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Title: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2019/20
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 03:30:42 PM
The league has been set up on nfl.com as a 12 team league, split into 3 divisions.

6 teams will make the playoffs, so everyone should still have meaningful games deep into the season.

Entry fee: $20 - Stars transfer preferred but can work something out for anyone who can't do this.
Prize split to be decided following consultation with managers.

League is password protected - details to be sent out on receipt of entry fee.

Draft Date provisionally set for Friday 2nd Sep, 9pm (dependent on manager availability).  Trying to keep it close to the start of Week 1 on 8th September.

Standard nfl.com rules, with 2 minor tweaks to scoring:

1) kickoff & punt return TDs count for 6 pts, not zero, like any other TD
2) 40-49yd FGs score 4 pts, not 3.  So under 40 scores 30, 40-49 scores 4 and 50+ scores 5.

Interested players so far (from main NFL thread):

Sheriff
ChipRich
LeKnave (if he can be bothered to stop counting his recent bink money!)
smileiraq
Horneris

Will PM all the above with more info.


Anyone else interested in playing, please add your names below.  Hopefully we can fill this league easily enough.

For anyone new to this (as I was last season) it's a lot of fun and will rapidly increase your knowledge of the league and it's players and make more games relevant to you.

Feel free to ask questions in this thread and I'll try to answer them.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 03:42:41 PM
The league home page is viewable to all, so anyone wanting more info can get a lot via the main NFL.com site

The league address is:

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 09, 2011, 03:43:23 PM
Sounds Good, I vote for winner takes all if its only $20 tho


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 09, 2011, 03:50:23 PM
yep, sounds good.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 03:54:04 PM
Sounds Good, I vote for winner takes all if its only $20 tho

I don't want to set too high an entry fee if it's going to put people off from giving this a try for the first time.

Hopefully we can get enough people playing this year who might want to increase the entry fee next season, at which point we could look at things such as expanded rosters, keeper leagues, etc.  I think for now, it's best to be pretty much standard rules.

It's a tough balance but hoping that $20 is about the right level for this year.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 03:55:14 PM
And I'm definitely looking in Mr Prew's direction as a potential entry.

Mr NFL Encyclopedia himself!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: gatso on August 09, 2011, 03:59:22 PM
I can't make the draft. assume that's a quite important part of it?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 04:05:12 PM
I can't make the draft. assume that's a quite important part of it?

It's a provisional date for now, so not set in stone, so we can look to set a time suitable for all once we know who the players are.

It's also not the end of the world if someone misses it for any reason, as there's an auto pick option (with a default to the auto-ranking of players, although you can tweak the rankings yourself if you like).  You wouldn't end up with an empty roster with the dregs that no-one has drafted to choose from if you didn't make the draft.

Admittedly, the draft is quite good fun though.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 09, 2011, 04:06:27 PM
IN please


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: creepy_benji on August 09, 2011, 04:53:37 PM
I would like to join this league please.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 09, 2011, 05:02:21 PM
I would like to join this league please.

RINGER


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Longy on August 09, 2011, 05:36:08 PM
Sigh would like to take part, but simply can't commit with being on holiday for the first 6 weeks of the season.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 06:08:35 PM
Sigh would like to take part, but simply can't commit with being on holiday for the first 6 weeks of the season.



Sigh, had you down as a very likely candidate :(

That's one hell of a holiday, btw, but still no excuse not to join the fun!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on August 09, 2011, 07:35:15 PM
6 weeks holiday????? and your worrying about a $20 buy in :)

sent you my dosh earlier Sheriff


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Longy on August 09, 2011, 07:53:17 PM
Cliffs

[ ] 6 week holiday
[X] 8 week holiday
[ ] Worried about $20
[ ] Know when I will have access to get online
[ ] Tough life.
[X] Brags ITT.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on August 09, 2011, 08:31:56 PM
Would be up for this so PM me details - best to pick all Redskins?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 09, 2011, 11:41:34 PM
Entered the league.

Your going down Sheriff 1st week!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 09, 2011, 11:57:21 PM
Entered the league.

Your going down Sheriff 1st week!

Dream on, deluded one!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 10, 2011, 05:46:55 PM
Quick update:

Paid and registered on the site:
Sheriff
Horneris
LeKnave
Chip Rich

Paid, password sent to:
smileriraq

Payment details sent, awaiting funds to land:
Linux (sorting via Horneris)
WPIL

Assuming all above get registered would give 7 entries, so 5 spots still open to others.

Interested, but issues over draft attendance:
gatso

Epic fails due to their preference for vacation time:
Longy

Known NFL fans conspicuous by their absence so far:
Tighty (assumed too busy to have read this)
Flushy (assumed too rich to bother with such piddling stakes or too ashamed to be a Dolphins fan)
tank
bobby1
77dave
vegaslover
Josedinho
WarBwastard
TheChipPrince
NoFlopsHomer (Panthers fan - guaranteed to want Cam Newton!)
Marky147
Nakor
sharplea (assumed pre-occupied with the wedding thing)
AndrewT
redarmi
Trigg

Sick degens who you'd expect to pile into any comp:
Cos
Cos

Token Americans who you'd expect to want to play because its 'their game':
Laxie

Sadly missed, sigh:
The Camel

Got my PM list ready now for closer to the deadline if we need them.  In the meantime anyone is more than welcome to join the fun!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 10, 2011, 06:06:37 PM
in!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 10, 2011, 09:28:46 PM
Go on then

I won't be available on 2nd Sept as its updating night, but we can work round that


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 10, 2011, 09:32:51 PM
Go on then

I won't be available on 2nd Sept as its updating night, but we can work round that

Excellent!  Which means gatso can sign up too as we'll have to look at changing the draft date.

Looks like the power of the pokey stick smiley did the trick!

(NB: If anyone has paid and we subsequently can't figure out a time when they can be in the draft then I'll obviously sort out a refund and replacement).



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 11, 2011, 02:50:47 PM
Go on then

I won't be available on 2nd Sept as its updating night, but we can work round that

Excellent!  Which means gatso can sign up too as we'll have to look at changing the draft date.

Looks like the power of the pokey stick smiley did the trick!

(NB: If anyone has paid and we subsequently can't figure out a time when they can be in the draft then I'll obviously sort out a refund and replacement).



Bear in mind me, jones, rich, bh etc have got a "live" draft on the 3rd


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 11, 2011, 04:08:06 PM
Go on then

I won't be available on 2nd Sept as its updating night, but we can work round that

Excellent!  Which means gatso can sign up too as we'll have to look at changing the draft date.

Looks like the power of the pokey stick smiley did the trick!

(NB: If anyone has paid and we subsequently can't figure out a time when they can be in the draft then I'll obviously sort out a refund and replacement).



Bear in mind me, jones, rich, bh etc have got a "live" draft on the 3rd

Will be consulting with all managers before changing anything, once I know who they are!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 12, 2011, 03:38:05 PM
9 players have now paid, 2 of them (*) are still to register on the site.  3 places left to fill:

Paid:
Sheriff
Horneris
LeKnave
Chip Rich
smileriraq
Linux
WPIL*
action man*
TightEnd




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 12, 2011, 03:39:08 PM
I have registered a few days ago

Username is tighty4467

Team name is PancakeBlock


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 12, 2011, 03:45:12 PM
I have registered a few days ago

Username is tighty4467

Team name is PancakeBlock

My mistake - I thought that was Trigg's team!  Will amend post above.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: turny on August 14, 2011, 11:55:36 AM
hi guys interested in this so reserve me a place please.

details of how etc

cheers

turny


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 14, 2011, 12:16:43 PM
hi guys interested in this so reserve me a place please.

details of how etc

cheers

turny

didnt know you followed it mate!! what was your moment of last season?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 14, 2011, 12:19:27 PM
He's probably a rookie at it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: turny on August 14, 2011, 12:23:55 PM
hi guys interested in this so reserve me a place please.

details of how etc

cheers

turny

didnt know you followed it mate!! what was your moment of last season?

cant really remember my moment of last season but i loved the seahawks beating the chargers in pre season the other day that i thought i would get involved


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 14, 2011, 12:30:49 PM
hi guys interested in this so reserve me a place please.

details of how etc

cheers

turny

didnt know you followed it mate!! what was your moment of last season?

cant really remember my moment of last season but i loved the seahawks beating the chargers in pre season the other day that i thought i would get involved


fker


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Royal Flush on August 14, 2011, 12:34:15 PM
Ha justice Trigg

Put me down please


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 14, 2011, 01:02:19 PM
Ha justice Trigg

Put me down please

fry mate


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 14, 2011, 04:52:09 PM
ESPN's site has finally gone live with their Pigskin Pick'em and Eliminator games, so I've set up blonde mini-leagues for these.  I played all of these last season and they run very well, so need very little administration.

Pigskin Pick'em is a straightforward predict the winner of each fixture (two versions, one with a spread, one without - you can enter one or both).

Eliminator is the same as the blonde eliminator played by some last season (pick a team to win each week, different team every week has to be used, get it right and continue to the next week & last man standing wins - although the software lets you carry on making predictions after this if you like).

Links to both games are below.  Basically, once you register a team (free) and create an entry you can choose to join a mini-league.  I've included the names and passwords for each of the blonde group's below.  NB: For Pigskin Pickem you have to create separate entries for each version (i.e. spread and non-spread) but you're allowed 3 entries in total on the site.  Just make sure you give them different names.

http://games.espn.go.com/pigskin-pickem/en/frontpage

Groups:

'blondepoker non-spread'  Password: tikay

'blondepoker spread'  Password: tightend

http://games.espn.go.com/eliminator-challenge/en/frontpage

Group:

'blonde eliminator'  Password: ironside


The plan is to have the leagues open to anyone who wants to have a go for bragging rights, hence the passwords being shown above.  If anyone's interested in playing for money then we can do this from within the free game, and I'll be happy to administer - just post in the thread to express interest.  I was thinking $20 for each game (similar to the Fantasy League) - winner take all if <10 players, maybe 75%/25% for 1st and 2nd if we get more than 10, but am open to suggestions on this.

No need to be an NFL expert to play these for nothing - you can basically make paper bets for the entire season.  Who knows, you may turn out to be a natural!

Please let me know if any problems signing up or finding these leagues.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: turny on August 14, 2011, 08:09:53 PM
hi guys still no pm, awaiting details to where to send the money too, cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 14, 2011, 08:17:13 PM
hi guys still no pm, awaiting details to where to send the money too, cheers

PM sent.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 15, 2011, 01:49:13 PM
Assuming WPIL and action man eventually get around to registering the teams that they've paid for (PM me if any probs guys, but assume you've just not got around to it yet), and that Flushy is also now in, then there is just ONE PLACE left in the Fantasy League now.


We've also had a couple of signups already for the Pigskin Pickem and Eliminator challenges, including one very keen one who's already shipped funds, so assume that entry fees for the money option are going to be as in my earlier post on this (i.e. $20 per game entered).  However, you can still play these games for fun only so the cash option isn't compulsory.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 16, 2011, 02:28:21 PM
Sign up mugginses


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 16, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
trying to sign up, theres something ive not done right on the reg page and i can't see what it is


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 16, 2011, 05:56:25 PM
trying to sign up, theres something ive not done right on the reg page and i can't see what it is

RadoxTIme4u

    Richard

Is that you?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 16, 2011, 06:01:00 PM
IN


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on August 16, 2011, 10:40:37 PM
Trying to sign up but email to verify not coming through - will try another email address soon



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 23, 2011, 09:45:16 PM
we decided on a draft date for this?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 23, 2011, 09:51:21 PM
we decided on a draft date for this?

Was waiting for it to fill up, but thinking of moving it back to the Wednesday or Thursday of that week (so 31st Aug or 1st Sep) at the same time.  Figured Saturday is no good and Sundays are a big grinding day for many.

Post on here if either of these are a problem.

If we're struggling to find something that works then I'll stick with the original date of 2nd September and figure out something for Tighty.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 23, 2011, 09:52:58 PM
Also, we still need one more player, assuming that Flushy eventually gets his arse into gear.

WPIL had probs with his email address but he'll get signed up eventually.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on August 23, 2011, 10:22:42 PM
Will get sorted by weekend
GoSkins


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 24, 2011, 01:34:16 AM
Wednesday 31st sounds good to me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 24, 2011, 01:36:00 AM
Wednesday 31st sounds good to me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on August 25, 2011, 02:39:27 PM
would prefer the 31st but can do the 1st if needed


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 25, 2011, 03:00:43 PM
31st!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on August 25, 2011, 03:40:25 PM
i'll play if you still need one more?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2011, 10:27:35 AM
Further to the feedback above, the draft has now been moved to WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST at 9pm.

I've sent a notification via email to all managers currently registered.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 28, 2011, 05:17:54 PM
all teams need an owner or the draft won't start.  might need to make it 10?  any1 else signing up?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2011, 06:18:03 PM
WPIL has paid but not regged yet, Ace2m is in if we need him to fill a spot and I'm chasing down Flushy to follow up his interest.

In theory, we should be full.  Dropping to 10 will be a last resort change only at the 11th hour.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on August 29, 2011, 11:37:51 AM
Have now registered "WeHateDallas", have not done one of these before (have done the old "First Down" - miss First Down!), best place to find a "10 minute" explanation?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 29, 2011, 11:42:26 AM
Have now registered "WeHateDallas", have not done one of these before (have done the old "First Down" - miss First Down!), best place to find a "10 minute" explanation?

Look at the pre-draft rankings on the nfl.com site and do some mock drafts to see what type of rosters you end up with using different strategies.  It's the best way to get a feel for it by far.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 30, 2011, 08:37:57 PM
24hrs, is everyone reg'd?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2011, 08:43:39 PM
I have tried to do my draft rankings in case I miss it, but cannot seem to drag players out of the pool to do so. Am I missing anything obvious?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 08:45:18 PM
Sweating on Flushy signing up - hopes aren't high!  Sent him another PM but no joy so far (presume he's still in Barca).

Anyone else fancy it to fill it up?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 08:47:32 PM
I have tried to do my draft rankings in case I miss it, but cannot seem to drag players out of the pool to do so. Am I missing anything obvious?

You need to be hovering over the little grey square when dragging them.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 08:48:10 PM
Silo Graham's reading the thread.

Hopes rise.......


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 30, 2011, 08:50:08 PM
Maybe Rob Woodcock (patonius2000 or sometihng) he's in our live draft league.

I'll facebook him


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 08:51:22 PM
Maybe Rob Woodcock (patonius2000 or sometihng) he's in our live draft league.

I'll facebook him

Cheers.

We've lost one too - whoever was Team 8 isn't there anymore.

Need to figure out who it was.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 30, 2011, 09:03:11 PM
It was turny


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 09:05:57 PM
It was turny

Yeah, suspected as much.

ACE2M should be signing up soon, so back to 10 again, which means it can run.

Might just shut it down there unless we get two signups this evening.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 30, 2011, 09:08:29 PM
10 is ok.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on August 30, 2011, 09:08:35 PM
i'm in. trying a mock draft, does Dan Marino still play?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on August 30, 2011, 09:12:14 PM
i'm in. trying a mock draft, does Dan Marino still play?

apparently i genuinely only know about 5 nfl players. gg $20


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 09:15:16 PM
Got a monster draft in another league in a few hours time.  Double rosters, so 2QBs, 4RBs, 6WRs, etc.

12 team league too, so we might well be picking Dan Marino in round 30!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on August 30, 2011, 09:25:43 PM
 getting an expert in for tomorrow so i have a chance.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
ours is 15 rounds..9 starters and six bench right?

numbers of each position up to us, as long as we fit the starting team spec?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2011, 09:38:11 PM
ours is 15 rounds..9 starters and six bench right?

numbers of each position up to us, as long as we fit the starting team spec?

Yes, 15 rounds.

You can actually pick any combo - the site will just keep extending your bench if necessary.  You can fix this in free agency afterwards if it happens.

However, I wouldn't recommend starting a gameweek with and empty starting slot.  It's not essential to get there from the draft though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 09:13:34 AM
OK, I've reduced the league to 10 teams with 2 divisions of 5 teams.

League lineups were allocated via a random number generator, as I had to amend this manually (the site defaulted to divisions of 4,3,3 when I dropped the numbers!) - just in case anyone is wondering!

Given the reduction in teams I've reduced the playoffs to 4 teams over weeks 15 and 16 (week 17 is omitted as too many starters will be rested in that week for it to decide the winner fairly), so everyone gets an extra gameweek compared to previously, which had playoffs over 3 weeks.

So we are READY TO GO at 9pm!  Perhaps a bit more of an effort than I would have hoped for but still very much a league I'm looking forward to.

If by some miracle we get two more players today then I will revert back to the old format, but only if they are able to register straight away to give me time to do so well before the draft starts.  Chances of this are very slim, but you never know.

I'm also going to put up a poll regarding payouts - the two options being winner takes all or an 80/20 split for winner and runner up.  As some have pointed out the prizepool is a bit too small to divvy up further.

Please shout out with any questions - otherwise I'll see you all at 9pm!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 09:30:30 AM
Actually, sod the poll on this thread as I can't control who votes.

Can everyone please PM me with their preference for Winner Takes All or 80/20 split.  I'll chase up any stragglers tonight via the online chat box.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 31, 2011, 12:33:54 PM
all we have to do if log in on nfl.com/fantasy and the draft will come up automatically


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 31, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
all we have to do if log in on nfl.com/fantasy and the draft will come up automatically

u might have to click enter draft somewhere on the league page i think, but its pretty easy.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 31, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
Winner takes all is cool. Dont mind either way though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on August 31, 2011, 12:43:06 PM
winner take all


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 31, 2011, 12:47:17 PM
winner take all


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on August 31, 2011, 08:04:28 PM
Think something should go to the league winner even if its only money back and then the rest of the dosh goes back to the playoff winner

just my thought tho


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 31, 2011, 08:39:25 PM
fml, 9th pick


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 31, 2011, 08:39:46 PM
Think something should go to the league winner even if its only money back and then the rest of the dosh goes back to the playoff winner

just my thought tho

what a fucking life pal


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on August 31, 2011, 08:56:55 PM
??????


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 31, 2011, 08:58:07 PM
??????

first pick in the 2011 blondepoker nfl drafffftttttt


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:17:12 PM
The draft is done - let the horse-trading begin!

Cheers to all for showing up eventually and thanks for the comedy autopick moments :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 31, 2011, 10:18:54 PM
Got kicked off in the tenth. My choices now to reshape the back end of my team are?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 31, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
Hmm just played russian roulette and had a look

3 QBs 2 K and two defenses


lol.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 31, 2011, 10:22:58 PM
Very happy with my team from the 9 slot.

QB - Vick
RB - Mendenhall
RB - Blount
WR - Vincent Jackson
WR - Percy Harvin
W/R - Shonn Greene
TE - Dallas Clark
D - Steelers
K - Josh Brown

Bench

Pierre Garcon
Johnny Knox
Mike Thomas
Mario Manningham
James Starks
Kevin Kolb


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 31, 2011, 10:23:25 PM
lol tighty your team is shite


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:23:43 PM
Got kicked off in the tenth. My choices now to reshape the back end of my team are?

You are free to chop and change from the free agency pool, although everyone goes to waivers initially (until 2 Sep).

You can put in a waiver claim now, or simply wait until after 2nd Sep and chop and change freely.

You'll get used to waivers - all players go to them after each gameweek so that post-match changes aren't simply a case of first person to pull the trigger.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 31, 2011, 10:24:44 PM
lol tighty your team is shite


its perfectly fine thanks

Carry on being rude though. No worries


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 31, 2011, 10:24:51 PM
Fantasy team.

QB Matt schaub

RB Micheal turner,,Arian Foster, Knowshon Moreno
WR Hakeem nicks, Dwayne Bowe
TE Jermicheal Finley
DEF - chargers
Kicker- Dan carpenter

Bench

Brandon Jacobs RB
Chad ochocinco WR
Micheal Crabtree WR
Mohomed Massaquoi WR
Marshawn Lynch RB
Ryan Fitz QB


obv weaker than most/all at QB and WR but bench is hella strong and RB's baby


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:26:05 PM
Not sure who's roster I like best yet.

League - Depth Chart gives the best summary view of all teams.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on August 31, 2011, 10:27:53 PM
now we just have to watch all our players get injured in the final pre season game


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 31, 2011, 10:30:43 PM
QB - Anthony Romo
RB - LeSean McCoy
RB - Frank Gore
WR - Greg Jennings
WR - Brandon Marshall
TE - Jason Witten
W/R - Mark Ingram

Def - Pats
K - Gostkowski

BN - Cassel
BN - Cutler
BN - Addai
BN - Collie
BN - Ford
BN - Nelson


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 31, 2011, 10:31:52 PM
like your starters moody, bench weak though


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:33:10 PM
If only there were some gambling types on here who could run a book on this...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 31, 2011, 10:34:47 PM
like your starters moody, bench weak though

Hopefully trade 1 of my QBs with Jones


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:35:06 PM
ESPN's site has finally gone live with their Pigskin Pick'em and Eliminator games, so I've set up blonde mini-leagues for these.  I played all of these last season and they run very well, so need very little administration.

Pigskin Pick'em is a straightforward predict the winner of each fixture (two versions, one with a spread, one without - you can enter one or both).

Eliminator is the same as the blonde eliminator played by some last season (pick a team to win each week, different team every week has to be used, get it right and continue to the next week & last man standing wins - although the software lets you carry on making predictions after this if you like).

Links to both games are below.  Basically, once you register a team (free) and create an entry you can choose to join a mini-league.  I've included the names and passwords for each of the blonde group's below.  NB: For Pigskin Pickem you have to create separate entries for each version (i.e. spread and non-spread) but you're allowed 3 entries in total on the site.  Just make sure you give them different names.

http://games.espn.go.com/pigskin-pickem/en/frontpage

Groups:

'blondepoker non-spread'  Password: tikay

'blondepoker spread'  Password: tightend

http://games.espn.go.com/eliminator-challenge/en/frontpage

Group:

'blonde eliminator'  Password: ironside


The plan is to have the leagues open to anyone who wants to have a go for bragging rights, hence the passwords being shown above.  If anyone's interested in playing for money then we can do this from within the free game, and I'll be happy to administer - just post in the thread to express interest.  I was thinking $20 for each game (similar to the Fantasy League) - winner take all if <10 players, maybe 75%/25% for 1st and 2nd if we get more than 10, but am open to suggestions on this.

No need to be an NFL expert to play these for nothing - you can basically make paper bets for the entire season.  Who knows, you may turn out to be a natural!

Please let me know if any problems signing up or finding these leagues.

Right, now get signed up for this too! [/subtle plug]


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:36:51 PM
And I still need votes from WPIL, LeKnave and ACE2M on the payout structure.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on August 31, 2011, 10:39:37 PM
Winner Takes All
I will probably win - did not have a clue - front office tactics of Mr Snyder!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on August 31, 2011, 10:44:12 PM
Lol, Triggs only having a bit of banter.

Price it up Trigg met


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2011, 10:49:51 PM
Right, just for the record (as I'll no doubt forget half way through the season), the teams and managers are as follows:

Sheriff's Stars - Sheriff
Ace2m Fiends - ACE2M
Ruxin's Ravens - linux
Tree Hill Gillis - LeKnave
Carisbrooke Beavers - Horneris
RadoxTime4u - actionman
PancakeBlock - TightEnd
Iraqi Thunder - smileriraq
Dillon Panthers - ChipRich
WeHateDallas - WPIL

The league is publicly viewable, so anyone wanting to follow progress/take the piss can do so at http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com






Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 01, 2011, 12:06:25 AM
Dry your peepers tighty


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on September 01, 2011, 12:12:11 AM
Dry your peepers tighty


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on September 01, 2011, 12:15:55 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHOf3s70w-c

.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 01, 2011, 04:28:41 AM
guys im willing to trade micheal turner TOP TOP class running back for either andre johnson, roddy white, or larry fitz


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 01, 2011, 06:08:48 AM
Garcon, Harvin avail. Need a RB.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on September 01, 2011, 06:10:57 AM
not a soul avail. my teams a f unit.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on September 01, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
tbh id stick with Turner, its not a PPR league and a RB is worth more


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 01, 2011, 02:23:30 PM
yeh i am sticking with him.

trying to do business with shrewdie

harvin and steelers D

for moreno and my D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 01, 2011, 02:37:48 PM
shrewdie reneging on deals again. I urge you to proceed with caution when dealing with this charlatan


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 01, 2011, 02:42:39 PM
lol, it just fks my team over too much.

Im just unsure on Greene atm, he could be awesome, but could be awful too if he doesn't start well.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on September 01, 2011, 03:17:25 PM
shrewdie reneging on deals again. I urge you to proceed with caution when dealing with this charlatan

Beware of him, he's well known for being a terrible manager to trade with


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 01, 2011, 04:40:04 PM
shrewdie reneging on deals again. I urge you to proceed with caution when dealing with this charlatan

Beware of him, he's well known for being a terrible manager

FYP (probably!)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 01, 2011, 06:18:55 PM
oh jaaaa, Linux has NEVER ever done a trade with anyone. He always wants AP for fkin Mike Sims Walker or something stupid.

I do good honest trades to the benefit of both peoples rosters.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 01, 2011, 10:41:02 PM
Not the blonde league, but I'm playing in another 10 team league and can't quite believe the squad I've managed to assemble after the draft and one trade.  Take a look at this.....

Tom Brady QB - NE
Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT

Jamaal Charles RB - KC
Tim Hightower RB - WAS
Mark Ingram RB - NO
Mike Tolbert RB - SD
      
Roddy White WR - ATL
Calvin Johnson WR - DET
Dwayne Bowe WR - KC
Lee Evans WR - BAL
Santana Moss WR - WAS
      
Jimmy Graham TE - NO
Greg Olsen TE - CAR
      
Billy Cundiff K - BAL
      
Houston Texans DEF

I traded away Flacco and Felix Jones to get Brady (the guy was on autopick and he got Brees and Brady with his 1st two picks!) and then picked up Ingram out of the Free Agent pool.

If I don't win the league with that squad then something is seriously wrong with the world!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 01, 2011, 10:55:03 PM
what a joke. In our big draft starting now, 12 manner, 15 rounds. I get 12th pick. Last night 9th pick outa 10.

sighhhhhh, i run rlyyyyyyyyyyyy good. Let justice prevail please.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 01, 2011, 10:58:42 PM
what a joke. In our big draft starting now, 12 manner, 15 rounds. I get 12th pick. Last night 9th pick outa 10.

sighhhhhh, i run rlyyyyyyyyyyyy good. Let justice prevail please.

I don't think that's a bad thing.  9th pick still gets quality, and the 12th pick is a great spot.  At worst you'll have a great RB and an elite WR.

I'd rather have that than 1st or 2nd pick, and then a wait until the 19th or 20th.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 02, 2011, 01:36:14 AM
what a joke. In our big draft starting now, 12 manner, 15 rounds. I get 12th pick. Last night 9th pick outa 10.

sighhhhhh, i run rlyyyyyyyyyyyy good. Let justice prevail please.

I don't think that's a bad thing.  9th pick still gets quality, and the 12th pick is a great spot.  At worst you'll have a great RB and an elite WR.

I'd rather have that than 1st or 2nd pick, and then a wait until the 19th or 20th.

Yeah, wasnt too bad in the end. Tilting as i had to wait so long between picks though. Obviously not a fantastic team, but no1s is really in this in a 12 manner.

   
QB - T. Romo QB - DAL

RB - D. McFadden RB - OAK
   
RB - S. Greene RB - NYJ

WR - R. White WR - ATL

WR - D. Bryant WR - DAL

TE - A. Hernandez TE - NE

W/R - M. Ingram RB - NO

K - N. Rackers K - HOU

Bench:

L. Evans WR - BAL

J. Cook TE - TEN

S. Bradford QB - STL

S. Rice WR - SEA

S. Moss WR - WAS

R. Helu RB - WAS


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on September 05, 2011, 04:39:11 PM
Looks like Peyton is in a bad way, Jones will surely be looking for a new QB


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 09, 2011, 05:57:31 PM
wouldnt have had jordy nelson on the bench


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on September 09, 2011, 07:27:49 PM
what a great opener.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on September 09, 2011, 08:20:14 PM
wouldnt have had jordy nelson on the bench

Cant see many people who would have started him over Ingram, luckily for me i've still got him for the other 13 weeks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: smileriraq on September 09, 2011, 09:17:21 PM
you could tell who had brees and rodgers in their teams just by looking at the overall fantasy scores


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 09, 2011, 09:58:21 PM
wouldnt have had jordy nelson on the bench

Cant see many people who would have started him over Ingram, luckily for me i've still got him for the other 13 weeks

I dropped Ingram to my bench, if you did your research ud know that Saints were going to split the carries 3 way throughout the night, therefore Ingram was never going to get loads of points last night. Unlucky at the end though i guess with 1 yard run.

Only joking met, no doubt hes going to be world tho, hopefully he'll eventually be the main and only man.

Darren 'the Sprinter' Sproles was worrrrrrrrrld last night.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 09, 2011, 10:46:49 PM
you could tell who had brees and rodgers in their teams just by looking at the overall fantasy scores

I've got Brees in the blonde league but Rich has Vick still to play so can't take anything for granted as yet.

Bizarrely, in another league, I have Vick and my opponent this week has Brees, so what benefits me in one league, hurts me in the other.

I had Randall Cobb on the bench in my double roster league, where return TDs count for scores (not standard, which I find odd).  No doubt the first of many similar frustrations where benched players have big weeks.

One thing I love about Fantasy NFL is watching the scores update in real time.  It adds so much to watching the games.  Compare that with all the hassle we've had this year getting the Fantasy Premier League site to function properly.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 10, 2011, 08:23:45 PM
question is, is arian foster gonna play tommorow?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 10, 2011, 08:33:31 PM
question is, is arian foster gonna play tommorow?

'Game-Time decision', the curse of every Fantasy NFL player.

Just be thankful it's not the Monday Night game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 10, 2011, 08:38:19 PM
question is, is arian foster gonna play tommorow?

'Game-Time decision', the curse of every Fantasy NFL player.

Just be thankful it's not the Monday Night game.

why is that?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 10, 2011, 08:41:28 PM
question is, is arian foster gonna play tommorow?

'Game-Time decision', the curse of every Fantasy NFL player.

Just be thankful it's not the Monday Night game.

why is that?

Game-time decisions, or doubts over whether someone plays, on a Monday Night game means you have to take a chance one way or another when there's very little chance of being able to field an alternative player once the team news is out (unless you happen to have the backup in your roster or the opposing team's player).

The late Sunday games have similar problems too, although not quite as bad due the Monday night game being there.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 12, 2011, 12:41:38 AM
yeh gambled on foster, gg me would have put tolbert in 100% and shanked rooks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 12, 2011, 01:00:19 AM
yeh gambled on foster, gg me would have put tolbert in 100% and shanked rooks

lol wtf. You know he was declared inactive 2 hours before the game and you could have put someone else in, clown.

p.s. My team did fkin shocking


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on September 12, 2011, 01:01:18 AM
i was busy with life stuff, cant just sit infront of the screen like a goon all afternoon


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 12, 2011, 01:03:16 AM
i was busy with life stuff, cant just sit infront of the screen like a goon all afternoon

NFL Fantasy is life met


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on September 12, 2011, 01:14:56 AM
i was busy with life stuff, cant just sit infront of the screen like a goon all afternoon

hahahaha great answer.

Bad luck Rich, that is exactly what you do every minute of your pathetic meaningless existence.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on September 12, 2011, 01:15:35 AM
oh, and I'm sure you don't care still on your Honeymoon but gtfo Ace2m, you played a good game but ultimately came up against a stronger competitor.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 12, 2011, 10:51:36 AM
Entered the league.

Your going down Sheriff 1st week!

Dream on, deluded one!

Well, you managed to keep it within 100 points, Rich, assuming Hernandez doesn't get 17 tonight!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on September 12, 2011, 05:31:16 PM
lol, yeah fair play. Ive had an absolute shocker in all my leagues 1st week.

wtf at my RB's for week 1 in this, Mendanhall, Blount and Greene managing to get 7.30 points in total. n1 lads


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on September 13, 2011, 12:21:44 PM
Sigh

Hooked, now in three leagues and found myself following the live fantasy game centre while the games were on. Fascinating

Think I know more what is required now, and seem to have fluked a week one win in this league with a low score


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 13, 2011, 07:25:41 PM
Sigh

Hooked, now in three leagues and found myself following the live fantasy game centre while the games were on. Fascinating

Think I know more what is required now, and seem to have fluked a week one win in this league with a low score

You're welcome  ;angel;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 13, 2011, 07:27:46 PM
Week 1 over, 5 teams in five leagues, 5 wins!

Getting the brag in now as it'll be a long time until it happens again, I'm sure!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on September 14, 2011, 10:35:18 AM
beaten in a waiver request, grrrr!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 14, 2011, 11:12:14 AM
beaten in a waiver request, grrrr!

Serves you right for winning your game!

If you want high waiver priority, just keep losing.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on September 14, 2011, 11:15:21 AM
beaten in a waiver request, grrrr!

Serves you right for winning your game!

If you want high waiver priority, just keep losing.


should be fine in a few weeks then

I though Cadillac williams as Jackson's replacement was worth a punt instead of a back up rb I have 


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 14, 2011, 11:19:22 AM
beaten in a waiver request, grrrr!

Serves you right for winning your game!

If you want high waiver priority, just keep losing.


should be fine in a few weeks then

I though Cadillac williams as Jackson's replacement was worth a punt instead of a back up rb I have 

The problem is, so did 70% of the Fantasy NFL population! ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on September 19, 2011, 10:54:05 AM
PancakeBlock 119.38
Dillon Panthers 119.68

Ouch


gg ChipRich, wp




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 19, 2011, 02:00:01 PM
PancakeBlock 119.38
Dillon Panthers 119.68

Ouch


gg ChipRich, wp




You can still hold out hope that the Rams kicker has a bad day and misses a few kicks.  I require the same outcome in another league!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ACE2M on September 19, 2011, 03:10:08 PM
oh, and I'm sure you don't care still on your Honeymoon but gtfo Ace2m, you played a good game but ultimately came up against a stronger competitor.

i tried to look at my team last night and figure out what the **** is going on but it made no sense after 5 mins so i gave up.

Is it a head to head style then?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on September 19, 2011, 03:41:58 PM
oh, and I'm sure you don't care still on your Honeymoon but gtfo Ace2m, you played a good game but ultimately came up against a stronger competitor.

i tried to look at my team last night and figure out what the **** is going on but it made no sense after 5 mins so i gave up.

Is it a head to head style then?

Yeah mate, you play someone every week and theres 2 divisions.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on September 19, 2011, 04:11:51 PM
PancakeBlock 119.38
Dillon Panthers 119.68

Ouch


gg ChipRich, wp




You can still hold out hope that the Rams kicker has a bad day and misses a few kicks.  I require the same outcome in another league!

don't think kickers lose points for missing m8.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 19, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
PancakeBlock 119.38
Dillon Panthers 119.68

Ouch


gg ChipRich, wp




You can still hold out hope that the Rams kicker has a bad day and misses a few kicks.  I require the same outcome in another league!

don't think kickers lose points for missing m8.

Good spot - they don't under standard scoring in this league.  I was confusing it with another league in which they get -3 points for missing.

And it means I'm screwed in my tied game too :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 26, 2011, 09:56:11 AM
Crushed by a team playing a kicker who's on Injured Reserve!

Gimme an F
Gimme an M
Gimme an L


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on September 26, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
3 & 0 now as the unstoppable BH train keeps on steaming.

What a team when you can afford to leave the likes of Miles Austin, Beanie Wells and Nate Washington on the bench.

Saying aht, rather that stagnate at the top of the league I will be refreshing my team this week on the waiver wire.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 26, 2011, 05:29:48 PM
3 & 0 now as the unstoppable BH train keeps on steaming.

What a team when you can afford to leave the likes of Miles Austin, Beanie Wells and Nate Washington on the bench.

Saying aht, rather that stagnate at the top of the league I will be refreshing my team this week on the waiver wire.



I'd managed to get through 5 leagues with only 1 loss until yesterday.  If I'm lucky, I might get 1 win out of Week 3.

Enjoy the moment, as it may be all too brief!! ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 27, 2011, 10:35:54 AM
3 & 0 now as the unstoppable BH train keeps on steaming.

What a team when you can afford to leave the likes of Miles Austin, Beanie Wells and Nate Washington on the bench.

Saying aht, rather that stagnate at the top of the league I will be refreshing my team this week on the waiver wire.



I'd managed to get through 5 leagues with only 1 loss until yesterday.  If I'm lucky, I might get 1 win out of Week 3.

Enjoy the moment, as it may be all too brief!! ;)

Although I do like your chances in Wk4!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 27, 2011, 10:46:41 AM
Division 1: blonde
                        Points
Rank   Team   W-L-T   Pct   Stk   Waiver   For   Against
1 (1)   Roddy aint so White Roddy aint so White   3-0-0   1.000   W3   10   431.28   278.00
2 (3) -1 Sheriff's Stars Sheriff's Stars   2-1-0   .667   L1   8   367.06   255.00
3 (4) +1 Tree Hill Gillis Tree Hill Gillis   2-1-0   .667   W1   7   316.06   316.60
4 (5) +3   Ace2m Fiends Ace2m Fiends   1-2-0   .333   W1   6   382.88   355.68
5 (6) -2   Ruxin's Ravens Ruxin's Ravens   1-2-0   .333   L1   5   304.28   388.02

Division 2: poker
                        Points
Rank   Team   W-L-T   Pct   Stk   Waiver   For   Against
1 (2) +1   WeHateDallas WeHateDallas   3-0-0   1.000   W3   9   283.48   205.94
2 (7) -1   PancakeBlock PancakeBlock   1-2-0   .333   L2   4   269.36   308.38
3 (Cool -1   Dillon Panthers Dillon Panthers   1-2-0   .333   L1   3   218.30   341.80
4 (9) +1   RadoxTIme4u RadoxTIme4u   1-2-0   .333   W1   2   200.92   217.02
5 (10) -1   Iraqi Thunder Iraqi Thunder   0-3-0   .000   L3   1   263.96   371.14


Bit of a divisional discrepancy here, kind of like the NFC North vs the NFC West.

WeHateDallas go 3-0 and tops the Poker division, despite scoring fewer point than every team in blonde.  Horneris currently living up to his on-thread bragging, unfortunately, and looks difficult to stop at the moment.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 27, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
Just so everyone is aware, I'm just setting in motion a change of manager to one of the teams.

The backstory to this is that a couple of days ago, Nakor logged onto blonde for the first time in ages and found my PM from a while back when I was chasing for managers.  He dropped me a line to say that he would have played had he seen it earlier and asking to be considered for next season's league.

Having read this, I then contacted ACE2M who, at the time of the draft, had basically offered to sign up for a team if I was struggling to get the required numbers to get the draft to run.  He admitted at the time that he would be clueless but it'd give him a chance to learn.  However, it's fair to say he was a reluctant participant.  Little did I know at the time that he was also just about to get married and disappear on honeymoon, so I'm sure he's got other priorities to be worrying about!

Without wanting to appear like I was trying to turf him out, I gave ACE2M the option of letting Nakor co-manage or take over his team completely, the latter of which he confirmed he was happy to do.  Nakor is therefore taking over the team, and the responsibility for the entry fee along with it.

It's fairly exceptional circumstances, and not something I'd ordinarily do, but it's fair to say that had he seen the PM earlier, we would have started the league with Nakor as a manager and ACE2M wouldn't have needed to sign up.  Hope no-one minds me making a Commissioners decision to do this without reference, but it'll benefit the league in the long run.

Finally, I just want to say thanks to ACE2M for being a good sport in all this and for stepping forward when needed to get this league off the ground.  Hopefully he'll have a bit more time on his hands next season to come back for the expanded league!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 28, 2011, 05:43:26 PM
Just realised I never confirmed the results of the payout vote from draft day.

Close vote, but Winner Takes All got 5 votes, 3 voted for 80/20 and 2 didn't vote, even after a bit of chasing.  Given that the 80/20 could only at best tie, then we're going with Sheriff Winner Takes All as the payout.


My double roster league has an interesting concept for buy-ins this season.  The Commish set 3 options of $0, $35, and $100.  8 went for $35 and the other 4 for $100 (one originally voted for $0 but got so much abuse he stumped up $35 in the end!).  The payouts are worked out on the same basis as a side pot in poker.  It's quite quirky but it might be worth considering for next season's league as some people wanted a higher buy-in than $20 but it's tough to attract newcomers to play if the buy-in is too high.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on September 30, 2011, 02:58:31 PM
We are coming up to bye weeks

What is the usual plan with specialists (where you mostly don't have an option in your roster to substitute in)? Your kicker/defense hits a bye, you sub him out for one of the many kickers/defenses on the waiver wire?

Then after your original kicker or defense comes off the bye, you run the risk of another team getting him/them on waiver priority?

Or, the view is kickers/defenses are much of a muchness, don't worry about it


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 30, 2011, 03:09:46 PM
We are coming up to bye weeks

What is the usual plan with specialists (where you mostly don't have an option in your roster to substitute in)? Your kicker/defense hits a bye, you sub him out for one of the many kickers/defenses on the waiver wire?

Then after your original kicker or defense comes off the bye, you run the risk of another team getting him/them on waiver priority?

Or, the view is kickers/defenses are much of a muchness, don't worry about it

Horses for courses.  Some people just take the hit in the bye weeks, others duck and dive in Free Agency.  There's no 'right answer' as such.

It all depends on what you want to do with your bench, and whether you're comfortable dropping someone back into the pool who you might not get back.

In deeper leagues, e.g 16+ teams or expanded rosters where the Free Agent pool is limited then its more of an issue and needs a bit more planning.  In a 10 team league, there are more options available.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 03, 2011, 01:27:45 AM
Some good matchups this week - a few games going down to the wire.

The 100% records both look under threat leading into the last 2 games.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on October 03, 2011, 01:29:18 AM
sigh, I've left far too many points on the bench to win.

wd.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on October 03, 2011, 08:08:52 PM
what a joke rodgers! 40 pt deficit QB vs QB!

come on mikey williams, let justice prevail!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 31, 2011, 04:37:58 PM
Perfect weekend for me, I beat Tighty's team in our matchup and the Eagles open up a can of whoopass on the Cowboys!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on November 08, 2011, 10:35:57 AM
Well done Sheriff, thought i was going to do it but couldn't get that extra 10 yards with Lesean


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 08, 2011, 11:39:18 AM
Well done Sheriff, thought i was going to do it but couldn't get that extra 10 yards with Lesean

Thanks!

Knew it was going down to the wire overnight so was relieved to see I'd sneaked it by a point this morning.

It's a pretty brutal total to lose with though, as pretty much every player on both teams did their bit.

Still all to play for, as it looks as though both wild cards will be coming out of our division. 

Also, it was good to finally haul Horneris back into his rightful place too (for the time being at least!)  ;nana;

Division 1: blonde
                        Points
Rank   Team   W-L-T   Pct   Stk   Waiver   For   Against
1 (1) +1   
Sheriff's Stars Sheriff's Stars
   7-2-0   .778   W2   10   968.36   780.94
2 (2) -1   
Roddy aint so White Roddy aint so White
   7-2-0   .778   W2   9   957.76   760.10
3 (3)    
Ace2m Fiends Ace2m Fiends
   5-4-0   .556   L2   8   961.32   921.48
4 (4) +1   
Ruxin's Ravens Ruxin's Ravens
   5-4-0   .556   L1   7   924.40   954.02
5 (5) -1   
Tree Hill Gillis Tree Hill Gillis
   5-4-0   .556   L1   6   884.76   872.74
Division 2: poker
                        Points
Rank   Team   W-L-T   Pct   Stk   Waiver   For   Against
1 (6)    
WeHateDallas WeHateDallas
   5-4-0   .556   L2   5   681.10   740.62
2 (7) +1   
PancakeBlock PancakeBlock
   3-6-0   .333   W1   4   801.88   904.52
3 (8) +1   
Dillon Panthers Dillon Panthers
   3-6-0   .333   W1   3   780.44   978.46
4 (9) -2   
RadoxTIme4u RadoxTIme4u
   3-6-0   .333   L2   2   774.18   758.72
5 (10)    
Iraqi Thunder Iraqi Thunder
   2-7-0   .222   W2   1   805.54   868.14


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on November 19, 2011, 01:27:18 AM
lol i'm 2nd by less than a point scored.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on November 29, 2011, 09:13:56 AM
get down to 2nd Sheriff  :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 07, 2011, 05:33:17 PM
Final week before the playoffs coming up and, by my calculations, everyone still has a shot at getting into the post-season fixtures, albeit some now can't make the playoffs for the prize money.

Horneris edges a high-scoring battle of the top 2 to move back to the top and give himself the likely No1 seed.  MJD shafted me in a couple of leagues by going ballistic on MNF.

Pancake Block and RadoxTime4U finally get ahead of a team from the blonde division to finally break the freaky imbalance between the two.  Prior to this week, the top 5 ranked teams were all in blonde division.

Currently the play-offs for the money will include the following:

1) Roddy aint so White
2) Pancake Block
3) Sheriff's Stars
4) Ruxin's Ravens

1, 3 and 4 are guaranteed to make the play-offs.  The remaining spot, and number 2 seed, comes down to Pancake Block and RadoxTime4U.  Technically, WeHateDallas could make it, but would need to make up a near 300point tie-breaker on the other two, so not likely.

Every other team can still make the consolation play-offs, and at least get another 2 weeks of games.  Only the bottom 2 teams will have their seasons come to an end after this week.

Rank   Team   W-L-T   Pct   Stk   Waiver   For   Against
   
Division 1: blonde
1 (1)    
Roddy aint so White Roddy aint so White
   11-2-0   .846   W6   10   1,416.38   1,121.68
2 (2)    
Sheriff's Stars Sheriff's Stars
   10-3-0   .769   L1   7   1,390.56   1,170.58
3 (3)    
Ruxin's Ravens Ruxin's Ravens
   8-5-0   .615   W1   6   1,346.28   1,324.88
4 (4)    
Ace2m Fiends Ace2m Fiends
   6-7-0   .462   W1   5   1,325.02   1,347.42
5 (7) -2   
mightmaketheplayoffsgillis mightmaketheplayoffsgillis
   5-8-0   .385   L5   3   1,228.90   1,282.54

Division 2: poker
1 (5) +1   
PancakeBlock PancakeBlock
   6-7-0   .462   W2   9   1,212.90   1,218.70
2 (6) +1   
RadoxTIme4u RadoxTIme4u
   6-7-0   .462   W2   4   1,148.98   1,078.84
3 (8)    
WeHateDallas WeHateDallas
   5-8-0   .385   L6   2   930.72   1,125.04
4 (9)    
Iraqi Thunder Iraqi Thunder
   4-9-0   .308   L1   1   1,154.28   1,255.98
5 (10)    
Dillon Panthers Dillon Panthers
   4-9-0   .308   L2   8   1,107.12   1,335.48


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on December 07, 2011, 11:31:24 PM
Still be hattin DALLAS


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 19, 2011, 10:33:32 AM
After Sunday's games, one half of the blondeBowl line up is determined after my 111.58-78.78 defeat of Tighty, largely due to Drew Brees >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eli Manning and winning the battle of the Patriot's Tight Ends for the first time in weeks.

High drama in the other semi-final though as Horneris and linux are locked in a titanic struggle which will go down to the wire on MNF.  Current score sees Horneris (111.00) with a slight lead over linux (109.46).  Brent has David Akers still to play tonight but linux has Frank Gore.  The (usually garbage) NFL predictor predicts that No 4 seed linux will prevail, but I'm not so sure.  This fixture could well prove to be a field goal fest, and Gore isn't 100% healthy so might have a reduced workload to protect him for the playoffs.

It's all to play for!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on December 19, 2011, 10:50:19 AM
Ladies and gentlemam, we have a new record holder.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on December 19, 2011, 10:54:22 AM
Well done Sheriff

I took a punt on Manning over Newton, got it wrong

Wouldn't have beaten you anyway, Brees is too good!

good luck in the final


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on December 19, 2011, 05:29:21 PM
C'mon Frank

I think i'll need 80 yards + and 1 TD to secure victory


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on December 20, 2011, 05:41:01 AM
Weeeeeeeee


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 20, 2011, 10:26:44 AM
Linux edges it by just under 3 points in the end to make blondeBowl I.  Congrats to him.

Tighty appears to be a lock for 3rd place now, given Horneris' team selection for next week, although if he plays Eli over Cam again there may still be some doubt!





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 20, 2011, 10:30:20 AM
I know there's still a week to go in this, but I want to thank all the manager's for participating this season.  Hopefully, you are all up for a repeat next year, and we might also be able to expand it to 12, 14 or 16 teams.

I've got a few tweaks in mind for next season, several of which are copied from another league I'm playing in this season.  However, if anyone has any suggestions or feedback of their own then I'd love to hear them.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on December 20, 2011, 07:37:56 PM
Linux edges it by just under 3 points in the end to make blondeBowl I.  Congrats to him.

Tighty appears to be a lock for 3rd place now, given Horneris' team selection for next week, although if he plays Eli over Cam again there may still be some doubt!





Thanks, Best of luck in the final. I want to be leading by at least 35 points going in to mnf as Drew is just scary


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on December 24, 2011, 03:00:59 PM
Best of luck in todays Championship game Sherrif, confident?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2011, 03:06:22 PM
Best of luck in todays Championship game Sherrif, confident?

You too Linux.

Not confident at all - it's looks a fairly close matchup, even ignoring the fact that nfl.com's projections are generally gash.  This is one of two final's I have this week so will be sweating both equally.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2011, 05:37:12 PM
Two late changes required to Sheriff's Stars line up, so the likely line ups for blondeBowl I look to be as follows:

Sheriff's Stars

QB - Drew Brees, NO (YTD Points: 332.40) - The Stars will need another huge game from Brees on MNF to have any hope of victory
RB1 - Ray Rice, BAL (YTD Points: 245.44) - Another key player.  Has a great matchup vs Cleveland.
RB2 - CJ Spiller, BUF (YTD Points: 83.20) - Hit and miss since taking over from Fred Jackson, but coming off a huge game last week.
WR1 - Larry Fitzgerald, ARI (YTD Points: 157.70) - Has been the one reliable performer in an inconsistent Arizona team.  Still one of the best out there.
WR2 - AJ Green, CIN (YTD Points: 145.40) - Amazing rookie season.  This guy will be an NFL star for years to come, but is carrying an shoulder injury into today's game.
TE - Aaron Hernandez, NE (YTD Points: 109.40) - Red hot at the start of the year, but then Gronkowski went crazy and started wolfing all the touchdowns.  Had a huge game last week, benefitting from Gronk being double covered for most of the game.
Flex - Kahlil Bell, CHI (YTD Points: 28.90) - Injury to Helu forces a change, but Bell should get a heavy workload tomorrow now that Barber is out.  Looked good last week, and a new Bears QB should hopefully keep the ball on the ground a bit.  The worry is if the Bears have to start chasing the game.
K - Shayne Graham, BAL (YTD Points: 18.00) - A week 16 pickup by the Ravens due to Cundiff's injury.  Should have a good matchup vs Cleveland.
DEF - Seattle (YTD Points: 141.00) - Potentially a risky play vs SF, but they rely heavily on their DEF to win and this should be a low scoring, defence dominated game.


Ruxin's Ravens

QB - Tony Romo, DAL (YTD Points: 260.10) - Inconsistent in real-life, but generally solid as a Fantasy QB.  Huge game tonight vs PHI, as they could be going to clinch the NFC East or trying to stop the Eagles being live going into Wk17.
RB1 - Michael Bush, OAK (YTD Points: 168.20) - Done well covering for McFadden but has a tough matchup on the road at KC.
RB2 - LeSean McCoy, PHI (YTD Points: 275.90) - Arguably the best running back in the NFL this year.  Virtually matchup proof and should contribute healthy points tonight.
WR1 - Jordy Nelson, GB (YTD Points: 158.60) - Now the No1 WR on the Packers and a huge threat, but was anonymous last week.  Was he benefitting from Greg Jenning dictating coverage in his monster games?
WR2 - Brandon Marshall, MIA (YTD Points: 130.10) - Will get a lot of targets in a great matchup against the Pats no-name secondary.  Miami might need to air it to keep up.
TE - Jason Witten, DAL (YTD Points: 114.90) - Always likely to get a lot of targets, and PHI generally give up a lot of points to opposing TEs.
Flex - Frank Gore, SF (YTD Points: 160.00) - Solid performer but might get a reduced workload due to niggling injuries.  Not the best matchup vs Seattle.
K - Stephen Gostkowsk, NE (YTD Points: 131.00) - Should be involved in a shootout tonight vs MIA.  Hopefully it's extra points, rather than field goals he'll be kicking.
DEF - Steelers (YTD Points: 106.00) - A surprise waiver wire pickup this week (the surprise being that they were available!)  Great matchup vs the terrible Rams with a No3 QB playing for them.


Lots of uncertainty as to the outcome.  Could potentially be very close!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on December 25, 2011, 01:22:08 AM
Huge facepalm at Linux for not having a back up plan at QB in-case the Giants looked like they would win as they did.

Even if he didn't get hurt the Cowboys came out and said they would've given Romo limited action in a game that was pretty much meaningless to them if the Giants won (and they were up 8 points at the kick off of the Dallas game looking a lock.)

I'm even more bitter about my absurd semi final defeat (penalty on the Akers field goal for me leading to a Frank Gore TD for him) now that I clearly would have hosed up in the final vs Sheriff.

Sheriff was a great competitor, a deserved champion in this final and the 2nd best player by miles but the best team all season long and the best manager all season long lost in the semis due to a jumping penalty on Lawrence Timmons, a man who will be receiving a very very nasty letter in the post in the coming days.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on December 25, 2011, 08:50:59 AM
Well played Sheriff deserving winner. Shame about the whole Romo thing but that's fantasy life.

Thanks to everyone who participated  with most of whom did it in a gentlemanly fashion.

Bring on next year.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 26, 2011, 10:31:16 AM
Thanks to Jordy Nelson, this isn't quite dead and buried yet.  Going into the final game the Raven's have a 7.6 point lead, with the Stars relying on Drew Brees to get these points.

Brees' season lowest score is 10.66pts, bizarrely in a defeat to the Rams, so it should happen, provided Brees can stay healthy through the game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on December 27, 2011, 03:27:53 PM
Well Done Sheriff, and that for running it, looking forward to next years. UL in the final Mood, fyl!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on January 11, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
thanks sheriff


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 - NEW SEASON!!
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on June 12, 2012, 10:32:16 PM
I've just re-activated the league for the new season, so am starting to make preliminary plans for the new league.

For now I just want to try and get an early start on drumming up players (both from last season and any new recruits who want in).

One suggestion (which worked well in another league I played last season) is to have a variable buy-in, as some players found the stakes a bit low last year, but I don't want to put off any new entries.  Basically, the prize pool would work in the same way as a side-pot in poker.  The lowest prize pool is paid out amongst all the players, with the excess funds being paid out to the highest placed players who have bought in for the higher amount.

I'd definitely keep the original $20 entry fee as the base level.  Open to suggestions for the other amounts.  Something like $100 and $250 might work, or perhaps a single second tier of $100.  In the one in which we did this last year the three levels were $0, $35 and $100.  No-one went for $0, 8 did $35 and 4 did $100.  Overall it worked really well.

So, if you fancy playing Fantasy NFL when the season kicks off in September, pop your name in the thread and I'll get round to setting things up as the season draws closer.  I just want to give as much time as possible to get as many players as I can without a last-minute panic!

Any questions, feel free to post them in the thread.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: bobby1 on June 12, 2012, 10:35:08 PM
Me please  ;yippee;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on June 12, 2012, 10:36:24 PM
Me please  ;yippee;

Good man!  Had a whole recruitment speech planned for you at the blonde bash and never got chance to unleash it :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: bobby1 on June 12, 2012, 10:38:56 PM
Me please  ;yippee;

Good man!  Had a whole recruitment speech planned for you at the blonde bash and never got chance to unleash it :)

haha but I'm easy when it comes to fantasy NFL.Was good to see you mate, it's a shame we both stayed in so long and didn't get a chance to talk more.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on June 13, 2012, 12:24:16 AM
Definitely IN for next season too.

Would be in for $100 for sure, probably not $250 as in 2 other money leagues already.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: The Camel on June 13, 2012, 12:34:21 AM
In unless I get in another huff and stop posting on blondepoker again. :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on June 13, 2012, 12:42:36 AM
IN


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Marky147 on June 13, 2012, 02:03:19 AM
I am absolutely clueless, but I'll donate to the cause like a punter :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on June 13, 2012, 10:12:58 AM
In, please

Just the basic cheap option for me


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: ChipRich on June 14, 2012, 08:27:12 AM
IN


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Nakor on June 26, 2012, 08:59:42 AM
In - Just the basic option for me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: WPIL on June 30, 2012, 09:10:50 PM
In again please
lets go RG3


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on July 14, 2012, 03:42:06 PM
In again, need to do better than my 2nd place last year


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 16, 2012, 06:43:49 AM
BUMP, when shall we do the draft. Do we have the numbers Curtis?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 16, 2012, 07:28:05 AM
Update planned at the weekend, including draft date.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 16, 2012, 09:59:29 AM
Anyone interested in playing this (returning player or newcomer) who hasn't said so yet, please post in this thread ASAP.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 19, 2012, 03:29:46 PM
Right, time to get this show on the road properly!  I've been waiting until all the Premiership games were kicked off and out of the way before starting to nail the new Fantasy NFL league down.

Provisional draft date is set as 9pm Tuesday 28th August.  Week 1 kicks off on Wed 5th September.  Hopefully, no-one has too much else to do on a Tuesday evening but please advise in the thread if a major problem.

Of the 10 players last season, 8 have confirmed their interest as follows:

Sheriff
Horneris
LeKnave
TightEnd
ChipRich
Nakor
WPIL
Linux

Not heard anything back from actionman or smileriraq, so assuming they're out for now, but will chase by PM to make sure.

Additionally, we have 3 new players interested:

bobby1
The Camel
Marky147

All are in as far as I'm concerned, which leaves us with the problem of an odd number at the moment, so will need to drum up another player.  However it looks like we'll be good to go with a 12-14 player league when the time comes, of which we have 11 names interested so far, which is pretty much the ideal size.  The league can run with anything upto 16 players (beyond that the player pool becomes a bit too shallow) so anyone else interested still has time to get in on this.

With regard to the variable buy-in, some people have opted for the lower level ($20) with only Horneris so far being interested at $100.  I'll keep the options open until all cash is collected.  Consequently, everyone has the option of buying in for $20 or $100.  If we get 4 people confirmed at $100 then the higher buy-in will run.  If not, I'll refund the balance and the league will run as a straight $20 buyin for everyone.  Basically, the higher buy-in option will work like a side-pot in poker for those who've paid the higher amount (i.e. $20 goes into the main pool, and the $80 balance funds the side pot).

Based on preferences from last season, I'll assume everything will run as winner takes all.  If any strong objections then please post in the thread.  If there's enough dissent I'll put it to a manager vote.

As last year was a start-up to encourage newcomers I left the squad structure as standard but will probably look to tweak a little this time to make the league a little deeper.  Further details will be posted here,  and it won't be anything too drastic.

Entry to the league will be confirmed via receipt of entry fee.  Please ship via Stars to user ID debaser and PM me with UserID if not obviously linked to your blonde name.  If Stars is a problem then please PM me for bank details.  I'll then do the necessary.

Any questions so far then please post in the thread or drop me a PM.

Looking forward to the challenge of defending my title!

Status:

Blonde ID          Buy-In Pref              Payment Status
Sheriff                 $100                      PAID
Horneris               $100
LeKnave
TightEnd              $20
ChipRich
Nakor                   $20
WPIL
linux
bobby1
The Camel
Marky147
actionman            $100


Total Players So Far: 14

To chase up:
smileriraq



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 19, 2012, 03:32:28 PM
in $100 plz


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 19, 2012, 03:35:09 PM
in $100 plz

So quick, you beat my PM!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: TightEnd on August 19, 2012, 03:40:56 PM
sent Curtis

looking forward to this a lot, thanks for running it again


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 19, 2012, 03:51:49 PM
Thanks, will send this week for defo.

