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Went SD vs NO for SB but then figured that'd be pretty popular so am going contrary with Balt instead.  They're a more fun team to root for anyhow.  

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17 minutes ago, jdoggydogg said:

Certainly there's luck. But as is the case with FalnDuel and Draftkings, I bet the guys that usually win spend a lot of time with their analysis.

Yes,I have spent considerable time with my analyst since this contest started.

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If (And my strategy is bold both on teams for SB and the outliers players to help get there) things go to plan: 

Round 1 - 9 players counting

Round 2 - 12 players counting

Round 3 - 7 players counting

SB - 16 players counting

 

25 total players rostered ($250)

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5 minutes ago, BroncosFan07 said:

Am I missing how many of each position count towards scoring?  Or do all players score up to 2 per team meaning you could count numerous QB scores?

this is how i read it and believe it's correct except for the SB. for SB no 2 per team limit and all players count. salaries are such though that u'll have a hard time picking too many qb's.

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10 hours ago, Pigskin Fanatic said:

this is how i read it and believe it's correct except for the SB. for SB no 2 per team limit and all players count. salaries are such though that u'll have a hard time picking too many qb's.

correct positions don't matter

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16 hours ago, Gally said:

I totally reconfigured my roster based on this thread.  Hope it works...hahaha

 

The one thing that I didn't realize actually has value is grabbing the really low dollar guys on the teams I think are going to the Super Bowl over getting one or two higher priced guys that are better only to diversify.  That diversification is what enables you to advance, but will likely not get you the title.  

 

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i apprecaite the contest and offering it to us.... but i never do this because i find it impossible to pick a roster...  its too hard for my dumb brain to figure out how to stack and balance teams properly... ... good luck though to everyone

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I usually try to load up a bit more on a team that I think has an underdog chance of making the SB, as they are a bit cheaper and hope that less people will be as heavy on that team if my team is able to advance to SB week.  But hard to convince myself to see anyone besides KC and LAR/NO in the SB.  Maybe I'll load up on LAC instead of KC, but not really feeling it.

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Heads up everyone!  The Calcomatic will not be active today.  The roster lock happens ~5 minutes before the first game of the weekend and I won't be available at that time (yes, I have a life outside of FF :-) ).

Sorry!  Calcomatic should be available on Sunday through the Super Bowl!

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On 1/2/2019 at 9:36 PM, -OZ- said:

Is it possible to win if you only get one super bowl team right? 

I assume it is if there's a blowout. But otherwise?

Highly doubt it. 

This is crazy hard. I’m 50 over and still don’t think I have enough to make it the first two rounds. I’m trying to pick Super Bowl backwards. 

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45 minutes ago, Elevencents said:

Anyone just doing Kicker and DEF from the two teams they see in the SB?

Could work if it's Baltimore and Chicago

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:20 AM, BroadwayG said:

Derrick Henry            $11     26.10   6.40   0.00   0.00 
Rishard Matthews          $7      2.50   5.70   0.00   0.00 


Mohamed Sanu              $9     11.50   8.00   0.00   0.00 
Matt Bryant               $8     18.50   4.30   0.00   0.00 

Malcolm Brown             $2      1.40   0.00   0.00   0.00 


Leonard Fournette        $17      9.30  30.90  15.90   0.00 
Keelan Cole              $10      0.00   5.50   5.70   0.00 

Brenton Bersin            $3      4.70   0.00   0.00   0.00 
Greg Olsen                $7     28.70   0.00   0.00   0.00 

Willie Snead              $3      1.70   3.80   0.00   0.00 

Stevan Ridley             $2      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00 

Tom Brady                $36      0.00  35.05  26.50  43.85 
Dion Lewis               $19      0.00  18.60  10.10   3.90 
Rob Gronkowski           $35      0.00  23.10   3.60  37.10 
Stephen Gostkowski       $16      0.00   5.00   6.10  10.50 

Nick Foles               $16      0.00  12.10  35.60  41.75 
LeGarrette Blount         $5      0.00   7.90   8.10  15.00 
Corey Clement             $4      0.00   6.10   3.30  18.80 
Alshon Jeffery           $12      0.00  10.10  25.50  16.30 
Zach Ertz                $16      0.00   7.70  21.30  23.20 
Trey Burton               $4      0.00   0.00   2.70   6.05 
Jake Elliott              $8      0.00  12.00   8.80  13.80 

 

http://subscribers.footballguys.com/playoffcontest/2017/week-21.php

Interesting, 3 kickers and no defenses

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This was rough to make, hard to balance going wide to get to the superbowl, but going deep enough with the teams that you will think will make the super bowl to win. You almost need to commit to two teams, and if one of them loses you are out. 

