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This talk of Johnsons and Andersons isn't really relevant to Puka Nacua, though, since Pittsburgh Maulers WR Samson Nacua isn't on an NFL roster and wasn't an option in the contest, and Michigan Panthers safety Kai Nacua wouldn't be contest eligible even if he was an NFL starter since it's not an IDP contest. Though maybe someone who is in a combined NFL/USFL IDP league could collect all three Nacuas.
 
This talk of Johnsons and Andersons isn't really relevant to Puka Nacua, though, since Pittsburgh Maulers WR Samson Nacua isn't on an NFL roster and wasn't an option in the contest, and Michigan Panthers safety Kai Nacua wouldn't be contest eligible even if he was an NFL starter since it's not an IDP contest. Though maybe someone who is in a combined NFL/USFL IDP league could collect all three Nacuas.
great ideas for improvements for next year’s contest ;)
 
Ownership numbers for Tonight ... MIN at PHI

Cousins - 550
Mattison - 922
Jeferson - 1021
Osborn - 196
Addison - 812
Hockenson - 505
Joseph - 518
VIKINGS Defense - 327

Hurts - 794
Gainwell - 1337 (OUT)
Swift - 416
AJ Brown - 496
Goedert - 474
Elliott - 934
EAGLES Defense - 1349
 
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(I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if this is well-trodden ground.)

I've been playing around and looking at teams and how they're constructed. The oddest thing to me is how many teams left money on the table.

46 teams left at least $3 on the table. None of them were obvious gimmick/joke teams (you know, 22 kickers, that sort of thing). Okay, there is an 8-kicker team in there.
One of these teams (NICK BIGGS, 100057) is off the hook because it's a full 30-man roster. But all of the other 45 could have added players and chose not to. I mean, 6 of the teams rostered only one D or K (or both).

Four teams spent exactly $200, and I have this awful feeling that they thought that was the limit. Three of them have already been eliminated.

The frugality king is SNOOKS DOWD (107819), who spent only $184 for a 20-player roster. But hey, that team outscored mine last week, so what do I know?

The oddball/joke/gimmick teams:
The sole 9-defense team (Entry #100051): still alive.
The 22-kicker team is dead. The 18-kicker team is dead. But the 13-kicker team (Entry #107021) lives on!
Three of the four 7-TE teams are alive, but 7 TEs isn't really that wacky to begin with.
17 WRs, on the other hand (Entry #103897): pretty wacky and still with us!
The 12 10-RB teams (yawn) are all still alive.
There are 15 teams with 10 or more QBs (ranging up to 3 teams with 16). All 15 of those teams died in week 1. Never go full QB. If you must have lots of QBs, keep it to single digits: four of the five 9-QB teams are still alive.

A whopping 885 teams went with one kicker and one defense. 132 of them died (14.9% vs. 10% overall attrition). Has this ever been a winning strategy?
 
I'm no longer in the bonus contest, switched things up:

QB - Justin Herbert - LAC/5 - $21

Switched from Burrow (net $0 change) due to bye week shuffling below. Obviously rolling some serious dice on week 5 with a 0 at QB and only 2 RBs, but you gotta take chances somewhere and I figure the sooner (week 5) the better as the competition (and cut lines) only get fiercer later.

RB - Austin Ekeler - LAC/5 - $34
RB - Christian McCaffrey - SF/9 - $34
RB - Alvin Kamara - NO/11 - $15


I soured on Jaylen Warren which gave me $11 to play with. No other RB made me happy. I'm willing to ride-or-die with these 3 and hope they stay mostly healthy.

WR - Ja'Marr Chase - CIN/7 - $36
WR - Tyreek Hill - MIA/10 - $33
WR - Jahan Dotson - WAS/14 - $14
WR - Jayden Reed - GB/6 - $7
WR - Isaiah Hodgins - NYG/13 - $6
WR - Puka Nacua - LAR/10 - $3
WR - Michael Wilson - ARI/14 - $3


I also soured a bit on Chris Olave... considered Ridley but didn't like the conflict with McCaffrey, so upgraded to Chase instead for $9. Also with 1 less RB figured I should add a bit more depth here to help cover my flex spots on bye weeks, so with my $2 remaining I converted Zay Flowers into Hodgins, Nacua, and Wilson (which also took me from an ineligible 17 players to an eligible 19 players).

