i am the commish in a 12-team, h2h, points-based weekly league. i am in the same boat as a few others on here but haven't heard a sound answer yet to this dilemma. i am trying to figure out what is the most fair way to address week 1 of the regular season, given the fact that the red sox and a's play 2 extra games during that week due to starting the season earlier in japan.
if i start the fantasy season on the 25th and count the japan games, then teams with red sox and a's players get 2 extra games, which is a big advantage in a weekly h2h league. however, if i start the league on the 30th, then the first week is 'fair' because each team will be playing 5 or 6 games, but the red sox and a's players will be playing 2 fewer games over the subsequent 24 weeks of the season.
i'm at a loss as to what is the right way to handle this in a h2h, points league. i don't want to give a big advantage to any team in the first week. and then again, i don't want to put an owner who happens to have sox or a's on his team at a slight disadvantage the rest of the season.
any sound resolutions?