Michael Rupp
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388)
This is so "nail-on-the-head" for @Fantasy Sports Discussion because it's touching on some of the best parts of #Fantasy #Sports in general despite being specifically about #FantasyFootball.

Early in the #Podcast, they discuss the #Auction type draft for a #Rotisserie #League.
GETHERS: So you put any sum of money that works — in the league I play in, the initial input is $260, and you have to put together a team roster, the same way the Yankees or the Mets or the Dodgers or the Kansas City Royals do, within a budget of $260. In my league, we do it by auction. So if you bid $8 for a player you then have $252 to pay for the rest of your players. And what the player you own does every day, that goes into your stat sheet and it’s cumulative. And at the end of the year, the team with the best statistics wins the pennant.
That's great #Economics and #Statistics and #Gaming in general! Somebody overpays for the best player in the first pick and that means he will be thin on money for the rest of the talent. One injury on their top player and they lose the season. Being too cheap though isn't a good strategy because you'll almost guarantee that you'll have the lowest scores. Everybody is forced to play toward the middle a bit. The outcomes are very hard to predict! Therein lies the #Fun!
Michael Rupp
Still hoping somebody in the #Fediverse likes #Fantasy #Sports! Getting close to the deadline to form an #AmericanFootball #FantasyLeague. I've been posting @Fantasy Sports Discussion #Trolling for team owners to come and have fun in my league for a couple of months now.

Get at it! Nerds & Geeks League. I'm literally hoping for only #Nerds & #Geeks. I might be both. Sign up at https://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/11408/invitation?key=1fb4fc9e0fc7d9ee&soc_trk=lnk&ikey=17933be22a3eacb4
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Michael Rupp
Does anybody on the #Fediverse do the #Fantasy #Sports thing? I'm trolling for #FantasyFootball types to get in on a league I run; #Nerds & #Geeks League. It's shitloads of #Fun if you haven't tried it yet.

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