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Postby bmault » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:00 am

My brother, our commish is locked into 1st place with a first round bye. After crunching some numbers, it looks like he will have a tough matchup in the 2nd round. If he puts in a weaker lineup and loses, he has a potentially better matchup come the 2nd round and that leaves me facing two stronger teams in the 2nd round as I may get the 2nd place bye. Is it wrong for him to start a lesser lineup, or am I just pissed becuase I may play better teams? Any help would be great!
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Postby Matthias » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:05 am

See this thread: http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=304991

Upshot: play to win. Every week.
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Postby Munboy » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:11 pm

Matthias wrote:See this thread: http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=304991

Upshot: play to win. Every week.


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Postby TaDa » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:25 pm

Nothing wrong with strategy. He is tanking so that he can have a better chance of winning it all. Nothing wrong with that.
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Postby EagleFan68 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:36 pm

TaDa wrote:Nothing wrong with strategy. He is tanking so that he can have a better chance of winning it all. Nothing wrong with that.


Agreed,
I was thining of doing the same thing because it looks like I am going to have to face LT2 in the first week of the playoffs

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Postby jdsun1 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:41 pm

If you win the league because of this and have a shot at LT next year at the number 1 draft spot then you have to do everything you can. NO player in football is more dominate....In my league first place gets first pick the prior year and I know who I'd like to have. :-)
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Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:02 pm

jdsun1 wrote:If you win the league because of this and have a shot at LT next year at the number 1 draft spot then you have to do everything you can. NO player in football is more dominate....In my league first place gets first pick the prior year and I know who I'd like to have. :-)


That's just bad. Last place teams are out of it every year once they lose :-t

As for the original post, why don't you just throw the game too? Not sure if I understand you situation fully so I don't have a great picture of what the standings look like (kinda skimmed the post).
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Postby skibrett15 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:53 pm

Hey, if the colts can do it, why not him? I got no problem with that strategy. As long as something is a strategy it's fine in my book. That strategy has two chances to backfire... and two chances it turns out like he plans:

1) He tries to tank the game, but accidentally wins then loses to the "tougher matchup"
2) He tanks the game, but loses the "easier matchup" when he would have won the other one.
3) He tries to tank the game, but accidentally wins then he wins what he thinks is the "tougher matchup"
4) He tanks the game, and wins the "easier matchup"
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Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:19 am

TaDa wrote:Nothing wrong with strategy. He is tanking so that he can have a better chance of winning it all. Nothing wrong with that.


Exactly.
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