The Real Hipster Doofus

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  1. With a 21 man roster I pretty much had to avoid significant injuries to have a chance. With Amendola and now Benson out for a significant period of time I will be in trouble for sure.
  2. 134.6 with Foster (-6.1) and Graham (-6.9) to go, think I am safe Big weeks from Marshall and Julio helped a ton Next week will likely be my last as I have a 21 man roster that will be short Amendola, Marshall, Blackmon, Graham, Medlock and probably Benson
  3. I am fine with it. I am going to advance comfortably with Julio doing nothing, so it is only thinning the herd of Julio owners. Same goes for McFadden.
  4. Why did you only take 1 QB? seems like a very odd strategy..I wanted to stack my team at RB and WR.I know plenty of people subscribe to this theory, but I have a hard time believing spending a few bucks on a scrub backup like Tannehill determines whether your RB/WR are "stacked" or not.I agree. $4 isn't going to radically alter your strategy at RB and WR.
  5. 183.95 with Marshall (-10.8) left to go
  6. Scott Chandler was definitely the best $6 I spent. I started out with a TE group of Rudolph, Olsen, Chandler and Bennett but figured that was too risky at the TE spot. Sometimes you can out think yourself a bit.
  7. 190.4 this week for me. I have been happy with my team so far though the bye weeks will be the true test. Really need Blackmon and one of my other RB's to do something. Week 6 in particular looks dangerous for me. http://subscribers.footballguys.com/contest/2012/100157.php
  8. I really like that team
  9. I was pretty impressed with him today. Granted the Lions secondary might be the league's worst, but Locker looks like a player.
  10. 173.5 with Ryan (-16.6), Jones (-7.3), and Prater (-5) left to go
  11. I am one of the 104 who couldn't pass that combo up. Obviously they need to remain healthy, but week 1 was a good start to the season for sure.
  12. I agree that he has the potential to be elite, but let's not exaggerate here. He's only $2 less than the 5th highest-priced RB, and $6-8 less than the big three. He's basically already being priced for his top-5 potential, and only getting a slight discount due to his perceived higher injury risk; at his price the amount of upside he has is limited. It's not like he's a mid-priced flier.Disagree big time here. The upside a fully healthy McFadden has is huge. Like Chris Johnson 2009 huge. Huge enough to almost singlehandedly carry you to a title. We can argue about how likely he is to reach that upside, but IMO outside of a healthy AP there is not RB in football with as much talent and upside as McFadden. Getting a guy like that at a price of $26 offers tremendous upside. It all boils down to if you are willing to roll the dice or not, and in a contest like this I think he is the kind of guy who you need to take the chance on.No one player can "singlehandedly carry you to a title" in this contest. To use your own example, the team that won the whole contest in 2009 didn't own Chris Johnson. Neither did the team that came in 2nd. Neither did the team that came in 3rd. To win, you pretty much need a minimum of 600 points scored over a three week span. Realistically, what's the most a single player will score in that span? 100? 120? You still need a lot else to go right to win.I'm not saying he's not likely to be one of the best players in the entire pool, but he's also one of the top 15 highest-priced players in the pool. He's not the most expensive player, but you're paying for a lot of his "upside." When I think "upside" in this context, I think of a lower-priced guy that can perform like a high-priced guy, not a high-priced guy who can perform like, well, a high-priced guy. To clarify, when I said singlehandedly carry you to a title, I was referring to a redraft league. Obviously here you need a bit more. In hypothetical world, if you knew every player was going to remain healthy for the entire year, how many players would you take before McFadden? For me, I am taking Foster, Calvin, Graham and maybe Rice and that is it. I look at McFadden as a high priced guy who has the potential to perform like the highest priced guy in the league. But obviously everyone weighs the risks differently.
  13. I agree that he has the potential to be elite, but let's not exaggerate here. He's only $2 less than the 5th highest-priced RB, and $6-8 less than the big three. He's basically already being priced for his top-5 potential, and only getting a slight discount due to his perceived higher injury risk; at his price the amount of upside he has is limited. It's not like he's a mid-priced flier.Disagree big time here. The upside a fully healthy McFadden has is huge. Like Chris Johnson 2009 huge. Huge enough to almost singlehandedly carry you to a title. We can argue about how likely he is to reach that upside, but IMO outside of a healthy AP there is not RB in football with as much talent and upside as McFadden. Getting a guy like that at a price of $26 offers tremendous upside. It all boils down to if you are willing to roll the dice or not, and in a contest like this I think he is the kind of guy who you need to take the chance on.
  14. I don't think Jones is a true handcuff. He likely would not get all of the work if McFadden went down, and I am skeptical that he would put up startable points. I would rather spend the money elsewhere on a guy who I think has a better chance of contributing to my lineup. Plus my philosophy on this contest is not to handcuff. To win it all things need to break my way, so for the purposes of building my team I am going to assume McFadden stays healthy this year.
  15. Not enough upside...to win you need guys that can throw up points in bundles...not guys that consistently get you 12 points.Actually you need a combination of both. Sure, Bess (or Amendola) is not going to win you the contest in the playoff weeks. But guys like him can be very instrumental in making sure you make the cuts when you have guys on bye or your studs have an off week.