Salary fantasy leagues are a new format that DraftBuff has introduced. If you've played a Draft Royale, this format may be familiar to you and you can think of this as a combination of Draft Royales and our traditional fantasy leagues. Otherwise, if you're new, recommend giving this a read!
In DraftBuff, we have two types of fantasy leagues: Snake and Salary. We detail Salary in this article and divide it into the following core components to the game:
- Roster Management
Unlike in a snake style league, drafting is an individual activity based on a set budget. Each player is costed at a certain amount and you need to draft the best possible amount without exceeding the total budget. For example, let's say you need to draft 5 players with a total budget of 300. That means, roughly speaking, you have 60 per player. You will notice that it is essentially impossible to pick all of the best players since better players cost more to draft onto your team. The challenge is putting together the highest scoring team with the allotted budget.
Once you draft, your leaguemates' teams are publicly available. We enforce that no two rosters can be identical so you won't be able to copy-paste your friends rosters.
Once your draft is done, your league's schedule will be displayed. At the time of writing, all leagues are Head to Head (H2H).
Head to Head Leagues
In a H2H league, you'll face off against different leaguemates in a round robin fashion for each matchup. For example, Week 1 Alex faces off against Barbara and Charlie against David. Then for Week 2, Alex against Charlie and Barbara against David, etc.
In your weekly matchup, the person with the most fantasy points wins and the win/loss is added to the person's fantasy record. Week over week you'll accumulate wins and losses. If your league has playoffs, at the end of the fantasy regular season, you'll enter into playoffs which you can read more in depth here.
Unlike in Snake leagues, trades, free agent pickups, waivers, and benches are disabled. However, your team from the previous week can carry-over to the next week. Let's say your first week's roster consists of:
Player A: 60
Player B: 60
Player C: 60
Player D: 60
Player E: 60
With a 300 salary cap.
Let's say A and B had pretty good weekends and are now worth 70 but E had a pretty bad weekend and is now worth 50. Your team is now at 310 salary cap. You can decide to keep the same team, even if they've gone up in price, or you can choose to edit your roster. If you choose to edit your roster, though, you'll have to once again obey the 300 cap.
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