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Topes

Member Since 14 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2014 05:43 AM
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In Topic: FF Magazine Question

17 July 2014 - 03:09 AM

It typically buy one or two per year, and Fantasy Football Pro Forecast is always one of them.

 

This year, I vacationed before that was available, so I bought ESPN and Lindy's, and followed up with FF Pro Forecast yesterday, when I first saw it on the stand.

 

I still enjoy them every year.  Even with a tablet, I find the mags to be more functional at times.  They are very portable.  One doesn't have to worry too much about them being stolen at the beach.

 

Plus, there's the format.  There's a reason folks produce PDF copies of magazines.  It's a familiar format and folks know their way around it.

 

Sure, a lot of the information is static as of May.  I don't find it too hard to keep that in mind when reading them.  They're like a paper early draft of the Audible's Pre-Season Watch List, from others' perspectives.

 

Long live the mag.


In Topic: Do you think Snyder should change the name of the Redskins?

19 June 2014 - 02:50 PM

Probably Honda, but I found this piece to be very thought-provoking.


In Topic: How does your MFL league handle Suspensions?

07 June 2014 - 09:57 AM

Right now our IR rule is that a player must be on the NFL IR so therefore a Suspended player must be maintained on the active roster.

 

Would like to hear how some other leagues have been handling suspensions

 

Back in the day, when I was in leagues that had an IR, suspended players did not qualify.  Don't see any reason they should.

 

Carry the player.

 

If that's a problem, maybe rosters should be increased.

 

But allowing owners a special slot for suspended players?  Not good.

 

As I alluded above, I ain't played in leagues with an IR slot for some time.  Administering IR became a hassle.  How does this or that software handle it?  What are the rules?  It seemed that some would perceive others taking advantage of it, no matter what the case.  At the same time, the logic for having an IR could be used to justify asking that IR be expanded or any manner of request.  Got rid of it in my main league.  Now, much less whining about fairness and wah, wah, wah, blah, blah, blah.  Now, performing waivers and making trades is simpler and more streamlined, as there are never the IR bugs which creep in with just about any league management software.

 

But I digress...

 

IMO, Suspended players shouldn't be eligible for IR.


In Topic: The value of handcuffs

03 June 2014 - 03:05 PM

Handcuffs are largely overrated.  They get overtalked when there's nothing to talk about.

 

The functional benefit of a handcuff seldom lives up to the promise.  Problem is that winning the handcuff game plays to fantasy owner sharkitude vanity, being the guy who had that guy all along. 

 

But, for either sharkiness or fantasy value, the better bet is usually in finding the best potential/opportunity backup than the one behind your own guy.

 

"I still am pissed I didn't back up Ricky Watters with Shaun Alexander in a keeper league."

 

You didn't miss out on a handcuff.  You missed out on an up and coming backup who had immense promise.  Shaun Alexander that year was what every fantasy owner is looking for, especially in keeper.  He wasn't a handcuff.  He was an opportunity.  Much like LeSean McCoy in 2009 (in keeper leagues), he was an explosive rookie behind an aging starter. 


In Topic: Weird Idea: Dynasty League Rookie Allocations

01 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

I would be totally for it, except for the one-letter abbreviations for positions.  That would just kill it.  I just can't wrap my head around Q,R,W,T.  I'm just too dumb or old.