I had to drop my league buy-in from $50 to $30 last year to keep people in, and I still fell to 11 players last season. Good news is that we're back up to 12 this year (but still $30).
With a reduced pot, I had to scrap my weekly prizes, but I do keep $10 "bounties", which are year-long prizes for the following:
Bounty 1 - Fantasy King of the Hill (see below)
Bounty 2 - Highest scoring player
Bounty 3 - QB with longest touchdown pass (regular season only, starters only, no bench players).
Bounty 4 - RB with longest touchdown run (regular season only, starters only, no bench players).
Bounty 5 - WR with longest touchdown reception (regular season only, starters only, no bench players).
Bounty 6 - Winner of the Survivor Pool (below).
The rest is split 60/30/10 among the top 3: That's $120/60/20 last year.
If you are interested in Fantasy King of the Hill (Bounty 1), it's a game I invented. Each week, several of the lowest-scoring fantasy teams get a "strike". After three strikes, teams are eliminated. Eventually, only one team remains. The bar raises each week as the crummy teams are eliminated and the best keep going. If that sounds complicated, click here to view my prize page from last year, where there's a handy chart that shows how it played out.
The Survivor pool(Bounty 6) is just a regular old survivor pool. MyFantasyLeague.com gives you a tool to run one in your league with zero extra effort, just making weekly picks. A confidence pool, too, but I don't base a payout on that.
Last edited by 7grain (2011-08-26 12:37:04)
You had me at Helu.