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Jedi Knight

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  1. Superflex, PPR, IDP. Already keeping Mahommes, Burrow, J. Taylor and Ekeler. I lean toward McLaurin and Lamb, but Kupp is intriguing as a chain mover (we give points for 1st downs as well), especially with the Akers injury. I can see a bump in his production. Thoughts?
  2. Just to play Devil's advocate, I think there is a lot of skill that goes into the act of catching the ball. 1- A player has to adjust his route to the defense and be on the same wavelength as the QB. 2- A player then has to run the route correctly AND know when to break it off and do scramble drill. 3- He has to actually catch a ball being thrown at him at high velocity. 4- All while having one, two or even three defenders doing their very best to disrupt the catch. 5- Assuming he isn't tackled immediately, he then has to transition to a RB, tuck it under the correct arm, and try and advance the ball. I think it's worth scoring PPR, just as much as I think scoring a first down is important. But I realize that all leagues have their differences in opinions. That's why we love this game.
  3. When I re-read this, I meant to clarify that this was the average for the Top-5 at those positions, over the last 4 years. Sorry if there was any confusion. The top-5 QB's have averaged 14.51 first downs over the past four years. I have our scoring set for total first downs scored by that player. With MFL, you can set it to differentiate between passing, rushing, receiving or total first downs...so I don't have the answer for receiving-specific first downs. I'm not sure why you would limit it to only receptions, though. In my opinion, any first down achieved gives the player's team another four chances to possibly put points on the board, so I would want to reward (give points for) first downs regardless of how it was achieved. Example: WR sweep for 15 yards and a first down vs. a catch for 15 yards and a first down. Either way- his team moved 15 yards and gained four more chances to keep moving and possibly score...but you're putting far more value on the catch for 15 vs. the rush for 15.
  4. I just going to throw in my two cents. Our league went to adding first downs four years ago. We assigned 1 point for each first down. It went over so well that we increased it to two points...which enabled me to reduce PPR between the RB/WR and TE positions. For reference, we want the top players at each position to be roughly equivalent in scoring. 2017-2018 1 point per First Down 2 pts. per reception for RB 3 pts. per reception for WR 4 pts. per reception for TE Top 5 RB Avg- 57.23 PPG Top 5 WR Avg- 51.45 PPG Top 5 TE Avg- 52.67 PPG 2019-2020 2 points per First Down 2 points per reception for RB 2.5 points per reception for WR 3 points per reception for TE Top 5 RB Avg- 54.58 PPG Top 5 WR Avg- 55.46 PPG Top 5 TE Avg- 55.39 PPG For further reference, the average number of first downs scored per game by position over the last four years: RB- 12.4 WR- 9.5 TE- 7.2 I'm enjoying following this thread. Hope this helps.
  5. They won't get mine either. This past year has really soured me on the Republican party and It'll be a long time before I vote for someone with an R next to their name.
