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Building the Perfect Fantasy Football League - Part 5 (1 Viewer)

When should the trade deadline be?

  • No trades allowed - ever

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • After Week 8

    Votes: 3 6.5%
  • After Week 9

    Votes: 4 8.7%
  • After Week 10

    Votes: 14 30.4%
  • After Week 12

    Votes: 9 19.6%
  • Up to kickoff of the final week of the regular season

    Votes: 11 23.9%
  • No deadline, even in the playoffs, provided that all trading teams are still alive at the time of th

    Votes: 5 10.9%

  • Total voters

Keith R

The Don
This is the latest in a series I will conduct in order to determine the "perfect" FFL experience. The results early polls will help guide future polls. Please vote as to how your perfect league would look.

Based on the results of the Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 threads, (which can be found at http://forums.footba...1#entry15559548 , http://forums.footba...1632&p=15579582 , http://forums.footba...howtopic=681769 , and http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=681862 ), our perfect fantasy football league boasts the following;

12 FFL teams

PPR Scoring

Team Defenses / Special Teams


Head-to-head format

Decimal scoring

1 starting QB

Required Starters - 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE

2 flex starters, which can be any combination of RBs, WRs, and/or TEs

6 teams make the playoffs

3 divisions

You may wish to keep those parameters in mind when voting.

Due to my error, I will be redoing the FG vote in this section.

Also feel free to post suggestions for future poll questions. (It is obvious what some of the future questions will be but there may be other issues that should be noted).

ETA - Voting on these issues is complete. The next poll is at http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=682104

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I voted trades " Up to kickoff of the final week of the regular season" only because "Up to kickoff first week of playoffs" wasn't an option.

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My thoughts on kickers... it's a necessary evil and it really rarely sways a matchup one way or another. It happens, just not that much. Having negative points of missed kicks actually have a bigger impact than the actual points scored in fantasy. At least that has been my observation in my money league for the past ten somewhat years. Getting only 3 points standard kills the draw of the position even further imo. I voted third option, the second option potentially further minimizes the need for the position in fantasy.I misread the tiebreaker question and voted wrong (Highest scoring starting player), I thought it was asking about ties of record at the end of the season. I would have voted left as ties had I worked on my reading comprehension when I was in school.Trade deadlines are always a tough topic I think, I'm curious to hear some explanations of why you cut it off when you do in leagues where decent amount of money is involved. The benefit of early deadline is that everyone is still trying to win so you would think there is less chance of collusion or just misguided trades of owners giving up. But that ruins the game for the hardcore players. I leave it open in my league until the end of fantasy regular season, which is week 13 for us, but free agency stays open throughout playoffs. Players on teams that are not in the playoffs can be dropped but not picked up during the playoffs to avoid any foul play between owners.

Eliminate ties using decimal scoring.
You would think so, but it can still happen. My league starts 9 offensive players and 9 IDPs, and we had a tie game in the final week of the 2011 regular season that determined a division title and had major playoff seed implications. In fact, my team would have gone to the title game that year if one of the teams had scored just 0.1 more points. No one could believe we had a tie, and no one could believe that the weekly scoring changes didn't affect either of the teams that week.

My thoughts on kickers... it's a necessary evil and it really rarely sways a matchup one way or another. It happens, just not that much.
Why though? I get that kickers score points, but there are so many variables involved that it's basically dumb luck each week. I'd rather free up the roster spot and have an extra flex.

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