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33 New Fantasy Football Rules to Make Your League Awesome-r

Awesome Fantasy Football Rules

Fantasy Football might be the greatest American invention since democracy, jazz or Buffalo wings! So why would I come up with these 33 new Fantasy Football rules your league should consider using?

You can always improve on great things!

(Wouldn’t Kate Upton be even better if she won Top Chef?)

So I put my thinking cap on (it’s a trucker hat that says, “You Look Like I Need a Beer”), and came up with a dozen great new Fantasy Football rules that should be considered in your leagues!

(I’ve been writing articles like this for years, so some of these Fantasy Football league ideas I came up with might be repeats, but I just keep building on it! It’s like a keeper league!)

33 New Fantasy Football Rules to Improve Your League's Awesomeness

These new Fantasy Football rules are mostly for yearly or keeper leagues, unless otherwise specified. Also, they’re for 12-team leagues with standard scoring systems. Of course, once we’re done with our new rules, there might not be anything “standard” about them!

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2. Try Relegation Like Soccer

If you can get 20 or 24 owners together to create two separate leagues, you can randomly deem one the “major” league and one the “minor” league (do a lottery to see which teams go in which league in Year 1). At the end of every season going forward, swap the two worst teams in the major league and the two best teams from the minor league (I would choose the league’s scoring champion and the league’s highest scoring team in the regular season).

Make the entry fees for the minor league a fraction of what the major league’s fees are. I’d also have a HUGE party for the major league draft, with steak dinners and everything, and a smaller one for the minors, with just chips.

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2. Try Relegation Like Soccer

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for for five years, and he has been columnist on and, while also getting published on,, and
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