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Joeycharp89
09-16-2012, 07:07 PM
Usually I don't like to complain about a loss. No matter how prepared you are bad luck happens and you just roll with the punches and try to have fun. But this week, in my 12 standard league I currently have 36.2 pts, with only my flex spot left to play.

Jamal Charles got upstaged by not one, but both of his back-ups. Steve Jackson got kept out of the game by his coach for spiking the ball. Brandon Marshall seemed to lather his hands in butter before every play on Thurs, and the Raiders defense gave up 35 points to Miami.

Anyone else have a particularly horrible week 1/2?

TexanSam
09-16-2012, 07:13 PM
Usually I don't like to complain about a loss. No matter how prepared you are bad luck happens and you just roll with the punches and try to have fun. But this week, in my 12 standard league I currently have 36.2 pts, with only my flex spot left to play.

Jamal Charles got upstaged by not one, but both of his back-ups. Steve Jackson got kept out of the game by his coach for spiking the ball. Brandon Marshall seemed to lather his hands in butter before every play on Thurs, and the Raiders defense gave up 35 points to Miami.

Anyone else have a particularly horrible week 1/2?

Larry Fitzgerald's stat line:

1 reception, 4 yards. :(

Ryan
09-16-2012, 07:22 PM
^That. And i started Oakland over Seattle today on defense cause i thought it was the better matchiup and Seattle dominated and Oakland got -3. And i faced Reggie Bush AND CJ Spiller.

Dutchrudder
09-16-2012, 07:38 PM
I usually play the waiver wire each week for a DST, so this past week I dropped Buffalo (-1 last week) for Oakland, who got -1 this week. Still going to win with 148 to 115, but that was just a dumb mistake. Buffalo was worth about 18 in that league.

Joeycharp89
09-16-2012, 09:18 PM
Larry Fitzgerald's state line:

1 reception, 4 yards. :(

I saw that, just wow...

Joeycharp89
09-16-2012, 10:37 PM
I'm also glad to see I'm not the only one who got screwed by Oakland. Or was I screwed by Reggie Bush? I guess both :/

I think I'm just gonna make a habit of not underestimating the Dolphins, unless they are facing a team with a good pass rush.

powda
09-17-2012, 11:17 AM
Fantasy woes so fare =

Fred Jackson
Ahmad Bradshaw
Greg Jennings
Pierre Garcon

I had a knack for drafting injuries this year I guess. :gun:

beerlover
09-17-2012, 11:27 AM
have no worry's this year not playing :brando:

dc_txtech
09-17-2012, 12:05 PM
I completely forgot to replace Garcon with Amendola. I knew Garcon wasn't going to play and told myself I was gonna put in Danny as soon as I finished whatever it was I was doing. Didn't realize it until I saw the game start on stat-tracker.

Looks like it's gonna be the difference in the game too. Hoping for lots of ATL field goals tonight.

Joeycharp89
09-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Fantasy woes so fare =

Fred Jackson


I didn't have Fred, but now I have an idea of what happens when you don't draft a handcuff for these top tier injury prone running backs, cause one of our guys decided to actually draft CJ in the draft and now he's balling pretty hard and the guy with Fred Jackson is struggling to stay afloat.

Dutchrudder
09-17-2012, 01:14 PM
I have a combo of Adrian Peterson and Fred Jackson in two leagues, but I didn't get Spiller in either of them. I did get Toby Gerhart as a handcuff in each of those... :( I should have known to get Spiller though, he really is explosive, as we saw at the end of last season. I just couldn't bring myself to spend a 8-9th on him when I got guys like Reggie Wayne and Malcolm Floyd there. Was hoping to get him later, but he was gone by the 10th.

Brandon420tx
09-17-2012, 02:44 PM
I started Danny Amendola in place of Greg Jennings in a PPR, I've scored 189 points good enough to put me 40 points over the next highest scorer ... except the guy I'm playing who has a whopping 219 points off of huge games from RGIII and Reggie Bush and the giants god damn come from behind win giving Hakeem Nicks a monstrous 41 points in our format. The only person I have left to play is Jaquizz Rodgers for the falcons, so I've very likely to cross the 200 mark, way way way over the 3rd place guy, but I still won win. Utter Bull****

Say Watt
09-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Well, I have CJ Spiller and Darren Sproles starting for me and have Matt Ryan playing tonight. I'm at 156 points this week. Winner winner chicken dinner.

powda
09-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Those injuries are the difference for me easily. Lost by small enough margins. Additionally. I seem to have faced the higher scoring opponents early where suffering injuries hurts most. Sucks to be snake bit and im wondering who i'll lose next week.

