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Fantasy Hockey Scoring

Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:35 pm
This is my first year playing in a H2H fantasy hockey league. I usually just play roto in hockey. Just a little while ago, I logged on to check out how my team was doing in my H2H fantasy league. While I was there, I saw one of my players score a goal. When my score was updated, I watched my overall score go DOWN because of my player's goal. 

As it turns out, my player had played the night before and had tallied 2 goals in his earlier contest this week (6 fantasy points). Because of the way the scoring system is set up (each player earns an average score based on the total amount of fantasy points scored for the week, divided by the number of games played in that week), when he scored a goal the following night (3 points), that gave him a total of 9 fantasy points for the week. And because of the fact that his 9 points over the course of 2 games averaged out to a total of 4.5 points for the week to date, when my player scored his goal, I actually saw my score DECREASE by 1.5 points.

Now, I always  thought that scoring a goal in a hockey game was a GOOD thing, so I find it a bit bizarre when someone can score one and be penalized for it. Equally bizarre, to me at least, is the fact that a player can be penalized and he is credited with scoring .25 fantasy points for each minute of his penalty. Some goon can earn a 5 minute fighting major, and he is actually credited with 1.25 fantasy points for making his team play shorthanded for an extended period of time.

Go figure.

Next year, I think I'll just go back to roto. It just makes more sense.
Category: Fantasy Hockey
Tags: scoring
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