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Whats your favorite type of league (1 Viewer)

Waiver System

  • Standard Waivers (Last place team picks first)

    Votes: 19 19.2%
  • Blind Bidding

    Votes: 80 80.8%

  • Total voters
    99
Salary Cap with contract lengths and live auction. The contract & salary cap introduce another dimension of strategy and planning over a straight dynasty league imo. And live auctions are just so much fun.

 
League TypeI play in 6 dynastys - 3 each. From my experience the contracts reduce off-season though mid-season trading; but the end of the yr trading gets a little crazy as theres usually 1 or 2 teams that will make that final push and trade for talent. One league I have is a soft cap which allows teams to go over during the yr so trades aren't handcuffed to the cap; you get the best of both worlds. Teams don't make many off-season trades since they think that they'll just pick up the talent they need in the FA Auction. Also, depending on the amount of yrs you can give to players it really reduces the value of rookie picks when you can only hold them for 4 or 5 yrs and then release them in their prime. For these reason I prefer Standard style.League Size14 - 16 teamsDraft Type3RR Standard if its snake but I much prefer Slow Proxy. In an auction, you don't need to wait for people to make a pick and the more active you are the better team you will get. However there are plenty of downfalls to auctions. The 1st couple of days can suck as you favorit players get outbid, teams can blow their load on a couple of players and leave the league after realizing their mistake and rarely is there trading in auction. Owners won't have the a ability to trade a future pick to gain a couple of rounds or vice versa. So I like both equally but would slightly prefer the Proxy Auction I'm not dependent on other activity levels.Waiver Systemalways gotta be Blind Bidding

 
Type: Contract all the way. This really prohibits the juggernauts from forming, while allowing elite players to hit the market every so often. It really adds another fun aspect through contract mangement. My league uses years, not salaries. There is a 100 max for 40 player rosters (IDP). It's really challenging and enjoyable. Key Free Agents hitting the RFA this offseason include: Megatron, Foster, McCoy, Roddy White, Peyton, Welker etc. We've had tons of trades, because we also trade BB used for RFA period when your contracts expire. Most teams average 12-15 trades per season.Size: My only dynasty league is a 10 team, but I prefer 12. We've lost 2 owners over the 4 years, heading into the 5th now, and were replaced pretty easily, I imagine if we had 12 owners it would probably have a slightly higher turnover, as teams get frustrated being at the bottom continually. More teams would make the overall rosters weaker, and the elite players harder to obtain (my impressions only) as people would want to hold onto the few they have.Draft Type: Live Auction is the only way to go. We initially were going to use a snake draft, but went with auction and have no complaints. We are implementing an Auction Rookie draft as well for next season. You get "Rookie Notes" based on how you finish, and then we auction the rookies. Last place gets the most, etc.Waiver System: Blind bid all the way. It's just more fun. My league uses ebay style, but I wish it was straight blind bid. Good topic :D :thumbup:

 
The other thing that would interest me here, is knowing how many people voted for an option because it was the only one they've tried.

 
In redrafts I prefer keeping it simple and going the non-contract option.However, in dynasty leagues I heavily prefer contract leagues to the point where, similar to PPR leagues, I pretty much won't even play in any that aren't. A bunch of people randomly throwing darts at dozens upon dozens of prospects and getting lucky when a few stick isn't anything special, nor is just being able to hold onto a player for 15 years at no cost.I much prefer types of leagues that reward players for finding a prospect that they actually have to invest in to hold onto. This also helps players hold value a bit later into their careers which staves off some of the unbalanced trade deadline deals that often come up in regular dynasty leagues, where RB2's and WR2's that are within 3-5 years of the end of their career can be had just about for free.We use a fairly exhaustive set of rules but it's actually quite easy for people to pick up in a week or two, and are actually a bit simpler than many "salary cap" leagues. I've never had nearly as much fun in any other type of league.http://www.clan-loh.com/dynasty/rules.php

 
First come, first severed waivers blow.
In my league that doesn't have contracts or blind bidding, we went to rolling waiver priority long ago over last team picks first even. Adds an element of strategy FCFS adds after waivers have run don't change the order, so you can wait and get players after waivers have picked over the best ones if you want to move the waiver list. But then you have lesser options possibly.
 
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In redrafts I prefer keeping it simple and going the non-contract option.However, in dynasty leagues I heavily prefer contract leagues to the point where, similar to PPR leagues, I pretty much won't even play in any that aren't. A bunch of people randomly throwing darts at dozens upon dozens of prospects and getting lucky when a few stick isn't anything special, nor is just being able to hold onto a player for 15 years at no cost.I much prefer types of leagues that reward players for finding a prospect that they actually have to invest in to hold onto. This also helps players hold value a bit later into their careers which staves off some of the unbalanced trade deadline deals that often come up in regular dynasty leagues, where RB2's and WR2's that are within 3-5 years of the end of their career can be had just about for free.We use a fairly exhaustive set of rules but it's actually quite easy for people to pick up in a week or two, and are actually a bit simpler than many "salary cap" leagues. I've never had nearly as much fun in any other type of league.http://www.clan-loh.com/dynasty/rules.php
Wow our league setups are almost identical, except for a few difference. Crazy.
 

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