I have been designing fantasy baseball formulas for 8 years now, and our main goal at Major League Fantasy Sports is to strip out blind luck based results that have zero to do with your ability to draft, manage, and maintain a realistic baseball roster. The one major item that is still a blind luck issue is the schedule. We have succeeded in our attempts to strip out blind luck in the scoring formulas, roster settings, and trade rules. However, where we have fallen short in the past is the schedule.
Major League Fantasy Baseball 3 (MLFB3) is a points based formula meant to measure your ability to construct a realistic looking roster, manage from day-to-day, and there is room for strategic free agent moves that could improve your week. You are limited to 5 free agent moves per week so it puts a lot of emphasis on making the right move if needed. The new approach to the scheduling I think changes everything, and it makes the league schedule not as fortunate for one and not the others. Instead of playing one opponent every week you will play all the owners every week head to head.
Our leagues are 16 teams so you would have 15 match ups per week. So your record at the end of the week depending on how many teams you outscored would be 15-0, 14-1, 13-2, 12-3, and so on. What drives us fantasy owners nuts is when we are 3 or 4 weeks from the playoffs and maybe 2 teams are not paying attention. Then some lucky guy who draws the dead owner gets a W he didn’t rightly deserve costing you a playoff spot, division title, or a regular season crown. In the new schedule format every single owner gets a win against the dead beat owner and not just one lucky team who ends up playing him in a standard head to head schedule. It will also keep everyone even more active than normal trying to score as many points as possible to pass the teams ahead of them. I think this model will also work extremely well in football leagues. I am planning on adding this scheduling system to 2 of our 5 football leagues next season.
I am pretty excited to get the new system going this year and while a few of the veterans in MLFS say they don’t like it there have been many more who love the idea. In my opinion this scheduling system is the ONLY way to score a points league fairly, especially when you have the ability as an owner to effect your over results that week from smart match up plays, and using your 5 free agent moves wisely. In the past the average Injury moves are about 1.5 per week so your spot starts for offense and pitching will be very important.
EVERYONE who is a fantasy baseball points league player this is a great situation for you. Also, those who have stayed away because of the luck of the schedule being so much of a factor in points leagues this is your opportunity to play a points league without the BS.
Contact me directly if you are interested as we only have 3 remaining openings. I will leave a contact form below so fill that out (totally private) and we can go from there or you can just call me directly to discuss details. If I can generate enough interest we may start another points league with this approach. Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you.
Corey D Roberts
Major League Fantasy Sports