Vinny
09-17-2012, 05:58 PM
I had a huge week in most of my fantasy games...on the Pick'em, not so good. I will say that the league changes from year to year and it takes about 6 games to figure out who's good and who is really good in a given year. Right now, break out players continue to break out, some just flash...all in all I loved this weekend and all the upsets and great play by some of the younger stars. Great stuff.

Scooter
09-17-2012, 06:34 PM
my runningbacks are chris johnson and fred jackson. i'll see yall next season.

gtexan02
09-19-2012, 04:39 PM
I've got Reggie, Peterson and Trent Richardson. All went fairly late in my draft. Pretty happy so far

gwallaia
09-19-2012, 04:56 PM
I had Eli Manning starting for me last week and was dismayed to see his early 3 ints while my bench QB's were looking pretty good. But ol' Eli threw for 510 yards and 3tds and bailed me out.

thunderkyss
09-19-2012, 08:45 PM
I completely forgot to replace Garcon with Amendola. I knew Garcon wasn't going to play and told myself I was gonna put in Danny as soon as I finished whatever it was I was doing. Didn't realize it until I saw the game start on stat-tracker.

Looks like it's gonna be the difference in the game too. Hoping for lots of ATL field goals tonight.

Who the heck is Amendola?

I was out of town, so I had a friend draft for me. Amendola was one of my receivers, I didn't know him, he had a bad week one, so I dropped him & picked up Alshon Jeffry.

Then Amendola goes off & Cutler has a "Cutler" moment.... argh!!

dc_txtech
09-19-2012, 09:23 PM
Danny Amendola, 4th year WR out of Texas Tech. He had 85 catches two seasons ago and was Bradford's favorite target. Last season he had a season ending injury in week one.

This year he looks like a ppr stud.

majestrate
09-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Barden!!!!! (http://wheaton.ytmnd.com) (I have Cruz :/)

powda
09-23-2012, 02:19 PM
Week 3 update:

1 fantasy team...injuries =

fred jackson
ahmad bradshaw
cj spiller
greg jennings
pierre garcon

Are you f*@+$&# kidding me?

G27RR
09-23-2012, 02:40 PM
I've got him on my team too, but at least Spiller got some points before the injury. Horrible luck you're having though.

majestrate
09-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Week 3 update:

1 fantasy team...injuries =

fred jackson
ahmad bradshaw
cj spiller
greg jennings
pierre garcon

Are you f*@+$&# kidding me?
Please drop any of the following players you may have on your roster:

RG3
Rivers
Tannehill
Bush (already hurt, dammit!!)
BJGE
Cruz
Demaryius Thomas
Brandon Myers

Thanks,
maj

Brandon420tx
09-23-2012, 05:56 PM
All of my guys decided to only get points in 1 half of football. Seriously it was either the first half or the second half they got all their points. I had potential to get well over 200 points today but I'm only sitting at 170 thanks to my fricken kicker going off

Joeycharp89
09-24-2012, 12:21 AM
I want to contribute to this thread again, but this week I screwed myself instead of dumb luck. I put in Brandon Gibson in at Flex, and kept Torrey Smith on my bench. Then I lost by 3 points. Gibson had 1.9 pts. Smith I believe is 25+... What was I thinking?

Dutchrudder
09-24-2012, 11:29 PM
Had the Packers DST and Aaron Rodgers going tonight, needed 19 points to win, got 18. I was up prior to the extra point being kicked on that bull**** TD call, but once they kicked the XP, I lost 2 points. Tied my opponent at 83... No gif can convey my anger right now, but this one is pretty good:

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr14/themishkin/GIFs/pD3EQ.gif

Oh, and I lost another game where I only need 18 points from Rodgers, Nelson and the Packers DST to win. Got 15, lousy ****s.

powda
09-27-2012, 04:48 PM
Go ahead and add beanie wells to my list of injuries. Amazing. I should win a prize for picking all hurt players.

Dutchrudder
09-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Go ahead and add beanie wells to my list of injuries. Amazing. I should win a prize for picking all hurt players.