Question: what will happen if none of the people in the side pot make it into the last 4?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 19, 2012, 05:34:37 PM
Thanks, will send this week for defo.

Question: what will happen if none of the people in the side pot make it into the last 4?

Best overall finisher.

Assuming two separate divisions, best win/loss record to start with, then total points should do it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: action man on August 20, 2012, 10:53:13 AM
how much is it then? and where do we send? sorry if ive missed it


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Marky147 on August 20, 2012, 11:25:05 AM
If you're on an odd and it helps I'll drop out no problem. I'm still totally clueless anyway, but will follow this season to try and get a handle on what you guys are doing.

Obviously if we have the right number with me I'm still gonna donate and hopefully next year I'll understand a bit better. At the moment the only players I really know are the ones that Jones and Shrewdie tell me to bet on :D



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 20, 2012, 05:28:04 PM
how much is it then? and where do we send? sorry if ive missed it

For you, $100 to debaser on Stars.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 20, 2012, 05:32:51 PM
If you're on an odd and it helps I'll drop out no problem. I'm still totally clueless anyway, but will follow this season to try and get a handle on what you guys are doing.

Obviously if we have the right number with me I'm still gonna donate and hopefully next year I'll understand a bit better. At the moment the only players I really know are the ones that Jones and Shrewdie tell me to bet on :D



Thanks for the offer - lets see how things shape up.

If you do miss out there's always an option to set you up as a co-manager of a team if someone is happy to do this.  You'll at least get a feel for what's going on and be more involved (and someone might want someone as backup/cover for when they're not around.

As for player knowledge, one season of this will give you a much wider appreciation of things.  You'll be reeling off names of backup Tight Ends in no time!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: bobby1 on August 20, 2012, 09:02:33 PM
I like the $100 buy in, which site do you use and what is the likely make up of the starting and reserve squad Sheriff?

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 20, 2012, 11:17:59 PM
I like the $100 buy in, which site do you use and what is the likely make up of the starting and reserve squad Sheriff?

cheers

We've got an existing league on nfl.com.  I've used NFL, ESPN and Yahoo, and prefer Yahoo overall, but not planning to move the league this season as everyone is familiar with it now.

Last season, we used almost standard rosters to keep it as straightforward as possible and to ensure there wasn't a huge advantage for more experienced players by requiring really deep knowledge.  Consequently, rosters were QB, 2xRB, 2xWR, 1xTE, 1 RB/WR Flex (the only non-standard adjustment), 1xK, 1xDEF and 6xBENCH.  We had 10 players, so everything stayed fairly shallow.

I think the only tweaks I'd plan this year would be to maybe add a second flex spot of some sort, and maybe a 2nd TE, but the exact nature depends on how many players we end up with.  2xQB is an option if 10 or 12, but not if we end up with 16 players as it becomes a bit of a lottery with injuries when all the QBs are required.

Ultimately, I'll adjust with a view to making it a little more challenging to manage rosters from last season, but not to the detriment of deterring newcomers, so the overall aim is not to completely drain the player pool and virtually eliminate the weekly waiver activity.

I played in a 20 player league last season where the above happened.  I also played in a 12 player, double roster league (i.e. 2xQB, 4xRB, 6xWR, 2xTE, 2xK, 2xDEF, 12xBN) which was fantastic fun for me, but meant that you literally were looking for 3rd/4th choice players on the depth chart to make a difference/cover injuries and 8 teams would be trying to get them on waivers.  That's not the type of depth I'm trying to create in this league as it will deter newcomers if it becomes too specialist.

All bench players are standard (i.e. there's no IR) and it's not a keeper league so we all start on an equal footing each season.

Hope the above makes sense (I've assumed you're not new to this in the reply!)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 20, 2012, 11:21:33 PM
Updated:

Blonde ID          Buy-In Pref              Payment Status
Sheriff                 $100                      PAID
Horneris               $100                      PAID
LeKnave               $100                     PAID
TightEnd              $20                       PAID
ChipRich
Nakor                   $20
WPIL
linux
bobby1               $100                      Bank Details Sent
The Camel
Marky147
actionman            $100


Total Players So Far: 14


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Marky147 on August 21, 2012, 12:51:11 AM
If you're on an odd and it helps I'll drop out no problem. I'm still totally clueless anyway, but will follow this season to try and get a handle on what you guys are doing.

Obviously if we have the right number with me I'm still gonna donate and hopefully next year I'll understand a bit better. At the moment the only players I really know are the ones that Jones and Shrewdie tell me to bet on :D



Thanks for the offer - lets see how things shape up.

If you do miss out there's always an option to set you up as a co-manager of a team if someone is happy to do this.  You'll at least get a feel for what's going on and be more involved (and someone might want someone as backup/cover for when they're not around.

As for player knowledge, one season of this will give you a much wider appreciation of things.  You'll be reeling off names of backup Tight Ends in no time!

No worries, I'm fine with whichever works best for the comp as a whole. Obv more dead money is welcome I'm sure :D



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: bobby1 on August 22, 2012, 12:26:25 PM
I like the $100 buy in, which site do you use and what is the likely make up of the starting and reserve squad Sheriff?

cheers

We've got an existing league on nfl.com.  I've used NFL, ESPN and Yahoo, and prefer Yahoo overall, but not planning to move the league this season as everyone is familiar with it now.

Last season, we used almost standard rosters to keep it as straightforward as possible and to ensure there wasn't a huge advantage for more experienced players by requiring really deep knowledge.  Consequently, rosters were QB, 2xRB, 2xWR, 1xTE, 1 RB/WR Flex (the only non-standard adjustment), 1xK, 1xDEF and 6xBENCH.  We had 10 players, so everything stayed fairly shallow.

I think the only tweaks I'd plan this year would be to maybe add a second flex spot of some sort, and maybe a 2nd TE, but the exact nature depends on how many players we end up with.  2xQB is an option if 10 or 12, but not if we end up with 16 players as it becomes a bit of a lottery with injuries when all the QBs are required.

Ultimately, I'll adjust with a view to making it a little more challenging to manage rosters from last season, but not to the detriment of deterring newcomers, so the overall aim is not to completely drain the player pool and virtually eliminate the weekly waiver activity.

I played in a 20 player league last season where the above happened.  I also played in a 12 player, double roster league (i.e. 2xQB, 4xRB, 6xWR, 2xTE, 2xK, 2xDEF, 12xBN) which was fantastic fun for me, but meant that you literally were looking for 3rd/4th choice players on the depth chart to make a difference/cover injuries and 8 teams would be trying to get them on waivers.  That's not the type of depth I'm trying to create in this league as it will deter newcomers if it becomes too specialist.

All bench players are standard (i.e. there's no IR) and it's not a keeper league so we all start on an equal footing each season.

Hope the above makes sense (I've assumed you're not new to this in the reply!)

Cheers Curtis

I think the way the real game has gone means that drafting large numbers of players makes the fantasy game much harder to play thru the season for the reason you touched on that the free agent player pool is much too shallow to cover up the inevitable injuries. I have played in 2 leagues for a 5+ years and in both those for this season we have reduced the amount of players drafted and the number in a starting team.

In the main league we had 14 managers selecting 16 players and starting 9 each week, the problem with taking 224 players in the draft was the rb position, we had one guy start Cad Williams in the first game of the season who was the back up at St Louis coz he didn't have any other fit rb's, we also had three managers start 3 different rb's from the same team as early as week 5.

Just a suggestion based on the probs we have had in those leagues  when we increased the managers playing we found we needed to reduce the players taken and the number in the starting squad each week to keep it playable. The one with 14 managers in kind of fizzled out last season as the ones that were lucky with injuries came to the top and the ones that were not couldn't do anything about it due to the lack of free agents.

I'm really looking forward to the game.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Horneris on August 23, 2012, 11:30:25 PM
$100 sent


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 24, 2012, 09:57:44 AM
$100 sent

Received, thanks.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: bobby1 on August 25, 2012, 12:05:13 AM
Cash sent mate.

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 25, 2012, 10:10:57 PM
Updated:

Blonde ID          Buy-In Pref              Payment Status
Sheriff                 $100                      PAID
Horneris               $100                      PAID
LeKnave               $100                     PAID
TightEnd              $20                       PAID
ChipRich
Nakor                   $20                      PAID
WPIL
linux                     $20                      PAID via LeKnave
bobby1               $100                      PAID
The Camel
Marky147              $20                      Waiting on Sheriff
actionman            $100                     PAID


Total Players So Far: 12

So far, so good.  All but 3 payments received with a few days to spare (Marky is awaiting confirmation from me that we have even numbers) and we have enough $100 entrants for the side pot to run.  Thanks to everyone who's paid so far.


I'm working on the basis that we'll now have 12 in the league, and no more than this, so will confirm roster decisions based on that number.  Will post more info either later tonight or sometime tomorrow.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: LeKnave on August 25, 2012, 11:28:25 PM
I take it you're going to randomise the divisions when every1 is in? (you can do it in the manage section i think)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 25, 2012, 11:33:59 PM
Can you randomise the div's when everyones in? mine was redic hard last year (even though i won ;))


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Linux on August 25, 2012, 11:34:12 PM
I take it you're going to randomise the divisions when every1 is in? (you can do it in the manage section i think)

jinx


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2011/12
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 26, 2012, 12:39:39 AM
I take it you're going to randomise the divisions when every1 is in? (you can do it in the manage section i think)

jinx

Yes, will randomise the divisions and draft order before it goes live.  Waiting for all the teams to get finalised first and leaving as late as possible to avoid having to do it twice.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 26, 2012, 02:09:53 AM
Right, I've amended the league to reflect the 12 players we're expecting (no-one spotted that I failed to add up previously and was talking about 14 players, so I've updated my previous post on this!)

bobby1 should also now have an invite to sign up his team.  There are two blank teams waiting to be filled by Camel and Marky.

I've made some changes as follows, mainly based on experience in other leagues, which I think will improve things.  Hopefully, the explanations below will explain everything, but please let me know of any issues as I can still make adjustments to reverse things if there's anything controversial:

1) Trades I've changed the trade veto from a league vote to the Commish (i.e. me) having veto power.  This isn't a shot a world domination, just a means to make the league run more smoothly.  If a trade gets put to the vote, it usually takes 2-3 days to be processed while the vote stays open, causing frustration if a trade takes place near game-time and doesn't happen that week (even worse if someone in the trade then gets injured before it processes and all hell breaks loose).  Having it referred to me is purely a means to speed things up when trades are agreed between teams.  Basically, if you're unhappy with a trade then get in touch ASAP and I'll review it, but we won't have an automatic 48-72hr voting period until it gets processed.

The general guideline is that I'm not going to police stupidity, hence 'bad'/uneven trades that you manage to agree are fine.  I'll only intervene if I suspect there's collusion or if someone complains and I review and uphold the complaint (the review process generally being to ask the managers to justify it from their viewpoint.  Provided there's a valid explanation as to why it benefits their team, then that should generally suffice.  Consequently, I'd be surprised if I need to take any action on any trades during the season, so I don't expect this change to actually have any impact on things.

2) Waivers I've amended the waiver rules so that it's now a continual rolling list, rather than everything reverting based on league standings each week.  This brings an element of tactics into the waiver process as holding the top waiver spot has an element of value to it, which is sometimes worth protecting.

3) Rosters I've amended the rosters to add a 2nd Tight End, so we have one additional player to draft this season compared to last year.  I've also adjusted the flex spot to now be WR/RB/TE rather than just WR/RB which should give people more options to fill that spot.  With 12 teams, there should still be plenty of depth in the player pool.

4) Play-Offs I've amended the play-offs so that they now involve 6 teams over weeks 14, 15 & 16 (for newbies, week 17 is such a lottery with players being rested that it's not worth including).  Now that we have 12 teams, I don't want to restrict the playoffs to only 4 teams as this might rule some teams out of contention at too early a stage.  The play-offs now work a bit like the real NFL, with the top 2 teams getting byes on the first week (and there's a matching structure for the bottom 6 teams, so everyone will be involved in a post-season knockout for at least one week).

Division Structure Finally, there's one change (or not) that I'm torn between, and I want to put it to the vote on here.  That's as to whether we retain 2 divisions of 6 teams, or move to a single division of 12 teams.

There are pros and cons to both - 2 divisions generally keeps things alive for everyone for longer, but sometimes throws up odd results where a 'better' team in a tough division misses out on the playoffs (we had a skewed league for most of the season last year).  I'd be reluctant to do a single league if we had the numbers from last season (i.e. only 4 from 10 qualified), but moving to playoffs which are 6 teams from 12 now makes the target of 'top-half' more suited to this format.

Could everyone please post below as to their preference for 1 division or 2 before 11pm on Monday night.  If I don't get much feedback or there's a division of opinion on this then I'll leave unchanged, based on the fact that we have a precedent already, but it's open to everyone to voice their opinion.

That's it for now.  I'll chase up outstanding payments again tomorrow evening or Monday morning and will work to a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday for payment to be received.  If I've not had it then, I'll assume it's not coming and will remove teams from the league to reflect this.  Hopefully this gives everyone time to get sorted, and fair warning as to what action I'll take ahead of the draft.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 26, 2012, 03:42:54 AM
Don't mind either way

Vote for 1 league if I have to vote!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on August 26, 2012, 03:43:05 AM
1 division for me


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 26, 2012, 03:45:21 AM
2 then I guess


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on August 26, 2012, 09:56:08 AM
2 if pushed for a choice.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on August 26, 2012, 03:31:06 PM
1 big league sounds good


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 26, 2012, 03:51:06 PM
I will change to 1 league, was just trying to wind LeKnave up.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 26, 2012, 04:33:58 PM
 1 Div for me, just to agree with Horneris


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: action man on August 26, 2012, 04:59:54 PM
I will change to 1 league, was just trying to wind LeKnave up.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 12:17:50 AM
Just to make everyone aware, I've been working on getting a backup in place just in case we end up with an odd number close to the draft, and it looks like I've now got one.  I'd rather go down this route than ask Marky147 to drop out (appreciate the offer though) and it gives me some insurance with regard to any late drop-outs (or perhaps additions, he says hopefully!)

For info, he runs the double lineup league I've mentioned on here and will step in if needed.

He's not on blonde (as yet) but I'll ask him to pop onto the thread if he ends up playing (in which case he'll be in for $100).

This means that Marky147 can now ship funds, as he's in regardless (will send PM aswell).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 27, 2012, 02:14:49 PM
Is there a league pasword you are sending out?

"This is an email reminder that your team PancakeBlock in league blondepoker NFL is scheduled to draft on Aug 28, 2012 9:00pm BST.

You may also personalize player rankings in case you can't make it to the draft. You can do this at any time by visiting the Fantasy Football home page and clicking on your team name, then "Pre-Draft Rankings."

League Website: http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com

If the link isn't working, please copy and paste the entire URL into your browser."

clicking that link requires a password


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: action man on August 27, 2012, 02:27:25 PM
gonna pull out guys, got too much stuff on this week with a wedding. Sorry for inconvenience


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 03:33:17 PM
Is there a league pasword you are sending out?

"This is an email reminder that your team PancakeBlock in league blondepoker NFL is scheduled to draft on Aug 28, 2012 9:00pm BST.

You may also personalize player rankings in case you can't make it to the draft. You can do this at any time by visiting the Fantasy Football home page and clicking on your team name, then "Pre-Draft Rankings."

League Website: http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com

If the link isn't working, please copy and paste the entire URL into your browser."

clicking that link requires a password

Do you not have access to your existing team when you log in?  I think the password required there is your user ID password for nfl.com as you're still a part of the league from last season.

Let me know if still a problem after trying this.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 03:35:00 PM
gonna pull out guys, got too much stuff on this week with a wedding. Sorry for inconvenience

Norrrrrrrrr!

Glad I got the backup sorted.  Might need another one now.

Will ship a refund in the next few days.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
Quote
Sheriff Fatman, Royal Flush and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Thinks of a subtle way to entice him in.

Fails, and resorts to this instead!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 27, 2012, 03:56:32 PM
In now

If I can't make tomorrow night, I can do pre-draft rankings I see.

Is there anyway in doing these that you can specify that a flex position pick is a RB or WR, for example?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 27, 2012, 07:42:10 PM
Marvellous, the only reason I entered the $100 one was coz Trigg was in it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on August 27, 2012, 08:30:56 PM
Marvellous, the only reason I entered the $100 one was coz Trigg was in it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on August 27, 2012, 08:40:34 PM
surely if u need 2 back ups, we can just have zero?   less sharky m8s the better ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 09:52:25 PM
surely if u need 2 back ups, we can just have zero?   less sharky m8s the better ;)

It's more to deal with last minute surprises like suddenly finding we have an odd number just before the draft starts.  That's the only downside with the NFL leagues.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 10:24:05 PM
Updated:

Blonde ID          Buy-In Pref              Payment Status
Sheriff                 $100                      PAID
Horneris               $100                      PAID
LeKnave               $100                     PAID
TightEnd              $20                       PAID
ChipRich               $20                       PAID
Nakor                   $20                      PAID       
linux                     $20                      PAID
bobby1               $100                      PAID
Marky147              $20                      PAID
The Camel                                        PM Sent
WPIL                                               PM Sent

Total Players Confirmed & Paid: 9
Total Players Confirmed Awaiting Payment: 2
No of Confirmed Standbys: 1

Total Number In League: 10 or 12

actionman            $100                     PAID - Withdrawn.  To be refunded.

A couple of late sweats ahead of tomorrow, but we'll be good to go with 10 or 12 players regardless, so we're no worse off than last year.

Shame to lose Trigg though.  A definite blow to morale :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 27, 2012, 10:28:02 PM
In now

If I can't make tomorrow night, I can do pre-draft rankings I see.

Is there anyway in doing these that you can specify that a flex position pick is a RB or WR, for example?

You can edit your preferred positions to specify which position is taken in each round of the draft, so you can specify exactly how many of each position you'll pick up.  The system will auto-pick the highest ranked player at that position in the specified round.

There's no 'Flex Position' pick as such - you just fill the spot with whoever you see fit from your roster of RB/WR/TEs.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 27, 2012, 11:26:35 PM
is the draft 8pm or 9pm 2morrow Sheriff?

thanks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 12:16:18 AM
is the draft 8pm or 9pm 2morrow Sheriff?

thanks

It's 9pm.

It actually shows as 4pm EDT on the nfl.com website and there's no option to convert it!

Player Update - Camel has confirmed he's in!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on August 28, 2012, 01:09:07 AM

Shame to lose Trigg though.  A definite blow to morale :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on August 28, 2012, 08:11:40 AM
Money now sent so now in
Going to try and not wing it this year


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 01:07:02 PM
Updated:

Blonde ID          Buy-In Pref              Payment Status
Sheriff                 $100                      PAID
Horneris               $100                      PAID
LeKnave               $100                     PAID
TightEnd              $20                       PAID
ChipRich               $20                       PAID
Nakor                   $20                      PAID       
linux                     $20                      PAID
bobby1               $100                      PAID
Marky147              $20                      PAID
The Camel           $100                      Confirmed - Awaiting his nfl.com registration
WPIL                    $20                      PAID
jek (Standby)       $100                      PAID

Total Players Confirmed & Registered:  10
Total Players Confirmed Awaiting Registration: 2

Total Number In League: 12

actionman            $100                     REFUNDED


Just waiting on Camel and jek (my standby, now required due to us having 11) to register on the site and we're good to go for 9pm!

Thanks to everyone for getting themselves sorted.

I'll be online from c7pm to sort out any problems people have logging in, but anyone from last year should already have access to their old teams.  Let me know if any problems.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 28, 2012, 01:09:51 PM
all sorted here Sheriff, thanks

I have to auto select/pre-draft rank as I have a commitment tonight

Which has been an interesting process!

Probably will stuff me, but who knows....



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2012, 01:17:27 PM
sorry for asking so many questions Curtis, is the draft order available now?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 01:37:05 PM
sorry for asking so many questions Curtis, is the draft order available now?

Not yet - it gets randomised by the site about 30 minutes before the draft so I have no idea at this stage.

I think it's done so late in the process to give league maximum time to get their players in.  As you'll have gathered from the last few pages it's not the easiest thing in the world and it stops dead if the league has an odd number of players!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2012, 03:04:48 PM
sorry for asking so many questions Curtis, is the draft order available now?

Not yet - it gets randomised by the site about 30 minutes before the draft so I have no idea at this stage.

I think it's done so late in the process to give league maximum time to get their players in.  As you'll have gathered from the last few pages it's not the easiest thing in the world and it stops dead if the league has an odd number of players!

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on August 28, 2012, 03:35:51 PM
Is it winner takes all again, or something like 75%/25% as we have more?

Can't wait to see Chiprich's draft, in our "live draft" he took Billy Cundiff in the 2nd


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on August 28, 2012, 03:42:14 PM
Is it winner takes all again, or something like 75%/25% as we have more?

Can't wait to see Chiprich's draft, in our "live draft" he took Billy Cundiff in the 2nd

rofl. You wish i did.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on August 28, 2012, 04:59:07 PM
I'm so under it with work atm which coupled with not having a clue should make for comedy....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 28, 2012, 05:24:33 PM
I'm so under it with work atm which coupled with not having a clue should make for comedy....

Its easy, just follow the rankings with what you know and you should be fine.

Remember though, its extremely important to pick up a kicker and a defense early as there are very few prime candidates in these categories.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 28, 2012, 05:29:48 PM
I'm so under it with work atm which coupled with not having a clue should make for comedy....

Its easy, just follow the rankings with what you know and you should be fine.

Remember though, its extremely important to pick up a kicker and a defense early as there are very few prime candidates in these categories.

And if you get an early pick, make sure you snaffle Vince Young if he happens to still be available.

Perfect fantasy QB. Throws lots of tds, good runner. Get him.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on August 28, 2012, 06:20:37 PM
I'm so under it with work atm which coupled with not having a clue should make for comedy....

Its easy, just follow the rankings with what you know and you should be fine.

Remember though, its extremely important to pick up a kicker and a defense early as there are very few prime candidates in these categories.

And if you get an early pick, make sure you snaffle Vince Young if he happens to still be available.

Perfect fantasy QB. Throws lots of tds, good runner. Get him.

Don't forget to pick up Chad Johnson as well, despite his recent antics he's sure to be picked up and become a worldy.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 07:49:02 PM
We have a full line up!

Runners and riders as follows:

    
Sheriff's Stars - Sheriff Fatman (defending champions)
Taco style FF - Marky147
Bobby1's Broncos - bobby1   
WeHateDallas - WPIL
Middleton Tyas Mayhem - The Camel
B Side's - Nakor
PancakeBlock - TightEnd
Ruxin's Ravens - linux (runner up)
Robbies Gould en Shower - ChipRich
mightmaketheplayoffsgillis - LeKnave
Carisbrooke Gerbils - Horneris
Siberian Alcoholics - jek (soon to be a blonde!)

Draft order to be randomised about 8:30, make sure you launch the draft screen a few minutes ahead of time.

Bring it on!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Is it winner takes all again, or something like 75%/25% as we have more?

Can't wait to see Chiprich's draft, in our "live draft" he took Billy Cundiff in the 2nd

12 x $20 buyins = $240 prize pool.  Had assumed winner takes all but can adjust to 75%/25% if enough demand.  The vote last season was for winner take all due to the relatively low buy-in, so I maintained that originally, but the two extra players might result in a change of opinion.  Opinions in the thread please (non-opinions assumed to be a vote for status quo of winner takes all).

6 x $80 buyins in the side pot = $480.  Will be awarded to the highest placed finisher between Sheriff, Horneris, LeKnave, bobby1, Camel and jek.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 28, 2012, 07:59:27 PM
Dammit, I was gonna do this lol but only just clicked this thread tonight, and I see you have an even number (plus was only in for $20 anyway) so gl all!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:13:02 PM
Dammit, I was gonna do this lol but only just clicked this thread tonight, and I see you have an even number (plus was only in for $20 anyway) so gl all!

 ;frustrated;

Sigh, I've been recruiting for days!

I'm not kicking my reserve out at this stage, as he's done me a favour participating, but drop Marky147 a PM, as he might want a co-manager due to his newbieness and work commitments and I can set up two co-managers on a team (we had it last year with ACE2M and Nakor!)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 28, 2012, 08:15:53 PM
It's my own fault, sigh! Tend to miss this board - just read the main board lol

I can't be sure when I'm on etc plus not confident in my own management ability so not fair on Marky, not gonna subject him to that :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2012, 08:23:03 PM
I've just logged into the draft tool and the clock says it starts in 1 minute


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
oops forget that, Ive stumbled into another draft


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:26:11 PM
I've just logged into the draft tool and the clock says it starts in 1 minute

Is it a mock draft you're in?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:36:02 PM
Update:

sharplea and Marky147 are now officially co-managers.  sharplea is covering the draft as Marky is still at work I think!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on August 28, 2012, 08:36:16 PM
norrrrr, pick 8


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 28, 2012, 08:36:37 PM
FML.

I just accidentally joined the National Guard.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 28, 2012, 08:37:30 PM
FML.

I just accidentally joined the National Guard.

wal, first pick, Aaron Rodgers guaranteed


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 28, 2012, 08:38:42 PM
Defo gona go for Brees/Brady in 5  :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:39:15 PM
The draft room is open.  Camel has the No1 pick and will be on the clock at 9pm.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on August 28, 2012, 08:46:20 PM
weee 12th


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 28, 2012, 08:47:55 PM
FML.

I just accidentally joined the National Guard.

wal, first pick, Aaron Rodgers guaranteed

I'm a big Matthew Stafford fan.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 28, 2012, 08:49:38 PM
<Grunch>

Hey Guys,

I'm the Siberian Alcoholics in your Fantasy Football League Extraordinaire. The Sheriff asked me to join as a favor to make sure you had an even number of teams and nobody had to sit out. But I didn't do it as a favor to him. Rather, for the novelty of being the only Yank in FFB full of Brits. Who ever heard of such an outlandish thing.

Good luck to you all, except when you play me. Also, in case it needs to be announced beforehand, I'm in for the larger buy-in.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:49:45 PM
Welcome to blonde's newest member, jek187.

 :hello: ;welcome;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 28, 2012, 08:52:03 PM
<Grunch>

Hey Guys,

I'm the Siberian Alcoholics in your Fantasy Football League Extraordinaire. The Sheriff asked me to join as a favor to make sure you had an even number of teams and nobody had to sit out. But I didn't do it as a favor to him. Rather, for the novelty of being the only Yank in FFB full of Brits. Who ever heard of such an outlandish thing.

Good luck to you all, except when you play me. Also, in case it needs to be announced beforehand, I'm in for the larger buy-in.

Taking American money is twice as sweet as taking Horneris money.

Welcome to blonde.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 08:54:01 PM
For the record, it took me two seasons to win jek's league as the only Brit among the Yanks, so he's likely going to struggle this time around!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2012, 10:38:35 PM
The hard part is done - got the draft to run!

Who's roster do you wish you owned?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on August 28, 2012, 10:42:44 PM
At least I got Matt Stafford again
Auto Pick FTW!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on August 28, 2012, 10:43:11 PM
Good luck all


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 28, 2012, 11:04:57 PM
Could have been worse, given I was absent and had to hope to luck in to a few on my autopick list

er, when does the waiver wire open?!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 28, 2012, 11:20:45 PM
Good stuff, enjoyed it.

Draft standard seemed a lot higher than last year.

Happy with my team but need David Wilson, Donald Brown or Cedric Benson to be world.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 28, 2012, 11:23:54 PM
Good stuff, enjoyed it.

Draft standard seemed a lot higher than last year.

Happy with my team but need David Wilson, Donald Brown or Cedric Benson to be world.

David Wilson is going to be a star. A bargain for the Giants in the draft

My rookie flier is Coby Fleener, Indy's new TE and Luck's Stanford TE, my hunch being that Luck will have him as a safety blanket until he has some top class receivers to hook up with

No midea where I drafted him. Presumably I can see the draft selections in order somewhere?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 28, 2012, 11:29:50 PM
Fleener in the 5th, too high.

Matt Cassel in the 15th round is interesting

Have the Chiefs as a big turn-round team this year with the Cassel, Charles injuries behind them


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 29, 2012, 05:21:56 PM
Fleener in the 5th, too high.

Matt Cassel in the 15th round is interesting

Have the Chiefs as a big turn-round team this year with the Cassel, Charles injuries behind them

You were a last second change of mind on my part from getting Vernon Davis.

For an autopick, you didn't do too badly.  I liked the comedic touch of 2 WRs called M Floyd!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 29, 2012, 07:23:54 PM
yeah I've done a couple of live drafts tonight to get my fix

Great fun, one of the best parts of the whole process.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 29, 2012, 07:29:18 PM
Definitely great fun even if I'm not too happy cos I missed a few players I really wanted...just hope Marky's happy with what we've got.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on August 29, 2012, 08:09:40 PM
Definitely great fun even if I'm not too happy cos I missed a few players I really wanted...just hope Marky's happy with what we've got.

I'm easy m8 :)



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 29, 2012, 11:32:33 PM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 30, 2012, 12:09:13 AM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?

Its a preference thing I think really Keith. I hated my spot at 6 because If I don't get to go in the first three/four I would rather pick near the end but prob not last mainly because the further thru the rounds you go the easier it is to plan your picks when your picks are close together. So first four you get to do that when the snake comes back the other way but have to wait a long time for your second pick. Say last 4 in round one you get to pick 2 top end players in close proximity and then later on you can make more of a call such as,  there are 4 wr I don't mind having but only 2 rb's, so I will take the rb now and in 4-8 picks time I will then hope to get any of the 4 wr that I would be happy to take, so you can plan easier.

I drew pick 6 which I didn't like at all as I was prob going to be just inside the line for the top 6 players which in most leagues would be the top 3 qb's and top 3rb's, so I am likely to get the worst of the top level players( as it happened Stafford went 2nd which moved Brady and Brees down). I ended up taking Brees  but if I had drawn two picks near the end of round 1/start rd 2 I would have looked to take Jimmy Graham and Gronk as getting those two players in a league that plays 2 TE gives you a potential huge advantage at that position that you cannot get in any other position from the back end of round 1. From 6 I couldn't do that but I did notice that Jek probaly tried to do this by taking Graham but someone else took Gronk before it got to his 2nd round pick, so he waited until Gates in round 4 and took him instead, so gets 2 of the top 3 TE giving himself strength in that position.

If you wanted a qb first then Rodgers was deffo number 1, if you wanted a rb then Rice, Foster and McCoy are alternating with Rodgers as the top four in most leagues.








Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 30, 2012, 05:17:16 AM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?

To answer your 2nd question, in a "standard" league (start: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE) Arian Foster is usually the 1st player off the board. Then it's close between Rice/Rodgers followed by Shady. Imo, that would be in a 6pt passing TD league, in a 4pt passing TD league, Rodgers basically "has" to be outside the top 3. http://football.myfantasyleague.com/2012/adp

However, in a league like this, TEs command a *huge* premium. TE24 is going to be starting for someone. TE24 may not have an EV above 4PPG. The elite 2 figure to be good for 10-11 PPG, and the next two figure to be good for ~9PPG, when you can get a 5-7PPGX2 advantage over a typical starter in the league, that's a crushing edge. So I was thrilled to get Graham at 1.09. I'd have taken him as high as 1.04 (only behind the Big 3 RBs). If Gronk had fallen to me at 2.04, I'd have been even more ecstatic. He was the 7th player on my board, behind just the aforementioned 4 players, Tron, and Rodgers.

To answer your 1st question, from a pure EV perspective, the value of draft picks goes in order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc). The reason for this is because the difference in value from pick 1 to pick 12 > difference in value from pick 13 to pick 24. This is because as you proceed down your list of players, their values are going to get progressively closer together. So the 1st pick is usually the best, followed by the 2nd and so on. There are occasionally odd situations that come up that will change that, but I'll avoid getting into them here as I'm probably already being confusing enough.

The concept I'm sort of dancing around here is called "VBD" or Value Based Drafting. Here's an article that gives a very good description of it: http://www.footballguys.com/05vbdrevisited.htm. There are some inherent problems with VBD, but it's light years ahead of guessing where the value is.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2012, 08:10:43 AM
Fascinating. Even if I had been there, wold have completely underestimated the two TE implications.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 30, 2012, 09:27:07 AM
Fascinating. Even if I had been there, wold have completely underestimated the two TE implications.

That's really too bad given your name. :P


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2012, 10:23:19 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2012, 10:27:10 AM
Maybe I'll learn to use the correct version of two for a start!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 30, 2012, 10:39:15 AM
I feel like a poker player who randomly saw a seat open in a poker room.

Bought in and put my chips on the table before realising I'm sat with Ivey, Antonius and Dwan.

Thank God Eli Elezra in the shape of Chip Rich is in the game too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 30, 2012, 10:51:36 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only one person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

Edit: Input an omitted word. Serious business.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 30, 2012, 11:04:55 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

This is a fantastic post.

I have never picked a fantasy soccer team. I think the whole process is anal and tedious. Football is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning.

I could never imagine anything was more important than QPR. And coming second, a distant way back are my weekly bets.

NFL is different for me. It is purely about gambling. I like the sport very much, but have zero commitment to any team. The team I support is the team I've put money on this week.

That's why I thought I'd give fantasy NFL a shot. The stats are not contrived, they are the very essence of the game. They are the very basis of which team I'm going to be supporting from week to week.

I think I'm in a bad spot starting off against you guys though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 30, 2012, 11:10:45 AM
QPR are playing Chelsea.

Hazard scores.

I could never feel any satisfaction that he was in my fantasy team.

And I pour scorn on any QPR fan that does feel even an ounce of happiness.

They can't be a true supporter imo.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on August 30, 2012, 11:12:42 AM

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Jek - I might change my name to "that guy" nice analogy.

Sheriff thanks for taking the time for organising.
Draft was good, I like others failed to compensate for the 2 TE change but ho hum, its all a learning curve - made a bad mistake taking Vick so early and lack any real depth but it will be a fun season I am sure - maybe my 2 main RB's can have the occasional huge week together and upset the odd team to keep it interesting.

Good luck all.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2012, 11:34:53 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

And, as you've mentioned the Dynasty League, this gives me a chance to give a bit of background info on the apparent ringer I've brought into the league.

I met jek several years ago when we were both active on 2+2, via a mutual UK-based friend on there.  The friend was playing in the Dynasty league and suggested me to jek as a possible player for a planned expansion to that league.  I'm still waiting to get into that league but a couple of years ago jek invited me to play a redrafter league he was running (I think as a trial run on potential D-League candidates to check whether they could demonstrate the required commitment - i.e. not abandoning teams mid-season).

That was my first Fantasy NFL experience, and I basically went through a lot of what you guys experienced last/this season.  At the time I knew the Eagles squad, the big name players and the names of 1st round draft picks from watching it on Sky that year.  Consequently, I drafted a 'newbie' squad (I remember Golden Tate being a pick) and scrambled to a lower mid-table finish.  However, by then I was hooked and had learnt enough of the basics to feel like I could do better.  2nd time around (last season), the league became the monster 'double roster' beast that I've mentioned on here a few times and I won it (in truth I destroyed the league part - I think I was 200pts ahead of the next team - the achievement was surviving the play-off lottery!)

I'd also become hooked enough by that point to want to play more leagues, which led to me starting this one last season.  So, in a roundabout way, without jek this league wouldn't have existed!  (He's also the one I've nicked many of the ideas from such as the variable buy-in, to give him due credit).

So for those anyone who's feeling out of their depth at the moment, it doesn't take long to become competitive (or get lucky) and most of you guys are way ahead in terms of starting knowledge base on general NFL than I was.

On a personal note, I'd definitely say jek is one of the smartest people I know and without doubt the most analytical, hence you'll often get the incredibly well thought out bits of info as earlier.  Like all of us, he likes to look for an edge in whatever he sets his mind to (he plays poker too, and likes the odd wager here and there!)

Jek - for your info - I'd say you're playing in a league where the NFL knowledge is way beyond a typical UK cross-section.  A lot of the guys here bet seriously on the NFL (amongst other things) and there's some very shrewd minds on here (Tighty, for example, is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge on pretty much everything).  Even if some of them are still getting used to the Fantasy side of things, I expect this league to be really competitive (and a lot of fun).  I definitely think you have a shot at 2nd place if you bring your A-game!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on August 30, 2012, 11:43:02 AM
I feel like a poker player who randomly saw a seat open in a poker room.

Bought in and put my chips on the table before realising I'm sat with Ivey, Antonius and Dwan.

Thank God Eli Elezra in the shape of Chip Rich is in the game too.

I think there is a good shot that I'm Elezra and if not the next one down the ladder from him :D

I know I want Jek to post as much as he possibly can, so I can learn plenty and hopefully next year know what I'm doing.

I love NFL and absolutely love betting on it, but I know absolutely squat other than the players that I bet on for First TD each week.....

Really looking forward to this and even more gutted I couldn't do the draft now :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on August 30, 2012, 11:44:11 AM
I feel like a poker player who randomly saw a seat open in a poker room.

Bought in and put my chips on the table before realising I'm sat with Ivey, Antonius and Dwan.

Thank God Eli Elezra in the shape of Chip Rich is in the game too.

I think there is a good shot that I'm Elezra and if not the next one down the ladder from him :D

I know I want Jek to post as much as he possibly can, so I can learn plenty and hopefully next year know what I'm doing.

I love NFL and absolutely love betting on it, but I know absolutely squat other than the players that I bet on for First TD each week.....

Really looking forward to this and even more gutted I couldn't do the draft now :(

No, you're Sammy George :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2012, 12:11:12 PM
Jek,huge Cowboys fan here

Not only do I have to cope with us choking twice a year against the Eagles, and Sheriff trying not to gloat, I now have another Skins fan, this time with his very own franchise quarterback to support, to avoid?

and we start on National TV, UK and US away at the Giants?

FML.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: mondatoo on August 30, 2012, 12:39:55 PM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

This is a fantastic post.

I have never picked a fantasy soccer team. I think the whole process is anal and tedious. Football is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning.

I could never imagine anything was more important than QPR. And coming second, a distant way back are my weekly bets.

NFL is different for me. It is purely about gambling. I like the sport very much, but have zero commitment to any team. The team I support is the team I've put money on this week.

That's why I thought I'd give fantasy NFL a shot. The stats are not contrived, they are the very essence of the game. They are the very basis of which team I'm going to be supporting from week to week.

I think I'm in a bad spot starting off against you guys though.

Unless you've got the lot on the opposition to win the title :P


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on August 30, 2012, 05:54:07 PM

Thank God Eli Elezra in the shape of Chip Rich is in the game too.


hmmm, I smell a wager


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on August 30, 2012, 08:14:42 PM
I could never imagine anything was more important than QPR

I can think of one goal at the end of last season that you definitely celebrated against QPR


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 31, 2012, 12:19:48 AM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?

To answer your 2nd question, in a "standard" league (start: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE) Arian Foster is usually the 1st player off the board. Then it's close between Rice/Rodgers followed by Shady. Imo, that would be in a 6pt passing TD league, in a 4pt passing TD league, Rodgers basically "has" to be outside the top 3. http://football.myfantasyleague.com/2012/adp

However, in a league like this, TEs command a *huge* premium. TE24 is going to be starting for someone. TE24 may not have an EV above 4PPG. The elite 2 figure to be good for 10-11 PPG, and the next two figure to be good for ~9PPG, when you can get a 5-7PPGX2 advantage over a typical starter in the league, that's a crushing edge. So I was thrilled to get Graham at 1.09. I'd have taken him as high as 1.04 (only behind the Big 3 RBs). If Gronk had fallen to me at 2.04, I'd have been even more ecstatic. He was the 7th player on my board, behind just the aforementioned 4 players, Tron, and Rodgers.

To answer your 1st question, from a pure EV perspective, the value of draft picks goes in order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc). The reason for this is because the difference in value from pick 1 to pick 12 > difference in value from pick 13 to pick 24. This is because as you proceed down your list of players, their values are going to get progressively closer together. So the 1st pick is usually the best, followed by the 2nd and so on. There are occasionally odd situations that come up that will change that, but I'll avoid getting into them here as I'm probably already being confusing enough.

The concept I'm sort of dancing around here is called "VBD" or Value Based Drafting. Here's an article that gives a very good description of it: http://www.footballguys.com/05vbdrevisited.htm. There are some inherent problems with VBD, but it's light years ahead of guessing where the value is.



great stuff Jek. I actually did pull the double TE off in a 14 man league drafting 14 each that starts only 6 outfield players and a K and D, with 1 TE and a flex that can be a TE where I traded picks pre draft and had pick 14 and 15. I managed to get Graham and Gronk there which was the plan when getting those picks together.From there I took Sproles and then Jordy Nelson and Torrey Smith so in that team I almost start 5 wr it just happens that one is called a rb and two are called TE's. It backs up your example of having the real strength at TE that is way in front of the others and my rb and wr are in the second tier of players in those possies but much closer to their picks than my oppo's TE are to mine.

abs loved your relationship/FFB analogy too.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 08:28:01 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

This is a fantastic post.

I have never picked a fantasy soccer team. I think the whole process is anal and tedious. Football is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning.

I could never imagine anything was more important than QPR. And coming second, a distant way back are my weekly bets.

NFL is different for me. It is purely about gambling. I like the sport very much, but have zero commitment to any team. The team I support is the team I've put money on this week.

That's why I thought I'd give fantasy NFL a shot. The stats are not contrived, they are the very essence of the game. They are the very basis of which team I'm going to be supporting from week to week.

I think I'm in a bad spot starting off against you guys though.

Something I've always admired about soccer, is the amazing playoff system it has. Being a Redskin fan, and often being out of the playoff hunt with a good chunk of the season to go, I find myself rooting for them to lose to improve their draft pick the following year so they'll have something better to squander. That's really never a legit option in soccer's system, as I understand it, because if you're out of contention with meaningful games left to play, you're in danger of demotion.

I have always found myself wondering if there even was such a thing as fantasy soccer. It's never seemed like a sport that really generates anywhere near enough statistics. I've always thought it a dreadful idea, but that could be colored my typical American opinion towards the sport.

As an aside, many of my fellow NFL fans still root for their team to win, even when it obviously hurts their future prospects. The reasons given are usually nonsensical. These people make my head hurt.

Ironically, out of the Big 3 sports over here (NFL, NBA, and MLB) the NFL is the least statistically driven. Most people here would say the NFL "is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning." Of course, compared to soccer, stats are absolutely the essence of the game. The fact that the NFL only plays 16 games/year, while the NBA plays 81, and MLB plays 162 makes getting reasonable sample sizes an exercise in lol. That being said, if you're profitable NFL bettor, and you enjoy the statistical aspects of the games, www.footballoutsiders.com will be a great site for you. Most of the typically reported stats for the NFL are terribly flawed when it comes to drawing conclusions from them. Football Outsiders attempts to solve that. And they even sorta tackle the "lol sample size" and interdependency of teammates problems.

Your feelings toward QPR are definitely the norm over here with fans and their teams as well. I don't know how many times I've been told I'm not a real fan because I'm not bothered when one of my fantasy players scores against the Redskins. But the Redskins will win or lose (ok mostly lose) no matter what I do. And also, whether they win or lose, I'll neither gain or lose anything of tangible value. Yes, there's something to be said for randomly (I'm not from anywhere near Washington DC) picking a team 25+ years ago and always counting them as my favorite no matter what, and having them win. But when my bets or players do well, I win money and/or bragging rights. I guess if I'm not a true fan of the Redskins, I'm at least a true fan of money and penis waving. I'm ok with that.

As a first time player, you may be a bit of a dog to the rest of the league, but there are some factors working in your favor.

1) At 16 players rostered, there are lots of good free agents available. In-season diligence can have a huge positive in any league, but it's more pronounced in shallow leagues like this.
2) Of the leagues I'm in, this league is my 7th priority. So you guys can definitely beat me to the punch on lots of stuff.
3) I've used this league to try some experimental theory-crafted stuff to see how it actually plays out before my high stakes leagues get going. So there's a chance something could go terribly wrong.
4) Fatman's in the league, and he's "due" to run poorly for once. :P


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 08:34:52 AM

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Jek - I might change my name to "that guy" nice analogy.

Sheriff thanks for taking the time for organising.
Draft was good, I like others failed to compensate for the 2 TE change but ho hum, its all a learning curve - made a bad mistake taking Vick so early and lack any real depth but it will be a fun season I am sure - maybe my 2 main RB's can have the occasional huge week together and upset the odd team to keep it interesting.

Good luck all.

Glad you liked the analogy. :) Had fun writing it up.

Overall, I think the league drafted very well. I know two Brits fairly well, and they have both led me to believe that most of you guys are almost entirely clueless when it comes to American sports. Obviously, this group doesn't make an accurate representation of the typical population, as the draft was just as tough as many drafts that I've been in for a similar price against Yanks (not that we as a people are very good at too much anymore. Well, except food. We're good at food.) Nobody took a kicker in the first round, nobody drafted somebody out for the year early. Yeah, the 2 TE thing was largely not adjusted, but when most people don't adjust for something like that, at least the individual effect per team is fairly small.

Also, there's a ton of variance involved in FFB, and your team is nowhere near bad enough to be counted out of it. Especially if you stay involved the whole way through, good things can easily happen.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2012, 08:40:36 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

This is a fantastic post.

I have never picked a fantasy soccer team. I think the whole process is anal and tedious. Football is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning.

I could never imagine anything was more important than QPR. And coming second, a distant way back are my weekly bets.

NFL is different for me. It is purely about gambling. I like the sport very much, but have zero commitment to any team. The team I support is the team I've put money on this week.

That's why I thought I'd give fantasy NFL a shot. The stats are not contrived, they are the very essence of the game. They are the very basis of which team I'm going to be supporting from week to week.

I think I'm in a bad spot starting off against you guys though.

Something I've always admired about soccer, is the amazing playoff system it has. Being a Redskin fan, and often being out of the playoff hunt with a good chunk of the season to go, I find myself rooting for them to lose to improve their draft pick the following year so they'll have something better to squander. That's really never a legit option in soccer's system, as I understand it, because if you're out of contention with meaningful games left to play, you're in danger of demotion.

I have always found myself wondering if there even was such a thing as fantasy soccer. It's never seemed like a sport that really generates anywhere near enough statistics. I've always thought it a dreadful idea, but that could be colored my typical American opinion towards the sport.

As an aside, many of my fellow NFL fans still root for their team to win, even when it obviously hurts their future prospects. The reasons given are usually nonsensical. These people make my head hurt.

Ironically, out of the Big 3 sports over here (NFL, NBA, and MLB) the NFL is the least statistically driven. Most people here would say the NFL "is not about statistics and assists and clean sheets. It is about flow and passion. And winning." Of course, compared to soccer, stats are absolutely the essence of the game. The fact that the NFL only plays 16 games/year, while the NBA plays 81, and MLB plays 162 makes getting reasonable sample sizes an exercise in lol. That being said, if you're profitable NFL bettor, and you enjoy the statistical aspects of the games, www.footballoutsiders.com will be a great site for you. Most of the typically reported stats for the NFL are terribly flawed when it comes to drawing conclusions from them. Football Outsiders attempts to solve that. And they even sorta tackle the "lol sample size" and interdependency of teammates problems.

Your feelings toward QPR are definitely the norm over here with fans and their teams as well. I don't know how many times I've been told I'm not a real fan because I'm not bothered when one of my fantasy players scores against the Redskins. But the Redskins will win or lose (ok mostly lose) no matter what I do. And also, whether they win or lose, I'll neither gain or lose anything of tangible value. Yes, there's something to be said for randomly (I'm not from anywhere near Washington DC) picking a team 25+ years ago and always counting them as my favorite no matter what, and having them win. But when my bets or players do well, I win money and/or bragging rights. I guess if I'm not a true fan of the Redskins, I'm at least a true fan of money and penis waving. I'm ok with that.

As a first time player, you may be a bit of a dog to the rest of the league, but there are some factors working in your favor.

1) At 16 players rostered, there are lots of good free agents available. In-season diligence can have a huge positive in any league, but it's more pronounced in shallow leagues like this.
2) Of the leagues I'm in, this league is my 7th priority. So you guys can definitely beat me to the punch on lots of stuff.
3) I've used this league to try some experimental theory-crafted stuff to see how it actually plays out before my high stakes leagues get going. So there's a chance something could go terribly wrong.
4) Fatman's in the league, and he's "due" to run poorly for once. :P

Fantasy Soccer? - ugh, the name sounds so wrong.

I've been playing Fantasy Football since around 1992 and we have a league on here (we'll have to get you playing this next season!!) - http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=58534.0

It's the 'simple format', which probably 95% of leagues play, where everyone can pick from the same player pool (so we can all have the same teams in theory).  It can be played with an auction, which is immense fun but more of a hassle to organise.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 08:43:21 AM
Oh, by the way, if you havent spotted, jek is a bit of a nerd when it comes to Fantasy Football :)

He is eminently beatable though.  All the research in the world can't overcome the basic distortion of reality he gets from being a Skins fan! ;)

Should make for some interesting discussions though and I suspect we'll all learn a thing or too.

Nerd? Absolutely. Eminently beatable? Well, I guess if you mean that in the same way that AA is eminently beatable preflop, then yes, I'd agree there. Just know I'm getting my money in with the best of it. :P

And I don't know if being a Redskins fan distorts my reality, or because I have a distorted sense of reality, I am a 'Skins fan. But that does segue into making very clear where rooting for the Redskins stands on my rooting priority list. From lowest to highest:

The Redskins: They're kind of like a stripper. I may enjoy watching them play, but nothing I ever do will ever have a meaningful impact on what they do, are, or think about me. Only my money keeps the stripper rubbing up against me, once my money is gone and I'm not buying tickets to games, apparel, TV/internet viewing packages, they have absolutely zero interest in me. Still, there's no denying they're fun to watch.

Any sports bets I have: These are like 1-night stands. They're fun to root for, and even if you have an established track record of (un)successfully pulling them off, all you know are your general chances of it working out favorably. Because on any bet/any pick-up attempt, anything can happen, but you know it's never going to last.

My redrafter FFB teams: These are like a girlfriend. A good deal of choice and pride goes into them. I care what they're like. They reflect on me. A good girl/team reflects favorably on me, and is a hell of a lot more fun than a gf/team that's ugly/psychotic/terrible which just make you "that guy".

Now, the absolute top priority is the dynasty team. This like a wife. It is a lifelong (or at least very long) commitment. And while sometimes luck can lead to drawing a bad gf or having a bad FFB season, there is only person who gets the credit for what a dynasty team looks like. I've created my dynasty team lovingly and with pride. We're going to be very happy together for a long time. Coincidentally, I mentioned this set of analogies to my wife, and she wasn't exactly amused. But whatever. My dynasty team is awesome.

And, as you've mentioned the Dynasty League, this gives me a chance to give a bit of background info on the apparent ringer I've brought into the league.

I met jek several years ago when we were both active on 2+2, via a mutual UK-based friend on there.  The friend was playing in the Dynasty league and suggested me to jek as a possible player for a planned expansion to that league.  I'm still waiting to get into that league but a couple of years ago jek invited me to play a redrafter league he was running (I think as a trial run on potential D-League candidates to check whether they could demonstrate the required commitment - i.e. not abandoning teams mid-season).

That was my first Fantasy NFL experience, and I basically went through a lot of what you guys experienced last/this season.  At the time I knew the Eagles squad, the big name players and the names of 1st round draft picks from watching it on Sky that year.  Consequently, I drafted a 'newbie' squad (I remember Golden Tate being a pick) and scrambled to a lower mid-table finish.  However, by then I was hooked and had learnt enough of the basics to feel like I could do better.  2nd time around (last season), the league became the monster 'double roster' beast that I've mentioned on here a few times and I won it (in truth I destroyed the league part - I think I was 200pts ahead of the next team - the achievement was surviving the play-off lottery!)

I'd also become hooked enough by that point to want to play more leagues, which led to me starting this one last season.  So, in a roundabout way, without jek this league wouldn't have existed!  (He's also the one I've nicked many of the ideas from such as the variable buy-in, to give him due credit).

So for those anyone who's feeling out of their depth at the moment, it doesn't take long to become competitive (or get lucky) and most of you guys are way ahead in terms of starting knowledge base on general NFL than I was.

On a personal note, I'd definitely say jek is one of the smartest people I know and without doubt the most analytical, hence you'll often get the incredibly well thought out bits of info as earlier.  Like all of us, he likes to look for an edge in whatever he sets his mind to (he plays poker too, and likes the odd wager here and there!)

Jek - for your info - I'd say you're playing in a league where the NFL knowledge is way beyond a typical UK cross-section.  A lot of the guys here bet seriously on the NFL (amongst other things) and there's some very shrewd minds on here (Tighty, for example, is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge on pretty much everything).  Even if some of them are still getting used to the Fantasy side of things, I expect this league to be really competitive (and a lot of fun).  I definitely think you have a shot at 2nd place if you bring your A-game!

Appreciate the compliments. And while I'm definitely analytical, you guys may see some strange things from me. It may help explain them to remember you can't spell "analytical" without "anal".


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 08:46:18 AM
I feel like a poker player who randomly saw a seat open in a poker room.

Bought in and put my chips on the table before realising I'm sat with Ivey, Antonius and Dwan.

Thank God Eli Elezra in the shape of Chip Rich is in the game too.

I think there is a good shot that I'm Elezra and if not the next one down the ladder from him :D

I know I want Jek to post as much as he possibly can, so I can learn plenty and hopefully next year know what I'm doing.

I love NFL and absolutely love betting on it, but I know absolutely squat other than the players that I bet on for First TD each week.....

Really looking forward to this and even more gutted I couldn't do the draft now :(

The draft is definitely the single most fun part of FFB. You may want to join a free league on Yahoo or something and do a draft there just for the experience. It's a great time.

I'll write more about FFB strategy/theorycrafting if you'd like, just shoot me some questions. That VBD article I linked before though is an important starting point. Plus it's 7 years old, so the names are an amusing blast from the past.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 08:51:33 AM
Jek,huge Cowboys fan here

Not only do I have to cope with us choking twice a year against the Eagles, and Sheriff trying not to gloat, I now have another Skins fan, this time with his very own franchise quarterback to support, to avoid?

and we start on National TV, UK and US away at the Giants?

FML.

I think I actually hate the Cowboys more than I like the Redskins. The good news is that I've long since accepted the Redskins to be mediocre at best until Dan Snyder is no more, so I'm loathe to talk any trash. I expect the losses, and the wins are just gravy. You won't need to avoid me, we can just avoid saying anything complimentary about the Eagles.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 09:02:31 AM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?

To answer your 2nd question, in a "standard" league (start: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE) Arian Foster is usually the 1st player off the board. Then it's close between Rice/Rodgers followed by Shady. Imo, that would be in a 6pt passing TD league, in a 4pt passing TD league, Rodgers basically "has" to be outside the top 3. http://football.myfantasyleague.com/2012/adp

However, in a league like this, TEs command a *huge* premium. TE24 is going to be starting for someone. TE24 may not have an EV above 4PPG. The elite 2 figure to be good for 10-11 PPG, and the next two figure to be good for ~9PPG, when you can get a 5-7PPGX2 advantage over a typical starter in the league, that's a crushing edge. So I was thrilled to get Graham at 1.09. I'd have taken him as high as 1.04 (only behind the Big 3 RBs). If Gronk had fallen to me at 2.04, I'd have been even more ecstatic. He was the 7th player on my board, behind just the aforementioned 4 players, Tron, and Rodgers.

To answer your 1st question, from a pure EV perspective, the value of draft picks goes in order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc). The reason for this is because the difference in value from pick 1 to pick 12 > difference in value from pick 13 to pick 24. This is because as you proceed down your list of players, their values are going to get progressively closer together. So the 1st pick is usually the best, followed by the 2nd and so on. There are occasionally odd situations that come up that will change that, but I'll avoid getting into them here as I'm probably already being confusing enough.

The concept I'm sort of dancing around here is called "VBD" or Value Based Drafting. Here's an article that gives a very good description of it: http://www.footballguys.com/05vbdrevisited.htm. There are some inherent problems with VBD, but it's light years ahead of guessing where the value is.



great stuff Jek. I actually did pull the double TE off in a 14 man league drafting 14 each that starts only 6 outfield players and a K and D, with 1 TE and a flex that can be a TE where I traded picks pre draft and had pick 14 and 15. I managed to get Graham and Gronk there which was the plan when getting those picks together.From there I took Sproles and then Jordy Nelson and Torrey Smith so in that team I almost start 5 wr it just happens that one is called a rb and two are called TE's. It backs up your example of having the real strength at TE that is way in front of the others and my rb and wr are in the second tier of players in those possies but much closer to their picks than my oppo's TE are to mine.

abs loved your relationship/FFB analogy too.



I hope I didn't lead you astray here. If your league's lineup is 1QB/2RB/2WR/1TE + 1 RB/WR/TE flex, TEs aren't nearly as valuable. Since you'll likely only start one TE, it'll be rare to have a 2nd TE on your team that'll produce enough points to be used as your flex. I currently project Gronk out at 155 points. That equates roughly to WR8, and RB15, so there are lots of better players than Gronk for flex duty. The good news here though is that it's not that bad of an error. I haven't put together a board for a 14 team, 14-man roster draft like what you had, but I think you got good value with both of those picks. Or to put another way, my gut tells that those guys would have been inside my top 15 players. So you certainly have the option to trade that should make-up for the lost value of the Gronk pick. Heck, it's possible you could even net a better deal than what you could have gotten if you had drafted QB/RB/WR with the 2.01 pick. Apologies again though if I lead you astray, or if I misread your league's actual starting parameters.

From there though, I like what you did with the draft. I'm personally a fan of both Jordy Nelson and Torrey Smith. I'm not so high on Sproles (unless it's a PPR league) but if you like him, then he's great to have there as well.

Finally, I can't respond to your PM. I think it's because I'm on probation here. Once I'm entrusted with the awesome power of being able to respond to PMs on here, I'll get back to you. Or you can PM me your email address and I'll hit you up there.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 09:07:38 AM

Fantasy Soccer? - ugh, the name sounds so wrong.

I've been playing Fantasy Football since around 1992 and we have a league on here (we'll have to get you playing this next season!!) - http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=58534.0

It's the 'simple format', which probably 95% of leagues play, where everyone can pick from the same player pool (so we can all have the same teams in theory).  It can be played with an auction, which is immense fun but more of a hassle to organise.

You're right about that, fantasy soccer does sound wrong. I can't believe you degens actually play that. :P


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2012, 09:09:20 AM
Hello Jek, loving your Posts, though I can't pretend to undersatand a word of then. Fun to read though, & I go cross-eyed working them out. Bit like baseball to me, I don't understand it, but I love it, all those lovely stats.

What I DO understand however, is the blonde PM system.

You cannot use it until you have TEN Posts. Which you now do. So PM away sir, PM away.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2012, 09:15:43 AM

Oh, & I should introduce myself. I'm Tony Kendall, & I'm a sort of superstar poker player, young & extremely handsome, I CRUSH epically, I'm even known to be sick.

Now, the thing is......

We have a "Tips" Thread, started by your new friend "Camel", a very long-standing pal of mine. We back things, you know, sports betting.

It is here....

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=56581.14310

So if you ever have a spare moment, feel free to pop onto our thread & give us a tip each week on ther NFL. (Use short words please).

Give us a winner, & I'll give you a huge kiss.....


(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/tikay2/kiss.jpg)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
Hello Jek, loving your Posts, though I can't pretend to undersatand a word of then. Fun to read though, & I go cross-eyed working them out.

And the weirdest compliment I've received in at least a month is the winner for the first signature of my Blondepoker career.

What I DO understand however, is the blonde PM system.

You cannot use it until you have TEN Posts. Which you now do. So PM away sir, PM away.

This is fantastic news, and the PM has already been fired away. I will use the system responsibly and with care.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2012, 09:55:43 AM

Jek - change your Signature IMMEDIATELY.

