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  1. 20 in, 60 out this week. Made up for last week and has me up $30 for the year. I'm sure ill inevitably lose that over the next few weeks. lol.
  2. I dunno. Talent is there, but doesn’t really fit this team dynamic.
  3. A Ryan Fitzpatrick led bucs offense at that.. they definitely have talent on offense, but our defense should feast next Sunday. Hopefully we look more like our second half offense from game 1. Foles just needs to play smart and not turn the ball over. Let the defense and coaching win the game (which I think he does very well, true team player). I loved his dream run in the playoffs and will forever be grateful for it and his part in our first super bowl. But his stints as a starter aren’t awe inspiring when the game is on his shoulders. Luckily, our team doesn’t force him into that position very often. Leading me to believe he will keep winning. Ugly at times, like the falcons game, but a win is a win. Excited and nervous for Wentz to return. Make sure he is 100%. We want this guy to hopefully play elite football for us for the next decade. No reason to rush him at all. We kept nick for this specific reason.
  4. He said what every owner says. Every year. Optimistic thoughts for his team in this upcoming year. There is talent on the Dallas team, no doubt. Questions at OL, WR, TE and in the secondary, but to say you don’t have a shot would cause a ripple effect through the whole team. Does he honestly believe it? Probably. It’s Jerry. Being completely subjective and removing the “Eagles Fan” in me, it will take a lot for Dallas to win the division. Phillys defense is just on another level, offense is solid (happier when wentz is back) and play calling is spot on. Giants could have a potent offense, but shaky defense.. Like the coaching change. Zeke is a beast, but the rest of that offense is going to need to step up. Same for the defense. Coaching has seemed stale with Garrett the last few years. I don’t know what to make of the skins honestly. defense isn’t horrible, offense has some talent, a possibly rejuvenated ADP... solid coach.. crazy owner. 1. Eagles 10-6 2 Giants 9-7 3 Dallas 8-8 4 Skins 6-10 Now, back to the Eagles please
  5. Did my second draft from the 5 spot (3rd league picked 12th, thank god, of course it was my local small money league). 12 team league, 1pt PPR, 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 te, 2 flex. They eliminated K/Def this year. Just let me grab more depth. Figured i'd just give the whole draft to see whats coming through later at the 5 spot. 1.5 David Johnson - Kamara went at 4 or he would have been my pick. I, like the majority, dont love AB(thats just so hard to say) at 5 because of the RB drop on the turn around compared to the WR drop. 2.8 Gronk - BPA by a mile. If he stays healthy... could be epic. 3.5 TY Hilton - loved this pick. Top 10 WR in my book 4.8 Doug Baldwin - Dont love him with his knee issues, but as long as he plays, should be a PPR high end WR 2 easily in an offense devoid of reliable pass catchers. 5.5 Mark Ingram - Ill take it as my RB 2 after the suspension (lamar miller sniped 3 picks before me) 6.8 Corey Davis - Love him as a flex. Top option in Tennessee, i think he takes a jump forward. (Lynch was sniped) 7.5 Jamison Crowder - PPR beast with Alex smith this year i think (chris carson sniped) 8.8 Peyton Barber - Starting job is his, Jones has looked bad in receiving and pass protection. Barber gives me a RB2 while ingram is suspended. May try and trade Gio for Jones though. The guy with jones has mixon. But i feel gio is the more valuable backup. 9.5 Big Ben - Top 3 QB in my book this year, 9th QB off the board i think and i started the QB run. 10.8 James White - PPR gold this late. Only back in NE with a defined role and brady loves/trusts him 11.5 Gio Bernard - Has a 3rd down role already, rb 1 or 2 if mixon goes down. RB 2/3 if mixon struggles. 12.8 Mariota - My internet went down 2 picks before this pick and this is who got autodrafted. Could have been worse, but not who i would have chosen here. 13.5 - John Brown - Was stoked with this pick. I was planning on going Keelan Cole, but he got sniped 3 picks before me. Brown was the only other player i wanted there. Flashes of what we saw his rookie year in Arizona and Crabtree on the other side couldn't be a better compliment. 14.8 Jonathan Williams - starter while ingram is down for the first 4 games. Depth/safety pick for the first few weeks. 15.5 Tywan Taylor - John ross was sniped 3 picks before me by the same guy who took Cole. Same scenario though, i wanted either him or taylor. So i dont feel like i lost either pick because i got one of the 2 guys i was targeting. Overall - I like my team. Yahoo doesn't, but that means nothing. LOL. Their rankings are so bad. My whole philosophy this year was to let my drafts come to me. Wanted a later draft spot as i love the back end of the draft this year, but so it goes. Obviously I have some issues at RB the first few weeks, but i think the RB's i got will keep me in it. I like where I am at after Ingram is back. Especially if barber holds onto the starting job. Planned on going more RB before barber, but just wasn't how the cards unfolded. Like my mix at WR. Love Ben, dont love Mariota, but it could have been worse for an autopick.
