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Postby magus » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:17 pm

I'm in a standard yahoo h2h league and I'm up 3 points with the only player remaining in the match-up, LeSean McCoy. I can bench him and secure the victory right now. However, standard yahoo h2h tie breaking procedures are based off of total points scored during the year. I am currently tied for 1st place in my league, but the other owner is up on me by 20 pts or so, for the year. In situations like this, what do the pros recommend? Should I bench McCoy and seal the victory, or should I take the (albeit slight) risk and start him to try to win the possible tie breaker for the end of the year? As a friend pointed out to me, it is entirely possible, while highly unlikely, that McCoy coughs up a couple of fumbles and gets hurt, thus making me lose. Any insight based off of experience is greatly appreciated. Leave a link and I'll hit you back.
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Postby thriceday » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:24 pm

I would start him. It would be extremely bad luck and also highly unlikely if he somehow lost a couple fumbles, had low offensive stats to negate those fumbles then got injured and left the game.
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Postby Silence » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:50 pm

Yea leave him in I like to pour on the points in wins Just to make sure I continue to lead the league in points. If you get enough points it's essentially like having an extra game lead and that game could be very important as we approach playoff time.
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Postby TaDa » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:55 pm

Start him
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Postby HotHandz305 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:17 pm

TaDa wrote:Start him
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WR2 Vincent Jax
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RB2 LeSean McCoy
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K Billy Cundiff
DST GB
IDP Patrick Willis
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BEN Fred Davis
BEN Stevie Johnson
BEN Pitt D/ST
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Re: Start McCoy tonight despite a clinched win?...WHIR

Postby patglitsch » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:00 pm

I would also start him. Have you ever heard of the point fairy? She usually comes on thursdays and I have lost before because of her.





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Postby dmbhawker » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:30 pm

Start him, if you lose the your league and are 1st in overall points you can claim you were the best team total pts for the year! ;-D

But it is highly, highly, highly unlikely McCoy would get -3 pts! Pour it on my friend don't take a knee!
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Postby curtk » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:00 pm

Another reason to start him is that the stats you now see are not official. There could be adjustments that cost you a point or two and give your opponent a point or two...and you could then lose.
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