Dynasty commishs will know the problem. If you establish the draft order by season ranking, owners will be tempted to tank as soon as they are out of the playoff race.
Awarding the 1st overall pick via the consolation playoffs keeps the season interesting through week 16 for all owners. But the consolation playoff winner is rarely the weakest team in the league, that would need the 1.1. the most. Plus, some owners may still try a little tanking in weeks 11-13, to make it to the consolation round if they feel they don’t have a shot in the playoffs.
Question: did any dynasty commish here ever try to establish the draft order via the Dynasty Power Ranking in FantasyPro’s ‘My Playbook’ section?
I am thinking about suggesting this to my league’s owners. It would eliminate any reason for tanking, plus you can’t cheat the system. The only chance to deliberately gain a higher draft rank is by dropping valuable players. Which is no problem, as the other owners will be happy to find them on the waiver wire.
To keep the consolation playoffs interesting, I’d consider awarding $100 extra FAAB to the consolation winner. They can use them throughout the season, or spend $201 for a guaranteed pick in the first waiver round, and still have $99 for the rest of the season.
What are your thoughts on this system?