I sent some of these in email yesterday but have elaborated on some and added a few additional ideas. None of these are mutually exclusive and all ideas shall be considered. The goal for us all is to continue to evolve the PAFFL so it remains, fun, fair and adds new elements of strategy along the way.
- Scoring change from 1 point to .1. For every yard rushing / receiving you receive .1. For every 3 passing yards, .1. This will eliminate (or highly reduce the chances) tie's, it will also make each yard (positive or negative) an impactful play but at the right contribution level.
- NFL Official Scoring Changes - PAFFL should honor any official NFL scoring changes as long as they are publicly declared prior to the start of the following week's games. After the start of the next week's game, any official rule change won't alter the final results of a PAFFL game.
- Scoring Change for Yardage - Most fantasy league scoring systems give 1 point per 10 yards rushing/receiving & 30 yards passing (vs. our existing 15 yards & 45 yards). Instead of doing decimals we could simply increase the value of yardage holistically so that we're in line with the majority of scoring systems and better reward those players who are contributing more to their NFL team's victory.
- TE's can qualify as WR's - As the NFL has evolved, there are more TE's who effectively play WR. While eliminating the TE spot would hurt the position, it seems as though TE's should also count as WR's for purposes of our lineups, thus giving TE's a minor upgrade in value. So in short, you would still need to start a TE at the TE spot, but you could also start a TE at the WR spot.
Rookie Tourney Proposals
- Open Tourney for all Non-Playoff Teams - Again I would like us to consider a plan that gives all non-playoff teams a shot at the #1 pick but protects the worst few teams from dropping very far. We can give a lottery style slotting for the worst team at #4 (just like today) but this will motivate the league to not firesale players at the trade deadline and make the rookie tourney results more compelling.
- Rookie Tourney for Selections 9-12 - This would make it a two round scenario that gives the 9vs10 & 11vs12 winners/losers another game to move up a slot in the rookie tourney. I actually thought we had already implemented this but maybe not, at the very least I think its important that we do.
- Forfeit Player Naming Right - If you don't name out a player during your turn in the auction, you forgo your opportunity to name players in all subsequent rounds. You may still bid on players, assuming you have cap room remaining, but you can't name a player to be bid on. Once nobody can name somebody and has cap room remaining, then the auction is officially over. This will speed up the auction some and provide order/clarity to the process.
- No "Re-Opening" of Players - Or this could be called the "you snooze, you lose" policy. Meaning once an auction is done, there are no re-opening of the bidding. However every auction should be well stated and provide at least 2 shout outs of the details during the confirmation before its final. This will also speed up the auction process as it clarifies an important issue.
- Winning Bid Team Must Announce - for a player auction to be official, the winning bid team must announce. The issue we've come across recently has been conflicting bids or auctioneering that leads more than one team into believing it has a player. To rectify this and ensure every player is receiving its full market value and no single paffl team is favored, we need to move to this format.
- Power Ranking to Break Ties - This would shift the 3rd tiebreaker, after overall record and head to head, to the power ranking for playoffs seeding.
- Jankster Cup Engraving - Last year's Jankster champ should get the cup engraved for the new champ. Normally the cup is brought to the leadership for engraving and then kept by one of us until the next auction. This way the previous champ gets to keep the cup a full year before the next auction.