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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby mul21 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:21 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Did you have a high variance in scoring week to week or did you just keep running into teams with fluky performances?


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This was my issue. I had the most points scored against in the entire league. Oh, guess what, I also had the highest score in the league this week. Based on ESPN seeding, I was #7 and the commissioner re-seeded based on head to head because 3 of us were 6-7 and I lost out. #6 in total points, #7 seed, and nothing to show for it. I think if I win the losers bracket I at least get my money back though.
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby rawaction » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:42 am

Just had my best week of the year with 189+ points......on a 1st round BYE. The team I play this week, won his game by putting up 184 (opponent had a very good 165).

I lost Andre Ellington for the year, he lost Brandon Marshall. My team is completely QB and WR driven, with Megatron, Jordy, Beckham Jr, and Luck (each put up 30 this week). I'm going to have to win with Lamar Miller and either UDFA Crowell or Ellington's replacement (if I get him on waivers) at RB, and a TE that has been inconsistent this year (Cameron).

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:00 am

I also got first place and a bye for week 14. But the only team I'm really afraid of...the team that actually scored the most points in the league, barely ahead of me, is my matchup this week. But at least my team is healthy...it's just a matter of picking my individual defensive players this week, and hoping Josh Gordon has a better week this week.

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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:18 am

Second highest point total in Round One wasn't enough (144.8 to 148) . At least it wasn't a money league.


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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby dew » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:09 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Second highest point total in Round One wasn't enough (144.8 to 148) . At least it wasn't a money league.


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That was a fun one to keep up with. And I'm glad I had a bye - my team was pathetic.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:53 pm

I'm really bummed about my money league. Down 12 going into the second week of Rd1, but had so many chances to close that gap. 49ers only put up 1 vs the freaking Raiders while Balt put up 11. I had two injuries (Ellington and Jackson) and nearly grabbed Charles Johnson (Minn) of waivers who put up 16 (I instead grabbed Chris Johnson who just gave me 6). Then Matt Ryan had a huge night and Brees put up 13.

Brees better make it up to me vs the Bears this week.


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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Butterscup » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:00 pm

i put up 248.5 points in a PPR/IDP league on bye this week. can't wait to drop 90 this week.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby apete6 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:17 am

Had the 4th most points in a 12 team league, missed the 6 team playoffs and have now had the highest point total in each of the first 2 weeks of the playoffs. That's some serious BS.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Andy » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:33 am

#firstworldproblems, but after barely advancing to the finals thanks to Aaron Rodgers' stink-bomb, I now have a situation where I'm headed into the finals with:

Isaiah Crowell, who can't get anything going if Manziel is terrible
Nuke Hopkins, who now has no QB
T.Y. Hilton, who has some sort of hamstring injury
Jeremy Maclin, who hasn't been nearly as good since Foles got hurt

Going against a guy who has Le'Veon Bell, Andrew Luck, and Dez Bryant, as well as (if he ever wakes up) Jimmy Graham. Don't love my chances to say the least.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby CubsBearsMagic » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:58 am

Quite fitting that the guy I've defended to a near death (Jay Cutler) has to get me 7.5+ points (ESPN Standard) to advance me to the finals.

Thank God I picked up Harry Douglas 15 minutes before kickoff and played him in place of Josh Gordon, or else I'd need about 19 from Cutler.

He's only failed to get 7.5 once this year, and facing a bad defense at home it looks good, but the Kromer thing worries me as does a benching if he starts slow.
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Postby Butterscup » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm

I need cutler and Bennett to outscore forte by 11 tonight. I'm nervous.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby bukie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:05 pm

I need 40 points from my QB to win tonight. Do I go with Brees against the Bears pass D or Cutler against the NO pass D?
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:16 pm

I'd go Brees, but who knows.

I need Brees and Jeffery to out score Bennett and Forte by about 20... Should be a good one I hope.


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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby rawaction » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:49 pm

rawaction wrote:Just had my best week of the year with 189+ points......on a 1st round BYE. The team I play this week, won his game by putting up 184 (opponent had a very good 165).

I lost Andre Ellington for the year, he lost Brandon Marshall. My team is completely QB and WR driven, with Megatron, Jordy, Beckham Jr, and Luck (each put up 30 this week). I'm going to have to win with Lamar Miller and either UDFA Crowell or Ellington's replacement (if I get him on waivers) at RB, and a TE that has been inconsistent this year (Cameron).


Of [expletive] course I put up 123 this week, and that's with Beckham putting up almost 42 of those. Luck = 9 points below projection. Calvin Johnson = 11 below. Jordy Nelson = 9 below. Got 12 total points from the combination of Lamar Miller, Isaiah Crowell, and Jordan Cameron. And it's not like I started the wrong people. I knew I'd be in trouble w/ Ellington going down and TE has been terrible for me all year since Pitta went down.

That's what I get for picking a [expletive] Packer. Nelson dropped 2 TDs. One for about 84 yards, the other for 30. I win if I have those 2 plays.

In my other league, I need a miracle. Need Forte to outscore Jimmy Graham by 19.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Brian707 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:56 pm

Need 16 points from Mark Ingram in a PPR league to advance to the championship game. I am optimistic.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Burt Macklin, FBI » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:41 pm

13 point lead, Cutler + Ingram vs. Brees. 88% chance to win on yahoo.

So, there's that.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:41 pm

I have Ingram and Alshon, I won by 3 because of those last 2 TD's
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:44 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I have Ingram and Alshon, I won by 3 because of those last 2 TD's

I was up by two before the last Bears last drive with my opponent having Forte and Bennett and was sure garbage time was going to end me. It sealed my win instead (I have Alshon). Whew.
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:47 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I have Ingram and Alshon, I won by 3 because of those last 2 TD's

I was up by two before the last Bears last drive with my opponent having Forte and Bennett and was sure garbage time was going to end me. It sealed my win instead (I have Alshon). Whew.

Yeah my opponent had Bennet as well, was afraid of those check downs to him Cutler has gone to the last few weeks on late drives.
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Butterscup » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:04 pm

late TD from cutler puts me in the finals. fantasy is cool and good

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby CubsBearsMagic » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:10 pm

Butters wrote:late TD from cutler puts me in the finals. fantasy is cool and good


Same. If Ingram takes a dive instead of scores I'm playing for 3rd place next week.
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby treebird » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:14 am

lost in 2/3 leagues. thanks a-rodg.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby mul21 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:50 am

Would be in the finals if I hadn't gotten dicked out of the playoffs by stupid tie breakers.
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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Burt Macklin, FBI » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:04 am

Burt Macklin, FBI wrote:13 point lead, Cutler + Ingram vs. Brees. 88% chance to win on yahoo.

So, there's that.


Thank god the Bears are garbage time champions.

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Re: Fantasy Rants

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:30 am

I lost my fantasy semis 103-101 because Dez had a career night and Maclin fell on the 1 freaking yard line instead of getting into the end zone.

Pretty much sums up my season though, went 7-7 in the regular season with the most points in the league even though i somehow got in the playoffs. Playing for third and will no doubt lose to a guy starting frank gore and tre mason.
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