New to the forums (First Post Yay!), but a long time Fantasy Football Player. I'm playing in an ESPN "standard" league. I'm currently 8-3. I'm playing the 10-1 Division Leader. I've won the game. It's in the bag, 103-97. The wrinkle, is that I still have my Defense to play. This week, I'm sporting the Panthers D against either a recently cleared Vick, or the rookie Foles. (This is where I would insert talk of my boneheaded move about not believing in the Bears D and dropping them after Week 1, planning to play the match ups week to week... Oh how that irks me.)
Back on topic, Should I bench them and just ride out the 103-97 win? Or play them, and hope that they rack up some more points?
As it stands currently, for me to take over first place:
1.) I will have to win next week (doesn't look like a rough game, going up against a 3-8 squad)
2.) AND hope beyond hope that the cellar dweller (1-10) pulls off the major upset of the year by beating the 10-1 Div Leader.
If that happens, we'll both be 10-3 at the end of the regular season. We would be tied in the head to head at 1-1. But the next tiebreaker for seeding is points for. I currently sit behind him by 77 points. I cannot fall out of second in my division. I, and the 10-1 Div Leader have wrapped up our playoff births. Now, it just comes down to seeding.
Is it smart to play for the win, or gamble, and try to pull out the 1 seed? If the worst case scenario were to happen (Panthers get obliterated), there is a chance that I could fall to 4th seed. But the other Division is wildly in flux, with the Div leader at 7-4, followed by two 6-5's, and a 5-6.
Thanks for any insight. I've been going back and forth on the idea of just benching them, playing it safe, and being content with 9-3 at the end of this week, and trying to go for the gusto. I've been trying to shore up my team in other areas (Besides being dumb about the bears D I also had McGahee and Gronk
) going into the playoffs.