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2016 "How did I do" Thread

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Well I made it to the playoffs.Two 5-6 teams make it while a 7-4 team is out doesn't seem right but I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.Probably not much chance for me with Luck out with concussion and McCoy banged up.I would just be happy to finish in the money in league play.Only thing that may help me is my opposition lost both Green and Bernard.Injuries have been brutal this year.

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missed the playoffs by 8 points for the #4 seed.  Guy who took the lead in the final week over me had Carr and Robert kelly.  #1 seed with the best record finished dead last in points.

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My main event team ended up winning by 50 and getting total points all by itself.  I needed to win by 49 for that to happen.  He still got best record, so there's that, but the main event actually pays out to the 1 and 2 seed, so that was nice.

All four of my FBG teams made it into the playoffs with a #1 seed, 2 #2 seeds (one of which was 5-6) and one #4 seed.  All my teams except for 1 ended up with a 7-4 record.  All very different teams.

Also have two in the KFFSC that finished in the playoffs as well.  7 for 7 and getting paid after week 11 is pretty awesome.  I will hope for the best, but the competition gets tough.  Would love to make finals in at least 5 of 7.  

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13 hours ago, Caesar said:

My main event team ended up winning by 50 and getting total points all by itself.  I needed to win by 49 for that to happen.  He still got best record, so there's that, but the main event actually pays out to the 1 and 2 seed, so that was nice.

All four of my FBG teams made it into the playoffs with a #1 seed, 2 #2 seeds (one of which was 5-6) and one #4 seed.  All my teams except for 1 ended up with a 7-4 record.  All very different teams.

Also have two in the KFFSC that finished in the playoffs as well.  7 for 7 and getting paid after week 11 is pretty awesome.  I will hope for the best, but the competition gets tough.  Would love to make finals in at least 5 of 7.  

Sounds like you have had a pretty successful season so far.Were you able to avoid all the injuries this year?I had until this past week.Good luck the rest of the way.Maybe we can have two past winners posting here.

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7 hours ago, rustycolts said:

Sounds like you have had a pretty successful season so far.Were you able to avoid all the injuries this year?I had until this past week.Good luck the rest of the way.Maybe we can have two past winners posting here.

 I was more aggressive on the waiver wire than in years past, but only if I had someone worth dropping.  I held tight on players I believed in, but I was quick to cut bait on players that looked bad early.  Still kicking mytself for dropping Ajayi the first week he went off for 200+.  I even drafted Rob Kelly in a couple leagues and held onto him until his recent run (pun intended). 

I think I mostly avoided injuries, though I did target keenan Allen heavy this year. I had Jamaal a couple places, and

Biggest thing for me was avoiding questionable situations.  I didn't like Lamar Miller or Deandre Hopkins this year because Osweiler is Osweiler.  I stayed away from Peterson Alshon, foster, Josh Gordon, and Gurley.  I just didn't like where they were going.  Taking David Johnson over Gurley in the main event was the difference maker. 

Mostly, I think things just fell into place, but since I don't have a single player on any more than 3 teams, It was certainly a bit of luck as well.  Speaking of Luck, he is the only QB I drafted in any league before the 11th round.  I felt like 7.01 was too good of value for Luck to pass him up, and I was high on him going into the year.  So, the late QB really worked for me using guys like Phillip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton and even streaming a few weeks of Simien, Kaepernick, and Wentz.  I have said it before, and there is almost NO reason to draft a QB early, and yet, every draft, someone takes one in the first couple rounds it seems.  That extra skill player in the first few rounds really helps absorb things like injuries and subpar performance, if you hit the right player, obviously.

Various strategies throughout the leagues, but never went true zero RB.  Mostly I just paid attention to the value of players, and went with my instincts.  The year has gone pretty opposite of last year where I didn't make the playoffs in any of my FBG or Main event leagues, but I did win a terminator.  (currently in first in one of those also, but its a flimsy lead)

All in all, I was surprised at how well the year went based on how different my teams are constructed, but sometimes, things just go the way you need them to. 