The date is 31/8/12, NOT 8/31/12.

I'm so disappointed in you.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 10:15:41 AM

Oh, & I should introduce myself. I'm Tony Kendall, & I'm a sort of superstar poker player, young & extremely handsome, I CRUSH epically, I'm even known to be sick.

Now, the thing is......

We have a "Tips" Thread, started by your new friend "Camel", a very long-standing pal of mine. We back things, you know, sports betting.

It is here....

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=56581.14310

So if you ever have a spare moment, feel free to pop onto our thread & give us a tip each week on ther NFL. (Use short words please).

Give us a winner, & I'll give you a huge kiss.....

I usually shy away from even beginning to spend any serious brainpower on NFL sides or totals during the NFL season. I don't particularly care to compete with people smarter than me. I like picking on the weak and powerless. Drunks at the poker table, babies with candy, whores looking for crack, you know, that sort of thing. So I won't be able to give you weekly tips unfortunately. However, when Pinny brings their NFL win totals up again, I think I'll have some thoughts that may compel you to make a wager. That is, assuming futures are acceptable bets (once the time-value of money is accounted for).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on August 31, 2012, 10:23:57 AM

Jek - change your Signature IMMEDIATELY.

The date is 31/8/12, NOT 8/31/12.

I'm so disappointed in you.



Wait, you're actually disappointed that the random American on the forums has come in with a total disregard for the preferred syntax of the community he's entered, and just done something his way? I'd think that was more or less expected.

I'm so disappointed in you for being disappointed in me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on August 31, 2012, 08:39:48 PM
As a newbie who got first pick, is it considered best to be first and therefore last in the second round or somewhere near the end of round 1 as you are most likely to get 2 genuine superstars?

Rodgers would be number 1 pick in every league, right?

To answer your 2nd question, in a "standard" league (start: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE) Arian Foster is usually the 1st player off the board. Then it's close between Rice/Rodgers followed by Shady. Imo, that would be in a 6pt passing TD league, in a 4pt passing TD league, Rodgers basically "has" to be outside the top 3. http://football.myfantasyleague.com/2012/adp

However, in a league like this, TEs command a *huge* premium. TE24 is going to be starting for someone. TE24 may not have an EV above 4PPG. The elite 2 figure to be good for 10-11 PPG, and the next two figure to be good for ~9PPG, when you can get a 5-7PPGX2 advantage over a typical starter in the league, that's a crushing edge. So I was thrilled to get Graham at 1.09. I'd have taken him as high as 1.04 (only behind the Big 3 RBs). If Gronk had fallen to me at 2.04, I'd have been even more ecstatic. He was the 7th player on my board, behind just the aforementioned 4 players, Tron, and Rodgers.

To answer your 1st question, from a pure EV perspective, the value of draft picks goes in order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc). The reason for this is because the difference in value from pick 1 to pick 12 > difference in value from pick 13 to pick 24. This is because as you proceed down your list of players, their values are going to get progressively closer together. So the 1st pick is usually the best, followed by the 2nd and so on. There are occasionally odd situations that come up that will change that, but I'll avoid getting into them here as I'm probably already being confusing enough.

The concept I'm sort of dancing around here is called "VBD" or Value Based Drafting. Here's an article that gives a very good description of it: http://www.footballguys.com/05vbdrevisited.htm. There are some inherent problems with VBD, but it's light years ahead of guessing where the value is.



great stuff Jek. I actually did pull the double TE off in a 14 man league drafting 14 each that starts only 6 outfield players and a K and D, with 1 TE and a flex that can be a TE where I traded picks pre draft and had pick 14 and 15. I managed to get Graham and Gronk there which was the plan when getting those picks together.From there I took Sproles and then Jordy Nelson and Torrey Smith so in that team I almost start 5 wr it just happens that one is called a rb and two are called TE's. It backs up your example of having the real strength at TE that is way in front of the others and my rb and wr are in the second tier of players in those possies but much closer to their picks than my oppo's TE are to mine.

abs loved your relationship/FFB analogy too.



I hope I didn't lead you astray here. If your league's lineup is 1QB/2RB/2WR/1TE + 1 RB/WR/TE flex, TEs aren't nearly as valuable. Since you'll likely only start one TE, it'll be rare to have a 2nd TE on your team that'll produce enough points to be used as your flex. I currently project Gronk out at 155 points. That equates roughly to WR8, and RB15, so there are lots of better players than Gronk for flex duty. The good news here though is that it's not that bad of an error. I haven't put together a board for a 14 team, 14-man roster draft like what you had, but I think you got good value with both of those picks. Or to put another way, my gut tells that those guys would have been inside my top 15 players. So you certainly have the option to trade that should make-up for the lost value of the Gronk pick. Heck, it's possible you could even net a better deal than what you could have gotten if you had drafted QB/RB/WR with the 2.01 pick. Apologies again though if I lead you astray, or if I misread your league's actual starting parameters.

From there though, I like what you did with the draft. I'm personally a fan of both Jordy Nelson and Torrey Smith. I'm not so high on Sproles (unless it's a PPR league) but if you like him, then he's great to have there as well.

Finally, I can't respond to your PM. I think it's because I'm on probation here. Once I'm entrusted with the awesome power of being able to respond to PMs on here, I'll get back to you. Or you can PM me your email address and I'll hit you up there.




Hi Jek,

We start 1qb, 1rb, 2wr  1te, 1 flex of any of those positions. We reduced the rb's picked this season and took the total players in a team down from 9 to 8.

I guessed I wouldn't get any of the top players in other positions( I could have taken Jones at wr instead) but thought the two TE there to fill the flex and then 1 rb and a wr with the next two picks was ok.Did I make a mistake in that format taking the two TE first?

I think the rest of the league took their rb's early, there were a lot of 2 rb 2wr openings to fill the rb wr flex positions. Would a TE and say Jones there and then looking for Gates around round 4 have been better. I drafted it last week but I have another one this weekend that  is an 11 man starting team with only 3 bench players, that league includes a DL and a LB too. If you have any gems in those positions I would appreciate it along with your thoughts on only taking 3 sub players.

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on September 01, 2012, 11:18:32 AM
Hi Jek,

We start 1qb, 1rb, 2wr  1te, 1 flex of any of those positions. We reduced the rb's picked this season and took the total players in a team down from 9 to 8.

I guessed I wouldn't get any of the top players in other positions( I could have taken Jones at wr instead) but thought the two TE there to fill the flex and then 1 rb and a wr with the next two picks was ok.Did I make a mistake in that format taking the two TE first?

I think the rest of the league took their rb's early, there were a lot of 2 rb 2wr openings to fill the rb wr flex positions. Would a TE and say Jones there and then looking for Gates around round 4 have been better. I drafted it last week but I have another one this weekend that  is an 11 man starting team with only 3 bench players, that league includes a DL and a LB too. If you have any gems in those positions I would appreciate it along with your thoughts on only taking 3 sub players.

cheers

Oh wow, I didn't realize your flex allowed for QBs. That changes everything. Here's why:
Before looking into the flex, this 14 team league will have its top 14 QBs as starters, its top 14 RBs as starters, its top 28 WRs as starters, and its top 14 TEs as starters. So, to decide what position we want in the flex, we just need to look at who'll score the most points out of the remaining players. These players are QB15, RB15, WR29, and TE15. My projections put them at 217, 164, 127, and 87 respectively. The QB is obviously the huge winner here. How far down the QB list do we have to go for a QB to score less than 164 (that's RB15)? I have QB27 at 166, QB28 at 157. Since we only need 14 more players to fill the flex position across the whole league, theoretically that's 13 QBs and 1 RB. However, I think in practical terms, that this league is essentially a start 2 QB league.

So, how to adjust for this exact league setting? Well, QBs are hugely more valuable. Off the top of my head, the top 7 players on my board would all be QBs. Having 2 top QBs in this league would be a dominant force. So yes, I'd take Michael Vick ahead of Arian Foster, weird as that sounds.

Now, what about the other positions? Well, first off, it's weird that the league only starts 1 RB, while starting 2 WRs. This has the effect of devaluing RBs somewhat. I'd still prefer Foster to Tron or Graham, but not by much. My top 6 non-QBs would probably look like: Foster, Tron, Graham, Rice, Gronk, Shady. Without actually setting up my spreadsheet for a draft in this format, I'd roughly say that RBs, WRs, and TEs, all have approximately equal value. However, QBs dwarf them all. If I was making an overall value board for this league, I'd have the 7 QBs up front, then the 6 elite positional players I mentioned, but along with them, I'd probably intersperse another handful of QBs. Make no mistake about it, this league is all about QBs. Get 2 stud QBs and you win. Hoard them. If you roster 4, and a couple other teams do that, some teams won't have starters on their bye weeks. And an injury could leave a team lacking one, forcing them to start some RB/WR/TE that will "always" be inferior to a QB.

This situation differs so much from our league, because our league requires 2 TEs. You do not want to be the guy who has to trot out Anthony Fasano and his 4PPG every week in your TE2 position. In your league though, the likes of Fasano won't sniff a roster. Meanwhile though, guys like Joe Flacco are hot commodities in your league because even mediocre QBs like that still hold value to start in the flex position, because even a mediocre QB will outscore all but the very best RBs, and WRs/TEs can't hope to compete. Even Tron will likely come up short vs. a mediocre QB.

As far as your 3-man bench league goes, my advice to you would be to not do it. :P Just sounds like a terrible format. Failing that, just remember that you have to devalue guys who are hurt/suspended/holding out (Mathews, Mo-Jo, etc). Each bench spot is very valuable, and once you get to bye weeks, you may need all of them to field a complete lineup without having to cut any of your starters. For the love of god, don't roster an extra K, D, IDP, or TE. A 2nd QB is also probably a no-go as well. You basically have to think of your bench players as entirely expendable, as you'll need those spots to occasionally bench your starters for when they get hurt or have terribad match-ups. Speaking of match-ups, don't be afraid to just play match-ups the whole year at QB if you don't end up with an elite one. I don't really follow IDPs, so can't give any decent advice there, except I know Patrick Willis is a beast. But other than just a couple guys, just treat them like the replaceable commodities they are.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: tikay on September 01, 2012, 11:43:55 AM

Yup, my thoughts exactly.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 01, 2012, 11:49:42 AM
This situation differs so much from our league, because our league requires 2 TEs. You do not want to be the guy who has to trot out Anthony Fasano and his 4PPG every week in your TE2 position.

Very subtle!  :redcard:


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on September 01, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
Cheers Jek, I had the thought that late bye weeks and bye week management  in the draft with only 3 bench spots was very important. I might try to get a decent squad I can use for around half a season without byes if they don't get too banged up. From there I guess it will be a free for all each week to cover the spots you need if injuries bite.

The first league was 1 qb 1 rb 2 wr 1 te and a flex from the rb, wr and te, sorry about the misleading post, I missed out the most important word in it.

thanks for the posts too, its going to be a fascinating league with your input.

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2012, 10:26:57 AM
If you've not yet had your NFL fill, I've now set up 3 private leagues on ESPN's Pickem and Eliminator games.  Hoping to get a few more entries than last year, and this should appeal to the bettors out there!  Horneris bossed this last season, but there's enough talent on this forum to make this a really fun competition.

The 3 games are:

Pickskin Pickem - Straight:  A straightforward prediction game, just pick the winner of each game.
Pigskin Pickem - Spread: As above, but with a spread (i.e. one team is handicapped against the other).  Good practice if you like to bet in real-life, as chances are you'll be doing it against a spread.
Eliminator - Bit like the Last Man Standing football comp - pick one winner each week.  Get one wrong and you're out.

Happy to do it for bragging rights only, so anyone can join and play for free.  Optional entry fee of $20 for each if you fancy playing for money.

Links to the games are below.  Create an entry for each (you have to create a straight and a spread entry in Pigskin Pickem to play both versions) and then use the search function or the links to find the leagues as follows:

http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/

http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-eliminator-challenge/en/


blondepoker - Straight     http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17206

blondepoker - Spread       http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17208

blondepoker - Eliminator     http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-eliminator-challenge/en/group?groupID=6939


Password is tikay for everything.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2012, 10:38:31 AM
One additional twist to make this more interesting is to throw the above open to the guys in the Double Line Up league run by jek to create a UK vs US element to it.  It might help boost the numbers and I can sort out entry fees from their side with Jek, given that Stars isn't an option for them (i.e. he can collect funds from those guys and get them to me).

I really want this to run with decent numbers this year, and we could maybe drag in a few other blondes who don't play the fantasy league, but do bet on NFL (e.g. redarmi).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 02, 2012, 12:01:39 PM
Newbie question number 1.

Do you get rec stats for your kr?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
Newbie question number 1.

Do you get rec stats for your kr?

No, no returning yardage counts in the scoring at all.

Defense and return TDs score 6 points though, same as all other TDs (this isn't standard, but I added it in as it bugs me when a TD in a game doesn't get any credit).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2012, 12:11:16 PM
Details on all the scoring in this league are here:

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/league/463186/settings


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on September 03, 2012, 10:46:49 AM
If you've not yet had your NFL fill, I've now set up 3 private leagues on ESPN's Pickem and Eliminator games.  Hoping to get a few more entries than last year, and this should appeal to the bettors out there!  Horneris bossed this last season, but there's enough talent on this forum to make this a really fun competition.

The 3 games are:

Pickskin Pickem - Straight:  A straightforward prediction game, just pick the winner of each game.
Pigskin Pickem - Spread: As above, but with a spread (i.e. one team is handicapped against the other).  Good practice if you like to bet in real-life, as chances are you'll be doing it against a spread.
Eliminator - Bit like the Last Man Standing football comp - pick one winner each week.  Get one wrong and you're out.

Happy to do it for bragging rights only, so anyone can join and play for free.  Optional entry fee of $20 for each if you fancy playing for money.

Links to the games are below.  Create an entry for each (you have to create a straight and a spread entry in Pigskin Pickem to play both versions) and then use the search function or the links to find the leagues as follows:

http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/

http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-eliminator-challenge/en/


blondepoker - Straight     http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17206

blondepoker - Spread       http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17208

blondepoker - Eliminator     http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-eliminator-challenge/en/group?groupID=6939


Password is tikay for everything.

In all 3 for the crack - not sure I am going to make a financial investment against Mr End and Mr Consistant though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 05, 2012, 11:05:46 PM
Do lineups for week 1 have to be finalised by tonight or by Sunday kickoff?

Think I'm going to bench Rodgers for one week only!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on September 05, 2012, 11:07:03 PM
Do lineups for week 1 have to be finalised by tonight or by Sunday kickoff?

Think I'm going to bench Rodgers for one week only!

A player gets locked in, if they are in your line up and the game time has started.  Can move ppl that havn't played around until kick off's.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 05, 2012, 11:10:00 PM
Do lineups for week 1 have to be finalised by tonight or by Sunday kickoff?

Think I'm going to bench Rodgers for one week only!

A player gets locked in, if they are in your line up and the game time has started.  Can move ppl that havn't played around until kick off's.

Thanks Dave.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 09, 2012, 06:19:20 PM
[ ] Subbing Rodgers for Cutler seems like a good idea at this time


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 09, 2012, 07:09:24 PM
Spoke too soon :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on September 09, 2012, 08:50:55 PM
[ ] Subbing Rodgers for Cutler seems like a good idea at this time

He should be saved for next week now, give the back up a few snaps I say. ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 10, 2012, 04:54:12 AM
com, mine and Marky/sharplea's game coming down to the battle of the Baltimore Tightends.

2 points in it, they got Steady 'Eddy' Dickson and iv got Dennis Pitta 'bread'

Come on Dennis!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2012, 04:56:22 AM
[ ] Subbing Rodgers for Cutler seems like a good idea at this time

He should be saved for next week now, give the back up a few snaps I say. ;)

I need 3 points from Cincy's D tomorrow!

Losing to a rookie would bee the ultimate humiliation!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 10, 2012, 04:59:01 AM
I need 8 from AJ Green and Baltimore D tomorrow to beat Sheriff.

If i lose i might aswell budd myself.

Bit surprised at how Sheriff misread the Buffalo Running Back depth chart. Spiller got 23.40 points to Fred Jackson's 1.50 and he left Spiller on the bench!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2012, 05:02:08 AM
I am open to trade offers for the gunslinger from Windy City who is going to score a zillion points with Brandon Marshall at WR.

Looking for a solid RB in exchange.

Might consider a WR too.

Serious enquiries only, I don't want Peyton Hillis or Toby Gerhart tyvm.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 10, 2012, 05:02:56 AM
I need 8 from AJ Green and Baltimore D tomorrow to beat Sheriff.

If i lose i might aswell budd myself.

Bit surprised at how Sheriff misread the Buffalo Running Back depth chart. Spiller got 23.40 points to Fred Jackson's 1.50 and he left Spiller on the bench!

Yes, I failed to predict that Jackson would get injured and give Spiller a massive workload.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on September 10, 2012, 01:10:51 PM
[ ] Subbing Rodgers for Cutler seems like a good idea at this time

He should be saved for next week now, give the back up a few snaps I say. ;)

I need 3 points from Cincy's D tomorrow!

Losing to a rookie would bee the ultimate humiliation!



I consider myself humiliated.
Well played.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on September 10, 2012, 02:28:40 PM
com, mine and Marky/sharplea's game coming down to the battle of the Baltimore Tightends.

2 points in it, they got Steady 'Eddy' Dickson and iv got Dennis Pitta 'bread'

Come on Dennis!

Haha you hosed me down the last match, I was up by 50 last time I checked :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 11, 2012, 03:26:54 AM
com, mine and Marky/sharplea's game coming down to the battle of the Baltimore Tightends.

2 points in it, they got Steady 'Eddy' Dickson and iv got Dennis Pitta 'bread'

Come on Dennis!

Haha you hosed me down the last match, I was up by 50 last time I checked :D

DENNNNNNNNNNNIS! :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 11, 2012, 03:43:25 AM
[ ] Subbing Rodgers for Cutler seems like a good idea at this time

He should be saved for next week now, give the back up a few snaps I say. ;)

I need 3 points from Cincy's D tomorrow!

Losing to a rookie would bee the ultimate humiliation!



I consider myself humiliated.
Well played.


FML


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on September 11, 2012, 07:56:07 AM
Congrats Bobby


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on September 11, 2012, 07:57:00 AM
One of the best things i've seen in a while if you like fantasy.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=078gtNawin4


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 12, 2012, 02:56:50 PM
Week 1 Eliminator Update:  As dull as it gets - all 7 entries picked the Texans!

7/7 survive into week 2!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 12, 2012, 03:00:08 PM
Pigskin Pickem Spread Update:

Group Results
RK   ENTRY, OWNER   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   TOTAL   PCT
1   Nakor UK 2 1, Nakor UK 2   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   9   88.5
2   LeKnave, LeKnave   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   8   74.1
2   horneris 1, horneris   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   8   74.1
4   ChipRich20 1, ChipRich20   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   6   33.9
5   Sheriff - Spread, Riffman117   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   20.1
5   tighty9299 1, tighty9299   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   20.1

Good week for 3 entrants!

Conclusion - very glad I didn't bet any lines this week, given that score!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 20, 2012, 06:59:36 PM
Well done on your win this week Sheriff. I cant compete with the likes of MJD, Reggie and Spiller when i have 2 of my star men out in Forte and Nicks.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 20, 2012, 08:42:41 PM
Week 2 Update (got caught out by the Thursday game in week 1!):

Sheriff (1-1) 149.94 - LeKnave (1-1) 108.96 - Somewhat harsh on LeKnave to score over 100pts and still lose heavily.  Spiller and Reggie Bush scored 30pts each and most other players contributed double digits, meaning that the 4th highest score of the week got nothing to show for it.

ChipRich (1-1) 84.44 - Horneris (2-0) 98.94 - Heavy scoring from RG3 helped Horner to a reasonable total but Rich will be kicking himself for selecting Decker ahead of Hakeem Nicks at WR.  The 20pts left on the bench made the difference (although Horner could argue he'd left 11 there at the TE position).  Horner moves to 2-0 and looks to be on course for another strong Fantasy showing.

Linux (0-2) 91.50 - jek187 (1-1) 98.36 - Last year's runner up Linux slips to a surprising 0-2 start after leading from Thursday until late in the MNF game before being hauled in by jek.  Matt Ryan's 19pts were enough to make the difference.

Tighty (1-1) 67.32 - Marky/sharplea (1-1) 81.34 - Comfortable win for the newbie combo after Tighty has a nightmare day from his RBs, WRs and TEs, none of whom score over 3pts.  Cam Newton on Tighty's team is the highest scorer with 25pts, but it's not enough.  It still went down to the wire though, as the result wasn't decided until the MNF game.

Nakor (2-0) 125.14 - bobby1 (1-1) 98.10 - Strong performance from Nakor's team takes him to 2-0 and top of the standings.  Vick, Foster and Cruz all contributed over 20pts giving him a big early lead which was never in danger.  Julio Jones performance was probably the biggest letdown in Phil's team, contributing only 1.5pts to the total.

Camel (1-1) 118.06 - WPIL (0-2) 95.30 - Fantasy newbie Camel gets his first win with a healthy haul of points, despite being affected by Aaron Hernandez's injury.  WPIL didn't help his cause by missing Dustin Keller being ruled out of the game and was also let down by Andre Johnson going AWOL with only a 2pt performance.

So, 2 weeks in and only 2 players with 100% records and a plethora of teams with 0.500 records.

The pick of the matchups in Week 3 looks to be leader Nakor taking on the walking database from across the pond.  Can he maintain his early form or will jek prove that experience counts for everything?  The (notoriously bad) NFL projections have jek as a 4pt favourite, despite projecting that Arian Foster will contribute 36pts to Nakor's team.  We'll see what the weekend brings.

Good luck to everyone, even ChipRich and his transparent attempt to jinx my team with his advanced concession!


NB: I had a fairly good fantasy week overall across my leagues with scores of 149.94, 131.94, 129, 113.04, & 111.74 looking quite impressive.  Unfortunately, the 113.04 score was a absolute disaster (the lowest of the week) in jek's Double Roster league so I ended up with 4 wins and an arse-kicking!  To rub salt into the wounds, jek's team piled on a slightly healthier 202.88 points in his matchup and he's sitting comfortably at 2-0 in 2nd place!  If I'm going to retain my title I'll need to do it via the back door of the play-offs.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 20, 2012, 08:50:59 PM
Pigskin Pickem Update: Week 2:

Spread:

RK   ENTRY, OWNER   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   TOTAL   PCT
1   Nakor UK 2 1, Nakor UK 2   9   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   15   70.3
2   horneris 1, horneris   8   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   13   48.7
2   tighty9299 1, tighty9299   5   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   13   48.7
2   ChipRich20 1, ChipRich20   6   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   13   48.7
5   LeKnave, LeKnave   8   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   12   40.5
5   Sheriff - Spread, Riffman117   5   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   12   40.5

Nakor moves into a 2 game lead while the rest of us concertina on 12-13 points.  At least I'm joined by LeKnave at the bottom of the pile.

Straight:

RK   ENTRY, OWNER   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   TOTAL   PCT
1   Sheriff - Money Line, Riffman117   9   10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   19   86.5
2   Nakor UK 1, Nakor UK   9   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   17   65.5
3   tighty4467 1, tighty4467   8   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   14   45.1

A disappointing 3 entries somewhat devalues the fact that I'm top of this one!


Eliminator Update:

Horneris wins in Week 2 thanks to the Giant's last-gasp comeback against the Bucs.  5 of us got caught out by New England's loss to Arizona and Nakor clearly misjudge how good Oakland were (or how bad Miami were!).

Keep plugging in the entries, and we can treat GW3 as the start of another game!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on September 20, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
I can't seem to get back into the eliminator.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 20, 2012, 10:12:59 PM
I can't seem to get back into the eliminator.

Works for me so not sure why this would be.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 20, 2012, 11:54:06 PM
Nice update Sheriff, thanks.

Pretty pathetic defeatist attitude from ChipRich, I thought he was a better competitor than that.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 21, 2012, 12:11:03 AM

Good luck to everyone, even ChipRich and his transparent attempt to jinx my team with his advanced concession!


hahaha, so true.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 21, 2012, 05:22:36 PM
Bokking did not work, even your D got 16 points to start you off.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 24, 2012, 09:58:32 PM
If I get the points to beat you tonight Tightend, you may have to change your blonde username.

TE   
D. Rosario TE - SD
   ATL   
Loss, 3-27
   1 Fum 0.00 Yards   -2.00
TE   
C. Fleener TE - IND 
   JAC   
Loss, 17-22
   0.00 Yards                  0.00


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on September 24, 2012, 10:01:57 PM
If I get the points to beat you tonight Tightend, you may have to change your blonde username.

TE   
D. Rosario TE - SD
   ATL   
Loss, 3-27
   1 Fum 0.00 Yards   -2.00
TE   
C. Fleener TE - IND 
   JAC   
Loss, 17-22
   0.00 Yards                  0.00

lol

I had all world days from Jamaal Charles and Andre Brown at RB and the square root of nothing from WR x 2 and TE x 2

Can't get the whole line up firing so far.

You should beat me looking at who you have left to play tonight


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 26, 2012, 08:55:41 AM
I would like to launch an official complaint about player "Jek" manager of team "Siberian Alcoholics".

He offered me the worst trade I have ever been offered in any fantasy league. Heath Miller (pick 153 in the draft) for Jeremy Maclin (pick 68). I am aware that tightends hold extra value in this league but this is a below average tightend coming off a career week, playing way above his station for Philadelphia's star wideout, who has some non-serious injury issues but in the one week he did play in full secured 96 yards and a td. And as well all know, if Philly click on offense there is no roof to his upside with Vick at centre.

Trade rape isn't a crime, you can just say no, but it his reply to me when I said no and asked if he was talking the piss that I have a problem with and I wouldn't like to see other forum members be hoodwinked by this menace.

Jek "Didn't think I was taking the piss. I figured you could use an upgrade over Witten, and Maclin is just a reserve for you, so it seemed to me that the deal made sense. In terms of total value, Heath is even worth a hair more than Maclin imo. But to each their own, I'll leave you out of future offers so as to avoid offending you in the future."

I was amazed he claimed Heath Miller was an upgrade over Jason Witten. Witten is coming into full health now after a spleen injury and it is only a matter of time till he starts firing again (he dropped a simple 40 yard td after running a beautiful route on Sunday). So i replied offering him a small wager, $50 or $100 Witten vs Miller fantasy points from this point onwards.

The reason that Jek claimed I had to make the trade was that Miller was an upgrade on Witten and on that statement alone I wanted to make a wager which I was certain he would have to accept after what he said, surely?

Yet, the man replied with a different bet referring to Miller and the other Tightends against Maclin and the other receivers (which I'm sure gave him an edge) thereby completely ignoring/backing down on his outlandish claims.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on September 26, 2012, 09:09:36 AM
Is this serious?

Don't see anything wrong with the offer. You know he's going to be trying to maximise the timing and value of the trade, and thats fair enough. You'll say no, he moves on

I have a similar offer from him that I might well accept. Not because I don't think he is getting a little bit the better side of it but because my TE position is such a mess/big drawback, so I can take a bit of negative up front for the prospect of better performance from TE than I currently get (my mistake, I missed the draft and underestimated the importance of 2xTE in team selection)





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 26, 2012, 02:35:38 PM
I would like to launch an official complaint about player "Jek" manager of team "Siberian Alcoholics".

He offered me the worst trade I have ever been offered in any fantasy league. Heath Miller (pick 153 in the draft) for Jeremy Maclin (pick 68). I am aware that tightends hold extra value in this league but this is a below average tightend coming off a career week, playing way above his station for Philadelphia's star wideout, who has some non-serious injury issues but in the one week he did play in full secured 96 yards and a td. And as well all know, if Philly click on offense there is no roof to his upside with Vick at centre.

Trade rape isn't a crime, you can just say no, but it his reply to me when I said no and asked if he was talking the piss that I have a problem with and I wouldn't like to see other forum members be hoodwinked by this menace.

Jek "Didn't think I was taking the piss. I figured you could use an upgrade over Witten, and Maclin is just a reserve for you, so it seemed to me that the deal made sense. In terms of total value, Heath is even worth a hair more than Maclin imo. But to each their own, I'll leave you out of future offers so as to avoid offending you in the future."

I was amazed he claimed Heath Miller was an upgrade over Jason Witten. Witten is coming into full health now after a spleen injury and it is only a matter of time till he starts firing again (he dropped a simple 40 yard td after running a beautiful route on Sunday). So i replied offering him a small wager, $50 or $100 Witten vs Miller fantasy points from this point onwards.

The reason that Jek claimed I had to make the trade was that Miller was an upgrade on Witten and on that statement alone I wanted to make a wager which I was certain he would have to accept after what he said, surely?

Yet, the man replied with a different bet referring to Miller and the other Tightends against Maclin and the other receivers (which I'm sure gave him an edge) thereby completely ignoring/backing down on his outlandish claims.

I guessing there's a massive element of 'tongue-in-cheek' with the above, given that you were offered a trade and said 'no'.  Trying to screw the best bargain possible is a fundamental part of the game.

Besides, on current form, I'd debate the value of any player who is relying on catching passes from Michael Vick.  He's throwing more to the opposition than his own team at the moment!

As for the wager, he'll drive a similarly hard bargain, but that's beyond my remit anyway.  I'll simply resort to  ;popcorn; on that one!

I do love the quote "Trade rape isn't a crime, you can just say no" though.  I may have to steal that for future use!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 26, 2012, 04:36:04 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plD_sEg2zQk




Btw, if any of you have not seen 'The League' yet, you need to watch it asap.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 26, 2012, 08:01:12 PM
Shocking trade Tighty mate.

 ;dingdell;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on September 26, 2012, 08:04:56 PM
Brents raging at jek


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 26, 2012, 08:06:36 PM
Can see why it appeals more to you Tighty as you have Rosario and Fleener, not Finley, Witten and Chandler

but Miller is on bye week, why didn't you just wait till next week!!!

fwiw guys my problem with Jek was less about the trade offer and more about the fact that he claimed Miller was an upgrade to Witten then backed down when offered a wager, therefore he was comprehensively lying to someone he thought knew little about the sport.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 26, 2012, 08:11:20 PM
Someone has got to want Jay Cutler.

Surely?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on September 26, 2012, 10:27:29 PM
He offered me the worst trade I have ever been offered in any fantasy league. Heath Miller (pick 153 in the draft) for Jeremy Maclin (pick 68).

Hey, it's not my fault you overdrafted WRs and underdrafted TEs.

I am aware that tightends hold extra value in this league but this is a below average tightend

We currently roster 31 TEs in our league. Do you want to make a bet about if Miller will finish in the top 15? No? That's what I thought.

Trade rape isn't a crime, you can just say no, but it his reply to me when I said no and asked if he was talking the piss that I have a problem with and I wouldn't like to see other forum members be hoodwinked by this menace.

Jek "Didn't think I was taking the piss. I figured you could use an upgrade over Witten, and Maclin is just a reserve for you, so it seemed to me that the deal made sense. In terms of total value, Heath is even worth a hair more than Maclin imo. But to each their own, I'll leave you out of future offers so as to avoid offending you in the future."

Funny thing here from someone so obsessed with calling someone else a liar, how you distorted the actual chain of events. I send you the (very reasonable) Miller for Maclin offer, and you counter with Ogletree, Schaub, Donald Brown, and Matt Bryant (yes, a kicker) for Matt Ryan, Jimmy Graham, Miles Austin, and DeMarco Murray. In the comments for the trade rejection, I put something along the lines of "I don't understand this offer". To which you replied "The point is that if you take the piss, I take the piss." This is a little different chain of events than what you described.

I was amazed he claimed Heath Miller was an upgrade over Jason Witten. Witten is coming into full health now after a spleen injury and it is only a matter of time till he starts firing again (he dropped a simple 40 yard td after running a beautiful route on Sunday). So i replied offering him a small wager, $50 or $100 Witten vs Miller fantasy points from this point onwards.

The reason that Jek claimed I had to make the trade was that Miller was an upgrade on Witten and on that statement alone I wanted to make a wager which I was certain he would have to accept after what he said, surely?

If we're going to make every statement made as a betting point, then let's do it. Witten vs. Miller, Miller vs. TE15, and to prove that not only was my initial offer not the "worst offer he ever received in any fantasy league" but actually a sensible one, I'd like to repropose my other betting offer, that we compare Maclin to WR30 (the number of starting WRs in our league (24 + 6 flex)) and Miller to TE24 (the number of starting TEs in our league) and show that Miller is actually more valuable than Maclin.

Quote
fwiw guys my problem with Jek was less about the trade offer and more about the fact that he claimed Miller was an upgrade to Witten then backed down when offered a wager, therefore he was comprehensively lying to someone he thought knew little about the sport.

Oh ffs, you call my offer to you the "worst offer you've ever received in any fantasy league" and are obviously incensed by it, so you do the childish thing and counter my reasonable offer with a total pile of crap. And you say I backed down from the bet when I merely said I preferred the other one I outlined. It seems to me the trade is what really upset you, but you have become convinced it was a pretty solid offer, so now have to hang your hat on the Witten/Miller comment. And you have the audacity to say I'm "comprehensively lying".

If you want to put your money where your mouth is, let's do this.
1) Miller vs. Witten for weeks 4-16 for $100.
2) Miller vs. TE15 for $100.
3) Miller compared to TE24 vs. Maclin compared to WR30. I'm willing to bet any amount you want here. I figure since that was the "worst trade you've ever received" that you'd be happy to lay odds here that Miller isn't more valuable than Maclin. I'm not even going to ask for that. But if you want to put $10k on this to really put a '!' on your point, then I'll be happy to entertain that.
4) Any chance we get you to bet on that clunker you proposed to me? Yeah, didn't think so.

All bets escrowed and arbitrated by Fatman, assuming he agrees to do it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on September 26, 2012, 10:37:32 PM
He offered me the worst trade I have ever been offered in any fantasy league. Heath Miller (pick 153 in the draft) for Jeremy Maclin (pick 68).

Hey, it's not my fault you overdrafted WRs and underdrafted TEs.

he drafted finley, witten and chandler...




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on September 26, 2012, 10:45:46 PM
He offered me the worst trade I have ever been offered in any fantasy league. Heath Miller (pick 153 in the draft) for Jeremy Maclin (pick 68).

Hey, it's not my fault you overdrafted WRs and underdrafted TEs.

he drafted finley, witten and chandler...

Fair enough. Consider my corrected post to read:

"Hey, it's not my fault the league overdrafted WRs and underdrafted TEs and you mistakenly used that as an accurate gauge of value."


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on September 26, 2012, 10:47:14 PM
I haven't got a danny what's going on, but I would just like to know who is Ruxin  and who is Kevin in this little exchange?

 :P


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 26, 2012, 10:54:56 PM
wow, Jek really seems like a slimeball with his latest post. Offering out $10,000 cock-waving wagers.

Still won't take the $100 Witten v Miller bet after claiming Miller was an upgrade I see. What a surprise.

We had a nice friendly league last season were everyone had fun with each other and no one tried to take advantage of anyone. Whereas I see Jek has put a severe dent in poor Tightends chances this season with the trade today.

I will be rooting for his opponent every single week from here on out in the hopes that good, honest, friendly forum people overcome evil hustlers.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on September 26, 2012, 11:15:21 PM
wow, Jek really seems like a slimeball with his latest post. Offering out $10,000 cock-waving wagers.

Still won't take the $100 Witten v Miller bet after claiming Miller was an upgrade I see. What a surprise.

We had a nice friendly league last season were everyone had fun with each other and no one tried to take advantage of anyone. Whereas I see Jek has put a severe dent in poor Tightends chances this season with the trade today.

I will be rooting for his opponent every single week from here on out in the hopes that good, honest, friendly forum people overcome evil hustlers.

I was all set to tear this post of bollocks apart, when it finally hit me what I was dealing with here. I hate being out leveled, so well done sir, well done.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on September 26, 2012, 11:20:46 PM
wow, Jek really seems like a slimeball with his latest post. Offering out $10,000 cock-waving wagers.

Still won't take the $100 Witten v Miller bet after claiming Miller was an upgrade I see. What a surprise.

We had a nice friendly league last season were everyone had fun with each other and no one tried to take advantage of anyone. Whereas I see Jek has put a severe dent in poor Tightends chances this season with the trade today.

I will be rooting for his opponent every single week from here on out in the hopes that good, honest, friendly forum people overcome evil hustlers.

I was all set to tear this post of bollocks apart, when it finally hit me what I was dealing with here. I hate being out leveled, so well done sir, well done.

rofl


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on September 27, 2012, 08:06:06 AM
I haven't got a danny what's going on, but I would just like to know who is Ruxin  and who is Kevin in this little exchange?

 :P

I'm Ruxin, finalist last year. Hollo this year


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Simon Galloway on September 27, 2012, 09:37:25 AM
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Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 27, 2012, 11:28:09 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430396_10100116259751779_2044110221_n.jpg)

That is simply fantastic!

 ;tightend; ;tightend; ;tightend; ;tightend; ;tightend; ;tightend;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on September 27, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
Thanks for promptly accepting our trade Sheriff


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 27, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
Thanks for promptly accepting our trade Sheriff

yeah, ty Sheriff. Big 3 way trade. Prob got worst of it on all fronts, Cj2k has really fked me. Just hope Mendanhall can be what he used to be. gombol gombol.

Least i got Calvinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 28, 2012, 12:02:39 AM
Thanks for promptly accepting our trade Sheriff

yeah, ty Sheriff. Big 3 way trade. Prob got worst of it on all fronts, Cj2k has really fked me. Just hope Mendanhall can be what he used to be. gombol gombol.

Least i got Calvinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

No problems - that was the point of switching to the Commish veto option, so that these things could be sped up.

Just so everyone is aware, I've agreed a trade with jek.  As this involves myself, I'm not going to clear it for 24 hours so that everyone has a chance to review it and raise any issues.  I'll adopt this policy with regard to any trades that I'm involved with so that things are kept transparent.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 28, 2012, 12:03:37 AM
The trade is Pettigrew for Stevie Johnson, by the way.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 28, 2012, 01:04:13 AM
Week 3 Update:

Sheriff (2-1) 135.00 - ChipRich (1-2) 79.70 - Rich's shameful attempt at bokking well and truly failed after another heavy scoring week for myself, with double digit contributions from 8 out of 10 of my team.  However, the win came at a cost, with Spiller and Reggie Bush both leaving their games early with injuries which puts doubt into their Week 4 participation.  The big difference was at RB, but also in the relative scoring of the DEF and K's.

LeKnave (2-1) 104.62 - linux (0-3) 93.22 - Linux's nightmare start continues after a tight match against LeKnave results in a 3rd loss.  This game was projected to flip in linux's favour on Monday night, but Jordy Nelson and the Packers DEF failed to pick up enough points in a low scoring (and ever so slightly controversial) MNF game.  Ray Rice and Dave's 2 TE's stood out and made Philip River's poor haul of 3 points irrelevant to the result.

Horneris (2-1) 94.24 - Tighty (2-1) 95.78 - Another game where the projected flip during MNF failed to materialise, allowing Tighty to sneak to a win by less than 2 points.  Horner's frustration at failing to see Jennings and Finlay score 10 points between them no doubt paled into insignificance compared to the apparent injustice of seeing a bet on the Packers fall to the final act from the replacement refs!  Who needs depth in the team when your RBs can score 60pts for you.  Take a bow Jamaal Charles and Andre Brown!  However, it's also noteworthy that TightEnd's Tight Ends combined to score a truly awful -2 points!

jek187 (1-2) 105.80 - Nakor (3-0) 106.18 - I tipped this as my game of the week and it proved to be the case.  Both teams topped 100 points, but Nakor squeaked another win by 0.38 points!  (I think the gap has narrowed since Tuesday so was presumably affected by a stat adjustment).  Nakor moves to 3-0 and now has the only 100% record.  Both teams left points on the bench but the Nakor's two biggest contributors were his kicker, Tynes, and the stingy Bears DEF, which highlights the fact that these often overlooked positions can sometimes have a big impact!

Marky147/sharplea (1-2) 56.32 - Camel (2-1) 92.42 - The battle of the newbie managers sees Camel run out to a comfortable win in a low scoring match up.  It's fair to say that the combo team had 'one of those weeks' when pretty much the entire roster fails to deliver.  Despite having the likes of Romo, Gronk and Fitz in the line up, the starting line up managed to be outscored by the bench!  Camel's score would only have beaten 3 other teams this week, but that doesn't matter if you're lucky enough to be facing the worst team (thus demonstrating that he can transfer his game-selection skills from the poker table!)

bobby1 (2-1) 110.80 - WPIL (0-3) 64.82 - WPIL is clearly the current opponent of choice as, not being content with having an inactive player in the team last week, he managed to get 2 inactives (Stewart and Keller) in the starting line up this week.  His team clearly needs some TLC from the manager!  Phil's team put a very nice week together and the lack of contribution from Stephen Hill (and 25pts on the bench from Torrey Smith) didn't matter thanks to the kindness of his opponent!

So Nakor leads the way into week 4, and deserves congratulations for being the last unbeaten team.  However, he faces a week 4 opponent in LeKnave who has outscored him overall in the 3 weeks to date (only just, but it's a good stat to use for the game of the week!)  We also have a repeat of last season's inaugural blonde Bowl, with linux hoping to finally get off the mark.  The key for the game may well be Sheriff's Stars ability to put out a healthy team.  Those injuries are really starting to pile up!

We've also started to see the first bout of trading activity, as managers try to find ways to improve things within their squads, and it should prove to be another fun week of smashmouth action.  Giants @ Eagles the obvious highlight for me!  Let's see if Vick can find some of his own players this week so that I can avoid the chants of Big Blue next week from a certain person!

Good luck all!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 28, 2012, 01:47:30 AM
Week 3 Update:

Sheriff (2-1) 135.00 - ChipRich (1-2) 79.70 - Rich's shameful attempt at bokking well and truly failed

hahaha


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2012, 02:40:32 AM
Projection says I'm going to lose 150 - 75 to Horneris

FMEL


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 28, 2012, 03:06:45 AM
Projection says I'm going to lose 150 - 75 to Horneris

FMEL

Trent tho


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2012, 03:11:35 AM
Projection says I'm going to lose 150 - 75 to Horneris

FMEL

Trent tho

140 - 90 now.

At this rate I might only lose by 35 points.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2012, 03:17:15 AM
I do think Defenses add too much to the overall scoring

Much more random than the other positions.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on September 28, 2012, 03:55:11 AM
I do think Defenses add too much to the overall scoring

Much more random than the other positions.

ha, right on cue.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on September 28, 2012, 06:04:44 AM
Sheriff, if you wouldn't mind reversing mine and rich's trade theres a drink in it for you.  I made the trade on the premise that my new acquisition wouldn't get bagelled in his debut.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on September 28, 2012, 09:12:51 AM
Sheriff, if you wouldn't mind reversing mine and rich's trade theres a drink in it for you.  I made the trade on the premise that my new acquisition wouldn't get bagelled in his debut.

 ;sleep;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 30, 2012, 07:39:11 PM
Scott Chandler has 18.2 first half points

Horneris must be chuffed he's on his team.

Not so chuffed he left him on the bench today though.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on September 30, 2012, 07:50:09 PM
Greg the Leg......58 and 60 yard field goals for the Rams

Not on my bench, either

going to be a fantasy league kicker for 10 years Mr Zuerlein

(not that it matters!)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on September 30, 2012, 07:54:47 PM
Greg the Leg......58 and 60 yard field goals for the Rams

Not on my bench, either

going to be a fantasy league kicker for 10 years Mr Zuerlein

(not that it matters!)

It's early days, but pretty amazing he lasted until the 6th round of the draft.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 01, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
Looks like I'll have to sweat the stat adjustments this week as I'm currently being shown as 0.84 points ahead of linux in our matchup!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 01, 2012, 07:06:58 AM
Looks like I'll have to sweat the stat adjustments this week as I'm currently being shown as 0.84 points ahead of linux in our matchup!

loool, also hoping for some stat adjustments in another league. Currently losing by 0.04! Scored 103.92, him 103.96. Was winning until Bradshaw got 2 yards near the end just before the FG miss.



gg Tighty, thought you were gna win this 1 after your Andre Roberts miracle and kicker heroics with Bradshaw and Bennett to come but it wasnt to be, weeeeeeeee.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on October 01, 2012, 09:25:43 AM
lol well done

I thought I had a right spot in Andre Roberts, then that Philly D did a superb job and what looked like a sure thing fell on the NYG running backs and Martellus getting 2 points combined

grrrrrr


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on October 01, 2012, 12:29:04 PM
Looks like I'll have to sweat the stat adjustments this week as I'm currently being shown as 0.84 points ahead of linux in our matchup!

Don't worry Sheriff, i don't run that good.

Congrats


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 05, 2012, 01:32:37 AM
Greg the Leg......58 and 60 yard field goals for the Rams

Not on my bench, either

going to be a fantasy league kicker for 10 years Mr Zuerlein

(not that it matters!)

I'm loving the nickname Legatron too Rich


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 06, 2012, 11:07:14 AM
Bit late in the day but here's the Week 4 Update:

Sheriff (3-1) 84.10 - Linux (0-4) 83.26 - In a high scoring week, Sheriff's score of 84.10 (the 3rd lowest in the week) was enough to squeak by luckless Linux, who is still searching for his first win, and it was pretty much all down to Tom Brady, who's 32 point haul was the only double digit score on Sheriff's team.  Linux had big contributions from the WR position, and could have sneaked a few more points into the total by picking Dalton ahead of Eli (as could I by getting the Bills' RB lottery correct and somehow predicting that Joel Dreesen >> Vernon Davis this week!) but otherwise suffered from a similarly mediocre haul from the remainder of the roster.  Thankfully, Sheriff's powers of run-good were enough to sneak a fortunate win.

Tighty (2-2) 107.10 - ChipRich (2-2) 115.72 - In contrast to the above, Tighty's team managed to be the only team in the week to pull in a 100+ point haul and lose, to ChipRich.  To add insult to injury, the result was largely down to a bizarre combo of events from two of his beloved Cowboy's divisional rivals, the Giants and the Eagles.  The Eagles DEF managed to largely snuff out the two Giant's RBs that Tighty played, and restrict Martellus Bennet to 2 rec yds, yet only managed to contribute 3 points to his score due to a lack of turnovers in the game.  Consequently, the Birds won't be shooting up his popularity rankings anytime soon.  Rich's team were led home by Peyton Manning's 25 points and the shocking display from Chris Johnson, who conned owners everywhere (myself included in another league) into believing that he might be remotely competent for the rest of the season.  Cue the next few weeks of him being started and returning to his previous form of averaging 15 rushing yards per game.

Nakor (4-0) 143.84 - LeKnave (2-2) 81.66 - There's no stopping Nakor at the moment, and to emphasise the point he opens a 60+ pts can of whoopass winning margin on LeKnave to move out to 4-0 in the league.  There were a lot of big name players in this match up, and most pulled in a reasonable haul of points.  The key difference came at the lesser positions where the TE's, K and DEF combined scores ran out 47.50 - 12.70.  LeKnave will be considering the wisdom of his trade for Dennis Pitta, who produced a goose egg in his debut for the team and got the week off to the worst possible start, but in the end there was little he could do to stop the freight train of Nakor's team.  I doubt it's very often that a team boasting Rice, Peterson, Harvin and Welker will be on the end of such a convincing defeat.

Camel (2-2) 97.16 - Horneris (3-1) 123.02 - Brent scores a convincing win to move to 3-1 against The Camel, who suffered badly from bye weeks at the WR spot.  He did leave points on the bench with Davone Bess, but nothing would have changed the overall result.  Horner's team were led by RG3, AJ Green and a return to form for Jason Witten and could have ended up with a monster score with different selections at TE2 and Flex.  In the end it didn't matter and he moves ominously into 2nd spot in the rankings.

WPIL (1-3) 113.86 - jek187 (1-3) 97.16 - A no-contest in the Comedy result of the week battle as WPIL's apparently abandoned team score a convincing win over jek's micro-analysed team, despite continuing to play an inactive Dustin Keller for the 3rd week in a row.  Most of the damage was done by only 3 players on the team, as Stafford, Roddy White and the 49ers DEF contributed 76pts of the total, with all the others bringing <10pt scores.  By comparison, jek's team were let down by generally sub-par scores, particularly from the big name TE's and the RB department.  WPIL would no doubt have been celebrating this result long into the week but the chances are he's still not even aware of it!

bobby1 (3-1) 121.24 - Marky147/sharplea (1-3) 95.18 - Another solid win for Phil's team, who moves to 3-1 thanks to 20+ point hauls from Brees, Lynch and the Texans' DEF.  Taco-style had a better scoring week overall, but can surely have expected more than 6pts from QB Romo (NB: easy opportunity for Sheriff to take a cheap shot at Dallas!)  Chances are, the shortfall going into Monday was always too much to ask, but they would have least expected to be coming away with a 100pt week as consolation.  It's proving to be a tough baptism for the newbie combo, which they perhaps expected, but let's see if they can turn things around in the next few weeks.

4 weeks in and there's a symmetry to the league with 1x4-0 team, 1x0-4 team, 3x3-1 teams, 3x1-3 teams and everyone else sitting at 2-2.  Still wide open, and with the target for post-season action being 6th place, there's plenty of time for everyone to get into contention.  We've had the Thursday night game already, so week 5 games are already underway.  Tighty leads the way so far with 11.20 points vs Sheriff but has used 2 team members to get there (including Legatron!).  Elsewhere, there's a top vs bottom fixture between Nakor and Linux and an intriguing matchup between 2 teams at 3-1 with Horner vs bobby1.

Here's to another great weekend of NFL action!
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Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 06, 2012, 06:11:26 PM
I'm not being facetious here Sheriff but is there a player missing from that trade listed as accepted?

Antonio Brown for D Jax and Miles Austin?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 06, 2012, 08:08:38 PM
I'm not being facetious here Sheriff but is there a player missing from that trade listed as accepted?

Antonio Brown for D Jax and Miles Austin?

No, the details are correct.  

However, I did put the 24hour rule in place for my own trades to allow for scrutiny, given that I've set myself up to fast-track the trade process, so will assume that your email is such a query.  Even if not intended to be as such I'd rather have my trades subject to scrutiny than cause any suspicion among the managers.

As per my post (link below) further up the thread the basic rule to be applied in these circumstances is for the managers concerned to give a justification of the deal from their perspective, so I'll set out mine below and ask jek to do the same.  Normally I'd get the two managers involved to do this via PM for me to adjudicate, but obviously can't do that here.

To give the background, that's the trade that was offered to me.  First reaction was surprise & that it looked too good to be true, which immediately led to suspicion as jek is normally a sod to try and agree a trade with and has access to much better and more timely information, so I parked it for a few hours and trawled the internet for news of injuries to one or both players.  I couldn't find any, but haven't ruled out the fact that he might know something I don't.

However, from my perspective, I think there's too much upside to turn down.  Brown is undoubtedly the safer WR to have of the three and is now through his bye week (DJax is a feast or famine type player, and subject to bouts of petulance, Austin is a permanent injury risk) but I can't turn this down as offered.

Can't speak for jek's thinking on this, so will ask him to post on the thread.  It'll then be open to all the managers to give their thoughts ahead of 1pm tomorrow.  If it goes through, it will need to be processed before the games kick off, but is now officially 'under review' until that time.

Edit: Link to earlier post http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=54617.msg1625851#msg1625851


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on October 06, 2012, 08:30:16 PM
As many GMs can probably attest, I've been shopping 2 WRs for 1 for a couple weeks now. I guess Sheriff was finally the one who found an offer to his liking. Fwiw, I have Brown as WR9 going forward, Austin as WR17, and DeSean as WR29. This trade was the 8th of these I'd proposed this week, so quite a few others had a shot at this type of deal. I can get into the 'why' of my rankings if it would assuage any concerns.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 07, 2012, 01:20:35 PM
I've heard nothing further on this (and it seems from jek's post that I wasn't the only one to receive a similar offer) so I'll be putting this trade through within the next hour.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 07, 2012, 01:33:07 PM
I've heard nothing further on this (and it seems from jek's post that I wasn't the only one to receive a similar offer) so I'll be putting this trade through within the next hour.

I think you have a steal there mate, I can see why Brown would be wanted given he is thru the bye and has good match ups later in the season and it could be argued that the two wr you are getting are playing for QB that have had iffy starts.

Gl mate
 


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 11, 2012, 07:04:58 PM
Damn you all for getting me hooked on this.

I'm now playing some random non-prize leagues run by the site and still drafting. Somehow managed to pull one out of my ass and get this starting line-up for my newest league:

QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Stevan Ridley
RB: Alfred Morris
WR: Brian Hartline
WR: AJ Green
TE: Tony Gonzalez
R/W: C.J. Spiller
K: Greg Zuerlein
DEF: Cardinals

BN: Andy Dalton
BN: Rashard Mendenhall
BN: Marques Colston (bye)
BN: Michael Crabtree
BN: Owen Daniels
BN: Bears (bye)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
More by luck than judgement, I'm suddenly loving my team.

If Aaron Hernandez hurries back from injury that is.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on October 11, 2012, 08:13:19 PM
The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 08:14:30 PM
The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.

giq son


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 08:18:43 PM
Anyone want to lay me a friendly 10/1 about winning this?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 08:25:01 PM
Can't lay you 10s.

What price can i get on me vs you tho? Want some interest as only in for $20 in this

Baring in mind i have, Bobby1, Jek, Jones and Nakor in the next 5 weeks and im 2-3 and your 3-2 too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
Can't lay you 10s.

What price can i get on me vs you tho? Want some interest as only in for $20 in this

Baring in mind i have, Bobby1, Jek, Jones and Nakor in the next 5 weeks and im 2-3 and your 3-2 too.

What do you want, who goes furthest in the playoffs, or who finishes with the better reg season record?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 08:40:51 PM
errr, we come top 6, whoever goes furthest. If we're both in bottom 6 whoever goes furthest in consolation playoffs. If 1 is in top 6 and 1 in bottom 6 then obviously top 6 guy wins.

Also comes down to H2H if we have same record too, which you win cos played you this week and dont play you again.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 08:52:17 PM
errr, we come top 6, whoever goes furthest. If we're both in bottom 6 whoever goes furthest in consolation playoffs. If 1 is in top 6 and 1 in bottom 6 then obviously top 6 guy wins.

Also comes down to H2H if we have same record too, which you win cos played you this week and dont play you again.

Didn't realise there were consolation play offs.

I'll lay you 5/4 on your terms.

7/4 on regular season record



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on October 11, 2012, 09:11:44 PM
The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.

giq son

Says the man who just tweeted about having his own beer bong table . . . nice life ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 09:27:27 PM
errr, we come top 6, whoever goes furthest. If we're both in bottom 6 whoever goes furthest in consolation playoffs. If 1 is in top 6 and 1 in bottom 6 then obviously top 6 guy wins.

Also comes down to H2H if we have same record too, which you win cos played you this week and dont play you again.

Didn't realise there were consolation play offs.

I'll lay you 5/4 on your terms.

7/4 on regular season record



Gimme 6/4 and il have $80 on.


The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.

giq son

Says the man who just tweeted about having his own beer bong table . . . nice life ;)

haha yeh, currently 2-2. Long night in store...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 09:35:52 PM
errr, we come top 6, whoever goes furthest. If we're both in bottom 6 whoever goes furthest in consolation playoffs. If 1 is in top 6 and 1 in bottom 6 then obviously top 6 guy wins.

Also comes down to H2H if we have same record too, which you win cos played you this week and dont play you again.

Didn't realise there were consolation play offs.

I'll lay you 5/4 on your terms.

7/4 on regular season record



Gimme 6/4 and il have $80 on.


The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.

giq son

Says the man who just tweeted about having his own beer bong table . . . nice life ;)

haha yeh, currently 2-2. Long night in store...

Ok booked.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 09:45:25 PM
errr, we come top 6, whoever goes furthest. If we're both in bottom 6 whoever goes furthest in consolation playoffs. If 1 is in top 6 and 1 in bottom 6 then obviously top 6 guy wins.

Also comes down to H2H if we have same record too, which you win cos played you this week and dont play you again.

Didn't realise there were consolation play offs.

I'll lay you 5/4 on your terms.

7/4 on regular season record



Gimme 6/4 and il have $80 on.


The next 4/5 weeks are going to be awful. I need a number of miracles to keep the dream alive.

giq son

Says the man who just tweeted about having his own beer bong table . . . nice life ;)

haha yeh, currently 2-2. Long night in store...

Ok booked.

cool, booked.

Come on team!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:04:11 PM
Damn you all for getting me hooked on this.

I'm now playing some random non-prize leagues run by the site and still drafting. Somehow managed to pull one out of my ass and get this starting line-up for my newest league:

QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Stevan Ridley
RB: Alfred Morris
WR: Brian Hartline
WR: AJ Green
TE: Tony Gonzalez
R/W: C.J. Spiller
K: Greg Zuerlein
DEF: Cardinals

BN: Andy Dalton
BN: Rashard Mendenhall
BN: Marques Colston (bye)
BN: Michael Crabtree
BN: Owen Daniels
BN: Bears (bye)

Mwuahahahah, another one catches the bug!

I'm in a 12 team league, standard rosters with a flex, with the folllowing roster (pretty much all from the draft) which I love:

QB: RG3, Flacco
RB: Foster, Peterson, Ben Tate, Gerhart, Draughn
WR: Harvin, Antonio Brown, Denarius Moore, Bess
TE: Graham, Celek
K: Zuerlein
DEF: Dolphins

I'm sooooooo tilted at being 3-2 after losing in the last two weeks!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:26:14 PM
Sheriff,

I'm speaking on the part of the players.

I know its been discussed above that ''you can just say no''

but some people arnt that clued in to how to properly do so.

TRADE RAPE IS NOT OK.

Marky just gave me a call on skype, the poor guy was almost in tears because you offered him joel dreesen for rob gronkowski.

This really needs to be stopped asap.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 10:27:53 PM
.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plD_sEg2zQk


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:38:40 PM
Sheriff,

I'm speaking on the part of the players.

I know its been discussed above that ''you can just say no''

but some people arnt that clued in to how to properly do so.

TRADE RAPE IS NOT OK.

Marky just gave me a call on skype, the poor guy was almost in tears because you offered him joel dreesen for rob gronkowski.

This really needs to be stopped asap.



I guess he forgot to mention the immense upgrade at RB he'd get in that deal too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:40:32 PM
Sheriff,

I'm speaking on the part of the players.

I know its been discussed above that ''you can just say no''

but some people arnt that clued in to how to properly do so.

TRADE RAPE IS NOT OK.

Marky just gave me a call on skype, the poor guy was almost in tears because you offered him joel dreesen for rob gronkowski.

This really needs to be stopped asap.



I guess he forgot to mention the immense upgrade at RB he'd get in that deal too.

how many points per week are we describing as ''immense''? ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
More than he'll get at the moment.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:44:20 PM
More than he'll get at the moment.

but is the loss of gronk to dreesen gonna cover it?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:44:45 PM
.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plD_sEg2zQk

The League is immense!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 10:45:19 PM
.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plD_sEg2zQk

The League is immense!

haha, yes class. New Series out 2nite!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:45:28 PM
The League is immense!

its back 2nite! BOOOOOOOOOOOM

cant argue with you on that one!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:46:51 PM
More than he'll get at the moment.

but is the loss of gronk to dreesen gonna cover it?

He can always 'just say no' if he doesn't think so.

By the way, what's your agent fee?  I like your style in looking out for your clients.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 10:47:36 PM
More than he'll get at the moment.

but is the loss of gronk to dreesen gonna cover it?

He can always 'just say no' if he doesn't think so.

By the way, what's your agent fee?  I like your style in looking out for your clients.

hahahaha, he takes 30%


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 10:48:06 PM
The League is immense!

its back 2nite! BOOOOOOOOOOOM

cant argue with you on that one!

Perhaps we should try and get a Shiva for Season 3's champion.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:48:30 PM
More than he'll get at the moment.

but is the loss of gronk to dreesen gonna cover it?

