Take luck out of the equation in your fantasy league!

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger

My ten-team dynasty league has been around since 1994 and although we have gotten many things right, we had growing pains along the way, but we have not had a major rules change in over five years or since we went to the ‘Luck is Outlawed’ motto.  Like many other leagues, we had allowed six teams to make the playoffs, and that sixty percent is obviously higher than the NFL, which allows twelve out of thirty-two, or  thirty-eight percent, to enter the postseason. At least in the NFL, most of the poor teams that squeak into the playoffs are quickly cast aside by the big boys in road games, but not so in fantasy football. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when the fifth and sixth seeds, neither had an over .500 season, went to the title game. Our challenge was simple- keep the season relevant for as many teams as possible for as many weeks of the season as we could and more importantly, to crown a team worthy of the league title. Knowing that most leagues reward the playoff champion with the greatest prize, why make the regular season almost useless? Here is [...]

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