TE - Darren Waller - NYG/13 - $17
TE - Luke Musgrave - GB/6 - $6
TE - Jake Ferguson - DAL/7 - $6
PK - Anders Carlson - GB/6 - $3
PK - Cairo Santos - CHI/13 - $3
PK - Ka'imi Fairbairn - HOU/7 - $3
TD - Atlanta Falcons - ATL/11 - $3
TD - Houston Texans - HOU/7 - $3


Only changes were swapping my TDs for preferred bye weeks... Chargers -> Texans and Lions -> Falcons

As is probably evident, I'm in the "1st place or bust" camp when it comes to strategy this year. Having finished 2nd previously, simply "making the playoffs" isn't my objective... I want to beat my prior finish. I'll roll some dice on studs staying healthy and having big games in the contest playoffs (hopefully) with just enough depth to hopefully get me there.

All 7 of my $14+ guys at RB/WR/TE have different byes (and the bigger $$ earlier on), so I really like that distribution. I did consider consolidating Reed and Nacua back into Zay Flowers but that gave me too much $$$ on bye Week 13.

Bad news: Ekeler doubtful this week leaves me with only 1 RB... didn't expect my lack of depth to be exposed quite this soon!
Good news: Even if Ekeler had given me a goose egg in Week 1, I still would have cleared the cut line by over 40 points.
 
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Fun fact - All 12 entries that rostered RB Michael Carter, who scored 2.8 points, are still alive. The only other players with 100% survival are QB's Heinicke, Minshew, and Wentz, and all 3 scored zippo.
 
Fun fact - All 12 entries that rostered RB Michael Carter, who scored 2.8 points, are still alive. The only other players with 100% survival are QB's Heinicke, Minshew, and Wentz, and all 3 scored zippo.
I think you're forgetting about a certain Tyreek Hill. 840 owners (plus one staff owner), all still alive.
 
(I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if this is well-trodden ground.)

I've been playing around and looking at teams and how they're constructed. The oddest thing to me is how many teams left money on the table.

46 teams left at least $3 on the table. None of them were obvious gimmick/joke teams (you know, 22 kickers, that sort of thing). Okay, there is an 8-kicker team in there.
One of these teams (NICK BIGGS, 100057) is off the hook because it's a full 30-man roster. But all of the other 45 could have added players and chose not to. I mean, 6 of the teams rostered only one D or K (or both).

Four teams spent exactly $200, and I have this awful feeling that they thought that was the limit. Three of them have already been eliminated.

The frugality king is SNOOKS DOWD (107819), who spent only $184 for a 20-player roster. But hey, that team outscored mine last week, so what do I know?

The oddball/joke/gimmick teams:
The sole 9-defense team (Entry #100051): still alive.
The 22-kicker team is dead. The 18-kicker team is dead. But the 13-kicker team (Entry #107021) lives on!
Three of the four 7-TE teams are alive, but 7 TEs isn't really that wacky to begin with.
17 WRs, on the other hand (Entry #103897): pretty wacky and still with us!
The 12 10-RB teams (yawn) are all still alive.
There are 15 teams with 10 or more QBs (ranging up to 3 teams with 16). All 15 of those teams died in week 1. Never go full QB. If you must have lots of QBs, keep it to single digits: four of the five 9-QB teams are still alive.

A whopping 885 teams went with one kicker and one defense. 132 of them died (14.9% vs. 10% overall attrition). Has this ever been a winning strategy?
I went 6 TE but only spent $33 total on the position. I would have went 7 TE but needed that extra $ for my QB2 😂
 
Fun fact - All 12 entries that rostered RB Michael Carter, who scored 2.8 points, are still alive. The only other players with 100% survival are QB's Heinicke, Minshew, and Wentz, and all 3 scored zippo.
I think you're forgetting about a certain Tyreek Hill. 840 owners (plus one staff owner), all still alive.
Holy crap! I only searched for players owned by about 60 or less. Wanna know the funny thing? I am one of the Tyreek owners!
 
(I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if this is well-trodden ground.)

I've been playing around and looking at teams and how they're constructed. The oddest thing to me is how many teams left money on the table.