He can always 'just say no' if he doesn't think so.

By the way, what's your agent fee?  I like your style in looking out for your clients.

AND HOW HE WILL


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 11, 2012, 10:49:09 PM
The League is immense!

its back 2nite! BOOOOOOOOOOOM

cant argue with you on that one!

Perhaps we should try and get a Shiva for Season 3's champion.

absolutely. We got some trophy for our most prestigous league. So crucial. Shame iv lost in the final 2 years running!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 11, 2012, 10:51:03 PM
The League is immense!

its back 2nite! BOOOOOOOOOOOM

cant argue with you on that one!

Perhaps we should try and get a Shiva for Season 3's champion.

booked.

do you and your're buddies fancy a couple of scoops before nfl wembley this year?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 11, 2012, 10:52:49 PM
FML

Just looking back at the past games.

They adjusted the scores in week1. If I hadn't benched Rodgers for Cutler I would have beaten Nakor and I'd be 4-1 (and he wouldn't be perfect)

FML


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2012, 11:23:00 PM
The League is immense!

its back 2nite! BOOOOOOOOOOOM

cant argue with you on that one!

Perhaps we should try and get a Shiva for Season 3's champion.

booked.

do you and your're buddies fancy a couple of scoops before nfl wembley this year?

I'll let you know - the hardest part might be getting them all in one place at a sensible time.  We're travelling from Leeds, Manchester, Leighton Buzzard + 1 unknown so far, but if I can find a way then I'll find a way!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 12, 2012, 01:00:00 AM
Speaking of trades, I've just had a 14 player trade agreed in the double roster league I play with jek.  Borh me and the other guy are struggling near the bottom so desperate measures were called for:

I trade away:

Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
Jeremy Kerley (NYJ - WR)
Robert Meachem (SD - WR)
Chris Johnson (Ten - RB)
LeGarrette Blount (TB - RB)
Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
John Skelton (Ari - QB)

And receive in return:   
Brandon Weeden (Cle - QB)
Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
Kenny BrittP (Ten - WR)
William Powell (Ari - RB)
Tony Gonzalez (Atl - TE)
Donald Brown (Ind - RB)
Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)

Regardless of how it works out overall, it means I can now go back to hating CJ0K unconditionally once again!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on October 12, 2012, 03:30:40 AM
I'll leave Adam in charge of trades, as he's more knowledgeable than myself anyway. I was crying on Jone's shoulder checking to see if my thinking was right with regards to the trade, more to satisfy my own curiosity anyway :)



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 12, 2012, 06:56:00 AM
I'll leave Adam in charge of trades, as he's more knowledgeable than myself anyway. I was crying on Jone's shoulder checking to see if my thinking was right with regards to the trade, more to satisfy my own curiosity anyway :)



Just seen it.

Tempted...but I wouldnt swop Gronk for anybody bar Gonzalez right now.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on October 12, 2012, 08:22:00 AM
I'll leave Adam in charge of trades, as he's more knowledgeable than myself anyway. I was crying on Jone's shoulder checking to see if my thinking was right with regards to the trade, more to satisfy my own curiosity anyway :)



Tempted...but I wouldnt swop Gronk for anybody bar Gonzalez right now.

Over/Under 7.5 seconds for the owner of Gonzalez to propose a trade after he sees this.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on October 12, 2012, 10:52:02 AM
I'll leave Adam in charge of trades, as he's more knowledgeable than myself anyway. I was crying on Jone's shoulder checking to see if my thinking was right with regards to the trade, more to satisfy my own curiosity anyway :)



Just seen it.

Tempted...but I wouldnt swop Gronk for anybody bar Gonzalez right now.

i can offer you dennis pitta met, sometimes he scores bagels though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2012, 12:17:49 PM
Curtis abusing his powers now.

Trying to offer two useless Buffalo running backs and a washed up Denver TE for my own personal RB goldmine: Trent Richardson and Matt Schaub's favourite target on the Suprbowl jollies!

Come back when you want to offer me something worth having!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on October 12, 2012, 12:21:51 PM
Curtis has a go for Jamaal Charles, my one remaining cash cow in exchange for the gruesome Buffalo twosome and change

Pondering a counter......


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on October 12, 2012, 12:56:32 PM
Haha he offered me the Buffalo Two aswell for LeSean McCoy and AJ Green. I assumed he had added McCoy as a misclick & meant to offer just for Green (which i would have still rejected fwiw) but now youve all said this im not so sure.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2012, 01:07:49 PM
Ha just found the rankings page.

Richardson is number 4 ranked RB and Daniels number 3 ranked TE.

Spiller RB number 10, while Jackson doesn't crack the top 70.  Dresen is 15 TE (frankly I'm surprised he's that high!)

Now, I know that I'm a fantasy noob, but I don't think this is a particularly attractive deal for me...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2012, 01:16:07 PM
Loving this rankings page.

In their respective positions I've got two RBs in the top 8, also two WRs in the top 8, Daniels is TE3 and Hernandez will surely be top 6 when back from injury.

Only Aaron Rodgers, top pick of the draft, is under-performing for me!

No injuries please!

Forget 10/1, I'll take 7/1 if anyone wants to lay a bet.

(I'll still trade Jay Cutler if someone needs a top QB)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2012, 01:43:16 PM
Curtis, I might consider Richardson and Daniels for Spiller, Jackson and Davis.

Interested?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 12, 2012, 02:12:08 PM
"Hey, it's not my fault the league overdrafted WRs and underdrafted TEs and you mistakenly used that as an accurate gauge of value."

For someone that derided the league for overdrafting WR Jek seems to be on a mission to get as many new WR as possible.

Why would I want your wr's that are much worse than the ones you are after plus a 2nd choice for his team rb that wouldn't get near my team....worse wr in team + rb that wouldn't get near team = pointless offer fellla.


Maybe you underdrafted at wr after all mate.





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 12, 2012, 02:39:25 PM
I should change the thread title to 'Trade Rape Support Thread', given the amount of public whingeing.

Many of you seem to have a faulty website that omits the 'reject' and 'counter' buttons as some of the deals complained about above haven't had a response.  Seems you enjoy writing paragraphs rather than a simple button click!

On the plus side, at least the thread is getting a healthy amount of interest! :)





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 12, 2012, 09:26:12 PM
Does anyone need a QB on the scout team?

http://www.brobible.com/sports/video/no-look-hs-football-touchdown-passes



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 12, 2012, 10:14:08 PM
Does anyone need a QB on the scout team?

http://www.brobible.com/sports/video/no-look-hs-football-touchdown-passes



haha, class.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 12, 2012, 10:57:20 PM
Does anyone need a QB on the scout team?

http://www.brobible.com/sports/video/no-look-hs-football-touchdown-passes



haha, class.

I am v disappointed that the Dillon Panthers didn't manage to include something like that in one of their 55 last play of the game comebacks  :)up


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 12, 2012, 11:06:36 PM
Does anyone need a QB on the scout team?

http://www.brobible.com/sports/video/no-look-hs-football-touchdown-passes



haha, class.

I am v disappointed that the Dillon Panthers didn't manage to include something like that in one of their 55 last play of the game comebacks  :)up

haha, very true. Although you can be damn sure if they were down by 1 and have a PAT to tie it up, they'll always ALWAYS go for 2. loool.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 12, 2012, 11:16:27 PM
haha


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2012, 11:31:50 PM
Why on earth would a high school match be televised?

None of Charters Comprehensive 2nd XV rugby matches made to the goggle box.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: redarmi on October 13, 2012, 01:06:30 AM
Not sure if you are joking but in Florida I would say at least 20 hours a week are devoted on local sports channels to High School games and I think a couple of Texan HS games have been nationally televised.  My local High School regularly gets a couple of thousand at their home games and Wal Mart sell their merchandise


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 13, 2012, 01:10:31 AM
Not sure if you are joking but in Florida I would say at least 20 hours a week are devoted on local sports channels to High School games and I think a couple of Texan HS games have been nationally televised.  My local High School regularly gets a couple of thousand at their home games and Wal Mart sell their merchandise

Too much pressure on young kids?

Sport for children is supposed to fun.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: redarmi on October 13, 2012, 04:13:22 AM
Yeah I don't disagree but it is big business in the States.  Not sure how different it is from us having kids in academies from 6 or whatever if they show any promise though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: action man on October 13, 2012, 06:17:08 AM
no idea if its been mentioned but did you see pete carrols play call when he called for the delayed safety last week?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2012, 04:29:43 PM
Week 5 Update (I really hope people read these, and I'm not just talking to myself!):

Sheriff (4-1) 87.12 - Tighty (2-3) 59.44 - I suspect that within the league we all have our own individual 'grudge matches' which would hurt to lose more than the others.  This one is mine, partly down to a long-standing poker rivalry that is unlikely to ever resume and partly down to the Cowboys-Eagles fandom, so I'm relieved to have made it through this one with a sub-par winning score (sick rub, I guess!)  Sheriff's Stars had 3 players on bye week to Pancake's 2, but only 6 players in the fixture (both starters and bench) scored double figures and the fact that I won that battle 4-2 largely determined the result.  Both teams need a big improvement in Week 6.

Linux (0-5) 93.46 - Nakor (5-0) 166.80 - I previewed it as a top vs bottom clash, and Nakor made it look like exactly that with the highest team score of the season so far, 166.80!  Colston (31), Cruz (23), Foster (23), Mathews (20) and the Bears DEF (28) is a pretty awesome haul.  The scary thing is he left Andrew Luck's 29 points on the bench and settled for Vick scoring 13.  Linux has had absoutely no luck in his matchups so far this season and the 0-5 record is a little harsh.  No question that Nakor deserves the 5-0 though, especially with his scoring in the last couple of weeks.  I pity the poor bloke who faces him next (oh yes, that's me!)

ChipRich (2-3) 113.48 - Camel (3-2) 133.00 - Rich's team puts together a tidy score with Peyton (24) and Bradshaw (27) leading the way, and yet runs into a Reggie Wayne inspired total on Camel's team.  As well as the 27 points from Wayne, he got 25 from No1 pick Rodgers and several healthy 10+ contributions elsewhere.   Rich did leave points on the bench, and selecting Mendenhall for Sproles and Donald Brown at Flex would have given him an additional 18 points, which still wouldn't have been enough.  This, and the fact that 113.48 is the highest losing score of the season, goes to show just how pointless the stupid 'Hunger Foul' thing is on the website (which Rich was awarded this week!)

LeKnave (3-2) 112.86 - WPIL (1-4) 47.90 - Buoyed by the success of beating Jek with his apparently-abandoned team last week, WPIL continued the tactic into Week 5 and attempted a win with the inactive Keller, plus Stafford and Janikowski on byes.  Surprisingly, this tactic did not result in a 2nd consecutive win!  LeKnave's team put a tidy score together, with Harvin and Marshall pulling in 20+ each, but the effort was largely unnecessary.

Horneris (3-2) 88.74 - Bobby1 (4-1) 108.30 - The game of the week was a close affair until late on in the Sunday game, but with Phil's team having the Texan's DEF to come in MNF, the edge always looked to be with Bobby1's Broncos.  Naturally, it's hard to win any game when you lose your QB, a RB and a TE to injury part way through their games and, had RG3, Cedric Benson and Jermichael Finley stayed healthy, then the result might have gone differently.  A tough one to take for Brent.

jek187 (2-3) 80.20 - Marky147/sharplea (1-4) 71.00 - Jek's team strategy this season was based heavily on getting the premium TE's but when Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates combine to score 2.3 points you really have to start wondering WTF is going on.  He missed out on getting Gronk as part of this strategy, who lined up against him for Taco Style, and they only scored 3.6 points from the TE position, meaning that the pre-season No's 1, 2 3 & 4 TE's (No3 Hernandez is injured) combined for 5.8 points in Wk5!  That stat is the most interesting thing to take away from a low scoring game which Jek sneaked a win in thanks to Matt Ryan and Steven Ridley, apart from the fact that Jek now has the lowest winning score of the season.  Taco Style needed a huge game from Jeremy Kerley going into MNF and his 9.4 score was only halfway there.

So, Nakor's run continues on and he's now almost 100pts better off than 2nd place in overall points scored.  Linux remains rooted to the bottom but has outscored 3 of the teams above him.  Sheriff and Bobby1 are both 4-1 and and Sheriff faces Nakor in Week 6 in the standout game of the week.  If there's any week to be facing him, it's probably this one, as he has 3 players out on bye (including the brutal Bears DEF) so there may be further cries of 'run good' if I manage to get the W.  Elsewhere, Linux has his best chance yet of that elusive first win against WPIL's team (well, his team in name only at the moment!) and Horner and Jek get to square off against each other after their recent, er, 'robustly debated trade shenanigans!'  The only matchup so far which looks to be seriously affected by Thursday's game is Camel vs Tighty where Tighty has used up both TE's and is already 8 points behind Camel's score from Mike Wallace.

Also, there's a decent chance that we've seen the highest and lowest scores of the season in Week 5, and a few other records were broken, so it seems a good time to start displaying some YTD stats as part of the update.

Enjoy Week 6! Here's to another great weekend of NFL action.

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)
3) 143.84 - B Side's (Week 4)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
2) 56.32 - Taco Style FF (Week 3)
3) 59.44 - PancakeBlock (Week 5)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
2) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock
3) 84.10 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens

Highest Losing Team Score: 113.48
1) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
2) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 108.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 2) vs Sheriff's Stars

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas
3) 62.18 - B Side's (Week 4) vs Carisbrooke Chodes

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 1.14 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 1.54 - PancakeBlock (Week 3) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 13, 2012, 04:35:24 PM
yeh enjoying the write ups Sheriff, you aint talking to yourself.

big game this weekend for me vs Bobby! Not a good start tho with Mendy going down inj. :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2012, 04:37:39 PM
yeh enjoying the write ups Sheriff, you aint talking to yourself.

big game this weekend for me vs Bobby! Not a good start tho with Mendy going down inj. :(

Thanks for the re-assurance. :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 13, 2012, 04:46:29 PM
no idea if its been mentioned but did you see pete carrols play call when he called for the delayed safety last week?

This used to be a pretty regular call when I started following the NFL 20 years ago.

Must admit haven't seen it for years though.

Related to punters too.. whatever happened to "coffin corner" on punts? Nowadays they just try and land punts on the five and spin them back.. back in thee day they angled punts to the sidelines.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 13, 2012, 04:58:43 PM
yeh enjoying the write ups Sheriff, you aint talking to yourself.

big game this weekend for me vs Bobby! Not a good start tho with Mendy going down inj. :(

Thanks for the re-assurance. :)

deffo loving the write ups mate.

I am on a run in our lge of getting oppos players injured but in one of my other lges I  put up the mighty total of 44 last week, a team that featured most of the big injuries so that team looks ******. Swings and roundabouts

GL this week Rich


I loved the safety play by Seattle too, last really great one I remember was the Pats about 10 years ago which turned out to be a stroke of genius after giving away the lead with under 3 minutes left. Edit...( oops that's wrong, they were losing 24-23 at the time)

http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=231103007


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2012, 05:19:51 PM
Didn't Drew Brees throw for an intentional safety in the Wembley Game in 2008?  I didn't go to it (typical, as it was the best one of them to date) but I remember talking about this play the next day.

Chargers then still nearly won with a final Hail Mary, but it got knocked down.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 13, 2012, 05:28:46 PM
Didn't Drew Brees throw for an intentional safety in the Wembley Game in 2008?  I didn't go to it (typical, as it was the best one of them to date) but I remember talking about this play the next day.

Chargers then still nearly won with a final Hail Mary, but it got knocked down.

He did.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2012, 05:39:00 PM
Going back to the Fantasy League a sec, I took a look at the other tabs on the League Standings page, which I've never noticed before, and they make for interesting reading.

Breakdown gives a league table based on the results if every team played every other one in each week (so takes away the luck factor of a favourable matchup).

Top 3 - Nakor 46-9, bobby1 39-16, LeKnave 34-21

The biggest victim of this, compared to the actual standings, would be my team which drops from 3rd overall to 8th, with a 28-27-0 record and one place behind Jek's team (who have a 2-3 record, compared to my 4-1) which shows that I am officially luckboxing this league so far.  Bizarrely my first 3 weeks were 0-11, 11-0, 11-0 so I'm either very good or very bad in general!

LeKnave is the biggest winner, moving into 3rd place instead of 6th, and Linux would move off the bottom (but only to equal 10th!)

Coach ranks teams based on the number of points lost from their actual scores vs the optimal lineup score.  The big shock is that Linux is top of this league, with a net difference of only -35.5 points.  Tighty is 2nd and I'm 3rd.  Unsurprisingly, playing inactive and bye week players doesn't score well here and WPIL is bottom with -107.2 points.

My only issue with this ranking is that it will naturally favour the poorer teams in general as a lower scoring team overall means a lower number of potential points to lose.  However, that's a minor quibble and so Linux can now point to something to say he's the best manager for now!

True is a combined ranking of the two above, plus the main league and a total points scored rank, and this looks much more like the normal Win/Loss ranking we use.  Nakor is out in front, Bobby1 2nd, and me 3rd.  Again, Linux moves off the bottom and into 10th place at the expense of WPIL.

Meaningless stuff overall, but an interesting read, especially if you're trying to point to some excuse as to why your season is so poor!




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 13, 2012, 06:00:30 PM
Why are some players undroppable?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2012, 06:08:50 PM
Why are some players undroppable?

To stop the league being affected by people giving up and then dumping all the best players into the free agent market (where the waivers would determine who gets them).  It's all the top players in the game and the list gets revised by each site regularly and does get changed.  I think Chris Johnson was on it at the start of the season, but I'd be surprised if he still is now.

NB: Each site has their own list, so they vary, but it's a standard feature in Fantasy NFL leagues.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 14, 2012, 04:31:50 PM
FML

90 minutes before kick off for the early matches and I should be finalising my positions for today's games.

No.

I'm still trying to decide which two from Fassano, Hernandez and Daniels I should start at TE today.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 15, 2012, 05:24:14 PM
Looking to trade Trent Richardson and Reggie Wayne.

Both are ranked 6 in their respective positions, so it will have to be a decent offer. But if you've got strength in a certain area, maybe we can sort something out.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on October 15, 2012, 10:40:15 PM
Got to say I was expecting much more of a fight from Jek this week


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on October 16, 2012, 03:20:05 AM
Maybe spoke too soon, Gates looks to be well on the way to the 53 point performance he needed.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on October 16, 2012, 05:06:03 AM
Off the mark


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on October 16, 2012, 05:08:11 AM
Maybe spoke too soon, Gates looks to be well on the way to the 53 point performance he needed.

Rivers obv didn't want Jek winning either :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 16, 2012, 01:06:22 PM
CJ Spiller 17pts
Fred Jackson 12pts
Joel Dreesen 6pts

I need to work on my trade raping skills!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 18, 2012, 01:41:58 AM
We have a deal Camel


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 18, 2012, 02:39:59 AM
We have a deal Camel

That LP appeared next to Welker's name after I offered the trade.

If he's got an injury there will be carnage!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 18, 2012, 02:50:50 AM
We have a deal Camel

That LP appeared next to Welker's name after I offered the trade.

If he's got an injury there will be carnage!

nah, he'll be more than fine.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 18, 2012, 10:46:40 PM
Week 6 Update (It's a miracle - week 7 hasn't even started yet!):

Sheriff (4-2) 102.80 - Nakor (6-0) 112.14 - There's just no stopping him!  Not even with the bye week impact, not even when he only plays 1 TE in his team because he doesn't have a backup, not even when you score over 100 points against him when he has all these things going against him.  There's just no stopping him!  Oh wait a minute, there is, and it's PLAYING DENARIUS MOORE INSTEAD OF MILES AUSTIN!!!  Then you might just do it, but only just.  So Nakor's run goes on, and the next victim awaits!  To be fair, the game still had life going into MNF, but it relied on Ryan Mathews getting injured before he racked up 10 yards from scrimmage (not beyond the realms of possibility actually!) or for him to become a fumbling machine.  Alas, no joy!  Clearly I don't run as good as I'd like to!

Camel (4-2) 107.22 - Tighty (2-4) 68.08 - Boom!  The No 1 Pick is back!  Aaron Rodgers rattles up 39.22 points with his ridiculous 6TD haul vs the Texans and almost singlehandedly beats Tighty's team score.  To be fair, if you look at the match up and cover the QB scores, the figures don't look vastly different between the two teams, with surprisingly few double digit contributions on either side.  However, Camel's TE's both managed to contribute 9 points, whilst Tighty's only conjured up 7 in total, which also made a difference.  Both could have expected better from RB, with poor days for Trent Richardson (albeit he left with an injury) and Jamaal Charles (he played with a Brady Quinn!)  Camel was so disheartened, he traded Richardson away a few days later!

AWOL (1-5) 72.44 - Linux (1-5) 109.72 - He's only gone and done it!!!  Yes, after 5 failed attempts previously, Linux has finally got an entry in the Win column, overcoming no-one in the process which means he's yet to still beat a team with an active manager! ;nana; Yes, he did have the advantage of playing a team with only 1 RB, but he did have to overcome the fact that DUSTIN KELLER actually played (scoring a massive 0.6 points!)  However, his score of 109.72 was a respectable one, albeit the contribution from the top half of his line up (all double figures, 82 points) was a lot healthier than that from the bottom half (all single figures, 28 points).  Could this be the start of the comeback?  He's upto 10th and has two more teams in his sights this week!

Bobby1 (4-2) 74.70 - ChipRich (3-3) 104.56 - Something of a shock result as most of Phil's skill players decided to take an unscheduled bye week, allowing ChipRich to grab a comfortable win despite a few of his own players, particularly the TE's, pulling in sub-par scores.  The usually reliable Lynch (5pts), Julio Jones (6) and Tony Gonzalez (4) were among the culprits.  The J Jones to own in this matchup turned out to be James, who's 15 pts was one of 5 double point hauls from Rich's team.  He moves back to .500 with the win.  Phil stays one game ahead at 4-2.

Marky/sharplea (1-5) 106.22 - LeKnave (4-2) 127.14 - More disappointment for Taco Style as they rattle up 100+pts again and still fall well short of LeKnave's score.  Lot's of healthy contributions from all around LeKnave's team, with the exception of QB where both his rostered players scored <7.  Still, when you get the rest of your team chipping in plenty of points, it doesn't really matter.  It's a bit of a shame too, as it means Shonn Greene's ridiculous 34point haul (more than his combined total from Wks1-5!) didn't make a difference to the result, so no chance to use such classics as 'the opposition were left Greene with envy!'  ;marks;

jek187 (2-4) 90.56 - Horneris (4-2) 123.68 - As Brent pointed out earlier in the week,
Got to say I was expecting much more of a fight from Jek this week
He certainly did appear to enjoy winning this game and, ironically, the biggest factor was another massive score from the fabulous RG3, from Jek's own Redskins!  AJ Green, predictably, scored heavily (despite the Bengals being poor overall) and Jeremy Maclin also scored well (thanks largely to the one decent pass which Vick managed to throw this week [/rant]).  No doubt the biggest surprise of the week in the Fantasy game was Matt Ryan failing to pile up points against the Raiders, and as well as Gates did in his return to form game, he was never going to make up the 50odd points needed on Monday.  Horneris moves to 4-2.  Jek looks in danger of slipping out of playoff contention!

Week 6 overall showed the first signs that the league is starting to separate a little.  There is now a queue of 5 teams on 4-2 behind runaway leader Nakor, but only ChipRich below them is within one game.  The other teams, all on 2-4 or 1-5 need to stay in touch over the next few weeks.  Not a week to trouble the record books either!

Week 7 brings a respite for the long-suffering Eagles fans like myself as we get the mercy of a bye week.  Within the league, the standout game is the in-form battle between Horner and LeKnave, both of whom are in the melee at 4-2 (Sheriff vs Camel is another matchup of 4-2 teams) and Nakor gets to beat up on another team in a top vs bottom clash vs WPIL.  If there's any matchup for WPIL to stay AWOL for another week, it's that one!

The action begins tonight with a tasty NFC West smashmouth matchup between the 49ers and Seahawks.  Both teams big on DEF, so not likely to be one for the casual fan, but a fascinating game awaits, I think!

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)
3) 143.84 - B Side's (Week 4)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
2) 56.32 - Taco Style FF (Week 3)
3) 59.44 - PancakeBlock (Week 5)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
2) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock
3) 84.10 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens

Highest Losing Team Score: 113.48
1) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
2) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 108.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 2) vs Sheriff's Stars

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas
3) 62.18 - B Side's (Week 4) vs Carisbrooke Chodes

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 1.14 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 1.54 - PancakeBlock (Week 3) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on October 19, 2012, 08:23:10 AM
Sheriff, thanks for taking the time to do the write ups and the stats each week.  Quality read.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 19, 2012, 12:23:35 PM
Sheriff, thanks for taking the time to do the write ups and the stats each week.  Quality read when you're the one sitting smugly at the top of the league getting all the plaudits and breaking all the records.

FYP

Also, you're welcome!  Glad people appear to be enjoying them!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 23, 2012, 02:00:06 PM
lucky boy Jek! Somehow managed to turn Calvin nito the invisible man and come up 1 points short after only needing 4.50 from him!

fml.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 26, 2012, 12:58:53 AM
Roll up, roll up, it's time for the Week 7 Update:

Sheriff (4-3) 88.36 - Camel (5-2) 106.38 - Ah, the fickle fortunes of the NFL!  This matchup was shaping up nicely as the early games played out.  Camel maintained his Thursday night lead, thanks to some heavy scoring from Rodgers and Co cancelling out good fantasy days on Sheriff's team for Spiller, Jackson and Austin.  The question was always whether I could close the gap with Brady and MJD expected to score heavily in the 9.30pm kickoffs, and the answer came on the first drive of the Jags game when MJD walked off the pitch and out of the game with an, as yet unspecified, foot injury.  After that, Camel's score always looked out of sight and Horner's offer to trade MJD for AJ Green a couple of weeks ago suddenly looked tempting again (fire it back up if you like Brent, as I've now thought enough about it and will accept  ;pokergods;).  Injuries are the part of Fantasy NFL that we can't control and, unfortunately, they can be pretty devastating when they hit your team.  There's no guarantee that it would've made the difference, as 18pts was still a big ask, but it took away the opportunity of a sweat at the very least.

Nakor (7-0) 131.74 - WPIL (1-6) 76.02 - The big surprise in this game was that it ended as close as it did, with Nakor failing to trouble the biggest winning margin record books, despite having an almost 100 point lead at one stage (epic fail if you ask me, and probably worth a 2 game penalty.  All in favour?!?)  WPIL's 3 players on bye was too much of a hurdle to overcome and making Dustin Keller's 15 points (yes, apparently he's now active AND effective again!) irrelevant.  Nakor adds another massive score to his total (but not enough for the record books, so probably another 2 game penalty needed there!), moves to 7-0 and the rest of the league silently wait for variance to bite him in the ass in the second half of the season!

Tighty (3-4) 98.62 - Bobby1 (4-3) 81.18 - This has to go down as a shock result, as Tighty manages to reverse some poor recent form and deliver a defeat to high-flying Phil's team.  Ironically, given all his recent woes at the TE position, the difference really came from there in this matchup.  Bennett and Miller pulled in 21 combined points for Mr End, whilst Phil's line up of Rudolph and Davis combined for a Tighty-esque total of 0.3 points.  So despite having Drew Brees (29pts) and the Texans' DEF (20pts) delivering big contributions, the rest of Phil's line up failed to deliver the goods.  A much needed win for Rich and it keeps him in touch with the playoff teams.

Linux (1-6) 92.88 - Marky/sharplea (2-5) 112.78 - Linux's one game winning streak came to an abrupt end in this basement battle with the combo team of Marky & Sharplea.  Both put up fairly decent scores and both teams can be generally pleased with the overall contributions from all but two of their starting line ups.  Once again, it was the TE position that made the difference overall.  Linux was outscored by 24-2 at the TE position and that pretty much made up the difference.  Both left some decent scores on the bench too, but overall Taco's smooth moves overcame Ruxin's rich-boy snobbery in this battle of 'The League' referenced team names.

ChipRich (3-4) 83.10 - jek187 (3-4) 83.70 - Heartbreak for Rich as jek somehow manages to dodge a MNF bullet and hang on for a narrow win that manages to register on two of the record books for the season.  It all boiled down to Megatron needing only 4 points in the MNF game, which he'd have done last season in one play, but he only managed to pull in 3.4 points, allowing jek to get out of jail and move both teams onto 3-4.  Rich could also point to newly-acquired Trent Richardson fooling everyone by declaring himself fit to play and then getting yanked from the game for being ineffective playing with a rib injury that clearly did affect him more than he thought.  Hindsight's a wonderful thing, but knowing that might have tempted Rich to use Jonathan Dwyer in his place, which would also have given him the win in this game.  Jek gets a lucky rub of the green, and keeps in touch with the playoff teams as a result.  Horneris will no doubt find a way to make a protest!

LeKnave (5-2) 77.00 - Horneris (4-3) 71.92 - Actually, rather than protesting against his American rival, Brent will no doubt be wondering how the hell he failed to get a win when his opponent scores a season low winning score of only 77pts!  It was billed as the game of the week, yet both teams managed to stink it up overall, with only Adrian Peterson for LeKnave and RG3 for Horner scoring over 20 points (something of a surprise that both teams had a 20+ player in a total team score of <80 points!)  This is of course ignoring the fact that LeKnave had 55.50 points on his bench (almost outscoring his actual team) coming almost entirely from Chris Johnson and La Rod Stephens-Howling!  Quite how LeKnave is supposed to predict that either of them will outscore Ray Rice is beyond me.  Thankfully, this lack of clairvoyance didn't affect the overall result.

So it's LeKnave and Camel who move out to 5-2 and stay closest to runaway leader Nakor (obviously before the impact of his penalty games!) whilst the 4-3 teams now start looking nervously over their shoulders at the 3 teams behind them at 3-4 who can now potentially knock them out of the top 6 after this week concludes.  Thankfully, two of these teams face each other in week 8, as Tighty takes on jek, so all 3 can't deliver wins this week.  Game of the week has to be the two 5-2 teams of Camel and LeKnave slugging it out for 2nd place.

It's also nice to see some movement in the record books this week, although it's been more at the lower end of the scale.  Nakor looks like the only team capable of troubling his own high scoring records at the moment, but it doesn't take long for momentum to shift in this game!

Vikings host the Bucs tonight (quite looking forward to this one, as neither team gets featured very often), and a fair few of the league will be scouting players live at Wembley on Sunday, so plenty to look forward to in Week 8.

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)
3) 143.84 - B Side's (Week 4)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
2) 56.32 - Taco Style FF (Week 3)
3) 59.44 - PancakeBlock (Week 5)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
2) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
3) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock

Highest Losing Team Score: 113.48
1) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
2) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 108.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 2) vs Sheriff's Stars

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas
3) 62.18 - B Side's (Week 4) vs Carisbrooke Chodes

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 1.14 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on October 26, 2012, 01:01:10 AM
haha nice one


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 26, 2012, 01:32:57 AM
I looked at the teams the other day.. how did LeKnave get such a boatload of talent?

He must be a short price jolly to win it all.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 26, 2012, 01:44:55 AM
I looked at the teams the other day.. how did LeKnave get such a boatload of talent?

He must be a short price jolly to win it all.

Camel digging out the ChipRich tactics, I see, ahead of their matchup (although not quite the full filth of the pre-match concession!)

Shocking!  :redcard:



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 26, 2012, 01:45:40 AM
In fact, I'm so horrified that it deserves a 1 game penalty.








For Nakor, obviously!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on October 26, 2012, 06:32:53 AM
wow, my team is bad. ;carlocitrone;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on October 26, 2012, 08:30:35 AM
Nice read as usual - well most of it.

Marathon not a sprint . . . .
Can't win it all in the first half the season . . . .
etc etc etc



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on October 26, 2012, 10:34:37 AM
Doug Martin was great

Just happens to be my opponent this week who has him when he goes off on a 33 point night.

Sigh.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on October 27, 2012, 01:12:13 PM
Haha
Only just found out about this win!

"WPIL (1-3) 113.86 - jek187 (1-3) 97.16 - A no-contest in the Comedy result of the week battle as WPIL's apparently abandoned team score a convincing win over jek's micro-analysed team, despite continuing to play an inactive Dustin Keller for the 3rd week in a row.  Most of the damage was done by only 3 players on the team, as Stafford, Roddy White and the 49ers DEF contributed 76pts of the total, with all the others bringing <10pt scores.  By comparison, jek's team were let down by generally sub-par scores, particularly from the big name TE's and the RB department.  WPIL would no doubt have been celebrating this result long into the week but the chances are he's still not even aware of it!"

Next year I will make more effort


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 28, 2012, 08:51:04 PM
B Sides getting walloped tonight?

Wot's going on?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 28, 2012, 08:56:53 PM
B Sides getting walloped tonight?

Wot's going on?



We have Gronk, and Big Ben threw 3 TD's.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 28, 2012, 08:59:35 PM
Thought this TightEnd fella knew stuff about the NFL too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on October 28, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
Missed draft night. Bit of a struggle after that.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 29, 2012, 12:27:34 AM
I don't know who I hate more, Brent Horner or Titus Young


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on October 29, 2012, 08:21:42 AM
B Sides getting walloped tonight?

Wot's going on?



Don't think it will be the last time.
It was fun while it lasted.

Nice win gents.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 31, 2012, 04:29:28 PM
Wanted to change defense (Zona playing GB) and kicker (NE on a bye) for this week.

Successfully picked up TB defense from free agents, but when I tried for a kicker, it was made as a waiver request.

Why the difference?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 31, 2012, 04:34:31 PM
Wanted to change defense (Zona playing GB) and kicker (NE on a bye) for this week.

Successfully picked up TB defense from free agents, but when I tried for a kicker, it was made as a waiver request.

Why the difference?

Prob has a W next to the Kicker you want, meaning its a Kicker someone has dropped today on waivers. Takes 2 days or w/e so if your waiver is successful you should have him Friday morning.

Vinatieri or Suisham?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on October 31, 2012, 04:41:05 PM
Wanted to change defense (Zona playing GB) and kicker (NE on a bye) for this week.

Successfully picked up TB defense from free agents, but when I tried for a kicker, it was made as a waiver request.

Why the difference?

Prob has a W next to the Kicker you want, meaning its a Kicker someone has dropped today on waivers. Takes 2 days or w/e so if your waiver is successful you should have him Friday morning.

Vinatieri or Suisham?

Makes sense, hadn't spotted that W before.

Can't reveal my free agent strategy and let you know who I'm trying to pick up though :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on October 31, 2012, 04:41:59 PM
ha, didnt mean those 2. Was looking at wrong league.

Hanson, Gould or Bironas 1.01.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 03, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
Week 8 Report:

Looks like I had a 'senior moment' in last week's report and made the Week 8 Game of the Week a matchup that doesn't take place until Week 10.  No idea how this happened, but apparently you're all too kind (or unobservant) to have pointed this out to me!  Clearly it was a consequence of rushing to beat the Thursday night kick off so this week's report is done at a more leisurely pace (i.e. late).

Sheriff (5-3) 101.46 - WPIL (1-7) 99.68 - Talk about running good!  WPIL finally made an appearance on the thread this week after catching up on the report of his solitary win earlier in the season.  Thankfully for Sheriff, this didn't actually prompt him to make any changes to his team for the week, otherwise he'd be celebrating win number 2, and I'd be having to take the piss out of myself in the match report.  In a surprisingly competitive encounter, WPIL's team managed to score almost 100 points despite playing The Law Firm and Andre Johnson during their bye week.  A re-jig from the bench to bring in Albert Morris would have gained him sufficient points to overcome my score of 101pts.  Despite the Wembley game being a blowout it did allow me to witness first hand Tom Brady's accumulation of 28pts which, together with the contributions from WR and the Giants' DEF, were just enough.  WPIL's team were led by Matt Stafford, who managed to outscore Brady, and had big contributions from Flex, K & DEF.  Thankfully, the bye week players proved to be the difference, just, and I don't get to pay the price for gambling on Dreesen ahead of Pettigrew (that went well!), or Tanner over Woodhead.

Bobby1 (5-3) 93.02 - Camel (5-3) 68.14 - So, contrary to earlier reports ( ;whistle;) Camel didn't face LeKnave this week in a battle for 2nd place, but did take on another contender in Bobby1, and it was Mr Quayle's team that prevailed in a comfortable win to bring both teams back into the queue sitting on 5-3 records.  Camel will no doubt be mystified that his team failed to deliver a double digit score, other than a disappointing 14pts from Aaron Rodgers and a surprising 20pts from Michael Crabtree on his bench.  However, even the addition of Crabtree's points wouldn't have been enough and he's the latest victim of one of those head-scratching weeks when big name players fail to deliver the goods en-masse.  For Phil, the contributions from Lynch, Julio Jones (sick rubs from the Wembley screens to repeatedly show me his TD vs my inept Eagles!) and McGahee were enough for him not to worry about a disappointing looking score of 14 from Drew Brees.  For a matchup with Brees vs Rodgers, the overall scores from this game were surprisingly low.

Marky/sharplea (3-5) 110.58 - Nakor (7-1) 76.28 - IT'S HAPPENED AT LAST, HE'S BEEN BEATEN!!!  Yes, the seemingly unstoppable Nakor has finally succumbed to his first defeat and it's perhaps a little surprising for it to be at the hands of the league's ultimate yo-yo team, Taco Style, who put together their 3rd consecutive 100+ pt score after failing to get above 95 in the 4 weeks before that.  This nicely timed run of form keeps them with hopes of a late run at the playoffs.  The big damage was done by the freak of nature that is Gronk, with an impressive Wembley performance (and check out the hilarious YouTube footage of him spiking a microphone at the Fan Rally on Saturday!).  Big Ben also had a big week.  Nakor's week can best be summed up by the fact that his top score came from a kicker (albeit an impressive 19pts from Lawrence Tynes).  The question now is will he bounce back straight away, or is this the start of the wobble?

jek187 (4-4) 106.18 - Tighty (3-5) 53.34 - After a morale-boosting win in Week 7, Tighty's team returns to their previous poor scoring form and gets blown out by Siberian Alcoholics, moving jek precariously to the fringe of the playoff spots.  Week 7 aside, that's 3 out of the last 4 weeks in which Tighty's top score was 68 points, and he desperately needs a change in form to make a play-off charge.  Jamaal Charles was inexplicably underused in Week 7 (even Romeo Crennel had no answer as to why, and he's only the head coach!) and, even worse, he took a massive blow to the head in Thursday's early Week 8 game, so the prognosis looks shaky for Mr Prew's chances at this time.  Jek found himself with a tough decision as to whether to risk game-time decision Jimmy Graham in the late game, but missing out on those points didn't matter and the top of his line up brought scores of 24, 19 and 33 points from Ryan, Ridley and Martin.  It looks like we can't count out the challenge from across the pond in this league just yet!

Horneris (5-3) 126.78 - Linux (1-7) 40.28 - Linux takes a leaf out of the WPIL coaching manual, leaves 2 bye-week players in his starting line up, and consequently gets battered by Horneris, who sets a new record winning margin for the season (meaning that Linux has now been on the receiving end of the top 2 games on this list).  Linux also takes over the dubious honour of the season's lowest total.  Brent's team put together a very handy score, littered with double-digit contributions from most of his players.  In the end, he would have won the tie fielding only Titus Young and LeSean McCoy!  Surprisingly, Linux's total did include a couple of double digit scores from Forte and the Packers' DEF, but the rest of his starting line up added only another 14pts combined.  Horneris moves to 5-3, Linux is now in a battle to avoid bottom spot by the looks of things!

LeKnave (6-2) 91.66 - ChipRich (3-5) 83.00 - A slightly odd match-up, timing wise, as LeKnave's team were all done by the end of the early Sunday games (and had Peterson and Harvin in action on Thursday), whilst a lot of Rich's team were playing the later games, so this was a case of LeKnave putting up a total and then saying "beat that" to Rich.  The total of 91.66 was decent, but not unbeatable, with the Viking's duo being the top two contributors, but Rich was unable to match it, falling 8.66 points short in the end.  He left enough points on the bench with Dwyer and Donald Brown to have made this possible, but it would have been a bit of a reach to expect anyone to have predicted dropping Maclin and Bradshaw ahead of them to accomodate this.  LeKnave is now in reach of Nakor at 6-2, so it's possible that we may soon have a new league leader!

Overall, the league is showing the first signs of separation at the bottom, with two teams now 2 games adrift of the others.  Nakor's loss has tightened things up at the top and the 4 teams in playoff spots at 5-3 are within reach of Jek, who is the only one with a 4-4 record.  Consequently, his matchup vs The Camel has a lot of significance this week, whilst Nakor has to fend off the challenge of in-form Horneris.  Tighty will also have to pull off a major shock to defeat LeKnave based on recent form.

A few matchups have had some early scoring from the Chargers victory over the terrible Chiefs and the Desperation Bowl of Eagles@Saints will be the final game played out, so I'll have the added stress of Fantasy results on top of the usual pain that watching the Eagles brings me (not that I expect any sympathy from you lot for this).  Next week's report may very well be more of a rant than usual if things go as badly as I fear.  #FireAndy

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)
3) 143.84 - B Side's (Week 4)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 8 )
2) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
3) 53.34 - PancakeBlock (Week 8 )

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
2) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
3) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock

Highest Losing Team Score: 113.48
1) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
2) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 108.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 2) vs Sheriff's Stars

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD (Week 8 ) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 1.14 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 04, 2012, 08:43:17 PM
FML I drop Tom Crabtree the week before he catches a 75 yard td.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 05, 2012, 01:26:38 AM
FML even more at Jek having Doug effing Martin in his lineup.

Need Matt Ryan to play like Blaine Gabbert.

One time


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 05, 2012, 07:23:52 PM
I'd like to think I was a fairly optimistic person in general, but I suspect that hoping the Eagles' D can restrict Drew Brees to less than 6.5 fantasy points tonight is pushing it!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on November 09, 2012, 07:00:31 PM
As I said next year will make an effort and actually work out what I need to do in the draft and subby players during the bye week etc
Has been a great season in the NFL so far, really enjoying as well as the college season as well (BAMA vs LSU was excellent)
Nice to see the struggles in Philly and Dallas - hope indeed next for the Redskins now that we have given up the ghost on this year, sure we could have been in the mix if it was not for the injuries on defence


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 11, 2012, 04:41:10 PM
Apologies for the late posting of the, slightly briefer than usual, Week 9 Report, brought to you by the Fire Andy Campaign of Philadelphia:

Sheriff (5-4) 104.26 - Bobby1 (6-3) 114.26 - Sigh, much as I'd like to find some, there's not much room for complaint here.  I should take comfort from the fact that I scored >100 points and congratulate Phil on an excellent win.  Personally, I think it would have made a far more entertaining report if the fact that he'd left Mikel Leshoure's hat-trick of 2nd-quarter touchdowns on the bench had made a difference to the result, but he had good contributions from around his roster.  In the end, the only way that Drew Brees wasn't going to score the 6.5 points needed in the final game was if he'd have left the game with an injury, and that would have involved the Eagles D actually getting somewhere close to him!

WPIL (1-8) 68.20 - Marky/sharplea (4-5) 112.84 - I mentioned last week that Taco Style were putting a bit of a run together and they continued it in Week 9 with another 100+ point score against woeful WPIL (who had their talisman player, Keller, on bye this week!).  7 out of 10 active roster spots scored double figures for the Tacos, so the 4 players on bye didn't cause too much of a problem.  They continue their late charge for a play-off spot.

Camel (5-4) 98.62 - Jek187 (5-4) 127.28 - In every league someone last week was bemoaning their luck in facing an opponent playing Doug Martin, who's performance ranks in the top 5 of all-time fantasy scores according to ESPN's analysis.  In our case, it was Jek who had him on his roster, and boy did Keith get some bemoaning in during the match up!  To be fair, 51.20 points from one player is somewhat ridiculous (there are unconfirmed rumours that Tighty offered to trade Jek his entire roster for Martin due to his ability to generate more points!)  Keith will at least have the return of his 5 bye-week players in week 10, although Hernandez is a doubt to return.  Jek moves into the play-off places at long last.

Nakor (8-1) 120.22 - Horneris (5-4) 81.10 - As feared, it turns out that finally defeating Nakor has just made him angry, as he resumed normal service with another big win, this time over Horneris.  Andrew Luck broke rookie QB records, the Bears DEF continued to be ridiculous (I heard a stat yesterday that they've actually outscored the offenses of 3 NFL teams this season, which I still need to verify, but it's an awesome stat if true!)  Brent had a so-so week, with 81 points scored, so this didn't turn out to be as close as predicted before the games kicked off.

Tighty (3-6) 67.74 - LeKnave (7-2) 129.20 - OK, so I did Tighty an injustice with my Doug Martin quip, but only just!  Cam Newton aside, the remainder of his active roster all failed to provide a double figure score, making LeKnave's impressive 129 point haul entirely unnecessary.  Still, it's not often that a team can point to 2 30+point scorers, so hat's off to Adrian Peterson and Brandon Marshall for that!  LeKnave stays one game behind Nakor at 7-2. 

Linux (1-8) 70.60 - ChipRich (4-5) 93.54 - I'm starting to think that I've been doing WPIL a dis-service.  At least his woeful performance can be attributed to him not turning up.  Linux appears to be matching him in terms of awfulness with a (largely) actively managed team!  Still, there's not much you can do when your 2xSuperBowl winning QB delivers a grand total of 3 points.  Rich's team does enough to get the job done, and he deserves credit for ignoring all the pre-game "Calvin Johnson might be limited" talk and getting the 13points he scored on a gimpy leg.  He stays in contention for a late run at the playoffs as a result.

So, not much change at the top and bottom of the league, but a reshuffle in the middle with the most significant change being Jek moving into the playoff spots at my expense!  Given that I'm the top scorer of the 5-4 teams, and I haven't faced Jek in a direct matchup, I'm not entirely sure how the tie-breakers are working at present, but I don't like the results!  We're now officially into the 'scramble into the play-offs at all costs' phase of the season.  After that, anything can happen!

Plenty of good matchups this week, in the league and in the real NFL, but I'm going to go for Linux vs Tighty as my game of the week, partly because it's the only way I can work either team into a contest of intrigue on current form, but mainly because it may set new standards as far as the lowest winning score record goes!  When you're watching the games this evening, spare some thought for Tighty and myself who have to sit through a live Sky game against a hated opponent (the team, not the person, in case anyone's confused) knowing that whoever loses can kiss goodbye to their hopes for the season at an early stage.  Yes, it's Cowboys @ Eagles!

GL to everyone, unless you're rooting for the Cowboys!

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)
3) 143.84 - B Side's (Week 4)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 8 )
2) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
3) 53.34 - PancakeBlock (Week 8 )

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
2) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
3) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock

Highest Losing Team Score:
1) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
2) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 108.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 2) vs Sheriff's Stars

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD (Week 8 ) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
3) 1.14 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 4) vs Ruxin's Ravens


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on November 11, 2012, 08:52:14 PM
Easy Tiger!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 11, 2012, 09:52:59 PM
Jek vs Bobby1 is shaping up to be the sickest matchup ever.  We could have a loser with 140pts if the current projections are to be believed!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on November 11, 2012, 10:13:11 PM
Jek vs Bobby1 is shaping up to be the sickest matchup ever.  We could have a loser with 140pts if the current projections are to be believed!

 ;popcorn; ;surrender; ;marks; ;frustrated;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 12, 2012, 01:39:30 AM
Chip Rich can DIAGF for picking up Garrett Graham and putting him on his bench 8 minutes before I tried to pick him up when I saw Daniels was a late scratch.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 12, 2012, 01:42:48 AM
Chip Rich can DIAGF for picking up Garrett Graham and putting him on his bench 8 minutes before I tried to pick him up when I saw Daniels was a late scratch.

Beats having to go through waivers next week if Daniels is out any longer!

To be fair, I think he beat me to it by about 30s, so you were at least No3 in the queue!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 12, 2012, 01:43:48 AM
And the stupid bastard I do pick up fumbles on his first play.

FMEL


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 12, 2012, 01:48:16 AM
And the stupid bastard I do pick up fumbles on his first play.

FMEL

And with that I think I can officially now induct you into the veteran category of Fantasy NFL players!

Aren't you glad I got you playing this?  You're welcome!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 12, 2012, 01:52:07 AM
And the stupid bastard I do pick up fumbles on his first play.

FMEL

And with that I think I can officially now induct you into the veteran category of Fantasy NFL players!

Aren't you glad I got you playing this?  You're welcome!

Stupid fucking game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 12, 2012, 02:13:57 AM
(http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/UKIPT_Bri_2012_MickeyMay_35690.jpg)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 12, 2012, 03:01:52 AM
Gotta love Arian Foster.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 12, 2012, 03:05:38 AM
sdfghjukifghjk


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 12, 2012, 04:46:40 AM
wow. Cant believe iv gone to bside's own backyard and beaten him by 0.16 when i looked dead.

Never give up baby, never give up. Thats what i always tell my players, fight fight fight.

Unbelieveable Jeff


plz plz no stat changes or anything stupid.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on November 12, 2012, 09:51:06 AM
wow. Cant believe iv gone to bside's own backyard and beaten him by 0.16 when i looked dead.

Never give up baby, never give up. Thats what i always tell my players, fight fight fight.

Unbelieveable Jeff


plz plz no stat changes or anything stupid.

I've pinned that on he wall in the team changing room Rich ahead of tonight's mission slightly possible but with not many outs.

I need 38 in another leagues from Redman and Big Ben so my only hope is O co ordinater Todd Haley goes for the throat against his old team and keeps dialling up TD drives that fall my way.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on November 12, 2012, 10:00:44 AM
How do the Dallas D score 24 points. I demand a recount.
1 time stat changes.
Good game Mr Chipless.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on November 12, 2012, 10:35:52 AM
I wanted Danny Woodhead as I have pot head Bolden

Nope, Sheriff had him, was hoping he was a free agent

Garrett Graham then

Nope, someone got him just before me


Need to time my weekend forays onto the waiver wire better!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 12, 2012, 12:49:53 PM
I wanted Danny Woodhead as I have pot head Bolden

Nope, Sheriff had him, was hoping he was a free agent

Garrett Graham then

Nope, someone got him just before me


Need to time my weekend forays onto the waiver wire better!

Congrats on still having a season left, by the way!

I think the comedy manner of the pick 6 (ball hits DJax's hands and bounces out, incoming defender walks into it with his knee, which pops it up in the air for another defender to catch and run away with) was a perfect microcosm of our season!

The saddest thing for me is that it didn't hurt as much as losing to the Cowboys should, because we're so bad.  Apathy has taken over!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on November 12, 2012, 01:02:42 PM
There really is nothing wrong with the Eagles that a properly functioning Offensive Line won't fix, assuming that Foles is serviceable as next year is a bad year to want to be drafting a QB

Obviously coaches and QB will change, but its a great opportunity for whoever comes in

Hopefully that person will realise that McCoy needs to touch the ball 30 times a game, not 15, that if you give him an OL that blocks he'll star again. He's your best player, it staggers me that he's so underutilised


As for Dallas, apart from the terrible GM being unsackable because he's the owner, a coach who cannot call plays, an OL which is dreadful and a stupid set of receivers, there is really nothing wrong. I like the defense a lot though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 12, 2012, 05:19:48 PM
My life is truly terrible.

I think I'm the only player who plays WeHateDallas when he has a full team in (no byes), its just not fair that he hasn't done his team this season, you can chuck him out next season for me I don't care what he says.

So RG3 is on bye so I go with the rankings against my better judgement and pick up Tannehill. Whilst I'm watching red zone three times it goes to the Dolphins game and I get all excited and three times he instantly throws a pick, I've never seen anything like it.

"Tannehill had thrown 107 straight passes without a pick, but then threw three in this game."

GG my season, Jennings, Finley, Sproles, Benson, Ravens D (all injuries cept Finley whos gash) and now Tannehill have really fucked me on this one.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 12, 2012, 05:25:20 PM
No Byes or injuries*!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on November 12, 2012, 08:01:59 PM
Ha! WeHateDallas could be WeHateLeeds
Sorry for the poor effort will (or lack of any effort) did a Shanahan and wrote of the season/evaluation
In all seriousness - just not had a lot of time for fun things like this recently


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 12, 2012, 08:06:27 PM
My life is truly terrible.

I think I'm the only player who plays WeHateDallas when he has a full team in (no byes), its just not fair that he hasn't done his team this season, you can chuck him out next season for me I don't care what he says.

So RG3 is on bye so I go with the rankings against my better judgement and pick up Tannehill. Whilst I'm watching red zone three times it goes to the Dolphins game and I get all excited and three times he instantly throws a pick, I've never seen anything like it.

"Tannehill had thrown 107 straight passes without a pick, but then threw three in this game."

GG my season, Jennings, Finley, Sproles, Benson, Ravens D (all injuries cept Finley whos gash) and now Tannehill have really fucked me on this one.

I feel your Tannehill pain.  Had the exact same swap in another league (team scored 40 points total) and picked him ahead of Jake Locker in Jek's double roster league.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 12, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
My life is truly terrible.

I think I'm the only player who plays WeHateDallas when he has a full team in (no byes), its just not fair that he hasn't done his team this season, you can chuck him out next season for me I don't care what he says.

So RG3 is on bye so I go with the rankings against my better judgement and pick up Tannehill. Whilst I'm watching red zone three times it goes to the Dolphins game and I get all excited and three times he instantly throws a pick, I've never seen anything like it.

"Tannehill had thrown 107 straight passes without a pick, but then threw three in this game."

GG my season, Jennings, Finley, Sproles, Benson, Ravens D (all injuries cept Finley whos gash) and now Tannehill have really fucked me on this one.

Can see why you are pissed off.

Your 47 points was really unlucky to lose.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 12, 2012, 09:04:56 PM
My life is truly terrible.

I think I'm the only player who plays WeHateDallas when he has a full team in (no byes), its just not fair that he hasn't done his team this season, you can chuck him out next season for me I don't care what he says.

So RG3 is on bye so I go with the rankings against my better judgement and pick up Tannehill. Whilst I'm watching red zone three times it goes to the Dolphins game and I get all excited and three times he instantly throws a pick, I've never seen anything like it.

"Tannehill had thrown 107 straight passes without a pick, but then threw three in this game."

GG my season, Jennings, Finley, Sproles, Benson, Ravens D (all injuries cept Finley whos gash) and now Tannehill have really fucked me on this one.

Can see why you are pissed off.

Your 47 points was really unlucky to lose.

Well if Tannehill had got 15-20 as expected I would have a score in the 60s and 2 decent WR's to play tonight.....

80 points would be enough to beat WeHateDallas in 5 of the last 7 weeks comfortably.

Although I suppose if you look at Tannehill compared to say Jay Cutler for example, you might say he put up a very respectable score.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on November 16, 2012, 11:30:52 AM
Quick note to all as I can't get on the NFL site at work.

We have no intentions of trading Brandon Myers.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 18, 2012, 12:26:26 PM
Week 10 Report.  This one will be requiring some record book updates:

Sheriff (6-4) 99.28 - Marky/Sharplea (4-6) 76.46 - The Stars put an end to Taco's recent run of form with a comfortable win in the end, although not without a few hiccups on the way.  Big games from Spiller, Jackson and Brady in the BUF@NE game, plus another solid performance from Denarius Moore crept Sheriff's total towards the 100 point mark.  Taco relied on a hefty 26pts from the Broncos defence to boost their score, leaving them needing 32 points or so from Big Ben in the MNF game, which looked odds against, but not impossible, against the disappointing Chiefs team.  His injury put paid to any chances of this happening, allowing the Stars to move to 6-4 and putting a big dent into Taco's hope in the scramble for playoff places.

Jek187 (6-4) 154.44 - Bobby1 (6-4) 137.52 - WTF!!!  Game of the season without a shadow of a doubt and a horrible loss for Bobby1's Broncos with the 2nd highest score of the week.  The Alcoholics piled on the points early on Sunday and ran up the 2nd highest team total of the season with a team-wide performance.  Ryan and Graham starred, with just under 27pts each but with the lowest scoring player (Brian Hartline) still contributing 7.9pts this was very much an all round performance from his in-form team.  So a huge win in the offing then?  Not so!  The projections still had this game being close throughout, as Phil's team were also putting together a massive total thanks to Gonzalez, Brees, Lynch, Torrey Smith, and the Texans' DEF.  Going into MNF, he still had a kicker and a RB to come, but the killer blow was a disappointing game from Isaac Redman, leaving him 17pts short in the end despite amassing a total of 137.52 pts (which naturally destroys the previous record for biggest losing total).  Just to rub salt into the wounds, nfl.com then give him the stupid Hunger Foul award, despite there being no alternative combination of his team which could have changed the result.  Both teams are now on 6-4 and firmly in the play-off hunt.

Horneris (5-5) 56.88 - WPIL (2-8) 84.86 - At the other end of the performance spectrum, this shocker of a matchup narrowly missed out on having entries in the lowest total and lowest winning score categories as Horneris fell victim to one of WPILs better totals of the season.  Naturally, he pointed to the fact that there were no players injured or on bye for once in WPILs team, but he'd still ordinarily expect to overhaul a modest 85pt score.  However, his team had a stinker, let down by two shocking performances from the Dolphins, as Ryan Tannehill threw 3 interceptions and the Dolphins DEF somehow conceded 37pts to the Titans, ensuring a doughnut in the DEF column for Brent.  Only AJ Green and LeSean McCoy made any sort of return and it proved to be a terrible week to have RG3 out on bye.  He now has some work to do at 5-5, whilst WPIL moves off the bottom with his 2-8 record.

LeKnave (8-2) 114.48 - Camel (5-5) 78.80 - Another team having a form crisis at a crucial stage is Camel's Mayhems, and they were soundly beaten by LeKnave, who continues to apply pressure at the top end of the table.  Camel's hopes were killed by injuries at TE, with both Hernandez and Daniel unavailable, and their replacements delivering a negative combined score, plus an injury affected 1.3pt total from Jay Cutler, filling in for Aaron Rodger's bye week.  Only big scores from Gore, Gostkowski and the Colts DEF saved Camel from achieving some of the unwanted records for the season!  LeKnave, in contrast, just continues to quietly accumulate wins, with this one being his 6th in a row.  The scary thing is that his score could have been much better, with big scores from Dez Bryant, Chris Johnson and Malcolm Floyd having been left on the bench.  He now looks to be a lock for a 1st round bye in the play-offs.  Camel needs to find something at 5-5.
 
ChipRich (5-5) 107.54 - Nakor (8-2) 107.38 - Another record breaking game, as ChipRich sneaks to a 0.16pt win over leader Nakor to keep his own playoff hopes alive and bring Nakor within reach of LeKnave at the top of the table.  In the end, he didn't need to kick himself for his kicker's ineptitude (Akers missed an overtime Field Goal attempt in the tied game with the Rams), or for believing that Taiwan Jones was going to be the man that the Raiders relied on at RB, as Arian Foster's 17.7 pts in the late Sunday game for Nakor fell just short of the target he needed.  Crucially, the 0.6pts ChipRich got from Jacob Tamme at TE made the difference to the result.  Nakor shouldn't worry too much about the loss, as 107pts is a healthy total, to say the least, and all his team with the exception of Victor Cruz contributed decent scores.

Linux (1-9) 51.00 - TightEnd (4-6) 102.94 - A good weekend all around for TightEnd, as he gets to enjoy a Cowboys win over the Eagles, a 100+ point total after a terrible recent run, and a healthy win over the terrible Ruxin's Ravens that sees Linux replace Tighty's previous entry on the lowest team total leaderboard.  Cam Newton, Jamaal Charles, Andre Brown and Sidney Rice all produced big scores, although a few holes remain elsewhere.  Linux had a stinker, as usual, and his highest score came from Andy Dalton, sitting on the bench, which pretty much sums things up for him.  He's now clearly 'ahead' of WPIL at the bottom of the league while Tighty, like his Cowboys, clings on to outside hopes of the play-offs at 4-6.

