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Old 09-30-2018, 06:22 PM
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Oh my Chubb.
Would you say that you have a Chubb-y?
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:59 PM
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this is a thread game
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:04 PM
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No, it's not. It's a discussion for a game that happens off board. Why are you posting that?
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:55 AM
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No, it's not. It's a discussion for a game that happens off board. Why are you posting that?
He's pouting about his Family Feud thread getting closed.

While I agree this isn't a thread game -- the game doesn't actually take place in the thread -- I personally wouldn't die on that hill. It's not like we get any walk-in traffic, and it's only of interest to those of us in the league. So it doesn't really matter what forum FF league threads go.

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:44 AM
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I could swear I put Penny in instead of Carson. Sure it was on my phone, and sure I was at an Octoberfest, but I made sure I did. Oh well.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:11 AM
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He's pouting about his Family Feud thread getting closed.

While I agree this isn't a thread game -- the game doesn't actually take place in the thread -- I personally wouldn't die on that hill. It's not like we get any walk-in traffic, and it's only of interest to those of us in the league. So it doesn't really matter what forum FF league threads go.
Aha, I thought it might be something like that.

I wouldn't care if these threads weren't in the regular game room during the season, but moving them off would hurt during the recruitment period. But the key point with thread games is that they dominate a forum because they receive dozens of posts per day, as people actually play them in the threads. So you drown out normal discussion traffic since the game threads are always moved to the top. This thread, being a discussion and not a game, receives a normal amount of traffic, so I don't think it's necessary/justified to treat it that way.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:31 AM
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I may overvalue the eye test and running style in backs. I wasn't enamored with Chubb because he doesn't have much in the way of fancy moves or anything, he's just a big, fast guy. But then watching him blow past the defense for long TDs for 2 of his 3 carries reminds me that size, speed, and a little vision is pretty effective. Certainly a great early sign.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:59 PM
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I may overvalue the eye test and running style in backs. I wasn't enamored with Chubb because he doesn't have much in the way of fancy moves or anything, he's just a big, fast guy. But then watching him blow past the defense for long TDs for 2 of his 3 carries reminds me that size, speed, and a little vision is pretty effective. Certainly a great early sign.
Jordan Howard has size and vision and dismal speed, he's pretty effective. Speed and power is awesome but vision is like 75% of it. I think of it like accuracy for QBs.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:37 PM
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It would be interesting to look at a player's skill trajectory and see how well and how quickly they develop vision. I do the sideline chains for high school and community college games and, at that level, offensive speed is everything. I would guess, though, that as players progress through the ranks that speed on the defensive side of the ball is one of the biggest changes.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:00 PM
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It would be interesting to look at a player's skill trajectory and see how well and how quickly they develop vision. I do the sideline chains for high school and community college games and, at that level, offensive speed is everything. I would guess, though, that as players progress through the ranks that speed on the defensive side of the ball is one of the biggest changes.
I'm of the opinion that it's not something you can really develop. You either have it or you don't, that's probably an over-generalization but it seems close to true.

You really can't outrun or overpower a defense on your own the way you can in college. A good scheme can put you in a position to beat your man, but on even footing without deception, you're not outrunning anyone. The guys that are successful are the ones who can get what's blocked...i.e. let the play develop, see the hole, hit it hard. The speed governs how much success you have in the second level and if you can take advantage of mistakes like over-pursuit.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:42 PM
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Well I'm going to lose again, third in points this week losing to number two.
Watkins going down is brutal, obviously, but it's penance for leaving Goff benched.

I have to think at 0-4 I have a virtually no shot at the playoff.

That being said, I'd listen to offers for Goff or Watson. I need a top RB or high draft picks.

