** Pick A Player Total Yards Game **
As Redz's PAPOUG
have been quite successful, (PAPTBG - 182K+ views, PAPOUG almost 390K views!), and more importantly fun
, this seemed the obvious progression, especially with the prospect of a lost NBA season looming.
Though it won't be the almost-daily game that the other two are, but rather twice-weekly, I think it could still be a good weekend diversion to make Sundays and Monday nights a little more interesting.
For incentive purposes and because it's not a daily thing, I think increasing the TP awards would be in order, say three times the number of players for the day, and a single point per player for second place.
The basic conduct rules are the same as the other two games and CelticsBlog, and picks can be made after midnight on the same day of the game. The winner each week will be the person who picks the player who gains the most offensive yards in their respective game.
This can be done by QBs, Field-Goal Kickers, Running Backs, Receivers, Tight Ends, any
player that gains positive yardage, even on a defensive play or special teams play, (though I doubt many defensive players will be picked).
This number will be total yards
, which means receiving, passing, kicking, (field-goals, not
kick-offs or punts), rushing yards, or any combination. If a player is being used on offense and
special teams, for example, all the yards he acquires will be counted.
If a DB is picked and he gets an interception, then any yards he gains on return is counted. If a WR is used on a punt return, then his PR yards will be added to his total for the day. If a QB scrambles and has rushing yards of his own, they will be added to his passing total for the day.
If a Back is used as a Receiver, then both rushing and receiving yards will be counted. I think you get the idea ... any
positive offensive yardage acquired by a player is counted, and this is a net
number, so negative yards will be counted against them also.
I thought about making QBs ineligible on days with only one game being played, but then to do that we'd have to also make FG Kickers and RBs ineligible as well, (as they can also pile up similar yardage), and by then we're running out of good options.
So we'll keep it the same for all games at this point, unless you folks have a better idea for Monday nights and the odd Thursday/Saturday/Holiday game. Any suggestions for improvements or adjustments will be welcome, as this is in the early stages of development.
Also, a running total of yards and averages for each participant will be kept in order to determine standings for the year, should we happen to have Playoffs, and I see no reason why that wouldn't be possible at this point.
The first game is next Thursday, September 8, (Saints at Packers), and I will bump this thread with a reminder on Wednesday, and have it formatted a bit with some links to rosters for the game and the like.
So here's the updated "deal", as it were:
The "Game Week" will run from Tuesday through Monday, and the new week/void list will begin each Tuesday, meaning you can choose one game/week, starting Tuesday thru Monday night, and new picks can not
be made until 10AM Tuesday morning.
If you want to pick a QB/player for a Monday Night Football game, then you can't choose in a Sunday game, etc., (pretty understandable, I think). The calendar resets after midnight Monday night. Therefor the "official" first game will begin Thursday, September 5, (let me know if any problems).
Second place will get 1/2 the winning amount of TPs, (rounded up to the nearest whole number). There will also be TPs awarded for the efficiency ratings
each week, with the same as second-place yards
, (1/2 the amount, rounded up), going to the highest rating, and one
TP for each player awarded to the second
The Void List will still be "seven" days long, but each day is represented by an actual week, meaning if you pick a player for your first game and win
with that player, you are not eligible to pick that same player again until week eight
, (seven day-weeks after). This will also make it possible for others to get the hot players/QBs, and avoid any monopolies.Time for football!