You guys are absolutely right in that it's definitely not something that should be happening in a matchup that has such huge implications on the playoffs.
We have to remain consistent as commissioners, though, which is why LS is getting a warning and not a punishment. Any missed lines can effect playoffs, be it week 1, or the final week. Obviously it's a lot more apparent and glaring when it's done now, but we have to hold everyone to the same standard.
Not that anyone was complaining about it only being a warning, I just feel like everyone deserves an explanation on the thought process of CRD and I.
Also, it's crazy how freakin' close it is. Can't say I expected me, Ubi, and Balls all to be winning so heavily. It could literally go anyone's way at this point, though Balls probably remains the favourite to squeak in.
I just noticed that EV hasn't set his lines the last two days. Haven't been to Yahoo in a while otherwise I would've warned him.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'll talk to CRD.
OK, so we're encountering a few cases of missed lineups this week. Some that have major playoff implications, some that don't. Regardless of whether or not the matchups are important to the standings, we expect our managers to remain active, whether you're first place, last place, or anywhere in between. It's imperative you do your best to set your lines. Not setting your lines when you're out of a playoff spot greatly increases your chances of falling in the standings and acquiring a better draft pick which is why you're expected to remain active regardless of your position in the league.
Tiebreakers as follows (on yahoo):
1. Overall winning percentage.
2. Total Points.
(Same amount of games for all teams in our league, so same points = same winning percentage)
3. Total number of Wins.
4. Highest winning percentage in Week 23. (We don't have week 23, so the next tiebreaker applies)
5. Highest winning percentage in Week 22.
6. Highest winning percentage in Week 21.
7. Highest winning percentage in Week 20.