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Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:56 pm
by West
In my main Roto Yahoo standard 5x5 keeper league we have a 162 game per position, 1250 IP limit. Every year it seems that the top finishers have fared the best in terms of total games played by position players and are right on their IP limits.

This year I shorted catcher by 4 games, which is better than I normally do. But I am right on with the other positions and plan on finishing the second to last day with OF at -1G so I can start all three on the last day of the season and finish at +2G. As per the usual with pitchers, I will finish the second to last day 5-10 IP under depending on how long my starters go and then I will stream 6-7 SP on the final day.

How does your last week strategy go?

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:13 pm
by jfg
My last week strategy is to look up at all the teams ahead of me. I suck at roto. :-D

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:23 pm
by Izenhart
I don't have any teams anywhere close to maxing out my hitters games.

I'm struggling to get to inning limits too, I really only played one team daily and that was a H2H team.

One strategy I am using is on teams I have no saves points to lose in roto I dumped all my relievers and am trying to stream every starter every day for the last 5 days of the season. So far it's working pretty nicely.

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:44 pm
by jackie hayes
I try not to wait for the last day to load up on starters, but I'm close on saves, so I might have to do that, or just forget the move altogether. I wish I were better on games played -- I didn't do a stellar job of managing my roster this year.

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:06 pm
by buffalobillsrul2002
One thing I learned this year is that managing your roster (not just making sure you max out your games played limits, but also starting the right guys and being willing to pick guys off the wire for spot starts) is almost as important as the actual team that you have.

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:53 am
by fast dogs
I usually try to get close to the IP limit then "pick a day" when I had the best SP going to use as my final day. Sometimes a few days before the very end is actually better than the last day or two depending who I had left & the FA options avail. Too many playoff SP just use their final game as a 3 inning tune up and have little or no chance at getting a win. The closer you wait to the last day, the more likely you are to getting 9 innings pieced together by half the pitching staff

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:31 am
by J35J
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:One thing I learned this year is that managing your roster (not just making sure you max out your games played limits, but also starting the right guys and being willing to pick guys off the wire for spot starts) is almost as important as the actual team that you have.


Absolutely right...which is why I'm moving to just 1 league next year...I don't have the time, or really the desire, as I get older to really manage each team like they should be if you really plan on making a push at first place, year in and year out.

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:12 pm
by jfg
I'm kind of debating whether to play in my roto leagues next year. H2H involves some luck, but it's a lot more fun than the methodical numbers game roto is.

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:31 pm
by snash
fast dogs wrote:I usually try to get close to the IP limit then "pick a day" when I had the best SP going to use as my final day. Sometimes a few days before the very end is actually better than the last day or two depending who I had left & the FA options avail. Too many playoff SP just use their final game as a 3 inning tune up and have little or no chance at getting a win. The closer you wait to the last day, the more likely you are to getting 9 innings pieced together by half the pitching staff


This is my strategy as well. Aim to get your IP limit close to max toward the last week of the season. My experience tells me to pick a "D Day" a few days before the end of the season. The last day or two of the season will typically be started by rookies who won't be allow to go much more than 5 IP. Oftentimes, they get pulled with a extremely low pitch count. Teams are usually auditioning rookies for next year and need as many IP available to slot in as many appearances as possible. Or playoff-bound teams are using them to keep their rotations stretched out, but the SP won't go very long even if they are spotless in the starts. Either way, getting wins or QS are difficult. 8-o

For me, I'm doing D Day today, fully loading up all my pitching slots with starters, since I already have 3 SPs who are scheduled to go out today. Even though I just lost the saves lead last night, I'm not convinced the matchups are enticing enough for me to postpone a day or two based on Mon and Tues's schedules.

Still pretty pizzed off that I lost the NSV lead with 2 blown saves last night, so now I'm trailing by 1. :~( Oh well... Life goes on... Trying to make up for K, SP, and possibly a CG today. :-B

Re: Maxing out limits

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:50 am
by converge241
That Yahoo backdoor to the limit is pretty nice - as long as you have any innings left can have as many pitchers go that last day and acumulate. Try to cushion up on last day starters. Still trying to find who's throwing for the Orioles Wednesday though ;-D