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Fantasy Football 2003

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Robert_eb, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Hi guys. Back again looking for a little advice.

    Pick 2 Running Backs:

    Curtis Martin @ Philadelphia
    Moe Williams vs. Giants
    Michael Pittman vs. Cowboys

    Pick 1 Wide Receiver:

    Terry Glenn @ Tampa Bay
    Deion Branch vs. Browns
    Dennis Northcutt @ New England

    The "bye" weeks are screwin' me big-time this weekend. [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. Brad Porter

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    Pick 2 Running Backs:

    Punt. Or start Williams and Pittman. I'm not sure I trust CuMar to put up much in the way of fantasy points anymore this season.

    Pick 1 Wide Receiver:

    Glenn. The TB secondary is banged up big time. Glenn should find the holes where John Lynch would have been.

    Brad
     
  3. Scott Weinberg

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    Thanks for the advice, Brad. I was leaning in both of those directions and I believe your feedback has helped to seal the deal. (Plus I really don't want to start Martin against the Eagles...because then I can't root for him.) [​IMG]

    Wish me luck.

    Go Eagles.
     
  4. John Thomas

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    Pittman sure racked it up today. Matter of fact, today was quite a day for fantasy football players. I played someone today that had Eddie George - his best day of the season (or last few seasons I think) but fortunately I had Stephen Davis to more than counter it.

    What I really need to do is get some decent (read consistent) WRs. I've got TOwens, EMoulds, LColes, ABoldin, JPorter. There's a few decent ones out in the FA pool but nothing of an upgrade really. I'd like to trade for one but I dunno what I'd trade. Bulger/BJohnson @ QB, SDavis/JLewis/RWilliams/CGarner/JBettis @ RB..I'd trade one of my solid RBs for a solid WR but I haven't had any luck so far.
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

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  6. Scott Merryfield

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    I survived my bye week from hell, with Ahman Green, Donald Driver, and Rice being out and then also losing Anthony Thomas vs. Detroit to injury (I was so far down my roster that I started Deion Branch in place of A-Train). I still won thanks to Ike Hilliard, Trent Green and Domanick Davis.

    This week I play the undefeated first place team from the other division, and my thin spot is QB. Trent Green's on a bye, Jay Fiedler is hurt (and may have lost his job to Griese anyway), so my only option right now is Tommy Maddox at Seattle. Fortunately, my opponent's QBs are McNair (bye week), Vick (injured), and Kanell.

    I'm picking up Kyle Boller off waivers just to block my opponent from getting him, but I also put an offer out to McNab's owner, who is a very frustrated 1-6. He likes Maddox, so I offered him straight up. Hopefully he will bite -- he's made some very bad trades in the past.
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Maddox isn't too bad of an option; he's shown the ability to put up some solid numbers.

    I also won despite losing a lot of players to the Bye Week. I replaced Favre with Garcia (17 points) Garner with Pittman (13 pts.), Gardner with J. Smith (12 pts.) and Peerless with Terry Glenn (2 [​IMG] pts.)

    But lo and behold! I was 6-1 and my opponent was 7-0. Thanks mainly to Hines Ward, Chiefs D and VanderSuperKicker...that guy's not undefeated anymore. [​IMG] I've now taken first place on a 7-game winning streak. Which is great because I usually kinda stink in this particular money league. Ya gotta love when you steal a win that you probably shouldn't have had. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Greg*go

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    Scott, you might consider starting J Smith instead of Rod Gardner for a bit. The snowman has done good for me so far.

    Pittman is also a good back-up with Alstott gone.

    (can you tell I have them both on my team?)
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

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    I agree with you on both players, Greg. Thanks for the advice. I'm having one of those "WHO DO I START?" dilemmas every weekend. Having depth is a good thing, but it also makes for some head-slapper-in-hindsight mistakes.

    Pick the starters!

    QB - Brett Favre, Jeff Garcia, Pat Ramsey

    RB - Charlie Garner, Curtis Martin, Michael Pittman, Moe Williams

    WR - Hines Ward, Jimmy Smith, Rod Gardner, Terry Glenn, Deion Branch, Dennis Northcutt

    Kicker and D are definitely KC and VanderSuperKicker, so no headaches there!
     
  10. Scott Merryfield

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    Scott, for this week I would start the following:

    QB - Favre
    RB - Garner (vs. Detroit), Pittman, Martin
    WR - Ward, Smith

    Unless things change, my lineup will be:

    QB - Maddox (Green's on a bye)
    RB - Ahman Green, Domanick Davis (vs. Carolina), E. James (vs. Miami)
    WR - Driver (vs. Minn), Hilliard

    bench: Rice (vs. Detroit), Streets, Anthony Thomas, Deion Branch

    I do not like the matchups for my RB's Davis and James, but I usually do not bench high quality players based on matchups. If Anthony Thomas somehow gets healthy, though, I would like to get him in the lineup since he plays against San Diego. I think Driver would be the most likely candidate to bench in this case.
     