  6. Had the 5th pick in a 14 team ppr. Big money league, short benches. Only one backup spot at each position. Kamara Davonte Freeman Kelce Fitz A Robinson Crabtree Could have gone in a few directions at 5. In a 14 team league, I hated the expected RB as my 1 if I went AB. Contemplated Fournette and Gordon. Went Kamara for PPR upside. Freeman was too good to pass on in the second. The few WR I wanted in the third all got sniped so I went Kelce. Bad defense, young gunslinger QB and rarely gonna see double coverage. I like the upside over what was there at WR. WIth how my first 3 rounds went, I wanted 2 high volume WR 1s in offenses without a ton of competition and probable high passing attempts. got fitz and crabs for that. . Got a high upside WR1 in ARob. I think the bears improve but another probable high pass attempt team. Plenty left on the Waiver here if he flames out.
  7. Pretty sure the kicker thing is right. I will definitely be stacking 3 RB in some GPP and most Cash style games. I think you're right, safer path to the money in the smaller games with 3 RB instead of 4 WR or 2 TE.
  8. i want nothing to do with it honestly. Too much variation in players and playing time for me to be comfortable putting any money on it. I guess looking for players on teams with starting positions up for grabs or teams with starters locked in to their starting positions that dont need much preseason work? Rookies? I dunno. Seems too unpredictable.
  9. Looks like they will have both game types. I believe the games with kickers will be called "any flex" or something similar. I think the flex player will typically be a RB, but budget is going to come into play. I think that you are going to see a lot of the big game winners having a Non-RB in that flex spot for variation. Hit on the right WR or TE at 2%(total guess) ownership in the flex is going to put you ahead of lots of teams stacking 3 RB's.
  10. I've done some $5 ones as well and here is what I am mostly seeing. QB - rodgers in the 4th. Watson in the 6th. Otherwise waiting until round 9-10 seems like the optimal approach. (2-3 total) RB - You need to have 3-4 RB by the 6th round. Anything after that is pretty much a backup player who needs something significant to happen to really be worth having. Having a 3rd and/or 4th RB who can be a weekly flex start is paramount. (6 total) WR - Trying to come out of the first 6 rounds with 2-3 WR. There is a lot of depth at WR this year, getting 2-3 stable weekly producers with 3-5 WR2/3 with boom/bust potential in the mid to late rounds. (6-8 total) TE - There is a case to be made for Gronk in the late 2nd, and Kelce in the 3rd. If they fell to the 3rd for gronk or 4th for kelce, Ill snag one, but thats probably the only way. I like having a dominant player at TE, but it just doesn't scream value to me in this format. Plenty of mid-late round TE's that can be viable starters. (2-3 total) It really all boils down to me as take the draft as it comes. Take some risks and reach for the player (a little bit) you believe in. First concern is building a team to win through the first league in weeks 1-12. Then its just hope i have the right combination of players to take it the distance. There are some risky picks that will need to be made over the "smart pick" to build variation from the norm and give your team a chance at the end of the year to make some noise. Playing it smart/safe may win you the first league, but gives you no shot to win the big money. This is the reason i did 2 drafts before preseason (adp hasn't settled yet and lots of potential late round steals currently) and ill do 2 more either throughout or at the end of preseason (more solidified adp, but no fear of injury or overtaking of a position)
  11. This is the reason i put 2 entries in already. If these early drafts I did make it through preseason, without injury, I think I got some really good value in the middle rounds on players that could be moving up draft lists come the end of August. If the speculative(research based) picks I made do what I hope they are primed to do, I could be sitting pretty. I went with more depth at QB than i will probably do at the end of august, but that was incase of injury in the preseason. I plan on doing 1-2 more as we get closer to the start of the regular season as well for the same reasons you mentioned before. Incase of injury or something. Hedging by bets and getting entries in at both points.
