Im wondering if there are any sites that offer hybrid leagues... something like this:
Hitting and pitching categories are selected as usual.
Every week each team competes against all other teams in the league.
If you finish first in any category you get the most "wins" for that stat. If you finish last, you get the fewest.
For example in a 12 team league, if your team hits the most HR's in a given week, you get 12 wins. If you hit the 2nd most HR's you would get 11, and so on down to the team with the fewest HRs for that particular week. (you can call the wins "points" if you like - it really doesn't matter).
For ties there would be half points (or whatever fraction is necessary to distribute points evenly between the tied teams for that stat.)
The main benefit this offers over straight H2H is that it would reduce week to week variance. You still get rewarded for having a monster week even if there is another team that just happens to have a slightly more monster week of their own across the board.
But you also have the satisfaction of beating up on *all* of your buddies when you crush souls in any particular week.
The draw over straight roto is that it does not give teams excess credit for a single huge week (or game or series or whatever). It puts more emphasis on being competitive in every category throughout the entire season, and eliminates my personal biggest issue with roto leagues - teams wont look to outright dump all their SP, or all their their closers, or all their SB players, etc towards the end of the season.
For example if one team has 27 stolen bases in 1 week, that massive lead is only good for top points for *that week*.
The freakish explosion wont carry that team for the entire season.
Similarly, if your team is horrible in one or 2 categories for the first 6 weeks, that doesnt mean you are doomed to finish with 1 roto point on the year for those cats, and ultimately have your entire season tanked. You can make moves improve your team in those areas and still rack up points over the remainder of the season.
Im sure there are some flaws I havent thought of, and I probably didnt explain things as well as I could have, but what do you guys think of this kind of format?