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Postby nsulham » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:19 pm

Anyone who has any H2H experience might be able to help me out here. Is there a different strategy for drafting and playing in a H2H league as compared to Roto or is it basically the same? Just curious. Format is 5X5 and we get to keep 5 after this draft. No keepers yet since this is our first draft for the league so everyone's fair game. Thanks! ;-D
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Postby trevisc » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:27 pm

in my experience I have found that in H2H it is better to dominate hitting and saves and then fish the waiver for SPs. I can start 4 sps a day and sure..I get blown away in era and whip but I rule in wins, ks and avg. So at the end of the week I end up winning 7-3 or 8-2 depending on how many K's I can get. It's tedious cuz you have to watch the waiver wire every day but it's a lot of fun when you have stacked hitting. It's a lot harder to find talented hitting in my opinion. Now I have seen a few guys win by just maintaining a well balanced team in H2H..but that's not as fun to me!

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Postby jay » Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:00 pm

I like that strategy trevisc. I always seem to draft horrible SP and pick up studs (Padilla, R. Lopez, Schmidt, Piniero, Wells/Fogg).
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:06 pm

I favor hitting no matter the format. However, in h2h, a ace is paramount, where in roto its not. You need 1 stud sp to throw at the top team every week.
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Postby Arlo » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:03 am

A lot depends on whether you have to start a certain amount of sp's and rp's each week, or whether you can use whatever you like. In the former case, pitchers who qualify at both slots can be extremely valuable, giving you a lot of flexibility to concentrate stats where you need them.
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Postby trevisc » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:41 am

in a league I was in last year I didn't use a SP for a whole week just to test out a theory. Just 4 Closers. I ended up winning the pitching stats in saves,era and whip. Who cares about K's and wins. This strategy also works if you have a great relief pitcher who gets tons of wins. The problem with that strategy is one bad outing (John Smoltz at the beginning of last year) and you era/whip is shot for the week!
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Postby jay » Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:13 am

Hmm, that's an interesting theory as well. Do you think SP are overrated then?
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Postby GDaversa » Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:07 am

my league does H2H and it works great i would go with that
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Postby Arlo » Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:57 am

One thing I've noticed about head-to-head leagues is that it's even more important than usual to pay attention to the league's rules. I've seen h2h leagues where pitching was just an afterthought, and others where sp's were all that mattered...
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:00 am

well..the way we play in baseball is whoever has the highest or best in any category gets that point. in football it gets really strange. for instance, a kick return for 20 yards is worth 1 point and if your RB runs for 20 yards it's 1 point. So if you have a really good kick returner who scores a touchdown he can outpoint your rb.
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