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Postby stoner420 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:30 pm

hey guys, so after 4 years ive decided to finally see what a roto league is like. mine is a 6 x 6 ..the basic 5x5 + losses and OPS. what are some advanced strategies that i need to be incorperating that i havent used before in my pts leagues? drafts tomorrow.
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Postby swarmee » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:17 pm

Any time you try a new league/format, it's important to see how the new scoring affects players compared to the normal 5x5. In yours, if it counts losses for pitching, you'd tend to stay away from SPs from poor teams, pushing Oliver Perez, Ben Sheets, etc down your list, since their wins will most likely be offset by their losses.

Run a normal 5x5 on rototimes.com's $ value generator, then run a 6x6 with your league settings, and see which players move up more than 10. Those are the ones you'll probably want to target with the new categories added.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:20 pm

Make sure you drafted a well balanced team. One your draft cheat sheets, next to each player's name, you should scribble down what categories they will help you in. That way you won't forget to draft people with contrasting benefits.


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Postby Cooner » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:31 pm

CrazyPooja90 wrote:Make sure you drafted a well balanced team. One your draft cheat sheets, next to each player's name, you should scribble down what categories they will help you in. That way you won't forget to draft people with contrasting benefits.


Good advice. Don't forget you can't punt saves or steals like some H2H do.

One of the best ways to take advantage of leagues that aren't 5x5 is to draft heavily in the 6th category. Many will ignore it and use the same cheat sheets from their 5x5 drafts, so you can get some draft-day-steals by keeping an eye on guys whose value is higher in an OPS league than a 5x5 league. OPS is especially one of those- guys who do well in OPS generally have higher runs and RBIs- so if there are guys with good OPS and bad RBI/run totals, it's fairly safe to expect those numbers to jump up a bit (OPS is consistent, runs/RBIs vary a lot).
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