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To Keep or not to Keep?

Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:15 am
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I have been playing Fantasy sports for some time now and i want to extend my perimeters. I would either like to get into a keeper/ auction league, but i dont have a clue of how to do so. Also im not to sure what Roto leagues are? As i said im a hard-core owner and any advice would be nice. I would like to see what other owners would recommend. Is Roto H2H or does that just mean you play everyday? How do i go about (Keeping) a player? And i auction as bad as i heard? Thank you.
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Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2012 11:03 pm
 

To Keep or not to Keep?

Also im not to sure what Roto leagues are?
Roto leagues are another way of saying rotisserie leagues. The scoring in these leagues can put a heavier emphasis on one category over another. For example a stolen base can be worth 5 points while a double is only worth 2 points. In this kind of format you are penalized if a speedster forces the issue and takes an extra base to get a double when from a roto standpoint you would want him to have taken the single then stolen second and reward you with a total of 6 points as opposed to two. These little subtle strategies are things to look out for in roto leagues, and makes looking at the league format and rules worth taking a good look at before plunging into this venture, especially if you are paying money as an entry fee.
Is Roto H2H or does that just mean you play everyday?
The roto leagues that I have played in are indeed daily because of the travel days and off days that players do have. In essence you are constantly rotating different players in and out of the lineup kind of like a 'rotisserie' chicken would rotate. Also you are competing against everybody in your league's group at the same time and your performance is updated daily and tallied throughout the season. Depending on the league rules (these are important) more than one person can wind up winning a prize however the top performer wins the biggest prize.
I would like to see what other owners would recommend.
I would recommend you taking a stab at roto, however as I said earlier check out the league rules first.
How do i go about (Keeping) a player?
I do not play in Keeper Leagues so I can't help you there.
And i auction as bad as i heard?
The biggest gripe that I have heard is that about three or four superstar players can wind up eating up the majority of your budget and you are stuck with alot of "afterthought players" (e.g. players who you would not normally draft in any other format but actually have to because their values are so low) who more than likely don't produce, are just taking up space on your roster and killing your chances of winning.



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