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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby colt4523 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:19 pm

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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.


If I do FAAB, what would be a good amount to give for each team?
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:38 pm

colt4523 wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:
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.


If I do FAAB, what would be a good amount to give for each team?


$100 is pretty standard but you can adjust that based on your own preferences. I did one league last year with $140 and $1 minimum bids and one league with $100 and $0 minimum bids.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby bigmck » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:29 am

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 agree with Giantsfan in the post above. I have always preferred either a Weekly Acquisition Limit or the FAAB. I just never cared for a Season Limit.
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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby fsbarren » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:42 am

The only thing about FAAB is that if you're sneaky about things, you can save your dollars for the playoffs and then stream-stream-stream your way to a championship.

I think the weekly limits is reasonable, at least from a pitching standpoint. 60 acquisitions is a little low for me and I'm suspect some of the more active owners (who speculate on players a lot but not necessarily streaming). I'd personally do 80-100 acquisitions and then analyze everyone's transactions stats at the end of the season and adjust accordingly (if you go too low, then everyone will look the same and that's no fun, lol).

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Re: ESPN daily lineups prevent streaming

Postby StoneColdBrown » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:56 am

That first sentence from fsbarren's post above is exactly why I banned acquisitions once the playoffs start, only making exceptions for contenders who have players legitimately go on the DL during the playoffs.

I also think 60 is a bit low for moves (even though there are theoretically only 65 allowed in my league) for the reasons he gave. I prefer leagues with unlimited transactions for non-streaming purposes, but there's no way to differentiate unless you maybe institute a longer waiver period. I suppose you could make a rule that all players acquired have to stay on a team's roster for maybe 3 days or something.

One radical solution that a commish has in a league I'm in is to only have one SP slot. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but allowing for fewer SP slots and watching for people who try to start pitchers with RP eligibility is also an option.

A 'max starts per week' won't work on ESPN because...say your max is 10. It's really "nine plus however many starts one can fit in on Sunday". I've used that loophole, and people have used it against me - often at the same time.

Anyway, just a bunch of ideas.
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