18 game season proposal, players only play 16

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18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby gameaholica » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm

Can you imagine what this would do to fantasy? Start a player and he a surprise bench unless teams have to announce inactive prior.
According to Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, NFL owners have proposed an 18-game regular season with a caveat that no player would be allowed to compete in more than 16 games.

The NFLPA has been reluctant to extend the regular season due to injury concerns, but putting a cap on how many games a player can suit up for would be an interesting compromise. Per Beaton, extending the regular season by two games could increase league revenue by $2.5 billion while potentially adding $15 million to each team's salary cap. Choosing when to sit players would also add an interesting layer to coaching decisions. It's unclear how much (if any) traction this idea has, but it's not the worst idea the NFL has ever come up with.
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby bjd5211 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:27 pm

Seems kind of a small increase to the cap, which won't really mean higher salaries for the majority of players considering it will mostly go towards paying for the extra players on the roster and then probably towards increasing QB salaries. Plus it's going to be the first step towards just making it a full 18 game schedule, I could see it playing out like this over the course of a few seasons:

- Ammendment allowing specialists (K/P/LS) to play 18 games

- Ammendment to allow QBs to play 18 games

- Ammendment to allow players at all positions to "volunteer" to play 17-18 games for a bonus

- Eventually ratifying 18 games as the full season for all players.

Edit: just did the math, a $15 million cap increase comes out to less than $500M of that $2.5B in revenue. I'm sure the players will want at least a full Billion dollars in pay and benefits out of that amount of increased revenue.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby killer_of_giants » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 pm

Andrew Beaton wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm
but it's not the worst idea the NFL has ever come up with.
says a lot about how many shite ideas they've come up with.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby hockeyBjj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:36 pm

I absolutely hate this idea

Best idea: keep it as it is

A potential idea: teams play 18 games and everyone gets two bye weeks
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby jordanzs » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Would teams have 2 bye weeks perhaps? Seems like they would iron that part out before the 18 game season is implemented.

Otherwise, I would expect for MFL to keep doing MFL things and screw us in the you-know-what.

Meanwhile the Sleeper App would account for this and start allowing conditional lineup submissions. That would be rad to be able to submit your starting lineup, and also submit backup players that automatically swap in due to pre-kickoff deactivations.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby TimeWillTell » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:38 pm

jordanzs wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Would teams have 2 bye weeks perhaps? Seems like they would iron that part out before the 18 game season is implemented.

Otherwise, I would expect for MFL to keep doing MFL things and screw us in the you-know-what.

Meanwhile the Sleeper App would account for this and start allowing conditional lineup submissions. That would be rad to be able to submit your starting lineup, and also submit backup players that automatically swap in due to pre-kickoff deactivations.
Is that a feature it currently offers?? That's awesome if so. We considering moving our league there
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby TheNuts » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:01 pm

I'm all for more weeks of football, but the limit to 16 games seems ridiculous and confusing. I like wrinkles in fantasy, but that's a headache.
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby WhatWouldDitkaDo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 pm

jordanzs wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Meanwhile the Sleeper App would account for this and start allowing conditional lineup submissions.
Excuse me? How does this work? This sounds amazing and could revolutionize lineup settings and make it way better than ESPN, Yahoo, and MFL.
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby Vendetta » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm

I hate this idea from a fantasy perspective. I really hope this doesn't become reality.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby Friction » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:06 pm

So a player can only suit up for 16 games? So if the cap only raises 15 mil, would that not mean they need 53 more players for 2 games? In a round about way? I know they would get creative with active and inactives, but if a player is active and does not step on the field, I assume it still counts as one of his 16 games played. Seems like the cap would be short to compensate for the extra 2 games worth of players. I'm probably wrong, but that seems like it would be a glorified pre season game, that counts for most teams. Though, week 17 is already that way in many cases.
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby themburns » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:16 pm

Capping the games players can play is the only serious way to increase the amount of games played. There are just too many injuries that accrue over the course of a season to expect a player to play 18 games, then to begin the playoffs.

I kind of like the idea. Gets rid of some of the meaningless preseason action, expands rosters and does add an element of strategy. Can't see it going over with the fans though.
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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby FantasyFreak » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:37 pm

So the league says they aren't pleased with the quality of pre season games, so they want to lower the quality of regular season games? It's pure greed. It's not about quality of play at all, it's about revenue. This would create a ton of problems. Problems in Vegas, Fantasy Football, people paying to go see a player and game, then they don't play and on and on. It's one of the dumbest/greediest ideas I've seen. What other professional sport caps the amount of games a player can play? Ridiculous.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby Phaded » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:08 pm

This is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby FantasyFreak » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:11 pm

Phaded wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:08 pm
This is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard.
Yep.

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Re: 18 game season proposal, players only play 16

Postby JOHNNY_COCKTAIL » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Fantasy playoffs Giants are out of it yep let's bench Barkley his final 2 games keep him fresh for the off-season. I see it now


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