  6. 1- Rogue One/New Hope- I consider it one movie now. But this was the one that kicked it off. Saw it 24 times in the theater on it's original run. No other movie comes close to having the impact that this one did for me. Rogue One really grew on me after the second and third viewing and really like the "war-movie" feel of it. Excellent lead-in to a New Hope. 2- Empire- Just excellent in all phases. 3- Mandalorian- Really captures the true Star Wars feel in ways that I thought were lost. The emotions felt on the last episode were fantastic. Ashoka's episode was just as amazing to me. 4- Return of the Jedi- Yeah, the adult in me rolls my eyes at the Ewoks, but the rest is great. 5- Phantom Menace- Not a fan of Jar Jar, but the Maul/Qui-Gon/Kenobi battle makes the movie for me. 6- Force Awakens- Yes, it's pretty much a New Hope re-do, but it did leave a ton of possibilities that could happen. Too bad the other two couldn't capatilize. Good for nostalgia at the time. 7- Solo- I liked the movie. Not great, not not near as bad as the reviews. 8- Revenge of the Sith- Seeing Anakin's downfall makes the movie. Anakin vs Kenobi was awesome. 9- The Rise of Skywalker- The last 20 minutes was totally awesome, but the rest felt disjointed and really not a great story on many levels. 10- Clone Wars- I haven't seen most of them, but season 1 and 2 are tough to slog through as an adult. 11- Attack of the Clones- I can watch it on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but I don't make it a point to put it on. 12- Rebels- I haven't watched it at all. 13- The Last Jedi- Leia's spacewalk, the casino, Luke's reaction's on Rey's arrival, Poe's X-Wing vs Star Destroyed scene REALLY destroyed that movie for me. The Hyper Space jump was the one redeeming scene. 14-The Holiday Special- Just horrible. If I were to show someone for the first time, it would go in this order: 1- Rogue One/New Hope- Really does the best job at laying the groundwork for the entire SW Universe 2- Empire- For the plot twist of the century 3- The prequels in order- In order to show how Anakin becomes Vader and Luke/Leia are born 4- Return of the Jedi- Return to original series to wrap up that trilogy 5- The Mandalorian- Gives good insight to what happens after the Emperor is thrown down the shaft 6- The Force Awakens- To show there is more. No need to show more at this point. You've seen the most of the best of the franchise. Just my two cents.... All that said, I am super stoked for the Ashoka, Kenobi and Boba Fett series that are coming as well as the Rogue Squad movie. If they can capture the magic that the Mandalorian has, I'll be doing a big happy dance.
  7. Had this discussion at work the other day. Here were my top two: I Believe in Father Christmas- U2 Little Drummer Boy- For King and Country I just can't get into the Christmas mood until I hear these two songs.
  8. My grandfather- Stoked my love about the three "F's" in life- Food, Football and Flying Spock (Leonard Nimoy)- My favorite fictional character that taught me that decisions based in logic have a MUCH higher degree of success than those made with emotion David Meyer- My first area manager that taught me the most about how to successfully run restaurants Neil Peart- His drive for perfection in something he loved was inspirational
  9. One more if you're still undecided, and it's a point that got my wife to vote for Biden (she's raised VERY conservative). Now that Trump has ramrodded through another SC Justice, it's no secret that he is going after Obamacare and I do fear that this will happen. I used to be against it, but life does have a way of changing your tune when it personally affects you. My son is 26 and still lives with us. He has a part-time job with Lowe's. He is Type-1 diabetic (as well as other issues, but that's a different discussion). This year, he had to get off our medical insurance. He is life-dependent on insulin and supplies. His only option was insurance provided through Obamacare. When I last picked up his 90 day supply of insulin for about $35, I asked the cashier what would it cost without insurance. She said that it would be $1752. Every 90 days. Not including the retail cost of supplies. Now, one of the reasons I voted for Trump was that he promised to repeal and REPLACE Obamacare. Well, now, he is still hell-bent on repealing it...but he has zero plan to replace it. He has said on numerous occasions that his plan would be released in "about two weeks" and it would be a beautiful plan. Nothing but a lie.
  10. We wouldn't have as many injuries if we slowed down these MRI's.
  11. re: R. Harrison JAX https://twitter.com/JoeyTheToothIDP/status/1301672363889696770
  12. Any thoughts as to who takes Ronnie Harrison's spot on the Jags?
  13. Joe, I've been subscribing since 2003 and have played IDP since 1993. I used to come here first for IDP info and rarely looked elsewhere. But Moniker is right. The IDP content has gone way down hill. Now don't get me wrong, I love Norton's articles, but that seems to be all you have now. You used to have 4 or 5 guys that would cover IDP and offer different takes, including Jene's expertise that was never replaced. Take a look under current articles. Outside of the 8-part IDP Guru articles and camp report, there are a grand total of 2 other articles. You used to at least have a handful. Currently, there is another site devoted to IDP that is cranking out at least one article every day. I realize that IDP is still a smaller segment of the overall industry, but when my league starts 9 IDP's versus 8 Offensive players, info and data on the IDP side is critical. I feel like if Footballguys is going to continue being the premier leader, you really need to look at beefing this back up. Just my two cents.
