Twenty-two years ago when I played in my first fantasy football league, our scoring rules were so basic. Yards didn’t count. Interceptions and fumbles didn’t matter. Receptions were nonsense.
To put it simply: only when your players actually scored points for their NFL teams did they score points for your fantasy team. Touchdowns and field goals. And the occasional safety.
That was so … boring, I don’t know how we managed to make it through the season.
These days, I feel much the same way about standard scoring leagues as I did back in the day about basic scoring: if you’re not awarding wide receivers for their efforts in catching the ball and moving the chains, what’s the point?
You absolutely should participate only in PPR leagues where receivers become more valuable and certain running backs add an extra dimension to your team.