The Z Files: Best of Both Worlds
The Z Files: Best of Both Worlds

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

Yeah, I know. The last thing any of us needs, especially this late in the spring is another league. But hear me out.

What is the main complaint about season-long fantasy baseball leagues with weekly moves? If this were a Fantasy Feud question, the number one answer would be, "Injuries."

As such, many play formats with daily transactions, so at the very least, injured players can be taken out of the active lineup. In addition, there's a large contingent suggesting leagues with daily moves better mimic MLB in terms of strategy.

The problem with leagues of this nature is two-fold. First, not everyone has the time, or desire to attend to their lineup every day. Second, strategy is often confused for common sense. Is it really strategy to activate Lonnie Chisenhall in a matchup against Tanner Roark while sitting Harrison Bader slated to face Max Scherzer? Maybe not all, but the bulk of moves in a daily league are more obvious plays than smart decisions driven by next-level analysis.

Let's turn our attention to DFS. What's the primary beef with DFS? For those not committed to grinding out cash games, it's the long odds for winning a tournament. For some, it's even more basic than that. They play fantasy sports for fun and DFS is largely about the money. Personally, my main issue with tournament DFS is success entails more than just focusing on the baseball aspect. There's a good deal of game theory involved too – a viable

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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