I have not been unfortunate like yourself, but if I had a team with that many injuries I would rename it, "Every Given Sunday"

axman40
09-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Go ahead and add beanie wells to my list of injuries. Amazing. I should win a prize for picking all hurt players.
Have you changed your team name to the Walking Wounded or M*A*S*H?
:goodluck:

powda
09-27-2012, 07:42 PM
Have you changed your team name to the Walking Wounded or M*A*S*H?
:goodluck:

I liked your suggestion so much I just changed my team name to mash.

TexanSam
10-01-2012, 10:41 PM
I had Michael Turner AND Alfred Morris on the bench this week. :(

Brandon420tx
10-08-2012, 02:28 AM
I give up. When the always reliable Jimmy Graham gets you 1.4 points it's time to quit

Dutchrudder
10-08-2012, 10:22 AM
I had Michael Turner AND Alfred Morris on the bench this week. :(

Why? Who are your other RBs?

powda
10-14-2012, 02:15 PM
Update:

Fred jackson
rashard jennings
ahmad bradshaw
cj spiller
greg jennings
pierre garcon
beanie wells
jerome simpson
Donald brown
demarco murry

These are the collective injuries for ONE fantasy team...and the games today are just getting started. According to the red bearded ******* in the blue suit fantasy football is fun. It's not. Shoot me in the face.

TexanSam
10-14-2012, 02:30 PM
I started Turner and he hasn't done a damn thing. Reggie Wayne was shut down and Witten is invisible. If I play FF next year its going to be a free league. Having money involved doesn't even make it fun.

Playoffs
10-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Just call me "Contra"... I'm a great contra-indicator for my players.

If I start them, the guys on the bench blow up & the starters get frozen out of the endzone. http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/public/style_emoticons/default/russian-roulette-smiley.gif

powda
10-15-2012, 05:48 AM
Update:

Fred jackson
rashard jennings
ahmad bradshaw
cj spiller
greg jennings
pierre garcon
beanie wells
jerome simpson
Donald brown
demarco murry

These are the collective injuries for ONE fantasy team...and the games today are just getting started. According to the red bearded ******* in the blue suit fantasy football is fun. It's not. Shoot me in the face.

http://www.adweek.com/files/imagecache/node-blog/blogs/nfl_serious_fun.jpg

"I hate you."

dc_txtech
10-15-2012, 09:03 AM
Watching the Texans get demolished on national television and being pissed as hell but knowing that the Packers just won me both my fantasy games.

It was a special kind of hell.

Seņor Stan
10-15-2012, 09:32 AM
Watching the Texans get demolished on national television and being pissed as hell but knowing that the Packers just won me both my fantasy games.

It was a special kind of hell.

I benched Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson this week against the Texans. I really thought the Texans were going to lock them down...

I started Vick instead so I still won, but I left 70+ points on the bench

:wadepalm:

Dutchrudder
10-15-2012, 11:17 AM
Watching the Texans get demolished on national television and being pissed as hell but knowing that the Packers just won me both my fantasy games.

It was a special kind of hell.

Ditto, had Rodgers and Nelson in two leagues where I was behind. Those two alone blew out one of my opponents :D

Playoffs
10-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Had Jordy on the bench, which made him an auto-start in all formats. http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8177203/64c/Picture-Box/Epic-facepalm.jpg

SCOTTexans
10-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Watching the Texans get demolished on national television and being pissed as hell but knowing that the Packers just won me both my fantasy games.

It was a special kind of hell.

I needed Jody Nelson to have a bad game.... i had 2 kinds of hell :banghead:

Mr. White
10-15-2012, 03:49 PM
I benched Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson this week against the Texans. I really thought the Texans were going to lock them down...

I started Vick instead so I still won, but I left 70+ points on the bench

:wadepalm:

That's the thing that's tough about playing matchups. There's a 50% chance you're going to get it wrong.

Seems like I've been getting it wrong 100% of the time this season.

majestrate
10-15-2012, 04:27 PM
I needed Jody Nelson to have a bad game.... i had 2 kinds of hell :banghead:
This. Jordy Nelson got 41 points in my bigger league. I have Rivers and Demaryius Thomas going tonight, he only has Prater left. I'm down, 116-171. If Rivers has a game similar to what Josh Freeman did yesterday, and Thomas has a game similar to last week, then I've got a shot at winning.

Come on shoot-out with Thomas being the primary target!

SCOTTexans
10-15-2012, 04:56 PM
This. Jordy Nelson got 41 points in my bigger league. I have Rivers and Demaryius Thomas going tonight, he only has Prater left. I'm down, 116-171. If Rivers has a game similar to what Josh Freeman did yesterday, and Thomas has a game similar to last week, then I've got a shot at winning.

