drtodddds wrote:In a league where $ is involved, you could go to a format where the payout involves not only the winner of the league, but also the winners of each of the individual categories.
There are advantages and disadvantages to doing this however.
You would keep owners active at the end of the season, and this would promote trades and moves on the waiver wire. But this could be at the expense of lopsided trades in an effort to load up on players who contribute to single categories..ie saves or steals. Be careful of this.
The winner of the league will no doubt lead some of the categories, but not all of them. You will see continued activity of owners in the middle of the pack who do have a legitimate chance of winning a category or two.
When money is involved, you can absolutely get creative.
One idea that was also floated in a league I'm in was to have the following year's #1 draft pick awarded to the team who had the best improvement in winning percentage year to year. You could do a staggered draft that way where the team with the greatest margin of improvement picks first, the next best team picks second and so on an so on until the league champion picks last.