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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:55 pm

I was just reading through all the "not setting a lineup" threads, and I thought of something.

In one of my leagues, a few months ago, my only QB option was Bruce Gradkowski (playing in the 40 MPH wind @ the Meadowlands when the G-Men were playing well).

Would it have been acceptable to leave my QB spot empty if I believed my QB would get me negative points and hurt my team?

Or would this be somehow wrong, unethical, etc.?
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Postby Matthias » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:59 pm

That's perfectly acceptable.

At the end of the day, it's not really individual tactics or manuevers that you want to ban. Because there's some instances (like this) where you may have a legitimate, pro-competitive reason to do something normally bad. And you may have a nefarious reason for doing something normally acceptable. So what you really want to evaluate is what is the person trying to accomplish? And here you would be trying to be pro-competition. So it's fine.
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Postby TaDa » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:24 pm

I think it's perfectly acceptable.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:31 pm

If you legiatmently think it is going to help your team to do so, it is fine.
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Postby beanoX3 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:20 pm

I left my TE spot empty in one week earlier this season because my TE was on bye and I felt that no one on my roster was expendable for a bye week fill-in at TE.

So leaving a spot empty intentionally is no problem IMO. Another story if a spot is left empy all year though.
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Postby Azrael » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:36 pm

This is acceptable because you are trying to help your team win. All the other threads are about losing on purpose.
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Postby benb18a » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:03 pm

beanoX3 wrote:I left my TE spot empty in one week earlier this season because my TE was on bye and I felt that no one on my roster was expendable for a bye week fill-in at TE.


I did the same EXACT thing with Crumpler. At that point, noboy was injured, and all of my players would get picked up for sure, so I went the week without him. I ended up losing by 20+ anyway... and boy am I glad I didn't drop Crumpler. He is a main reason my team is in first place. I have yet to lose a game in which he scores.
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Postby MatthewGeological » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:25 pm

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this...
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Postby Thursday » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:33 pm

I agree with all others. Think about Grossman vs. Arizona so many Mondays ago, where, in one league, he racked up -13 points! I'm sure that owner would love to have benched his QB for that game. Funny thing is, he already had his game wrapped up, and kept Grossman in for extra points, and ended up losing because of him! So yeah, it's a perfectly acceptable strategy.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:12 pm

nothing wrong with that. ive started no tight end/defense due to the belief that none of my players were expendible enough to pick up a bye week filler.
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