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  1. Mike Evans 2017 Season Outlook

    He also only played 14 games that year. Which would make him a WR2 in ppg. So that'd be 85 yards per game avg, not 75 you claimed earlier. Either way, I look at 1200 yards in your 2nd year as a good year. If that's a bad year just because of low TDs, maybe people's expectations were too high after his rookie year?
  2. Mike Evans 2017 Season Outlook

    TDs are fluky stats, we should all know this by now. Evans had 1,206 yards in his 2nd season. 11th most in the league that year. But I guess because his TDs were low it's a bad year? The term bad year is vague I suppose, everyone has a different definition.
  3. Mike Evans 2017 Season Outlook

    You're not going to get me to argue he's had a down year, that's undeniable. With that said, I'm sure there's reasons other than he's just unmotivated, though I don't doubt that's a strong possibility. He's also had Jameis in and out of the lineup this year as well. I'm sure that hasn't helped. The point I'm making is 1 bad season doesn't throw away the promise he showed in years 1-3. Let him play out his contract year and see where he's at and if you're still not convinced in making a long term deal, there's always the Franchise tag as well. I just think it's premature to be trying to run him out of town due to this year.
  4. Mike Evans 2017 Season Outlook

    No. This is overreacting to an extreme. It's a bad year, but check out the career stats. You don't let a guy with 3 straight 1,000 yard seasons in his first 3 years walk due to one bad year. That's how bad teams stay bad. Career Stats 2014- 68/1,051/12 2015- 74/1,206/3 2016-96/1,321/12 2017-55/760/4 (1 game missed, 3 to play)
  5. adding players when out of playoffs!?

    So every pickup throughout the year gets charged? Waiver moves and Free Agency? Thats interesting.How much do you charge?
  6. adding players when out of playoffs!?

    Hey now, kickers are people too!
  7. adding players when out of playoffs!?

    Well this is "fantasy" football, not real football.
  8. adding players when out of playoffs!?

    My reading comprehension is fine, get your panties out of their wad. I said that's what my league does but it applies to all leagues in my opinion. Taking pride in your team is not sad, what's sad is that people stop playing or caring once they're eliminated. Taking pride is seeing something to the end, finishing what you start. There's nothing wrong with that, hell I respect that. There's a team that's 12th place in my league (4-9), but his team is way better than his record. He had a bunch of close loses and he's still been active all year. He didn't give up, he didn't quit just because he was eliminated weeks ago, and that's what you're justifying, quitting basically. He needs to go outside or get some hobbies? Really? How long does it take To make waiver moves? LoL That's ridiculous.
  9. adding players when out of playoffs!?

    So tanking as a "strategy", and I use the term strategy very very losely because it's a b**** move, where you lose on purpose so you can affect playoff seeding so you keep another good team out of the playoffs is acceptable by most on here, hell it's even encouraged. However, "don't you dare make a move if you're out of the playoffs!" "That's not fair!" "Those are our players!" LOL Once again it's not about fairness, it's about doing things in your own self interest. Who are you to tell someone they have nothing to play for? Some people are playing for pride, playing for their all time record that yahoo keeps up with or just trying to play spoiler by taking away guys from playoffs teams. It's been happening all year, why's it now an issue? You don't deserve a player more than any other team, just because you made the playoffs. If a team has been eliminated mathematically in week 11 is it okay for them to keep making moves? Should they have to stop playing for the playoff teams? Or is it only when week 14 comes they have to stop? That's a convenient line to draw. It's a super weak line to draw as well. As long as they aren't dropping extremely valuable players on purpose to affect the playoffs I don't see any issue. Your league should encourage active players, not discourage them. My league has a consolation playoffs with something to play for (winner gets choice of pick, LOSER gets punishment) so that also helps keep people active and engaged. I see zero problem with it. This all reeks of people being selfish in my opinion. The season is 16 weeks long, it doesn't stop week 13.
  10. JuJu Smith-Schuster 2017 Season Outlook