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1 hour ago, -OZ- said:

Could work if it's Baltimore and Chicago

I just can’t see spending $10+ on an extra defense. Would rather roll the dice. 

Good chance your defenses and kickers won’t count then in the first couple of rounds (unless your position players #### the bed, and then you’re screwed anyway) but then you have those points in the SB. 

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2 minutes ago, huthut said:

This was rough to make, hard to balance going wide to get to the superbowl, but going deep enough with the teams that you will think will make the super bowl to win. You almost need to commit to two teams, and if one of them loses you are out. 

I think you have to, there’s no other way to do it. At least, I couldn’t come up with another way. Even with two teams I’m still really thin. 

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First time doing this, and the rules make it crazy hard.  The winner will have correctly picked the 2 SB teams and loaded up on them.  If you haven't spent at least $150 on 2 teams, you have no shot at the top prize.

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Kickers are the key. I'm just not sure which way the lock turns:confused:

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What's so difficult is that it is impossible to load up on the key players from the 2 no. 1 seeds and still have any money leftover in order to survive the first 2 rounds. The pricing is brutal for those two teams.  If you go with a New Orleans / Kansas City SB you need to pick which studs you leave out. And then hope your select studs outscored everyone else's selected studs. Almost forces you to pick a wildcard weekend team to make it to the Super Bowl and hope it happens

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I give up. Took the teams I would bet on making it, then added players to make it. If I get really lucky maybe, but it seems really unlikely.

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1 hour ago, TheWinz said:

First time doing this, and the rules make it crazy hard.  The winner will have correctly picked the 2 SB teams and loaded up on them.  If you haven't spent at least $150 on 2 teams, you have no shot at the top prize.

I spent $177

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3 minutes ago, Getzlaf15 said:

I spent $177

I went $186 for 2 teams, along with 2 players for $18, 2 players for $16, another 2 players for $16, and 2 players for $13.  I only rostered players from 6 of the 12 teams.

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5 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

I went $186 for 2 teams, along with 2 players for $18, 2 players for $16, another 2 players for $16, and 2 players for $13.  I only rostered players from 6 of the 12 teams.

I rostered 9 teams. Have a few teams with just one cheapy to get over the hump first two weeks.

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Where does every one see the cutoff for week 1? Does anybody know where it was last year?

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2 minutes ago, KingPrawn said:

Where does every one see the cutoff for week 1? Does anybody know where it was last year?

Wondering the same thing

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3 hours ago, Elevencents said:

Anyone just doing Kicker and DEF from the two teams they see in the SB?

12 kickers

12 defenses

trying to figure out how to spend my other $36 now

-QG

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Looks like last years week 1 cutoff was 84. 91 the year before that. 66 before that.

I may have to add a few more players for this week.

 

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Just now, KingPrawn said:

Looks like last years week 1 cutoff was 84. 91 the year before that. 66 before that.

I may have to add a few more players for this week.

 

I was thinking it wouldn be around 100

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took 2 teams I actually don't fancy to win the Super Bowl.

After giving up on the 2 teams that I think will.

Still might change back.

-QG

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7 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

I chose no TE's

I changed it up - went 32 TEs.

