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Postby colt4523 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:25 pm

I want to change my espn h2h weekly league to a daily league but want to prevent pitcher streaming. Essentially, I want to eliminate unfair match-ups were a team has more pitching starts than the other and give owners the opportunity to replace injured players during the week. What would be the best method to achieve this? Here is are some of my ideas:

Weekly start cap. I think I read that if you go over the start cap for that day, the starts still count. So if I put a cap of 10 starts on the week, if on Sunday you are at 9 and still have 3 pitchers going, all of those points still count. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Limiting the number of starting pitchers on the roster. Maybe something like 8 (we start 5 sps and 1 rp)

Limit amount of add/drops during the scoring period. Something like 2 or 3 add/drops for the week.

Anyone else have any suggestions? What should I do?
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby Quackman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:48 pm

just limit the drop/adds. Easiest way. Doing 3 is good bc it still allows for injuries or other pickups teams want to make. All my leagues are either steaming leagues where everyone accepts thats what it is or leagues that limit drop/adds.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby lambo1203 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:53 pm

Personally, I don't like limiting streaming because it seems to discourage owners from checking in daily and taking some strategy out of the league, but that's neither here nor there. For your case, I think the limit of adding/dropping players for the week is the safest bet. It could come with some controversy, though, because some teams might not even realize they could stream and just use several moves a week for injuries/"going with their gut" on different players who are hot or cold. I read the starts thing quickly when I was setting up my league today and frankly I don't understand it, so I'd stay away from that. Another consideration is the FAAB, where you can bid on the players and set a certain waiver date (or two) each week, that way people could still stream but not stream every day and give everyone the happy medium they all want.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby colt4523 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:11 pm

Very good suggestions. I was just concerned about alienating some of my friends in the league who "don't have time" to check their lineups everyday. One of my leagues does the FAAB thing. That system might also work. It will allow me to dictate what days waivers will take place. Maybe do a Monday, Thursday, and Sunday waivers.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby lambo1203 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:13 pm

Yeah, my league is trying the FAAB this year for the first time and we've had the same issue with people "not having time" to check lineups...and we're in a weekly league haha. I think for yours, the days you mentioned would work well and should give everyone a fair shot at streaming if they want or just simply making FA moves.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:32 pm

I did a FAAB last year where we did waivers on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday. That way we didn't have it on back to back days and pretty much everyone would have the opportunity to at least put in claims on the weekend that would go through on Sunday. Worked pretty well, you'll still have people stream somewhat, but the number of days they can do it and the limited budget prevents all out streaming.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby NickyEyes113 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 am

My league has:

a max pitching starts per week at 10
max acquisitions per week at 5
and max acquisitions per season at 50

so streaming is pretty much an after though.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby BoBtheMule » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:03 pm

My league has a 8 GS limit per week and a 40 adds limit for the season.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby colt4523 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:58 pm

I was leaning towards 10 start max per week and 60 acquisitions for the season. Should I still do the FAAB? Which days and time would be best if I decide that route?
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:10 pm

colt4523 wrote:I was leaning towards 10 start max per week and 60 acquisitions for the season. Should I still do the FAAB? Which days and time would be best if I decide that route?


I'd say if you do FAAB then don't cap pick ups and visa versa.
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