Skimming through the thread I see a lot of demand for increasing everything. My initial reaction to that is that I think it's going to greatly increase the value of draft picks in the dispersal draft, and whoever does the best job acquiring picks last season/this offseason is going to completely dominate initially and probably throughout the year. We could very well see a team come out of the draft with a JM fantasy basketball type of team which would pretty much kill the league for me.
Increased categories - Fine. As long as it's balanced. Would like to hear about some other leagues using 7x7 or 8x8 successfully and what cats they use.
Increased roster sizes - Not sure. I'm a huge fan of streaming, and I thought our free agency lottery worked really well last year. Increased active rosters/benches may very well lead to people just setting their lineups and not tinkering with their team at all on a day-to-day basis.
Increased keeper numbers - Against. I want the draft to be strong and people to have to make tough decisions on their keepers every year.
I don't like draft pick trading, btw. People undervalue draft picks (and so nobody cries veto when someone trades for draft picks) and sometimes it can lead to rape-train teams.
Originally Posted by Merry Mikey Damage
flex, youre overestimating the complexity of the 8x8 setup. It's not like the 300-ranked 5x5 player will suddenly be a top 50 player in the 8x8 format.
At the end of the day, the team with the best players will win. That's how it works.
The 8x8 just allows for more players to have value. Which is beneficial for trading, a healthy waiver wire, allowing bottom cellar teams to compete more actively in the trade market, and it allows teams to comeback from a deficit in the standings.
These aren't algorithms we're adding. These are simple stats.
Have you played in an 8x8 league before? I'm searching through Fantasybaseballcafe right now seeing if anyone has had success with 7x7, 8x8, 9x9 or 10x10. Here's an interesting thread.