My best FBG team is still only 335th, but that was the team that was 2-4 and in 9th place at one point, so its heading in the right direction.  I am just happy to have 3 FBG teams already qualified for the championship round, where its almost anybody's game. 

Ironically, if you look back at my very first post in this thread, I came in to let everyone know I was in no danger of winning anything, mostly as a joke....  how things have changed. 

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All my playoff teams in FFPC had Ebron starting so bit of a rough start this week.

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I was playing either Brown, Elliot, Bell, or Reed in all but 2 I think with multiple guys in a couple..  That doesn't look good right now.. Who knows though tomorrow might be better..  Lets hope anyway...

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Pretty low scoring for most of the Sunday players. Ended up at 500 for the weekend which I will take after the terrible goose egg from Ebron everywhere.

Do have a top 5 team at RT but unfortunately I don't believe you get anything for top 10 regular season over there although maybe I can get lucky in weeks 14-16.

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Feeling pretty confident heading into the championship next week.

Carr

Bell, DJohnson, Ware

Edelman, Diggs, Beasley (or sanu or ginn)

Kendricks

Bryant

Atl vs KC or SF vs chi

VS

Winston or Roethlisberher

JHill, Langford

Evans, Dbaldwin, Dthomas, Crowder

VDavis or Witten

vinatieri

KC vs Atl

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On 11/28/2016 at 11:30 PM, CowboysIn15 said:

Feeling pretty confident heading into the championship next week.

Carr

Bell, DJohnson, Ware

Edelman, Diggs, Beasley (or sanu or ginn)

Kendricks

Bryant

Atl vs KC or SF vs chi

VS

Winston or Roethlisberher

JHill, Langford

Evans, Dbaldwin, Dthomas, Crowder

VDavis or Witten

vinatieri

KC vs Atl

Well, you're off to a good start if your opponent played Witten due to uncertainty with Reed, as I did (I have Reed and Witten and am all out of FAAB dollars).

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Hope everyone did well. My lone playoff team settled for 2nd as I didn't have the right horses in my lineup to make up for Reed being out and Witten filling in with a zero.

On to the next round.

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I won one of the four FBG leagues.  Ironically, it was the one team that did not get an auto qualify for the championship round, so winning meant I have all 4 teams in the championship round.

I also won the main event league I am in, so that was nice.   On to the next round where almost anything can happen.  Good luck to all.  Let's all make some money!!

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Hopefully someone from this thread won the big prize. I stunk it up in the FBG Players Championship this year although I did OK in the main event. Luckily, I won the majority of my FFPC dynasty leagues so the year was still positive overall by a decent amount but I'll need to change up my strategy for next year if I continue to do this tourney as I clearly did something wrong.

Any thoughts on successful strategies from those who made some dough this year in the FBG Players Championship?

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On July 31, 2016 at 3:05 PM, zeke99 said:

Here's a team from 11 spot Daisy

Rodgers,Ryan

David Johnson, Latavius Murray, Abdullah, Hill, Alex Collins, Zenner, Ridley

Jordy, Tate, Treadwell, Hogan, Michael Thomas, Cruz

Kelce, Zach Miller, Pitta

Boswell 

Hou

 

Congrats Zeke! Looks like this team took 7th overall. Nice score.  Guess DJ falling to pick 11 worked out ? Ha

Took 8th in the consolation.  Lost the league championship by .5 also.  Dam Allen Robinson.  

The champ had DJ/Bell/McCoy.  Not a bad trio.  That's how you win Rookie   Get lucky in the draft and stay healthy 

Happy new year and see everyone next year.  May you all get a pick in the top 4 next season.

 

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2 hours ago, Da Gildz said:

 

Congrats Zeke! Looks like this team took 7th overall. Nice score.  Guess DJ falling to pick 11 worked out ? Ha

Took 8th in the consolation.  Lost the league championship by .5 also.  Dam Allen Robinson.  