Now trying to decide whether to invest the other $53 in defenses or kickers

-QG

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QB - Philip Rivers - 18
QB - Dak Prescott - 16
QB - Nick Foles - 12
RB - Ezekiel Elliott - 30
RB - Melvin Gordon III - 26
RB - Marlon Mack - 14
RB - Austin Ekeler - 12
RB - Darrel Williams - 7
RB - Zach Line - 3
RB - Justin Jackson - 3
WR - Keenan Allen - 18
WR - Amari Cooper - 16
WR - Mike Williams - 11
WR - Ted Ginn Jr - 10
WR - Chris Conley - 9
WR - Michael Gallup - 5
WR - Allen Hurns - 2
PK - Mike Badgley - 8
PK - Brett Maher - 7
PK - Jake Elliott - 4
PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4
TD - Los Angeles Chargers - 8
TD - Dallas Cowboys - 6

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QB - Drew Brees - 38
QB - Lamar Jackson - 22
RB - Alvin Kamara - 34
RB - Damien Williams - 22
RB - Jordan Howard - 14
RB - Gus Edwards - 9
RB - Spencer Ware - 8
RB - Josh Adams - 4
WR - Michael Thomas - 28
WR - Chris Conley - 9
WR - Michael Gallup - 5
WR - Keke Coutee - 5
WR - David Moore - 4
WR - Chester Rogers - 3
WR - Demarcus Robinson - 3
WR - Jaron Brown - 2
TE - Travis Kelce - 29
TE - Josh Hill - 4
TE - Antonio Gates - 3
PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4

Total value: 250

 

Went with a Saints and Chiefs Super Bowl. It was tough to do as there are so many studs left off my roster (Mahonnes, Ingram, Hill) that it might kill me. Still have Brees, Kamara, Thomas and Hill from the Saints and Dameon Williams, Ware, Conley, Robinson and Kelce from the Chiefs. Still think I'm cutting it a bit thin to survive weeks 1 & 2 but we'll see what happens. Gonna need a few big weeks from the ragtag WRs.

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4 minutes ago, QuizGuy66 said:

It's tough every year, but I feel like this bracket is particularly difficult.

-QG

Yea I'm pretty sure I'm toast already and the games have not even started yet.  I went with a KC, NO SB

 


QB - Patrick Mahomes II - 40
QB - Drew Brees - 38
QB - Russell Wilson - 14
QB - Nick Foles - 12
RB - Mark Ingram II - 23
RB - Alfred Blue - 5
RB - Rashaad Penny - 4
WR - Tyreek Hill - 27
WR - Ted Ginn Jr - 10
WR - Keith Kirkwood - 9
WR - Tre'Quan Smith - 9
WR - Chris Conley - 9
WR - Golden Tate - 5
WR - Keke Coutee - 5
WR - Demarcus Robinson - 3
TE - Travis Kelce - 29
PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4
TD - Indianapolis Colts - 4

Total value: 250

 

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Prices were so high on the top teams that I decided to fill up on 1 Super Bowl team instead of 2. Probably won't be enough to put me over the top against the owners who have also invested in the NFC Super Bowl team, but it should at least give me a shot if KC makes the Super Bowl (and I do too).

QB - Patrick Mahomes II - 40
RB - Damien Williams - 22
RB - Spencer Ware - 8
WR - Tyreek Hill - 27
WR - Sammy Watkins - 10
WR - Chris Conley - 9
WR - Demarcus Robinson - 3
TE - Travis Kelce - 29
PK - Harrison Butker - 13
TD - Kansas City Chiefs - 12

QB - Dak Prescott - 16
WR - Michael Gallup - 5

QB - Russell Wilson - 14

WR - Josh Reynolds - 10
TE - Gerald Everett - 7

WR - DeAndre Carter - 3

TE - Trey Burton - 10

PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4
TD - Indianapolis Colts - 4

TD - Philadelphia Eagles - 4

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Went with NE/Seattle Superbowl

Will have 16 players in the SB if I make it there.

QB - Mitchell Trubisky - 26
QB - Tom Brady - 24
QB - Andrew Luck - 21
QB - Russell Wilson - 14
RB - James White - 18
RB - Chris Carson - 16
RB - Sony Michel - 13
RB - Rex Burkhead - 7
RB - Rashaad Penny - 4
WR - Julian Edelman - 19
WR - Doug Baldwin - 14
WR - Tyler Lockett - 14
WR - Anthony Miller - 9
WR - Chris Hogan - 8
WR - Keke Coutee - 5
WR - Phillip Dorsett - 3
TE - Rob Gronkowski - 14
PK - Stephen Gostkowski - 11
PK - Sebastian Janikowski - 5
PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4

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Here's my actual entry.

When I did it the first time I did Rams/Patriots (with not enough players going this weekend)

Then I switched to a Chargers/Rams entry (but I didn't love depending on Foles vs Chicago and Rivers vs Baltimore on that first weekend).

