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Lessons You've Learned This Year


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#1 Woonga24

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:38 AM


What lessons have you learned playing fantasy football this year that you'll apply next season?


Never get lazy with the WW even if your team is in first and dominating the league. You never know when an injury or situation/change in schedule may cripple you.


#2 screaming_vultures

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

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Do not draft unproven players in the first 3 rounds.
Yahoo - 16 team - H2H - 13 Cat(FGM/FG%/FTM/FT%/3PTM/3PT%/PTS/OREB/DREB/AST/ST/BLK/TO)
PG - John Wall
SG - Kyle Korver
G   - Isaiah Thomas
SF - Josh Smith
PF - Kevin Love
F   - Thaddeus Young
C  -  Joakim Noah
C  -  Jonas Valanciunas
Util - Gordon Hayward
Util - Danny Green
BN  - Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens, Marvin Williams, DeMarre Carroll

#3 Hurt Reynolds

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

View PostWoonga24, on 18 November 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:


What lessons have you learned playing fantasy football this year that you'll apply next season?

Never get lazy with the WW even if your team is in first and dominating the league. You never know when an injury or situation/change in schedule may cripple you.

I agree. Depth is key!

#4 Hurt Reynolds

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:41 AM

Dont ever draft T RICH in the first round!

Just dont draft em!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

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Don't overvalue RB's.
Don't play fantasy football ever again because it's all a bunch of bullshit.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

Drafting a good QB1 should be the first priority.  They can easily get you 20-30 points each week.  Draft a WR1 second.  With so many targets given to multiple players, it is difficult to find a reliable WR.  Hundreds of RBs get injured every season.  Backups can easily supplant starters.  Don't draft Arian Foster and David Wilson.

Edited by Slider, 18 November 2013 - 11:43 AM.

12 person (2QB auction league)
QB: Eli Manning (NYG), Alex Smith (KC), Jason Campbell (Cle); Scott Tolzien (GB); Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ten)
WR: Jordy Nelson (GB), Michael Crabtree (SF), Riley Cooper (Phi); Rishard Matthews (Mia); Jericho Cotchery (Pit)

RB: Giovani Bernard (Cin), Shane Vereen (NE); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Tony Gonzalez (Atl)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Carolina



12 person (standard league)
QB: Mike Glennon (TB); Russell Wilson (Sea)
WR: Demaryius Thomas (Den), Calvin Johnson (Det), Brandon Marshall (Chi), Keenan Allen (SD)
RB: Zac Stacy (StL), Steven Jackson (Atl), Andre Ellington (Ari), Andre Brown (NYG); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Rob Gronkowski (NE), Julius Thomas (Den)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Houston

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Postscreaming_vultures, on 18 November 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

Do not draft unproven players in the first 3 rounds.
This, this and this. And get a good QB especially if they score 6 pts per TD. It can make up for your deficiencies elsewhere.

Edited by sott3, 18 November 2013 - 11:43 AM.

Team A - Yahoo Standard Scoring - Finished 3rd
QB: A.Luck, J.McCown, J.Cutler
RB: A.Morris, B.Tate, Andre Brown, M.Ball, B.Rainey
WR: AJ Green, J.Nelson, TY Hilton, A.Boldin
TE: T.Gonzalez, C.Fleener
K: G.Hartley
DST: Streaming

Team B - Yahoo Standard Scoring - Finished 4th
QB: T.Brady, N.Foles
RB: CJ Spiller, S.Vareen, D.Sproles, F.Jackson, B.Rainey
WR: V.Jackson, J.Gordon, James Jones, H.Douglas, P.Harvin
TE: J.Cameron, D.Pitta
K: D.Bailey
DST: Streaming

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#8 Hurt Reynolds

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

The back half of the draft is very valuable and should not be overlooked!

This is where you win leagues!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

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Draft studs regardless of the seemed-to-be-correct strategy of getting RB's.

Calvin, JGraham, Brees, Rodgers, Peyton
2014 Fantasy Baseball - The Naturals (11-11-2) ***DEFENDING CHAMPIONS***
[10-Team, 3 Keeper, Weekly 6x6 H2H League]
Hitting: .AVG--HR--RBI--R--SB--TB, Pitching: W--QS--K--ERA--WHIP--SV

Roster
C: J. Lucroy
1B: M. Trumbo
2B: D. Pedroia
3B: M. Cabrera
SS: I. Desmond
OFx3: C. Gonzalez, H. Pence, M. Holliday
UTx2: A. Rizzo, X. Bogaerts

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BN: J. Heyward, T. Hunter, H. Kendrick, M. Montero, D. Gordon, K. Calhoun, J. Baez
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SP: M. Bumgarner, M. Tanaka, G. Cole, A. Cashner, E. Santana, C. Archer, R. Porcello, J. Odorizzi, N. Eovaldi, A. Bradley
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DLx3: J. Paxton, D. Holland

#10 Hurt Reynolds

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

View Post9703, on 18 November 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

Don't overvalue RB's.
Don't play fantasy football ever again because it's all a bunch of bullshit.

Agree! just look for studs (MCoy, Lynch, AP, Charles....etc!) after that it's all a crap shoot! If you cant score those guys....get the next best QB or WR!

