Yoda wrote:Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:My league isn't that far off of yours, Yoda; we have 16 teams, so if your catcher goes down, you may end up putting in some lame backup. And clearly as commish I'm not going to come down on someone for putting in the best available to them, no matter how much they suck. I've had managers say, "But I don't liiiiiike any of the catchers out there!" To which I say, "Me either. Perhaps you should have drafted another. Or perhaps you should trade for one. Or perhaps this will be the reason you lose at the end of the year. But the rules apply to each owner: try to start someone at each position and play the game."
It isn't black and white. People tank in various ways. If I see someone doing something fishy, I'll talk to them and try to figure out what they're doing.
I actually posted a note on the league board to see if anyone has a problem with what I am doing. If someone has a big problem with it then I will obviously not do it.
I also started looking at the waivers and will offer some trades this week so hopefully I can get someone viable in there.
Oh, I definitely wasn't intending to criticize your league or approach, or suggest you are doing anything wrong. Our league has a rule in place that seems to fit our collective mindset. If your league has no such rule, then you're probably fine as is. At worst, perhaps your league has an interesting discussion to have in the offseason. I was mostly just providing another view on the subject.