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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons Why Your League is Garbage

2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons Why Your League Sucks

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Fantasy Leagues are extremely fun as they always should be. But you might be wondering why every year you end up hating everything about your league, and sometimes it even pushes you on the verge of quitting on fantasy football altogether. There is hope for you in that not every league is like this. After taking a look at five reasons why your league sucks you will understand.

5. Your League Has an IDP Roster Spot

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5. Your League Has an IDP Roster Spot

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It’s as if having a kicker wasn’t enough luck thrown into anyone’s roster on a week to week basis, even the biggest studs at the IDP (Individual Defensive Player) position can get 20 plus points one week and then two the next. It’s like rolling dice, and there’s nothing worse than losing to an opponent solely due to their IDP. It’s 10 times worse than losing due to a kicker, trust me.

4. Your League is Free

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4. Your League is Free

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I have yet to play in or hear of a league that is played just for fun that is actually any fun. The list of problems that can occur in a free league are endless, I don’t have enough space to list each of them out. Free leagues lack competitiveness as a whole, and half of the league stops updating their rosters or working the free agency wire four weeks into the season. Just pay up; it’s more than worth it.

3. Your League Draft is a Month Before the Season Starts

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3. Your League Draft is a Month Before the Season Starts

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In certain leagues this may make sense, but in a standard redraft league this is beyond explanation. Suspensions, injuries and depth charts are still being decided and shuffled. There’s nothing like being forced to gamble on a guy in the third round only to find out in three weeks that he will not be playing the rest of the season due to one of the aforementioned reasons.

2. No One in Your League Trades

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2. No One in Your League Trades

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What a snooze fest. Typically it boils down to the fact too many people overvalue their own guys on their roster and will only make a deal if you hand over your team for that one guy. Most people would be willing to make a trade on Wall Street for thousands of dollars before they’d consider a trade in fantasy.

1. Your League Has 10 Teams or Less

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1. Your League Has 10 Teams or Less

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Where’s the challenge in that? Leagues like this where everyone has top tier talent at nearly every position are incredibly boring. Expand your league out and make it challenging. As proud of your Pro Bowl team as you may, the rest of the fantasy world will be mocking you.