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Phantom Knight

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  1. I took a first for him (end of last season), 12-team ppr.
  2. My choices to keep an eye on are: Dontrell Hilliard CLE (possible pick up now if you just need something/anything on a weekly basis) Darren Sproles PHI (speed dial only for now, but in .5 ppr, can the ancient one surprise and give you 8-12/week?) Dexter Williams GB (for now, speed dial only should there be an iinjury) Benny Snell PIT (for now, speed dial only should there be an iinjury) Darrel Williams KC (speed dial only should there be an iinjury and even then only if there is evidence that he has gained on Hyde) Rex Burkhead NE (speed dial only should there be an iinjury) Jordan Wilkins IND (speed dial only should there be an iinjury and assuming he recovers from his own foot injury and stays in front of Foreman)
  4. Knowing his character after having played with him for several years, my (and the league's) concern is primarily for his well-being. This is completely out of character for him. Concern that some life event might be precluding him from being online is the main reason we hold out hope for his return and want to have the league and his team in as good a state as possible should whatever keeping him away get resolved in time. Certainly as with Dr. Octopus, you are always a voice of reason [as one would expect from a Socates or an Aristole or perhaps even a Plato ]. We realize we are in tricky territory here. Folding the league was certainly one of the options we considered. We hope our attempt at saving it are not the cause of that ultimately happening. That would indeed be a pyrrhic victory of the "finest" variety.
  5. Dr. Octupus, I certainly respect your opinion - always thoughtful and well reasoned. We have, as a league, talked about this. I personally am torn. We typically draft in July, so we have delayed our draft to this point. Several want to get things going and we are arriving at the point where we will have to make a final decision here, though the league seems to be leaning toward having someone draft for the commish - certainly that would be better than autodrafting. I had not thought about possible trades (thank you for that mention) but I believe if we are going to allow someone to draft, that certainly is something we would have to discuss/potentially allow. The draft is not scheduled yet, so this is preparatory at this point so that we have all our pins in a row if/when we start the draft if the commish has not returned. I am thinking perhaps this Monday or Tuesday we would begin the draft. We would take final vote beforehand on what to do in regard to the commish's team. In any other league, I would either vote to replace the commish or simply leave the rudderless league myself. In this case, this would be our attempt at leaving the commish's team in the best state possible in case he returns. Certainly, the point would come that if he does not resurface, we would need to look for someone to take over his team permanently.
  6. Ah yes, forgive me overlooking to mention that. You are correct, it is primarily rookies, although any free agent is draftable as well.
  7. Hi Ladies and Gents, I am in two fleaflicker league with a commish that I respect a lot. Unfortunately, he has not been on fleaflicker in over two months (very unusual) and has not replied to private email. So I talked to fleaflicker and they made a co-commish in the two leagues. There were several vacancies which we have now filled (one or two remaining take overs in the works). So we are looking to start our draft. But out of respect for and hope that the commish will return, I am looking for an experienced dynasty (this is a keep up to 15 our of 20 keeper) player to volunteer to participate in our "email" drafts should the commish not reappear in time. The right person could draft for one or both teams. If interested, please send me a private message. Thank you all.
  8. I think I'd take the trade. So much (in my mind at least) confusion and clustering this year. I'd like my chances of someone *I* like as a top 6 pick dropping to 9.
  9. Taking a stab at a possible explanation. Though the state is different than that in which smbkrypt24 works, 43 is just before his 45 day investigation window closed. Perhaps there is a similar window with Hill's case...and assuming the evidence of neither guilt nor innocence was conclusive, then this action would provide more time to continue the investigation.
  10. When I wasn't impressed with the wr/rb/te/qb available, I altered my normal strategy of waiting on a defense and decided to get off the defense streaming roller coaster. I drafted Jacksonville and Houston in a couple of leagues this year as a result. I had dearly wanted Baltimore in the league in which I got Houston but they went a pick sooner. All 3 defenses hit the waiver wire at some point. And I was stubborn enough waiting for my defenses to turn it around that I missed out on the surprise defenses this year. 😥
  11. Ah. I misunderstood this originally and thought it at odds with your previous post. After seeing your subsequent post, I see that you are not making the argument for Metcalf (as I originally read) but rather arguing against those who would do so.
  12. I did some digging and it seems my impression does not equal the reality. Probably being burned previously playing against Thompson and KC "rbs" and "check down" Alex Smith's reputation jaded my expectations (sigh). Here is what I found looking at passing targets which is really what I was considering when looking at Thompson: 2017 Thompson: 5.4 2018 Thompson: 6.8 (5 games [8 weeks] and one game with 14 targets looms large in such a small sample size. Without that game, the average drops to 5) Meanwhile rbs "benefitting" from "Check down" in KC... Here, I looked at 2016 and 2017. For 2016, I did what *I* consider to be "fair" in evaluating rb production that might translate to Alex Smith in Washington. Namely, I totaled Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West's targets (my thinking that Chris Thompson was likely to get "all" rb targets and not split with another rb as Ware/West did. Further and I can see some disagreeing with me, I included hald of Tyreke Hill's targets as I am thinking many of the routes he ran would be run by Thompson in Washington (I am quite open to someone proving me wrong here as this is based off my perception and not off of deep analysis). Even so, the results are not as favorable as I had expected. 2016: Ware (3) + West (2.2): 5.2 2016: Ware (3) + West (2.2) + Hill (2.5): 7.8 2017: Hunt: 4.2 So to me, at least, the numbers say that Thompson has gotten about what was to be expected from Alex Smith and I was chasing rainbows. That said, as the saying goes, hope springs eternal and I am willing to leave the recently picked up Thompson at the end of my bench in the hopes that he will become the real McCoy.
  13. This, to me, is what makes Thompson interesting. Though I had figured Alex "Check Down" Smith would be a good fit with Thompson, that did not seem to be the case while they were on the field together. I just added Thompson to the bench to see if McCoy might give Thompson a bit more attention.
  14. My attempt - trying to weigh upside versus consistency with a tie-break going to upside. In a "Win now" window, veterans would get a bump upward in most cases. Tier 1 - (1)Patrick Mahomes Tier 2 - (2)Deshaun Watson (3)Andrew Luck (4a)Russell Wilson (4b)Carson Wentz (4c)Jared Goff Tier 3 - (7)Aaron Rodgers (8)Cam Newton (9)Baker Mayfield (10)Drew Brees Tier 4 - (11)Mitchell Trubisky (12)Jimmy Groppolo (13)Marcus Mariotta (14)Phil Rivers Tier 5 - (15)Ben Roethlisberger (16)Kirk Cousins (17)Matt Ryan (18)Dak Prescott Tier6 - (19)Tom Brady (20)Lamar Jackson (21)Jameis Winston (22)Andy Dalton (23)Derek Carr Tier 7 - (24)Matthew Stafford (25a)Sam Darnold (25b)Josh Rosen (27)Josh Allen (28)Joe Flacco Tier 8 - (29)Ryan Tannehill (30)Case Keenum (31)Teddy Bridgewater (32)Jacoby Brissett,