Come on shoot-out with Thomas being the primary target!

I'm down by 30... I need Ryan Mathews and Malcom Floyd to dominate...

Joeycharp89
10-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Bye week for Drew Brees and the best bye week QB I could find was Sanchez v the Colts. I wish my league-mates knew how to do counter trades. I can't get any trades going with them.

SCOTTexans
10-21-2012, 02:59 PM
The BYE week is killing me... So i picked up Santana Moss 60 yards and 2 TD so far... Awesome

SCOTTexans
10-30-2012, 08:11 AM
Won by .32 points last week... Lost by .62 points this week...

D@mn you Karma... :bat:

Ryan
11-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Already in a big hole thanks to playing against the SD defense in both of my leagues.

Say Watt
11-03-2012, 03:59 PM
The woes have really hit me. Take a look at the players on my team: Greg Jennings, Darren Sproles, Amendola, MJD, Jimmy Graham, CJ Spiller, Jeremy Maclin

The one common denominator: they have been or currently are injured!!!

My team is snake bit.

corytx8
11-03-2012, 07:17 PM
Jimmy Gramm came back decent last week. Greg Jennings has been a huge disappointment for me, I finally dropped him. The cardinals have been hurting me that last couple weeks.

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Joeycharp89
11-04-2012, 03:14 PM
Steve Jackson, why you getting slowly replaced? Why must you announce early on you aren't extending your contract >.< Had my lowest scoring week last week. Traded D. THomas for a desparate need at RB (Rashad Jennings, ugh), but I traded him to the guy I was playing because I didn't think Thomas would do *that* well. Wouldn't have made a difference with how my team played anyway...

Ryan
11-04-2012, 05:50 PM
I'm playing against Doug Martin.

Say Watt
11-04-2012, 06:34 PM
I traded away Doug Martin...

JCTexan
11-04-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm playing against Doug Martin.

I have Doug Martin, Brandon Marshall & Aaron Rodgers. They have 109 of my 185 total points this week. :smiliedance:

Joeycharp89
11-04-2012, 07:24 PM
I have Doug Martin, Brandon Marshall & Aaron Rodgers. They have 109 of my 185 total points this week. :smiliedance:

Dear god. I have Marshal, playing against Rodgers. The game is *very* close right now.

texanprincess
11-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Jimmy Gramm came back decent last week. Greg Jennings has been a huge disappointment for me, I finally dropped him. The cardinals have been hurting me that last couple weeks.

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I feel your pain with G Jennings...he's on my team too. And this week I was bitten by the bye week...my best (not) replacement..Brandon Weeden...think he ended with 2 FPTS today. Bout ready to throw in the towel...

Seņor Stan
11-09-2012, 01:24 PM
With Aaron Rodgers on bye week, I dropped my back up and picked up Andrew Luck on waivers going against Jacksonville. I thought I was a genius when he had over 20pts with 2 rushing TDs...until...he threw a pick and then fumbled on a sack. He ended up with less points at the end of the game than he had midway through the 2nd quarter.

Bastid!!!

Joeycharp89
11-12-2012, 07:38 PM
I benched Steven Jackson this week, and I due to a series of unfortunate incidents I had no access to a computer or my phone to take Owen Daniels out of my starting line-up. What have I done....

Dutchrudder
11-28-2012, 08:01 AM
I hate it when some crap team who has been without hope of making playoffs for weeks picks up the guy who you need to replace an injured player.

dc_txtech
11-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Make it ten bucks per an add. Makes you really think about each move you make.

Scooter
11-28-2012, 03:45 PM
I hate it when some crap team who has been without hope of making playoffs for weeks picks up the guy who you need to replace an injured player.

like the 2-9 'ol dutch rudders probably knocking me out of the playoffs with bryce brown? :kitten:

Dutchrudder
11-28-2012, 04:45 PM
like the 2-9 'ol dutch rudders probably knocking me out of the playoffs with bryce brown? :kitten:

I have no idea what this means. If you're in Vinny's league, then I think you got it backwards, I'm 9-3 and in first place. I did lose MacGahee though and didn't pick up Moreno. Went with Hillman because he had actually played this year, but apparently Moreno will be the lead back. Really hurts to miss out on him in one of my leagues because I don't have a viable third RB and the guy that got him was 5-7 with no chance of making the playoffs.