46 teams left at least $3 on the table. None of them were obvious gimmick/joke teams (you know, 22 kickers, that sort of thing). Okay, there is an 8-kicker team in there.
One of these teams (NICK BIGGS, 100057) is off the hook because it's a full 30-man roster. But all of the other 45 could have added players and chose not to. I mean, 6 of the teams rostered only one D or K (or both).

Four teams spent exactly $200, and I have this awful feeling that they thought that was the limit. Three of them have already been eliminated.

The frugality king is SNOOKS DOWD (107819), who spent only $184 for a 20-player roster. But hey, that team outscored mine last week, so what do I know?

The oddball/joke/gimmick teams:
The sole 9-defense team (Entry #100051): still alive.
The 22-kicker team is dead. The 18-kicker team is dead. But the 13-kicker team (Entry #107021) lives on!
Three of the four 7-TE teams are alive, but 7 TEs isn't really that wacky to begin with.
17 WRs, on the other hand (Entry #103897): pretty wacky and still with us!
The 12 10-RB teams (yawn) are all still alive.
There are 15 teams with 10 or more QBs (ranging up to 3 teams with 16). All 15 of those teams died in week 1. Never go full QB. If you must have lots of QBs, keep it to single digits: four of the five 9-QB teams are still alive.

A whopping 885 teams went with one kicker and one defense. 132 of them died (14.9% vs. 10% overall attrition). Has this ever been a winning strategy?

That's some pretty good stuff ! I was really bored today knowing there's no football until Sunday, and I was thinking about playing around with the analyzer and looking up that sort of stuff myself. But it looks like you beat me to the punch. Thanks for the laugh. :-)

Lots of fantasy points were scored in last night's game. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the games play out this weekend, and where the cut line settles this week.
 
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Scoring via Quizzomatic mobile after 1pm games:

117.70 + (Pickett - 22.60) + (CMC - 5.50/6.30) + (Dotson/Nacua/M Wilson - 5.50/8.10/11.80/20.20) + (Sanders/Hopkins - 7.20) + (LAR - 5.00)

Feels like I should be in pretty good shape but worried for both my rooster and my Bengals about Joey B's leg :oldunsure:

-QG
 
At least this week I won't barely score 122 and be last amongst the forum contest bonus crew....already at 144 and counting, Should be through easily this week.
 
For the 908 teams that rostered Puka Nacua, it was undoubtedly the best $3 spent this year.

Today: 15 receptions for 147 yards, and 2 carries for 4 yards = 30.1 fantasy points
Last week: 10 receptions for 119 yards = 21.9 fantasy points

Too bad I was not one of them
:frown:
 
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Sitting at around 169 right now.

Second verse much better than the first.

Several of the first week bombs made a big comeback this week.
 
Where can I find the link to the scores? I looked for the post, but couldn’t find it.
The Turk has just updated the scores and standings here.

Current cut is116.15. I'm at 143.35 with Chubb (-6.3), Pickett (-29.25) and the Carolina D (-5). 3 of my 4 young gun TEs in double figures and counting.
 
welcome to my actual scoring Seattle defense, Tank Dell and Gabe Davis. Mr. Gibbs, your table is STILL waiting.

156ish...should finish in the 180s with 4/5 RBs, Bourne and Pickett yet to go.
 
143 with a few Pittsburgh and Cleveland players left I shouldn’t need. Already regretting not going with my original WR barbell strategy.
 
after 4pm I'm at 165.50 + (Pickett - 22.60) + (Sanders/Hopkins - 7.20)

Good luck to those sweating The Turk.

-QG
 
I have to confess....I'm happy I went dumpster diving for Bourne and Dell....but I didn't even know that Puka existed.

I stumbled upon Puka with my first serious entry (actually when I was cramming for my regular draft since the Kupp situation had me wondering.

As for Tank Dell - I had absolutely no clue about it until I read about him in the thread. Might have come across him in my process as like looking into all the cheapo options, especially at WR. Just as likely he would've slid by me all the same. Never seriously considered Bourne I'm chagrined to admit.

Didn't realize I had two Tanks on my team until today. 235 live roosters have both. For good measure I also have a Cardinal so I kinda went full tank.

-QG
 
Ownership numbers for Monday night....