With 3 weeks of the regular season to go (as far as this league is concerned) the standings make interesting reading.  For one thing, with the exception of Horneris' spurious entry in 6th, the table now correlates once again to the season total scores from each team so the impact of favourable/unfavourable matchups is largely eliminated at the moment.  Nakor and LeKnave are scrapping for top spot on 8-2, both 2 games clear of the chasing pack and already 3 games clear of 7th place so they can both mathematically lock up play-off spots and 1st round byes with wins this week.

Jek has now stormed into 3rd place on the back of his 4th win in a row and now looks like the team to be feared, on current form.  He heads Bobby1 and Sheriff on 6-4 records, and I have the 'luck' to be playing him in Week 11 (oh joy!)

Behind this there's a 3-way tussle for the last play-off spot on 5-5, currently headed by Horneris, ahead of Camel and ChipRich, with Marky and sharplea both still in the hunt on 4-6.  WPIL, at 2-8 (thanks to ChipRich and Horneris playing each other in Wk13) and Linux, at 1-9, are already eliminated.

Week 11 is already well underway as far as my matchup with Jek goes as I've used up both RBs and he's played his WRs in the Thursday night game.  Jek holds the edge despite being 6 points behind and Reggie Bush continued his stinking run of recent form.  All the other matchups have hardly been affected so it's all to play for going into the Sunday games.

Also, just a heads up to everyone that the trade deadline expires this week on 23rd November, so last chance to get those last minute panic moves in while you still can!

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 154.44 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 10)
3) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 8 )
2) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
3) 51.00 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 10)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
2) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF
3) 81.34 - Taco Style FF (Week 2) vs PancakeBlock

Highest Losing Team Score:
1) 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos (Week 10) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem
3) 109.08 - Taco Style FF (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD (Week 8 ) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 10) vs B Side's
2) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
3) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on November 19, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
Quick note to all as I can't get on the NFL site at work.

We have no intentions of trading Brandon Myers.

Very, very glad I said this.

Note to ALL teams who will be in the playoffs: IF my waiver requests go through, we have just waivered Gronkowski.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 21, 2012, 12:04:25 AM
Aaron Rodgers on the trading block.

Who wants him?

Looking for a top 5 rb at least


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 21, 2012, 10:59:12 AM
Sheriff, I think Rich has hacked Tightend's account somehow and banged through a trade for 3 of his reserves for Tighty's star player.

Plz have a look into it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on November 21, 2012, 11:00:47 AM
lol

I negotiated him up!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 21, 2012, 11:04:07 AM
dillis, James Jones was my starter!

Dwyer/Mendenhall will put up some consistent points between em.

Pleasure doing business


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 21, 2012, 11:06:54 AM
dillis, James Jones was my starter!

Dwyer/Mendenhall will put up some consistent points between em.

Pleasure doing business

haha James Jones is garbage, started off like a house on fire but now Cobb has emerged as one of the best WRs in the league Jones has only eclipsed 8 points once in four weeks. Jennings should be back soon too.

And yes, Dwyer/Mendy should be good for like 4-6 points each per week, seems like a good deal for Jamal Charles!!!  :'(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 21, 2012, 11:14:37 AM
overs


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on November 21, 2012, 11:18:17 AM
Aaron Rodgers on the trading block.

Who wants him?

Looking for a top 5 rb at least

Forte and Cobb?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 21, 2012, 12:04:11 PM
Aaron Rodgers on the trading block.

Who wants him?

Looking for a top 5 rb at least

Forte and Cobb?

Annoying, because I was one waiver place away from getting Cobb for nothing earlier in the season.

But you have a trade offer.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 21, 2012, 10:09:47 PM
With the raising of an eyebrow or two, I've approved the outstanding trades.

Congratulations to the rapists out there!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 21, 2012, 10:49:39 PM
With the raising of an eyebrow or two, I've approved the outstanding trades.

Congratulations to the rapists out there!

lol

I've just agreed a trade with Sharplea/Marky after some tough negotiating. If you could push that through before 5.30 tomorrow that would be good as one of the players concerned plays in the first game.

Thanks.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 21, 2012, 11:00:57 PM
nice work


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 21, 2012, 11:26:11 PM
Open to offers for my 5 RBs, Trent, Bradshaw and Charles, Hillman, Starks before Fridays deadline.

Need a WR

apply within


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 21, 2012, 11:52:22 PM
Would have to be something pretty sick to lose Trent/Charles though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 22, 2012, 12:25:32 AM
With the raising of an eyebrow or two, I've approved the outstanding trades.

Congratulations to the rapists out there!

Pot Kettle and Black spring to mind.

Reggie Wayne (wr ranked 7) and Wes Welker (wr ranked 15 despite carrying an injury and missiing some time)

he wants for



wait for it.




you should have a needle and thread handy in case your sides split laughing at his bare faced cheek




Reggie bush (rb ranked 19 who is averaging 30 yds per game rushing in his last 6 outings), Chris Ivory (rb ranked 63 who is just behind Albert Steptoe on the Saints rb depth chart) and Miles Austin (wr ranked 19 who drops more balls than Alan Rough)



Hmmm. Should I accept?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 22, 2012, 01:17:56 AM
haha Sheriff is defo the stingiest offerer of trades. I'll never forget when he offered me his 2 Bills running backs for LeSean McCoy and AJ Green.

Earlier on he made an offer to ChipRich. He wanted to trade Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and Denarius Moore for Calvin Johnson and Trent Richardson, wtf!!!

Its not a slur on him, hes a great guy and has run our league with honour and class, its just comedy.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 22, 2012, 01:22:45 AM
haha Sheriff is defo the stingiest offerer of trades. I'll never forget when he offered me his 2 Bills running backs for LeSean McCoy and AJ Green.

Earlier on he made an offer to ChipRich. He wanted to trade Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and Denarius Moore for Calvin Johnson and Trent Richardson, wtf!!!

Its not a slur on him, hes a great guy and has run our league with honour and class, its just comedy.

He's like the online poker player who bets $5 into an $800 pot on the river in the hopes his opponent will misclick fold


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 22, 2012, 01:31:35 AM
I'm taking all of this as a compliment, you know!

I figured that, as it's trade rape week, I'd try and get in on the act.  :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 22, 2012, 01:32:55 AM
haha Sheriff is defo the stingiest offerer of trades. I'll never forget when he offered me his 2 Bills running backs for LeSean McCoy and AJ Green.

Earlier on he made an offer to ChipRich. He wanted to trade Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and Denarius Moore for Calvin Johnson and Trent Richardson, wtf!!!

Its not a slur on him, hes a great guy and has run our league with honour and class, its just comedy.

He's like the online poker player who bets $5 into an $800 pot on the river in the hopes his opponent will misclick fold

These days, I'm more like 5c into an $8 pot, and no-one ever folds!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 22, 2012, 02:39:39 AM
Week 11 Report.  Need to get this one in now, seeing as we have the Turkey Day feast of football this evening:

Sheriff (6-5) 80.14 - Jek187 (7-4) 85.54 - Ship the sodding Snickers bar to Sheriff!  I deserve it this week (even though it was awarded elsewhere!)  After much prevaricating ahead of game time I decided I couldn't risk playing DJax with the unknown quantity of Foles throwing to him, and I couldn't play Cecil Shorts with a beat-up Blaine Gabbert throwing to him.  Both good calls, apart from the fact that Gabbert picked up another injury, got replaced by Chad 'about to go ballistic' Henne and the game went mad.  End result, 14 points on the bench that would have changed the result of this matchup!  Jek is now on a 5 game winning streak, albeit that this low scoring affair was his worst performance over that time, thanks mainly to Matt Ryan throwing 5 interceptions!  An opportunity missed, leaving me staring nervously over my shoulder in 6th place.  Jek can start to plan for his play-off campaign.

Marky/sharplea (4-7) 114.02 - Horneris (6-5) 131.10 - Double heartache for Taco Style this week as they run up the 2nd highest losing score of the season (replacing their own previous entry on the leaderboard) and lose star player Gronkowski in the process.  Horner's massive score was led by RG3's 34 points, who was near-perfect as the Redskins embarrassed the Eagles, but the Pats DEF weren't far behind and he could even afford to have Dwayne Bowe's duck-egg in the line up and Danario Alexander's 22pts on the bench.  Prior to breaking his arm, Gronk did manage to contribute 26pts to Taco's total, and there were healthy scores elsewhere, but they can now only match Sheriff's 6th place record so this looks like being a decisive blow in their play-off quest.  Horneris gets the win he desperately needed and is back in 5th place as a result.

Bobby1 (6-5) 73.46 - LeKnave (9-2) 107.78 - Another week, another win, for LeKnave yet the 7th win in a row is still not enough for him to take over top spot from the resilient Nakor.  This one was a comfortable win over Bobby1 led by the trio of Carson Palmer, Dez Bryant and LaRod Stevens-Howling(!!!)  Phil's team had healthy scores from his two QBs (albeit one on the bench) but struggled for points elsewhere and, he too, is in the squeaky bum part of the league with a 6-5 record.  No such worries for 9-2 LeKnave who's only remaining ambition over the next two weeks is to finally haul in Nakor and grab the No1 seed.

WPIL (3-8) 123.54 - ChipRich (5-6) 89.10 - More comfort for Horneris, after his woes of the previous week, as he also gets to see another team taken down by the might of WPIL's new-found form!  This time he managed to run up the 2nd highest total of the week, inspired by Andre Johnson's freakish performance, as they destroy ChipRich's team, which had tidy scoring from Peyton Manning, Trent Richardson and Megatron but a disaster in the form of Jeremy Maclin in the flex spot.  WPIL now charges out to a 3-8 record and on current form might end the season in a position which gives the impression that they actually participated in it!  Rich misses out on what he'd have thought was a golden chance to get into the play-off places.
 
Camel (5-6) 84.24 - Linux (2-9) 105.42 - Not content with one comedy result, the gameweek threw up a 2nd one with Linux' team also finding some form and securing a comfortable win over Camel.  Naturally, the big contributions came from the non-obvious spots of DEF and K (Packers and Shayne Graham respectively), along with another big week from Randall Cobb (ironically, now traded to Camel in one of this week's deals).  The score could have been much higher too, if Dalton and Lance Moore had started.  For Camel, the fact that TY Hilton outscored Aaron Rodgers says pretty much all you need to know about how his team performed.  His deadline week trade could prove to be a very sound piece of business, as he tries to claw back a one game deficit in the play-off chase.  Linux remains bottom for now.

Nakor (9-2) 64.76 - TightEnd (4-7) 60.58 - After setting all kinds of records of the good variety, Nakor now manages to set new standards at the arse-end of the record list by setting a new standard in the lowest winning score category.  Unsurprisingly, he achieved this mark against Tighty, who must surely have been contemplating suicide after this result, but in the end settled for being trade-raped by ChipRich (arguably, suicide might have been the less-shameful option!)  Top scorer for Nakor was Vincent Jackson with 17.40 points and he could even afford to have two doughnuts in the line-up.  We'll wait to see whether TightEnd's new line up of superstars from ChipRich can give him a decent score this week (don't hold your breath though!)  Nakor clings onto top spot as a result, Tighty is now at risk of being overhauled by WPIL!

Week 11 is in the books and, with it, we have 3 teams locked into the playoff spots.  Behind them, Bobby1, Horneris and Sheriff currently hold the 3 remaining places but Camel and ChipRich are hot on their heels.  Horneris and Sheriff meet in a crucial Week 12 matchup but the game of the week has to be the 7 game winning streak of LeKnave facing off against the 5-in-a-row Siberian Alcoholics.

No doubt every manager will be hoping that their games are done and dusted by Sunday so they don't have to bother themselves with the mouth-watering MNF game between the play-off high-draft pick chasing Panthers and Eagles (even I can't find a way to get excited about this).

And with that, it just remains to wish a Happy Thanksgiving Day to our American entrant, while for the rest of us it's simply another Thursday, albeit with 9 hours of NFL goodness in it!

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 154.44 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 10)
3) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 8 )
2) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
3) 51.00 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 10)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 64.76 - B Side's (Week 11) vs PancakeBlock
2) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
3) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF

Highest Losing Team Score:
1) 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos (Week 10) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 114.02 - Taco Style FF (Week 11) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
3) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD (Week 8 ) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 10) vs B Side's
2) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
3) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 22, 2012, 02:52:17 AM
Excellent post


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on November 22, 2012, 06:07:41 AM
BTW just for clarity and to avoid any worries of a carve up the trade I sent to LeKnave was deffo not as intended. I play in four lges on the NFL site and was flicking between cunning plans in 2 different lges and made a complete pigs ear of it.

I could be the first person in the league who has then actually tried to vote against his own trade going thru ;o( I actually sent a different trade to someone else at the same time too but realised I had sausage fingered that one and cancelled it.

Not surprisingly he thinks it is Christmas instead of Thanksgiving and has sent me half a dozen responses ;o)

I am also available for acts of complete buffonery on birthdays and other special occasions too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on November 22, 2012, 06:35:45 AM
In fact FML, Am I the only person in the league that has to play B Side twice?

I feel like Jim  Mora.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 22, 2012, 11:54:06 AM
In fact FML, Am I the only person in the league that has to play B Side twice?

I feel like Jim  Mora.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

One of my favourite NFL quotes!  I also love Singletary's "we go out and we hit people in the mouth".

Best one from this season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXmXrqPZxms



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 23, 2012, 01:31:40 PM
Interesting stat after last night's games.

Tighty didn't have a player in action yesterday, so is still sitting on zero points.  NFL.com have projected him to score 65.76 (albeit, their projections are shit!)  He's up against the formerly terrible, but still abandoned, team of WPIL who have already racked up 57.54 points from 3 players (Alfred Morris was also on his bench and scored another 17).

So, with a slight difference in actual points to the projections, there's a chance that TightEnd could have lost the matchup before any of his players take to the field, which I'm pretty sure would be a unique event if it does happen.


At one point yesterday, there was a similar looking gap developing in my matchup vs Horneris.  After the 2nd quarter madness in the Jet's game (3 Pat's TD's in 52secs, two of them from DEF), the Pats DEF had something like 35pts on top of RG3 and Witten's scores, vs 0 from Miles Austin (who got injured), 5 from Pettigrew (who had a fumble) and whatever point Brady had put up at the time.  Thankfully the gap narrowed a little by the end but the fatal blows may already have been delivered in that crucial matchup too.

In other words, FML!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on November 23, 2012, 08:15:11 PM
Is there any way I can see all previous trades/waivers for a league?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on November 23, 2012, 08:30:16 PM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on November 23, 2012, 08:53:07 PM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?

Gotta stick with Ryan i think. Dalton should have a decent enough game tho.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 23, 2012, 11:19:52 PM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?

Dalton.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on November 23, 2012, 11:21:12 PM
Is there any way I can see all previous trades/waivers for a league?


Transactions option under the 'League' tab.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 24, 2012, 04:22:22 AM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?

Defo Matty Ice for me


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on November 24, 2012, 02:45:46 PM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?

Defo Matty Ice for me

Agree, defo The Mattural


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 24, 2012, 03:03:00 PM
Question (another free league I'm in)

Matt Ryan against Tampa Bay or Andy Dalton against Oakland?

Defo Matty Ice for me

Agree, defo The Mattural

Dalton.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 25, 2012, 11:40:39 PM
Wish this was a dynasty league.

Colin Kaepernick is going to be the number 1 pick in fantasy drafts for the next decade.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on November 26, 2012, 04:55:31 AM
gg Camel.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on November 26, 2012, 04:07:01 PM
Wish this was a dynasty league.

Colin Kaepernick is going to be the number 1 pick in fantasy drafts for the next decade.

Kaepernick is certainly mighty impressive

Went into a loud dome, played all 55-60 snap counts off a silent count and helped him team win



RG3 is going to be the number one fantasy pick for years though isn't he? Passing yards, rushing touchdowns, going to have a better team around him over the next few years than he has now


oh, and gg me. Shit team doing worse lol


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 26, 2012, 05:53:57 PM
Next season I'm sure Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson will fight it out for number 1 pick and Doug Martin won't be far away.

You'd certainly expect to see RG3 taken in the first 10 tho, Colin borderline top 10 if he continues this vain of form from here on out, the rushing points for these two are just such huge factors.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on November 29, 2012, 01:09:14 PM
Hotting up in the playoff race...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 02, 2012, 04:39:56 PM
Week 12 Report.  The penultimate week of the regular season:

Sheriff (6-6) 85.22 - Horneris (7-5) 137.26 - Thank you Bryce Brown!  No, not for being the only bright spot in another turgid Eagles performance, but for ensuring that I could have no regrets about picking the wrong team in this matchup.  After he padded Horner's winning margin by another 27 points on MNF, I could take comfort in knowing that my entire team + bench wouldn't have been enough in this crucial matchup.  Of course I could point to the injuries - Austin got injured early on and got nothing, waiver pickup Parmele was named starter this week and promptly ran himself onto IR in his first start - but there was also the last minute swap to bring Fred Jackson in at flex ahead of Reggie Bush (that went well) and the fact that Colin Kapearnick decided to throw balls to Delanie Walker this week instead of Vernon Davis.  In the end it was all irrelevant as Horner's team compiled a massive score of 137 points with 3 players (Brown, RG3 and the Pats D) each scoring over 25pts.  Horneris should be good for a play-off spot now (more on that later), whilst Sheriff sits nervously in 6th place looking over his shoulder.  Gratz on the win, Brent!

LeKnave (10-2) 128.94 - Jek187 (7-5) 111.42 - The nominee for game of the week lived up to expectations, and LeKnave was the one still standing at the end to claim win number 8 in a row and end Jek's 5 game winning streak.  It was a quality matchup all round.  LeKnave came agonisingly close to the holy grail of double digit scores throughout the team (Brandon Marshall's 9.20 points being the exception, whilst he had two other WRs on the bench who would have done the job).  Jek also managed to get double digits from 7 of his team, and the difference in the matchup came, ironically, from his TEs, which is theoretically supposed to be his strongest position.  However Jimmy Graham (surprisingly) and Antonio Gates (no longer surprisingly) had disappointing returns.  LeKnave is still being frustrated in his attempt to top the league, but both teams demonstrated why they're in the top 3 in this matchup.

ChipRich (6-6) 96.50 - Marky/sharplea (4-8) 82.50 - ChipRich took full advantage of his Trade-Rape bonus and a timely pickup of, back-from-the-dead, Knowshon Moreno to prevail over Taco Style and stay in the play-off hunt.  Plenty of double-digit contributions throughout his team on the day, including some on the bench, means his only area of concern in the team looks to be at TE.  Taco Style's season ran out of steam at the wrong stage and they now only have the consolation play-offs to look forward to, and the loss of Gronk was apparent in the final score in this matchup.  The 14 point gap was just the sort of gap that a typical Gronk outing would fill.

Linux (2-10) 80.06 - Bobby1 (7-5) 107.98 - New addition Aaron Rodgers made no difference whatsoever to Linux's fortunes.  He lost again, nuff said!  Bobby1 should make the playoffs, Linux has secured 12th place.

TightEnd (4-8) 93.16 - WPIL (4-8) 129.74 - Contrary to previous reports, this didn't turn out to be the record-setting massacre that appeared possible early on.  Due to a bizarre mis-match in schedules, WPIL's team scored early, and heavily, whilst Tighty's points game largely in the Sunday Night and MNF games.  He eventually rattled up a respectable 93 points, but that was eclipsed by WPIL's 130pt total which gave him his 3rd win in a row and sees him overtake Tighty in the standings.  WPIL looks like he'll be the form team going into the consolation playoffs, so could well end up securing 7th place.  Imagine what could have been achieved with a manager!

Nakor (10-2) 105.60 - Camel (5-7) 98.64 - An important result in two aspects.  The narrow win for Nakor keeps him out in 1st place, holding off LeKnave for another week, and the loss for Camel keeps him relying on others with regard to making the playoffs.  Among the players in the starting line-ups, the most decisive factor in the result was Forte's injury, which restricted him to only 2.6 pts for Camel.  Both teams left points on the bench, and both achieved respectable scores.  As has been his way for much of the season, Nakor just had that bit extra at the end.

So as we hit the remainder of week 13 games, the play-off scenario is fascinating.  Nakor and LeKnave are in, and have secured byes, which we've pretty much known for weeks.  Behind them, there are 3 teams on 7-5, 2 on 6-6 and Camel on 5-7, all of whom can make the playoffs and who, theoretically can still miss out.  The uncertainty is down to the fact that the first tie-breaker in the standings is head to head record, so this throws up all sorts of scenarios depending on who's involved in the ties.  The really interesting one would come from wins for Sheriff, ChipRich, Linux, and Nakor, which would leave 5 teams on 7-5 battling out for 4 places (I haven't looked at who would come out on top, so it's possible that some 7-5 teams are already safe.  Jek's good at that sort of thing, as he takes the time to figure things out in his leagues!)  Another intriguing one is if Camel can get on level terms with Sheriff and ChipRich on 6-7, as he holds the tie-breaker over both teams.

I checked the setting on the site a couple of days ago, and it's not clear what the 2nd tie-breaker is if teams can't be split on H2H.  I wanted to set it at the start of the season as total points scored, but there's no option to choose, so it remains a mystery.  However, as Commish, I will vet the final standings after the league is settled, and if it's not clear how two equal teams have been split then I may have to manually intervene on the tables.  I'm desperately hoping this doesn't prove necessary, but H2H followed by total points scored is the obvious and most transparent way to split ties, and I'll revert to that if I can't figure out what's been used.  I really hope the inner workings of the site agrees with me, as I absolutely don't want to go down this route, but am declaring it now for transparency as I'm potentially involved in the shake-up!  If it does end up proving to be messy then I'll post in the thread and canvass votes if necessary.

Don't forget that, regardless of final position, this isn't the end of things for any team, as there are still fixtures for everyone in the playoffs and consolation playoff.  Some teams will get a week off next week, but as is the American way, final standings are determined by a play-off lottery rather than a season-long grind, so everyone has a chance to improve their positions.  Yes, even you Linux!

Good luck to everyone, apart from LeKnave who I obviously need to lose tonight (FML at having to play him again when I desperately need a win!)  Only kidding Dave ;)

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score:
1) 166.80 - B Side's (Week 5)
2) 154.44 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 10)
3) 149.94 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2)

Lowest Team Score:
1) 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 8 )
2) 47.90 - WeHateDallas (Week 5)
3) 51.00 - Ruxin's Ravens (Week 10)

Lowest Winning Team Score:
1) 64.76 - B Side's (Week 11) vs PancakeBlock
2) 77.00 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 7) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
3) 80.20 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 5) vs Taco Style FF

Highest Losing Team Score:
1) 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos (Week 10) vs Siberian Alcoholics
2) 114.02 - Taco Style FF (Week 11) vs Dr Mantis Toboggan MD
3) 113.48 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 5) vs Middleton Tyas Mayhem

Largest Winning Margin:
1) 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD (Week 8 ) vs Ruxin's Ravens
2) 73.34 - B Side's (Week 5) vs Ruxin's Ravens
3) 64.96 - Carisbrooke Chodes (Week 5) vs WeHateDallas

Narrowest Winning Margin:
1) 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 10) vs B Side's
2) 0.38 - B Side's (Week 3) vs Siberian Alcoholics
3) 0.60 - Siberian Alcoholics (Week 7) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
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Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 02:47:51 AM
One Brent Horner, there's only one Brent Horner!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 03, 2012, 02:59:21 AM
One Brent Horner, there's only one Brent Horner!

haha, throughout the day Rich has been offering me a free dominoes if I drop my players!!!

RG3 tomorrow still, will see how hungry I am.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:01:13 AM
One Brent Horner, there's only one Brent Horner!

haha, throughout the day Rich has been offering me a free dominoes if I drop my players!!!

RG3 tomorrow still, will see how hungry I am.

The way Bryce Brown is playing, you could put Le Knave in at QB tomorrow and you'd still beat Rich.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:01:23 AM
One Brent Horner, there's only one Brent Horner!

I'm singing that, plus the Albert Morris and Brent Celek versions!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 03, 2012, 03:02:28 AM
haha Keith. Bryce is ledge, I'll be gutted if McCoy comes back this season.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:04:42 AM
haha Keith. Bryce is ledge, I'll be gutted if McCoy comes back this season.

If they ever play Chicago with Brown at RB, Peanut Tillman fumbles caused line would be U/O 4.5!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:06:08 AM
One Brent Horner, there's only one Brent Horner!

I'm singing that, plus the Albert Morris and Brent Celek versions!

If WPIL beats me in this game from this position, my head might explode.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:10:17 AM
Celek TD in the 2nd half would make it interesting!

I had an email earlier from the Jaguars asking me to stop picking their RBs in my team.  They seem to think I'm causing the injuries!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:24:06 AM
Boom.

Celek injury!

Let's hope it's nothing minor.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on December 03, 2012, 03:29:11 AM
Haha, none of what he said is true. Im a million now I think, losing 1-0 to you both on H2H this season.

Is this the tiebreaker stuff Sheriff?

http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


Come on Celek and Alfie Morris 2mo!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:33:32 AM
A white guy receiving a Philly TD.

FML It must be fucking Celek.





















wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii forgot about Riley Cooper!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:37:03 AM
Haha, none of what he said is true. Im a million now I think, losing 1-0 to you both on H2H this season.

Is this the tiebreaker stuff Sheriff?

http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


Come on Celek and Alfie Morris 2mo!!

That's for the NFL itself.  The rules for the league are in Settings, but only show the 1st tie breaker!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:38:32 AM
A white guy receiving a Philly TD.

FML It must be fucking Celek.





















wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii forgot about Riley Cooper!

Celek's is next.  I can feel it in the Force!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on December 03, 2012, 03:41:25 AM
Ah shit, on my phone. Assumed it was Fantasy, well cos that's more important than actual NFL right? Lolol

This is your time Celek, take it son, take it!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:41:39 AM
A white guy receiving a Philly TD.

FML It must be fucking Celek.





















wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii forgot about Riley Cooper!

Celek's is next.  I can feel it in the Force!

I'm in a survivor pool where the prize is 10k.

10 people were alive going into today.

Me and another guy had Buffalo.

3 picked Baltimore and 5 picked Dallas.

So I don't mind really if Celek scores a td!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:42:34 AM
I shouldn't be so picky.  The novelty of Eagles touchdowns and having a lead is surreal enough.

The only team I want us to fuck up our draft pick position for is the Cowboys!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:45:02 AM
A white guy receiving a Philly TD.

FML It must be fucking Celek.





















wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii forgot about Riley Cooper!

Celek's is next.  I can feel it in the Force!

I'm in a survivor pool where the prize is 10k.

10 people were alive going into today.

Me and another guy had Buffalo.

3 picked Baltimore and 5 picked Dallas.

So I don't mind really if Celek scores a td!

I hope we do you a favour then, although the sweat after that wouls surely be unbearable!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 03:52:56 AM
A white guy receiving a Philly TD.

FML It must be fucking Celek.





















wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii forgot about Riley Cooper!

Celek's is next.  I can feel it in the Force!

I'm in a survivor pool where the prize is 10k.

10 people were alive going into today.

Me and another guy had Buffalo.

3 picked Baltimore and 5 picked Dallas.

So I don't mind really if Celek scores a td!

I hope we do you a favour then, although the sweat after that wouls surely be unbearable!

The amount of money I've lost on Barnsley in the last season and a half, it's about time a Sheriff supported team did me a favour.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 03, 2012, 03:59:26 AM
None of them have done me any favours since 1997 so don't get your hopes up!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 03, 2012, 04:28:10 AM
FFS


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 04, 2012, 04:01:05 AM
FUMBLE


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 04, 2012, 05:06:22 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk

:)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 06, 2012, 02:01:14 AM
I know this is a bit late to ask this..

But how does the Waiver Priority thing work?

I haven't been above 4 all year!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 06, 2012, 10:44:00 PM
I know this is a bit late to ask this..

But how does the Waiver Priority thing work?

I haven't been above 4 all year!

Our league has a rolling list which starts with the inverse order from the draft.  With each waiver claim, you drop to the bottom and then work your way back up.  It brings an element of strategy to the waiver process, which gets more pronounced as the league gets deeper (and the free agent pool dries up).

The more common alternative is that waivers reset each week to the inverse order of the standings.  It replicates the NFL more closely, but I'm not a fan.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 06, 2012, 10:48:29 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk

:)

Talking of replicating the NFL, the real league penalises players who make excessive celebrations or who taunt their opponents.  I feel that the league needs to replicate this as closely as possible and Camel's blatant violation has therefore resulted in a one position penalty in the overall standings.  Consequently, the 7th placed team will replace him in the playoffs.  Let this be a warning to all managers as to their future conduct.

Now just need to pop onto the site and see who the 7th placed team was .....


Sigh, FMMFL, WP Camel and the other playoff qualifiers.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 07, 2012, 12:44:59 AM
What about the Bok rule?

I would like to congratulate Jek on having a team that is better than mine in almost all positions.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 07, 2012, 10:59:56 AM
I know this is a bit late to ask this..

But how does the Waiver Priority thing work?

I haven't been above 4 all year!

Our league has a rolling list which starts with the inverse order from the draft.  With each waiver claim, you drop to the bottom and then work your way back up.  It brings an element of strategy to the waiver process, which gets more pronounced as the league gets deeper (and the free agent pool dries up).

The more common alternative is that waivers reset each week to the inverse order of the standings.  It replicates the NFL more closely, but I'm not a fan.

I wish I had known this excellent rule earlier!

Wouldn't have wasted my first decent FA position picking up Tom Crabtree who scored me the grand total of 0 points!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 07, 2012, 11:05:37 AM
What about the Bok rule?

I would like to congratulate Jek on having a team that is better than mine in almost all positions.



He's made a controversial decision at TE.

Starting Lewis above Gates.

That'll come back to haunt him imo.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 09, 2012, 05:44:05 PM
Got 7 up at 6pm to Camels 3.

Very much playing the pacemaker role, trying to get so far out in front that Camel can't catch me.

Hopefully I can replicate Rival D'Estruval's performance today.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 09, 2012, 05:46:14 PM
Montell Owens fml (?)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 09, 2012, 06:47:23 PM
Montell Owens fml (?)

Isn't he the talk show host?

(http://ajsupreme.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/montell-williams.jpg)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 09, 2012, 07:04:21 PM
Montell Owens fml (?)

Isn't he the talk show host?

(http://ajsupreme.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/montell-williams.jpg)

if he had been he might still have got a game for me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 09, 2012, 08:44:33 PM
Montell Owens fml (?)

Isn't he the talk show host?

(http://ajsupreme.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/montell-williams.jpg)

if he had been he might still have got a game for me.

32 yd td run by Oprah.

mbn


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 09, 2012, 09:11:50 PM
WD Keith, gl in the Semis.

Cheers Bryce and AJ, what absolute let downs you are.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 09, 2012, 09:20:21 PM
Horner using the dirtiest of tactics, the early concession.

Should be a 20 pt penalty.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 09, 2012, 09:24:52 PM
Horner using the dirtiest of tactics, the early concession.

Should be a 20 pt penalty.

Agreed, but there's a 30pt penalty for trying to pressuring the judges to enforce a penalty!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on December 09, 2012, 10:14:31 PM
Devastating, my teams got 113 with Calvin still to play.

no justice :(

gl everyone in playoffs tho. May the best team win


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on December 09, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
Cam comes up with 37 points tonight for me. Only about six weeks too late :-)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 09, 2012, 10:20:26 PM
Cam comes up with 37 points tonight for me. Only about six weeks too late :-)

Your team has scored less than that in some weeks hasn't it?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on December 09, 2012, 10:21:40 PM
OOOF!

Highest scoring team last week. Somehow


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 09, 2012, 11:28:12 PM
Devastating, my teams got 113 with Calvin still to play.

no justice :(

gl everyone in playoffs tho. May the best team win


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgDHEgnA3zg


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 10, 2012, 12:02:15 AM
Fuck off Kaepernick, just when Darren was getting me back into it from nowhere.

I hope I never ever wake up.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 10, 2012, 12:09:46 AM
Fuck off Kaepernick, just when Darren was getting me back into it from nowhere.

I hope I never ever wake up.

Sf -10, SF -6 second half and a zillion fantasy points in one play.

I am feeling more man love for Kaepernick than for any male since Sir Les wore the hoops.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 10, 2012, 01:35:36 AM
Devastating, my teams got 113 with Calvin still to play.

no justice :(

gl everyone in playoffs tho. May the best team win

The consolation playoffs are there for the taking.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 10, 2012, 03:26:40 PM
Always nice to see good sportsman and a graceful loser.

Unfortunately Brent Horner is neither of these things.

MANAGER RETIRED



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 10, 2012, 08:26:35 PM
Always nice to see good sportsman and a graceful loser.

Unfortunately Brent Horner is neither of these things.

MANAGER RETIRED

It's an annual tradition, it appears!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 10, 2012, 09:57:01 PM
Always nice to see good sportsman and a graceful loser.

Unfortunately Brent Horner is neither of these things.

MANAGER RETIRED

It's an annual tradition, it appears!

He's still got a chance!

Gotowski misses a couple of FGs tonight, Welker fumbles, Hernandez and Daniels go catchless.

He's through!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 10, 2012, 10:17:49 PM
Sorry, I'm both a very competitive and very bitter person and things like this mean a lot to me.

I've got a good heart tho.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on December 10, 2012, 10:23:40 PM
Sorry, I'm both a very competitive and very bitter person and things like this mean a lot to me.

I've got a good heart tho.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgDHEgnA3zg


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on December 10, 2012, 10:25:57 PM
I've enjoyed reading the weekly write ups from Curtis even though we've mostly been on the receiving end, so thanks for that and thanks to Adam for ensuring we fielded a side each week!

Definitely need to invest some time in learning how best to approach things for next season and I might even be able to run my own team (into the ground) next year :)



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 10, 2012, 10:37:38 PM
I've enjoyed reading the weekly write ups from Curtis even though we've mostly been on the receiving end, so thanks for that and thanks to Adam for ensuring we fielded a side each week!

Definitely need to invest some time in learning how best to approach things for next season and I might even be able to run my own team (into the ground) next year :)



Yeah, sorry for not getting one out in time this week.  Will be doing a two week catch up after this week is over.

And I'm pretty sure everyone has been on the receiving end.

Except LeKnave.  I'm still waiting for him to lose again!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 11, 2012, 02:14:51 PM
Well played Jek and all 4 of the semi finalists.

Thanks for running the league Curtis, was good fun.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on December 13, 2012, 12:29:37 PM
Every week my team has just about picked itself, since dropping Vick early doors no real decisions to make, as my squad has been thin at best.

Now the biggest game of the year and I have some choices to make, I am not good at making decisions.
But imagine if the Norfolk boy could beat the American at his own game, the glory . . . .

Best of luck Mr Jek.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 13, 2012, 01:07:32 PM
Every week my team has just about picked itself, since dropping Vick early doors no real decisions to make, as my squad has been thin at best.

Now the biggest game of the year and I have some choices to make, I am not good at making decisions.
But imagine if the Norfolk boy could beat the American at his own game, the glory . . . .

Best of luck Mr Jek.

Ooh, nice tactic!

Not the shameful early concession, but a more subtle blend of self-deprecation and fake sportsmanship which takes the artform to a new level.

Not quite sure whether the USA have ever seen tactics such as this deployed, but it could be the difference-maker.

Definitely worth 10 bonus points, IMO!

nh sir!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 13, 2012, 11:38:34 PM
Every week my team has just about picked itself, since dropping Vick early doors no real decisions to make, as my squad has been thin at best.

Now the biggest game of the year and I have some choices to make, I am not good at making decisions.
But imagine if the Norfolk boy could beat the American at his own game, the glory . . . .

Best of luck Mr Jek.

I can guarantee one thing.

LeKnave and me are certainly cheering you on!

GL sir!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 16, 2012, 06:05:51 PM
Good luck today to Colin, Matt, Frank, Mike, Randal, Aaron, Owen, Wesley and Stephen.

Win one for the Gipper.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 16, 2012, 06:11:38 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CCwxMvXPZo

Go Mayhem!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 16, 2012, 07:13:44 PM
Fuck off Peterson


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on December 16, 2012, 07:59:58 PM
James Jones. Trade rape.......!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 16, 2012, 08:00:04 PM
Josh Freeman tho.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 16, 2012, 11:44:55 PM
I am fkin cursed.

Dennis Pitta scores 2 long tds that he sould never in a million years scored on.

Now Mike Wallace catches a 60 yd pass and is down at the effing 1.

Congrats Jones, wp.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on December 17, 2012, 12:09:05 AM
 Giants being locked out killed me. Was a fun year.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on December 17, 2012, 04:53:38 AM
im really enjoying this game camel, ty for ruining it for me.

gg urself.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on December 17, 2012, 04:54:54 AM
the dirtiest of tactics, the early concession.

Should be a 20 pt penalty.

ahem


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 17, 2012, 04:57:15 AM
the dirtiest of tactics, the early concession.

Should be a 20 pt penalty.

ahem

I've left about 50 points on the fkn bench!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 18, 2012, 02:33:48 AM
Kill me now.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on December 18, 2012, 04:44:33 AM
fking life


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 18, 2012, 12:22:39 PM
Bring on the Alcoholics!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 18, 2012, 12:58:56 PM
A bizarre week of scoring has resulted in playoff upsets in every league I've been involved with, and losing Nakor and LeKnave is a classic example of this.

Gotta pray that the Camel can stop the Jek juggernaut now and keep the prize in the home of NFL expertise, not send it over to the Americans!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:03:32 PM
For a manager who has supposedly retired he's doing a pretty good job in wrecking my Championship plans

Your waiver request for Indianapolis Colts was denied because another team had a higher waiver priority.

hygligulh;ojhnvfgytftydetsrehsvhjb,m lkm;ml;jihyfytrdxd


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:07:56 PM
If the amount I lose by is more than covered by the difference by the points scored by the Indy defense over whichever sorry unit I pick up; I swear there will be violence.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 19, 2012, 02:17:23 PM
haha my intention was to help you not hinder you

Jek had a higher waiver pick and needed a defence.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 19, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
For a manager who has supposedly retired he's doing a pretty good job in wrecking my Championship plans

Your waiver request for Indianapolis Colts was denied because another team had a higher waiver priority.

hygligulh;ojhnvfgytftydetsrehsvhjb,m lkm;ml;jihyfytrdxd

This I have absolutely no issue with.  I'd prefer it it every team played hard until the end, but there is a natural drop off at this stage without a doubt.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on December 19, 2012, 02:19:49 PM
Surprisingly I find myself in the consolation final after I trade raped Chip Rich for James Jones/Jonathan Dwyer (at the bottom of their reaspective performance curves) for Jamaal Charles (at the top of his) I haven't lost since.

An old and much respected adversary is my opponent, but as the underdog who did not even choose his own team in the draft I am going to give it my best shot

:-)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:21:46 PM
For a manager who has supposedly retired he's doing a pretty good job in wrecking my Championship plans

Your waiver request for Indianapolis Colts was denied because another team had a higher waiver priority.

hygligulh;ojhnvfgytftydetsrehsvhjb,m lkm;ml;jihyfytrdxd

This I have absolutely no issue with.  I'd prefer it it every team played hard until the end, but there is a natural drop off at this stage without a doubt.

Me too, I'm joking!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:27:30 PM
If we do this again next year, there's alot of things I'd do differently.

But top of them is work out a waiver strategy.

This year, I've just looked who is available and put in a claim. Hoping for the best.

I wasted my best waiver position on Tom fkn Crabtree. Would have been better to play with one TE that week.

Much more patience is required.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:30:04 PM
If you pick up a FA, do you lose your waiver position?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 19, 2012, 02:33:17 PM
If you pick up a FA, do you lose your waiver position?

no


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
Eff me. There's even a tip in that AP Draft me Maybe video I never considered.

The bird says she is drafting Toby Gerhart, so the bloke can't have him as a back up plan if AP's knee really was fkd.

Using waiver position to bugger up an opponents plans.

God, there's alot more to this rubbish than I imagined.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:36:51 PM
If you pick up a FA, do you lose your waiver position?

no

So picking up Tom Crabtree from waivers was possibly the worst move in the history of Fantasy football.

FML


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 19, 2012, 02:42:59 PM
I can't decide if Fantasy NFL is the best thing in the world ever or the worst and the inventor should rot in hell for eternity.

It's definitely one of the two though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 19, 2012, 10:09:25 PM
Surprisingly I find myself in the consolation final after I trade raped Chip Rich for James Jones/Jonathan Dwyer (at the bottom of their reaspective performance curves) for Jamaal Charles (at the top of his) I haven't lost since.

An old and much respected adversary is my opponent, but as the underdog who did not even choose his own team in the draft I am going to give it my best shot

:-)

Really?  I thought you were playing me!  ;ifm;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 19, 2012, 10:11:57 PM
I can't decide if Fantasy NFL is the best thing in the world ever or the worst and the inventor should rot in hell for eternity.

It's definitely one of the two though.

No need to thank me!

And we WILL be doing this next year, hopefully bigger and better than ever before!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 22, 2012, 12:02:17 AM
Only the Septic Tank stands in the way.

Colin et al...

One time for Queen, country, Camel and Kenneth Brannagh

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 22, 2012, 01:45:24 AM
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 22, 2012, 05:37:33 AM
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

Reading that makes me think of Brian Blessed in Blackadder!

Take it down Mr Camel, for Quenn, country and Sheriff's future health and welfare!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 23, 2012, 09:58:27 AM
First blood drawn by Jek in blondeBowl II, with Matt Ryan amassing 29.66 points overnight.

It's a fairly hefty stake in the ground but Camel has plenty of ammo to respond in the remaining games.

And if Jek does win, we can now blame the Detroit Lions for allowing it to' happen!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 01:41:38 PM
FML I've lost before my first man trots onto the field.

Congrats jek wp.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 23, 2012, 01:54:17 PM
FML I've lost before my first man trots onto the field.

Congrats jek wp.

Oh no, the early concession, and in the biggest game of his life!!!

It's still early in the 1st quarter, but will this outrageous incident define the rest of the matchup.

At the very least, it's a sign that he's struggling to handle the pressure on the big stage!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 02:04:33 PM
Seriously, I might change my lineup because of this stellar start.

Now to have any chance of winning I almost certainly need Kap to have a mega day.

So maybe play Crabtree and bench one of my other WRs.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 23, 2012, 03:53:13 PM
Don't do it


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on December 23, 2012, 06:46:54 PM
[18:34:41] Moody: cobbs a beast
[18:35:14] leknave: camel owes u a large drink if he wins


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 07:38:49 PM
The only question is, will Doug Martin's second half touchdown run be 85 yards or 90?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 07:55:14 PM
Aaron Rodgers on the trading block.

Who wants him?

Looking for a top 5 rb at least

Forte and Cobb?

Self inflicted trade rape imo.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 10:45:02 PM
This coach absolutely does not stand for any complacency.

Play 100% to every whistle lads.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 23, 2012, 11:28:21 PM
oioi Champ.

nice work mate


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 11:31:09 PM
oioi Champ.

nice work mate

Posted 2 minutes after Forte limps off the field!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 23, 2012, 11:36:16 PM
oioi Champ.

nice work mate

Posted 2 minutes after Forte limps off the field!

oops. if you don't win from there tho we are going to have to get the league beatified. ;o)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 23, 2012, 11:42:11 PM
oioi Champ.

nice work mate

Posted 2 minutes after Forte limps off the field!

oops. if you don't win from there tho we are going to have to get the league beatified. ;o)

I benefited from Jones managing to garner 6 combined points from Josh Freeman and Ray Rice last week.

I'm not counting any chickens!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 24, 2012, 12:26:53 AM
oioi Champ.

nice work mate

Posted 2 minutes after Forte limps off the field!

oops. if you don't win from there tho we are going to have to get the league beatified. ;o)

I benefited from Jones managing to garner 6 combined points from Josh Freeman and Ray Rice last week.

I'm not counting any chickens!

I'm going to feel bad if you don't get there now. please get there!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2012, 01:39:40 AM
To be fair, if Camel fails to make it from here, he probably needs a ban of some kind!

Apparently, this is advanced tactical deployment of the early concession, the like of which has never been seen before!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 24, 2012, 04:37:15 AM
We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten the USA at Fantasy football!!

It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten USA! USA, land of the free.

Norman Schwarzkopf Jr, William Randolph Hearst, Franklin D Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Mike Tyson, Paris Hilton. We have beaten them all. We have beaten them all. George W Bush can you hear me?

George W Bush, your boys took one hell of a beating!

Fkin tough though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2012, 10:19:49 AM
Congrats Camel on following the NYG route to blondeBowl II.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 24, 2012, 11:32:58 AM
Feel a bit of a fraud really.

I was very lucky to make the playoffs and all 3 teams I beat in the playoffs were better managed and had more talent on their squad than mine.

Thanks for running this Curtis, it was really good fun.

Time to start the scouting for next season already!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 24, 2012, 12:11:13 PM
Well done Keith,  did you say earlier in the year it was your first FF season too?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 24, 2012, 02:49:52 PM
Well done Keith,  did you say earlier in the year it was your first FF season too?

Thanks Phil.

Yep, my first ever season. Never even played Fantasy Football for the Premiership.

Better watch out next season, I've got lots of sneaky ideas for new tactics!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on December 24, 2012, 04:44:51 PM
Well done Camel and thanks for doing it all sheriff.

Great write ups (even tho i didn't have many positives)

On another note, i won our double roster league with forfeit for the loser, look out for the forfeit coming from Brent v v soon.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Marky147 on December 24, 2012, 05:00:56 PM
Congrats Keith well done!

Thanks again Curtis for running everything Curtis, the write ups are incred and it's com watching everyone go at it even though I'm never 100% sure I know why :D

Might make it a NY res to invest some time in FF before next year  ;ashamed;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2012, 05:01:30 PM
Feel a bit of a fraud really.

I was very lucky to make the playoffs and all 3 teams I beat in the playoffs were better managed and had more talent on their squad than mine.

Thanks for running this Curtis, it was really good fun.

Time to start the scouting for next season already!

I did point out in a few of the updates that the target was to make the play-offs, and from there anything can happen.  In that respect, it replicates the NFL perfectly, even though it can be somewhat harsh on the teams who boss the regular season.  Part of me hates it, but it's authentic!

Right then, the recruiting season for next season kicks off in earnest right now!

Can everyone please confirm whether they want to do this all over again next year, as those places are guaranteed.  It'll be a variable buy-in once again so there'll be an option to suit all budgets, but I'll reconfirm everything near to the time.  I just want to make sure that the interest is still there from the regulars upfront (and also allow WPIL the necessary number of months required for him to catch up on things!)

We do have one drop out already, in that Jek has advised that he has too many leagues to deal with so is opting out of returning for the blonde one.  As you recall, he was a last minute fill-in to give us even numbers and let this run so, whether you loved or loathed his participation this season, his entry did allow us to run the league with everyone who wanted in this season.  My thanks go to him for helping me out at short-notice, when needed, but I'm glad his late run of form didn't win it (thus allowing me the brag of having won his league full of Americans, but not vice versa!)

Also, I'm happy to take all feedback on tweaks, suggestions, changes for next year.  Feel free to have your say while things are still fresh in the memory.

Oh, and a warning to the newbie players out there.  Things will be a bit weird for a few weeks as there is still an NFL season going on, but it's a strange and empty feeling to not have rosters, waivers, etc to worry about from now on (the play-off game on nfl.com is fun, but a tad random to be played for anything more than fun, IMO).

Sorry that the weekly updates tailed off towards the end, but real-life got in the way for a while.  I was keen to try to keep the thread alive during the season, as it kind of died in Season 1, and I think it was a success in this respect, if nothing else.  I certainly enjoyed the increased level of banter, and I'll be aiming for a 100% report completion rate next year.

Hope you all have a great Christmas.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 24, 2012, 05:29:53 PM
In a league I have played with the same guys for about ten years the guy that was in front with 2 games to go would win the league for the first time if Bryce Brown doesn't score 28 against him in the Monday night game that week, he does and he loses by 1 point.

The week after it is the last week and he now plays the guy in second, who can now overtake him with a win. The both put up big scores and he loses a heart breaker on Monday night. they actually chopped the league prize money up before the game so he gets about 300 odd quid.

He gets thru the play offs to the final this week and decides to leave Marshawn Lynch out coz of his match up so all the players in the teams will have played before the late game. With under 2mins to go he is 2 in front but the other guy still has the Zona D in play, so even if they get a 1 pt sack or a 2 pt interception he would still win, he also has the safety net of Chicago getting over 300 yards against the Zona D to knock off some more points or Chicago scoring again to also take points off the Zona D. They stall on 297 offensive yards and they choose to kick a fg when miles in front with very little time left.

So the fg will almost certainly win him the title as he will be about 4 in front and The Zona D would need to return the kick off for a td to beat him, unlikely as Chicago will prob squib it. Chicago go for the fg, Zona block it and retrieve the ball, return it up the pitch for a TD and add six points to his oppo's total and he gets beaten 106-102.

He is almost in tears with rage tho top dealing tekkers mean he finished 2nd in the league stage but got half the prize money and they chopped the play off cash too, so he has actually won more cash for not  winning anything than both the guys that won the league and the play offs tho he would happily have won less and got the league and play off title instead. FF is that kind of game.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on December 24, 2012, 05:31:33 PM
Things can only go up for me, so I'm IN.

Maybe instead of 2 TEs we can have 1 TE and 1 extra flex?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 24, 2012, 05:35:18 PM
I'm in too, I liked the format but would prefer 1 TE and no replacement for that position.

Cheers for running it mate, was good fun in that painful FF way.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 24, 2012, 07:15:31 PM
I hope jek wasn't offended by some of the banter?

I noticed he didn't post for the last couple of months of the season (which seemed a bit weird as he made the Championship game!), so if he didn't like it/understand it, apologise and tell him it was nothing personal!

I like the exact league format we've got.

The one thing which irks me is garbage time scoring.

The most important thing in NFL is winning, and I wonder if there's a position for drafting a head coach in the league? And he gets pts for a win and minus points for a loss.

Could also give points for the team d for inning/losing a game. Maybe even qb?





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: TightEnd on December 24, 2012, 07:19:53 PM
In for next year, and will move anything to make the draft and try to be competitive

Not as huge fan of 2 TE personally, don't feel the position has the point scoring depth to make all teams competitive

Of course you can try todraft the marquee TE's early, but not everyone can

the spread of point scoring at other positions means you can make up for a wekness at WRetc but in a two TE league its very tricky if you don't get a top 5 TE



thanks for running it, the weekly reports were great


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2012, 07:45:41 PM
I hope jek wasn't offended by some of the banter?

I noticed he didn't post for the last couple of months of the season (which seemed a bit weird as he made the Championship game!), so if he didn't like it/understand it, apologise and tell him it was nothing personal!

I think this is more down to available time than anything else.  He's in quite a few leagues, some for big money, and is commissioner in a lot of them too so I doubt he has as much time to post as I'd have hoped he would.

I think he catches up at sporadic moments and I know at one point he was skim reading my reports by only reading the bit about his game.

He's a top guy, very intelligent, very competitive (as most of you lot are too, hence the odd clash here and there!)  He can banter with the best of them, so I doubt it was anything more than that.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: KarmaDope on December 24, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
Definitely, definitely in. Have the bug now!

Maybe not for our league, but are there leagues where we can draft defensive players and they get points for sacks/tackles etc?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 24, 2012, 11:09:31 PM
Definitely, definitely in. Have the bug now!

Maybe not for our league, but are there leagues where we can draft defensive players and they get points for sacks/tackles etc?

yes, I play a league on NFL.com that drafts a linebacker and a defensive line man with this scoring system

Tackle:1 point
Sack:3 points
Defense Interception:4 points
Forced Fumble:2 points
Fumbles Recovery:2 points
Touchdown (Interception return):6 points
Touchdown (Fumble return):6 points
Touchdown (Blocked kick):6 points
Blocked Kick (punt, FG, PAT):2 points
Safety:4 points
10+ Tackles Bonus:3 points


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 24, 2012, 11:41:50 PM
The IDP option is a bit of a specialist tweak and I've tried to keep the league relatively 'standard' in format to make it accessible to newcomers.  As sharplea and Camel have found, it's pretty addictive once you get into it but both probably had reservations at the start of the season.

The Double Roster League I play that Jek runs is a great format, IMO, but I shy away from that for similar reasons as you really need to know the depth charts quite well and a backup RB on a team is a rare commodity in the free agent player pool, which would make it tough for a casual player to get the bug.  The 2nd TE position we played this year gives you an idea of that and, if anything, that's the area that is probably least popular in this league and might need a rethink.

It's all about finding a balance to suit the players we have.  If we get to a point where everyone is a seasoned veteran then those are the start of things we can look at, but my initial aim would be to try to get to a league size of 14, maybe 16, players and that means trying to find a few more newbies for next season.

We're lucky in that this league has a lot of serious NFL bettors playing in it, so there's a wealth of knowledge in the league beyond what you'd typically expect in a UK league.  The flipside is that maybe this discourages a few people who might be interested in giving it a spin from having a go.  I hope not, but I suspect it has an impact.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: ChipRich on December 27, 2012, 07:55:15 AM
Wd Camel, got in by the skin of your teeth and ended up going all.the.wayyyyyyyyyyyy. Nice

As for next year, wasnt a huge fan of double TE,  but was still interesting and something different. Would be interested in double QB instead tho?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 27, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
<Grunch>

Hey Guys,

I'm the Siberian Alcoholics in your Fantasy Football League Extraordinaire. The Sheriff asked me to join as a favor to make sure you had an even number of teams and nobody had to sit out. But I didn't do it as a favor to him. Rather, for the novelty of being the only Yank in FFB full of Brits. Who ever heard of such an outlandish thing.

Good luck to you all, except when you play me. Also, in case it needs to be announced beforehand, I'm in for the larger buy-in.

Taking American money is twice as sweet as taking Horneris money.

Welcome to blonde.

Just been looking back on the thread for the payout info (the plan went badly wrong this season and I actually have to make payment to another manager!)

Looks like Camel was way ahead of us all this season.  He got his trash talk in for the final several months ahead of time!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: WPIL on December 28, 2012, 11:21:16 AM
Hi, would like to be in again next year, apologies for not really making an effort this year but had a lot of other stuff on my plate. Will make more of an effort next year especially as I have really got back into the whole NFL thing this year (the Skins having a couple of promising rookies will do that for you) as well watching my usual college football.
Well done to Mr Camel on you win over Jek, here's hoping the Skins can go one better in the real world.
Lets beat those Cowboys


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: jek187 on December 29, 2012, 10:27:25 PM
I hope jek wasn't offended by some of the banter?

I noticed he didn't post for the last couple of months of the season (which seemed a bit weird as he made the Championship game!), so if he didn't like it/understand it, apologise and tell him it was nothing personal!

I like the exact league format we've got.

No problem at all. As Sheriff said, I just became swamped with a bunch of other commitments, so didn't have time to banter as would have been proper.

As far as the team goes, I can't believe this piece of shit squad made it as far as it did. This team was more or less garbage that just got a nice string of lucky breaks/big games. Of course, I've had awesome teams get pwned by variance before, so I guess it all works out. Grats to you Camel on the big win, it's always good to see someone with a healthy enjoyment for the hobby have a good first experience. You should be thoroughly hooked now. ;)

You guys seem like a good group, and if we were ever to meet up, I'd be happy to buy you a beer. Well, except Horneris, he'd have to lick my taint first.

Happy New Year, and best of luck to you all next year.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: bobby1 on December 29, 2012, 11:33:00 PM
I hope jek wasn't offended by some of the banter?

I noticed he didn't post for the last couple of months of the season (which seemed a bit weird as he made the Championship game!), so if he didn't like it/understand it, apologise and tell him it was nothing personal!

I like the exact league format we've got.

No problem at all. As Sheriff said, I just became swamped with a bunch of other commitments, so didn't have time to banter as would have been proper.

As far as the team goes, I can't believe this piece of shit squad made it as far as it did. This team was more or less garbage that just got a nice string of lucky breaks/big games. Of course, I've had awesome teams get pwned by variance before, so I guess it all works out. Grats to you Camel on the big win, it's always good to see someone with a healthy enjoyment for the hobby have a good first experience. You should be thoroughly hooked now. ;)

You guys seem like a good group, and if we were ever to meet up, I'd be happy to buy you a beer. Well, except Horneris, he'd have to lick my taint first.

Happy New Year, and best of luck to you all next year.

All the best Jek.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on December 29, 2012, 11:52:24 PM
I hope jek wasn't offended by some of the banter?

I noticed he didn't post for the last couple of months of the season (which seemed a bit weird as he made the Championship game!), so if he didn't like it/understand it, apologise and tell him it was nothing personal!

I like the exact league format we've got.

No problem at all. As Sheriff said, I just became swamped with a bunch of other commitments, so didn't have time to banter as would have been proper.

As far as the team goes, I can't believe this piece of shit squad made it as far as it did. This team was more or less garbage that just got a nice string of lucky breaks/big games. Of course, I've had awesome teams get pwned by variance before, so I guess it all works out. Grats to you Camel on the big win, it's always good to see someone with a healthy enjoyment for the hobby have a good first experience. You should be thoroughly hooked now. ;)

You guys seem like a good group, and if we were ever to meet up, I'd be happy to buy you a beer. Well, except Horneris, he'd have to lick my taint first.

Happy New Year, and best of luck to you all next year.

Thanks jek.

Your post explaining the priorities of fantasy Football was epic.

Enjoyed your participation, hope you change your mind and find the time to play next season.

We like your money.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 30, 2012, 12:38:47 AM
Toddle off back to America Jek my son and take your Nate Washington shirt with you

WD Keith The Camel, a true champion!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on December 31, 2012, 05:01:01 AM
http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17208&selGrp=17208&entryID=179402

oi oi!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 31, 2012, 12:55:55 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-pigskin-pickem/en/group?groupID=17208&selGrp=17208&entryID=179402

oi oi!

Huge final week for the Horner monster!  nh wp gg


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Nakor on January 03, 2013, 02:59:38 PM
Sheriff - thanks for running was much fun, defo in next year.

Camel - Well played sir.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on January 05, 2013, 11:58:34 PM
After a year of funking for Owen Daniels I can't help myself but cheer every time he makes a catch!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: LeKnave on January 06, 2013, 01:11:08 AM
After a year of funking for Owen Daniels I can't help myself but cheer every time he makes a catch!

lol yeah i found myself doing my screw at gresham all game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Linux on January 17, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Myself, Leknave, Horneris, Rooks, Middy and chiprich are in a double roster with a forfeit league.

As the Champion of that league i get to post the losers forfeit.

I present to you Brent "Horneris" Horner singing call me maybe.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G395eWBGO5E



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Horneris on January 17, 2013, 11:06:43 PM
ffs why couldn't Rich or Middy lose


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: The Camel on January 17, 2013, 11:10:45 PM
Myself, Leknave, Horneris, Rooks, Middy and chiprich are in a double roster with a forfeit league.

As the Champion of that league i get to post the losers forfeit.

I present to you Brent "Horneris" Horner singing call me maybe.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G395eWBGO5E



FFS, why didn't you get him to do the actions which go along with the song?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 04, 2013, 01:16:49 AM
OK peeps, time to get this show on the road again for the new season.

I'm not planning on major changes to the format from last season, but am open to feedback from everyone.  There will be a variable buy-in once again (probably the same choice of $20 or $100, so hopefully the low option won't put off interested newcomers).

Auction date will be a midweek evening as close to the start of Week 1 (first game of the season is September 5th) as we can get, so that the real-life rosters are as final as possible.  For now, let's say Tuesday 3rd September at 9pm, provisionally, but subject to feedback from everyone.

Further details on format to be confirmed once we know the likely number of teams playing, so for now please just post in the thread to confirm participation (existing players) or to express interest in joining the fun if you haven't played before.  Anyone not sure, feel free to ask questions on the thread or to PM me.  A good place to start would be to skim through the thread which has the last two season's shenanigans contained within.

Cliffs: Huge fun for a minimal spend and a great way to improve your appreciation/understanding of the NFL, if nothing else.  Camel is the defending champion, after prevailing in his rookie season of Fantasy NFL.

