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Re: Article Ideas

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:17 am

Im going to do a piece on Greg Olsen as a sleeper TE for week 7 and beyond. Should be done by tomorrow afternoon and turned in for edits, etc. This will be my first article, so I might need some help with the submission system etc, but if I do I will holler! Keep your eyes peeled for it tomorrow!
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby joejlitz » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:02 pm

Hey guys,

I just starting writing and I like it. Unfortunately, the ideas aren't coming. Anyone got any ideas for a good FF story?

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Re: Article Ideas

Postby scottaa1 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:20 pm

joejlitz wrote:Hey guys,

I just starting writing and I like it. Unfortunately, the ideas aren't coming. Anyone got any ideas for a good FF story?

Litz



While we have a thread about RBs, their backups, and other considerations, I'd love to read more about the fantasy wisdom of handcuff RB draft picks, and when to take them and when to not. I know that's a broad topic that is already somewhat addressed elsewhere. But there's alot of 'should maybe' and 'should think about' type information. I'm not sure if there's a good article angle in there or not. I've personally begged off on handcuffs in the past; could you argue for or against drafting handcuffs at all? I realize that it's a rather open-ended topic. Just throwing the idea out there.
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby treat24 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:36 pm

joejlitz wrote:Hey guys,

I just starting writing and I like it. Unfortunately, the ideas aren't coming. Anyone got any ideas for a good FF story?

Litz


wanna do a writeup on the 10 team mock we just did? :-D
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby joejlitz » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:23 pm

treat24 wrote:
joejlitz wrote:Hey guys,

I just starting writing and I like it. Unfortunately, the ideas aren't coming. Anyone got any ideas for a good FF story?

Litz


wanna do a writeup on the 10 team mock we just did? :-D


Maybe...where is it?

What kind of things are we talking? Analysis of the best teams/worst team? Best value pick? Worst value pick?

BTW, I can't look at your Avatar without thinking I am actually hearing from Dexter. :-S
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby treat24 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:31 pm

joejlitz wrote:
treat24 wrote:
joejlitz wrote:Hey guys,

I just starting writing and I like it. Unfortunately, the ideas aren't coming. Anyone got any ideas for a good FF story?

Litz


wanna do a writeup on the 10 team mock we just did? :-D


Maybe...where is it?

What kind of things are we talking? Analysis of the best teams/worst team? Best value pick? Worst value pick?

BTW, I can't look at your Avatar without thinking I am actually hearing from Dexter. :-S


I am fine with you thinking I am Dexter :-b

and yes, any of the above... any bit of write up to go with the mock that you want. Writer's decision :)

"Analysis of the best teams/worst team? Best value pick? Worst value pick?" are great ideas for it...

Here is the code for the table I made:

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Thanks to everyone that participated in this mock!      


It was a 10 team mock. Standard Scoring (pass: 4pt td, 1/25yds ... run/rec: 6pt td, 1/10yds).

Starting Lineup: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, K, D

here as an image i took of the mock if you wanna use it to get an idea.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6447/79347026tz2.png

It is completely your call man. I can write up a little something this weekend at some point. I'm just not that great at it and don't enjoy it. I like mocking, I like coding excel sheets to output the tables... but not the writing part. It's the reason I asked around for help writing the barometer last year.

Just shoot me a PM and let me know, It doesn't matter either way, no worries at all... all up to you :-)
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby joejlitz » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:41 am

Yeah - I'll take a stab at this.

I also had my own "ephiphany" this morning. I suppose I'll write 3 Players You Don't Want on Your FF Team and 3 Players to Take a Chance On.

Madison - With the season starting up soon and most drafts taking place or about to take place, I'll try to kick these out this weekend.

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Re: Article Ideas

Postby tistewart » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:39 pm

I have an idea for a humor article related to the names selected for fantasy teams. Not sure if that angle has been used before. What do you think?
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Re: Article Ideas

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:38 pm

I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that I will be writing the Tuesday Morning Quarterback every week again this season, though I might not have time to start it until around week 3 (when baseball ends), but I hope to have time for both. Let me know if you guys have any ideas for things I should add/improve upon/etc ;-D

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Re: Article Ideas

Postby PhillyEagle » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:55 pm

This really isn't much of an article idea but it is at least idea (stolen from CBS I'll admit -- although I haven't seen them do it in a long time) that could be added to the bottom of another article.

After each week, find good fantasy players that were worth starting but didn't have a great week and say "Your team might of looked great if you started these players...but you probably lost"

Then do the exact opposite. Find players that weren't started in many leagues but had a great game. So if a terrible WR happens to go for 70 yards and 2 TDs they would be worth putting on this "team".

For example. Assuming that Peyton Manning, Clinton Portis, Marshawn Lynch, Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, Gates, Vikings D all had bad weeks...you would say...

"Your stacked team probably lost if it looked like this for week 1..."
  • QB - Mannning (1 TD, 3 INT, 190 yards passing)
  • RB - Portis (0 TD, 69 yards rushing, 1 FL)
  • RB - Lynch (0 TD, 23 yards rushing, 11 yards receiving)
  • WR - Johnson (1 catch, 15 yards)
  • WR - Owens (3 catches, 36 yards)
  • TE - Gates (2 catches, 13 yards)
  • D - Vikings (35 pts against, 1 sack, 370 yards given up)

"Surprisingly if your team looked like this week 1 you probably would have won..."
  • QB - Garcia (3 TDs, 0 INT, 340 yards passing)
  • RB - Perry (2 TDs, 115 yards)
  • RB - Forte (1 TD, 97 yards)
  • WR - Avant (1 TD, 88 yards)
  • WR - Gaffney (2 TDs, 61 yards)
  • TE - Baker (1 TD, 55 yards)
  • D - Rams (14 pts against, 3 sacks, 2 INTs, 190 yards given up)


I haven't seen CBS run that idea since the beginning of fantasy last year, but when they did do it I always thought it was interesting to see. It kind of shows that every week there are studs that have terrible weeks, and there are guys that put up stud like numbers even though they were on most bunches.

This idea wouldn't be enough to warrant it's own article obviously, but if somebody does a recap of Week 1 or something then it could be added to the bottom of the article has just a small/nice feature.
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