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  1. Rate My Team - WHIR

    Team looks great, only weakness would be at QB. I would look to getting a backup for Mariota in case he stinks again this year.
  2. Early 2018 Top 20 Rankings

    I think we are both looking at this differently. You are talking about picking up a RB or WR when the starter goes down and yes I agree the next RB is going to get a certain amount of touches which in some cases is guaranteed production, but that is not always the case. What happens if the back up is terrible or it becomes a useless timeshare. What if its one of those rare years where not really any RBs get hurt. WRs emerge every year even without injuries to guys on their team. Anyways, like many others have mentioned, this strategy may have worked very well for me but not for others. Just like drafting 3 WRs in the first 4 rounds worked for some other guy, but never worked for me in the few times I tried it. Heck, I have seen some claim to have won with the zero RB strategy! Alot of it comes down to being lucky as well.
  3. Early 2018 Top 20 Rankings

    Actually, this is true for all positions not just RB. But you got to remember you are also competing with 10 -12 other people for these pickups when a RB gets hurt or a new RB emerges. Tha'ts why working the Waiver Wire is also an important part of building a Championship team. Every team I have won with has a few players whether it be RB, WR, TE or QB that I pulled off the waiver wire. That is why my strategy has been to nab 3 RB's in the beginning of the draft because 1 or 2 of them are not going to pan out whether it be to injury or just being awful. So being able to grab another RB on waivers sometime during the season is important because you are usually not going to win it all with one good RB in standard scoring. This year my waiver pickups that helped me make the playoffs and eventually win it all were 2 QB's: Watson and Bortles, 4 WR's: Fuller, Funchess, Goodwin and K. Cole and 1 RB: Deon Lewis.
  4. Early 2018 Top 20 Rankings

    I began using this strategy of selecting 3 RB's and a WR in the first 4 rounds since 2012 in a 12 team standard scoring league and have had amazing results. 4 finals and 3 championships. I figure 1-2 of the RBs are either going to get injured or be a bust based on where I drafted them. 2012 - Result - Champion (Matt Forte (1), Jamaal Charles (2), Fred Jackson (3), Brandon Marshall(4)) 2013 - Result - Champion (Jamaal Charles(1), Maurice Jones-Drew(2), Eddie Lacy(3), Mike Wallace(4)) 2014 - Result 2nd Place (Lost in Final by 5 points) (LeVeon Bell(1), Montee Ball(2), Randall Cobb(3), Andre Ellington(4)) 2015 - Result 10th Place (Jeremy Hill(1), Julio Jones(2), Frank Gore(3), Joseph Randall(4)) 2016 - Result 11th Place (Todd Gurley(1), Sammy Watkins(2), CJ Anderson(3), Kelvin Benjamin(4)) 2017 - Result Champion (LeVeon Bel(1)l, Zeke Elliot(2), Marshawn Lynch(3), Allen Robinson(4)) 2018 - Since I have the 12th/13th pick I am hoping to nab a combo of Dalvin Cook and Kamara. I always like to go with youth and would probably pass on someone like McCoy who will be available around that spot as well, but I don't want to be holding him when his #s drop off a cliff from age/usage.
  5. Steal Of Your Draft And The Result

    Zeke end of round 2 and Kamara in the 12th round. Won the championship!
  6. Cool Story Bro 2017 Edition

    It wasn't my studs (Bell, Zeke, Kamara) that helped me win the championship game, it was three guys I picked up off waivers this week; Bortles, K. Cole and Steelers DEF!
  7. Blake Bortles 2017 Season Outlook

    I also want to thank Mr. Bortles for helping me win a championship. The QB position was a tough one after losing Watson, but I picked up Bortles the week of the championship game and he didn't disappoint!
  8. 2017 Champs! Post here

    For the past 20 years I only play in 1-2 leagues per year . I tried 3 leagues one year but I hated it because it took the fun out of watching the games on Sunday because I would be cheering for players on one team and they would be against me in another league. In the league I have been in for 20 years I have only won once like 15 years ago and have lost like 3 times in the championship since then. My other league has been around for 10 years and I have won 3 (2 straight 2012 & 2013) in the past six years. My main point is if you won any of your leagues enjoy it because it is really F'N hard to win. Here is my winning team this year: 12 Team Standard Scoring QB: Bortles (Watson helped me win 6 straight and the points tiebreaker for 2nd place and a bye) RB: Bell RB: Zeke (D.. Lewis filled in nicely for his suspension although the 29 points on my bench almost cost me the ship) WR: Funchess WR: Goodwin WR: Cole (pickup of the week and one of the reasons I barely won the ship!) FLEX: Kamara (Steal of the draft! Drafted him in the 12th round because I read a couple of rave reviews about him) TE: Olsen (Rode Graham all year but switched him out for the ship and it almost cost me as well) K: Dawson (Had Greg the Leg all year and missed the news the night he went on IR so my opponent picked up Gould and Ficken to block me but didnt work for him) DEF: Steelers ( Made a last minute switch from Saints D and they are one of the big reasons I barely won the ship)
  9. 2017 Vent & Rant Thread

    Just be happy with the one win, it is really hard to win a championship.
  10. 2017 Stat Corrections Thread

    Nope, they were credited with a blocked extra point that didn't show up yesterday.
  11. XMAS DAY GAMES- What Do you Need?

    I'm down 13 with Bell and Steelers D left vs his Hopkins.
  12. Dion Lewis 2017 Season Outlook

    Congrats to those who played him, I took him out for Zeke
  13. 2017 Vent & Rant Thread

    Couldn't wait for Zeke to get back and now I wish he was suspended another week. Put him in for D Lewis and then Lewis goes and has his best game of the year.
  14. Jaguars @ 49ers

    Did Goodwin get hurt?
  15. Devin Funchess 2017 Season Outlook

    Thought it couldn't get worse after Funchess, C. Coleman and J Graham combined for 2 points last week but somehow still made it into the championship. Switch out Graham for Olsen and then Olsen and Funchess combine for 3 points. Meanwhile Graham catches his first TD of the day to double them already.