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  1. I'm quitting now. I really wanted to last year but I commish a really competitive league so I got talked into staying. It truly brought me very little joy at all. All season it was more like a burden than anything. I'm actually looking forward to just watching the Packers without worrying about who I have playing against them or whatever. It isn't what you think it is. It isn't that fantasy football has changed. YOU'VE changed. And you think that when you let go of fantasy football, then the NFL experience will go back to what it was. But it won't. Because YOU are not the same person watching the Packers now you were 20 years ago. Nostalgia is not something you sell out for. Nothing ever remains the same. Don't invest a lot with the expectation that you can set things back to the way they used to be. You are not going to watch football with the same mindset that you used to, even if you aren't in fantasy football. I would say that is true to a degree but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I have already watched a few games the past few weeks where I have checked out of FF and it has already been extremely refreshing and different and better. Hard to explain, but when I'm not sitting on a seat, staring at a screen, hinging every single miserable play review on how it impacts fantasy, the game is much more enjoyable. I found myself thinking in terms of "will the Cardinals stop the Vikings on this drive" versus "Can the Vikes get this to OT solely because I'd like a few more Adrian Peterson points". It helps my patience with it, too. One of my criticisms of the NFL is the saturation of commercials and the time it takes to replay and decide a play. That is because of my anxiety and wanting to know. But the other night, the commercials didn't bother me. I actually stood my ### up and went to the kitchen and got my own drink and food and when it took them 3 minutes to decide a TD, I didn't care as much. Why can you not set a lineup and NOT care? It is not like you watching actually changes anything. Why not have a team, do your homework, apply add/drops, set the lineup and let it roll. DONT stare the screen, DONT hinge on every single miserable play and DO go get your own drink and food--it does not matter. Set your lineup good or bad, repeat. Seems like the best of both world, unless you cannot do what is described above, which I know may be a hard task. Cause I'm a highly motivated, truly dedicated individual. Hoorah! That's like asking a duck to go to the pond and NOT swim. In all seriousness, I just have the mindset of whatever I do, no matter what it is, I want to do it to the best of my ability and I want to understand it front to back, sideways, etc. If I go to a cooking class with my wife (that's her thing, not mine), I'm the type that I'm reading up on where the dish came from, etc, before we go just to get an idea of how it came to be. I guess I have always felt like I don't want to look at a stat line of 4/89/1 and assume that was great, not great, etc. I want to see the game, watch the player, understand if his game was his effort or bad calls or poor plan to stop him, etc. I've just always felt it makes me understand more instead of reading straight numbers. Yeah, I get it, but we do agree that watching the game, won't actually change the numbers right, so I guess "caring less" is one way to go, but I truly understand it is hard. I used to feel the way you did, but I realized that I could choose two paths. The first, just not deal with fantasy anymore and become a football purist; you know, like the game for the game, or second, just not care about the OUTCOME of fantasy as much. I still do my fantasy homework, read up on sites, etc, but once the lineup is set, it is now out of my hands. I watch my favorite team and have my fantasy game on the live gametracker. It feels like stocks, just see matchup go back and forth. I can always check the highlights and read the forums to get a feel as to what happened. Not seeing the football games "live" for games I would not have seen absent a fantasy player, has helped while my actual fantasy record has not suffered at all, and the enjoyment of playing has increased. Anyhow, I am not telling you what to do, just sharing what helped when I felt I was in the same boat as you.
  2. I'm quitting now. I really wanted to last year but I commish a really competitive league so I got talked into staying. It truly brought me very little joy at all. All season it was more like a burden than anything. I'm actually looking forward to just watching the Packers without worrying about who I have playing against them or whatever. It isn't what you think it is. It isn't that fantasy football has changed. YOU'VE changed. And you think that when you let go of fantasy football, then the NFL experience will go back to what it was. But it won't. Because YOU are not the same person watching the Packers now you were 20 years ago. Nostalgia is not something you sell out for. Nothing ever remains the same. Don't invest a lot with the expectation that you can set things back to the way they used to be. You are not going to watch football with the same mindset that you used to, even if you aren't in fantasy football. I would say that is true to a degree but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I have already watched a few games the past few weeks where I have checked out of FF and it has already been extremely refreshing and different and better. Hard to explain, but when I'm not sitting on a seat, staring at a screen, hinging every single miserable play review on how it impacts fantasy, the game is much more enjoyable. I found myself thinking in terms of "will the Cardinals stop the Vikings on this drive" versus "Can the Vikes get this to OT solely because I'd like a few more Adrian Peterson points". It helps my patience with it, too. One of my criticisms of the NFL is the saturation of commercials and the time it takes to replay and decide a play. That is because of my anxiety and wanting to know. But the other night, the commercials didn't bother me. I actually stood my ### up and went to the kitchen and got my own drink and food and when it took them 3 minutes to decide a TD, I didn't care as much. Why can you not set a lineup and NOT care? It is not like you watching actually changes anything. Why not have a team, do your homework, apply add/drops, set the lineup and let it roll. DONT stare the screen, DONT hinge on every single miserable play and DO go get your own drink and food--it does not matter. Set your lineup good or bad, repeat. Seems like the best of both world, unless you cannot do what is described above, which I know may be a hard task.
