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Postby srthree » Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:05 pm

I've been reading many comments on this site and others about the Chiefs benching studs or starters like Priest, Trent, & Gonzo in the latter part of the season so as to keep them fresh or free of injury for the playoffs. They are 9-1 and although winning their division and making the playoffs is a very good possibility, clinching home field advantage is not a given. With New England, Tennessee and Indy all being 8-2, the Chiefs may find themselves in a position where they have to win their last 2 or 3 games to get home field advantage throughout the playoffs or even a first weekend bye.

KC will have to beat both Denver and Minnesota just to stay with the one loss.

Tennessee will play Indy and Tampa.

Indy will play New England, Tenn, and Denver

New England will play Indy and Miami.

Not too say any of the other teams they play are an automatic win, these just seem to be the toughest.

Well my point or question after all of this is - Does home field advantage matter to an NFL team and if so, how long do you all feel us Chief's owners will continue to get productivity out of our players???

Week 15? Week 16? Week 17?

I'd love to hear your thoughts especially you money league veterans who have been in fantasy football playoffs and dealt with teams resting their players in the final weeks.
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Postby Go Vikes » Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:19 pm

Last year I had the Priest and he missed the playoff games because of an injury. I didnt win the championship. I think the will have to win there last 2 or 3 games to have home field.
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Postby VHawk15 » Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:26 pm

He'll at least be benched for Week 17.

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Postby tjhksig » Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:32 pm

I think if the Chiefs go into week 17 with only a 1 game lead for home field advantage, (very likely w/ 3 8-2 teams), then all the Chiefs will play.
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Postby xbird » Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:00 pm

The whole point of the question is should an owner with Priest,
T Green or other Chiefs studs trade one of them because they
might be benched in the last game or 2 because KC has clinched homefield throughout the playoffs. IMO, that is nuts, I am sure
either the Titans, Colts or Pats will be within 1 game of the
Chiefs. Even if they are not, what if you trade one of the studs
and don't make the ffb playoffs.
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Postby Budman_ffc » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:00 pm

I'd say the focal point is not with the Chiefs' record, but with the FF team owner's record. If you are fairly certain you will make the playoffs at this point in the season and a single loss won't really make that big of a difference to you, then you have to keep them.
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