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So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by dead_poet » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:09 am

Share your stories of triumph or hardship. Good luck to those in the fantasy playoffs!

Money league finish: 9-4 (#3 seed)

#2 in total points scored
2 trades; 19 acquisitions

Roster (start and present)

QBs (Start): Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Bradford
QBs (Present): Eli Manning, Tim Tebow

RB (Start): Ray Rice, Darren McFadden, Tim Hightower, Danny Woodhead
RBs (Present): Ray Rice, Darren McFadden, Steven Jackson, Kendall Hunter

WRs (Start): Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Bowe, DeSean Jackson, A.J. Green, Roy Williams, Pierre Garcon
WRs (Present): Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Bowe, A.J. Green, Victor Cruz, Antonio Brown, Laurent Robinson, Denarius Moore

TEs (Start): Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez
TEs (Present) Same

DEF (Start): Ravens, Falcons
DEF (Present): Ravens

K (Start): Mason Crosby
K (Present): David Akers

Best move(s): Claiming Victor Cruz & Laurent Robinson, getting Brandon Marshall in round 7 and Gronkowski in Round 8.
Worst move(s): Not handcuffing McFadden, trading away CJ (for Steven Jackson), not taking a flier on Cam after poorly drafting QBs, claiming Battle over DeMarco Murray

Other league finish: 9-4 (#2 seed) --started 1-3 thanks large in part to Arian Foster injury

#1 in total points scored
1 trade
24 acquisitions

Roster (start and present)

QBs (Start): Matt Schaub, Matthew Stafford
QBs (Present): Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo

RBs (Start): Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Tim Hightower, Brandon Jacobs
RBs (Present): Arian Foster, DeMarco Murray, C.J. Spiller, Willis McGahee

WRs (Start): Larry Fitzgerald, Percy Harvin, Julio Jones, Lee Evans
WRs (Present) Larry Fitzgerald, Hackeem Nicks, Percy Harvin, Julio Jones

TEs (Start): Jermichael Finley
TEs (Present): Same

DEF (Start): Falcons
DEF (Present): Broncos

K (Start): Janikowski
K (Present): Same

Best move(s): Adding DeMarco Murray & Romo on waivers (and it's not bad having added Spiller and McGahee off waivers either) trading for Nicks
Worst move(s): Not adding Gronkowski when he was suddenly dropped due to limited bench space, not jumping on Cam
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by purple guy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:08 pm

I made the playoffs, have the 2nd best record in my league, but the best was another guy in my division, so Im a wild card.

QB Manning and Palmer

RBs Foster, Gore, J Stewart

WRs Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Victor Cruz, Vincent Jackson

TEs Vernon Davis and Greg Olsen

Kicker Hanson-Detroit

Defenses Pittsburg and Denver.


I picked up Jordy Nelson and Victor Cruz up off waivers, bith turned out to be studs. I started with Cutler and Matt Ryan at QB, but traded Ryan and Jennings for V Jackson and Eli.

It was a fun year for me, and I think Ill win my league, the guy ahead of me had Forte and Shaub, I play him this week, and while his back ups are pretty good, I think Ill win. My WRs are NUTS.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by Hamburglar » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:00 pm

in a league I don't care about I'm 9-4 after losing Forte & Fred Jackson (have Ray Rice but I'm done).

One league with friends I'm 11-1 but that one's boring, barely getting by without Peterson.

The one that I actually wanted to win I'm 7-5 on a 4 game losing streak. I had the 7th pick, drafted J. Charles, Megatron, Phillip Rivers, Reggie Wayne, and Dallas Clark in the first 5 rounds (it was before Manning had his 3rd surgery). One guy drafted Manning at 10 overall lol.

Best moves: Drafting Fred Jackson as my #4 RB, drafting Stafford late with the idea that I would trade him when he put up numbers after a few weeks

My worst moves: trading Stafford instead of Rivers for Roddy White early in the season, being aggressive on the waiver wire for the wrong people lol... Like E Sanders instead of A. Brown, Manningham instead of Cruz, D Thomas instead of D Murray.

Fred Jackson & Calvin Johnson carried the team for a while but Jackson's gone and CJ isn't producing like he should and I'm fighting for the 4th playoff spot. Oh, and my tight end just got suspended. So let's go Damien Williams, Spiller and Dustin Keller!
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by S197 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:37 pm

1st place at 10-3. 12-man league.

QB: Newton and Freeman
RB: Ray Rice, Beanie Wells, Michael Jenkins, Demarco Murray (previously Jonathan Stewart)
WR: Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Lost Kenny Britt to I/R, been rotating backups but right now Santana Moss & DHB
TE: Fred Davis and Vernon Davis
K: Cundiff
D: Varies

We have a flex player so I usually start 3 RB's along with my 2 WR's since I have good depth at RB.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by purple guy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:50 pm

S197 wrote:1st place at 10-3. 12-man league.