Roll up, roll up, the recruitment campaign begins again......


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on July 04, 2013, 11:03:35 AM
Yes please

lower level buy in please


were you continuing with the same roster format/split?

no criticism, just wondering....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on July 04, 2013, 11:35:12 AM
$20 buy-in and I'm in. Anything over would be pushing it against the Landrys and Lombardis of these pages.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on July 04, 2013, 03:33:00 PM
In again.

1 TE only this season please, especially in the light of recent events.

Would there be any interest for a second league in the dynasty format? Keeps people interested even after they are no longer contending.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 04, 2013, 04:49:35 PM
$20 buy-in and I'm in. Anything over would be pushing it against the Landrys and Lombardis of these pages.


It's a variable buy-in, so you have the choice of $20 or $100, with those paying the higher fee competing for the equivalent of a side-pot.  Consequently, the 'twenty is plenty' peeps are not priced out.

1st newcomer to the fold already makes Sheriff a happy Commish!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 04, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
Yes please

lower level buy in please


were you continuing with the same roster format/split?

no criticism, just wondering....

In general terms yes, but it's not worth making the final decision until I know likely numbers.  A roster planned for a 20 team league is no good in a 10 team league, and vice versa.

I'm planning on keeping the 2TE rule though, just out of spite :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on July 04, 2013, 05:03:46 PM
no problem

I was, with hindsight, wholly unprepared for the impact of 2TE last year and under-researched

Not a mistake I will make this year :-)



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on July 04, 2013, 05:21:28 PM
$20 buy-in and I'm in. Anything over would be pushing it against the Landrys and Lombardis of these pages.


It's a variable buy-in, so you have the choice of $20 or $100, with those paying the higher fee competing for the equivalent of a side-pot.  Consequently, the 'twenty is plenty' peeps are not priced out.

1st newcomer to the fold already makes Sheriff a happy Commish!

Right. Understood.

Excellent.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on July 04, 2013, 05:36:30 PM
I'd be interested. In for the $20 level.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on July 04, 2013, 05:39:58 PM
in again mate, $100 for me.

cheers Sheriff.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 04, 2013, 05:40:10 PM
no problem

I was, with hindsight, wholly unprepared for the impact of 2TE last year and under-researched

Not a mistake I will make this year :-)



Note to self: throw in a curveball when Tighty has researched in full.

Perhap's the suggestion of 4TE's on the other thread needs further thought.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on July 04, 2013, 06:23:04 PM
no problem

I was, with hindsight, wholly unprepared for the impact of 2TE last year and under-researched

Not a mistake I will make this year :-)



Note to self: throw in a curveball when Tighty has researched in full.

Perhap's the suggestion of 4TE's on the other thread needs further thought.

Or the Pats set up of no tight ends?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: WPIL on July 06, 2013, 01:41:29 PM
In please!
My predictions for the upcoming season
Green Bay to beat Pittsburgh
Best 2 teams probably in the NFC West but think that division is going to be brutal this year and they could cancel each other out, injuries etc
Looking forward to RG3 second season


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on July 06, 2013, 01:47:30 PM
In please!
My predictions for the upcoming season
Green Bay to beat Pittsburgh
Best 2 teams probably in the NFC West but think that division is going to be brutal this year and they could cancel each other out, injuries etc
Looking forward to RG3 second season

Don't want to sound like a nit but are you going to play it properly this year?

Kinda spoilt the game last year that you left your team unmanaged, gave a massive advantage to the teams who played yours late in the season or played you twice.

Everyone else devoted a bit of time/effort to the game and that's what makes it work so well.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on July 06, 2013, 01:50:03 PM
Oh and in obv.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on July 06, 2013, 01:58:06 PM
Go on then.

I have never done fantasy football before so in for the small buy in.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: WPIL on July 06, 2013, 02:01:55 PM
Hello Camel

I will make an effort this year, last year had things in life that were far more important to deal with that kinda came out of the blue



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on July 06, 2013, 02:35:45 PM
in


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 06, 2013, 03:54:55 PM
Go on then.

I have never done fantasy football before so in for the small buy in.


Welcome aboard.

No overseas trip to stop you this year then?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on July 06, 2013, 04:07:45 PM
Hello Camel

I will make an effort this year, last year had things in life that were far more important to deal with that kinda came out of the blue



Nothing personal mate, I understand it wasn't deliberate but it was a pity.

Good luck this season.

Hope you come second.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on July 06, 2013, 04:12:00 PM
Go on then.

I have never done fantasy football before so in for the small buy in.


Welcome aboard.

No overseas trip to stop you this year then?


Got that all out of the way early in the year!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on July 07, 2013, 11:01:22 AM
In after last year - is there any way we can choose individual defensive positions rather than just a team DEF?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 07, 2013, 12:33:10 PM
In after last year - is there any way we can choose individual defensive positions rather than just a team DEF?

Probably not this season, until I've played a league with them in and assessed what value (or not) they add to the experience (I'm drafting one at the moment, which is an online auction-based draft, which is also a new experience).

My view ahead of playing them, is that they're similar to kickers and DEF, in that it's a bit of a lottery as to what you get so it's more of a lottery to pick them.  If so, having more of this on the roster would be -EV.

Also, I still want to keep things relatively simple to attract new players, so the team DEF works in that respect.

Hope that doesn't read as too dismissive, but much of what I've done with this league so far has been based on the good/bad from other leagues I've played, so I wouldn't introduce anything to it that I'd not test driven over a full season first.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on July 07, 2013, 12:38:12 PM
In after last year - is there any way we can choose individual defensive positions rather than just a team DEF?

Probably not this season, until I've played a league with them in and assessed what value (or not) they add to the experience (I'm drafting one at the moment, which is an online auction-based draft, which is also a new experience).

My view ahead of playing them, is that they're similar to kickers and DEF, in that it's a bit of a lottery as to what you get so it's more of a lottery to pick them.  If so, having more of this on the roster would be -EV.

Also, I still want to keep things relatively simple to attract new players, so the team DEF works in that respect.

Hope that doesn't read as too dismissive, but much of what I've done with this league so far has been based on the good/bad from other leagues I've played, so I wouldn't introduce anything to it that I'd not test driven over a full season first.

No worries - definitely trust in you :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on July 08, 2013, 09:39:03 AM
Thanks for running again Sheriff.

In for the $20.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 24, 2013, 01:28:39 PM
Looking promising so far - 9 confirmed returnees, plus three newcomers.

Confirmed Returnees and Buy In (please check and advise if incorrect):
Sheriff $100
Tighty $20
Nakor $20
sharplea $20
linux $20
bobby1 $100
WPIL $20
Camel $100 (?)
LeKnave $100 (?)

Newbies:
Tal $20
rinswun $20
Longy $20

Still to hear from:
Horneris
ChipRich

The door is still open to any other newcomers who are interested, but I'm encouraged by the interest so far.  Perhaps for the first time I won't be scrambling around 5 minutes before the auction to get an even number of players to let it run on time!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on July 24, 2013, 02:49:38 PM
yep, in for $100.

About 99% certain BH will be in too. Will tell him to let you know.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Horneris on July 24, 2013, 11:06:20 PM
obv in.

$100 plz, I'm not a pigeon. Well I am but this is my year.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on July 25, 2013, 02:54:32 PM
obv in.

$100 plz, I'm not a pigeon. Well I am but this is my year.

Good to hear.  Your annual retirement after a play-off defeat is part of the tradition of the league :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 07, 2013, 11:43:38 PM
When are we setting this up?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on August 12, 2013, 05:32:10 PM
When are we setting this up?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 13, 2013, 11:28:55 AM
Good to see some managers chomping at the bit already!

I don't want to clash with all the Premiership fantasy league stuf that's going on at the moment as people will be focusing on that for now.

Expect news next week, once that is out of the way.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 13, 2013, 04:37:52 PM
Good to see some managers chomping at the bit already!

I don't want to clash with all the Premiership fantasy league stuf that's going on at the moment as people will be focusing on that for now.

Expect news next week, once that is out of the way.

Awesome :)

Must start researching...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 22, 2013, 03:11:24 AM
OK then, time to get moving to finalise the new league, now that the Premiership competitions have kicked off.

Based on the replies to date, it looks like we'll have 14 players, as follows, who have opted for the following entry fees:

Sheriff $100
bobby1 $100
Camel $100
LeKnave $100
Horneris $100
ChipRich $100
Tighty $20
Nakor $20
sharplea $20
linux $20
WPIL $20
Tal $20
rinswun $20
Longy $20

Consequently, the league has been set up for the new season assuming 14 players.  If anything changes in this respect then I may review the rosters again depending on the numbers.

(1) Payment
Payment deadline is 24 hours before the draft commences, but the earlier the better from my point of view.  This is to ensure that I have sufficient time to deal with any last minute issues (such as an odd number of paid up teams, which will prevent the draft from running).

Preferred method is via Stars to User ID 'debaser'.  If not feasible for anyone, then please PM me for bank details.  I will confirm on the thread as and when funds are received.

(2) The Draft
No-one has raised any objections to the proposed date and time, so this is now set for Tuesday 3rd September at 9pm.  For the newbies, this will take 1-2 hours to complete.  The site has a standard auto-draft ranking which it will use to auto-pick for any absentees, which can be customised ahead of the draft, so it's a good idea to tinker around with this, just in case.

(3)The Divisions And Play-Offs
I'm open to views on this but the current settings are for a single division of 14 teams, rather than 2 divisions of 7 teams.  Due to the skewed divisional strengths we had in Season 1, I think this is the fairest method to determine the play-off spots.

I've also kept the playoff format the same as last season (i.e. 6 teams qualify, playoffs played in weeks 14-16).  The alternative is 8 teams, but I think this will be a little too random to have over half of the teams qualifying and it would remove the bye-weeks for the top two seeds (which I like as it provides some form of benefit for league performance).  Again, if there's strong opinion to do 8 team playoffs then I'll reconsider this, so feel free to voice your opinion.

(4) Rosters
Due to the additional teams I've made a couple of changes to the roster settings from last season.  There is now only 1 Tight End slot on the starting line-up (I'm sure you're all gutted about this).  Instead I've added a second flex spot, and amended the existing flex spot, so that Flex 1 is now WR or RB (i.e. no TE anymore) and Flex 2 is WR or TE.  Consequently, it's still possible to play 2xTEs if you like, but you can use an additional WR in that slot if you prefer.

I've also increased the benches by 1 slot, so there are now 7 bench slots available.  This, plus the 2 extra teams, will make the free agent pool at little shallower than last season, but not to the extent where you'll be looking at 3rd choice RBs as the value on the waiver wire!

(5) Scoring
I've made a couple of minor tweaks to the scoring.  Kickers will now score negative points for misses (-1 for PAT, and -3 for Field Goals under 40yds).  FG misses from over 40yds have no penalty.  Also, DEF will now score 1pt for any blocked kicks.  I've played leagues with and without this, and I prefer this format as it gives the Kickers the ability to frustrate managers in the same way that the other positions do.  Someone will suffer a 6pt swing at some point when their man misses from 20 yards, and I look forward to the abuse (for both the kicker, and for me) that this will generate on the thread!  God help me if it happens to be the Camel!

Everything else is unchanged, and 'standard' scoring.  The main thing to be aware of is that passing TD's for QB's earn 4 points (I tinkered with 6, but ultimately opted against this).

(6) Prizes
Assuming the numbers and fees as above then we'll have 12 teams competing for the $20 prize pool of $280, and 6 teams competing for the 'side-pot' of $480 (i.e. 6x$80).  I think 14 teams is about the point where a runner's up prize is reasonable so I propose the following payouts:

$20 League - 1st $240, Runner Up $40
$100 League - 1st $480 (effectively a 6 team league so no 2nd place prize).  If there's no clear winner of the $100 prize (i.e. more than 1 manager loses at the same stage of the playoffs, or none of them qualify) then the tie-breaker to be used will be the regular season league position.

Again, any significant objections will be taken into consideration.  Obvioulsy, I'll amend the figures if the league numbers change.  For clarity, if we end up with a 12 player league then we'll revert back to winner takes all for the $20 entries, as per previous seasons.

Hopefully all the above makes sense, but feel free to post any queries on the thread.  The newbies are also welcome to PM me with general queries regarding the league and how to play.  I'll send out email invites to everyone via the site in the next few days, in case anyone doesn't read this thread in the meantime.

Also, if anyone wants to join the league who isn't on the above list then please let me know.  We can upscale to a 16 team league if necessary, and there's a chance that a spot might open up due to non-payment/drop out, although I'm hoping this won't be the case.

Looking forward to it.  The previous 2 seasons have been great fun and I see no reason why this one will be any different!

SHIVA, SHIVA, SHIVA, ....



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on August 22, 2013, 03:19:27 AM
God damn. Are you telling me I've spent all summer finalising my top 54 tightends in the league for nothing?  Niles Paul was going to crush for me.

Absolutely loving the kickers points change, way sicker.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Horneris on August 22, 2013, 07:52:11 AM
I fucking hate kickers, sick change, will hate them ten fold now


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on August 22, 2013, 08:00:38 AM
nasty kicker change. Like it a lot from a sadistic viewpoint!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 22, 2013, 08:21:16 AM
So we all sit down at our computers for the draft and buy players as they become available? Do we bid for them or is it like the draft where we are allocated rankings?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 22, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
So we all sit down at our computers for the draft and buy players as they become available? Do we bid for them or is it like the draft where we are allocated rankings?

Random draw determined by the software on the day of the draft about 30 minutes before it begins.

Snake format draft, so no bids.  You just nominate when your turn comes around.  The order reverses in each round so if you have pick 1.01 you will then not pick again until 2.14, then 3.01, etc.  Last in line gets 1.14, 2.01, 3.14, etc.

I recommend to all newbies that they do at least a couple of mock drafts on the site, to get used to how it works.  They run 24/7 and there'll be a link from the league page.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 22, 2013, 08:39:32 AM
So we all sit down at our computers for the draft and buy players as they become available? Do we bid for them or is it like the draft where we are allocated rankings?

Random draw determined by the software on the day of the draft about 30 minutes before it begins.

Snake format draft, so no bids.  You just nominate when your turn comes around.  The order reverses in each round so if you have pick 1.01 you will then not pick again until 2.14, then 3.01, etc.  Last in line gets 1.14, 2.01, 3.14, etc.

I recommend to all newbies that they do at least a couple of mock drafts on the site, to get used to how it works.  They run 24/7 and there'll be a link from the league page.

Ok. Thanks, Sheriff.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 22, 2013, 09:24:50 AM
Before everyone starts to send cash, any objections if we switch the entry from $ to £ this year.  Obviously this increases the stakes by about 1/3 but it saves all the hassle with conversion etc?

If this would change anyone's decision to play then we'll stay with $.

Please voice opinion in the thread and hang fire on payment for the time being until we know the outcome.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 22, 2013, 09:27:40 AM
Fine with me, although that is a bigger jump for the higher rollers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on August 22, 2013, 11:50:51 AM
Before everyone starts to send cash, any objections if we switch the entry from $ to £ this year.  Obviously this increases the stakes by about 1/3 but it saves all the hassle with conversion etc?

If this would change anyone's decision to play then we'll stay with $.

Please voice opinion in the thread and hang fire on payment for the time being until we know the outcome.

no objections mate, will sort out the bank TF with you early next week. Love the kicker change, deffo increases the fun to have kickers costing you points for bad play as other positions do.

cheers

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on August 22, 2013, 04:52:18 PM
In.

Never did anything like this in my life but started to really enjoying NFL last season.

PM please sherif for cliffs.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on August 22, 2013, 06:45:51 PM
Signed up. Is there a waiver system on NFL.com? I've only ever used Yahoo before.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Karabiner on August 22, 2013, 08:21:10 PM
I haven't really got a clue about NFL and could never get involved in this.

I do like it though as a spectator-sport notwithstanding my lack of in-depth knowledge of the game which is slowly evolving year by year lately since I'm friendly with quite a few on here that really do know their NFL onions and I thoroughly enjoyed the Camel's SF/Kaepernick sweat last season.

How about one of you afficionados running another LMS for the NFL?

Vince maybe?

I'm in.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on August 22, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
I haven't really got a clue about NFL and could never get involved in this.

I do like it though as a spectator-sport notwithstanding my lack of in-depth knowledge of the game which is slowly evolving year by year lately since I'm friendly with quite a few on here that really do know their NFL onions and I thoroughly enjoyed the Camel's SF/Kaepernick sweat last season.

How about one of you afficionados running another LMS for the NFL?

Vince maybe?

I'm in.

Camel ran one a couple of years back, it is called survivor in NFL terminology and is very popular in the US.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 22, 2013, 11:41:37 PM
In for the change to £, FML my wife is gonna hate me next week when I do all my research...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 25, 2013, 06:00:33 PM
If anyone wants an additional fix of Fantasy NFL, then we've just had someone drop out of the Double Roster League that's run by Jek, last year's runner up in the blonde league. 

I love this format, and it will improve your knowledge of the depth of every team, as a 3rd choice RB on the waiver wire is like gold dust.

12 team redraft league, 30 roster spots, starting line ups are
2 QB
4 RB
6 WR
2 TE
2 DEF
2 K

10 Americans, plus me, playing in it so far (I won it 2 years ago, which was somewhat satisfying).  $100 entry fee, payouts of $600, $360 and $240.  It's played on Yahoo's site.

The league is friendly, but very competitive, and it's expected that managers stay active to the end.  Consequently, we're trying to find someone that one of us knows before resorting to a random person from the net.

I can see it appealing to some of the guys in this league, hence the message.

PM me ASAP if interested and I'll put you in contact with Jek.  The draft order is already set, so this team has pick 7 of 12 (I have pick 12 this year).  The only downside is that the players are mainly on US Mountain Time, so the draft begins at 3:15am on Tuesday morning (FML!)

No big issue if no-one's interested, but I've mentioned this league a few times during the course of this thread, and most of you know Jek already from last season, so I thought it might appeal to some.

You'd be able to rename the team, but the current name of Chalupa Batman is pretty good (fans of The League will understand the reference).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 25, 2013, 06:42:27 PM
In.

Never did anything like this in my life but started to really enjoying NFL last season.

PM please sherif for cliffs.

OK, this means we're now looking for another player too to give us an even number.

Surely I can tempt someone else to join the 3 new recruits we've had already!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2013, 01:29:51 PM
Looks like there's no issues with the switch to £, based on the lack of dissenting replies.

Consequently, just to confirm that the entry fees of £20 or £100 are now payable.  Please send to 'debaser' on Stars or PM me for bank details.

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on August 28, 2013, 02:34:09 PM
yo sheriff, drop me down into the score buy in cheers. likely to be busy draft night and away for the first month of the season so keeping up with the sharks might prove too tough!

will send over today.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 28, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
At a press conference this lunchtime in Little Alum Rock, the latest Blondepoker NFL franchise was unveiled to the world’s media.

The Arkansas Gravediggers have been the subject of considerable media speculation over the past few months and it seems certain that the new franchise – still yet to sign a single player to its roster – will be a favourite for rappers, soccerball players and teenage boys trying to be cool, as well as the overseas markets. There was no doubt today that the Gravediggers PR machine is a thunderous juggernaut.

“We expect to draw in a good crowd, however badly the team is performing on the pitch” was the first answer given by Gravediggers GM and Head Coach, Tal A. Villas-Boas III. It didn’t take long for Villas-Boas’s level of understanding of the game to come through.

“I’ve grown up a Bills fan. I know how tough this game can be. I’m not sure you can watch your team get beaten by the Dolphins in the 21st Century and feel anything but bitter disappointment. We can’t let that happen in the BNFL”

With the draft less than a week away, Villas-Boas knows he has a lot of work to do to get ready for his opening game against the Broncos.

“I made my first appointment this morning and he will be heading our selection committee using the most sophisticated and revolutionary algorithms since IBM built Deep Blue. We expect nothing but total success in every selection, even if we don’t know the names of more than a couple of players from some teams. Mr Rantula will be handling all our roster affairs and we are confident in his web of contacts and silky negotiation skills.”

Whoever we see pulling on a Gravediggers jersey next week, one thing is for sure: the Gravediggers will be the most entertaining team to follow this BNFL season. Stay tuned.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on August 28, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Going to have to drop down to a score too Sheriff. Just might not have much time with work and stuff to keep as close eye on things as before.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2013, 03:14:54 PM
If the spot in your dble roster league is still available mate then I will take it, no probs if you have found someone else.

Sounds fun

Could you pm me your bank details and I will send you the cash for the Blonde league later today.

Cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2013, 03:41:44 PM
If the spot in your dble roster league is still available mate then I will take it, no probs if you have found someone else.

Sounds fun

Could you pm me your bank details and I will send you the cash for the Blonde league later today.

Cheers

It got filled, and the auction is done and dusted, but thanks anyway.

Will send bank details to those who've requested them, and will reconfirm prizes separately due to the changes and the possibility of 16 players.

Still searching for that elusive 16th player too.  Anyone out there lurking and thinking about it, please let me know. 


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2013, 03:42:36 PM
No probs mate

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 28, 2013, 09:41:54 PM
Payments Update 28/8

Paid:

Sheriff £100
Tighty £20
bobby1 £100


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Horneris on August 28, 2013, 11:16:43 PM
Also in for £20 not £100 because Jones and Rich are the 2 most important people in my life so I feel I have to do the same as them.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on August 29, 2013, 12:09:40 AM
Also in for £20 not £100 because Jones and Rich are the 2 most important people in my life so I feel I have to do the same as them.

pussies


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 29, 2013, 12:35:43 AM
Will send my moneyz over later this morning.

Balla I am most certainly not.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on August 29, 2013, 04:32:23 PM
£20 will be shipped tomorrow.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on August 29, 2013, 05:40:07 PM
Sent by bank last night (for thread clarification)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on August 29, 2013, 06:38:39 PM
Am i too late?... point me to the page that explains all if not  please...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 29, 2013, 09:13:09 PM
Am i too late?... point me to the page that explains all if not  please...

Not too late.  Will PM you later.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 29, 2013, 09:14:31 PM
Payments Update 29/8

Paid:

Sheriff £100
Tighty £20
bobby1 £100
LeKnave £20
Tal £20
Sharplea £20


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on August 29, 2013, 10:05:27 PM
Am i too late?... point me to the page that explains all if not  please...

Not too late.  Will PM you later.

Cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on August 29, 2013, 10:14:14 PM
Sent £20 on stars.

I will be spending a lot of this weekend researching this, instead of talking to my parents who haven't seen in 2 months.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on August 30, 2013, 03:48:32 PM
20 sheets sent mate


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on August 30, 2013, 07:11:54 PM
£20 just sent via bank transfer. Cheers.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on August 30, 2013, 07:18:55 PM
I don't want this to sound like a witch hunt (probably should have PMed this), but WPIL hasn't been logged onto blonde for 2 months now.

His abandoned team did spoil the whole game last year to some extent, just think it is pretty likely the same thing will happen this time around.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2013, 07:21:55 PM
that is a good point

I will email him a reminder.


Researching, 16 teams is going to be a hell of a draft struggle. All the drats I have done this week are 10 teams, and it felt comfortable enough that a strategy could be formed. 16, not so sure. Might be a very uneven league

Presumably time per pick is 90 seconds? 5 minutes over 15 rounds/16 people is going to take hours and hours on a school night


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 30, 2013, 07:30:52 PM
First time NFL fantasyist here.

A draft order will be auto-random-done and we I'll each get 90 seconds to pick a player in turn to fill our gaps. Do we have a budget like in Fantasy Soccerball?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2013, 07:37:35 PM
First time NFL fantasyist here.

A draft order will be auto-random-done and we I'll each get 90 seconds to pick a player in turn to fill our gaps. Do we have a budget like in Fantasy Soccerball?

Its worth going onto the draft centre on www.nfl.com over the weekend

Drafts run 24-7  http://fantasy.nfl.com/draftcenter/livedraftlobby?leagueId=463186 and click "DRAFT NOW"

You'll get invaluable practice for Tuesday

You join a draft before the start, then you gave 5 minutes to look over the draft order

then you pick from a list of  players, you can sort by position or the nfl.com ranking

90 seconds per pick on the random drafts, not sure what Curtis has set for us

When you draft you'll see your roster fill out bottom right, you'll see who has been picked across the league in which order and you can highlight players onto a watch list

Basically if you can, try it before Tuesday


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on August 30, 2013, 07:41:28 PM
First time NFL fantasyist here.

A draft order will be auto-random-done and we I'll each get 90 seconds to pick a player in turn to fill our gaps. Do we have a budget like in Fantasy Soccerball?

Its worth going onto the draft centre on www.nfl.com over the weekend

Drafts run 24-7  http://fantasy.nfl.com/draftcenter/livedraftlobby?leagueId=463186 and click "DRAFT NOW"

You'll get invaluable practice for Tuesday

You join a draft before the start, then you gave 5 minutes to look over the draft order

then you pick from a list of  players, you can sort by position or the nfl.com ranking

90 seconds per pick on the random drafts, not sure what Curtis has set for us

When you draft you'll see your roster fill out bottom right, you'll see who has been picked across the league in which order and you can highlight players onto a watch list

Basically if you can, try it before Tuesday

Right-ho. That sounds fun!

Will definitely be doing some work on that. Also might refresh my memory on one or two players, even though I know everything there is to know about everyone: Titans' back-up kicker's favourite member of One Direction and all that.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 30, 2013, 07:51:50 PM
I don't want this to sound like a witch hunt (probably should have PMed this), but WPIL hasn't been logged onto blonde for 2 months now.

His abandoned team did spoil the whole game last year to some extent, just think it is pretty likely the same thing will happen this time around.

I'll be sending out a reminder to everyone via the NFL site over the weekend, which goes via email.  If the worst happens now, we appear to have sufficient interest to address this, but's let's give him a chance first.

We look good for a 16 team league this season so there'll be a few tweaks to the format which I'll post about later.  One of these is to revert back to 6 roster spots again, so as not to drain the free agent pool too much with the additional teams.

To those who PMed me in the last couple of days, I still need to get back to you and will try to do so later tonight (got another draft to get through first!)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2013, 11:45:31 AM
Right, final tweaks are now confirmed for a league of 16 players (invites sent out, so expecting the final two spots to be filled over the weekend).

The changes from my previous email are:

1) There are now 4 divisions of 4 teams, as we've hit the magical 16 number to allow me to replicate NFL divisions.  This gives every team a chance to stay in contention for as many gameweeks as possible (for those who think this contradicts what I've said earlier on this, I like this format with 4 divisions, but prefer to have a single league than, say, two divisions of 6 or 7 in smaller leagues).

Please note that the divisions are not yet set, as I had to manually put the teams into divisions to amend the setup.  I will do a randomised draw (alas, not as good as the one Millidonk did for The Apprentice sweepstake) and advise when the leagues are final (probably tomorrow).

2) Playoffs are now increased to 8 teams, so everyone will now have post-season games in the main playoffs or the consolation bowl.  The site doesn't state this specifically, but the qualifying criteria should be 4 divisional winners plus 4 wild cards (based on record), so in theory we could have all 4 teams in one division making the play-offs if there's a particularly strong division.

If the site ultimately cocks up the seedings I will manually amend the play-off fixtures to replicate real life NFL rules.  I'm stating this now, as there was some confusion last season as to exactly how the site was going to do the tie-breakers for the playoffs and it's 'vague' in a couple of areas as to what rules it applies.

3) As mentioned earlier, I've reduced bench spots on the rosters from 7 back to 6 (so same as previous seasons), as this better accomodates the 16 teams.  Starting positions are unchanged from my previous note on this.

4) I can confirm that draft picks will have the standard 90s time allowance as per previous seasons.  I turns out the draft I did last night had this set to 45s and it's not an experience I want to ever go through again!

Please shout if any questions.  The existing teams should all have had an email from me via the site this morning with payment details on it, so hopefully we'll see the remaining funds come in ahead of Monday's deadline.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2013, 11:52:04 AM
Payments Update 31/8

Paid:

Sheriff £100
Tighty £20
bobby1 £100
LeKnave £20
Tal £20
Sharplea £20
Horneris £20
ChipRich £20
Longy £20
rinswun £20

10 teams paid up.  6 still to come (missed rinswun off the list originally).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on August 31, 2013, 12:01:58 PM
Do we just enter our league section at 9pm Tues and there will be a Draft Now button?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
Do we just enter our league section at 9pm Tues and there will be a Draft Now button?

Yes, the room will be available a few minutes ahead of kickoff, so aim to get there a few minutes early.  Just head for the main league page and there'll be a link to enter the draft, which is a separate pop-up screen.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on August 31, 2013, 12:23:40 PM
Monies shipped.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on August 31, 2013, 12:26:38 PM
money shipped


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on August 31, 2013, 12:32:55 PM
just to confirm draft is 9pm tuesday ?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on August 31, 2013, 01:37:03 PM
its prob obv..but can you let me know how the scoring works ?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2013, 02:31:27 PM
just to confirm draft is 9pm tuesday ?

Yes


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on August 31, 2013, 07:30:25 PM
its prob obv..but can you let me know how the scoring works ?

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/league/463186/settings


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 01, 2013, 12:25:31 PM
its prob obv..but can you let me know how the scoring works ?

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/league/463186/settings

Awesome thanks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 01, 2013, 10:35:46 PM
Payments Update 1/9

Paid:

Sheriff £100
Tighty £20
bobby1 £100
LeKnave £20
Tal £20
Sharplea £20
Horneris £20
ChipRich £20
Longy £20
rinswun £20
The Sicilian £20
ForthThistle £20

12 teams paid up.  Still awaiting payments from:

Camel
WPIL
Nakor
Linux

I have at least one reserve on standby, so should be able to deal with any last minute hitches if necessary.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 01, 2013, 10:48:44 PM
Will ship tomorrow


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 02, 2013, 07:26:19 AM
just to confirm draft is 9pm tuesday ?

Yes

Sorry to be a pain in the ass, and understand if not possible, but is there any chance at all we can bring this forward to, say, 8pm? It dawned on me this morning that with 90s x 16 teams x 16 rounds, we could be going on until 3.25am if everyone took the max allotted time!

Either that or reduce time to pick to 60s?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 02, 2013, 10:42:17 AM
Think the time is set by the site... But a lot of picks will happen quickly especially early as people will have their lists of targets....

Done a mock draft and could be as much fun as the real thing... Gonna be very interesting on the live one


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 02, 2013, 10:53:09 AM
Shipped - Should be with you within 2 hours.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2013, 01:22:47 PM
just to confirm draft is 9pm tuesday ?

Yes

Sorry to be a pain in the ass, and understand if not possible, but is there any chance at all we can bring this forward to, say, 8pm? It dawned on me this morning that with 90s x 16 teams x 16 rounds, we could be going on until 3.25am if everyone took the max allotted time!

Either that or reduce time to pick to 60s?

It won't happen, as the first few rounds tend to be pretty swift and we'll have at least one team on autopick.  Teams on the wrap around tend to plan both picks at the same time, so won't use 3 mins.

I suspect it will take around 2 hours max and don't really want to mess around with the start time at this late stage, regardless.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 02, 2013, 01:26:46 PM
Shipped - Should be with you within 2 hours.

Got it thanks.

Final calls going out to Linux and WPIL.  Will send PMs and email too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 02, 2013, 06:35:57 PM
just to confirm draft is 9pm tuesday ?

Yes

Sorry to be a pain in the ass, and understand if not possible, but is there any chance at all we can bring this forward to, say, 8pm? It dawned on me this morning that with 90s x 16 teams x 16 rounds, we could be going on until 3.25am if everyone took the max allotted time!

Either that or reduce time to pick to 60s?

It won't happen, as the first few rounds tend to be pretty swift and we'll have at least one team on autopick.  Teams on the wrap around tend to plan both picks at the same time, so won't use 3 mins.

I suspect it will take around 2 hours max and don't really want to mess around with the start time at this late stage, regardless.

Fair point.

Just got a contract interview Weds morning so praying for it not to run too late...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 02, 2013, 06:36:42 PM
Sent


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 02, 2013, 06:45:02 PM
Where do I get a helmet for my team? Can't seem to find a way of adding one in the profile section.

Also, will be doing the draft on my 'phone, so tikay misclicks aren't unfathomable (getting excuses in nice and early). Have done some dry runs on the nfl site, so I know it should be ok, unlike the ten year old laptop (which crashed on round ten) and the eight year old desktop (which didn't even try).

Think I could stand to be a little more balla...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 02, 2013, 10:27:05 PM
RG3 starts week one.

No news on the starter for week two.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 03, 2013, 12:20:34 AM
Been at a wedding. Jones should have shipped on my behalf.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 07:50:20 AM
Payments Update 3/9

Paid:

Sheriff £100
Tighty £20
bobby1 £100
LeKnave £20
Tal £20
Sharplea £20
Horneris £20
ChipRich £20
Longy £20
rinswun £20
The Sicilian £20
ForthThistle £20
Camel £100
Nakor £20
Linux (via LeKnave) £20

I think real-life must have caught up with WPIL as I've not heard from him, and he's not been on blonde since July (hope he's OK), so we've gone to a reserve in Marky147 (who co-managed a team with Sharplea last season) to replace him.  He'll be sorting out payment today, as I've only just advised him that he's in.

Don't forget to log onto the site just before 9pm tonight for the all-important draft.  Any questions, let me know.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 08:19:04 AM
The divisional draw has now been randomised, and is as follows:

Hearts   Reserved for ForthThistle - ForthThistle
Hearts   Vegas Venoms - Sharplea
Hearts   Budd Dwyers Disciples - LeKnave
Hearts   The Tifosi - The Sicilian

Clubs    Bobby1's Broncos - bobby1
Clubs    Reserved for Marky147 - Marky147
Clubs     Longy's laughable losers - Longy
Clubs    MANAGER RETIRED - Horneris

Spades   Sheriff's Stars - Sheriff
Spades   Ruxin's Ravens - Linux
Spades   Teddington Tailgators - rinswun
Spades   Stapleton Atheists - Camel

Diamonds   PancakeBlock - TightEnd
Diamonds   B Side's - Nakor
Diamonds   Robbies Gould en Shower - ChipRich
Diamonds   Arkansas Gravediggers - Tal

The most interesting observation is that the two former champions, Sheriff and Camel have been drawn together in the Spades division.  Hearts has two rookie managers, in the form of ForthThistle and The Sicilian.

The site is now updated to reflect this.

By the way, anyone observers wanting to follow the league's progress through the season can do so at http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 03, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
Marvelous draw for me, sigh.

Is it the winner of each div then the 2 best scoring losers for the play offs?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 10:42:19 AM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 03, 2013, 03:04:39 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Not sad at all.
Mrs on baby duty, red stripe in the fridge, late start booked for work tomorrow and cheat sheet completed - can't wait.

7 colours on my cheat sheet this year and I have gone back to the old skool - Hard copy all the way.

No first pick please.

Good luck all.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 03:11:51 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Not sad at all.
Mrs on baby duty, red stripe in the fridge, late start booked for work tomorrow and cheat sheet completed - can't wait.

7 colours on my cheat sheet this year and I have gone back to the old skool - Hard copy all the way.

No first pick please.

Good luck all.

phew..nerdsville has more than 1 inhabitant :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Draft nights are brill, deffo not sad to be looking forward to it, I am too.

It's my birthday today mate and last week the Mrs asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday. You can imagine her face when my request was 'you put the kids to bed love and tape New Tricks coz I got the Blondepoker NFL fantasy draft to do'


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 03:17:11 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Draft nights are brill, deffo not sad to be looking forward to it, I am too.

It's my birthday today mate and last week the Mrs asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday. You can imagine her face when my request was 'you put the kids to bed love and tape New Tricks coz I got the Blondepoker NFL fantasy draft to do'


LOL 'Hero'

Oh Happy Birfdays...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 03, 2013, 03:20:23 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Draft nights are brill, deffo not sad to be looking forward to it, I am too.

It's my birthday today mate and last week the Mrs asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday. You can imagine her face when my request was 'you put the kids to bed love and tape New Tricks coz I got the Blondepoker NFL fantasy draft to do'


LOL 'Hero'

Oh Happy Birfdays...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 03:20:47 PM
I always said I'd never do fantasy leagues

Then I caved to Sheriff one year, and that was that for Mr OCD. This will be my sixth draft this year and I have spreadsheets with my estimates compared to NFL.com's and a file of you tube videos saved. Sigh.

Now this is the first year I feel my fantasy knowledge and research makes me competitive

We'll see!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 03:41:47 PM
Er...

I'm going to the gym after work and will combine the handful of pages of research I have compiled with my general flair and instinct.

I'm going with Homer:

Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 03:43:47 PM
Er...

I'm going to the gym after work and will combine the handful of pages of research I have compiled with my general flair and instinct.

I'm going with Homer:

Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true.

lol thats exactly what im doing however i have a few unorthadox fallbacks if my pre draft list gets gobbled up lol

[ ] know what im doing
[X] great fun


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 03:44:28 PM
NFL Virgin and more sheets with random NFL names than I can shake a stick at.

Gonna go for some beers and do another mock draft.



PS. Autopick may be engaged....

PPS. Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 03:49:47 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Draft nights are brill, deffo not sad to be looking forward to it, I am too.

It's my birthday today mate and last week the Mrs asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday. You can imagine her face when my request was 'you put the kids to bed love and tape New Tricks coz I got the Blondepoker NFL fantasy draft to do'


LOL 'Hero'

Oh Happy Birfdays...

heehee tvm.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 03:59:04 PM
Er...

I'm going to the gym after work and will combine the handful of pages of research I have compiled with my general flair and instinct.

I'm going with Homer:

Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true.

lol thats exactly what im doing however i have a few unorthadox fallbacks if my pre draft list gets gobbled up lol

[ ] know what im doing
[X] great fun

Yeah I've also got one or two Dynamo-style manoeuvres for the later rounds, if my 'phone doesn't give up on me ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
Quick question Curtis.

What time is the draft order determined and can we trade draft picks?

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 04:15:04 PM
you won't see the draft order until the 5 min countdown

no drafting of picks, unfortunately. want to avoid a top 5 pick if poss! (prefer 16,17 to 1,32 for example, that may just be me)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 04:48:40 PM
The site says the draft order is randomised 30 minutes before the draft, so we should know it after 8:30.  I'll post it on here once I have it confirmed, but keep checking the site too.

Having read the last couple of pages, it's obvious that you guys enjoy the experience (or are about to for the first time).  It brings a smile to my face to read it, particularly bobby1's birthday plans (Happy Birthday, by the way) and Tighty's slow descent into Fantasy NFL addiction!

It's competitive, without a doubt, but the banter, general abuse and horse-trading are what makes this so much fun for me.  Will be aiming for a 100% completion rate on the reports this season too, although it's easier said than done!

By the way, anyone who's never watched 'The League' should sign up for Netflix's free 30 day trial and get access to the first 4 seasons.  The only thing missing from this league so far is a big 'Shiva' trophy for us all to covet!  Tighty would love Season 4, Episode 1 in particular, which has the Cowboys featuring heavily!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 04:54:43 PM
you won't see the draft order until the 5 min countdown

no drafting of picks, unfortunately. want to avoid a top 5 pick if poss! (prefer 16,17 to 1,32 for example, that may just be me)

Enlighten me Please Rich?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 04:56:24 PM
LOL am I sad in getting excited about the draft ?

Draft nights are brill, deffo not sad to be looking forward to it, I am too.

It's my birthday today mate and last week the Mrs asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday. You can imagine her face when my request was 'you put the kids to bed love and tape New Tricks coz I got the Blondepoker NFL fantasy draft to do'


Happy Birthday Sir.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 05:03:16 PM
you won't see the draft order until the 5 min countdown

no drafting of picks, unfortunately. want to avoid a top 5 pick if poss! (prefer 16,17 to 1,32 for example, that may just be me)

Enlighten me Please Rich?

Its just my opinion from doing a few

prefer two top twenty players than one in the top 30, especially in a 16 team league where you wait a while between picks

but its a random draft order, so need a strategy for wherever your draft spot lands

by strategy, I mean a lot of luck!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 05:09:54 PM
you won't see the draft order until the 5 min countdown

no drafting of picks, unfortunately. want to avoid a top 5 pick if poss! (prefer 16,17 to 1,32 for example, that may just be me)

Enlighten me Please Rich?

Its just my opinion from doing a few

prefer two top twenty players than one in the top 30, especially in a 16 team league where you wait a while between picks

but its a random draft order, so need a strategy for wherever your draft spot lands

by strategy, I mean a lot of luck!

End Thread. IMO


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 05:25:58 PM
Much as I hate formality in the league, there is prize money involved, so below are the general principles on my role as Commish, just for clarity and for the aid of the newbies.  The over-riding principle is to apply common sense where I can and, if in serious doubt, I'll put things to a vote if absolutely necessary.

We've had two seasons without major incident of note, and I'm confident that we'll make it 3.  However, where possible, I'd like to have things set down in advance, just in case I'm caught up in any controversy as a participant.

There are 3 main areas where I want to set out guidelines:

1) Trades
As last year, the trade veto is set to the Commish (i.e. me) having veto power, rather than a league vote as you may see in other leagues you play.  This isn't a shot a world domination, just a means to make the league run more smoothly.  If a trade gets put to the vote, it usually takes 2-3 days to be processed while the vote stays open, causing frustration if a trade takes place near game-time and doesn't happen that week (even worse if someone in the trade then gets injured before it processes and all hell breaks loose).  Having it referred to me is purely a means to speed things up when trades are agreed between teams.  Basically, if you're unhappy with a trade then get in touch ASAP and I'll review it, but we won't have an automatic 48-72hr voting period until it gets processed.

The general guideline is that I'm not going to police stupidity, hence 'bad'/uneven trades that you manage to agree are fine (and in some cases to be admired!)  I'll only intervene if I suspect there's collusion, or if someone complains and I review and uphold the complaint (the review process generally being to ask the managers to justify it from their viewpoint).  Provided there's a valid explanation from each manager as to why it benefits their team, then that should generally suffice.  Consequently, I'd be surprised if I need to take any action on any trades during the season, so I don't expect this to actually have any material impact on the trade process.

I'll obviously try to get trades processed ASAP once notified, but please be mindful of the review process, especially close to gametime, as I can't always guarantee to be available.  However, we've had no major issues to date and I intend for this to continue.

2) Abandoned Teams
Pretty much the only thing I ask of managers who join the league is that they continue to manage their teams to the end, no matter how badly they're doing.  The reason for this is that the integrity of the league depends on everyone staying involved.  This season is the first time I've been over-subscribed for the league (we've had one reserve who I couldn't accomodate this time around) so we now have the possibility of replacing managers in future seasons if they don't abide by these principles.

For clarity, all I'm talking about here is taking the 10 minutes each week to set your best available line-up and, in particular, to deal with players on bye weeks or with long-term injuries so that they're not sitting in your starting line up.  I can live with occasional lapses, but am more concerned with persistent, sustained abandonment which will likely result in someone not being invited back next year.

However, in the event that a team does become abandoned, then the treatment I will adopt is to do nothing with their team in terms of changing it's line up.  This is the fairest method available as the advantage/disadvantage to other managers is effectively random (i.e. I don't know at this point who will benefit from this, whereas any intervention at the time will have a clear outcome in terms of creating and advantage/disadvantage for someone, potentially myself).

The one exception is if someone maliciously abandons their team and dumps all the players back into the free agent pool (where the advantage of this would depend on the current waiver priority).  In this case, I will intervene to return the abandoned team to it's previous state, before then treating as an abandoned team as above.

3) Unforeseen Events/Site Errors
I'm mentioning this one as the site sometimes creates some uncertainty as to how it will deal with something (e.g. league tie-breakers, or play-off seeding).  Generally, if something of this nature arises, the principle I try to apply is to replicate how the real NFL works.  If the site appears to be doing something contrary to this, and it has an impact on the integrity of the league in my opinion (i.e. a No1 seed being given a disadvantageous play-off draw due to a miscalculation by the site) then I will intervene as necessary to correct this.  If so, I will always attempt to give notice of my intentions on the thread, so that objections can be raised in advance.

Ultimately, it's in my interests for you guys to continue to trust me to run this, otherwise it will fall apart going forward, so everything I do with this league is generally in it's best interests long-term.  I hope this is obvious at the time, but am again stating this now in case it's not.


Right, enough of the formalites.  Hope that's sufficient for everyone, but feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 03, 2013, 05:31:55 PM
I am most definitely the value tonight but love fantasy sports. Just won my first title in the 8th year of my NHL dynasty league with 14 North Americans but with the NFL I am most definitely in it for the love of the game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 05:39:11 PM
It's like turning up for an exam.

You have those who've done loads of revision and want you to know about it (I've colour coded and cross matched everything I could find using the Dewey decimal system and a load of spreadsheets.

Then those who have done loads but who want you to think they've done anything (clue is always the qualifying words: "I haven't really had time to do much work"

Those who tell you they have done loads when they should have done a lot more

And those who've done nothing and just want to have fun.



I'm not expecting a cap and gown in February...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 06:36:36 PM
I just got in from work and am frantically rushing around so I can be settled by 8.

That way then I have 30 mins to refresh my draft boards and 30 mins to rip up the strategy when I see I've got first pick.

Remind me to show you all the team I, somehow, managed to get from the 8 ball in a 10 teamer last night on nfl.com. It has to be seen to be believed. Not showing you until AFTER this draft though as the shrewd ones amongst you will be able to work out some of the guys I have earmarked...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 06:54:14 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 07:00:45 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

Joobs is going to hate you all.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 07:14:55 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

Joobs is going to hate you all.

Taco's birthday song is just awesome in that one.  Lost count of the number of times I've watched that clip.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuVsLR_2GX0


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 07:22:14 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

Joobs is going to hate you all.

gg Life

Taco's birthday song is just awesome in that one.  Lost count of the number of times I've watched that clip.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuVsLR_2GX0



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 03, 2013, 07:36:21 PM
Team name change

Ruxin's Ravens to Johnny Football's Autograph


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 08:05:25 PM
So I have "Best Name" locked up already, then?

Good.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 08:17:52 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

just checked it out on imdb..oh ffs i know im gonna love.....jeez life ..havent got one


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 03, 2013, 08:22:55 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

just checked it out on imdb..oh ffs i know im gonna love.....jeez life ..havent got one

New season starts on Thursday too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 03, 2013, 08:23:13 PM
Hi lads,

Looks like I am the only "co-owner" in the league but don't hold that against me as I am also a rookie.

Just another NFL nerd whore who is looking forward to the season & the banter that should follow...

Thanks for having me & good luck with the draft.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 08:26:15 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

just checked it out on imdb..oh ffs i know im gonna love.....jeez life ..havent got one

New season starts on Thursday too.

lol cheers.. Gonna make you jealous now..im gonna be lining up my first ever taste of breaking bad over the weekend..WAL


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Ironside on September 03, 2013, 08:26:34 PM
ok i missed out on the ballot (i just told sherrif i would make up numbers if needed) but would be intrested in seeing how the game works for next season if anyone would like too let me shadow them this season


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 03, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
FFS just watched S1 E1 of the League on Netflix

Sigh, Sheriff

*clears schedule*

just checked it out on imdb..oh ffs i know im gonna love.....jeez life ..havent got one

New season starts on Thursday too.

lol cheers.. Gonna make you jealous now..im gonna be lining up my first ever taste of breaking bad over the weekend..WAL

Ha, if you'd told me that a month ago I wouldn't have been bothered. However, since I have rewatched it my position has changed, and you are truly a blessed individual :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 03, 2013, 08:36:45 PM
I dont think AP will be top RB this year


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 08:37:42 PM
I dont think AP will be top RB this year

Loving the Fergie mindgames


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 08:38:43 PM
Bollocks I got the number 1 pick

FFS

lol


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 03, 2013, 08:40:29 PM
I dont think AP will be top RB this year


Loving the Fergie mindgames

Last i heard he was seen limping around dick's sporting goods in Minnesota


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 08:42:06 PM
Bollocks I got the number 1 pick

FFS

lol

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiii


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on September 03, 2013, 08:47:00 PM
haha me and rich decided to get rooks (old school blonde legend, gone but never forgotten) video our reactions to the draft order reveal.

i'm sure a few will enjoy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-XMuP2lhI


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 03, 2013, 08:48:50 PM
How can we possibly get 15 and 16 when is same flat, fucking bs


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 08:49:21 PM
much rather have your slots than Tighty's - think I lucked out...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 08:51:58 PM
sigh last minute flapping and pick doubts...ffs


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 03, 2013, 08:53:21 PM
Bollocks I got the number 1 pick

FFS

lol

I like this...interesting to see..given the choice of every player, who u pick 1st


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 08:55:27 PM
Bollocks I got the number 1 pick

FFS

lol

I like this...interesting to see..given the choice of every player, who u pick 1st

Not this year. There's pretty much one choice.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Ironside on September 03, 2013, 08:55:32 PM
isnt having 1st pick a good thing?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 09:00:14 PM
isnt having 1st pick a good thing?

Yes and no.

It's good because you get to choose the best of the best.

Sadly, this year, there are 16 teams, so Tighty's next pick will be 32 as the draft snakes. A lot of good players will go by then and his team could be unbalanced.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 09:01:06 PM
isnt having 1st pick a good thing?

not really, as you then don't pick to end of round 2

you need a balanced roster stacked, not just 1 star....who can get injured and then.....


it can be good, but i prefer pick 16,17

All good though, see what we can do


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 09:02:25 PM
GL everyone, especially me!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
I hope it's bright sunshine all season for you lot. Nice easy catching conditions all year long.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 09:17:31 PM
There is an envelope on my desk marked Plan B.

Gentlemen, it remains sealed.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 09:40:11 PM
The wait from 70 to 91 is just about unbearable...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 03, 2013, 09:50:13 PM
Send me the one marked Plan E


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 10:03:43 PM
Send me the one marked Plan E

I read an article the other day that said:

"Curious why we always say to get your running backs early? Look at the fall off after Stevan Ridley. If you go QB or WR very early in your draft, you could end up with Gore, Miller or Bush as your No 1 back."

This did make me laugh when I stumbled across it again when deciding on my second round pick


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 03, 2013, 11:06:03 PM
I have just decided to go all in with the Chip Kelly revolution, this is going to be embarrasing if his offence doesn't work in the NFL.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 03, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
Remind me to show you all the team I, somehow, managed to get from the 8 ball in a 10 teamer last night on nfl.com. It has to be seen to be believed. Not showing you until AFTER this draft though as the shrewd ones amongst you will be able to work out some of the guys I have earmarked...

And here it is...

" I drafted from the 8 ball.

R1-8 Doug Martin TB-RB

R2-13 Jamaal Charles KC-RB

R3-28 A.J. Green CIN-WR

R4-33 Robert Griffin III WAS-QB

R5-48 Roddy White ATL-WR

R6-53 Stevan Ridley NE-RB

R7-68 Seattle Seahawks SEA-DEF

R8-73 Reggie Bush DET-RB

R9-88 Pierre Garcon WAS-WR

R10-93 Greg Zuerlein STL-K

R11-108 Cecil Shorts JAC-WR

R12-113 Shane Vereen NE-RB

R13-128 Sam Bradford STL-QB

R14-133 Coby Fleener IND-TE

R15-148 Jordan Cameron CLE-TE"


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
very good draft that

six picks before I made my fourth pick

yuk, also ran again!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 11:31:13 PM
Remind me to show you all the team I, somehow, managed to get from the 8 ball in a 10 teamer last night on nfl.com. It has to be seen to be believed. Not showing you until AFTER this draft though as the shrewd ones amongst you will be able to work out some of the guys I have earmarked...

And here it is...

" I drafted from the 8 ball.

R1-8 Doug Martin TB-RB

R2-13 Jamaal Charles KC-RB

R3-28 A.J. Green CIN-WR

R4-33 Robert Griffin III WAS-QB

R5-48 Roddy White ATL-WR

R6-53 Stevan Ridley NE-RB

R7-68 Seattle Seahawks SEA-DEF

R8-73 Reggie Bush DET-RB

R9-88 Pierre Garcon WAS-WR

R10-93 Greg Zuerlein STL-K

R11-108 Cecil Shorts JAC-WR

R12-113 Shane Vereen NE-RB

R13-128 Sam Bradford STL-QB

R14-133 Coby Fleener IND-TE

R15-148 Jordan Cameron CLE-TE"

blimey how good is that mate


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 11:32:23 PM
Thanks everyone.

That was a gruelling draft (16 teamers are toughies!) but it looks like everyone had fun.

Horner's autopick did him proud, and he managed to log in for the later rounds where it would probably have made some odd picks.

Tighty truly hated the No1 pick followed by the long, long wait.

LeKnave took a bold, bold decision to roll with Carson Palmer as his No1 QB, and his No2 aswell.

I thought the new guys acquitted themselves well, given that this was totally new to many of them.

Might try and do a spot more analysis later, but feel free to add your own thoughts.


Oh, and fair warning, the first game is TOMORROW NIGHT, so if you plan on starting Broncos or Ravens then get your teams set in the next 24 hours!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 11:34:10 PM
That running back charge early doors was fun! Nothing I could do about it but watch.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 11:34:54 PM
fair play Curtis, think you drafted really well there.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 11:36:17 PM
Do you set your team for the weekend or can you change it on Saturday/Sunday as well?

Thanks for organising this, Sheriff. Don't think I've embarrassed myself too much so far.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 11:36:58 PM
there are some very good teams in there, I think. the usual bandits!

I did indeed hate 1,32,33,64,65

Of course you have to take AP at 1, but by the time 32 comes around the best WR and RB options are gone and by the time 64 comes around the pool of starters in the key position of RB are quite thin

Far prefer to pick 16,17 or 12,19 etc


but it is what it is.



16 team draft was markedly different, much to learn for strategy in those, particularly the flex positions


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 11:38:59 PM
That running back charge early doors was fun! Nothing I could do about it but watch.



Horneris autopick made out big time with Spiller in 11.

Most leagues take 10 running backs 1-10 and then Megatron goes 11, he saw two non RBs go in the top 10 and lucked into Spiller


Sheriff did have a good draft. Wilson was shrewd. Bryant went number 2 WR, which he has done in some very powerful leagues this drafting season


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 03, 2013, 11:39:44 PM
Do you set your team for the weekend or can you change it on Saturday/Sunday as well?

Thanks for organising this, Sheriff. Don't think I've embarrassed myself too much so far.

set in advance, before the first game. can't change mid-weekend


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 11:40:26 PM
If you want to see a truly sick team, then take a look at this one from the Dynasty League I've just got entry into this season.  They're into Season 8 of this league, but this is what I'm up against.

And, yes, it's managed by Jek!

Aaron Rodgers GB - QB
A.J. Green Cin - WR
Julio Jones Atl - WR
Calvin Johnson Det - WR
Arian Foster Hou - RB
C.J. Spiller Buf - RB
Jimmy Graham NO - TE
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
Ryan Tannehill Mia - QB
Kenny Britt Ten - WR
Coby Fleener Ind - TE
Mark Ingram NO - RB
Fred Jackson Buf - RB
Andrew Luck Ind - QB
Denarius Moore Oak - WR
David Wilson NYG - RB
Bernard Pierce Bal - RB
Christian Ponder Min - QB
Ray Rice Bal - RB
Kendall Wright Ten - WR
Darren McFadden Oak - RB
Cecil Shorts Jac - WR
DeAndre Hopkins Hou - WR
Christine Michael Sea - RB
Tyler Eifert Cin - TE
Mike Goodson NYJ - RB
Julius Thomas Den - TE
Adam Vinatieri Ind - K
Tampa Bay TB - DEF


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 11:41:55 PM
Do you set your team for the weekend or can you change it on Saturday/Sunday as well?

Thanks for organising this, Sheriff. Don't think I've embarrassed myself too much so far.

Players lock at their individual kick off times, so the only thing to worry about for tomorrow is BAL and DEN players.  You'll have until 6pm at least until anyone else plays after that.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 11:43:23 PM
Ok. Thanks for the answers, chaps.

Jacquizz Rodgers's brother is called...James. No idea why, but I find that really funny.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 11:44:48 PM
Oh and welcome to LEXUS by the way.

He's co-managing Marky147's team this year, which I believe generally means he's managing Marky147's team this year (I'm sure sharplea can provide insight into this!)

He's signed up to join in the banter, but any abuse in the weekly reports will be officially owned by Mark!

 :hello: and  ;welcome;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 03, 2013, 11:45:13 PM
That running back charge early doors was fun! Nothing I could do about it but watch.



Horneris autopick made out big time with Spiller in 11.

Most leagues take 10 running backs 1-10 and then Megatron goes 11, he saw two non RBs go in the top 10 and lucked into Spiller


Sheriff did have a good draft. Wilson was shrewd. Bryant went number 2 WR, which he has done in some very powerful leagues this drafting season

yes Spiller and Charles looked brill value. fwiw I hated pick 3 too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 03, 2013, 11:49:26 PM
Food for thought, but we could maybe let people choose draft position next year based on their finishing positions this time around.

Probably something like newbies get to choose their spot first, then remaining managers from the previous season pick their slots after that in descending order.

It might make the later games still meaningful to some extent as there is some sort of incentive to keep playing for.

Opinions welcome.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 11:50:43 PM
I'm going to work on getting through this year first


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 03, 2013, 11:54:02 PM
None of the mock drafts I did had such a flurry of RBs straight away. People generally picked the top names in each field, with a slight favouritism towards QBs. I got the impression that there could be a panic if two or three people picked in the same position consecutively and that we would see half a dozen names from a pool drop out quickly. This was more exaggerated, though, so it caught me completely by surprise.

Happy with Brees, though. Think Payton might decide 'sod it. let's go all out for that passing record!'

Now the real work begins, I imagine...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 04, 2013, 12:05:13 AM
That running back charge early doors was fun! Nothing I could do about it but watch.



Horneris autopick made out big time with Spiller in 11.

Most leagues take 10 running backs 1-10 and then Megatron goes 11, he saw two non RBs go in the top 10 and lucked into Spiller


Sheriff did have a good draft. Wilson was shrewd. Bryant went number 2 WR, which he has done in some very powerful leagues this drafting season

The number of teams, roster setup and points settings can influence things hugely though.

I did loads of mock drafts to replicate the 12 team double roster league with 6 points for QB TDs, where I had pick 12.  Given that I've played it for two years previously, I thought I'd got a feel for it.  But no, nothing prepared me for these Round 1 picks....

1.    Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2.    Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3.    Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
4.    Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
5.    Cam Newton (Car - QB)
6.    Tom Brady (NE - QB)
7.    Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
8.    Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
9.    Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
10.    Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
11.    Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 04, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
Depth charts are visible on the link below, for anyone who wants to follow this:

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/league/463186/depthcharts

Draft results are here:

http://blondepoker.league.fantasy.nfl.com/league/463186/draftresults


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 04, 2013, 12:27:39 AM
i have a bench rb that looks like his out for the season..is there a way of replacing him?..not sure how waivers work?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 04, 2013, 01:00:39 AM
i have a bench rb that looks like his out for the season..is there a way of replacing him?..not sure how waivers work?

Think of waivers as a way of preventing pickups from the Free Agent pool being done on a first come, first served basis.  Therefore if someone watches a player get injured in a game on live TV, they can't just log onto the site and pick up his backup/replacement.

If you look at the player pool now, everyone's status ('Owner') is W(Sep 5), which means they're all currently on waivers until tomorrow (which is standard after the draft).

If you also check the league table, you'll see that all the teams have a waiver priority against them (which initially is the reverse order of the draft, so LeKNave is No1, Tighty is number 16).

Any player who is on waivers can only be picked up at this point via a waiver request, so if you try to add someone now you'll be asked who you want to drop, and this will submit a waiver claim, rather than add the player to your team immediately.  When the waiver period ends (usually around 8am on a Wednesday once game weeks begin) everyone's claims are reviewed and the person with the highest waiver priority gets the player they've requested.  They then go to the bottom of the priority pile and everyone else moves up a spot.

After waivers clear (so at some point tomorrow, initially) all the remaining players in the pool switch to a status of 'FA' and anyone with this status can be picked up on a first come, first served basis after that, and they'll immediately be added to your team.  (NB: any players dropped from a roster go onto waivers for 24hours after being dropped, so the same principle applies to them).  Players automatically go back onto waiver status once their game kicks off each week, so the process repeats in this way throughout the season.