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Old 10-02-2018, 11:40 AM
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I'll give you my #1 pick for either.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:24 PM
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SDMB-Dynasty League - Week 4

Rnk Week 4.......Actual....Rnk Season.......Actual
01. Omni +6......176.20....01. Hamlet.......566.00
02. Retro +9.....155.60....02. RNATB........547.48
03. Overly +1....145.05....03. Omni +3......546.39
04. RNATB +1.....143.01....04. dale -1......534.20
05. dale -3......139.50....05. Ellis -1.....509.40
06. Jules +3.....139.36....06. Gaffer -1....501.81
07. Hamlet -4....131.10....07. Retro +1.....499.92
08. Gaffer -2....130.55....08. Overly -1....498.94
09. Ellis -8.....130.00....09. Jules +2.....469.92
10. Petey -2.....123.41....10. Justin -1....435.25
11. Justin -1....101.03....11. Petey +1.....417.31
12. Beef..........75.60....12. Beef -2......407.18


Rnk Week 4....Potential....Rnk Season....Potential
01. Omni +3......219.46....01. Hamlet.......705.90
02. Retro +10....205.44....02. Omni +2......681.71
03. Gaffer +6....180.35....03. Retro +3.....652.54
04. Overly +1....175.25....04. dale -1......645.10
05. dale -2......164.65....05. Ellis -3.....631.56
06. Jules +4.....159.90....06. Gaffer +1....607.99
07. RNATB -1.....154.71....07. RNATB -2.....607.86
08. Ellis -6.....144.70....08. Overly +2....593.98
09. Hamlet -8....144.50....09. Jules -1.....583.88
10. Petey -3.....139.91....10. Beef -1......537.60
11. Justin.......138.03....11. Justin.......532.60
12. Beef -4......116.82....12. Petey........529.61


Rnk Week 4.......Coach.....Rnk Season.......Coach.
01. RNATB +3.....92% A-....01. RNATB........90% A-
02. Hamlet +9....91% A-....02. Overly +2....84% B
03. Ellis +4.....90% B+....03. dale +2......83% B-
04. Petey +5.....88% B+....04. Gaffer -2....83% B-
05. Jules +5.....87% B+....05. Justin -2....82% B-
06. dale -3......85% B.....06. Ellis +3.....81% B-
07. Overly -5....83% B-....07. Jules +1.....80% B-
08. Omni.........80% B-....08. Hamlet +2....80% B-
09. Retro -4.....76% C.....09. Omni -3......80% B-
10. Justin -4....73% C.....10. Petey +2.....79% C+
11. Gaffer -10...72% C-....11. Retro........77% C
12. Beef.........65% D.....12. Beef -5......76% C



Quick thoughts from Week 4: My two week reign as the highest actual point-getter comes crashing down to earth, Hamlet is starting to look catchable, Beef continues to struggle, and Omni comes out swinging.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:12 PM
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Man, I knew it was going to be ugly this week with Hines and Gabriel on the bench... but -10? Yikes. Thank gawd for Beef.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:11 PM
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It's not as fun to be on the bottom. Who could've guessed that?
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:26 PM
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So the draft next year is the inverse of finish standings? Sorry I should probably know this...

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Old 10-03-2018, 07:37 PM
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So the draft next year is the inverse of finish standings? Sorry I should probably know this...

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You could have just PMed me, I’ve got far too much knowledge of that topic
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:29 PM
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So the draft next year is the inverse of finish standings? Sorry I should probably know this...
Mostly.

The first four picks go in reverse order to the teams that finish 12th - 9th. So...

1. 12th Place
2. 11th Place
3. 10th Place
4. 9th Place

Picks 5 - 8 go to the top finishers in the Consolation Bracket to give them something to play for...

5. 5th Place
6. 6th Place
7. 7th Place
8. 8th Place

Picks 9 - 12 go to the playoff teams in reverse order...

9. 4th Place
10. 3rd Place
11. 2nd Place
12. 1st Place / Champion
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:03 PM
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I can't believe my team sometimes.

I'm considering sitting Larry Fitzgerald for Donte Moncrief or Ryan Grant.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:51 PM
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Picks 5 - 8 go to the top finishers in the Consolation Bracket to give them something to play for...

5. 5th Place
6. 6th Place
7. 7th Place
8. 8th Place
I totally spaced that I won the consolation bracket last year. Go me!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:25 PM
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Projected to lose for the first time this year. Nobody significant on a bye, but almost everyone has a "red" matchup. Still, my team doesn't look far off last year's buzzsaw now that Ingram and Winston are coming online, and I don't think I'll regret that Cooks trade because the Rams spread the ball so much. Depth is still a problem; my coach ranking is mostly so high because I don't have many plausible options on my bench.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:37 AM
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I know no one seems to have cared, but Miller for Cooks is in the running for the worst trade I've seen in this league. If I had known Cooks was available (and my fault for not throwing some offers for around) I'd have given much more than Lamar Miller, and probably others too.

