First of all I want to thank all of you Fantasy Football Cafe Owner's. This is the first year I used this site for fantasy advice and I went 12 - 1 and wound up in my 16 team league Championship game! Anyway I wanted to pose this situation to y'all because I want to know if you think it's collusion.
I'm the #1 seed in the championship game playing the #2 seed. The number two seed is a very capable owner who has played for a long time and has even won our league before. My team BARELY loses to his but after the championship game he starts to brag on the league message boards. It turns out our commissioner was offering him (unsolicited) advice and convinced him to start Adrian Peterson in his flex and play Matt Cassel at QB. Turns out both these moves sealed my fate. There is a $100 buy in league and I still walk away with some money but MUCH less.
Now - Should I just forget about this... or do I have a reason to be PO
16 Team w/ Flex, Non-ppr, All TDs 6
QB - Stafford, Cutler RB - MJD, Best, Lynch, D. Carter WR - Nicks, Britt, Benn, D. Moore TE - Graham K - Henery D - Jets
I think you are crazy if this bothers you. Do you look at experts rankings? Don't you use the cafe? Do you talk to your friends about fantasy football? Should be think you are colluding when doing this research? No and this shouldn't bother you.
Agreed, not collusion. Those moves could have very well ended up biting him and causing him to lose. Now if the commish had traded a good player to the guy for a lesser player, and that better player sealed your fate I think you'd have a reason to complain. Just be proud that you finished 2nd and won some of your money back, it's better than being in last place and losing everything.
Nothing wrong with that. Honestly, if this guy got the 2 seed and is, by your description, a pretty good owner, then I really wouldn't worry about someone else giving him advice, especially given that the person giving him advice did worse than him in the same league. I don't think it's any different than all of us giving you advice.
i gave a guy advice last year as commish that ended up losing the championship for him. actually as i think about it...almost every time ive given advice or taken someone else's...its turned out poorly. just go w your gut
At any rate, collusion would indicate an attempt on both sides, which you said yourself was not the case because the advice was unsolicited. Starting Matty C was a risk with him coming off surgery so its not like the dude got a free pass from the commish.
Sucks that you lost, but hey at least you got 2nd.
shawngee03 wrote: actually as i think about it...almost every time ive given advice ...its turned out poorly.
Same here, which is exactly why I don't post in sit/start, I feel bad at how wrong I am all the time.
To the OP, nah nothing wrong with giving advice to people, be it in the same league or not. Sucks you missed out on the big money, but there's always next year (there's always next year, right, NFLPA?)
It's really hard to get it all right unless you have a crystal ball. Like in my championship game which I won by the way (thank you all very much). I started Cooley who got 5pts over Tamme who got 13 pts. It's rather rare to get all the poss. points unless your bench is wretched which mine is not.
Starter * QB-*A. Rodgers, J. Flacco RB- *A. Foster, *M. Forte, A. Bradshaw, R. Torain, T. Jones WR-*M. Austin, *Roddy White, *Mike Wallace, Mike Williams (TB), Santonio Holmes Te-*Cooley, Tamme K-*Vinatieri D-*KC (play match-ups) Also I started the D. that played Carolina which didn't work out real well. Also I could have started Williams over White and got 6 more points. etc. But hey you roll with your studs.
First the Shock, then the Pistons can the Lions be next?
Well maybe next yr.
PS I didn't lose a paper bag challenge but somehow as a Lion's fan it just feels right.