Discussion in 'Big Shotz Sports' started by Bill Dungsroman, Sep 3, 2012.
Yeah barring injuries that's an unreal set of players.
It can happen. In a 10 team league there are plenty of viable QB options so nobody even drafts one until way late (I got Peyton Manning in 2 leagues this way - a risk that panned out). Doug Martin was projected to be the starter but it wasn't 100% and rookie RBs can be a dicey proposition.
I got lucky on some latter round picks: Manning, Reggie Wayne (yoiks), Cobb, Greg Olsen, Demaryus Thomas, Eric Decker, Adrian freakin' Peterson. That was seen as an absurd risk at draft time.
Even more happy I didn't start Dalton this week. He's been terrible the last 3 weeks.
My opponent this week is tougher. And all season long I've been relying, for WRs and flex, on the holy trinity of Brandon Marshall, Victor Cruz, and Reggie Wayne. But I picked up Danario Alexander in waivers and so far he's been doing nothing but punish me for leaving him on my bench! So, I say to myself, swap him in for the weakest of my big three as far as points over the last few weeks: Reggie Wayne. Yet, despite Alexander outscoring Wayne consistently since he came back onto the scene, all the experts are still ranking Wayne higher. And, you know, the golden rule seems to be "play the guys who got you there".. But the trend seems clear! I still think I'm going to risk it and go with Alexander.
I am going to quote my own post here, because the BROWNS defense scored 23 points against me last night. Who were they playing? The Philadelphia Eagles...
Or, as I posted in my league
"I would like to personally thank the Philadelphia Eagles (whose defense and injured primary RB I drafted) for screwing me one final time this season."
According to ESPN's scoring system, Philly is the 4th best offense for a defense to go against, behind Arizona, Kansas City, and the Jets. The Giants D had a bad game against Philly early in the year, but that was it.
But didn't they play the Bengals last night?
Yes, and for some reason when I typed "B" it finished "rowns" instead of "engals"...
What I meant was, "the team playing Philly who my opponent had"
Well, now I HAVE to win. I got drunk last night and made a bet with this weekend's playoff opponent that if I win, she has to eat gefilte fish, and if she wins I have to eat a durian.
I still can't believe I dropped James Jones.
In our office league, in the #1 vs #4 playoffs matchup, the #4 guy was up 5 points last night with all of the players on both teams done. #1 guy calls to congratulate the #4 guy on his win. Come back this morning and ESPN has changed some scores and now the #1 guy has made up 6 points and has won by a point. That's fucking brutal. Nobody knows exactly what happened, but the most likely thing is that ESPN missed a touchdown and caught it overnight.
Edit: Ah, it was Gore's fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Unless Shonn Greene scores 103 points tonight,* I am on to the championship round. Problematic: my opponent there has many players who are on my team in the Broken Football League.
* This league has two-week matchups in the playoffs, hence the high scores.
I need 30 from Chris Johnson. He has 17 and it's still the second quarter. Can't complain.
And of course he gets 2 points in the second half. Oh well.
1. How do these Playoff Challenge leagues work?; and
2. Would there be any interest in getting one of those going here?
I won my championship in one league by being the luckiest lucksack that ever luck sacked. My other league I lost in the first round of the playoffs by over one hundred points to the team I traded Brandon Marshall to.
RGIII was a good quarterback this year. Drafting Calvin Johnson was also a good decision.
Steven Jackson has been consistently decent, if unspectacular, since I totally gave up on him after Week 8.
Across all the leagues, I think my biggest disappointment (besides dropping James Jones for Kevin Ogletree) was drafting Jermichael Finley.
I made that mistake, twice.
I'm always thinking that if you get two killer TEs you can get good points in a slot that usually doesn't generate a ton and you have a solid starter for your flex spot as well as bye week coverage. It doesn't seem to work, even owning Gates and Finley as they either get hurt (Gates) or get forgotten in the playbook (Finley, who also gets hurt).
I'd like to thank Cam Newton, Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore, Andre Johnson, Michael Crabtree, Jason Witten, T.Y. Hilton, the Texans D/ST, and Stephen Gostkowski for delivering a delightful comeback victory in the championship game. First time I've won a league in years. It is especially delightful because, Hilton aside, I grabbed all of them in the auction—a huge change from my traditionally awful drafting.
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