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Old 10-07-2018, 11:49 AM
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I know no one seems to have cared, but Miller for Cooks is in the running for the worst trade I've seen in this league. If I had known Cooks was available (and my fault for not throwing some offers for around) I'd have given much more than Lamar Miller, and probably others too.
Agreed. Cooks is really coming into his own as a receiver (#13 among all receivers so far this year), and I feel like Lamar Miller is always in danger of losing his job.

But while I'm thinking about receivers, it still kills me that I dropped Golden Tate (#7 this year so far) all the way back in 2012. I never imagined he'd have the career he's had.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:20 PM
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I'd better not lose this week due to a damn kicker. Mason Crosby is snakebit, he's missed 3 field goals in the first half.
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:36 PM
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I guess I should be starting Crowell. I don't know what to do with him. But he's put up a few big games this year.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:20 AM
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Well, I need Vernon Davis (I did a double take that he was still in the league) to get less than ten points to get my first win. Though with the way my year is going it won't be much surprise when he grabs his second TD in garbage time.
My march to 9-4 starts now!

I guess you have to credit him for sticking around, but Davis has to be high on the list of busts of the last decade... All the times I took him because "this is the year he puts it all together"...

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:43 AM
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I know no one seems to have cared, but Miller for Cooks is in the running for the worst trade I've seen in this league. If I had known Cooks was available (and my fault for not throwing some offers for around) I'd have given much more than Lamar Miller, and probably others too.
I made a bunch of trade offers before settling on that one, and there were no bites. I should have held out for more, but I was utterly desperate for an RB (Kareem Hunt was my only healthy/non-suspended/active RB, and I didn't know that Philip Lindsay would pan out quite so well). I also don't have to worry about the risk of Miller being released or traded, since I already own the Texans' RB of the future.

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:27 AM
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Crowell apparently set the Jets all time rushing record on my bench. He never feels good to start, but he's put up some big numbers - 3 games now with 18+ points.

Anyone want him for a fairly modest price?
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:25 PM
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But while I'm thinking about receivers, it still kills me that I dropped Golden Tate (#7 this year so far) all the way back in 2012. I never imagined he'd have the career he's had.
And I thank you. Lots of my best guys were waiver wire claims.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:29 PM
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Well, I need Vernon Davis (I did a double take that he was still in the league) to get less than ten points to get my first win. Though with the way my year is going it won't be much surprise when he grabs his second TD in garbage time.
My march to 9-4 starts now!

I guess you have to credit him for sticking around, but Davis has to be high on the list of busts of the last decade... All the times I took him because "this is the year he puts it all together"...

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:38 AM
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It's funny how attached you get to your dynasty team. When you drafted a guy when he was a rookie and now he's been in the league for 6+ years, they become the identity of your dynasty team. I've been in talks to trade away important players lately and I keep thinking how weird it feels, like it's not my team, if I'm going to be dismantling my team and rebuilding. I maybe have too strong of sentimental attachments to some players.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:01 AM
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Also Jules is physically and psychologically addicted to trading, so don't be surprised if he manages to get another 2 or 3 big ones this year.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:36 AM
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Also Jules is physically and psychologically addicted to trading, so don't be surprised if he manages to get another 2 or 3 big ones this year.
Was this prescient? Or were you dropping hints?

Trade to announce:

Jules Andre gives up:
Evan Engram, TE, NYG
Tyler Lockett, WR, Sea

SenorBeef gives up:
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
Kenyan Drake, RB, Mia

This is absolutely not the type of trade I make normally. But I think I have a window to contend for a championship, and I need some more current upside over future potential. Gronk solves that, for me. He is one of only a few TEs who have a 150 yard 2+ TD potential. Still, I think he has a fair chance to retire after this season, and that would be the worst case scenario (along with an injury this year). Luckily, I have Hunter Henry coming back next season, so I have some insurance built in against that.