  3. Sure seems to. Although I don't believe Peterson takes this plea unless a backroom deal was already in place. Sure he does? Do avoid a felony and a possible jail sentence??Which he could have done at a much later date, while still being paid his full salary for sitting out.Maybe, maybe not? Maybe he gets a different prosecutor who does not give the same offer? Too many dynamics at play. Maybe he knows he will get suspended either way and wants to deal with it now that a season is most likely considered a loss? This shall be interesting!
  4. They can also looks towards Ellington as another example of what they're doing wrong. I would suggest that Arizona may only be using Ellington as much because their RB depth is horrid. I bet they would LOVE to have Hill or any other betters rbs on their team.
  5. Bottom line is neither Hill nor Gio will have potential to hit their upside if both rbs play. Gio has more to lose given the role he had on the offense and Hill has no where to go but up because he did not really play when Gio had a huge role. Enjoy Hill's upside while Gio is hurt.
  6. Sure seems to. Although I don't believe Peterson takes this plea unless a backroom deal was already in place. Sure he does? Do avoid a felony and a possible jail sentence??
  7. I think he will be okay vs Dal's defense week 1 Panic if he does not!
  8. Draft him as a 2, start him every week and then pray that he is involved in the gameplan from week to week. Don't complain when he has a below avg game, but rejoice when he blows up!
  9. A must handcuff if you are a Charles owner.
  10. I told you guys this a long time ago. I am glad you guys became believers--it is TRUE! C'mon Allen, bust out them sleeves .
  11. This is a good decision. In hindsight, yes, Griffin should have not even played last week, OR even the whole year. I do not know about you, but I do not see a 100% griffin (have you seen him scramble to the left, eww), and we can partly blame.....wait for it..... Adrian Peterson!! You have also had opposing players say that they know R.Griffin is not 100%. Griffin will never admit it this, because he is proud, and also has a ego. Who wants to admit that they came back too early? Please remember Griffin was injured in January (was it?) of last year. Typically, this takes 1 year to come back 100%. Not only does it seem like it will take Griffin about 1 year to get healthy, but it is important to note that was his SECOND catastophic knee injury (not the first like Peterson). Griffin and/or the organization placed too much pressure for Griffin to return this year, which ultimately was a mistake. Yeah, it's taken the Redskins until week 15 of the season to realize it but better late than never. Second, his play was staight up average at best. Sometimes sitting on the sidelines, even if for 3 games, can humble you, and can make you see the game differently. Call it "benched so he is not injured" but you can also call it "benched for ineffectiveness" because that was Griffen this year--ineffective. He needs humble pie and he also needs to learn to read defenses once gain, which are things he could/did not work on in the offseason becuase he pressured himself to return this season (tons of rehab). This offseason he can learn his craft (without having to worry about rehabbing 24/7) and hopefully not having him suck for 3 more games for this season, will keep his confidence from crumbling. Robert, take this time as a learning lesson, learn your craft, be/get humble and most of all....get healthy.
  12. RG3, or Robert, as Fletcher calls him, is not 100%. I am just hoping that all this bad play will not affect him psychologicaly in the future. I'd prefer he sit and actually see the game from the sidelines, as this year is already lost--it may add a different perspective that he has yet not seen (except for the CLE game last year).
  13. I don't think Allen's production will be strongly tied to matchups. It will mostly be tied to how many targets he gets relative to Gates, Woodhead, and the other wideouts. San Diego still likes to spread the ball around, so he won't be in the same class as Calvin, Gordon, or Marshall. Think of him like the younger version of Colston. Every wr's production is strongly tied to TARGETS. K.Allen is averaging 8.4 targets a game. I agree, that his ceiling is limited because he is not averaging >10 targets a game, but 8.4 is not bad. However, also keep in mind that the average above includes 2 games where K.Allen did not finish the game, so his "true" target number is most likely higher than 8.4. Regardless 8.4 is not a bad baseline. Target range thus far: 5 --> 12. The problem with predicting targets, and only starting K.Allen due to "matchup" is that we don't know when the targets will occur. When he faced KC, a "bad matchup," K.Allen had 12 targets, and v Den, where you think KC has to throw all game long, K.Allen had 6 targets.
  14. I'd say yes. KC was supposed to be a "bad matchup" and looked what happened there.
  15. Maybe part of the reason Mr. Griffin strugged on mnf was because Reed was inactive. Hmmmm? No more Hankerson, Reed will be option number 2 on this offense. Plug and play unless you have somoene better would be MY advice.