So I’m in this sort of strange league. It’s with fraternity brothers (yes MIT has fraternities and they are very popular) and I’ve been in the league for 18 years. We’ve been playing fantasy football since you had to manually calculate points using the newspaper box scores.
Anyways, this league has some, let’s just call them, eclectic rules. Over the years we’ve tried hard to make QB’s as valuable in fantasy as they are in the real world and after 18 years we have definitely accomplished that.
How, you ask?
Well, first off our thresholds for scoring are a joke. A QB receives zero yardage points until he gets to 150 yards and doesn’t get significant bonuses until he goes over 200 yards at which points his points can go through the roof. We award six points per each TD pass and the clincher is we are forced to start two QB’s. Take a look at the marginal difference between the number two QB and the number 20 QB (10 teams in the league) and you will understand how we have finally accomplished this.
We actually do an auction format where everyone has $20 total to spend on their team and the minimum a player can go for is $.05. For the first time, this year the two most expensive players were QBs – Tom Brady for $7.35 and Drew Brees for $6.55.
At first I thought that this scoring system was stupid but the more I’ve been involved with it (this will the third season), I think it might actually be better than standard scoring because of the great value it gives the QB (arguably the most important position in real football)…
Anyways, the point of this babbling was to get some feedback from you guys on what you think the best fantasy scoring system is, starting with the simple question… four points or six points… what is the right number for TD passes?