A Rule About Scheduling
Anyone who has played fantasy football has had the week where they score the second most points and lose to the top scorer in the league. UGH! And what do you have to show for it? A week’s worth of unanswered complaints and no resolutions would be our best guess. While complaining is fun, it does not get you anywhere so SHUT UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Start counting those high point losses for something. Each head-to-head matchup will play out how it does in a typical league with the high scorer getting the victory, BUT secondarily, the top-half of your league in points each week will be awarded a win and the bottom-half a loss.
Here’s how it works. Per usual, each week will result in a 1-0 or 0-1 record based on your head-to-head matchup. Additionally, you have another 1-0 or 0-1 chance as the top-half of the league in points each week will get a victory and the bottom-half will suffer a loss. Therefore, each week your team can go 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2 depending on your matchup outcome and the rest of the league’s scoring. Too often do one or two teams miss playoffs with higher point totals purely because of scheduling matchups. And let’s be honest, most scheduling is very random, though we do have a few suggestions about that if you hop on over to the Scheduling section of the site.
Not only does this rule acknowledge point totals more than most leagues, it has some additional benefits. When it comes crunch time for playoffs sometimes teams throw a week in order to better their playoff matchups. But with 2 wins or losses on any given week, things can really fluctuate. OH THE DRAMA!
Nuts and Bolts
- Create a head-to-head points league which will operate as most leagues do.
- Each week assess scoring outcomes. As Commish, award top-half in scoring an extra win and bottom-half an extra loss.
- Manually change record of each team to accurately reflect scoring
If you want to get crazy, we can get crazy. This extra win/loss can be reflected by whatever criteria you determine. Maybe it is the top half of the league’s highest scoring Kickers, not only putting a premium on the position but also lowering the predictability of the records.