Calvin knows auctions are a slam dunk (USAT)
We're on the edge of the fantasy finals and there's no guarantee the best teams made it to the last dance. Maybe you're the unfortunate soul, done in by slumping Broncos or a tipped interception at the wrong time. Maybe that Charles fellow did a tap dance on your championship dream. There's no time quite as sad as the day after elimination.
It's not too soon to look ahead to 2014, with the idea of making your league a better one - a league that's more likely to reward the stronger players. Our fake games can always be improved, tweaked, heck . . . fixed. With that in mind, here are some thoughts on a clipboard, themes to consider when you start up your next fantasy pool.
Start More Players: This should be a no-brainer. When you use more players every week, you iron out flukes, reward owners who understand the player pool, and give everyone more to watch and root for. Mediocre owners want short rosters, and mediocre owners generally loathe the bye weeks. The better owners thrive in a more dynamic game.
Auctions Over Drafts: Give everyone a shot at Calvin Johnson, Jamaal Charles and Peyton Manning. Force every owner to defend the entire room, not just their draft neighborhood. Allow more creative roster-building strategies; you can't go stars-and-scrubs, say, in a straight draft. Construction paths are just about unlimited in an auction.Read More »from Tip Drill: Building a better (fake) league