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Ascending Buys and Falling Knives

09 September 2014 - 09:38 AM

This is the opposite of the buy low / sell high thread.  This is to identify those ascending players whose value has risen, but there is still upside to be had this year (redraft) even at their new higher trade purchase values;


Or players whose value is falling and will probably fall further, so better to get what you can now (or conversely, stay away from buy low sirens)...


I'll start, week 1:


Ascending -






Knives -






Who do you see falling into these categories?

The Best Player in the 2014 NFL Draft

25 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

He's not who you might think.  He's not Clowny, Mack, Watkins or Robinson.  He's not Matthews, and he most certainly isn't Blake effing Bortles.  The best player in this year's draft is an undersized DT named Aaron Donald.




AD will be a force at the next level at either 3-tech or 5-tech.  Where he lacks in size (6'0'' 285) he makes up for with strength, leverage, quickness, technique and instinct.  It's ridiculous that this guy likely won't go in the top ten.  Someone is going to get a steal in the mid-to-late first round with AD.  Health permitting, he's got many pro bowls ahead.  He will be a top-five NFL 3- or 5-tech within three years.



Raiders Sign Brock Lesnar!

31 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Darren Connolly IV‏@DConnollyNFL56 mins

Former WWE, UFC and Minnesota Vikings star Brock Lesnar will be joining the #Raiders 2 yrs $4 MM enjoy the show


Looks like we have our answer to the loss of Lamarr Houston!



A New Idea to Prevent / Punish Deadbeats

21 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

We have a couple notorious deadbeat owners in my one long-time league.  Not deadbeat in terms of entry fee payment, but in terms of team management.  Year after year, these two either compete early or pack it in for the season by about the end of the first quarter.  From that point on, they become easy wins for the rest of the league, often impacting the playoff race.


This year one of these guys is 0-11 and hasn't bothered to adjust his lineup all through the bye weeks.  Several victories were missed simply because he didn't start bench players.  Effing sux.


So here's my idea.  Instead of charging a fixed entry fee, why not make it variable, based on # of losses?  Let's say the entry fee is 50 units with ten owners for a total of 500 units.  If we instead made it 10 units per loss (there are 70 total losses in a season), that would give us 700 units, which means a 200 unit cushion in case someone decides not to pay due to heavy losses.  It directly detracts owners from going home in week 4.  And it rewards something crazy on the opposite side, like 14-0 or 13-1 before the playoffs even begin.


Everyone in this league can afford to pay the extra units if they happen to suck.  We haven't changed the entry fee in something like 8 years and we are all older and more accomplished now, so this wouldn't cause someone to drop out because of affordability.


I think it's "genuis."  And I'd love to hear your thoughts/comments before I propose this to my league.

Tony G Owners - Are You Dropping Him?

11 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

Turf toe is a summamamabch injury to even the youngest of studs, let alone a grizzled vet like Tony.  I don't want to do it, but with just six games left and roster spots at a minimum, I'm seriously considering punting this week.  Tony is a rock on my roster, but this injury combined with the dismal Falcons offense has me thinking he'll be unstartable the next 3 weeks at least.  And given that this is his sunset stretch, I think he'll likely try to play on it too soon and it won't heal properly in time for him to even be serviceable weeks 14-16.  I HATE situations like this.


What's the consensus thinking from other Tony G owner FBGs???