Kenyan Drake is someone I have wanted for a while, but his situation sucks really bad. I'm hoping the Dolphins figure it out, but they have a terrible track record (see: Ajayi). This is more of an insurance move to score a 4th or 5th RB for me. Especially since I currently do not have enough healthy RBs to cover for bye weeks. This is a very risky move that hurts me in the future, but I think helps a lot this year.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:50 AM
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SDMB-Dynasty League - Week 5

Rnk Week 5.......Actual....Rnk Season.......Actual
01. Omni.........152.49....01. Omni +2......698.88
02. Gaffer +6....135.04....02. Hamlet -1....686.25
03. Ellis +6.....129.78....03. dale +1......655.30
04. Overly -1....127.75....04. RNATB -2.....647.89
05. dale.........121.10....05. Ellis........639.18
06. Hamlet +1....120.25....06. Gaffer.......636.85
07. Jules -1.....118.15....07. Overly +1....626.69
08. Beef +4......109.70....08. Retro -1.....600.17
09. Justin +2....109.05....09. Jules........588.07
10. RNATB -6.....100.41....10. Justin.......544.30
11. Retro -9.....100.25....11. Beef +1......516.88
12. Petey -2......96.95....12. Petey -1.....514.26


Rnk Week 5....Potential....Rnk Season....Potential
01. Omni.........167.09....01. Hamlet.......850.15
02. dale +3......165.20....02. Omni.........848.80
03. Gaffer.......164.54....03. dale +1......810.30
04. Beef +8......156.30....04. Retro -1.....807.39
05. Retro -3.....154.85....05. Ellis........779.74
06. Ellis +2.....148.18....06. Gaffer.......772.53
07. Jules -1.....148.01....07. Overly +1....738.33
08. Overly -4....144.35....08. Jules +1.....731.89
09. Hamlet.......144.25....09. RNATB -2.....728.33
10. Justin +1....133.75....10. Beef.........693.90
11. RNATB -4.....120.47....11. Justin.......666.35
12. Petey -2.....120.05....12. Petey........649.66


Rnk Week 5.......Coach.....Rnk Season.......Coach.
01. Omni +7......91% A-....01. RNATB........89% B+
02. Overly +5....89% B+....02. Overly.......85% B
03. Ellis........88% B+....03. Gaffer +1....82% B-
04. Hamlet -2....83% B.....04. Omni +5......82% B-
05. RNATB -4.....83% B.....05. Ellis +1.....82% B-
06. Gaffer +5....82% B-....06. Justin -1....82% B-
07. Justin +3....82% B-....07. dale -4......81% B-
08. Petey -4.....81% B-....08. Hamlet.......81% B-
09. Jules -4.....80% C+....09. Jules -2.....80% B-
10. dale -4......73% C.....10. Petey........79% C+
11. Beef +1......70% C-....11. Beef +1......74% C
12. Retro -3.....65% D.....12. Retro -1.....74% C



The King is dead! Long live the King! Omni has taken over the top score from Hamlet, though Hamlet does still cling to a potential points lead by the skin of his teeth.

Meanwhile I'm 5th in all season rankings, which is quite an improvement for such a perennial doormat.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:10 AM
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Was this prescient? Or were you dropping hints?

Trade to announce:

Jules Andre gives up:
Evan Engram, TE, NYG
Tyler Lockett, WR, Sea

SenorBeef gives up:
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
Kenyan Drake, RB, Mia

This is absolutely not the type of trade I make normally. But I think I have a window to contend for a championship, and I need some more current upside over future potential. Gronk solves that, for me. He is one of only a few TEs who have a 150 yard 2+ TD potential. Still, I think he has a fair chance to retire after this season, and that would be the worst case scenario (along with an injury this year). Luckily, I have Hunter Henry coming back next season, so I have some insurance built in against that.