The champ had DJ/Bell/McCoy.  Not a bad trio.  That's how you win Rookie   Get lucky in the draft and stay healthy 

Happy new year and see everyone next year.  May you all get a pick in the top 4 next season.

 

Thanks Gildz. This team went 11-0 in the league and scored most points and lost 197-186 first round of playoffs then stayed consistent to finish at 7th. Was a fun ride. Take care man. 

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2016 at 1:13 AM, ffrookie said:

Hopefully someone from this thread won the big prize. I stunk it up in the FBG Players Championship this year although I did OK in the main event. Luckily, I won the majority of my FFPC dynasty leagues so the year was still positive overall by a decent amount but I'll need to change up my strategy for next year if I continue to do this tourney as I clearly did something wrong.

Any thoughts on successful strategies from those who made some dough this year in the FBG Players Championship?

Had the same issue.  All four of my FBG teams pooped themselves in one of the 3 weeks to make it impossible to finish in the money.  One team came close to a 3 year subscription, but didn't make the cut. 

Did ok in the main event finishing 41st overall, but man, that $500 drop on virtually the last play of Monday night sucked.

Was in first for a while in the terminator, but ended up 8th.  Just couldn't hang on and Jeremy Hill is teh suck.  All in all, considering the potential going into week 16, it was a disappointing finish.

As for strategy, I am not sure, but the one thing I learned this season was this.  The teams that started out crappy, I really scoured the waiver wire and improved them.  Took a team that started 2-4, and won the league, but the teams that started hot really faded down the stretch because I wasn't so caught up in adding depth.  I thought what I had for depth was good enough, but I missed out on guys like Taylor Gabriel and Tyreek Hill, where I could have really bolstered my championship run.  My main event team didn't even have much of a choice for week 16 roster because I had so many guys on IR by then. 

Of course saying that, dropping Ajayi early to get depth could have also spelled doom, so its a fine line.  Trust your draft sense, but don't be married to it.  I guess that is where I'm at next year.

OTOH, anyone entered into the playoff competition?  I don't usually because I suck at it, but was pretty far ahead in terms of winnings, so decided to give it a shot.  Any strategies for that?

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2016 at 8:33 AM, Da Gildz said:

 

Congrats Zeke! Looks like this team took 7th overall. Nice score.  Guess DJ falling to pick 11 worked out ? Ha

Took 8th in the consolation.  Lost the league championship by .5 also.  Dam Allen Robinson.  

The champ had DJ/Bell/McCoy.  Not a bad trio.  That's how you win Rookie   Get lucky in the draft and stay healthy 

Happy new year and see everyone next year.  May you all get a pick in the top 4 next season.

 

Had you won your league, where would that have put you in the championship bracket, or don't you want to even look at that?

Nice job!! 

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Would have finished 63rd overall.  Only a $250 difference in prize $ so not too bad.  

I feel your Jeremy Hill disgust.  Once I saw Martin was out, I threw in Sims for Hill. Was pretty disgusted with that decision until I saw what Hill did later that night.  That last second sub, crappy or not,  pushed me into the $.  And in week 13, I pulled Malcolm Mitchell last second which cost me the title. Maybe the fantasy godz gave me one back I suppose.  

Regarding the playoff challenge, I'm terrible at it.  But doesn't  it usually come down to the 1 obscure player that you HAVE to hit on?  Martavis Bryant of last year, or Blount the year before.   And then it's basically chalk everywhere else.  I think a lot try to be too different and hit on multiple lesser owned guys and that's where it backfires.  Also owners (myself included) always want to target the Wildcard QB's to get the extra game.  That is probably a donk move.  But I'm open to hearing others thoughts on this as well..

 

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Guy who took first finished the regular season 6-5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.  Not a bad consolAtion price for not winning his league.

Not sure on the playoff contest though my dad and I put two entries in from our winnings to have something to root for each week.  I'm going to avoid qbs from Miami, Houston, and Oakland at the minimum.

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