Fantasy  > Football  > Hotbox Sports Format
November 13, 2009, 02:10 PM
Is this better than regular head to head or roto?

the main goal of Hotbox Sports was to isolate the properties that make Fantasy Football so successful and create a new game that brings the excitement of Fantasy Football to other sports, starting with Fantasy Basketball. Hotbox Sports welcomes sports enthusiasts worldwide to Experience the Fantasy Sports Revolution.

The Patent Pending Hotbox Sports format has identified the elements that make Fantasy Football so successful:

Emotional Appeal - One Player, One Game, One Night!
Coaching Aspect - Your decisions determine the fate of your team!
Game Day - The ability to get together with a friend to watch a meaningful game and talk trash!
Urgency for real time stats!

The Hotbox Sports format incorporates these successful elements into its game by adjusting the Regular Season's Schedule. The key element is that a game period stretches over three days. Over that three day period, a player can be activated only once even if that player plays more than once in those three days. The choice is yours for which game to activate him, but only the stats from the night you activate him will count. For example, if you have LeBron James and he has a game at home on Friday against the Lakers and then on the road Sunday versus the Thunder, you have to pick the one you want his stats to count from. On the surface, King James should light up the hapless Thunder right? Maybe, but Cleveland is a great team and could blow Oklahoma City out, thus limiting James' minutes. The Laker game, on the other hand, should be a closely contested battle and might even go into OT. LeBron is going to get his stats no matter what and perhaps the Laker matchup will give him enough minutes to lock up a triple double. Below is a list of the typical starting roster and value for each stat category:

STARTING LINEUP:
1 Center
2 Forwards
2 Guards
2 Utility

SCORING CATEGORIES:
Point 1 Fantasy Point
Rebound 1 Fantasy Point
Assist 1 Fantasy Point
Steal 1.5 Fantasy Points
Block 1.5 Fantasy Points
Double Double 5 Fantasy Points
Triple Double 10 Fantasy Points
Quadruple Double 20 Fantasy Points
50+ Points 5 Fantasy Points
20+ Rebounds 5 Fantasy Points
15+ Assists 5 Fantasy Points

Don't forget that the Hotbox Sports format is head-to-head, just like football, so by the end of the three day period, all of your starters will have played and the results are final.

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