Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:
re: Limiting starts/IP per H2H matchup
As a fantasy player I weep when I see this heh... we've had this discussion before, but it keeps coming up. I really think most leagues would be unhappy with this if we did implement it due to fenceposting on the last day. I should put a FAQ on this in the FAQ forum, because each time people explain all the "easy" ways to fix it, and we go through why they actually aren't easy or don't work. It keeps coming up, so at some point we may just do it anyway, but I really think it isn't a great idea, and I continue to believe that various features we already have are a better way to prevent streaming within H2H leagues.
Im one of the people who asks for this every year so you might be tired of hearing me talk about it... but leagues that implement this setting will know the implications in advance, and it cannot be any worse than not having the option.
is there a reason it cannot be coded to do the following:
Any team that starts enough pitchers on any day to send them over the weekly limit, will only have enough starts count to reach said limit.
The starts that "count" can be determined by using any one of the following criteria (probably whichever is simplest to code):
1) Pitcher with the earliest scheduled game start time counts. In the event that 2 or more pitchers have a game starting at the same time when the limit is reached, choose some arbitrary factor to determine the one that count s- alphabetical order, highest ranked pitcher by Yahoo rankings to date, etc
2) List all pitching slots as SP1, SP2, P3, P4, P5, RP6, RP7, etc so that on the day the limit is reached, only the slot(s) with the highest priority are used to reach said limit.
For example: going into Sunday Team A has made 8 starts out of 10 allowed per week.
His lineup is set as follows (assume all pitchers listed actually pitch that day):
SP1 - Halladay
SP2 - empty
SP3 - empty
P4 - Cain
P5 - Morrow
P6 - Sanchez
Only Halladay and Cain's stats would be used since they are the 2 pitchers with the highest priority to pitch teh day the limit is reched.
3. Make the owners more accountable.
If an owner has his lineup set so that he goes over the limit, rather than have all stats count (which never made sense to me), instead NONE of his pitching stats count for the day the limit is breached. Problem solved. I would assume this is also the simplest solution.
This would also require owners to be more active, which is one of the things that leagues implementing a Yahoo-controlled limit are trying to accomplish in the first place.
Any reason one of those could not be made to work?