dmbjeff wrote:dont u find drafting in a 10 team league to be extremely easy? having 10 picks in the first 100 is crazy to me.in an 18 teamer you get 6 picks in the first 100. makes the draft very important. there are still gems to be found on the WW, last year i ended up with cliff lee for instance. do you choose smaller size because it's standard? because you only can find 10 people to join the league? you feel like less teams is an easier challenge? im just curious.
I'm not sure why you think it would be easier. It's all a matter of perspective. You do get 10 top 100 players, but so does everybody else. It's not any "easier" to win since everyone has the same rules and the same draft.
Me, I think 12 teams is a good size for an enjoyable league, which is what I'm looking for these days. Not everyone that exercises does wind sprints or marathons. I used to commish a 20 team 25 roster league and had a lot of fun doing that. It is more work, which is not really the same thing as a challenge.
I'm in one 12 and one 16 team league this year, but I'm passing on my 18 team 25 roster league this year. So yeah, I've played in all size leagues, and I don't find 12 teamer's to be less of a challenge or less enjoyable.
i understand what you are saying and that everyone in the league has an equal chance and what not.i agree that's true. i just think being able to have 10 picks in the first 100, you have a much better chance to not screw those picks up as someone in a league where they have 6 picks in the top 100. to go even further, in a standard 23 man roto roster, a 10 man league picks 230 players. in an 18 team league, by pick 230 overall, i barely have half of my team drafted. also drafting, you need to go in with better strategy. if i don't draft steals early in my 18 teamer, i am in big trouble. if i want to compete in saves, i have to make sure i'm one of the teams who draft 2 closers and make sure they are solid.
after alot of the responses so far, it seems that some owners prefer 10 or 12 teamers because its more casual for them and that's ok. it allows them to not know as much about 4th and 5th starters and not have to always check rotoworld for breaking news perhaps. also, some of it depends on how much money you are spending on your team, if anything at all. i think guys who have league's for bigger money approach their team differently than if it's a league just for fun or each team puts in just a little bit of money.