Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby Orenthal Shames » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:34 am

Cameron Giles wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:57 am
Phaded wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:16 pm
I think people sometimes try too hard to remove luck out of fantasy football when the entire premise is largely based on luck.
Exactly.

It sucks losing to the dreaded Jameis Winston-Breshad Perriman stack, but that's fantasy football. If you play it long enough, you'll always have crazy stories of how you won or lost. If the best paper team won every season, it wouldn't be the big industry it's become. The allure is that anyone can play and anyone can win.
^This

I've played in all-play leagues and while they were probably the best at reducing luck, they were also the most boring.

To each their own.
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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby Lotto4Life » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:25 am

Orenthal Shames wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:34 am
I've played in all-play leagues and while they were probably the best at reducing luck, they were also the most boring.
Agree.

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby Dibbles » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:47 pm

Great stuff here, many thanks for feedback everyone.

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby Straycatz2 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Someone quit mid-season (week 8 maybe?) because he hated his team so we had to scramble and find another person to take over the team. The buyin already paid for by previous owner.

This team has a really good chance at winning 3rd place and almost made it into the championship. I would have loved it if he actually won it all so I could laugh at the guy that quit mid season.

The uncertainty by far makes it more interesting.
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QB: Wentz, Stafford
RB: Hunt, C. Thompson, Justice Hill, G. Ty Johnson, Scott
WR: Golladay, Metcalf, Preston Williams, J. Washington, Boykin
TE: Hockenson, Andrews, Herndon, I. Thomas

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby dmac37 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:01 pm

I think victory points with doubleheaders each week does the best job of combining H2H and points scored.
Possible 8 points each week- 2 points per win, 4 victory points for top 4 scoring teams and 2 victory points for next 4 teams in points scored. We still do top 6 teams in victory points go to the playoffs with the top 2 getting a bye with H2H each week.

I would prefer the playoffs to still give the top 2 teams a bye but round 1 the top 2 scoring teams advance then week 15 & 16 champ and runner up are decided by combined total points for the 2 weeks.

I do not subscribe to the theory that FF should emulate real NFL football.
12 Team PPR Scoring:
QB: Rodgers, Goff
RB: Hunt, Fournette, Devonta Freeman, A. Jones, Samuels, Gallman, Armstead, Bruce Anderson
WR:OBJ, M. Thomas, K. Allen, Watkins, Ridley, Coutee, Isabella
TE: Ertz, Herndon, Shaheen,
PK:
DST: Jaguars

12 Team Superflex PPR Scoring:
QB: Rodgers, Wentz, Foles
RB: Hunt, Fournette, Guice, Penny, A. Jones, Damien Williams, Ronald Jones, Thompson, McGuire,
WR: OBJ, Ridley, Godwin, Jeffrey, John Brown, Sutton, Parker, JJAW, Butler
TE: Henry, Herndon , Hurst, I. Thomas

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby captain howdy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:15 pm

My God people.

You win. You lose.


Sometimes you're lucky. Sometimes they are.


Life isn't fair and neither is fantasy football.

All you can do is put yourself in the best possible position to succeed and let these world class athletes fight your battle.

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby M-Dub » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:42 am

Here’s the thing: the sport of football (be it NFL, college, high school on down) didn’t just settle on this one-and-done “any given Sunday” playoff model because it’s the fairest or most logical method of crowning a champion. It’s completely out of necessity. Football is too brutal a game to play more than once a week for 5-6 months. There’s a reason baseball, basketball and hockey play longer regular seasons with 5x or 10x as many games. There’s a reason they play 7-game series to crown a champion.

Fantasy football isn’t bound by the same physical constraints as real life football. This desire to mimic the structure of real football is misguided. If your only goal is to gamble and talk sh-t with your buddies, then by all means, play a 13-game regular season and a standard playoff bracket. But if you actually want to compete at a higher level and see sustained success rewarded more frequently, there are tons of ways to tweak this game to make it less fluky and more skill based. The only limits are your imagination and your willingness to track some basic stuff offline that most platforms aren’t capable of officially tracking.
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8 starters: 1 QB, 1-4 RB/WR/TE

QB: Wilson
RB: McCaffrey, Mixon, Lindsay, Guice, J. Hill, Miller, AP, Homer
WR: Godwin, Golladay, Keenan, Woods, Sammy, Tre’Quan, Watson
TE: Ertz, Rudolph, Shaheen
Taxi: Irv Smith, Dexter, Gaskin

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Same settings as above except 18-player rosters

QB: Dak, Baker
RB: CMC, Sanders, DJ, Edwards, Laird
WR: Julio, ARob, Kirk, Lockett, Campbell, Tate, Tre’Quan
TE: Kelce, Goedert, Howard, Thomas, Oliver
Taxi: Gaskin, Isabella

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20-player rosters, $420 cap, 60 contract years, same starting requirements

QB: Foles $1/1, Minshew $1/1
RB: Gurley $71/2, Gordon $62/2, Dam. Williams $36/1, Guice $24/4, Henderson $14/3, Hill $4/5, Jon Williams $1/1, Gaskin $1/1
WR: Godwin $50/4, Hilton $43/2, Hollywood $9/3, Hamilton $2/5, Conley $1/1, Pascal $1/1, Gage $1/1
TE: Njoku $28/1, Howard $20/4, Griffin $1/1

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Re: Playoff Pain & Alternative Playoff Structures

Postby WhatWouldDitkaDo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:46 am

captain howdy wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:15 pm
My God people. You win. You lose.

Sometimes you're lucky. Sometimes they are. Life isn't fair and neither is fantasy football.
:clap: I will co-sign on this 100%
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12-Team PPR | QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, W/R/T, K, DST
QB: Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill
RB: Christian McCaffrey, James Conner, Phillip Lindsay, Tevin Coleman, Boston Scott, Benny Snell Jr.
WR: Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans, Cooper Kupp, Michael Gallup, Tyler Lockett, Darius Slayton
TE: George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Dawson Knox, Ian Thomas | K: Younghoe Koo | DST: SF
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