NEW ORLEANS

Carr = 1066
J. Williams = 451
Olave = 1317
M.Thomas = 740
R. Shaheed = 219
J. Johnson = 977
Saints DST = 1165

CAROLINA

B. Young = 269
M. Sanders = 196
Thielen = 483
Chark = 173
Mingo = 448
Hurst = 275
Pineiro = 51
Panthers DST = 426

CLEVELAND

D. Watson = 203
Chubb = 1932
Cooper = 300
E. Moore = 595
Peoples-Jones = 163
Njoku = 554
D. Hopkins = 324
Browns DST = 475

PITTSBURGH

Pickett = 1634
N. Harris = 198
J. Warren = 1753 <<< (added)
Pickens = 1562
A. Robinson = 207
Friermuth = 302
Boswell = 529
Steelers DST = 603
 
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Ownership numbers for Monday night....

NEW ORLEANS

Carr = 1066
J. Williams = 451
Olave = 1317
M.Thomas = 740
R. Shaheed = 219
J. Johnson = 977
Saints DST = 1165

CAROLINA

B. Young = 269
M. Sanders = 196
Thielen = 483
Chark = 173
Mingo = 448
Hurst = 275
Pineiro = 51
Panthers DST = 426

CLEVELAND

D. Watson = 203
Chubb = 1932
Cooper = 300
E. Moore = 595
Peoples-Jones = 163
Njoku = 554
D. Hopkins = 324
Browns DST = 475

PITTSBURGH

Pickett = 1634
N. Harris = 198
Pickens = 1562
A. Robinson = 207
Friermuth = 302
Boswell = 529
Steelers DST = 603
Good recap…missing Warren?
 
Your team is still alive

QB - Will Levis - TEN/7 - $3
RB - Kyren Williams - LAR/10 - $4
RB - Ty Chandler - MIN/13 - $3
WR - Puka Nacua - LAR/10 - $3
WR - Tutu Atwell - LAR/10 - $3
WR - Josh Reynolds - DET/9 - $3
WR - Nick Westbrook-Ikhine - TEN/7 - $3
TE - Donald Parham - LAC/5 - $3
PK - Brett Maher - LAR/10 - $3
TD - Arizona Cardinals - ARI/14 - $3

Total value: 31
 
I have to confess....I'm happy I went dumpster diving for Bourne and Dell....but I didn't even know that Puka existed.

I stumbled upon Puka with my first serious entry (actually when I was cramming for my regular draft since the Kupp situation had me wondering.

As for Tank Dell - I had absolutely no clue about it until I read about him in the thread. Might have come across him in my process as like looking into all the cheapo options, especially at WR. Just as likely he would've slid by me all the same. Never seriously considered Bourne I'm chagrined to admit.

Didn't realize I had two Tanks on my team until today. 235 live roosters have both. For good measure I also have a Cardinal so I kinda went full tank.

-QG
I actually had Dell and Puka in several iterations, then switched to Dell and Atwell, then decided to go with MIchael Wilson and "upgrade" from Montgomery to Pierce instead. Not my greatest decision. On the bright side, I did keep Kyren Williams.
 
Used O - KC
Used D - MIN

Week 2
O - Tampa Bay
D - Dallas

I have to confess....I'm happy I went dumpster diving for Bourne and Dell....but I didn't even know that Puka existed.

I stumbled upon Puka with my first serious entry (actually when I was cramming for my regular draft since the Kupp situation had me wondering.

As for Tank Dell - I had absolutely no clue about it until I read about him in the thread. Might have come across him in my process as like looking into all the cheapo options, especially at WR. Just as likely he would've slid by me all the same. Never seriously considered Bourne I'm chagrined to admit.

Didn't realize I had two Tanks on my team until today. 235 live roosters have both. For good measure I also have a Cardinal so I kinda went full tank.

-QG
I actually had Dell and Puka in several iterations, then switched to Dell and Atwell, then decided to go with MIchael Wilson and "upgrade" from Montgomery to Pierce instead. Not my greatest decision. On the bright side, I did keep Kyren Williams.

Feels like all of the above was the answer this year. Sorta funny as people seemed to shorten rosters and lament the lack of inexpensive quality. Part of what makes the whole thing so much fun. I cannot recall a year where the $3 hit rate was so high.

-QG
 

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