  12. Haven’t seen anything posted about this yet, so figured I’d start one. Wasn’t planning on getting a subscription this year as I am just crazy busy, but this was a no brainer. Threw in 50$ and made 2 lineups in the best ball championship and got a free subscription, plus a chance to win some money :). This thread is to discuss strategy for those who haven’t entered yet, those entering multiple lineups or for those who have entered and just want to see how their team stacks up against other fbg members. So I went into both of these with a year long mentality. Wanted depth at all positions this early in the year Incase if any injury in TC. Took some tips from the FBG staff from my free subscription :), and mixed it with my own research. Since there is a flex spot, my main draft strategy was to get 2 very solid RB and a 1-2 high upside back with rb1/2 potential in the first 6 rounds. RB market dries up QUICK. Wanted 3 WR by the 9th and fill out depth later while others scramble for RBs. Looking at Gronk at the end of the second or no TE until the 8th round at the earliest. Really had no intentions of taking a QB before the 10th. I’m a go with the flow drafter, so it’s all subject to change. Draft 1 : Pick 11 QB : Watson 6, Goff 11, Rosen 18 RB : Melvin Gordon 1, McCaffrey 2, Royce Freeman 4, K Johnson 5, Riddick 13, J. Allen 17 WR : T. Hill 3, Funchess 7, Agholor 9, R. Matthews 10, Lockett 12, M Wallace 16 TE : Burton 8, Vance McDonald 14, B Watson 15 Draft 1 QB - Watson in the 6th just seemed like a steal for what else was available. Usually going in the 4th or 5th, right after Rodgers. Mobile QBs are the way to go in this format. Goff is in a high powered offense and can run, and Rosen is just a dart. My favorite rookie QB to produce well this year. I have 0 faith in Bradford. I think Rosen starts week 1. RB - Gordon and McCaffrey, both solid. Being ppr, I don’t fear C.J. Anderson that much. I think freeman has a chance to win the starting job through preseason and worst case it’s a split backfield to start. Wish I grabbed a WR at pick 5 instead of Johnson out of Det. But he was the right pick at the time. Harder path to the starting job, but will be in the mix week 1. RB just goes so fast. Need him or freeman to take the lead in their respective backfields at some point. If/when either does, I have hands down the best RB group. Got Riddick as insurance to Johnson and Allen for ppr appeal. WR - I like hill and Funchess to contribute each week. The group Leaves a bit to be desired though. Matthews has a decent floor. I like either Agholor or Wallace to have a solid game each week, so I got both. Hopefully Works out, and I love Lockett this year to take the next step, not much behind Baldwin and I think he has the best shot to step up. Worst case is he is a big play dependent WR5, which is great for best ball. TE - I like to get 1 High upside (burton) 1 reliable (Watson) and one wildcard (McDonald). Is burton the Kelce of the Bears? I hope so. Watson should have a solid floor and I dunno what to expect out of McDonald but he is the 1TE in a high powered offense that used to use Heath miller pretty regularly. Draft 2 : Pick 2 QB : Mahomes 10, Trubisky 13, Tyrod Taylor 17 RB : Bell 1, Guice 3, J Williams 7, A Jones 9, D Foreman 11, S Ware 15 WR : A.J. Green 2, JuJu 4, J Gordon 5, Fuller 6, Ginn 14, Ryan Grant 18 TE : J. Reed 8, Clay 12, Hurst 16 Draft 2 QB - Couldnt be happier at QB. Mahomes, Trubisky and Tyrod check all the boxes for this format. Young, hungry, mobile and in high powered offenses. Tyrod was the late qb i wanted that i missed in the first draft. RB - Any of the top 4 RB are good to have, I went bell. Picked him because he always finishes strong and is gonna be playing angry. (Gurley went first). Wanted Jordan Howard, but he was picked right before me. Guice is the 1 and I think he has a solid year as a high end rb2. Paired Williams and jones, TY is the 3rd down back, this way I have the main RB in that offense and if one runs away with the job, I’m set. Foreman is a high upside that doesnt need an injury to take the lead. Miller has been pedestrian for years. Ware is an injury insurance play with one of the highest ceilings and Hunt is currently nursing an injury(minor). WR - Lovin my WR. AJ fell right into my lap. JuJu is prime for a good year and it means I got both aspects of the pitt offense. Wanted Ben, but he was sniped 4 picks before I grabbed Mahomes. Gordon seems risky, but too good to pass up in the 5th. He has his issues, but if he plays.. Need to take a couple risks to win this thing. Fuller as my 4 I was ecstatic with. Ginn was a game breaker pick from a high powered offense and Grant was a dart. They paid for him in FA, is the 2WR currently and will see single coverage a lot. Hoping he gives me a solid floor each week. TE - Reed is a high upside pick. Can be a monster when healthy and smith loves his TE. Took clay for safety. Reliable and in an offense void of pass catchers. Pure volume pick. Hurst is the wild card. TE don’t usually break out their rookie years, but situation is everything and he is in a good one to produce. I prefer my second team to my first, but that’s just the way each draft went. I think they are both in the top end of their respective 12 man leagues. Can’t change anything because it’s locked for the year, but if the discussion helps someone else going into this before the year starts, then that’s what it’s all about. I can show a couple of the other better rosters in each league too for comparisons sake if anyone would like. Just lemme know.