Kenyan Drake is someone I have wanted for a while, but his situation sucks really bad. I'm hoping the Dolphins figure it out, but they have a terrible track record (see: Ajayi). This is more of an insurance move to score a 4th or 5th RB for me. Especially since I currently do not have enough healthy RBs to cover for bye weeks. This is a very risky move that hurts me in the future, but I think helps a lot this year.
I think this trade is pretty one-sided in Beef's favor, but I can't argue that Gronk is worth the risk. And I'm also not at all unhappy that I don't have to play him this week.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:16 PM
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How do you read it as one sided? The trade calculators say I'm absolutely getting demolished but I think they don't correct enough for Gronk's potential retirement. Evans will never be as good as Gronk, Drake is (probably) better than Lockett, especially with the way starting RBs are locked down tight in our league.

I've accepted unfortunately that my season is shot, so I'm using the opportunity to get younger a bit, whereas Jules needs a few pieces for a championship run. If Gronk retires by next year, it'll end up being good long term for me, but if he doesn't, or if Drake becomes a reliable running back for years, I'm losing on this deal long term as well as short. If Gronk retires at the end of the year, and Lockett and Drake stay about where they are now, it works well for me.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:32 PM
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Was this prescient? Or were you dropping hints?
I had a gut feeling that after our 19 hours of trade talks something might happen.

I feel weirdly sad about the trade today. I drafted little baby Gronk so long ago and held him for his entire career. I don't know if anyone else gets attached to their players like that. On one hand, it would've felt right for him to retire on my team, but on the other hand, how does that really serve my team if that retirement isn't too far off?

Well, since barring a remarkable turnaround even less likely now that I have no Gronk, I'm out of contention this year, I'm fully on team underdogs. RNATB has had enough success for a while and he smells funny. So I think I'm rooting for Ellis/Omni/Dale to win the divisions just to make it a year of underdogs finally getting there. Although I do tend to root for Jules because I admire his dedication to his team, I'm not sure if he counts as an underdog or not. Certainly would've a few years ago.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:00 AM
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I feel weirdly sad about the trade today. I drafted little baby Gronk so long ago and held him for his entire career. I don't know if anyone else gets attached to their players like that.
I do, but only for the under the radar guys I actually knew about and liked. I've had Adrian Peterson on my team since we started, and he's more like a boil on my butt than a friend. But guys like Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, and now JuJu all have a special place in my heart. Of course I also like guys like Toby Gerhart, Matt Flynn, and Mike Gillislee, who I knew for sure were going to be the next stud, but only lacked opportunity. On the flip side, I would spit in the food of Beanie Wells were I ever to see him.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:11 PM
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Was this prescient? Or were you dropping hints?

Trade to announce:

Jules Andre gives up:
Evan Engram, TE, NYG
Tyler Lockett, WR, Sea

SenorBeef gives up:
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
Kenyan Drake, RB, Mia

This is absolutely not the type of trade I make normally. But I think I have a window to contend for a championship, and I need some more current upside over future potential. Gronk solves that, for me. He is one of only a few TEs who have a 150 yard 2+ TD potential. Still, I think he has a fair chance to retire after this season, and that would be the worst case scenario (along with an injury this year). Luckily, I have Hunter Henry coming back next season, so I have some insurance built in against that.

Kenyan Drake is someone I have wanted for a while, but his situation sucks really bad. I'm hoping the Dolphins figure it out, but they have a terrible track record (see: Ajayi). This is more of an insurance move to score a 4th or 5th RB for me. Especially since I currently do not have enough healthy RBs to cover for bye weeks. This is a very risky move that hurts me in the future, but I think helps a lot this year.
So, you go with a youth movement in the draft and now you're grabbing oldsters and RBs one draft away from becoming Benny Cunningham? I get being bored, but damn.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:01 PM
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I also think it's smart to move Gronk. His best years are surely behind him, though he might have some magic left. With his history of injury, retirement talk, etc it's better to get what you can for him now. Not to mention the pats are approaching the inevitable demise of this era anyway. Engram is not going to replace his production, but no mortal can approach peak-Gronkian production anyway. Engram locks you down 4+ years of top-5 play.

