We added one bench spot. 12 team HPPR 1QB, 3RB, 3WR, 1TE, DST league is what we play in with 2 Keepers (1 rd penalty, 7th rd minimum) $55 buy-in. Bench depth plays a huge role. We also do a week 3 free agent draft. So for the first two weeks you can’t add anyone off waivers, then in week 3 we do another draft. Whoever is in last gets first pick etc.
We also do a rivalry week (week 3). Rivals are drawn at the draft. Winner gets to change the others name and picture and they can’t change it again until the end of the season (other side bets are made too).
Each week we have a random scoring competition. Winner of this gets $10. Could be most points from bench, total points from a position, most TDs etc. Ties are carried over to the following week.
We have fees for being late to the draft, not paying fees on time, not attending draft etc. This money goes into a pool. Then every 4 years we have a “super bowl” where the buy-in is $100 winner take all (minus weekly bonuses). This is a destination draft, usually to a cabin or condo somewhere.
There is also a league loser. Those who don’t make the playoffs go to the loser bracket. Weekly matchups. If you lose you advance. So the one who wins the ultimate loser has to keep the shame trophy visible in their house for the season as well as performing one of the “loser punishments”. Draw one randomly, there is a list of 20 possible punishments they have to do in order to stay in the league. This ranges from eating 4000 calories of one food (like big macs) from a fast food restaurant, getting a tattoo on your butt, displaying a fathead on your wall of your biggest disappointment from the season, having your legs/chest/back waxed, shotgunning 6 beers and performing drills from the rookie combine, being the “butler” at the next draft, running in a 5k in whatever outfit chosen by the league etc.