This is the place for Ottoneu basics - how the game works and why it’s different (and better!) than any other fantasy platform available.
What is Ottoneu?
10 Tips for Ottoneu Rookies
How Hitting Is Scored in Ottoneu
How Pitching Is Scored in Ottoneu
The Ottoneu Auction Draft
The Math of Winning Ottoneu
Obviously total points for pitchers in Ottoneu points leagues are just as important as they are for hitters but they can be a bit more deceptive because what you need to measure those total points in the context of two variables: innings and points per inning. For example, Cole Hamels scored 1,019 points in FGPTS leagues last season over 212 IP. Matt Harvey scored just three more points (1,022) but accomplished that in just 189 IP. That’s 4.8 P/IP for Hamels compared to 5.4 P/IP for Harvey, who is clearly the much more valuable SP in this case. In other words, you want the highest P/IP possible over the highest number of total IP you can find.
Nowhere is this rule more applicable than with relief pitchers, where a 10.0 P/IP reliever can score you almost 200 more points (655) per RP slot over a 7.0 P/IP reliever (455) over the same 65 innings. Likewise, even though you should project about 325 IP from your five relievers (325 out of 1,500 IP), you’ll benefit even more for every additional IP you can throw with your RP than with your SP because even mediocre RP (7.0 P/IP) generally score more points per IP than the best SP (Kershaw was 6.75 P/IP in 2015). Some of the best teams in Ottoneu points will usually throw nearly 375 IP with their relievers by rotating in a few extra RP on expected “off” days, so use that as a guide.