometimes do not get what you originally wanted, but it also gives you a sacrifice-based advantage: if you overpay for someone during the auction, it doesn’t matter because at least you got your guy! It’s a nice bonus when going up against someone who may be aiming to get someone else instead and thus has less flexibility to maneuver when things don’t go according to plan.
Try The Window
Create a system that enables offers to be placed publicly next to the agreements under which teams are making those agreements. Not only does this increase transparency, but it offers teams a way in which extra incentives may be offered and even allows other high-ranking members of the league to offer relief from punishments or stipulations that may have come as a result of an agreement made by two or more team owners.
Befriend the QB Scoring
Quarterback is often the most critical role on any football team, so why does it seem to be an afterthought for fantasy football players? Although it may be true that quarterback is no longer a class of its own in the world of fantasy football league due to the proliferation of high-scoring passing offenses and elite quarterbacks and receivers, mastering this position can still separate the best managers from your average ones. Unless you got something like Patrick Mahomes last year, your quarterback is probably scoring about the same as anyone else in your league! The position is more profound than ever, and you can wait forever and still find a couple of guys that throw for 3,500+ yards with plenty of touchdowns.
Don’t Get Intimidated By Other Team
With all the data we have on players and teams, it can be tough to keep an eye on minor variances that may lead to significant changes in team chemistry. Take trade deadlines, for example – it’s hard to know when a particular division is going to become tight again or if two teams are poised for a battle for fourth place in the coming weeks. Don’t allow the last-place team to send his studs to the first-place team in a lopsided trade that practically guarantees the championship trophy.
Invest In A Head Coach
Sports are a great way to pass some of your time, and you can try to play them yourself as well. There’s an easy way to make up the rules if it gets missed. If one team loses, your head coach misses points! It’s easy, it makes sense, but you can also try a different approach instead: What if losing by one score is worth bonus points? Or how about playing a non-talented coach instead – something similar to lousy quarterbacking. The more he loses, the more points he scores. If he wins? Points are reduced!
Choose Your Captain Wisely
Fantasy owners can’t control which team members get the ball during the games, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your game plan artificially. You can assign a team captain for any given week, depending on who you think will rack up the most points. Assigning a team captain will give them an extra boost if they’re likely to perform well in the upcoming match. You can do this same thing when it comes to picking defenders. Instead of choosing a defense based on what one might think would be best for that particular matchup, you could pick a specific player because you know he does typically well and then reduce his stats by x percent to make sure.
No matter just how intricate the scoring system may be, you will find yourself with deadlocks regularly during the regular season. While that may not be a crisis in the off-season and even most of the regular season for that matter, it can cause a nuclear explosion of outrage once your project moves into the playoffs because there’s no plan to handle it. While some leagues continue to advance the higher-seeded team, why not let them try to settle things by playing against each other and adding their scores into an extra mix at quarter’s end. Then start over again if there is still no winner.
Appreciate & Acknowledge
Another way to keep the excitement going through the season is to offer consolation prizes that can be attained at any point in the season, even by the so-called bottom of the barrel. How about awarding the top three scores in a single week with a small percentage of the kitty? How about giving out more draft picks in supplemental drafts? As for Week 17, when many fantasy leagues go dark, why not have each team field an entire starting lineup during this time?
Anything is worth trying once, so why not create a brand new experience that many people have never even considered! See if this new idea about fantasy football sounds fun to your other friends and makes the game you love even more exciting by coming up with crazy ways to spice it up.