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Old 10-11-2018, 10:10 PM
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I have to say I'm not regretting Antonio Brown over OBJ.
What is it about playing WR that breeds diva-ness?
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:47 PM
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So, you go with a youth movement in the draft and now you're grabbing oldsters and RBs one draft away from becoming Benny Cunningham? I get being bored, but damn.
Well... yeah? I mean, being flexible is part of properly managing a fantasy team.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:38 AM
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Well my congrats to Jules for the insight to start this S. Barkley. Kid seems like he might have a future!
It's hard to know your week is bust after Thursday night. I hope you go ahead and put up 200 and get your money's worth.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:56 PM
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This year doesn't count. I'll figure out a reason later.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:42 PM
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This year doesn't count. I'll figure out a reason later.
Here's a reason... it's the Twilight Zone. For an example, I'm about to inexplicably improve to 4-2 even though my team is completely terrible.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:55 PM
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How do you read it as one sided? The trade calculators say I'm absolutely getting demolished but I think they don't correct enough for Gronk's potential retirement. Evans will never be as good as Gronk, Drake is (probably) better than Lockett, especially with the way starting RBs are locked down tight in our league.
For this season, it favors Jules. But this is a dynasty league, and as a long-term trade this is hugely one-sided (just like my trade for Miller). I don't think the draft calculators take future seasons into account at all, at least not the Yahoo one.
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Well, since barring a remarkable turnaround even less likely now that I have no Gronk, I'm out of contention this year, I'm fully on team underdogs. RNATB has had enough success for a while and he smells funny.
I don't know what success you're talking about. I dominated last year and outscored everyone but 150+ (and everyone but Varlos by 240+), but I didn't actually win the title. In 2016 and 2015 I didn't even make the playoffs (2015 being the season where I lost three straight after starting 8-3).

I'm not going to argue with you about the smell, and it does kind of warm my heart to see Dale doing well after a decade of crappiness.
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I do, but only for the under the radar guys I actually knew about and liked. I've had Adrian Peterson on my team since we started, and he's more like a boil on my butt than a friend. But guys like Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, and now JuJu all have a special place in my heart. Of course I also like guys like Toby Gerhart, Matt Flynn, and Mike Gillislee, who I knew for sure were going to be the next stud, but only lacked opportunity. On the flip side, I would spit in the food of Beanie Wells were I ever to see him.
This. I picked up Tyreek Hill as a $14 waiver on 11/02/16, just because he was getting good return yardage and occasionally got some bonus points as a gadget WR/RB. I actually paid $22 for Antone Smith the same day - as insurance for Doug Martin - and dropped him a week later. He's not even in the league now. I drafted Tyler Boyd the same year but had to drop him last year to make room for injury replacements. What's funny is that about half my regular starters are players I traded Varlos for, and the other half are waiver adds. The only ones I drafted are Kareem Hunt and Marvin Jones (who doesn't technically count because I drafted him the year after Beef dropped him due to an injury).

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:19 PM
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I'm not going to argue with you about the smell, and it does kind of warm my heart to see Dale doing well after a decade of crappiness.
My decade of crappiness is second to none.

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This. I picked up Tyreek Hill as a $14 waiver on 11/02/16, just because he was getting good return yardage and occasionally got some bonus points as a gadget WR/RB. I actually paid $22 for Antone Smith the same day - as insurance for Doug Martin - and dropped him a week later. He's not even in the league now. I drafted Tyler Boyd the same year but had to drop him last year to make room for injury replacements. What's funny is that about half my regular starters are players I traded Varlos for, and the other half are waiver adds. The only ones I drafted are Kareem Hunt and Marvin Jones (who doesn't technically count because I drafted him the year after Beef dropped him due to an injury).
I grabbed the following guys off the waiver wire or were FAs that I nabbed in the closing weeks of another terrible season. (From memory, so don't kill me if I mess one up.)

Adam Thielen
Golden Tate
Alex Collins
Robert Woods
Chris Hogan (pre-Pats, I think)

All those guys, especially Thielen and Tate, are like family members at this point. Guys that were forgotten about and thrown away, perfect for this team that was discarded a few years back after being neglected. Julio is the only real blue blood on this team and he's an outsider, a mercenary for hire at this point.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:57 PM
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Son of a bitch.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:15 AM
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RNATB nearly doubled my score. Is 180 one of the all time scores?
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:27 AM
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RNATB nearly doubled my score. Is 180 one of the all time scores?
Hamlet put up 202 in our first season, but 180 is definitely way up there.
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