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Woble Eth

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  1. Woble Eth

    Odell Beckham

    He's laughing behind his stacks of money.
  2. I am running out of reasons to keep the guy on my roster. Hilariously, I carry two kickers, this zany league has always had inflated scoring for kickers, so Even though Butker is on a bye, and conventional wisdom would be to dump the K.... but for a guy averaging 15 points a week, I can't do it.. Incidentally that is almost twice what Sanders is scoring.. LOL And admittedly he is behind Barkley, Freeman, Hunt, Guice and Hill. But I still struggle dumping the guy... Probably that homer-ism, but I'd rather use that spot on Gallman (if Barkley is shut down) or a Goedert.. or something more beneficial. I dunno - his value just isn't there and with an eye towards the playoffs, gotta set the table. At least that is what I am telling myself.. Haha
  3. I am kinda surprised that he hasn't been signed as of yet.. Arizona (of course, they made the move for Drake, so I get that) but the Lions obviously could use the help, a return trip to Miami would make sense.. well maybe not.. lol Thinking think the knee would scare off some teams, but I still think it's odd he hasn't been offered a deal somewhere. Wonder if there is a back story, of if he is holding out for the best opportunity, deal, $$$$.. understandable of course.
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    Hypothetical Situation - Clueless Owner

    Nothing irritates me more than a ignorant team owner who doesn't pay attention. Why? A myriad of reasons. One, the spirit of competition. You are in the league, pay attention and participate. That after all is the whole idea. If you aren't, why waste your time, money, as well as the time of the others in the league. Don't want to trade or make moves? Fine, but jeebus, at the very least, make sure you have a full lineup in each week. The blase owner not only affects his team, but could very well affect me. He puts in crap, or leaves bye players in and he loses to a team that is close to me in the standings, a team that he should/could beat, that would leave me livid. Hell, if you lose, let it at least be with a full team. Don't hand the stinking game away. Your TE on the bye? K? D/ST? Plug and play. It's that simple. Those 5-7 points you leave on the table might make the difference between winning and losing. This happened in a league I was in years back. I was told by one ignoramus team owner, "you just worry about your team.." I said, (resisting the urge to throw a full pint glass at his empty cranium), I am toolbag, that is why I want every team to give 100% whether you are in 1st or 11th. If your lack of team management affects me, I won't be happy. If you are going to lose, at least go down swinging. Stupidity I can stomach, at least in stupidity there is some effort.
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    The Hype Train - Killing fantasy owners once again

    So what your are saying is, there is an element of risk involved? Get. Out. Where would the fun be if we all knew the ending of the movie? If we all read the last chapter? Unless you are Biff Tannen, it's a crap shoot. And that's fine by me. All that said, glad I am not in your league, since you seem to have it all figured out! Ah, I kid.. I love the unknown with this hobby. Keeps the feverish banter alive and well! As far as the hype? Most of these "experts" are laughable. I go with what I think, couldn't really care less what most have to say. If I am wrong, so be it. It happens a lot. LOL
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    Kareem Hunt

    The beauty of this hobby is you never know. I had the room and drafted Hunt in two of my leagues super late. The layoff is concerning, him pulling up lame ala Herndon, working out by himself during practice , but Hunt has mad skills and I am interested to see how it shakes out. I had the luxury of stashing him - figured what the hell... why grab a dime a dozen subpar WR4 late when I could gamble and wait. If it doesn't pan out, eh.
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    Drake to Giants?

    Agreed, I am taking a flier on him for the hell of it. He just makes sense IMHO. Solid veteran contributor with experience, nothing really lost aside of some $$... What the hell. Even as the SB owner in my league, I have absolutely no interest in Gallman, or any of the other RB drek on the wire.. Just trying to ride out the injury wave and stay in the mix... I don't need to finish first, just get my arse in the playoffs.
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    Drake to Giants?

    CJ Anderson's phone ringing? Figured they would at least bring someone in off the street with some modicum of experience..
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    AB cut by Patriots. BB has had enough!

    He's back to the 3rd option.. and Gordon is never a gimme.. could be the 2nd before you know it.. Even the 3rd option, he has obvious value. I grabbed him and dumped my flier on Gronk. That skinny-magee isn't coming back. lol
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    "Funny business" on WW Finals Week ..

    I recall a post many many years ago with the comment that still makes me chuckle: "Who cheats in a free league??"
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    "Funny business" on WW Finals Week ..

    Being in leagues where people know each other is of no issue. I have been in two leagues, one upwards of 22 years and we've all known each other for probably twice that long, if not more. NO such crap would have taken place in either - not by a long shot. People have been found life-less on the roadside for less.. just sayin. Find another league.
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    KC signed Kelvin Benjamin

    I had an open spot, so I nabbed him. Given all the other midland talent left out there, seemed like a decent gamble, that if it pays off, wonderful. If not, no great shakes.
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    Bills cut Kelvin

    Funny, when it is announced that the Saints bring Kelvin on board, the peeps will run scrambling to grab him... Certainly not out of the realm of possibility, him landing on a team with some firepower... An interesting spot would be back in Tampa with his ol' compadre slinging the ball his way. I'm stashing him, just for the helluvit. With Green done, I have empty bench room.
  14. Not that he has set the world on fire.. but at least he's stayed relatively healthy.. A joy watching Sanchez "sling" the ball at his receiver's shoe laces. I am only hoping that at least he leans on Reed and sends multiple targets his way.. a few have to be catchable.. lol
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    Brate

    Cameron, man - you call that a pun? LOL
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    Allow Or Veto This Trade? (Dynasty FF)

    Hey! Where'd you go? LOL
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    Why "experts" do this?

