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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby FatFoot » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:22 pm

It's a big fairy tale. My "studs" killed my team last week. I didn't bench them. Had I done so, I would have EASILY been the 1st place team heading into the playoffs next week. This week, I benched Lee Evans and FWP, and lost. It's called (bad) luck. You gotta play what you gotta play.
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby Johnny U » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:40 pm

Count me as another idiot who benched Addai because of the alleged "bad matchup." I sat him for Kolby Smith, who was supposed to run through Denver's rice paper defense. Fortunately I was on a bye week and didn't pay for my idiocy with my season. I am a proponent of always playing your best players irrespective of the matchup, but for whatever reason didn't follow my own advice. I guess because I had a free week I wanted to test the "best player versus best matchup" theory without suffering the consequences. Lesson reinforced. Play your best players. ALWAYS. There is nothing worse than having one of your top guys go off on your bench, and his replacement lay a huge egg in your starting lineup. Especially now.
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby Twisted Sister » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:43 pm

TaDa wrote:I just read a thread where KJ and McGahee were mentioned as studs. What is this world coming to?

From the RB slot this year, I really only see 4 studs with a fringe 5th if you consider his injury

LT
ADP
Westbrook
Addai

Fringe 5th - SJax. He's been solid since his return

How some of the mighty have fallen this year -
Larry Johnson
Shaun Alexander
Rudi Johnson

I really wouldn't be surprised to see SA go third round next year in some leagues after this pitiful year.


What about WRs?

I'd say Moss, TO, Burress...
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby Nfl Fan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:44 pm

Game wrote:
Axl's Army wrote:I have continued to play Steve Smith & it has been painful to watch.

:-b... Steve Smith stopped being a stud the minute Jake Delhomme went on IR.


Played him every week. You know the week you don't is the week he goes off! :-[
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:49 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:
Game wrote:
Axl's Army wrote:I have continued to play Steve Smith & it has been painful to watch.

:-b... Steve Smith stopped being a stud the minute Jake Delhomme went on IR.


Played him every week. You know the week you don't is the week he goes off! :-[


the only hope for steve smith is if they line him up as a running back.
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby njs0421 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:24 pm

I learned it hard this year - picked up Sidney Rice and played him over Marshall due to the match-up...I'd have gotten into the playoffs with a win - and with Brees tonight, I am down now only by 20 points....Marshall got 19, Rice got one :~( PLUS, I was going to play MIN DEF and took someone else's advice to play Dallas instead - cost me another 21 points.... what a sick way to end the year. Hard to believe I have a championship from last year and a 2nd place team from my first year in.... My decisions totally blow these days :-P
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby spodog » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:09 am

Johnny U wrote:Count me as another idiot who benched Addai because of the alleged "bad matchup." I sat him for Kolby Smith



Ouch! :-o
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby HomerJay » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:56 am

I love this thread...this is why I'll never buy into the "never bench your studs" mentality. I joined a small 8 man league and managed to draft Addai, Westbrook, S. Smith Chad Johnson and Gates...I never Benched my Studs....I've won 3 games this year.
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby IHaveHumanPlayers » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:44 pm

Though my record isn't great, and I did miss the playoffs, I sruvived as far as I did because of WW picks... not my studs.
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Re: Never bench your studs, never

Postby TheMackAttack » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:21 am

I was contemplating benching Favre this past week -- in fact, many people recommended I bench him for some QB on the WW . . I am so glad I stayed with the studs . . got a nice outing from Favre and Jennings 100 yds and TD (2 plays)

Have won last 11 0f 12 and in semi finals this week!

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