Syfo-Dyas wrote: Grounded Polo wrote:
Ursa wrote: As someone else mentioned though, carefully watch ERA and WHIP, especially as ERA is the Yahoo tiebreaker (I won our 2007 championship on a superior ERA).
They finally fixed that absurd rule this year. In the playoffs, tiebreakers are determined by your W/L against your opponent in the regular season, followed by overall record if that's even, much fairer. I have no idea why Yahoo ever used ERA over the logical method they finally have now.
Yeah ERA sucked, but:What is logical about losing the championship to the 6th place team, who barely made the playoffs, cause you lost the ALL-STAR WEEK badly to that opponent?
This is not fair or logical a bit.
Overall record should be the 1st tiebreaker.
We play for "HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE" all year, and that should mean that better team in the regular season gets the the tiebreaker advantage IMO.
BTW streaming SUCKS in the playoffs too.
The NFL and NBA both use head to head records to decide tiebreakers, it's not like this system isn't rooted in professional sports reality. Baseball does not since they have one game tiebreakers but that's not practical in fantasy baseball.
ERA had no logic, at least head to head record does because professional leagues use it and can be used in fantasy sports. Overall record is also fair but whose to say the 3rd place team didn't get a cushier schedule and then got beat when they played that 6th place team who faced stiffer competition? I'm biased because I have a 6th place team playing a 3rd place team right now, have the H2H tiebreaker (and the matchup will probably be determined by it), both missing one of our elite guys, and had a better team offensively across the board by total stats, can't tell pitching because total innings would obviously play a factor.
I'd be okay with either tiebreaker. H2H is always about lots of luck anyway, comes with the territory of having your championship happening when the real teams are benching their studs for the real playoffs.