10-Team, 4 Keeper League. QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, WR/RB, TE, K, DEF. 7 Bench spots. $50 entry fee with payouts for 1st ($350), 2nd ($100), and 3rd ($50).
It's the semis of the playoffs and I'm still alive. So is the commissoner of our league. Earlier this week, he dropped Matt Ryan to pick up Kellen Winslow. This was his squad at the time:
QB: Brees, Vick, Ryan
WR: A. Johnson, Boldin, Crabtree
RB: Mendenhall, McFadden, Forte, Torain, Westbrook, Gore, Grant
TE: M. Lewis
Now I know there's really no reason to carry 3 QB's, but based on our settings, Ryan is 9th in total points for QBs. He had other players who were more expendable (Torain, Westbrook) and its not like Winslow is an upgrade over Lewis. There's no way a competitive player would let a QB of that caliber (and a potential keeper) fall to his playoff opponents, right?
Welllll.......the commish's fiancee also plays in this league. And she's also in the playoffs. And it's been questioned whether she runs her team at all or if it's just a second team for him. And she just happened to have the top waiver priority. So she was able to nab Ryan off waivers. Her roster before getting Ryan:
QB: Bradford, Palmer, Fitzpatrick, Romo
WR: Nicks, Britt, Lloyd, Garcon, R. Williams, Sims-Walker
RB: C. Johnson, Jones-Drew, Rice
I don't think anyone could argue that Ryan isn't a huge upgrade over any of the QB options she already had. Now her (his?) already stacked team has improved it's only real weakness.
I'm playing him this week and she's on the other side of the bracket.
Am I just being overly sensitive or does this seem like a case of cullusion where the commissioner abused the waiver rules to improve his fiancee's team (his second team?) and increase the chances that both of them make the finals and collect more of the league payout?