It will make much more sense once you've seen it in action, compared to the above description.  Basically, in terms of fixing your draft, I wouldn't bother making waiver claims and losing your priority at this point.  Just give it 24 hours or so until everyone becomes Free Agents and do your changes then (be quick if you want a DEN or BAL player as they'll go back onto waivers once tomorrow's game kicks off).

Ultimately, the weekly waiver process is a balancing act between making a claim(s) before the deadline and giving up your priority, or hoping that no-one else wants them and waiting until they're available to pick up as Free Agents.  In deeper leagues especially, there's an advantage to having the No1 priority if there's a big injury and his replacement, sitting in the pool, suddenly becomes a starter as you're guaranteed to get him if you want him.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 04, 2013, 12:03:54 PM
Sheriff's Stars gets their season underway with an explosive matchup, squaring off with Johnny Football's Autograph. The early projections have Sheriff's Stars winning this one by 19.68 points, 103.78 - 84.10.

With 16 teams in the league, this is the only week these two are scheduled to play.

Johnny Football's Autograph has Demaryius Thomas (12.70 projected points) playing in the game Thursday night. All of the players in the starting lineup for Sheriff's Stars are scheduled to play later in the week. Five other league matchups get underway on Thursday: Budd Dwyers Disciples vs. Vegas Venoms, Virgin Autopicks FTW vs. B Side's, and three others.

Sheriff's Stars has the edge at two positions, RB and DEF, the largest of which is RB. At that position, they should outscore Johnny Football's Autograph 37.20 - 25.80. Johnny Football's Autograph has a sizable advantage at WR, where they're projected to beat Sheriff's Stars 28.30 - 18.30. To increase their projected matchup lead, Sheriff's Stars may consider adding Jason Avant (8.50 projected points).


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 04, 2013, 12:56:10 PM
Made a rookie mistake by jumping the gun and accidently using my waiver despite Curt telling me how not to :)  hasnt stopped me joining another random league..draft this afternoon..lol cant wait

Edit: managed to delete the waiver...wiiii


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 04, 2013, 06:06:04 PM
2013/14 Team Preview & Draft Analysis

Hearts Division

Team: Virgin Autopicks FTW
Manager: ForthThistle
Draft Position: 5th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Tom Brady   NE/10
QB   Philip Rivers   SD/8
RB   Ray Rice   Bal/8
RB   Reggie Bush   Det/9
RB   Isaiah Pead   StL/11
RB   Mike Goodson   NYJ/10
RB   Jonathan Dwyer   Pit/5
WR   Steve Smith   Car/4
WR   Pierre Garcon   Was/5
WR   Greg Little   Cle/10
WR   Andre Roberts   Ari/9
WR   Brian Quick   StL/11
TE   Kyle Rudolph   Min/5
TE   Zach Miller   Sea/12
PK   Josh Scobee   Jac/9
DEF   Tampa Bay   TB/5

The first of our rookie recruits into the league this season, and by far the most active in asking questions, managed to assemble a reasonably balanced team in the main starting positions.  Rice, Brady and Reggie Bush in the first 3 rounds were good selections in particular.  Later on we did get to see odd signs of inexperience, with an early selection of Tampa Bay's DEF and the pickup of Jonathan Dwyer, recently cut by the Steelers, being the obvious ones to the more experienced eyes (and this one can be forgiven as there's little to indicate this on the NFL site).  Overall, there's a good base of talent to work with, which should enable him to be competitive.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Mike Goodson at 11.05 - the early season suspension aside, he has the potential to challenge Chris Ivory for the starting job in a weak Jets backfield.


Team: Vegas Venoms
Manager: sharplea
Draft Position: 9th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Russell Wilson   Sea/12
QB   Joe Flacco   Bal/8
RB   DeMarco Murray   Dal/11
RB   Lamar Miller   Mia/6
RB   Ryan Williams   Ari/9
RB   Jonathan Stewart   Car/4
WR   Calvin Johnson   Det/9
WR   Torrey Smith   Bal/8
WR   Kenny Britt   Ten/8
WR   Alshon Jeffery   Chi/8
WR   Riley Cooper   Phi/12
WR   Julian Edelman   NE/10
TE   Brandon Pettigrew   Det/9
TE   Coby Fleener   Ind/8
PK   Matt Prater   Den/9
DEF   Seattle   Sea/12

Released from the shackles of Marky147 and running a solo team in his 2nd season, sharplea struck fear into the hands of the Commish late last night by publishing his team on the thread, until I realised that it was the mock draft team he'd been referring to earlier.  The real-life version, thankfully, is less talented than the mock version, for all our sakes!  The standout area in his line-up is undoubtedly the receiving corps, but this is at the expense of a brittle looking (quite literally in the cases of Murray, Williams and Stewart) set of RBs.  His chances will surely depend on their ability to stay/get healthy this year.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Riley Cooper at 14.08 - In Maclin's absence he's the No2 WR in Philly.  His, ahem, race-relation issues may be the biggest obstacle he faces this season but he's a big target for Vick to hit in the red zone.

Team: Budd Dwyers Disciples
Manager: LeKnave
Draft Position: 16th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Carson Palmer   Ari/9
RB   Chris Johnson   Ten/8
RB   Maurice Jones-Drew   Jac/9
RB   Giovani Bernard   Cin/12
RB   LeVeon Bell   Pit/5
RB   Bernard Pierce   Bal/8
WR   Dwayne Bowe   KC/10
WR   T.Y. Hilton   Ind/8
WR   Wes Welker   Den/9
WR   Kenbrell Thompkins   NE/10
WR   Cordarrelle Patterson   Min/5
WR   Percy Harvin   Sea/12
TE   Fred Davis   Was/5
TE   Rob Housler   Ari/9
PK   Sebastian Janikowski   Oak/7
DEF   Cleveland   Cle/10

LeKnave spent the majority of last season quietly demonstrating his shrewdness as a manager by steadily racking up the wins with a powerful looking roster.  This time he's adopted the approach of potential mad genius if his draft policy pays off.  After 10 rounds of the draft he'd selected 5RBs and 5WRs, leaving him with Carson Palmer as his only QB on the roster.  There's no doubt Palmer can sling a pass or two.  The question is which team ends up catching them.  Impressively, he still managed to find a decent TE in Fred Davis, and Housler might also be value once he's healthy (the dreaded 'high ankle sprain' is hard to predict).  On the flipside, the policy has generated a lot of upside value and depth at RB and WR for him to work with.  Kenbrell Thompkins' stock has risen enough for him to no longer be considered a sleeper.  I do wonder whether LeKnave will have enough patience to stick with Harvin on his roster until his likely late-season return.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: LeVeon Bell at 10.01 - He has a Lisfranc injury, which could mean anything from Week 2 return to IR.  If it's something like the former then he's potentially picked up a starting RB in round 10.

Team: The Tifosi
Manager: The Sicilian
Draft Position: 12th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Aaron Rodgers   GB/4
QB    Alex Smith   KC/10
RB    Alfred Morris   Was/5
RB    Ahmad Bradshaw   Ind/8
RB    James Starks   GB/4
RB    DuJuan Harris   GB/4
WR   Eric Decker   Den/9
WR   Lance Moore   NO/7
WR   Denarius Moore   Oak/7
WR    Darrius Heyward-Bey   Ind/8
WR   Santana Moss   Was/5
TE    Jason Witten   Dal/11
TE   Tony Scheffler   Det/9
PK   Justin Tucker   Bal/8
PK   Josh Brown   NYG/9
DEF   Baltimore   Bal/8

Another rookie manager, and potential future addict judging by his subsequent posts, he proceeded to find great value with almost all of his early picks (Morris, Rodgers, Decker, Bradshaw, Witten in the first 5 rounds) to the extent that I'd thought we'd been cleverly hustled.  Whether it was cunning subterfuge or not, he then tried to undo this with a kicker pick in the 10th round followed by a pickup of DuJuan Harris (now on IR for the season) in the 12th.  I must admit though, I still really like the look of this roster.  Could be a dark-horse!
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Darrius Heyward-Bey at 9.12 - Wayne and TY Hilton get all the headlines in Indy, but Heyward-Bey's blocking skills might keep him on the field and, as an Al Davis Oakland draft-pick, he naturally has pace, albeit with a pair of concrete hands at times!


Clubs Division

Team: Longy's laughable losers
Manager: Longy
Draft Position: 7th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Colin Kaepernick   SF/9
QB    Christian Ponder   Min/5
RB    LeSean McCoy   Phi/12
RB    DeAngelo Williams   Car/4
RB    Pierre Thomas   NO/7
RB    Toby Gerhart   Min/5
RB    Felix Jones   Pit/5
WR    Andre Johnson   Hou/8
WR   DeSean Jackson   Phi/12
WR    Kendall Wright   Ten/8
WR   Jeremy Kerley   NYJ/10
TE   Jimmy Graham   NO/7
TE   Ed Dickson   Bal/8
TE   Zach Ertz   Phi/12
PK   Matt Bryant   Atl/6
DEF   New England   NE/10

Yet another rookie manager kicks off our analysis of the Clubs division, albeit one with very good knowledge of the College Football scene, so surely capable of spotting good value among the rookie class.  Got great value in the early rounds with McCoy, Graham, Andre Johnson and Kaepernick (Camel has probably sent the trade offer already!)  The biggest areas of concern looks to be the RB depth behind McCoy (relying on DeAngelo Williams is never a good place to be) but if he can get usable production out of Willams and Pierre 'Timeshare' Thomas then this again has the makings of a competitive roster.  As he admits himself, he's heavily reliant on the Eagles for the season and I can definitely attest to the fact that this is generally not a strategy that ends well!
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Zach Ertz at 14.10 - lots of potential upside from a receiving TE in Chip Kelly's offense but the receptions may well be spread around the other TEs such as Celek, so it's far from guaranteed.

Team: Bobby1's Broncos
Manager: bobby1
Draft Position: 3rd


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Matt Ryan   Atl/6
QB    Sam Bradford   StL/11
RB    Marshawn Lynch   Sea/12
RB    Eddie Lacy   GB/4
RB    Daryl Richardson   StL/11
RB   Daniel Thomas   Mia/6
RB    Mike Tolbert   Car/4
RB    Stepfan Taylor   Ari/9
RB    Robert Turbin   Sea/12
WR    Roddy White   Atl/6
WR    Miles Austin   Dal/11
WR    Vincent Brown   SD/8
WR    Donnie Avery   KC/10
TE   Jared Cook   StL/11
PK   Kai Forbath   Was/5
DEF   Cincinnati   Cin/12

The first of the £100 entrants, and a shrewd judge of player due to his sports betting background, the overwhelming feeling from looking at bobby1's roster is that it carries a lot of upside, but a lot of uncertainty with it.  Lynch and Roddy White are as solid as they get, but there are a lot of players in this roster who are tipped to do great things, but who have yet to demonstrate it (e.g Lacy, Richardson, Brown, Avery and Cook are the standouts).  Consequently, if all of these hit their potential then we could well be looking at a powerful roster, but we could also be looking back at the end of the season at lot of guys who flopped.  Very, very hard to predict what we'll see here, but this is a team not to be underestimated.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: There are many of them, but I'll go for Vincent Brown at 9.03 - we've had two seasons of waiting for him to break out, and he's been plagued by injuries.  Is season 3 the one where it finally happens?

Team: Landry's Losers
Manager: Marky147 / LEXUS
Draft Position: 10th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Andy Dalton   Cin/12
QB    Ben Roethlisberger   Pit/5
RB    Matt Forte   Chi/8
RB    Rashard Mendenhall   Ari/9
RB    Ben Tate   Hou/8
RB   BenJarvus Green-Ellis   Cin/12
RB    Mikel Leshoure   Det/9
WR    Julio Jones   Atl/6
WR   Reggie Wayne   Ind/8
WR    Brian Hartline   Mia/6
WR    Aaron Dobson   NE/10
TE   Jordan Cameron   Cle/10
TE   Brent Celek   Phi/12
TE    Jake Ballard   NE/10
PK   Caleb Sturgis   Mia/6
DEF     Pittsburgh   Pit/5

This roster looks like what you'd expect from a team with a middle pick in the order - plenty of solid value without any of the superstar names that everyone covets.  The RB group of Forte, Mendenhall and Tate could all do great things, but are subject to health concerns (in Tate's case it's Foster's heath too that's a factor), the QB pair of Ginger and Injured can kick out big numbers and also have the potential for terrible games so this is the first roster we've seen which will actively have to game-select it's starting QB.  It has the potential to be an under-the-radar contender, but carries a higher than average risk of being devastated by injuries.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Jordan Cameron at 8.07 - I love this pick.  He's a big target with a lot of red-zone potential.  Could be a star TE this season.

Team: MANAGER RETIRED
Manager: Horneris
Draft Position: 11th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Cam Newton   Car/4
RB   C.J. Spiller   Buf/12
RB   Isaac Redman   Pit/5
RB   Shonn Greene   Ten/8
RB   Knile Davis   KC/10
RB   LaMichael James   SF/9
WR   Brandon Marshall   Chi/8
WR    Victor Cruz   NYG/9
WR   Antonio Brown   Pit/5
WR    Steve Johnson   Buf/12
WR   Markus Wheaton   Pit/5
WR   Keenan Allen   SD/8
TE   Brandon Myers   NYG/9
TE   Heath Miller   Pit/5
PK   Robbie Gould   Chi/8
DEF   Green Bay   GB/4

Relying on auto-pick to draft your team is never a great option, but Horneris will no doubt have been overjoyed when he turned up for the draft after 10 rounds to see that, rather than staring at a disaster, he was looking at a very solid set of value picks.  Spiller, Marshall, Cruz, Newton and Brown are all great names to see on your roster.  The only criticism that could be levelled at the auto-draft was that it kept going back for WRs early on, leaving the RB position exposed, but Redman is a designated starter for now in Pittsburgh, pending Bell's recovery, so it's not a total disaster but I suspect that Horneris may choose to do a bit of trade business to balance things up a bit.  Kudos to him for not totally making a balls-up of the human picks he made, with some nice value spots found in the late rounds.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Markus Wheaton at 13.11 - a rookie WR for the Steelers who's shown flashes of potential to be the long-term replacement for Mike Wallace in Pittsburgh.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 04, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
Spades Division

Team: Sheriff's Stars
Manager: Sheriff
Draft Position: 14th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Matt Schaub   Hou/8
QB   Michael Vick   Phi/12
RB    David Wilson   NYG/9
RB    Ryan Mathews   SD/8
RB    Joique Bell   Det/9
RB    Bryce Brown   Phi/12
WR    Dez Bryant   Dal/11
WR    Cecil Shorts   Jac/9
WR    Justin Blackmon   Jac/9
WR    Nate Washington   Ten/8
WR    Nick Toon   NO/7
TE    Rob Gronkowski   NE/10
TE   Zach Sudfeld   NE/10
TE   Julius Thomas   Den/9
PK   Garrett Hartley   NO/7
DEF   San Francisco   SF/9

The Stars faced an agonising decision pre-draft when, after much consideration, Sheriff finally opted not to follow the lead of his other leagues and rename the team to the Eagle-centric "My TE Ertz After A Vinny Curry'.  The draft itself turned out to be a series of last minute decison changes so it could well be a case of thinking 'what could have been' at the end of the season.  Generally, these changes were to higher risk options (e.g. Mathews in favour of Kaepernick, Vick in favour of Stafford) and the overwhelming feeling from looking at the squad is that it's full of players with as-yet unfulfilled potential for Fantasy.  Position-wise it's reasonably balanced, but it's impossible to know whether Vick, Mathews, Blackmon, etc are going to be stars or busts this season.  Fully healthy and on-form, this could be a devastating team.  Injured and unproductive, it could simply leave the manager devastated, but I'm encouraged by the positive response from other managers post-draft!
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Sudfeld would have been the obvious choice earlier in the pre-season, but he's shot up the draft ranks and become a mainstream pick now, so I'll go for Nick Toon at 15.14 - no-one really knows what to expect from the Saints receivers as Brees spreads the ball around to so many of them.  Toon has had a decent pre-season but Stills is the one getting the higher profile.  Toon may well turn out to have the better numbers at the end of the season.

Team: Teddington Tailgators
Manager: rinswun
Draft Position: 13th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Eli Manning   NYG/9
QB   Jake Locker   Ten/8
RB   Jamaal Charles   KC/10
RB   Chris Ivory   NYJ/10
RB   Montee Ball   Den/9
RB   Ronnie Hillman   Den/9
RB   Marcel Reece   Oak/7
WR   A.J. Green   Cin/12
WR   Jordy Nelson   GB/4
WR   Greg Jennings   Min/5
WR   Michael Floyd   Ari/9
WR   Nate Burleson   Det/9
TE   Jermaine Gresham   Cin/12
TE   Marcedes Lewis   Jac/9
PK   Randy Bullock   Hou/8
DEF   Denver   Den/9

Another newcomer to the league, and a rookie NFL manager, but not a newcomer to US Fantasy sports by the looks of things.  This roster has enviable depth at RB, in particular, and WR but a lot more question marks at QB and TE.  Eli Manning was a nightmare for owners last season, yet can be an Elite real-life QB at times, and Jake Locker also flashes potential, but in an unpredictable manner.  Gresham at TE should see some loss of targets to Tyler Eifert, but no-one knows to what extent, so he's a bit of a lottery ticket, as is Marcedes Lewis due to the QB issues in Jacksonville.  The RB depth and 'big name' WRs are key here and will be relied upon heavily to churn out the regular points for this team
Potential Sneaky Value Pick:The superbly-named Randy Bullock at 13.13 - he's projected to be a top 3 kicker overall, and in this league with it's new kicker scoring rules, the value of having a strong-legged kicker playing in a dome for the season might prove to be a difference maker in close matchups.  Time will tell, but I was waiting to pick him up when I saw him being avoided by the earlier teams taking kickers, and he went one pick before I was about to pull the trigger!

Team: Stapleton Atheists
Manager: The Camel
Draft Position: 4th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Peyton Manning   Den/9
QB    EJ Manuel   Buf/12
RB    Doug Martin   TB/5
RB    Frank Gore   SF/9
RB    Rashad Jennings   Oak/7
RB    Roy Helu   Was/5
WR    James Jones   GB/4
WR    Anquan Boldin   SF/9
WR   Emmanuel Sanders   Pit/5
WR    DeAndre Hopkins   Hou/8
WR    Kenny Stills   NO/7
TE    Jermichael Finley   GB/4
TE    Martellus Bennett   Chi/8
TE    Scott Chandler   Buf/12
PK   Phil Dawson   SF/9
DEF   Miami   Mia/6

Defending champion Camel comes back with a weight of expectation on his shoulders and a determination to prove that last season was no fluke (despite the fact that we all know it was!)  The biggest surprise to me was that he didn't go back for some of the players who did so well for him last season, particularly Kaepernick.  Perhaps it's unfair of me to have assumed this, but I thought Kaep in particular would be a dead cert to get back onto Camel's team.  Instead, Keith has placed his reliance on seasoned veterans with Peyton Manning, Gore and Boldin among his first 5 picks.  This is supplemented by a few rookies with upside potential, but the overall feel, again possibly unfairly, is of an 'old' team.  But then again, the Ravens were an 'old' team last season, and look what they did!  Doug Martin feels like a steal at No.4 overall, and it would be foolish to underestimate Camel in this league.  This looks like another team that may only sneak into the play-offs but could then go on a charge like last season!
Potential Sneaky Value Pick:Roy Helu at 11.04 - he was pretty much a non-factor last season due to Morris breaking out but two season's ago he was drawing rave reviews.  He's had an impressive pre-season and Shanahan generally does love to tinker with his backfield, so I suspect Helu will get more use this season and could be a sneaky Flex player.

Team: Johnny Football's Autograph
Manager: Linux
Draft Position: 2nd


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Robert Griffin III   Was/5
QB   Josh Freeman   TB/5
RB   Arian Foster   Hou/8
RB   Darren Sproles   NO/7
RB   Vick Ballard   Ind/8
RB   Knowshon Moreno   Den/9
RB   Justin Forsett   Jac/9
WR   Demaryius Thomas   Den/9
WR   Mike Wallace   Mia/6
WR   Sidney Rice   Sea/12
WR   Mohamed Sanu   Cin/12
TE   Antonio Gates   SD/8
TE   Delanie Walker   Ten/8
TE   Aaron Hernandez   FA
PK   Steve Hauschka   Sea/12
DEF   St. Louis   StL/11

Linux' team has been re-branded for the season, and possibly found itself with the toughest spot in the draft at No2, the first pick which involves an actual decision, followed by a long wait!  There were plenty of RBs who could conceivably go at No2 and Linux went for possibly the riskiest one in Arian Foster, due to the ongoing injury concerns.  He could easily be the best RB in Fantasy this year, but there are safer picks out there.  There's a similar risk/reward theme running through a lot of this roster with the likes of RGIII, Mike Wallace, Antonio Gates, etc although I do think Aaron Hernandez was a bit of a stretch (in fact a 'bit of a stretch' is about what we can expect from him now).  There are rosters out there I like more than this one, but many of the picks in this team have the potential for upside if the risk pays off.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick:Knowshon Moreno at 11.02 - the one thing we know for certain about Denver's RB committee is that we don't know anything for certain.  Moreno has been the '3rd guy in the mix' all pre-season, but Hillman has been hit by fumbling issues and Ball is unproven.  Moreno was written off last season, and then suddenly got a chance and was a late-season star from the waiver wire.  If things go wrong early in Denver, don't be surprised to see him as the No1 RB before too long.

Diamonds Division

Team: B Side's
Manager: Nakor
Draft Position: 8th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Andrew Luck   Ind/8
QB    Brandon Weeden   Cle/10
RB   Trent Richardson   Cle/10
RB    Mark Ingram   NO/7
RB    Johnathan Franklin   GB/4
RB    Chase Reynolds   StL/11
WR    Randall Cobb   GB/4
WR    Marques Colston   NO/7
WR   Mike Williams   TB/5
WR   Malcom Floyd   SD/8
TE   Greg Olsen   Car/4
TE   Vance McDonald   SF/9
PK   Blair Walsh   Min/5
PK   Dan Bailey   Dal/11
DEF   Chicago   Chi/8
DEF   New York Giants   NYG/9

Nakor's team earned the No1 seed last season, so he's a manager not to be under-estimated, and he's assembled some nice jigsaw pieces in this roster.  Again, he had a middle pick, so it's missing the big star name but there's a ton of value in here.  WR in particular is deep, with Mike Williams and Malcom Floyd as No3 and 4 options, and Trent Richardson doesn't have much competition for carries in Cleveland.  One question is whether the Chicago DEF can repeat the miracles of last season, as that could be a difference maker if so, but DEF is too much of lottery to have any confidence in this.  Chances are (or maybe 'we all hope' is more accurate) that last season was an anomaly.  This looks like another 'under the radar' contender to me.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Chase Reynolds at 13.08 - OK, I'll admit it, he's the one player drafted last night who I had no clue about.  Following much research on him, I've now upgraded this to a vague knowledge of with little to see why he'd be drafted.  He's the Rams 3rd choice RB at present, presumably until Isaiah Pead is free from suspension.  Consequently, either Nakor sees something I don't in him, or I've missed a trick here.  Either way he has upside potential as if he scores 1 point this season, then he's exceeded my expectations already!

Team: PancakeBlock
Manager: Tight End
Draft Position: 1st (in case you missed him mention this!)


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Tony Romo   Dal/11
QB   Ryan Tannehill   Mia/6
RB   Adrian Peterson   Min/5
RB   Darren McFadden   Oak/7
RB   Kendall Hunter   SF/9
RB   Christine Michael   Sea/12
WR   Larry Fitzgerald   Ari/9
WR   Josh Gordon   Cle/10
WR    Golden Tate   Sea/12
WR   Rueben Randle   NYG/9
WR   Jacoby Jones   Bal/8
WR   Josh Morgan   Was/5
TE   Tony Gonzalez   Atl/6
TE   Jacob Tamme   Den/9
PK   Stephen Gostkowski   NE/10
DEF   Arizona   Ari/9

You have to laugh at Tighty's misfortune.  After being auto-drafted, and subsequently trade-raped, out of contention last season, he finally gets to draft in person and put the hours and hours of research to good use, only to be penalised with the draft pick he wanted least of all!  There's not much research required to take Adrian Peterson at No1 overall this season, and he then had to wait until pick 32 to have another go.  It's hard for me to judge Tighty's draft fairly, as the next few picks all went on players that I generally avoid in Fantasy, but whom others don't, so my view is tinged with my own personal biases.  Fitzgerald is incredible in real-life, but suffers in fantasy from poor QBs throwing to him (Palmer is an upgrade, but let's not go mad here), McFadden is devastating when healthy, but can't seem to avoid injury, and Romo is the real-life player I most enjoy seeing throw picks, so it's hard for me to like him as a Fantasy option.  I do like some of the later picks, though, but it's hard for me to judge this one fairly, so I won't attempt to do so.  Time will tell which one of us gets to say 'I told you so'.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Josh Gordon at 7.01 - Devalued due to his initial suspension, but the No1 receiving option in Cleveland after that, givng decent upside in an under-rated passing team.

Team: Arkansas Gravediggers
Manager: Tal
Draft Position: 6th


Pos   Player   Team
QB    Drew Brees   NO/7
QB    Jay Cutler   Chi/8
RB    Shane Vereen   NE/10
RB    Danny Woodhead   SD/8
RB    Jacquizz Rodgers   Atl/6
RB    Denard Robinson   Jac/9
RB    Mike Gillislee   Mia/6
WR    Vincent Jackson   TB/5
WR    Chris Givens   StL/11
WR   Brandon LaFell   Car/4
WR    Stephen Hill   NYJ/10
WR   Robert Woods   Buf/12
TE   Vernon Davis   SF/9
TE   Dwayne Allen   Ind/8
PK   Greg Zuerlein   StL/11
DEF   Houston   Hou/8

The last of the rookie managers, Tal sprung a surprise in the first round by taking Drew Brees in the middle of the RB frenzy, followed by Vernon Davis in the 2nd round and Vincent Jackson in the 3rd.  The obvious weakness is therefore the pool of RB options his team will have.  However, given the poor choice at that stage Tal has done a decent job in finding players with potential upside, particular in the receiving game, in Vereen, Woodhead, Rodgers and Robinson.  Whether it proves to be enough for the unconventional approach to be considered a success remains to be seen, but we're dealing with a chess player here so he's probably seeing an end-game that I can't begin to envisage, so I'm not going to criticise him too strongly at this stage.  Besides, he did have the foresight to plck up Legatron at kicker, who could do some damage with our scoring system, but may prove to be let down by lack of opportunities from the Rams offense.
Potential Sneaky Value Pick:Denard Robinson at 16.11 - The Jags didn't really help avoid the expectation on him when they declared him as postion 'OW' for 'Offfensive Weapon' on their depth charts, but he has potential to be used as a RB or WR in their offense, which gives him natural upside.  The issue is he's really done nothing in pre-season to justify the tag, but as a 16th round pick a lottery ticket is exactly what you're expected to draft.

Team: Robbies Gould en Shower
Manager: ChipRich
Draft Position: 15th


Pos   Player   Team
QB   Matthew Stafford   Det/9
RB   Steven Jackson   Atl/6
RB   Stevan Ridley   NE/10
RB   Fred Jackson   Buf/12
RB   Michael Bush   Chi/8
RB   Bilal Powell   NYJ/10
WR   Danny Amendola   NE/10
WR   Hakeem Nicks   NYG/9
WR   Tavon Austin   StL/11
WR   Ryan Broyles   Det/9
WR   Santonio Holmes   NYJ/10
WR   Quinton Patton   SF/9
TE   Owen Daniels   Hou/8
TE   Tyler Eifert   Cin/12
PK   David Akers   Det/9
DEF   Detroit   Det/9

Despite Horneris' jibes last night I really like Rich's roster, as every single player on it has the potential to contribute.  The main doubt is a lot of uncertainty from change of teams (e.g. SJax), rookies (e.g Tavon Austin, Tyler Eifert) , injuries (Holmes, Nicks, Amendola) or limited playing time (FJax, Bush, Powell).  The projections also seem to disagree with my view on this but I think a lot of this team have been under-rated (e.g. Stafford, Austin).  This could be a team to defy the critics and the analysts!
Potential Sneaky Value Pick: Quinton Patton at 13.15 - The 49ers don't have many receiving options (which is why I couldn't pull the trigger on Kaepernick in the end) but Patton has stood out in pre-season and I've ended up picking him up late in some leagues as upside too.  He might be anonymous, but he could be relevant.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 04, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
Fantastic write ups, thank you

Trade proposed to another manager Mr Commish. Hopefully expect incoming if I receive a response in the affirmative.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 04, 2013, 07:46:17 PM
I planned on picking Kaep but couldn't turn down Manning in that spot and if I didn't pick a QB there, I didn't think I'd have got Kaep.

So I was left without a premier QB or taking Kaep as a reach.

Also - I think you have far too much time on your hands mate :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 04, 2013, 07:50:33 PM
Sod off Tighty. You can't have Brees for Romo


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 04, 2013, 09:42:52 PM
POINT OF ORDER, PLEASE

The league hasn't started, so why are the Arkansas Gravediggers below The Bsides and PancakeBlock?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 04, 2013, 09:44:33 PM
So my strategy was derived from reading Matthew Berry's draft day manifesto. However, it needed to be tweaked a bit depending on draft position. I originally intended on going RB/RB in the first two rounds but the early run meant I switched to going RB/WR. I was looking to get a top 10 running back which I feel I got with Charles at 10 and a top 5 WR which again I felt I got with Green in the second.

I felt like it was important to get a lot of running back options as they are no points per reception but I didn't really account for how significantly the positions would drop off. I was fairly successful in handcuffing the Denver RBs as I read that Moreno is likely to be used more as a blocking back but I would have liked to pick up Powell to handcuff the Jets RBs too but I was probably naive in thinking he'd fall further than he did.

I felt like it wasn't key to pick up a QB earlier as the talent pool there was larger and the drop off from 5-16 not as significant so I'd be able to get a decent option in a later round. Similar to the TEs where I felt like outside of Graham there wasn't really much difference between the options down to about 20.

I have no idea if this was a good draft strat or not, time will tell!
It'll be an interesting season for sure. Good luck gents.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 04, 2013, 10:31:43 PM
Superb writeups, Sheriff, I should add.

The RB thing really made me think. I had focussed most of my research on the last eight rounds (where they were otherwise pretty much just names until last week...), so I'm not surprised I've got a bit of a squiggle over a few in the middle. Overall predictions on the site suggest I.haven't disgraced myself, so let's see what happens.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 04, 2013, 10:45:44 PM
Great read Curtis  ;hattip;

Lex will be most pleased that you like the Cameron pick, and I'm to blame for Dalton (Brent ;D)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 04, 2013, 11:26:36 PM
Loving the write up Curtis!

Also loving the projections for week 1!

But mainly loving the fact the fella that mugged us off for having Dalton has Newton as his only QB who btw is being tipped as a "Rest 'Em" this week  :P





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 04, 2013, 11:37:18 PM
wow, set a high standard as commish there Curtis, great stuff. My lowlight was drafting the wrong player in an early round and looking at the list of 2nd/3rd ranked wr and thinking I will be able to get a few of those later only for them to go quicker than I expected. Would exchange my squad for quite a few other ones tbh, think there are some really good drafts in there. Esp love Linux' work. Spiller and Charles look real steals too.

gl guys



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 04, 2013, 11:55:43 PM
Had a good study up on the teams.

Think shaplea is favourite.

Like his team a great deal.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 05, 2013, 12:04:48 AM
Watch the Dark Horses..


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 06, 2013, 03:30:11 AM
Is there a hunger foul award this season Curtis?

*cough cough*


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 06, 2013, 04:24:40 AM
I do sympathise Curtis.

I thought about benching Peyton Manning for EJ Manuel.

Phew, close shave.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 06, 2013, 08:01:10 AM
I'm expecting great things from Sudfeld!

That game threw out some ridiculous scores - FML that I'm facing Demariyus Thomas too but poor Longy's debut game sees him staring at a 7TD passing game from Peyton Manning!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 06, 2013, 08:10:44 AM
To the new managers out there, a lesson:

20+ point games are pretty special.  Always take care not to leave players about to have them on your bench.

This interactive demo is brought to you by the Sheriff's Stars Live Tutorial Company Inc.

Congratulations on completing this 1 game tutorial.  Scores will now be reset and the real game will now begin.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 06, 2013, 08:51:46 AM
Chase Reynolds - Just to clarify, I follow Chase's Great Aunt Glenda on his mothers side on Twitter, and she assures me that big things are expected from Chase this season.

OK - it was a mis-click, I can't even work out who I was trying to draft, and believe me I have tried. Sigh!

Great write ups Sheriff.

Have a good season all.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 06, 2013, 11:57:41 AM
Looking for trade offers for my under performing, over the hill QB P Manning.

Need in exchange: QB, RB, WR and TE.

Oh and throw in a kicker too.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 06, 2013, 01:09:50 PM
FML.

It appears throwing 7td's is a good performance in fantasy.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 06, 2013, 02:27:30 PM
Enjoyed the game apart from the fact Decker had a stinker...made worse as I had him in scoring and yards bets


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 06, 2013, 05:56:12 PM
For info:

I've just tried to approve the pending trade between Tighty and rinswun and it won't let me do so, due to Montee Ball having played this week (and he's in rinswun's starting lineup).  The trade will probably fail for the same reason when the standard 48hr approval period expires at the weekend.

I can leave it as is to see what happens (I expect it will expire once the time limit is reached) or I can simply just veto it now, and you can re-propose it next week when everything unlocks again.

Entirely upto the two trade buddies as to what you prefer.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 06, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
To be honest, I didn't think the trade would go through until after the Monday night game any way. I'm happy to wait on it, Tighty?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 07, 2013, 01:46:57 PM
I have a player who will not play this season as he has no contract. So trading is not an option. Is it still possible to jog him on & get a replacement in ?

I see I can drop him but won't that just leave an empty slot ? I can't seem to find any players available on a waiver/free agent. Does this mean I am stuck with this player?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 07, 2013, 03:06:17 PM
I have a player who will not play this season as he has no contract. So trading is not an option. Is it still possible to jog him on & get a replacement in ?

I see I can drop him but won't that just leave an empty slot ? I can't seem to find any players available on a waiver/free agent. Does this mean I am stuck with this player?



hi mate

If you go to my team then look 2 along there is a players tab it will bring up a list of free agents I think, if you click the position you want and then change the year tab underneath stats  to 2012 from 2013 it will give you their figs for last season.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 07, 2013, 04:47:20 PM
Thanks for that Bobby.

If I put the new guy in the starting line up will his points count this week ?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 07, 2013, 04:51:43 PM
Thanks for that Bobby.

If I put the new guy in the starting line up will his points count this week ?




Unless you pick up a Denver or Baltimore player his points will count for this week. Team line up needs to be confirmed by just before 6pm 2morrow.

cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 07, 2013, 04:57:26 PM
Good man

cheers



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 08, 2013, 05:33:08 PM
First Sunday gameday about to kick off!

I've not mentioned it specifically until now, but having the site open and watching the games develop in real-time is great fun, especially if you're watching on TV at the same time (that is until your bench guys start scoring, your No1 pick gets injured after 5 minutes, and your kicker starts to miss chip shots!)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 08, 2013, 06:00:10 PM
First Sunday gameday about to kick off!

I've not mentioned it specifically until now, but having the site open and watching the games develop in real-time is great fun, especially if you're watching on TV at the same time (that is until your bench guys start scoring, your No1 pick gets injured after 5 minutes, and your kicker starts to miss chip shots!)

Enjoy!

Yeah i watched Camel have 1 player score 44 points on Thursday, great fun!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 08, 2013, 07:00:20 PM
I see why AP was 1st pick



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 08, 2013, 07:01:51 PM
TOUCHDOWN SAINTS


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 08, 2013, 07:41:47 PM
Really regretting  benching Cameron...  Marky147 is gonna kill me



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 08, 2013, 07:44:44 PM
Tightly killing me


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 08, 2013, 08:08:19 PM
Reggie Bush I LOVE YOU.

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 08, 2013, 08:09:18 PM
Never have I been so annoyed at a Bills TD...

Robert Woods TD while sitting on the Gravediggers bench.

;noflopshomer;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 08, 2013, 08:10:34 PM
Currently leading by 0.1 points.

This is going to be a fun season


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 08, 2013, 08:28:23 PM
4th Quarter of early Sunday games:

Starting roster - 11 points from 4 active players.

Bench - 42 points scored by 2 players.

Awesome!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 08, 2013, 08:29:20 PM
Reggie is awesome.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 08, 2013, 08:39:11 PM
AP. beating me on his own


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 08, 2013, 08:41:04 PM
AP. beating me on his own

I know...Mr I Didn't Want To Have First Pick

::)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 08, 2013, 09:45:03 PM
I hate fantasy NFL!  ;)

trying the reverse bok


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 08, 2013, 09:47:43 PM
Got 81.22 and leading by 1.10

FFS sweat or what


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 08, 2013, 09:52:36 PM
omg, well played Jared Cook, that takes some doing my man.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 09, 2013, 01:07:05 AM
Right I get it... The Camel is gonna give us the hump every week... glad we don't have to play him then :D




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 09, 2013, 07:32:54 AM
Good to see that my top two picks came through for me in a big way in the late game.  I really needed those 0.1 points!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 09, 2013, 07:43:14 AM
So, I need three points out of the Chargers-Texans game (with Woodhead and the Texans D) to secure a win on debut.

Riotous fun watching the scores grind upwards.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 09, 2013, 12:38:19 PM
Be LOLworthy if I have one player that beats Sheriff's whole team!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 09, 2013, 12:44:38 PM
Be LOLworthy if I have one player that beats Sheriff's whole team!

I'm still clinging to the hope that the one QB performance I can recall being better than Manning's in Fantasy terms was Vick @ Redskins in 2010.

But, yes, your 'FYL' is duly noted!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 09, 2013, 12:48:47 PM
First Sunday gameday about to kick off!

I've not mentioned it specifically until now, but having the site open and watching the games develop in real-time is great fun, especially if you're watching on TV at the same time (that is until your bench guys start scoring, your No1 pick gets injured after 5 minutes, and your kicker starts to miss chip shots!)

Enjoy!

Yeah i watched Camel have 1 player score 44 points on Thursday, great fun!

Longy,

Any interest in trading Kaepernick and McCoy for Manning and one or two other players on my roster? (Obviously not Martin or Boldin - but will listen to suggestions)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 09, 2013, 12:52:54 PM
the FL homepage has a bit of a rub in the headline

"Sheriff's in town
Week 1 saw lots of big performances. But there was only one choice for Player Manager of the Week."

(http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2013/09/08/0ap1000000240835.jpg)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 09, 2013, 01:30:01 PM
The sites seem to be giving me rubdowns this week, which doesn't help on top of a 1/7 win rate.

Yahoo did something similar by still projecting more points this morning from the 49ers/GB game for one of my players.  Even then the projection was still <100 (and this is a double roster league so <100 is woeful).  It's arguable as to which of the two teams (blonde or the double roster underperformed most this weekend).

Get 'em all in while you can, is all I'll say!  This team is headed for greatness!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 09, 2013, 01:52:53 PM
First Sunday gameday about to kick off!

I've not mentioned it specifically until now, but having the site open and watching the games develop in real-time is great fun, especially if you're watching on TV at the same time (that is until your bench guys start scoring, your No1 pick gets injured after 5 minutes, and your kicker starts to miss chip shots!)

Enjoy!

Yeah i watched Camel have 1 player score 44 points on Thursday, great fun!

Longy,

Any interest in trading Kaepernick and McCoy for Manning and one or two other players on my roster? (Obviously not Martin or Boldin - but will listen to suggestions)

Want to watch the game tonight to see if this eagles offence works, because if it does there is no way I am trading McCoy.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 10, 2013, 11:52:10 AM
TOUGH START FOR ROOKIE COACH AS OLD SCHOOL RULES

New Franchise TheTifosi Blackhearts entered the league this week under a baptism of Veteran fire.

In their season opener they found themselves up against The Pancake Block's coached by the wily Richard Prew.

Pre game the new comers were heavy paper favourites, but we all know how easy baby burns and so it came to pass as All Stars Adrian Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald led the angry villagers with flaming torches to a crushing 130-87 victory.

Peterson showed why he was number one pick overall with a stunning 3 TD performance ably assisted by WR Fitzgerald with his own double strike. Dallas QB Tony Romo sealed the deal with a solid performance and the match up was over before the Blackhearts star RB Alfred Morris even took the field.

The BlackHearts seemed to suffer some serious opening day nerves with all their receivers and backs turning in poor performances saved only by the evergreen Jason Witten. In fact only he and ultra reliable points scorer Aaron Rodgers at QB saved the BlackHearts from total humiliation.

Particular mention has to go to WR Eric Decker who whilst his Denver teamates ran TD riot, managed to drop nearly every ball thrown to him including one for an easy TD.

At the aftergame press conference Rookie Head Coach Dean Morris first payed tribute to his opponents fine performance and then vowed his team would come back stronger and more determined next week. Asked if he would be making changes or be bringing in any new faces.. his ominous reply was.. 'after that performance changes are inevitable '.

This reporter does not envy the guys on that roster !


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 10, 2013, 03:47:41 PM
Meh 3rd biggest score of the week and still got crushed, so rigged.

Quite liking my all in on Chip Kelly at the moment.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 10, 2013, 04:34:11 PM
Can I be moved into Hearts or Clubs please?

I feel like Celtic on Champions League draw day.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 04:57:12 PM
Meh 3rd biggest score of the week and still got crushed, so rigged.

Quite liking my all in on Chip Kelly at the moment.

Name your price for Kaepernick and McCoy.

Everyone on my roster is available.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 10, 2013, 05:55:45 PM
Meh 3rd biggest score of the week and still got crushed, so rigged.

Quite liking my all in on Chip Kelly at the moment.

Name your price for Kaepernick and McCoy.

Everyone on my roster is available.

Hmm can't see me trading either, too much fun to sweat both of them as well as their numbers they are going to put up.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 10, 2013, 07:53:21 PM
Owen Daniels you fkin legend


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 09:00:13 PM
Meh 3rd biggest score of the week and still got crushed, so rigged.

Quite liking my all in on Chip Kelly at the moment.

Name your price for Kaepernick and McCoy.

Everyone on my roster is available.

Hmm can't see me trading either, too much fun to sweat both of them as well as their numbers they are going to put up.

Make a ridiculous offer. I might just surprise you and accept.

You'd definitely trade them for Manning, Martin and Boldin wouldn't you?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 11, 2013, 06:52:01 PM
Week 1 Report - The Big Kick Off

So, after all the research, tactics and strategy that go into the blondepoker Fantasy Draft, Week 1 is now in the books and, with some sharply contrasting fortunes in this week's matchups, managers will be looking back at the debris with a diverse range of emotions.  Time to dig right into the Week1 recap:

Results:
Stapleton Atheists 150.18 - Longy's laughable losers 122.28
Vegas Venoms 58.70 - Budd Dwyers Disciples 67.68
B Side's 100.42 - Virgin Autopicks FTW 97.32
PancakeBlock 130.02 - The Tifosi BlackHearts 87.42
Arkansas Gravediggers 109.08 - MANAGER RETIRED 101.10
Robbies Gould en Shower 100.18 - Landry's Losers 99.74
Teddington Tailgators 119.70 - Bobby1's Broncos 90.86
Sheriff's Stars 65.22 - Johnny Football's Autograph 93.46

Camel (1-0) 150.18 - Longy (0-1) 122.28 - It seems natural to kick things off with our defending champion, Camel, and his team sure did kick things off in style against the unfortunate Longy, who put up the 3rd highest score of the week and still found himself chalking up a loss.  Welcome to Fantasy NFL, Mr Long!  Sadlly for him the writing was pretty much on the wall after the Thursday Night game, thanks to a certain Mr P Manning, who equalled the NFL record of 7 Passing TDs to rack up a monstrous individual score of 46.28 points, which may well prove to be a season-high individual score.  However, the majority of Camel's mostly-geriatric team also contributed big scores.  In particular, anyone watching the GB-49ers game on Sunday will have wondered whether Anquan Boldin was the only 49ers WR on the field, such was the proliferation of passes sent his way.  In the end, the bagel from James Jones at WR didn't matter, as the monster score of 150.18 sets a challenging target for the highest score of the season (it was bettered by only 2 scores last year, to put it into context).

Speaking of records, Longy's total of 122.28 would have been good enough for 2nd place in last year's highest losing score rankings, just to highlight his bad luck.  Led by Camel's love-child from last season, Colin Kaepernick, with 30.68 points, and the Eagles' pairing of McCoy and DJax, Longy's team demonstrated that it will be a tough one to overcome this season.  He can count himself extremely unlucky to be going into Week 2 at 0-1.

sharplea (0-1) 58.70 - LeKnave (1-0) 67.68 - If the above game was spectacular in terms of it's scoring, then this one was the polar opposite, and the overwhelming feeling from reviewing it is that LeKnave truly does run like God at times!  His winning score of 67.68 points may well prove to be an unbeatable total in the 'Lowest Winning Score' category for the season.  Only two players on his team managed to top double figures, Welker and his much-maligned QB pick, Carson Palmer!  The scores elsewhere in his roster will be a cause for concern, particularly the fact that his injury-plagued bench only scored 6.2 points.  Dave can expect to see better days from the likes of MJD, Chris Johnson and Dwayne Bowe, but he didn't need them this week.

Sharplea was Camel's pick as the favourite, post-draft, but his team showed nothing to justify this.  Russell Wilson and DeMarco Murray were his only starting players with double figure scores, but his top 2 scoring players were sitting on his bench.  Putting Julian Edelman in the starting line-up would have changed the result of this matchup, but I doubt that many people had the foresight to predict his Week 1 contribution of 19.90 points.  A disappointing start to solo-management for Adam, that's for sure!

Nakor (1-0) 100.42 - ForthThistle (0-1) 97.32 - This one turned out to be a really intriguing matchup, with the teams close in scoring for virtually the whole weekend.  In the end, Nakor sneaked a narrow win and the key difference came down to the overlooked position of Kicker.  There's an argument that Kickers in Fantasy NFL are 'much of a muchness', and it's generally true that it's difficult to predict kicker performance year on year.  The exception to this is when the team your kicker plays for completely fails to give your guy any opportunities to score points.  Step forward, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who once again put faith in Blaine Gabbert's hands and were rewarded with two points, from a safety!  Given an average performance from the kicking unit, ForthThistle would have won this matchup.  He'll be kicking himself for that one! [/pun]  Other than that, the debutant's team put up a respectable score, albeit with an uncharacteristically quiet game from Tom Brady.  Rivers for Brady would have also delivered a win, but surely impossible to envisage the respective scores before the weekend.

Nakor, on the other hand, did what he always seems to do - chalk up another win quietly under the radar.  His team performed unevenly, with Luck and Cobb in the starring roles, but just did enough to sneak over the 100 point mark, which proved to be enough for the win.

TightEnd (1-0) 130.02 - The Sicilian (0-1) 87.42 - Hold onto your hats, people!  Tighty is popping up in the record books, and in the 'good' categories for once!  It didn't take very long after kickoff on Sunday for everyone to suddenly wish they'd had the No1 pick after all, when Sky started to show repeated footage of AP's early TD run.  By the time the game had ended, he'd added two more scores, racking up 29.1 fantasy points in the process.  Not content with that, but all the players on his roster who I don't generally like to have on my team also performed well - Romo, McFadden (who survived Wk1!) and Fitzgerald added nearly 50 points between them.  In the end, his team scored 130.02 points, good enough for the 2nd highest score of the week and a comfortable win over The Sicilian.

Sicilian's fantasy debut was a tough baptism as a result.  Rodgers and Witten did as expected, but there were too many single digit scores elsewhere for him to be competitive.  Eric Decker was no doubt the most frustrating among this.  While Peyton's supporting cast generally ran riot, Decker was left with a paltry 3.2 pts on the day.  It's no reason to panic, but a great example of the exasperation that Fantasy NFL can cause.  Thankfully, he appears to be hooked already!

Tal (1-0) 109.08 - Horneris (0-1) 101.10 - Score one for the funky Grandmaster tactics!  Tal's unconventional draft strategy paid instant dividends in a hard-fought tussle with Horneris.  Tal's score was boosted by big contributions from Brees, Vereen, VJax, Vernon Davis (catching whichever passes from Kaepernick that didn't go Boldin's way) and Legatron.  He'll be disappointed with the output from Woodhead and Jaquizz Rodgers though, particularly in light of Vereen being placed on short-term IR this week and being ineligible to return until Week 11.

Horner, if anything, had a more frustrating time of it as the near 30-point output from Cruz was largely undermined by sub-par performances elsewhere.  Newton was mediocre, C.J Spiller largely anonymous and Isaac Redman was simply disastrous.  Given his bench contribution of 3.5pts, he seems to have few immediate options to change things around, albeit Spiller and Newton will start to contribute soon enough.  Perhaps he needs to 'unretire' his team name to give his team a kick start?

ChipRich 100.18(1-0)  - Marky147/LEXUS (0-1) 99.74 - Last season's holder of the narrowest win title (a sneaky 0.16pt win), ChipRich, put in a very strong contender for this season's title with this 0.44pt win over Marky147 and LEXUS.  The key to the victory was that he did a better job of picking the optimum team, with only Fred Jackson for Steven Ridley (benched mid-game following fumbling issues) offering any signifcant improvement to his score.  Contrast this with Marky's team, where selecting one of Dalton, Cameron or the Law-Firm in the starting line up would have potentially changed the result.  Is Marky already regretting his choice of roster-bitch this season?  Is the franchise soon to undergo Cowboy's-esque interference from the top?  Time will tell.  In the meantime, Rich can confidently challenge LeKnave for the 'runs like God' award in the Shrewdie House.

rinswun (1-0) 119.70 - Bobby1 (0-1) 90.86 - A bit of a surprise result here, perhaps, with newcomer Ollie comforably seeing off the wise-old NFL head that is Mr Quayle.  It's no surprise that he was aided in this quest by the likes of Jamaal Charles, Jordy Nelson and AJ Green contributing big scores.  Eyebrows were raised, however, by a strong performance from Eli Manning against the Cowboys (albeit in a losing effort).  Whilst not quite on the same scale as big brother, Peyton, it's the highest score I can remember him putting together in some time.

Phil, on the other hand, is already looking to trade his starting QB, Matt Ryan, although in truth, there was nothing he could have done in terms of changing the line up to have made a difference to the overall result.  Credit though for running with the unproven Jared Cook at TE, and being rewarded with 24 pts, and Eddie Lacy did enough to demonstrate he'll be a decent contributor of points over the season.

Sheriff (0-1) 65.22 - Linux (1-0) 93.46 - And so to the grand finale!  The highlight of the weekend for 15 managers appears to be the car-crash performance of Sheriff's Stars who, through a combination of bad team selection, and even worse performance on the field, threatened to set an all-time low score until a surprisingly good real-life performance from his beloved Eagles helped to avoid the ultimate humiliation.  The week did not start well when waking up to news of Julius Thomas' 23 pt haul on Friday morning, which proved to be the first big contribution to the starting roster ultimately being outscored by the bench.  Thankfully, Camel had some consoling words of support on the thread to ease the pain.  There then followed a surreal experience during the Sunday games where I kept having to check whether the Java app had crashed again, as my score never progressed out of the mid-20's over the entire evening.  Unfortunately, everyone else's scores seemed to be working fine.  Bill Belichek managed to fool the Fantasy world into expecting Zach Sudfeld to play more than a handful of snaps (albeit the one's he did play resulted in a hamstring injury instead of actual points).  Worse still, anyone following the Jags game would have thought Cecil Shorts had picked up an injury due to the fact that he had scored no points going into the 4th quarter.  As it turns out, only an injury to Blaine Gabbert (sadly, not fatal, for the Shorts-owning community) resulted in Chad Henne taking over and giving him a handful of receptions in garbage time.  Still, at least I had David Wilson and Dez Bryant to restore some respectablility to proceedings in the late game.  What's that you say? 0.1pts combined, a benching (for fumbling issues) and an injury scare for Bryant?

Linux must surely have loved watching the crap-tacular extravaganza unfold, and it made several sub-par contributions from his own team irrelevant to the final outcome.  In truth, the 28 pt gap given by Demariyus Thomas was enough to kill the tie, as it took until Monday Night Football for this single performance to be matched by the so-called Stars.  Linux will wish that every game week proves to be as easy as this one!


So, that's the week 1 recap and, ultimately, all we've learned is how unpredictable a single week can be in the NFL.  (Actually, we also learned that a chirping Camel is far, far, far more unbearable than the complaining version!)  There were a whole host of early picks and big-name players who failed to produce for various reasons.  If I'd offered anyone a starting lineup of Cam Newton, Spiller, Ridley, Megatron, Bryant, Gonzalez, Roddy White, David Wilson, Sudfeld, 49ers D and Prater for the week, then I'd have had my hand snapped off.  As it turned out, they'd have given you a score of 46.2 pts last week (almost an all-time low, and would have been beaten by all 16 actual teams' scores).  Injuries aside, however, I'm pretty sure you'd still take the same team again in Week 2!

Speaking of which, week 2 is almost upon us, so it's time to hit the send button on this monster of a report (I'm now seeing the true downside of a 16 team league!)

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score: (2012 Record: 166.80 - B Side's - Nakor)
1) 150.18 - Stapleton Atheists (Week 1)
2) 130.02 - Pancake Block (Week 1)
3) 122.28 - Longy's laughable losers (Week 1)

Lowest Team Score: (2012 Record: 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens - Linux)
1) 58.70 - Vegas Venoms (Week 1)
2) 65.22 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 1)
3) 67.68 - Budd Dwyers Disciples (Week 1)

Lowest Winning Team Score: (2012 Record: 64.76 - B Side's - Nakor)
1) 67.68 - Budd Dwyers Disciples (Week 1) vs Vegas Venoms
2) 93.46 - Johnny Football's Autograph (Week 1) vs Sheriff's Stars
3) 100.18 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 1) vs Landry's Losers

Highest Losing Team Score: (2012 Record: 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos - Bobby1)
1) 122.28 - Longy's laughable losers (Week 1) vs Stapleton Atheists
2) 101.10 - MANAGER RETIRED (Week 1) vs Arkansas Gravediggers
3) 99.74 - Landry's Losers (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower

Largest Winning Margin: (2012 Record: 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD - Horneris)
1) 42.60 - PancakeBlock (Week 1) vs The Tifosi Blackhearts
2) 28.84 - Teddington Tailgators (Week 1) vs Bobby1's Broncos
3) 28.24 - Johnny Football's Autograph (Week 1) vs Sheriff's Stars

Narrowest Winning Margin: (2012 Record: 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower - ChipRich)
1) 0.44 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 1) vs Landry's Losers
2) 3.10 - B Side's (Week 1) vs Virgin Autopicks FTW
3) 7.98 - Arkansas Gravediggers (Week 1) vs MANAGER RETIRED


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 11, 2013, 07:28:30 PM
;tightend;

Stupendous


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 11, 2013, 08:21:38 PM
Incredibly good reporting, thanks!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 11, 2013, 08:47:20 PM
Incredibly good reporting, thanks!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 11, 2013, 10:21:40 PM
great reporting mate, a nice line between piss taking and sympathy.

gl this week



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 12, 2013, 10:25:52 AM
After a week of hype and hysteria following the BNFL Draft, it was strictly business when the Arkansas Gravediggers headed around the horn to open their season at the Retirement Dome.

Head Coach, Tal A. Villas-Boas had been bullish about his team’s chances in the week and had been lapping up the cries of many a hack, who had his fledgling team as underdogs against a more experienced and sophisticated outfit. The margin of victory may have been narrow, but the significance of a rookie victory on such a prestigious stage cannot easily be understated.

Nor, for that matter could “Tay-VB”:

“People keep writing us off. Just because we didn’t pick many good players. Just because we had better options available when it was our turn to draft. Just because we didn’t do enough research. Just because we don’t understand the game as well as everyone else. Just be...Sorry, what was the question?”


These high spirits seem unconquerable, but one has to ask what can realistically be taken from such a marginal victory against a team that performed below expectations, especially given that the Gravediggers must carry on without one of their star players in Shane Vereen. Reliance on third down specialists and Hail Mary hopefuls cannot be recognised as a recipe for success and it seems only a matter of time before the Arkansas bubble bursts. When it does – and there seems to be every indication that that could come as soon as this weekend against a powerful Broncos outfit – the Gravediggers could find themselves in a hole of their own making.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 12, 2013, 04:33:07 PM
Any thoughts on a WR3 for a different league?

one of Edelman, S.Smith and Decker.

Currently I'm feeling Edelman with Amendola and Sudfeld out.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 12, 2013, 04:38:50 PM
Definitely

Decker got shuffled out a bit even with Peyton throwing for so many touchdowns

With the Pats injury hit it should be Edelman for now


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 12, 2013, 04:55:04 PM
Cheers


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on September 12, 2013, 04:55:44 PM
hahahaha rich has been gubbed by a stafford stat correction. go on marky lad!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 12, 2013, 04:56:18 PM
OMG RICH HAS BEEN STAT CORRECTED AND LOST


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 12, 2013, 04:57:17 PM
Matthew Stafford QB - DET View Videos
   Robbies Gould en Shower   Sep 11   Rushing Yards changed from 2 to -3.   
-0.50


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 12, 2013, 04:59:42 PM
Owen Daniels you fkin legend


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 12, 2013, 05:09:12 PM
Bud Dwyer time

grats Marky, gg. :(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 12, 2013, 05:22:08 PM
I withdraw my comment about ChipRich being a contender for 'Runs Like God'.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 12, 2013, 05:27:21 PM
Rofl at me EVER being a contender for that though.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2012/13 (Updated Title)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 12, 2013, 06:07:54 PM
A few minor edits required:

Week 1 Report - Breaking News

Results:
Robbies Gould en Shower 99.68 - Landry's Losers 99.74

ChipRich 99.68 (0-1)  - Marky147/LEXUS (1-0) 99.74 - Last season's holder of the narrowest win title (a sneaky 0.16pt win), ChipRich, was on the receiving end of a sensational 0.06pt defeat to Marky147 and LEXUS, following a surprising late development.  The key to the victory was that he, ultimately, did an inferior job of avoiding late stat corrections, by selecting the notoriously unreliable Matt Stafford at QB.  The NFL have now deemed Stafford to have been sacked on Sunday on a play deemed otherwise at the time, resulting in a loss of 0.5pts from his provisional score and causing the biggest blondepoker Fantasy NFL sensation since records began (last season).  Fred Jackson for Steven Ridley (benched mid-game following fumbling issues) was clearly the selection route for him to have avoided such ignomany.  Contrast this with Marky's team, where selecting one of Dalton, Cameron or the Law-Firm didn't make the slightest bit of difference to the final result.  

Following the news, Team owner Marky147 was overheard saying "This LEXUS dude is the greatest roster-bitch I've ever had.  Just look what kind of score I'd have ended up with if I'd stuck with sharplea!"  ChipRich, on the other hand, told waiting reporters "I'm abso devastated, obvs.  It's times like this that make me jealous of Sheriff's Fantasy week!"  Close friend, Brent Horner added, "I told him not to attempt it.  I did warn him, but he just wouldn't listen.  No-one can challenge LeKnave to a 'run like God' contest like that and escape unscathed!"

Reports are, as yet, unconfirmed that Mr Hare was last seen heading for a small cupboard with a box of provisions muttering "Happy place, need to get back to my happy place."

