Full 2007 schedule with all final scores, after the jump …
The final 2007 schedule grid is located after the jump …
Penalize players one point for lost fumbles. This makes the game more interesting (esp. in RB position) and closer to real football. A guy is not as valuable if he puts the ball on the ground. Proposed by MassIll Mud.
Redraft entire rosters every year. This is significant enough a change that it would have to be instituted AFTER the next draft, so it would not take effect until 2009 season. Proposed by the Froglickers. Who else? 🙂
Reduce player protections to 1 quarterback, 1 running back, and 1 receiver (WR/TE). Teams that don’t win money can keep a prospect at any position. That lowers protection slots to 3 or 4, down from the current rules of 5 or 6. It also levels the playing field big time because playoff and money-winning teams would only be able to protect 1 player per position. And it would only extend the draft by 2 rounds. (This is likely a rule significant enough that it would have to be put into effect AFTER the next draft, so it wouldn’t be instituted until 2009 season.) Proposed by the Froglickers with input from the Wildcats.
I propose revisions to the league awards and payouts. Let’s face it, there is little interest for teams after week 14 who do not make the top-tier playoffs. The consolation bracket doesn’t generate much interest, and no one wants to win the award for “most points of non-playff, non-money-winning teams” — an award that barely covers half the league entry fee and knocks teams out of the lottery system (including, potentially, teams with losing records). We’ve also had a lot of interest in increasing league fees, but not so dramatic as doubling them.
THIS PROPOSAL BY YING: Eliminate three awards (consolation bracket winner, consolation runner-up, and the consolation points award), and in their place, give awards to the top two non-playoff teams based on total points. This proposal would not change anything in the top-tier playoffs, but it would eliminate the “consolation bracket playoffs” while potentially keeping several teams more interested through the end of the season. This proposal would also increase league fees by $20 per team annually. The new awards structure would payout increased awards across the board.
Additionally, the overall #1 and #2 points teams would also be eligible for the new awards if they do not make the playoffs. In my opinion, if a team finishes #1 or #2 in overall points and didn’t make the playoffs, they SHOULD be eligible for the combined awards, especially in regards to their draft position (they would be drafting lower, as they should be).
See the Rules page for current structure for comparison. This is my proposed new award/payout structure:
|FFL Playoff Champion||450|
|FFL Playoff Runner-Up||340|
|FFL Playoff Third Place||275|
|FFL Playoff Fourth Place||225|
|Overall Points Champion||200|
|Overall Points Runner-Up||150|
|** First place points, non-playoff teams||150|
|** Second place points, non-playoff teams||125|
|Draft phone call (est)||225|
|$160 x 14 teams = $2,240||2240|
** = new award category, replacing consolation bracket/point awards
Final rosters from 2007, after the jump…