  11. Rob TT

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    What do you guys think?

    Should I trade Ricky Williams and David Bosten for

    Ahman Green and Torry Holt?

    Sounds good to me, what would you do?

    Thanks
     
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    i wish I had gotten into this, my friend is 7-0 on both of his teams
     
  13. Scott Merryfield

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  14. John Thomas

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    Scott (W): Here's how I sees it:

    QB - Brett Favre, easily. Minnesota likes to give it up and they're gonna give up about 270 and 2 tds. The others are bad matchups.

    RB - Charlie Garner/ Michael Pittman: Garner's had a week off and against the Lions; Pittman up against the soft Saints D. Others dont matchup so well.

    WR - Hines Ward and Jimmy Smith or Deion Branch (probably Smith). Smith is better odds since he's the #1 but against good LBs; Branch is part of the WRBC but against an injured Denver D - Brady might have more time.

    The big points game o' the week is going to be Pittsburgh/Seattle. As always, start all your players from these teams - yahtzee.
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    Thanks for the advice, fellas. I left out one important note.

    In this league, we start 2 RBs and 3 WRs OR 1 RB and 4 WRs.

    I wish I could start three running backs!!
     
  16. Scott Merryfield

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    Philly fan Scott, I agree with Scott from MI. Garner is practically a WR, and a good one at that. Plus he'll mix in some runs along the way which should add to your weekend. Old Thunder (or was he Lightening?) is still a pretty good RB in my league since 10 yds passing/running = 1pt, and 1 catch = 1pt

    Now, down to business... Would you mind if I used your Eagles symbol, or possibly that cool Eagles flag that has disappeared from your sig? I'm too lazy to do it myself, so I'd like to steal yours.. [​IMG] Please, buddy ol' pal..
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

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    Feel free to steal the one I'm using now if you like it. I could send you the flapping flag pic as well, but it's an animated gif and therefore not suitable for an HTF sig. Which is why I took it down! [​IMG]

    Or if you do a Google Pictures search for "Philadelphia Eagles pic/avatar/gif/icon/logo" you're sure to find a whole buncha stuff. But no, I don't mind if you just snag this one, URL and all.

    --

    But back on topic...I'm a freaking moron. Why? Well, I'll tell you. My league's "pickup time" runs from the end of MNF to Wednesday 8PM. That's the only time you can claim free agents. So because of a website glitch and my own stupidity, I forgot to pick up a Defense this week. This is a problem because my only Defense (KC) has a BYE this week.

    So I'm staring at a ZERO for my Defense this week. So then I call one of the only two owners in the league who currently have two Defenses on their team. After much stress and strife, I had to give up Rod Gardner for Green Bay's Defense...which I will start precisely once and then drop.

    Because I'm a moron.
     
  19. John Thomas

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    Scott, I guess you had no alternative to picking up a defense? Gardner's not such a sacrifice but for a one-time deal, yeah that's not too good. Moron. [​IMG]

    Ok, all joking aside, here's where I need help - I've got a few leagues where I'm wishy-washy about my lineup. I'll list the slots to fill and then my roster. Here goes:

    League 1- 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB (1 TE, K & DEF)

    QBs: Kitna or McNubb
    WRs: Bruce, Ward, Porter, Steve Smith, RGardner
    RBs: Barber, Shipp, Hearst, Taylor, Bettis
    (TE- heap, K- Vanderdrunker, DEF- NE)

    League 2- 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, TE, WR/RB

    QBs: Bulger, BJohnson
    WRs: TOwens, AToomer, LColes, ABoldin, EMoulds, JPorter
    RBs: RWilliams, SDavis, JLewis, CGarner, JBettis
    (TE- McMichael, K- Wilkins, DEF- Bucs)

    League 3- 1 Qb, 3 Wr, 2 Rb TE,K, DEF

    QBs: Bulger (thats it, no backup)
    WRs: KRobinson, HWard, Steve Smith, RWayne
    RBs: RWilliams, Ghearst, MWilliams, CDillon, TBarber, DomDavis
    (TE- Ricks, K Elam, DE- Dallas)

    HTF league (this one is terrible) 1 qb, 2 wr, 2 rb, 1 wr/rb

    QBs: Mcnubb, Carr
    WRs: Bruce, JSmith, Steve Smith, K Mccardell
    RBs: CGarner, CBuckhalter, Rudi Johnson, Arlen Harris, OntSmith, james Jackson
    (TE- BMiller, K Longwell, DEF - Iggles)

    Whew. I kinda keep up with 'em as much as I can but I think my limit is 3; after that it becomes too much. [​IMG]
     
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