This is a daily head to head, where it looks like every day is a 'game.' Each team had a total of 176 games last year.
4x4 -- Categories will be AVG, HR, RBI, SB; K, ERA, W, S
Standard Yahoo positions (3 OF) plus 1 U (9 hitters), SP/SP/P/P/P/RP/RP
5 bench slots
It is supposed to be a 20 team league, but half are not signed up yet. Money league.
I am trying to figure out how to adjust my player valuations. I am thinking relievers will be huge, but I can't figure out if saves will be more or less valuable. I have the same issue with SBs. Does probably getting less than one steal or save per 'game' make them scarce and valuable or a cat to leave up to chance with a well-rounded team? Ws are similar, but I think MRs and SPs on good teams gain some value and that is about all I can do there.
I figure the offense is basically drafting 3/4 (in their lineup) hitters with good averages, and a couple high average hitters who steal some. As many multi-cat players as possible.
Most SB players also get Rs, so these guys are further discounted from normal scoring, right?
I assume high K pitchers will be key, but are Santana and Peavy very early picks or less valuable because I can make up Ks with a good corps of relievers?
I am looking at the league last year, and the winner had Santana and Peavy and a few hitting studs. The second place team (final) drafted Mariano and Pettite in the first round bookend pick. Not sure how they could recover from that and make the playoffs! The second place regular season team had ARod in the first but Dice-K and Zambrano in the 2nd and third. Teams averaged about a move or 2 per week, so these wierd draft picks stayed with the teams.
I have been playing roto since the days of newspaper and VisiCalc, so I am programmed to look at a team over a whole season. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the H2H concept. It seems unpredictable.
Thanks for any help!
Be excellent to each other.