YTD Records:

Lowest Winning Team Score: (2012 Record: 64.76 - B Side's - Nakor)
1) 67.68 - Budd Dwyers Disciples (Week 1) vs Vegas Venoms
2) 93.46 - Johnny Football's Autograph (Week 1) vs Sheriff's Stars
3) 99.74 - Landry's Losers (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower

Highest Losing Team Score: (2012 Record: 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos - Bobby1)
1) 122.28 - Longy's laughable losers (Week 1) vs Stapleton Atheists
2) 101.10 - MANAGER RETIRED (Week 1) vs Arkansas Gravediggers
3) 99.68 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 1) vs Landry's Losers

Narrowest Winning Margin: (2012 Record: 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower - ChipRich)
1) 0.06 - Landry's Losers (Week 1) vs Robbies Gould en Shower
2) 3.10 - B Side's (Week 1) vs Virgin Autopicks FTW
3) 7.98 - Arkansas Gravediggers (Week 1) vs MANAGER RETIRED


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 12, 2013, 06:20:31 PM

Just read the reports now, great read , even though I lost ;)


Unlucky Rich, got to be the sickest slowroll ever!




Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 12, 2013, 06:51:09 PM
Brilliant.  Love it.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 12, 2013, 10:48:47 PM
Breaking records in my 1st week  ;whistle; ;nana;



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 15, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
Dez Bryant - 100 receiving yards and a TD IN THE FIRST QUARTER!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 07:00:17 PM
Dez Bryant - 100 receiving yards and a TD IN THE FIRST QUARTER!

Was wondering who had him!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 15, 2013, 07:19:38 PM
My opponent has Aaron Rodgers.

250+ yards and 3 Passing TD's.

It's not even half time yet.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 07:34:13 PM
My opponent has Aaron Rodgers.

250+ yards and 3 Passing TD's.

It's not even half time yet.

326 at the half and almost had another TD.

Best of luck, sharplea!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 15, 2013, 07:40:00 PM
I see we are lighting up the scoreboard Tal ;o)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 15, 2013, 07:41:44 PM
My opponent has Aaron Rodgers.

250+ yards and 3 Passing TD's.

It's not even half time yet.

:)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 07:44:08 PM
I see we are lighting up the scoreboard Tal ;o)

My only biggest players are in later games: Brees and VJax tonight and Vernon Davis tomorrow. If I can stay within touching distance of you, I have to feel confident in my men.

Nothing like a bit of naïvety to make everything seem alright, is there? ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 15, 2013, 07:45:44 PM
Dez Bryant - 100 receiving yards and a TD IN THE FIRST QUARTER!

Was wondering who had him!

The real shock is that he's not on my bench.  That's where the points usually go.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 07:50:21 PM
Dez Bryant - 100 receiving yards and a TD IN THE FIRST QUARTER!

Was wondering who had him!

The real shock is that he's not on my bench.  That's where the points usually go.

Left Cutler on mine. Seems like a good decision so far.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 15, 2013, 07:56:31 PM
I see we are lighting up the scoreboard Tal ;o)

My only biggest players are in later games: Brees and VJax tonight and Vernon Davis tomorrow. If I can stay within touching distance of you, I have to feel confident in my men.

Nothing like a bit of naïvety to make everything seem alright, is there? ;)

I don't think you will be far behind ;o(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
Good work, Philly. Drop everyone back into coverage and still find a way to leave a guy in 20 yards of space.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 08:25:41 PM
Robert Woods gets a 2point conversion. That's what we like.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 15, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
is there a waiver wire pick up of the week award?

Mr Edward Royal and your three touchdowns on Pancake Block in the last flex position, step forward sir.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 15, 2013, 09:14:35 PM
I'm feeling chuffed to have Danny Woodhead. Goodness only knows what I'll be like if I have someone who scores three touchdowns!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 15, 2013, 10:15:57 PM
Randy Bullock. Great name, awful kicker.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 15, 2013, 11:08:46 PM
is there a waiver wire pick up of the week award?

Mr Edward Royal and your three touchdowns on Pancake Block in the last flex position, step forward sir.

Would be all over but for Eddie  ;grr;



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 16, 2013, 04:11:28 AM
Gore, Boldin and Dawson combine for a total of 0.6 first half points.

Marv


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 16, 2013, 07:09:37 AM
I had Brees, VJax and Vernon Davis against Lynch, giving the seahawk 7.6 points

How can I lose?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 16, 2013, 09:31:20 AM
My entire receiving corps are due for execution this morning... It was mutually agreed it was for the best


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 16, 2013, 11:42:05 AM
Need Steelers to get about zero yards tonight to hold on - could be worse sweats I guess.

Any news on Malcolm Floyd?  Looked awful.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: tikay on September 16, 2013, 11:46:18 AM
Need Steelers to get about zero yards tonight to hold on - could be worse sweats I guess.

Any news on Malcolm Floyd?  Looked awful.

It seems he is fine, & flew home with the rest of the Team.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9677729/malcom-floyd-san-diego-chargers-taken-field-stretcher


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 16, 2013, 12:22:37 PM
Managed to get home before Kaep had a nightmare. My gamble on the the Eagles main 2 playmakers paying dividends at the moment as well as having the best fantasy TE in the game.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 17, 2013, 10:25:40 AM
Matthew Stafford QB - DET View Videos
   Robbies Gould en Shower   Sep 11   Rushing Yards changed from 2 to -3.   
-0.50

Did this really happen ? The league still has Robbies for the win!



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 17, 2013, 02:37:08 PM
Managed to get home before Kaep had a nightmare. My gamble on the the Eagles main 2 playmakers paying dividends at the moment as well as having the best 100% healthy fantasy TE in the game.

FYP!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 17, 2013, 02:42:53 PM
Matthew Stafford QB - DET View Videos
   Robbies Gould en Shower   Sep 11   Rushing Yards changed from 2 to -3.   
-0.50

Did this really happen ? The league still has Robbies for the win!

OMFG!

It's nothing to do with Stafford.  Roethlisberger has also now had a stat change, and been recorded with an additional fumble which wasn't there before.  Consequently -2 points for Landry's Losers and ChipRich gets the win with a re-steal stat correction!!!

Pretty much guaranteed that this will never happen again, but seriously WTF!!!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on September 17, 2013, 02:55:24 PM
Anybody need Messer Brady?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2013, 03:10:15 PM
Lex actually mentioned this last night because we were showing as 0-1 again :D



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 17, 2013, 03:13:17 PM
Lex actually mentioned this last night because we were showing as 0-1 again :D

Across the various leagues I've played I think I've seen one stat correction previously which affected the result of a game.

I've never seen a result flip over twice as a result of 2 stat corrections coming through at different times.  It's truly remarkable!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 17, 2013, 04:21:58 PM
Lex actually mentioned this last night because we were showing as 0-1 again :D

Across the various leagues I've played I think I've seen one stat correction previously which affected the result of a game.

I've never seen a result flip over twice as a result of 2 stat corrections coming through at different times.  It's truly remarkable!

Never seen Sheriff so excited!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2013, 04:28:33 PM
Lex actually mentioned this last night because we were showing as 0-1 again :D

Across the various leagues I've played I think I've seen one stat correction previously which affected the result of a game.

I've never seen a result flip over twice as a result of 2 stat corrections coming through at different times.  It's truly remarkable!

Never seen Sheriff so excited!

Lex will probably be as excited, but for different reasons...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 17, 2013, 04:31:39 PM
Ouch. Just made this miserable day even worse.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 17, 2013, 04:59:16 PM
Matthew Stafford QB - DET View Videos
   Robbies Gould en Shower   Sep 11   Rushing Yards changed from 2 to -3.   
-0.50

Did this really happen ? The league still has Robbies for the win!

OMFG!

It's nothing to do with Stafford.  Roethlisberger has also now had a stat change, and been recorded with an additional fumble which wasn't there before.  Consequently -2 points for Landry's Losers and ChipRich gets the win with a re-steal stat correction!!!

Pretty much guaranteed that this will never happen again, but seriously WTF!!!

say it aint so, that is some bead beat stroke redraw.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on September 17, 2013, 05:21:15 PM
hahahaha omg that is so sick. traintracks marky.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 17, 2013, 05:36:58 PM
Meh.

Got it in behind. Lost.

 ;scarymoment;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 17, 2013, 06:41:09 PM
omg, i won week 1. Had no idea this happened!

Sick stuff, gg Marky.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2013, 08:18:08 PM
omg, i won week 1. Had no idea this happened!

Sick stuff, gg Marky.

Lex is out for blood :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 18, 2013, 12:23:44 PM
Sigh. I was hoping to get James Starks with the #3 waiver position.

In the market for a RB, AJ Green and Jordy Nelson available.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 18, 2013, 02:21:06 PM
Marky look at the two trades i proposed ...


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 18, 2013, 02:37:51 PM
How do I view the trades/waivers that have gone through for other teams?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 18, 2013, 02:41:51 PM
How do I view the trades/waivers that have gone through for other teams?

It's under the main league table.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 18, 2013, 02:43:56 PM
I've sent a few requests around involving  Marshawn Lynch, I'm happy to downgrade a little from him at rb if I get a decent WR in the deal.

I'm open to offers.

cheers



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 18, 2013, 02:44:37 PM
How do I view the trades/waivers that have gone through for other teams?

It's under the main league table.

Thankyou Mr Goodell.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 18, 2013, 02:45:08 PM
Marky look at the two trades i proposed ...

I'll run it by Lex when he gets home mate :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 18, 2013, 05:27:29 PM
Just to clarify my earlier post Re AJ Green. I'm looking for a starting RB at this stage as Green is a top 3 wideout. I'm happy with Charles as an RB1 but looking to upgrade at RB2.

Thanks.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 18, 2013, 11:51:40 PM
One of us might have got lucky there Rich :o)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 19, 2013, 12:34:07 AM
Marky look at the two trades i proposed ...

I'll run it by Lex when he gets home mate :)

Sorry I haven't worked out how to decline trade proposals (newbie mug) but I don't want to be stuck with 3 QB's.

I am looking to off load Big Ben so if anyone has a 2nd QB gathering moss in their roster who thinks Ben would be better at doing that then please let me know...



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 19, 2013, 12:37:27 AM
Go into the trade proposal itself and you should see 3 options - Accept, counter and reject.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 19, 2013, 01:28:19 AM
Thanks Curtis.

I feel the best about my starting line up in the 3 weeks so no doubt I will get mullered lol

Although we managed to beat AP last week I am not so confident this week vs the Russell Wilson & Calvin Johnson combo

 



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 19, 2013, 07:17:52 PM
Rookie question that may have already been addressed. Once the Thursday games have happened are you still able to make chnges to your lineup other than the lads who have already played?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 19, 2013, 07:33:00 PM
Rookie question that may have already been addressed. Once the Thursday games have happened are you still able to make chnges to your lineup other than the lads who have already played?

Yes, right up to their individual kick off times.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 19, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
Excellent thanks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 19, 2013, 10:02:16 PM
FFS

Every time I think of a sneaky FA acquisition I click on the player only to find he's been picked up by Bobbysbagofshit or Pancake Block.

FML


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 19, 2013, 10:05:33 PM
Bobbysbagofbollocks would have been a better name imo.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 19, 2013, 10:06:39 PM
Bobbysbagofbollocks would have been a better name imo.

Yeah but he's still 1-1 this season

 ;tracet;


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 19, 2013, 10:19:26 PM
Bobbysbagofbollocks would have been a better name imo.

Yeah but he's still 1-1 this season

 ;tracet;

Talstalentlesstossers?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 19, 2013, 10:21:09 PM
Bobbysbagofbollocks would have been a better name imo.

Yeah but he's still 1-1 this season

 ;tracet;

Talstalentlesstossers?

Absolutely robbed


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 22, 2013, 11:57:54 AM
Week 2 Report - A Reversal Of Fortunes

Week 1 provided some epic matchups, with a good chance that some of the records created will still be there at the end of the season.  Certainly, it's unlikely that we'll ever see a team with a 2-1 record after a single week again (well done ChipRich!)  However, many of the big name players underperformed on their opening outing.  Would things return to normal in Week 2?:

Results:
Johnny Football's Autograph 115.90 - Stapleton Atheists 107.68
Budd Dwyers Disciples 78.12 - Virgin Autopicks FTW 81.20
The Tifosi BlackHearts 84.30 - Vegas Venoms 114.48
MANAGER RETIRED 99.76 - B Side's 104.14
Landry's Losers 104.24 - PancakeBlock 86.16
Bobby'sbagofbollox 98.76 - Arkansas Gravediggers 71.18
Longy's laughable losers 115.58 - Robbies Gould en Shower 91.02
Sheriff's Stars 118.42 - Teddington Tailgators 88.88

Linux (2-0) 115.90 - Camel (1-1) 107.68 - Linux 2, Former Blondebowl Champions 0!  An impressive start to the season for Linux saw him defeat defending champion Camel in a tight-fought encounter.  His winning score of 115.90 came largely from 4 players.  RGIII proved his worth with plenty of garbage-time points accumulation against the Packers and Arian Foster did what Arian Foster is supposed to do.  Mike Wallace spent the week complaining about his usage in Week 1 and proved a point in Week 2 with a 17.50 point haul.  However, the most noteworthy contribution was from Knowshon Moreno, who appears to have locked up the No1 RB position in Denver for the time being (NB: expect this situation to be static for about 2 weeks, on average) and bagged 22.70 points from the flex spot.  Antonio Gates apart, the remaining roster didn't do much, but it was enough to make Linux one of only 2 managers in the league with a 2-0 record.  The league is starting to resemble the SkyBet Championship already!

Camel has been noticeably quieter on the thread this week, and this may be down to the Hunger Foul-esque decision to leave James Jones' 15.80 points on the bench.  This would have changed the result if he'd played instead of Boldin, although it's hard for anyone to have envisaged him producing only 0.70 pts after his Week 1 display.  In fact, the 49ers poor display hurt Camel's team badly with the combo of Gore, Boldin and Dawson only producing 6.70 points in total.  Still, a score of 107.68 is pretty healthy (good enough to be the highest losing effort of the week) which suggests that this was likely a blip rather than anything more serious.  I expect the chirpiness to return to the thread soon enough!

LeKnave (1-1) 78.12 - ForthThistle (1-1) 81.20 - The good news for LeKnave is that he improved on his Week 1 score.  Unfortunately for him, this time it wasn't enough for the win, although only just, as ForthThistle gets his first ever Fantasy win with a score that sees him enter the Lowest Winning Team Score list (surpassed only by LeKnave's Week 1 effort!)  LeKnave actually managed to outscore his opponent in 6 of the 10 starting spots, but his score was littered with players scoring around the 10-12 point mark.  Unfortunately, one of these was sitting on the bench, in Bernard Pierce, and so was Giovani Bernard's 18.50 points which was the best effort of the week from his roster.  MJD looks to be the biggest concern, as his 2.80 point effort was cut-short by an ankle injury.  TE is also a concern, as Fred Davis appears to have become the No2 option in Washington.  Housler's return from injury can't come soon enough.

ForthThistle relied heavily on Pierre Garcon's 20pt haul for the win, with only Rudolph (10), Brady (a disappointing 11) and the Bucs D (a surprising 15 vs the Saints) providing double figure scores.  He did have Rivers on the bench though, and his impressive start to the season, including almost 30 points here, gives David a genuine selection dilemma for Week 3.  Does he go with the form guy or hold out and hope that Brady resumes normal service?  Elsewhere in the lineup, both Ray Rice and Reggie Bush's days were cut short by injury.  Rice has already been declared out for Week 3 (ironically, LeKnave will benefit from this with Pierce on his roster) and Bush's status is uncertain.  Without these two available, it may be a while until ForthThistle is celebrating his 2nd win.

The Sicilian (0-2) 84.30 - sharplea (1-1) 114.48 - Sicilian's start to Fantasy NFL life is most notable for the fact that he's been on the receiving end of the two biggest margins of victory in the league this season.  In this case, it was a 30pt defeat to sharplea which followed last week's battering against TightEnd.  If we continue the Championship analogy, then he's Barnsley at the moment, so he has my sympathies!  All this was achieved despite an impressive 34.90 points from Aaron Rodgers.  The RBs also did their job, with Bradshaw and Morris returning 14 and 12 points respectively (news of Trent Richardson's trade to Indy won't be welcome in the Sicilian household!)  However, the remainder of the roster did little else, and even the selection of an optimal lineup wouldn't have changed the result.  Troubling times at Oakwell!

Sharplea will be pleased with a healthy scoreline and a first win, but somewhat bemused to see some of the big point hauls coming from the K and DEF positions, rather than from Russell Wilson, who demonstrated that a good day at the office in real-life doesn't always manifest as the same on the Fantasy scoreboard.  Calvin Johnson did have an immediate return to form after a disappointing Week 1 and did what was expected of him.  No doubt we'll be seeing more 20+ point hauls from him as we move forward.  Encouragement for sharplea too from Lamar Miller showing signs of the potential that generated all the hype around him during the Fantasy draft season.

Horneris (0-2) 99.76 - Nakor (2-0) 104.14 - If anyone is able to challenge Sicilian for the 'FML' award for their start to the season, then it's surely Horneris, who has scored 202.76 points in the first two weeks of the season and has a 0-2 record to show for it (in comparison, the two teams with 2-0 records have scored 209 and 205 points in total, the latter of whom was his Wk2 opponent Nakor).  It all looked so different going into MNF, with Horneris stil having Isaac Redman and Antonio Brown to provide the 10 points or so needed to overhaul Nakor's final score of 104.14, but the Steelers' poor start to the season resulted in them scoring only 1.1 and 5.7 pts respectively.  At least his other WRs are performing for him with Marshall, Johnson and Cruz all having decent days.  Cam Newton's 16.66 points were a disappointment though, and he needs to start generating the rushing yards and TDs to justify his pre-draft ranking, for Brent's sake if nothing else.

Nakor, on the other hand, has been on the right side of two close matchups so far and is starting to show ominous signs of repeating last season's regular season record.  Malcom Floyd's 10.20 point haul was curtailed by a horrific-looking injury vs the Eagles which looks likely to keep him out for several weeks, but the likes of Luck, Cobb, Olsen, Walsh and the Bears D all chipped in with double digits to keep the score ticking along.  Once again, his team did 'just enough to win', much as the Patriots are doing in the real-life NFL.  It may not be pretty, but it's effective!  Nakor will be intrigued to see how his star RB, Trent Richardson, is affected by a surprise mid-season trade to Indy, particularly with regard to how much playing time he'll actually see in Week 3.  Knowing Nakor, it'll probably turn out to be just enough to get the job done!

Marky147/LEXUS (1-1) 104.24 - TightEnd (1-1) 86.16 - Amid all the drama surrounding ChipRich's remarkable Week 1 victory, it's easy to forget that one team (and two co-managers) were the ultimate victim of the dreaded stat corrections.  Thankfully for Marky and LEXUS, they soon had an uncontroversial victory in week 2 to take their mind off things, following a comfortable win over Tighty.  Star of the show was Julio Jones with 24.20 points, with Mendenhall and Forte deserving honourable mentions.  However, I don't envy their week to week 'who's going to be the least mediocre' decision as to whether to play Big Ben or Andy Dalton at QB.  They made the wrong decision in Week 2, but 12.64 vs 16.20 points is hardly the most encouraging stat-line they'll see.

Tighty saw a return to the familiar scoring territory that he's become so used to in earlier seasons.  Let's give him credit, as he requested, for the wavier pickup of Eddie Royal who delivered 27 points and crushed the hopes of an NFC East rival team in the process.  However, there was little else to celebrate on his roster in Week 2 as a subdued performance from AP, and some truly awful looking figures from the other WR and TE positions killed his chances of going 2-0.  Fitzgerald is the biggest concern, as there's an injury worry surrounding it, so Tighty will be hoping for postive news.  McFadden did deliver another big game, though, and his return to form and fitness is perhaps a little more 'under the radar' than it deserves to be.  It's just very difficult to have confidence in it lasting a full season.

Bobby1 (1-1) 98.76 - Tal (1-1) 71.18 - Bobby1 got off the mark for the season with a comfortable victory over Tal.  Perhaps the ongoing team-name selection issues are the reason, in which case we can expect multiple monikers from the bagofbollox, fomerly the Bagoshiters, formerly the Broncos (which will result in severe writer's cramp for poor Sheriff by the time Week 13 rolls around, on current pace!)  Marshawn Lynch deserves the headlines for the win, thanks to a mighty 31.50 point haul, and Matt Ryan also produced a decent 22.96 points (albeit surprisingly outscored in the ATL-STL game, and on the bench, by Sam Bradford!)

In contrast, Tal's early season optimism was brought to a crushing halt by the sight of only 3 rostered players hitting double figures, the highest scoring of whom was Jay Cutler from the bench.  Tal announced early on Sunday evenng that leaving Cutler there was a good move, and certainly no-one would have envisaged his late-game heroics and an uncharacteristic shocker from Brees later that evening.  However, it's unlikely that this will be a long-term issue for him, as Brees will no doubt bounce back to his usual form soon enough.  Tal will be more concerned with addressing the other roster issues, where his depth looks paper-thin at present.  SJax's injury might provide some respite in terms of more playing time for Jacquizz Rodgers for the next few weeks, but news of Dwayne Allen going to IR hardly helps the cause for Week 3.  Some tough decisions lay ahead!

Longy (1-1) 115.58 - ChipRich (1-1) 91.02 - OK, I'm fairly confident that this one isn't going to get overturned by a stat correction!  Longy's team put together a healty 115.58 points total despite only getting 5.78 from Colin Kaepernick at QB and nothing at all from Brent Celek at TE.  Needless to say, this bodes well for his future prospects in this league.  Star performers for him were Shady McCoy (17), DJax (25) and Jimmy Graham (24).  The big Philly performances came despite the Eagles being defeated, proving that the chances of a repeat don't depend on them winning games (which is fortunate for Longy as there may not be many Eagle wins!)  Graham proved himself to be resilient to an awful Saints performance, unlike Drew Brees.  All in all, a reassuring week for Mr Long!

Rich, on the other hand, had too many sub-par scores on his roster to compete.  Stafford did OK, Tavon Austin showed why he's rated so highly by many people with a 2TD performance and Fred Jackson outscored C.J Spiller to demonstrate that he offers more than a handcuff option to managers.  However, SJax's injury along with a lack of bounce-back from Stephen Ridley, was typical of the type of week that makes Fantasy NFL so frustrating at times.  It could be worse though, he was 0-2 at one point, so being 1-1 at the end of it will feel like a moral victory, surely!

Sheriff (1-1) 118.42 - rinswun (1-1) 88.88 - Yeah baby, who needs Running Backs after all!  118 points overall despite the 3 RBs in the starting line up only contributing 14.50 of these went some way to ensuring Week 1's disaster of a gameweek was swiftly forgotten by the Sheriff!  Don't worry though, I still had to endure watching the Eagles lose to the Chargers to witness Vick's 34 points, so there was plenty of misery still involved.  Bryant looked like he might set all sorts of WR records after a huge start to his game, but then was relatively quiet for the remaining game, so it was encouraging to see decent contributions from elsewhere in the team.  Week 3 presents all sorts of selection headaches.  Gronk's return seems unlikely and the NYG running back position suddenly seems very cloudy when it looked so clear at the draft.  Still, at least I can approach it with a 1-1 record like most of the other managers.

Rinswun's optimism will have been dented by his team's performance.  He got a more typical performance from Eli Manning this week and a very subdued one from AJ Green.  However, Randy Bullock seems to have provided the most frustration for him and my preview tip as sneaky value is suddenly fighting for his roster spot on the Texans!  Still, he has Jamaal Charles, who's already produced a big week 3 score for him at the time of writing, so things are by no means bleak for the Tailgators!


And onto Week 3 we go.  The early game hasn't put any matchups out of sight, unlike week 1, and has at least allowed me to get 'real-NFL' misery out of the way early on thus allowing me to concentrate on the fantasy version for the remainder of the weekend.  The remarkable thing is that 12 of our teams begin the week 1-1, thus showing how untypical week 1's scores proved to be.  It's interesting that none of the Week 2 scores made it onto the highest or lowest score tables for the season suggesting that Week 2, on the whole, was largely a case of regression to the mean in general terms.  Those managers celebrating a Week 2 win will certainly hope this is the case.

GL for Week 3 everyone!

YTD Records:

Highest Team Score: (2012 Record: 166.80 - B Side's - Nakor)
1) 150.18 - Stapleton Atheists (Week 1)
2) 130.02 - Pancake Block (Week 1)
3) 122.28 - Longy's laughable losers (Week 1)

Lowest Team Score: (2012 Record: 40.28 - Ruxin's Ravens - Linux)
1) 58.70 - Vegas Venoms (Week 1)
2) 65.22 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 1)
3) 67.68 - Budd Dwyers Disciples (Week 1)

Lowest Winning Team Score: (2012 Record: 64.76 - B Side's - Nakor)
1) 67.68 - Budd Dwyers Disciples (Week 1) vs Vegas Venoms
2) 81.20 - Virgin Autopicks FTW (Week 2) vs Budd Dwyers Disciples
3) 93.46 - Johnny Football's Autograph (Week 1) vs Sheriff's Stars

Highest Losing Team Score: (2012 Record: 137.52 - Bobby1's Broncos - Bobby1)
1) 122.28 - Longy's laughable losers (Week 1) vs Stapleton Atheists
2) 107.68 - Stapleton Atheists (Week 2) vs Johnny Football's Autograph
3) 103.00 - MANAGER RETIRED (Week 1) vs Arkansas Gravediggers

Largest Winning Margin: (2012 Record: 86.50 - Dr Mantis Toboggan MD - Horneris)
1) 42.60 - PancakeBlock (Week 1) vs The Tifosi Blackhearts
2) 30.18 - Vegas Venoms (Week 2) vs The Tifosi Blackhearts
3) 29.54 - Sheriff's Stars (Week 2) vs Teddington Tailgators

Narrowest Winning Margin: (2012 Record: 0.16 - Robbies Gould en Shower - ChipRich)
1) 1.94 - Robbies Gould en Shower (Week 1) vs Landry's Losers
2) 3.08 - Virgin Autopicks FTW (Week 2) vs Budd Dwyers Disciples
3) 3.10 - B Side's (Week 1) vs Virgin Autopicks FTW


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 22, 2013, 08:09:31 PM
Brandon LaVell is crushing...from my bench...

Probably spurred on by his brother's good news in the week.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 22, 2013, 08:22:26 PM
Potential for me to put up an all time low score here - Manning, Green and Gresham combined for less than 1 point. Didn't realise that was possible!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 22, 2013, 09:35:28 PM
Mr Kaepernick you are required this week, thank you.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 23, 2013, 12:26:09 AM
Mr Kaepernick you are required this week, thank you.



Eeeek


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 23, 2013, 12:27:55 AM
Mr Kaepernick you are required this week, thank you.



Eeeek

You know that Manning for Kaepernick trade I wanted so badly?

It's no longer on the table.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 23, 2013, 12:36:36 AM
Meanwhile I'm going to lose to a score of about 80 unless Manning has another 30 point game.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 23, 2013, 12:42:25 AM
I've got 57 points and am prob 2nd fav to a team with 2 injured players in it. Tho I did manage to get another rb injured myself. :o


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 23, 2013, 08:00:41 AM
Any one use the NFL site with a windows phone?  Does it work?
Being able to view pages but not change your team is quite frustrating.  Must remember to take laptop home next weekend.

Seems the team did "just enough" without me - unless Mr Streater pulls off a 26 point game tonight that is.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 23, 2013, 10:49:55 AM
4th highest score of the week and losing to Longy.

8 points behind, all Longy's played and me with McFadden at Denver tonight

One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


Really strange fantasy week as well, some odd players scoring a lot of points


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 23, 2013, 01:37:12 PM


One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


We can only hope!

Nah but seriously 70 yards and no tds, a healthy Mc Fadden works for me!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 23, 2013, 07:27:13 PM
4th highest score of the week and losing to Longy.

8 points behind, all Longy's played and me with McFadden at Denver tonight

One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


Really strange fantasy week as well, some odd players scoring a lot of points

3rd highest score of the week here and losing as well to the co-managers.

Again, same situation, all theirs have played, I have one player left, need 7 pts...and it's my kicker.

If Peyton could throw 7 TD's again I'd be happy :)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 23, 2013, 07:31:25 PM

If Peyton could throw 7 TD's again I'd be happy :)

QFT


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 23, 2013, 07:45:24 PM
4th highest score of the week and losing to Longy.

8 points behind, all Longy's played and me with McFadden at Denver tonight

One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


Really strange fantasy week as well, some odd players scoring a lot of points

3rd highest score of the week here and losing as well to the co-managers.

Again, same situation, all theirs have played, I have one player left, need 7 pts...and it's my kicker.

If Peyton could throw 7 TD's again I'd be happy :)

I think you're a million to come up short mate :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on September 23, 2013, 08:16:10 PM
4th highest score of the week and losing to Longy.

8 points behind, all Longy's played and me with McFadden at Denver tonight

One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


Really strange fantasy week as well, some odd players scoring a lot of points

3rd highest score of the week here and losing as well to the co-managers.

Again, same situation, all theirs have played, I have one player left, need 7 pts...and it's my kicker.

If Peyton could throw 7 TD's again I'd be happy :)

I think you're a million to come up short mate :D

trust me, its 50-50. i never win these things lol


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 24, 2013, 04:03:16 AM
One qtr of MNF left and the score is:



Stapleton Atheists 77.36
Teddington Tailgators 77.36


Oooooooo the tension is nearly palpable.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 24, 2013, 04:03:31 AM


One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


We can only hope!

Nah but seriously 70 yards and no tds, a healthy Mc Fadden works for me!

FYL, McFadden just threw a TD pass to Reece!  That doesn't help your cause.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on September 24, 2013, 04:46:14 AM


One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


We can only hope!

Nah but seriously 70 yards and no tds, a healthy Mc Fadden works for me!

FYL, McFadden just threw a TD pass to Reece!  That doesn't help your cause.

So brutal, McFadden 9 rush yards I still lose somehow!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on September 24, 2013, 07:38:15 AM
Frustrating loss. Was going to plug in Reed at TE but bottled it. Chris Ivory getting hurt didn't help either.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on September 24, 2013, 09:34:53 AM
Finally the Tifosi juggernault is on track with a crushing win....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 24, 2013, 03:54:30 PM
Open to trade offers for Tavon Austin, Hakeem Nicks, Denarius Moore, Amendola, and possibly Nelson.

RB needed


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 24, 2013, 05:25:32 PM


One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


We can only hope!

Nah but seriously 70 yards and no tds, a healthy Mc Fadden works for me!

FYL, McFadden just threw a TD pass to Reece!  That doesn't help your cause.

So brutal, McFadden 9 rush yards I still lose somehow!


You have run amazingly bad so far Longy. It is incredible that you and I have the same winning record in our Div given the current strength of squads.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 24, 2013, 05:53:56 PM
I see I lost by a solid 0.14 this week. gd stuff.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on September 24, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
I see I lost by a solid 0.14 this week. gd stuff.

Give it time....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on September 24, 2013, 07:56:36 PM
I see I lost by a solid 0.14 this week. gd stuff.

Give it time....

:D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 24, 2013, 10:41:41 PM
ha, doubtful


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 25, 2013, 12:14:59 AM


One rushing TD would do it, but its McFadden. He'll probably trip off the bus arriving at Mile High, fall on the floor, twist and ankle and be scratched pre-game


We can only hope!

Nah but seriously 70 yards and no tds, a healthy Mc Fadden works for me!

FYL, McFadden just threw a TD pass to Reece!  That doesn't help your cause.

So brutal, McFadden 9 rush yards I still lose somehow!


You have run amazingly bad so far Longy. It is incredible that you and I have the same winning record in our Div given the current strength of squads.



!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 25, 2013, 03:22:21 AM
Looking for a RB.

Everyone bar Payton and Martin are available.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
Open to trade offers for Tavon Austin, Hakeem Nicks, Denarius Moore, Amendola, and possibly Nelson.

RB needed

anyone?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 25, 2013, 08:18:13 PM
Lol at getting a team predicted to score 135 points.


Once again, my team is predicted to score >100. I swear they just throw an abacus in the air and see how it lands.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 08:43:55 PM
ok, its changed boys. Trade done.

QB needed, will trade a WR.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 25, 2013, 08:47:17 PM
bit of a lopsided trade isn't it?



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
For who?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 25, 2013, 08:52:05 PM
ok, its changed boys. Trade done.

QB needed, will trade a WR.

Haven't you already got 3 QBs?

Also, how would you square a QB with a WR? Assume you can't trade two for one or anything like that..?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 25, 2013, 08:54:05 PM
ok, its changed boys. Trade done.

QB needed, will trade a WR.

Haven't you already got 3 QBs?

Also, how would you square a QB with a WR? Assume you can't trade two for one or anything like that..?


you have to mix it up typically..offer makeweights  ie QB for WR but the QB gives a lesser WR and the other side does vice versa


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 25, 2013, 08:54:47 PM


:-)..perhaps not then


you have mail


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 08:56:46 PM
Can do 3 for 1 if you need 2!

Looking for QB for one of my WRs tho, offer away.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 08:57:06 PM
LOLOL at tht trade offer Tighty. You taking the fkin piss bud?!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on September 25, 2013, 08:59:21 PM
Special offer on it's way Rich.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 25, 2013, 09:01:28 PM
LOLOL at tht trade offer Tighty. You taking the fkin piss bud?!

Not intentionally.

counter away


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ChipRich on September 25, 2013, 09:13:12 PM
LOLOL at tht trade offer Tighty. You taking the fkin piss bud?!

Not intentionally.

counter away

I can't, you wont give up Tony will you


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 25, 2013, 09:17:47 PM
LOLOL at tht trade offer Tighty. You taking the fkin piss bud?!

Not intentionally.

counter away

I can't, you wont give up Tony will you

I would, if there were adequate WR and RB compo.

Romo+makeweight for RB and WR.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on September 25, 2013, 09:34:15 PM
Had a lot of unappealing trade offers this week... If Stafford had been on the table we would have done a deal.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 26, 2013, 07:58:09 PM
So I would like to trade two specific players from my team for two specific players from someone else's.

It's both or neither

Can I do that on the system or am I better off just PMing and doing it afterwards?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 26, 2013, 08:01:49 PM
go to the league home page

click depth charts near the top

find the player you want to trade with

under his team name is a trade button

click on the players you want of his

click on the players you are offering in exchange

add comments in box at bottom

press confirm

press send

wait


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 26, 2013, 08:03:53 PM
go to the league home page

click depth charts near the top

find the player you want to trade with

under his team name is a trade button

click on the players you want of his

click on the players you are offering in exchange

add comments in box at bottom

press confirm

press send

wait

Ah right. This was because I've only been doing NFL stuff on my 'phone since we started.

Ok. I'll sort that out. Thanks.

One lucky manager has a very good offer by PM anyway


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 26, 2013, 08:07:18 PM
Clocked it. Thanks, Tighty.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on September 26, 2013, 08:28:34 PM
I'll consider trading the highest scoring player in fantasy football, Peyton Manning, for the right offer.

Need a blue chip RB and a decent QB in exchange.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on September 27, 2013, 02:34:39 PM
Two WR injured, one on bye week - just the 60 odd points behind on projected scores.
Tough week.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on September 30, 2013, 08:23:01 AM
Drew Brees one time?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on September 30, 2013, 10:45:56 AM
Good grief I scored 130 points this week and am forecast to lose after MNF

Match ups are so crucial in this. A lot of hidden luck as to who you get when players are injured/on byes etc

Still I have a couple of players to anti-funk later!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on September 30, 2013, 11:26:46 AM
Good grief I scored 130 points this week and am forecast to lose after MNF

Match ups are so crucial in this. A lot of hidden luck as to who you get when players are injured/on byes etc

Still I have a couple of players to anti-funk later!

I think you'll win


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 01, 2013, 07:58:30 AM
Drew Brees one time?

Wish that worked in poker


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 02, 2013, 01:54:45 PM
Drew Brees one time?

Wish that worked in poker

Bastard


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 02, 2013, 02:22:55 PM
Our worst scoring week so far was enough for a +10 jump in the ranking to 5th best overall

Happy days



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Marky147 on October 02, 2013, 02:32:01 PM
Our worst scoring week so far was enough for a +10 jump in the ranking to 5th best overall

Happy days



Nevermind that, Julio Jones is going if he lets me down again when I've got a bullseye on him first TD!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 02, 2013, 02:50:08 PM

I get that a lot


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 02, 2013, 03:07:15 PM
Johnny Football's Autograph added Blaine Gabbert QB - JAX and dropped Mike Glennon QB



It's moves like that which make you 4-0


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on October 02, 2013, 04:34:57 PM
Ravaged by injuries and a tough bye week.... It's gonna be a hard going


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on October 02, 2013, 06:13:40 PM
Johnny Football's Autograph added Blaine Gabbert QB - JAX and dropped Mike Glennon QB



It's moves like that which make you 4-0

Fine line between genius and crazy


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 02, 2013, 07:09:25 PM
Johnny Football's Autograph added Blaine Gabbert QB - JAX and dropped Mike Glennon QB



It's moves like that which make you 4-0

I can't believe he went into the waiver wire when he had a sweet offer for Dalton  ;whistle;



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on October 03, 2013, 06:10:39 PM
Johnny Football's Autograph added Blaine Gabbert QB - JAX and dropped Mike Glennon QB



It's moves like that which make you 4-0

I can't believe he went into the waiver wire when he had a sweet offer for Dalton  ;whistle;



hahaha


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on October 03, 2013, 06:12:35 PM
anyone got a half deese rb for QB smith of the chiefs


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 03, 2013, 06:59:49 PM
The tosser who does the projections for the fantasy points should be forced to take bets on his predictions, then he might actually put some thought into them.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on October 03, 2013, 07:17:24 PM
The tosser who does the projections for the fantasy points should be forced to take bets on his predictions, then he might actually put some thought into them.

that will be Madden then..


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 04, 2013, 12:42:23 AM
We got Hoyer & Cameron linking up tonight...

I hope they play like they did in college...


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5AAkhojA98



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 04, 2013, 01:54:36 AM
Well that couldn't have gone much worse, now I know how it feels to lose a week before 2am on a thursday



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 06, 2013, 09:26:17 PM
Pancake Block leaves Reuben Randall on the bench this week. 96 yards and 2 TDs.

Nice to know you're mortal, Tighty! Can't all be Eddie Royal picks!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on October 07, 2013, 03:32:58 AM
Pancake Block leaves Reuben Randall on the bench this week. 96 yards and 2 TDs.

Nice to know you're mortal, Tighty! Can't all be Eddie Royal picks!

Marginal roster decisions every week, sometimes a coin flip!

With AP on a bye I had some really big perfoemances elsewhere to pull my through. Got a really high scoring team when it all fires, haven't run too well with weekly match ups yet but 3-2 is in the hunt


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on October 07, 2013, 09:55:51 PM
Anyone fancy Zac Stacy?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 09, 2013, 07:56:07 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 09, 2013, 08:31:18 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

Sick rubz


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 09, 2013, 09:01:10 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

Sick rubz

Honest truth I had to do a double take. I was a couple of Stephen Hill catches away from being 1-4 and in the only Div that no team has a winning record 2-3 is winning. Looking at the squads I can only assume a couple have run really bad.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 09, 2013, 09:04:29 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

Sick rubz

Honest truth I had to do a double take. I was a couple of Stephen Hill catches away from being 1-4 and in the only Div that no team has a winning record 2-3 is winning. Looking at the squads I can only assume a couple have run really bad.

I was lucky when Drew Brees pulled out all the stops against Stapleton Atheists but I've basically found the weeks when all the star players have absolutely crushed for the opposition. Marshawn Lynch was a particularly bullish example!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 09, 2013, 09:09:08 PM
yes, very frustrating when that happens. I am the opposite, run into some low scores and still only 2-3. Fun sweats tho


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 09, 2013, 09:10:48 PM
yes, very frustrating when that happens. I am the opposite, run into some low scores and still only 2-3. Fun sweats tho

Absolutely. Never thought of be acquainted with so many average and terrible running backs :D


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 09, 2013, 09:56:34 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

It should be H2H record, followed by total points.  You've only played Horner in your league so far though.

However, I've spotted a flaw in this, as the randomly generated fixtures don't guarantee that you'll play everyone in your division.  Looking at your fixtures, I can't see a matchup with Longy, for example.

I find this somewhat annoying to say the least, but not sure I can do anything about this now.  Pre-season, I think I did have the option of generating fixtures manually, but assumed that the site could do a competent job.  Clearly I was wrong!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 09, 2013, 10:05:57 PM
Farce!

Start again. Draft night next Tuesday?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 09, 2013, 11:16:29 PM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

It should be H2H record, followed by total points.  You've only played Horner in your league so far though.

However, I've spotted a flaw in this, as the randomly generated fixtures don't guarantee that you'll play everyone in your division.  Looking at your fixtures, I can't see a matchup with Longy, for example.

I find this somewhat annoying to say the least, but not sure I can do anything about this now.  Pre-season, I think I did have the option of generating fixtures manually, but assumed that the site could do a competent job.  Clearly I was wrong!

TBH I am a a good second fav against Longy so that might be bit of run good.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 10, 2013, 02:05:53 PM
Julio Jones out for the rest of the season. Well that's us screwed then.

Anyone else had a massive injury like this so early on in previous seasons ? If so how did you cope ?

I can't see anyway back for us but will keep trying every week regardless.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on October 10, 2013, 02:10:12 PM
rofl Joique Bell for Brady, that must be one of the best ever.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on October 10, 2013, 02:14:26 PM
rofl Joique Bell for Brady, that must be one of the best ever.

well done Sheriff, different gravy.


As to injuries, its the luck of the draw.

If you have Julio Jones you need to look at your roster, see what trading chips you have (RB?) and look at other rosters....see who is short of RB and make offers accordingly

Obviously in a 16 team league the waiver wire is very thin so if your rosterbecoems very unbalanced due to injuries its work out trades..knowing that everyone can drive a hard bargain as they know your WR is down



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 10, 2013, 02:36:19 PM
Julio Jones out for the rest of the season. Well that's us screwed then.

Anyone else had a massive injury like this so early on in previous seasons ? If so how did you cope ?

I can't see anyway back for us but will keep trying every week regardless.

The impact of injuries is pretty brutal, but not impossible to overcome.

I lost Jamaal Charles for the season in Wk1 or 2 a couple of seasons ago, after taking him No 2 overall, and still managed to win that league.

In contrast, I turned down a trade offer last season from Horner (from memory, it was something like he sent AJ Green for MJD).  One week later MJD limped off with a foot injury and then spent the rest of the season fooling everyone into thinking he might return the following week, and I slowly dropped out of the playoff places as my lack of reliable RB depth killed me.

As Tighty says, the waiver wire is less of an option in deeper leagues like this (but not completely hopeless), so you'll probably need to look at trades.  It's not impossible, particularly in a division where every team is 2-3 at present.

Don't forget, the immediate target is 8th place or above to sneak into the playoffs.  After that, anything can happen.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 10, 2013, 02:37:27 PM
rofl Joique Bell for Brady, that must be one of the best ever.

I thought the one he offered me was bad but blimey. :)

Is Jek the assistant manager Sheriff?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 10, 2013, 02:57:32 PM
rofl Joique Bell for Brady, that must be one of the best ever.

I thought the one he offered me was bad but blimey. :)

Is Jek the assistant manager Sheriff?

I honestly don't think it's a bad trade for either side.  I think people are looking at it based on prior season performances and judging it unfairly from ForthThistle's point of view.

Brady was his backup QB behind Rivers, and isn't scoring anything like the Brady of old.  If he was he'd be starting and I'd be trying to trade for Rivers.  I need him to cover Vick's injury, but if Vick was healthy he'd be starting ahead of Brady at the present time.  Maybe that changes down the line, but not at the moment.

Bell was my highest scoring RB, and he already owns Bush, so he's picking up a playable RB/flex option and a handcuff, and trades away a backup QB he can't trust to start (and also gets another starting QB as a backup, albeit an unproven one).

I think Brady and Bell are about 10 points apart in scoring at the moment after 5 weeks, which is ridiculous to say we're comparing a supposedly 'elite' QB with a supposedly 'backup' RB.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on October 10, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
Brady is about to get Gronk back....

that's why you've bought well, and extremely low. He's been sold at a time when his points scoring is low, and is about to rise. Not only Gronk but the recievers gain more experience too

Well done


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: the sicilian on October 10, 2013, 03:01:50 PM
Brady is about to get Gronk back....

that's why you've bought well, and extremely low. He's been sold at a time when his points scoring is low, and is about to rise. Not only Gronk but the recievers gain more experience too

Well done

This has led me to think NO +3 isnt so value as i first thought


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LeKnave on October 10, 2013, 03:06:15 PM
its done now mate, its ok to say how you really feel!

I've raped the poor guy so hard the room stinks


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 10, 2013, 03:08:10 PM
For anyone interested, Dez Bryant is now on the trading block.

Looking to do a deal for an top-end RB in return.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 10, 2013, 03:20:52 PM
I've sent a few trade offers, always open to sensible offers in return.

lemme know


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on October 10, 2013, 04:45:40 PM
I feel abused.😱😱😱😱


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 10, 2013, 07:25:56 PM
Julio Jones out for the rest of the season. Well that's us screwed then.

Anyone else had a massive injury like this so early on in previous seasons ? If so how did you cope ?

I can't see anyway back for us but will keep trying every week regardless.



I have sent you a trade - but I need to know tonight.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 10, 2013, 09:16:16 PM
I got a bit bored earlier and entered another draft for fun/stave off boredom. This is what I got (from the 2 position) with the rounds in brackets

QB A. Rodgers (3), T. Romo (10)
RB A. Peterson (1), F. Jackson (4), K. Moreno (7), J. Bell (12), B. Powell (14)
WR W. Welker (2), D. Jackson (5), A. Jeffery (11), J. Blackmon (13)
TE J. Cameron (6)
K M. Prater (8 ), M. Bryant (9)
DEF Colts (15)

So, thoughts?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 10, 2013, 09:26:24 PM
Julio Jones out for the rest of the season. Well that's us screwed then.

Anyone else had a massive injury like this so early on in previous seasons ? If so how did you cope ?

I can't see anyway back for us but will keep trying every week regardless.

The impact of injuries is pretty brutal, but not impossible to overcome.

I lost Jamaal Charles for the season in Wk1 or 2 a couple of seasons ago, after taking him No 2 overall, and still managed to win that league.

In contrast, I turned down a trade offer last season from Horner (from memory, it was something like he sent AJ Green for MJD).  One week later MJD limped off with a foot injury and then spent the rest of the season fooling everyone into thinking he might return the following week, and I slowly dropped out of the playoff places as my lack of reliable RB depth killed me.

As Tighty says, the waiver wire is less of an option in deeper leagues like this (but not completely hopeless), so you'll probably need to look at trades.  It's not impossible, particularly in a division where every team is 2-3 at present.

Don't forget, the immediate target is 8th place or above to sneak into the playoffs.  After that, anything can happen.

I got Austin Pettis from waivers last week.

While he's no Julio Jones, he should be a solid number 2 WR in a 16 team league.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: LEXUS on October 10, 2013, 09:57:04 PM
Wow 7 trade offers in one day!

Marky & I spent the last couple of hours looking at them but I couldn't accept any of them in the end.
Maybe it's because I am a nit but I always think I am getting done over. Two offers were very close but we talked each other out of them.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Linux on October 10, 2013, 11:12:16 PM
Wow 7 trade offers in one day!

Marky & I spent the last couple of hours looking at them but I couldn't accept any of them in the end.
Maybe it's because I am a nit but I always think I am getting done over. Two offers were very close but we talked each other out of them.



Can give you Harry Douglas....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 11, 2013, 08:39:25 AM
Sigh, Brandon Marshall  >:(


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 12, 2013, 12:03:59 PM
Looking for a RB.

I've got some decent WR depth: James Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Anquin Boldin, Austin Pettis, Emanuel Sanders and Kenny Stills

Will trade any of these for the right running back.

Might even consider shipping two for one.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 13, 2013, 06:10:57 PM
Not a single player in either the Thursday game or the early Sunday games.  I think that's a first for me.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 13, 2013, 11:30:45 PM
!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on October 14, 2013, 10:48:46 AM
rofl Joique Bell for Brady, that must be one of the best ever.

In your eye...... Brady scored well.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 15, 2013, 02:23:17 AM
What are the tie breakers to determine league order Curtis?

Can't believe my badly drafted/injury riddled team can be top of any league.

It should be H2H record, followed by total points.  You've only played Horner in your league so far though.

However, I've spotted a flaw in this, as the randomly generated fixtures don't guarantee that you'll play everyone in your division.  Looking at your fixtures, I can't see a matchup with Longy, for example.

I find this somewhat annoying to say the least, but not sure I can do anything about this now.  Pre-season, I think I did have the option of generating fixtures manually, but assumed that the site could do a competent job.  Clearly I was wrong!

TBH I am a a good second fav against Longy so that might be bit of run good.

FOR INFO:

I've reviewed everyone's original fixtures and discovered that the only missing divisional games from the list were Bobby1 vs Longy and B Sides vs Arkansas.

Consequently, I've now amended the Week 8 fixtures (which was the only gameweek availabe where I could fix both of these in one go) so that these missing fixtures now take place in those weeks.  I had to move some other teams around in that week to ensure that this didn't create any duplicate matchups where two teams would face each other twice in a season.  Consequently, the following teams have also had a change of opponent that week:

Stapleton Atheists
Tifosi Blackhearts
Johnny Football's Autograph
MANAGER RETIRED
Vegas Venoms
Robbie's Gould en Shower

This means that the tie-breakers can now work as planned, if required, with the first decider being H2H result and the 2nd total points scored as everyone now has their full quota of 3 divisional games.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 15, 2013, 07:25:35 AM
I'm currently projected 764 points next week. I think there might be a glitch in the matrix


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 15, 2013, 01:48:39 PM
I'm currently projected 764 points next week. I think there might be a glitch in the matrix

That feels about the total points I will get this season.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 15, 2013, 01:53:49 PM
I'm currently projected 764 points next week. I think there might be a glitch in the matrix

That feels about the total points I will get this season.

The cowboys defence are predicted 706 points this week. That's going to take more sacks than Santa


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 15, 2013, 02:05:43 PM
According to the projections, it could be a disaster for Vegas Venoms with Arkansas Gravediggers favored to win by the largest margin in the league at 644.12 points

I lold


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on October 15, 2013, 03:25:01 PM
I'm currently projected 764 points next week. I think there might be a glitch in the matrix

That feels about the total points I will get this season.

The cowboys defence are predicted 706 points this week. That's going to take more sacks than Santa

The offence might score 706 against the eagles, but monte kiffin's defence against a chip kelly offence last time round ended up conceding 62 points.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 15, 2013, 06:42:56 PM
Marshawn Lynch anyone?

Looking to downgrade at RB and get a good WR for the main man.



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: KarmaDope on October 15, 2013, 08:30:30 PM
Marshawn Lynch anyone?

Looking to downgrade at RB and get a good WR for the main man.



Jeffrey?

In fact, make me an offer for any of my WR bar Megatron.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 15, 2013, 08:41:44 PM
Marshawn Lynch anyone?

Looking to downgrade at RB and get a good WR for the main man.



Jeffrey?

In fact, make me an offer for any of my WR bar Megatron.

hi mate,

I had a look but I can't see any fit rb's in your squad that would make up the difference.

cheers



Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on October 15, 2013, 09:56:43 PM
Offer made.

For what it's worth to anyone, Jamaal Charles is unavailable for all bar a couple of players. See him as currently one of the top 3 running backs in fantasy football.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 15, 2013, 10:10:51 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 15, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 15, 2013, 10:24:59 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

Is he the Bsides?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 15, 2013, 11:05:20 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

You would have thought NFL.com would have an app?


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 15, 2013, 11:16:14 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

You would have thought NFL.com would have an app?

Speaking of which, hurry up and reject my trade proposal, please ;)


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 15, 2013, 11:33:35 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

You would have thought NFL.com would have an app?

It does, but he has a Windows Phone, so not sure what the score is with those.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 15, 2013, 11:36:03 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

You would have thought NFL.com would have an app?

Speaking of which, hurry up and reject my trade proposal, please ;)

I will when I've stopped laughing


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 16, 2013, 12:29:01 AM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I think the issue is accessing the site's functionality from his phone, based on our PM exchange this weekend.

And, he actually played the best available team from his roster at the weekend.

You would have thought NFL.com would have an app?

Speaking of which, hurry up and reject my trade proposal, please ;)

I will when I've stopped laughing

Didn't think it was that bad. Mine's scored more points than yours, for a start!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on October 17, 2013, 10:44:38 PM
I hope Nakor isn't going be this year's WPIL.

I understand real life gets in the way of stuff now and again, but to just avoid playing inactive players takes 15 seconds.

I will play my best team each week, not that it seems up to much. 
My phone is a ball ache, can view site just cant navigate pages at all. I generally get some free time at work to make changes.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Nakor on October 17, 2013, 10:50:52 PM
Looking at this weeks team I may be able to field 2 players a kicker and a D.
1 of those a rb that doesn't run.
Best season ever.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on October 18, 2013, 06:01:42 PM
Pretty big deal went down today. Made a not entirely dissimilar offer for Lynch as it goes. Guess the bar is set for elite RBs now.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: ForthThistle on October 18, 2013, 06:07:00 PM
Rice anyone.....


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 18, 2013, 06:20:03 PM
Rice anyone.....

Take your pick of my WRs or TEs.

All available.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 18, 2013, 06:39:10 PM
Pretty big deal went down today. Made a not entirely dissimilar offer for Lynch as it goes. Guess the bar is set for elite RBs now.

Blimey!


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 18, 2013, 06:40:52 PM
Pretty big deal went down today. Made a not entirely dissimilar offer for Lynch as it goes. Guess the bar is set for elite RBs now.

Blimey!

wtf?

Best deal ever for one side imo.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on October 18, 2013, 06:55:11 PM
I didn't even realise AP was on the block.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 18, 2013, 07:05:38 PM
Pretty big deal went down today. Made a not entirely dissimilar offer for Lynch as it goes. Guess the bar is set for elite RBs now.

Blimey!

wtf?

Best deal ever for one side imo.

If Tighty accepts a deal, you've been done.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on October 18, 2013, 07:12:02 PM
Hardly. Sheriff has the better of it here and now. We'll see how it goes


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 18, 2013, 07:19:43 PM
Pretty big deal went down today. Made a not entirely dissimilar offer for Lynch as it goes. Guess the bar is set for elite RBs now.

Blimey!

wtf?

Best deal ever for one side imo.

wtf?

Sheriff is abusing the league.

There is no way you would have swapped draft pick number 1 for draft pick numbers 19 and 51 before the draft Rich but you have just traded those exact players. A top rb is worth far more than a top wr which is why 14 of the first round picks were rb's. Trade really is a giveaway.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: rinswun on October 18, 2013, 07:24:14 PM
I never really understand why people don't make it known they are keen to trade a marquee piece. Never going to get true value without putting it out there. Fantasy 101 IMO.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Longy on October 18, 2013, 07:29:47 PM
Pretty sure I turned down the exact same deal for McCoy from Sherrif.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 18, 2013, 07:38:29 PM
Pretty sure I turned down the exact same deal for McCoy from Sherrif.

Me too and Sheriff knows that the trades being offered are below the correct value, it's just hoping to get someone to make a mistake or not understand the values of the relative positions and accept.

Bell for Brady was bad enough but then had to have a post as to why it made sense which tbh was more tilting than the trade. Brady is his back up and Bells is my starter/ backs up Bush etc etc

Think we need to start a trade review system that doesn't include Sheriff. It's making a bit of a mockery of playing the game when trades like the two done this week affect the whole league and nobody can veto.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 18, 2013, 07:45:31 PM
Not wanting to be all capitalist here but surely it's just market choice.

If A wants to trade and B wants to trade and they agree a deal, why should C, D and J get a say? If someone doesn't know the value of their assets, that's their own fault. How many stories like that are there in the real NFL?!

If the moderator is privy to information the rest of us aren't and is using that to his advantage, that's obviously different but I'm not sure that's what is being said here.

It's supposed to be a bit of fun, lads.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Tal on October 18, 2013, 07:47:38 PM
No one in this league knows less about NFL than I. I'm doing my best and I know I've wound a few of you up with my proposed trades. It isn't deliberate; if we disagree, it might well be that I'm suffering from a lack of understanding.

But stuff like this is just silly.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: The Camel on October 18, 2013, 07:52:59 PM
No one in this league knows less about NFL than I. I'm doing my best and I know I've wound a few of you up with my proposed trades. It isn't deliberate; if we disagree, it might well be that I'm suffering from a lack of understanding.

But stuff like this is just silly.


You've been had.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on October 18, 2013, 08:16:50 PM
Pretty sure I turned down the exact same deal for McCoy from Sherrif.

Me too and Sheriff knows that the trades being offered are below the correct value, it's just hoping to get someone to make a mistake or not understand the values of the relative positions and accept.

Bell for Brady was bad enough but then had to have a post as to why it made sense which tbh was more tilting than the trade. Brady is his back up and Bells is my starter/ backs up Bush etc etc

Think we need to start a trade review system that doesn't include Sheriff. It's making a bit of a mockery of playing the game when trades like the two done this week affect the whole league and nobody can veto.

Staying out of this for now to give everyone a chance to have a say if they want, but am gobsmacked by this post, and the one saying I'm 'abusing the league'.

I expected some banter, perhaps, but this is something else entirely.

Will post my thoughts at a later point in time, when it looks like everyone who wants to speak up has done so, but if there's sufficient doubt cast as to my integrity in this league then I'll switch the trade back.  I've put a lot of effort into making this league a fun experience for everyone who's played it, and am genuinely shocked to read this.


Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: bobby1 on October 18, 2013, 08:42:41 PM
Pretty sure I turned down the exact same deal for McCoy from Sherrif.

Me too and Sheriff knows that the trades being offered are below the correct value, it's just hoping to get someone to make a mistake or not understand the values of the relative positions and accept.

Bell for Brady was bad enough but then had to have a post as to why it made sense which tbh was more tilting than the trade. Brady is his back up and Bells is my starter/ backs up Bush etc etc

Think we need to start a trade review system that doesn't include Sheriff. It's making a bit of a mockery of playing the game when trades like the two done this week affect the whole league and nobody can veto.

Staying out of this for now to give everyone a chance to have a say if they want, but am gobsmacked by this post, and the one saying I'm 'abusing the league'.

I expected some banter, perhaps, but this is something else entirely.

Will post my thoughts at a later point in time, when it looks like everyone who wants to speak up has done so, but if there's sufficient doubt cast as to my integrity in this league then I'll switch the trade back.  I've put a lot of effort into making this league a fun experience for everyone who's played it, and am genuinely shocked to read this.

Sorry Curtis but it doesn't wash. The trades you offered me were all below the correct value and you know that but you added text to make them sound viable. I know the value of the players mate and I know the standard way of trying to get one thru, Longy knows the value of his players too which is why those trades were rejected. What you are doing is trying to get trades thru that are all unfair and so far you have managed to get two done.

You know that Tom Brady is far more valuable than Joique Bell but have set out to create a case along the lines of 'your back up qb and you get a rb and a back up to your starter' Just because Brady is the guys back up doesn't alter the value of Brady and you know this. It means the guy has drafted 2 good Qb's but that doesn't lessen the value of the one he isn't playing.

You know a top rb is worth much more than a top wr but you are praying on the fact that others don't realise that, we had that exact conversation when you thought my downgrade from Lynch at rb would involve Bryant and Ronnie Hillman!

So I don't really understand the come back that you are shocked at the response, you have just sent out a set of bad trade offers to many people in the league trying to take advantage and you have managed to do that twice. You don't really think the rest of the league are going to just say ' oh well done, you mugged him there' do you?

I know you have put in a lot of work but how can the league be a fun experience when you are setting out to make only bad trades. Exactly how has getting 2 terrible trades thru  in a week made the game more fun for everyone else?

 





Title: Re: blonde NFL Fantasy League 2013/14 (Back For Season 3)
Post by: TightEnd on October 18, 2013, 08:48:59 PM
but Phil you are implying that I am stupid.

I know exactly what I am doing, and its utterly pointless and spurious to quote draft values of seven weeks ago