This year there were plenty of back half RBs that made a greater impact then the so called studs in the first round!

Edited by Hurt Reynolds, 18 November 2013 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

Draft durable RBs (Lynch, Peterson types) early.

Know your rookies (Lacy, Stacy, Allen) and guys who are effectively first year players (Julius Thomas) because of injuries

Don't be afraid of bye weeks (I could have had Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker, but was afraid of loading up on 3 receivers with the same bye)

Don't draft a QB who has lost his best receiver, elite TE, and basically every weapon (Brady) as your QB1

And ultimately, nothing is more maddening than being one of the league's top scorers but only being 5-5.
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8-team Standard Scoring, 3 WR 2 RB
Draft Waiver/Free Agent Trade
*week-to-week starter
QB: Tom Brady, Tony Romo*
WR: Calvin Johnson*, Demaryius Thomas*, AJ Green*, Roddy White
RB: Marshawn Lynch*, Chris Johnson, Knowshown Moreno*, Zac Stacy, Andre Brown
TE: Julius Thomas*
K: Matt Prater*  
Def: Seattle*, New England

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

Every Thursday morning -- Set 'em and forget 'em.

Edited by tbonuss, 18 November 2013 - 11:52 AM.

Chud Bucket Free Agents
10 Team 1.0 PPR

QB: Phillip Rivers
RB1: Jamaal Charles
RB2: Frank Gore
RB/WR/TE: Knowshon Moreno
WR1: Antonio Brown
WR2: Josh Gordon
TE: Jordan Cameron
D/ST: Who are the "Chefs"
K: Justin Tucker

Bench:
DEF: CIN
RB: Andre Brown / Le'Veon Bell / Montee Ball / Joique Bell
WR: Keenan Allen / Harry Douglas

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

Grab any scrub running back from the wire as opportunity and touches wins championships.

Always start your best players ( i.e. players you drafted high and are doing well) regardless of matchups. Never trust "expert" rankings as they are as clueless as we are.

Dont draft a RB until the 3rd round, go WR/WR or WR/QB or WR/TE
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

DMC = DND
10 team league:  (std scoring/flex)

QB Newton, Wilson
RB McCoy, McFadden, Sproles, Stacy, Ellington, Ball, Cunningham, Johnson
WR AJGreen, Marshall, TSmith, Patterson
TE Olsen, Walker
K Succop
D Bills

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

If a player has over 50 pages in his thread before the season starts, do not draft as that player is way overhyped. Good consistent players do not need their own thread

Dont draft Darren McFadden
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#16 Mr.E

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

"Drafting RBs early" is overrated...

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

No more 12 team leagues.
Pray you don't get 12th pick.
Don't use your first two picks on RB's.
Play in more than one league.
12 Team/Standard Scoring League

QB Matthew Stafford
RB LeSean McCoy
RB Zac Stacy
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Michael Crabtree
TE Greg Olsen
K Dan Bailey
D/ST Matchup

BE Rashad Jennings
BE Rueben Randle
BE Darren McFadden
BE Kendall Wright
BE Miles Austin

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:56 AM

Fantasy football is akin to gambling.

I think I've learned having an Elite QB improves your chances of winning by a lot.

Always respect your opponent, even if their team is complete s---.  The fantasy gods will have fun humiliating you when you lose to them in the season.

Never, never, NEVER, play Jake Locker.

You can't put old wine into new wineskins.  Looking @ you SJax.

Fantasy kickers are about as fun as playing Russian Roulette.
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

View Postdjbigf, on 18 November 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:

DMC = DND

View PostDr. Whom, on 18 November 2013 - 11:54 AM, said:

Dont draft Darren McFadden
deja vu
10 team league:  (std scoring/flex)

QB Newton, Wilson
RB McCoy, McFadden, Sproles, Stacy, Ellington, Ball, Cunningham, Johnson
WR AJGreen, Marshall, TSmith, Patterson
TE Olsen, Walker
K Succop
D Bills

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

Every round is important. Every owner will have guys they hit or miss on in the early rounds so it's your job to acquire as much talent as possible.

Edited by bro-lo el cunado, 18 November 2013 - 11:58 AM.

12 team standard $$$ (10-2)
QB: Luck, Smith// RB: Charles, Lacy, Moreno, Stacy, Ball, Starks, Martin (IR) // WR: V. Jackson, Garcon, Gordon, Mi. Floyd // TE: Gronkowski // D/ST: Cardinals, Browns // K: Hauschka

10 team standard $$$ (9-3)
QB: Kaepernick, E. Manning, Pryor // RB: Gore, Stacy, L. Bell, Jones-Drew // WR: Marshall, V. Jackson, Gordon, Shorts // TE: Cameron, Olsen //D/ST: Patriots, Ravens // K: Gould

12 team .5 PPR (11-1)
QB: Kaepernick, Pryor // RB: Rice, Moreno, Stacy, L. Bell // WR: Marshall, A. Brown, S. Johnson, Gordon, T. Williams, Wright // TE: Graham, Clay // D/ST: Panthers // K: Folk




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