  14. The night is black, without a moon The air is thick and still The vigilantes gather on The lonely torchlit hill Features distorted in the flickering light Faces are twisted and grotesque Silent and stern in the sweltering night The mob moves like demons possessed Quiet in conscience, calm in their right Confident their ways are best The righteous rise With burning eyes Of hatred and ill-will Madmen fed on fear and lies To beat and burn and kill They say there are strangers who threaten us Our immigrants and infidels They say there is strangeness to danger us In our theaters and bookstore shelves That those who know what's best for us Must rise and save us from ourselves Quick to judge Quick to anger Slow to understand Ignorance and prejudice And fear walk hand in hand
  15. Gally got it right. With every sack, the player gets credit for a tackle as well as a sack. Occasionally, the stadium scoring crew will throw in a TFL as well...all for the same play. So, we decided to give the majority of credit for making a tackle, and if was a sack, they get the add-on points for the big play. BTW, 6 pts per tackle is for DB's. LB's get 5 and 2.5 for a sack or TFL. All that said, I didn't mean to hijack the thread. If you all want to discuss IDP scoring in depth, I can make another thread.
  16. Oohh...good point. We added the "Edge" position this year for just that reason. Combined defensive ends with outside LB's in a 3-4 defense. Excited to see if it works well.
  17. Yeah, but we do like the week-to-week consistency better than depending on big-play. That's the beauty of this game. Endless ways to play it. As long as we all have fun with it.
  18. So, your league is basically big-play dependent. That makes sense as to why Kam would be ranked much lower. We do: 6 pts for a tackle/assist 3 pts for a sack/tfl 5 pts for forced fumble 5 pts for a fumble recovery 10 pts for an INT 6 pts for a pass defended
  19. Yeah, I had just come to that conclusion myself. We score tackles and assists the same, so it probably makes a big difference as Kam had a lot of assists. No worries- makes for good conversation.
  20. Hmmm...I just went back and checked. In our league, Kam finished: 2011- #5 Overall DB 2012- #34 Overall DB 2013- #7 Overall DB 2014- #39 Overall DB 2015- #11 Overall DB 2016- #6 Overall DB 2017- IR'd/Career done So, 4 out of 6 years he finished at #11 or better, and three of those were #7 or better. I think that's pretty studly. At least better than ok. I could be wrong, but I still think Adams will still maintain "stud" status. Not to mention Wagner and Wright have a good bit of mileage on them.
  21. Yep, I discovered the same thing. On a sack, a player tends to get credit for a tackle, a sack and sometimes a TFL (depending on stadium crew). The other thing I discovered is that tackles, assists and TFL's are the only consistent stat. The top LB's only average a sack about every game or two. If they're lucky, they get 2 INT's per year and no clear way to predict when they will come. For us, 86% of IDP scoring comes from tackles/assists and TFL's. Big plays do get big points, but they are random.
  22. It is, but. like I said, it equalizes the positions almost to a T. Natural exception being RB's due to scarcity. Over the last four years on PPG Avg: Average of the top 5 by position: QB- 60.8 PPG RB- 56.8 PPG WR/TE- 56.0 PPG Def Edge- 55.5 PPG LB- 54.9 PPG DB- 56.4 PPG Average of starters by position: QB- 55.2 PPG RB- 46.2 PPG WR/TE- 46.3 PPG Def Edge- 46.0 PPG LB- 44.9 PPG DB- 45.2 PPG Average of top 32 by position: QB- 50.9 PPG RB- 41.3 PPG WR/TE- 46.5 PPG Def Edge- 46.0 PPG LB- 46.6 PPG DB- 46.5 PPG QB's are slightly higher and RB's fall off hard after the first 16 or so, but I think that's pretty normal for most any league. But the value line for WR/TE/Edge/LB/DB is almost identical. It works for us.
  23. I'm not so sure about that. Kam Chancellor was a stud safety behind those same LB's. I tend to believe that Adams will have that same role and value.
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