At the last minute I tried to go back and put together a better NE/Rams entry but ran out of time.

I ended up with this:

NO vs BAL  (which is not what I think will happen - but if you saw my predictions thread that's just as well)  I'll have 13 in the Super Bowl if I make it.  It was going to be 14 but I swapped out Crabtree/Allen for John Brown:

QB - Drew Brees - 38
QB - Lamar Jackson - 22
QB - Andrew Luck - 21
QB - Russell Wilson - 14
QB - Taysom Hill - 4
RB - Kenneth Dixon - 11
RB - Gus Edwards - 9
RB - Darren Sproles - 8
RB - Rex Burkhead - 7
RB - Zach Line - 3
WR - Michael Thomas - 28
WR - Josh Reynolds - 10
WR - Sammy Watkins - 10
WR - Anthony Miller - 9
WR - John Brown - 9
WR - Chester Rogers - 3
WR - DeAndre Carter - 3
TE - Mark Andrews - 8
TE - Hayden Hurst - 3
PK - Justin Tucker - 9
TD - New Orleans Saints - 12
TD - Baltimore Ravens - 9

Will post my "non-entries" next for posterity :)

Good luck all!

-QG

 

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Went Sea/NE Super bowl

QB - Tom Brady - 24
QB - Philip Rivers - 18
QB - Russell Wilson - 14
QB - Taysom Hill - 4
RB - James White - 18
RB - Lamar Miller - 17
RB - Chris Carson - 16
RB - Jordan Howard - 14
RB - Rex Burkhead - 7
RB - J.D. McKissic - 2
WR - Julian Edelman - 19
WR - Tyler Lockett - 14
WR - Josh Reynolds - 10
WR - David Moore - 4
WR - Jaron Brown - 2
TE - Rob Gronkowski - 14
TE - Nick Vannett - 4
TE - Dalton Schultz - 2
PK - Stephen Gostkowski - 11
PK - Mike Badgley - 8
PK - Sebastian Janikowski - 5
TD - Los Angeles Rams - 9
TD - Seattle Seahawks - 8
TD - New England Patriots - 6

Total value: 250

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QB - Drew Brees - 38
QB - Andrew Luck - 21
RB - Alvin Kamara - 34
RB - Chris Carson - 16
RB - Marlon Mack - 14
RB - Nyheim Hines - 11
RB - Rex Burkhead - 7
RB - Justin Jackson - 3
WR - Michael Thomas - 28
WR - Amari Cooper - 16
WR - Tyler Lockett - 14
WR - Dontrelle Inman - 7
WR - Chester Rogers - 3
WR - Demarcus Robinson - 3
WR - Zach Pascal - 3
WR - Josh Bellamy - 3
TE - Eric Ebron - 14
TE - Blake Jarwin - 7
PK - Jake Elliott - 4
PK - Adam Vinatieri - 4

Total value: 250

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Non-entry 1.  First honest effort that I submitted today.  It was a Rams/Chargers entry and would have had 11 players in the Super Bowl.

QB - Goff, Luck, Rivers, Foles

RB - Gurley, Ekeler, Burkhead

WR - Cooks, K Allen, Lockett, M Williams, Reynolds, Watkins, Ginn, C Rogers, Hurns

TE - Everett, Gates, Hurst

PK - Badgley

Dang I really like this entry as I type it.  Hope I didn't blow it.

 

Non-entry 2.  This was my Rams/Patriots do-over.  Always dangers to take two bye-week teams but the Patriots prices are crazy low.  I would have had 14 in the Super Bowl with this lineup.  Ran out of time or I very well may have gone with this.  These are the teams I actually do think will make the Super Bowl.

QB - Goff, Brady, Luck, Wilson, Foles

RB - Gurley, Michel, Edwards, Sproles, Burkhead, Develin

WR - Reynolds, T Williams, Hogan, Patterson, Dorsett, Carter, Rogers, Hurns

TE - Gronk, Everett, Higbee, Hurst

DEF - Patriots

 

It's particularly amazing how wildly different my position balance was in terms of RB/WR/TE between my 3 possible entries.

Again hope this isn't a post of regret.

Good luck all :)

-QG

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