Scooter
11-28-2012, 04:51 PM
huh, i guess it's someone else using the name - lucky's nfl.com league. oops :rake:

Lucky
11-28-2012, 07:04 PM
huh, i guess it's someone else using the name - lucky's nfl.com league. oops :rake:
That's not my league. I'm in the Steel Blue league with Dutch and Vinny.

Scooter
11-28-2012, 07:55 PM
texanlucky13's league.

dc_txtech
11-29-2012, 11:36 AM
texanlucky13's league.

You been drinkin too much bourbon again Scoot?

:spit:

Scooter
11-29-2012, 12:35 PM
apparently. this thread is just kicking my butt lol.

gwallaia
11-29-2012, 10:41 PM
I really need to stop playing Fantasy Football. I have outsmarted myself again by dropping the Atlanta defense anticipating a shoot-out against the Saints. The Falcons respond by intercepting Drew Brees 5 times.

I picked up the Cleveland defense in hopes that would shut down the woeful Raiders.

This will be my last year playing Fantasy Football.

powda
11-30-2012, 09:41 PM
I really need to stop playing Fantasy Football. I have outsmarted myself again by dropping the Atlanta defense anticipating a shoot-out against the Saints. The Falcons respond by intercepting Drew Brees 5 times.

I picked up the Cleveland defense in hopes that would shut down the woeful Raiders.

This will be my last year playing Fantasy Football.

I will be revisiting this next season. The whole thing is projection and pot luck. I went 1-5 to start the season and have since gone 5-1. I really didnt change my approach. Same players...same management and the health of my players hasnt changed much.

Say Watt
11-30-2012, 11:34 PM
I will be revisiting this next season. The whole thing is projection and pot luck. I went 1-5 to start the season and have since gone 5-1. I really didnt change my approach. Same players...same management and the health of my players hasnt changed much.

I agree to an extent. It isn't just pot luck. I've won my league two years in a row and am in the playoffs again this year beating my opponent right now. I don't think I'm necessarily going to win, but I have made some pretty dang good draft picks and trades that have gotten me those championships. I traded for Cam last season, drafted Arian in the 5th round two years ago, traded for MJD last year, drafted CJ Spiller and Doug Martin (who I traded away but then traded back for him), etc. Yes, there is definitely some luck involved for example my friend finished third in points for. His ranking: dead last. It seemed every week his opponent had a dominant week. That is ****ty luck. But drafting well and making savvy trades is far from luck.

Anyway, good luck to everyone!

powda
12-01-2012, 01:19 AM
I agree to an extent. It isn't just pot luck. I've won my league two years in a row and am in the playoffs again this year beating my opponent right now. I don't think I'm necessarily going to win, but I have made some pretty dang good draft picks and trades that have gotten me those championships. I traded for Cam last season, drafted Arian in the 5th round two years ago, traded for MJD last year, drafted CJ Spiller and Doug Martin (who I traded away but then traded back for him), etc. Yes, there is definitely some luck involved for example my friend finished third in points for. His ranking: dead last. It seemed every week his opponent had a dominant week. That is ****ty luck. But drafting well and making savvy trades is far from luck.

Anyway, good luck to everyone!

My opinion sounds a bit more extreme then I would like. If you played in a 12 man league I would break it down into tiers. The top 4 owners are doing things right for instance, but their rankings amongst one another is luck. Who in that tier had the least injuries and least points scored against them? How did bye weeks effect them...etc.

In my league we have certain people who are always good owners and a handfull of baby seals. I would say good management / draft *should* get you to the playoffs. Once in the playoffs where its do or die...luck plays a huge role. Take brees this past week as an example. Normally he's nails all season long...1 performance like that in fantasy playoffs and the owner is likely out.

Say Watt
12-01-2012, 03:38 AM
My opinion sounds a bit more extreme then I would like. If you played in a 12 man league I would break it down into tiers. The top 4 owners are doing things right for instance, but their rankings amongst one another is luck. Who in that tier had the least injuries and least points scored against them? How did bye weeks effect them...etc.

In my league we have certain people who are always good owners and a handfull of baby seals. I would say good management / draft *should* get you to the playoffs. Once in the playoffs where its do or die...luck plays a huge role. Take brees this past week as an example. Normally he's nails all season long...1 performance like that in fantasy playoffs and the owner is likely out.

Great points. Certainly cannot disagree especially about luck in the playoffs. I won the finals two years ago by 1 point and a year ago by like 3 points. Definitely a little luck there.