  13. So I went into both of these with a year long mentality. Wanted depth at all positions this early in the year Incase if any injury in TC. Took some tips from the FBG staff from my free subscription :), and mixed it with my own research. Since there is a flex spot, my main draft strategy was to get 2 very solid RB and a 1-2 high upside back with rb1/2 potential in the first 6 rounds. RB market dries up QUICK. Wanted 3 WR by the 9th and fill out depth later while others scramble for RBs. Looking at Gronk at the end of the second or no TE until the 8th round at the earliest. Really had no intentions of taking a QB before the 10th. I’m a go with the flow drafter, so it’s all subject to change. Draft 1 - Gordon and McCaffrey, both solid. Being ppr, I don’t fear C.J. Anderson that much. Wish I grabbed a WR at pick 5 instead of Johnson out of Det. But he was the right pick at the time. RB goes so fast. Need him or freeman to take the lead in their respective backfields. If either does, I have hands down the best RB group. Got Riddick as insurance to Johnson and Allen for ppr appeal. Watson in the 6th just seemed like a no brainer. Usually going in the 4th or 5th, right after Rodgers. Mobile QBs are the way to go in this format. Goff is in a high powered offense and can run, and Rosen is just a dart. My favorite rookie QB to produce this year. I have 0 faith in Bradford. I think Rosen starts week 1. I like hill and Funchess to contribute each week. Matthews has a decent floor. I like either Agholor or Wallace to have a solid game each week, so I got both. Hopefully Works our. and I love Lockett this year. TE I like to get 1 High upside (burton) 1 reliable (Watson) and one wildcard (McDonald). Is burton the Kelce of the Bears? I hope so. Watson should have a solid floor and I dunno what to expect out of McDonald but he is the 1TE in a high powered offense that used to use Heath miller pretty regularly. Draft 2 Couldnt be happier at QB. Mahomes, Trubisky and Tyrod check all the boxes for this format. Young, mobile and in high powered offenses. Any of the top 4 RB are good to have, I went bell. Picked him because he always finishes strong and is gonna be playing angry. (Gurley went first). Wanted Jordan Howard, but he was picked right before me. Guice is the 1 and I think he has a solid year as a high end rb2. Paired Williams and jones, TY is the 3rd down back, this way I have the main RB in that offense and if one runs away with the job, I’m set. Foreman is a high upside that doesnt need an injury to take the lead. Miller has been pedestrian for years. Ware is an injury insurance play with one of the highest ceilings. Lovin my WR. AJ fell right into my lap. JuJu means I got both aspects of the pitt offense. Wanted Ben, but he was sniped 4 picks before I grabbed Mahomes. Gordon seemed too good to pass up in the 5th. Fuller as my 4 I was ecstatic with. Ginn was a game breaker pick from a high powered offense and Grant was a dart. They paid for him in FA, is the 2WR currently and will see single coverage a lot. Reed is a high upside pick. Can be a monster when healthy and smith loves his TE. Took clay for safety. Reliable and in an offense void of pass catchers. Pure volume pick. Hurst is the wild card. TE don’t usually break out, but situation is everything and he is in a good one to produce. Thoughts? Can’t change anything because it’s locked for the year, but if the discussion helps someone else going into this before the year starts, then that’s what it’s all about. I can show a couple of the other better rosters in each league too for comparisons sake. Just lemme know.
  14. Draft 1 : Pick 11 QB : Watson 6, Goff 11, Rosen 18 RB : Melvin Gordon 1, McCaffrey 2, Royce Freeman 4, K Johnson 5, Riddick 13, J. Allen 17 WR : T. Hill 3, Funchess 7, Agholor 9, R. Matthews 10, Lockett 12, M Wallace 16 TE : Burton 8, Vance McDonald 14, B Watson 15 Draft 2 : Pick 2 QB : Mahomes 10, Trubisky 13, Tyrod Taylor 17 RB : Bell 1, Guice 3, J Williams 7, A Jones 9, D Foreman 11, S Ware 15 WR : A.J. Green 2, JuJu 4, J Gordon 5, Fuller 6, Ginn 14, Ryan Grant 18 TE : J. Reed 8, Clay 12, Hurst 16 Ill go into a bit more detail with y’all tomorrow. Love to throw out my thoughts on the picks to see what you guys think. Gotta crash, been a week with the wife gone and just me with the 2.5 year old and the 10 month old while workin full time. Thankfully she’s back on Sunday. I almost made it. Phew. Sleep is for the weak! I miss it tho. Lol. Glad to be back on the boards. Hopefully you have all won a bunch of money in the sports other than football during the off-season.
  15. Anyone have any entries in this? I’ve done 2, May do a third right before the season. Wasn’t going to sign up for a membership this year, been extremely busy lately, but this made it too good to pass up. Spent 50 to get 110. with a chance to win more? I like it. I enjoy the change from FanDuel and Draftkings style wise. May put 50 more in before the season for one more entry here after training camp shakes out and to see how their daily play is with the other 25. I’ll post results to both my drafts shortly. I Like my first one, I love my second one. Would love to see what some of your entries look like.