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Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby CRob44 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:28 pm

good strategy or bad sportsmanship??

Im in the playoff hunt and if i think my opponent is going to pick up a certain player, is it worth dropping your kicker, picking up a player, then sunday morning drop someone and pick up a kicker??

And do the same for your defense?

Im thinking of cutting my k and d and picking up james jones, or driver, kevin boss or gronkowski, k
williams even if they wouldn't play for me
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:39 pm

i dont have an issue with it...as long as you arent churing players so they all end up on waivers, which it doesnt sound like you are doing
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby Flyn high again » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:47 pm

I don't like picking up a player and dropping him the same week, especially if it's a move designed to put the guy on waivers for Sunday. It may be legal in many leagues but it's not good sportsmanship. If you hold onto a player over a weekend, I have no problem with it.
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby CRob44 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:58 pm

well the player i pick up might not be the same one i drop,
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby shawngee03 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:51 pm

it sounds fishy to em. why not just drop your kicker for a new kicker?

sounds like you are picking up a guy that you think somebody else woudl want..then dropping him on sun to send him to waivers so the other guy cant get him...all the while just replacing a meaningless kicker

in my opinion that is churning and is bad sportsmanship. i would be upset w you on a personal basis if you did that

picking someone up and keeping him on your roster is fair play...thats what bench spots are for. picking him up w the intention of dropping him on sun just so someone else cant have him is bushleague imo
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby Maris09 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:32 pm

I see no problem with this as long as you're not, as another poster said, just churning a bunch of players every day to block all options. If you can grab the single best option that your opponent could potentially use against you, and then drop them for a kicker on Sat or Sun, there's nothing wrong with that. It's up to your opponent to plan ahead.
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby Metroid » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:16 pm

If you're looking to replace your kicker, then do so. If you have room on your roster to pick up a player your opponent can use, then do so. If you do end up dropping the same player that's churning, no other way around it.
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby chchelse » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:21 pm

I dropped my kicker and picked up Mike Goodson last week to prevent my opponent from picking him up. Then dropped him on Sunday morning, sending him to waivers, to pick up a kicker for the week. It seemed OK at the time but after reading this thread, I don't think I would do it again.
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby dgan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:22 pm

Metroid wrote:If you're looking to replace your kicker, then do so. If you have room on your roster to pick up a player your opponent can use, then do so. If you do end up dropping the same player that's churning, no other way around it.


Ditto. The strategy is to use your bench space to steal a player from another owner...not to use waiver restrictions to steal the player. Picking and dropping the same player (regardless of whether he's on your roster for 1 minute or 3 days...it is still accomplishing the same thing) is churning and is poor sportsmanship, if not outright against the rules in your league.

Otherwise everyone would drop their kicker and defense every week and then pick up another on Sunday.
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Re: Anyone ever pickup players to prevent others from doing so?

Postby Metroid » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:28 pm

chchelse wrote:I dropped my kicker and picked up Mike Goodson last week to prevent my opponent from picking him up. Then dropped him on Sunday morning, sending him to waivers, to pick up a kicker for the week. It seemed OK at the time but after reading this thread, I don't think I would do it again.

Yeah that sounds like churning and is frowned on in most leagues.
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