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Postby Crystalstorm » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:20 pm

Start the players you normally would start on Thanksgiving.But don't start a player on Thanksgiving ,just for the sake of wanting to add a little more fun to your Holiday.
It's one of the biggest mistakes I've seen teams do since 1987,when I started playing Fantasy Football.I did it a few times myself at first,and got screwed almostevery time.

If you don't have a chance at making the play-offs or are already in(if points don't matter),have fun and start guys like Crayton,Austin, K. Robinson,Furrey ect...But if you are still in the play-off hunt,be careful who you start and avoid sitting a valid player just to watch your guy on TV.You'll regret it Friday morning !!!!

I'd love to start and watch Roy Williams in my PPR league,but I can't sit Edwards,Driver or L. Moore just for the sake of having fun.It's tempting,but not recommended from my past experiences with doing such things.I'm still fighting for the last play-off spot in my 12 team league.Are play-offs start next week in week 14.We don't use week 17 in our play-offs.

Good Luck to all of you and your teams,and enjoy your Thanksgiving with all the food,beer and Football games.But don't get a good buzz on and toss T. Choice into your line-up at 3:30,hoping he gets some touches in a possible blow-out. ;-)
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby waterproof » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:02 pm

Good advice! I always bet on the games instead :-D
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby The Lung » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:10 pm

Yup, sure is a bad idea to start a player on Thanksgiving...especially Dallas QBs...you would NEVER want to do that... ;-)
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby moochman » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:11 pm

I have to admit that given players with similar prospects for that weekend, I will usually play the people I can watch.
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby FatFoot » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:39 pm

The worst is when SOME owners screw with their lineups, because they've got a lock for a playoff spot... and then other owners DON'T play with silly lineups... it makes it a crappy situation for teams on the bubble... one guy gets a break and gets a win because someone was playing scrubs that he could watch on Turkey day, the other team gets a real opponent... crappy way to let playoff entry get decided.

Not a factor in all but one of my leagues, which are all set in stone by now. But there's one league where I'm playing a dude who always comes in guns blazing, and other teams in contention are not playing against serious opponents. I guess it probably just comes down to the caliber of the owners in your league.
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby saundman2000 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:04 pm

Fortunately for me, the only Turkey Day player on my roster is Kurt Warner. :-)
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby chchelse » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:32 pm

I'm starting: Warner, MBIII, CJ4.24, Steve Breaston and Neil Rackers. I am starting Breaston over Housh and Ocho Cinco, but if you look at the numbers, Breaston has been consistently better than those guys, so I don't think it's a reach. I don't think I'll move away from the TV all day. By Friday I'll know where I stand and whether I'll get above .500 for the first time this year after a horrible 1-5 start.
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:30 am

I agree. I think it's a good idea to try and start the players that you think will score the most points for you...whether you're in the playoffs or eliminated. I've never started someone just because they're playing on national TV & purposely not starting your best players (even if you're eliminated from playoff contention) every week is bush league IMO. You might give someone who's in playoff contention an easy win. Just like every team in the NFL, I think every owner should try to win their fantasy game every week. I screw myself out of better rookie draft picks in dynasty leagues all the time because of this, but I wouldn't have it any other way. To quote Herm Edwards: "You play to win the game." ;-D
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby Crystalstorm » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:49 am

waterproof wrote:Good advice! I always bet on the games instead :-D

I use to do the same,back in the 80's and early 90's,then I switched to Fantasy Football for good,it saved me BIG money and sanity over the last 15 years or so.Our league fee is 1,000.00,but atleast it's alot less than what I lost at gambling.I do still have my insane moments in FF,especially when one of my studs goes down.Getting a check for 8 K in Jan.(for 1st),3 K for 2nd,and your money back 1K,can cause for some insanity issues also.But Muck less than placing bets.

The Monday night game was always the killer when placing bets after a bad week for me.Just give me a 12 pac of BUD and a bottle of Jack back then,and I was working the next 2 weeks for free.
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Re: Don't start a player on Thanksgiving because.....

Postby Crystalstorm » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:00 am

The Lung wrote:Yup, sure is a bad idea to start a player on Thanksgiving...especially Dallas QBs...you would NEVER want to do that... ;-)

I didn't say ALL players :-? .I'd love to be starting Romo if I had him.But not when I own Brees,Cassel and Thigpen. ;-D
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