TheOmen wrote:H2H requires no less skill than roto. If you think it does, you'll get clobbered. The fact that one team is 10-8 and the other 8-10 has far more to do with skill than luck. Why you have a need to put down H2H and those who play it is beyond me.
Incorrect. I'm first in both my leagues. In the roto league, I have been battling with three teams for the last month, and just finally upped my lead to 4 points when I aqcuired Dave Roberts to add some speed. In H2H, I have made half as many moves, have one SB threat, and keep the same lineup in weekly and I am 110-75-43. Yippee, I'll get a bye week, only to be beat by a 5th place team, that scraped into the playoffs, because he has 1 hot hitter and omne stud SP. Awesome!
Just because the competition in your ONE roto league is better than your ONE H2H league, you make this HUGE assumption and conclusion. Maybe the only conclusion we can draw from this is that the managers in your roto league are better than the managers in the H2H league? Or maybe the 5th place team has improved his team since the season began and has a better team than you have now? Too many possible conclusions to draw ANY conclusion in your example.
BitterDodgerFan - I totally hear you on this one. I only play in leagues that have some mechanism to prevent streaming/churning. This can be a moves limit, added categories, deep leagues (so few decent options to pick up), etc. In one league, we lock the rosters for the playoffs (exceptions made for injuries). To be honest, if the league is big enough and/or the bench deep enough, this problem ususally goes away. The reason is that the bulk of additional players taken will be pitchers as the bench for hitters is not something you need to add much to in H2H.