QB: Newton and Freeman
RB: Ray Rice, Beanie Wells, Michael Jenkins, Demarco Murray (previously Jonathan Stewart)
WR: Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Lost Kenny Britt to I/R, been rotating backups but right now Santana Moss & DHB
TE: Fred Davis and Vernon Davis
K: Cundiff
D: Varies

We have a flex player so I usually start 3 RB's along with my 2 WR's since I have good depth at RB.

I had the EXACT same TEs as you, I almost never picked the right guy each week, luckily my RBs and WRs made up for my bad line up at TE! Both are solid, but wildly inconsistent IMO.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by S197 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:30 pm

Davis has been pretty solid down the stretch except for this past week. Luckily I had a bye since I was in 1st place.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by Cliff » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:13 pm

I play in 3 leagues.

In the first one I had no chance. Finished 9th of 12.

Second one, I was at 6th place this week and in position to make the playoffs. I started Peterson earlier in the week and forgot to adjust it. Heath Miller got me -1 points. I lost 120 to 121 and it dropped me out of the playoffs.

The one I'm in at work I've got 2nd place and a playoff spot.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by Now its our time » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:33 pm

I won the championship in my friend's league. Didn't do so hot in VMB league. Dang Autopick :(
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by dead_poet » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:53 pm

Got creamed in the second-to-last round in my $$ league (dude had Calvin Johnson and Roddy White and my guys — like Eli Manning — had their worst week). Playing for third (which is still in the $). My fun league I'm in the championship. Figures.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by S197 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:44 pm

I had Calvin Johnson so I won, although I didn't really need him, won 140-62. I've pretty much dominated the league, 11-3, with about 200 more total points than the next person. Too bad all it takes is one bad week to lose it all. Worst part is I'm going up against AD next week.

Oh yeah, and the girl I'm playing knows hardly anything about football and I helped her draft her team. It's the perfect setup to lose.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by purple guy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:15 am

I, surprisingly, made the championship game. I had Eli, who absolutely sucked, but Calvin and A Foster helped make up some of the slack. Helped that the guy I played had Forte (out) and Big Ben, lol. I beat him with my lowest scoring for weeks, 94-77. Ive been over 100 every week except 2, and this was his first week under 100 all season.

Now, Im wondering if I start Tebow over Eli. Tebow is a pathetic excuse for a QB, but he gets fantasy points every week???
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by dead_poet » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:52 am

purple guy wrote:I, surprisingly, made the championship game. I had Eli, who absolutely sucked, but Calvin and A Foster helped make up some of the slack. Helped that the guy I played had Forte (out) and Big Ben, lol. I beat him with my lowest scoring for weeks, 94-77. Ive been over 100 every week except 2, and this was his first week under 100 all season.

Now, Im wondering if I start Tebow over Eli. Tebow is a pathetic excuse for a QB, but he gets fantasy points every week???
I'm starting Tebow over Eli this week. Not that it means much. I should've started him last week.
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by S197 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:22 pm

I'm starting:

QB: Cam Newton
RB: Ray Rice, Beanie Wells
Flex: Michael Turner
WR: Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall
TE: Vernon Davis
K: Janikowsky
D: Pitt

On the bench I have Santana Moss, Heyward-Bey, and Donald Brown who all had good weeks but the above has been my primarily starters. DeMarco Murray was a starter until I/R, as was Kenny Britt early in the season. Also lost Fred Davis to suspension. Never started Pitt but I figure their matchup is favorable against the Rams.

My only problem with Turner is it's a PPR league and he doesn't catch the football. I think I have it set right but willing to hear any opinions!
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by purple guy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:31 pm

dead_poet wrote: I'm starting Tebow over Eli this week. Not that it means much. I should've started him last week.
I think Ill start Tebow too, Eli vs the Jets could be bad. What 3 WRs would you start. Calvin, V Jackson, Cruz, and Jordy Nelson. I have Cruz on the bench cuz the Jets secondary is pretty good, but I see Jackson is nicked up a bit???
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Re: So, did you make the playoffs?

Post by dead_poet » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:25 pm

purple guy wrote:What 3 WRs would you start. Calvin, V Jackson, Cruz, and Jordy Nelson. I have Cruz on the bench cuz the Jets secondary is pretty good, but I see Jackson is nicked up a bit???
Tough call. I'd go Calvin, V-Jax and Nelson. Keep checking Jackson's practice reports. Cruz should be a decent play if it appears Jackson is at far less than 100% (Revis should be on Nicks). But, again, you're picking between four WR1s...so it's probably splitting hairs.
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