    Take "experts" with a true grain of Grade-A BS. Years back, I thought these guys were just that, "experts". Until I started writing for sites and quickly realized that at the end of the day, we were all folks with opinions, with a forum to spout them. Did I feel like I knew my stuff? Sure. Many of these decisions are pure common sense. Don't over-think. You drafted guy relatively high, START HIM. Of course, there are always exceptions - hell, last season I grabbed Kamara off the waiver wire and he helped carry me to a championship with both him and Ingram... most weeks playing them both... This season the guy was a top 4-5 overall pick. But last year, who knew? But so much of this is opinion, subjective, and at the end of the day, not worth a whole lot. You know what Dirty Harry said about opinions.. You post "Start 'Em's" and Oddly enough, come Sunday night, many of them should have been "Sit Em's". The guy you exclaimed should be left on the bench? Blew up on your bench no doubt. Ah the fantasy pundits. I was always of the school of thought, and I know it is Old School, but you "start your studs".. Players are viewed as such not because they play well against sub-par opponents, but because they do so against most if not all opponents. Now with the influx of flex positions, decisions are widened. Choices are plentiful, but that is maddening in itself. 8 spots - 8 quality performers - call it a day. But now it is a chess match and the chess pieces are akin to mental manhole covers. Rosters are huge, talent pools are thin, and the decision making all the more ridiculous, because you are weighing one marginal talent against another marginal talent. I keep up on news regarding injuries, dabble in some common sense and make up my own mind... but reading multiple articles, getting burdened with opinions... ugh who needs it? I'd rather kibitz with you fine folks!!
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    Graham - out 4-6 weeks

    Ugh... Graham was maddening marginal with all 10 digits healthy - can't see a splint on his thumb helping his production in a positive way. It'll be like trying to catch with a paint stirrer taped to your hand. Haha
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    Who the hell is Gus Edwards

    Ah, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards son.
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    Brandon Marshall to the Saints

    That's saying something especially since they spend a lot of time in the red zone.
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    League Issue

    Paying the next year fee is a nice thought, but again, if he is leaving.. let the new owner pay the fee and steer the ship of the team. Not be left not paying for the crap the previous owner left behind. Gee, thanks pal. If you are leaving, be competitive, start a solid team every week and put a lid on the general manager activities. Punch him in the face in front of his family. Then veto this silliness. It's a win/win.
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    Golden Tate traded to PHI

    Jeffery will likely benefit - Tate is another attention-grabber for sure. Ahholor? Moves back a step - he is not having the same success as last season - maybe it'll help him in the long run - and Matthews? Bah. It was a nice story to have him back in the mix, but his best days are a county mile behind him.
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    How did FF leagues work before the internet?

    I am getting misty with nostalgia here. Yep, we also cleared the scores with that week's opponent and called it in to the commish..
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    How did FF leagues work before the internet?

    Agreed, good ol' days.. Live drafts - up close and personal shots taken at your fellow owners after EVERY PICK.. LOL The USA Today sports box scores were official and were perused over - remember being one point down?? Feverishly looking and looking and looking for that fumble recovery or fumble lost... and god forbid if the box score was off - and you actually saw the game locally - THAT WASN'T A FUMBLE!!!!! - despite the fact you were privy to an obvious miscue - too bad!! USA Today was LAW. Actually crap like that were few and far between.. More? No flex position, people on the help board actually helped and didn't beg incessantly for you to "ANSWER MINE" or "LEAVE A LINK".. (lazy asses)... The toolbags at CBS with their backwards ball caps - now they are "professional" dart-throwers in suits and ties.. Ah the mighty pundits. As clueless today as they were then. With the exception of a few I leaned on then and still lean on today. Scanning the local papers in every NFL (been there, done that..) city for that nugget of information... who remembers "our favorite newspaper sites" from the mastermind? Pay sites - BAH. Silly then - sillier now. The few FF magazines out there were the SHEEEAT. Never mind they were obsolete pretty much the minute you plunked down $7.99 and left the store.. The Fantasy Football Index.. the bible back in the day. FFToday is still going strong - and for good reason.. Mike does yeoman's work. I have been here for well over a decade for a reason. Sadly, Gone are the daily days of ffmastermind, redeyesports, the original pigskin addiction.. so many more.. The hobby sadly got itself into a big damn hurry. I am on a roll.. I remember the days when the networks, the leagues, etc all shunned this hobby. Hardly recognized it. Until one day it dawned on some suit in a corner office that crazy peeps like us spend MILLIONS on this hobby yearly.. maybe we ought to pay it some mind. Funny, I felt like they invaded our fraternity tho... but I digress.... Now, you can't go anywhere without an update. Fantasy this, fantasy that. Scrolling scores, fantasy shows, podcasts, "experts".. (please.. I wrote for multiple sites over the last 15 years, I know my stuff, but at the end of the day, I was a guy with an opinion and a forum or two to spout off... opinion.. ) And you know how that cliche goes.. LOL Technology. This was fun!
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