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Postby Crippler » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:08 pm

I was getting a little bored waiting for draft day this year and decided to do a little experiment in a Yahoo public league. I was going to draft a team entirely made of players from only 2 NFL teams. No players were drafted, traded for, or added from any other team than those 2. Here are the results:

St. Orleans Raintams

Draft:
1. (10) Steven Jackson RB
2. (11) Torry Holt WR
3. (30) Reggie Bush RB
4. (31) Marc Bulger QB
5. (50) Deuce McAllister RB
6. (51) Joe Horn WR
7. (70) Drew Brees QB
8. (71) Donte' Stallworth WR
9. (90) Zachary Hilton TE
10. (91) Joe Klopfenstein TE
11. (110) Kevin Curtis WR
12. (111) Isaac Bruce WR
13. (130) John Carney K
14. (131) St. Louis DEF
15. (150) Jamie Martin QB

As soon as Stallworth was traded, I dropped him for the year. I also Dropped Hilton for Colston before the season started.

Final standings:
Record: 8-5-1
Points: 840 (second most in league)
1st place-League Champion


What did this experiment prove? How pathetic the players in Yahoo public leagues are ;-)
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Postby benb18a » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:14 pm

Nice job, but how exactly does that prove how bad Yahoo public users are? The only pick I saw that really seemed like a good value pick was Deuce in the fifth. You finished with 8 wins and squeaked into the playoffs, then got lucky in the last two weeks...?
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Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:42 pm

I really don't think this experiment proves anything. You just hit it big on the comeback team of the year and the best offense (Saints) and the juggernaut of and offense in the Rams who are always safe bets.
What if you had drafted only players from say the Panthers or Dolphins?
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Postby Goatwhacker » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:01 pm

bobbing_headz wrote:I really don't think this experiment proves anything. You just hit it big on the comeback team of the year and the best offense (Saints) and the juggernaut of and offense in the Rams who are always safe bets.
What if you had drafted only players from say the Panthers or Dolphins?


Yeah I'd have to agree plus you were able to pick up probably the best WW player of the year in Colston.
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Postby benb18a » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:02 pm

Or the Browns and Buccaneers :-b
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Postby bobbing_headz » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:26 pm

benb18a wrote:Or the Browns and Buccaneers :-b


But neither of those teams were touted as contenders before the season.
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Postby benb18a » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:46 pm

The Buccaneers were supposed to have another good year. Injuries and gigantic busts were to blame for their bad season.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:16 am

Sure, this can work, but you have to pick the right teams, which you did. This really doesn't say all that much about the competition of the public leagues, since most of your good pickups were just because of who they played for, not because you saw they wre really good. For example, you might not have picked up Colston, but rather someone else. You got bailed out by the fact that the Saints geratly exceeded expectations this year.
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Postby skibrett15 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:30 am

benb18a wrote:Nice job, but how exactly does that prove how bad Yahoo public users are? The only pick I saw that really seemed like a good value pick was Deuce in the fifth. You finished with 8 wins and squeaked into the playoffs, then got lucky in the last two weeks...?

well, he really didn't have a chance on the bye weeks now did he. Pretty good job drafting from what I can tell.
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Postby Crippler » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:11 am

Yeah, bye weeks were pretty brutal. I think that I would have gotten crushed in a competitive league of players like the ones on this forum.
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