    Yeah I get it, fair points.
  11. JuJu Smith-Schuster 2017 Season Outlook

    ILLEGAL “PEEL BACK” BLOCK. An offensive player cannot initiate contact on the side and below the waist against an opponent if: the blocker is moving toward his own end line; and he approaches the opponent from behind or from the side. It's an illegal hit by the rule book, there's a reason they called the penalty. It's fair to question whether it should be but it doesn't change that it is. Look I'm not not over here feeling bad for Burfict necessarily or writing him a get well card, but I'm not celebrating it either or thinking it's justified due to his bad behavior. To be honest the taunt was the worst part because you know next year when these two teams play again it's gonna be on even more than before. Btw I copied that rule from NFL.com, it was already in all caps so I'm not upset lol.
  12. JuJu Smith-Schuster 2017 Season Outlook

    Im not defending Burfict by the way. I think he's dirty and he has a long history detailing that. I get why people feel the way they do, we all have a desire to get back at those who we feel slighted us or injured us in Burfict's case, but that don't make it right. Feeling like he got what was coming to him is pretty crappy in my opinion because that's a another human being. Even if no one else likes the guy it's wishing or being satisfied with another persons injury, that's just as bad as when he does dirt himself in my eyes. Where does it end? Is JuJu now apart of that? Are people (Cincy fans) who think his hit/taunt was dirty now wishing that on him? I certainly hope not. Look I can't say this enough, Burfict is dirty but I don't celebrate when people who do dirt get dirt done back to them. By the way Im not condemning JuJu for anyone that thinks that, other than the hit and taunt, he'll learn from it. This is mostly for anyone who finds it acceptable, or karma, or whatever justification anyone tries to spin this in to a positive. If you don't think people are celebrating this or think it's alright, take a look at a lot of the YouTube comments on the video of the hit.
  13. JuJu Smith-Schuster 2017 Season Outlook

    Yeah sure you can like the hit if you want, but that doesn't change the fact it's illegal. It doesn't change the fact he taunted the guy afterwards either. Maybe the rule is flawed to some but a rule is a rule is it not? The players know it's a rule not to do those type of hits any more, whether they or we agree with it or not is irrelevant. I just can't celebrate or think "yeah that's karma" when a guy (Burfict) gets a head injury just because he's a dirty player himself. People despise him because of the dirt he does, why would anyone cheer an illegal hit plus taunting which in itself is dirty? As I said before, when you do that you become what you hate.
  14. JuJu Smith-Schuster 2017 Season Outlook

    I know most people don't care about Burfict and think it's karma and maybe it is to some degree if you look at it that way but two wrongs don't make a right in my opinion. You can't sit here and take the moral high ground and think Burfict is dirty when he does what he does, but then think it's okay when someone does something dirty to him, and taunts him after the fact. You're becoming what you hate at that point in my opinion. Do I think Burfict is a dirty player? Yep. Do I think JuJu is? No, he seems like a good kid. However what he did was dirty and I won't justify it just because he did dirt to someone else that does dirt, that's what a**holes do.
  15. Commissioner's Corner (2017 Edition)

    We also have some similar things in my league in hopes of avoiding people tanking, incentives if you will, but of course that's mostly with those who miss the playoffs not those who make it. The winner of the consolation playoffs gets to choose their pick for the next year (similar to your league), and there's a last place punishment in place. To avoid tanking from those who are in a position to use it as a "strategy", or a b**** move as I see it, it's best to have people in the league who don't want to tank regardless of record. Also, as a commissioner letting everyone know it's not acceptable. There's only so much as commissioner you can do without going too far. I don't believe in telling people what lineups to set, however I just ask of everyone not to act like a d*** basically. In other words what you do should not purposefully impact someone else negatively via shenanigans. It's all about intentions. Make sure you set a lineup every week and play your lineups how you see fit but leave the shenanigans out of it because it's wrong and it'll only cause drama. We all see each other every day at work and this is a pretty close league, there's really no need for that stuff. No one seems to have a problem with that, no complaints about it, havent had anyone not fill a full starting lineup at all this year, which shows everyone is engaged regardless of record. I know not everyone is going to agree on everything in this game but I think it's possible to be successful without all the nonsense and shenanigans. It's also better for your league as it keeps league integrity in tact. Assuming you want a long running league with mostly the same people of course.