This is only my second year in fantasy (I'm the Commissioner), so I'm unsure of the proper etiquette. First off, I am in a 10-team, 7x7 roto league (not H2H). With a week left in the season, I am comfortably in 1st place by 30 points. The current 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th place teams are battling for the final 2nd & 3rd place spots, and are only separated by about 3 points. For the past several weeks they have been swapping positions on a daily basis.
My question is whether or not I am "at fault" for continuing to make transactions instead of sitting back, letting the other guys duke it out and collect my inevitable winnings in a week. The reason I continue making transactions is because I feel as though I owe it to the league to do so because we each invested $100 to participate. As you know, my play (whether it's doing nothing or continuing to be active) has a direct affect on the outcome of the next 4 guys battling for 2nd & 3rd place. By me still actively playing, it may negatively affect the current 2nd & 3rd place teams. By me stopping to play, it may negatively affect the current 4th & 5th place teams. Either way, there is a perception that I'm screwing someone, so I may as well continue playing hard until the end, in my opinion.
I am not making unnecessary transactions. I am continuing to try and get better in the categories of Wins and Holds, where I am currently in a tie with other teams. It's not like I'm way ahead in Saves, for example, but still adding Closers from the free agent list and making them unavailable to those who need them.
Your feedback is appreciated.
P.S. - Our league's payout is 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (10%). I did not establish any tie-breakers, so what happens if the final 2 spots are taken up by a 4-way tie? Do I just divide 40% of the remaining pot by the 4 tied teams, or is there a standard way to find the 2nd & 3rd place finishers from those 4 teams?