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  1. Austin Collie

    I completely agree. One thing about FF is that if you are going to win championships you have to step out and not be too conservative. Sure he could be a bust, but it won't kill your chances if you get him cheap. On the other hand, he could put up #1 WR numbers, as Wayne is not getting any younger. I like the upside that is why I have him. Also, Blair, Garcon and others are not as good a Collie IMO, so I don't expect the same upside if Collie goes down again.
  2. Austin Collie

    I also had him last year. I'm in an auction league and we draft two weeks ago, top WR went for $30 to $40. I picked up Collie for $15. Not super cheap but he is my #3WR. I remember that last hit that ended his season, and I don't know any NFL player that would have walked away from that impact. I think that he was very unlucky and hopefully he won't see another one like that ever. But he is my risk pick, and the upside is huge if he can repeat what he did last year even for 10 games. I just hope he last to my playoffs.
  3. I blame MFL for ruining my local draft

    I started out playing in a local league before the internet days and it was a blast. I have an online league now in our 11th year with many owners there for most of that time. None of us knew each other but have become good friends, sometimes a few meet up when traveling. One year about 1/2 of us met in Vegas. But the drafts are not like the "old days"... but this year a few of us last minute setup a Google+ hangout and could see and talk to each other during the draft! It rocked and we will be doing it every year. So I have hope that one day the drafts we be once again something more than looking at a computer screen for 3 hours.
  4. Cedric Benson Going to Jail for 20 Days

    That is good to know, I'm not worrying about it too much then, but could the NFL suspend him also? I have a spot on my roster I could fill with his backup if needed.
  5. According to ESPN: "AUSTIN, Texas -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after reaching a deal to settle two misdemeanor assault cases in Texas. Benson was in court in Austin, Texas, on Monday and the deal was struck after a jury was picked. He said he will surrender to authorities on Oct. 17, which is the Monday of Cincinnati's bye week."... That looks like 2 games he will be out at least. I have Benson and want to handcuff his backup, problem is, who is the right guy? It does not look like there is a clear #2 right now, who would you pickup?
  6. In-game Injury Replacements

    I think this is a great idea but am not sure how it could be implemented. Player A leaves because of injury for the rest of the game (this can be tracked) you get his points. If he leaves and then comes back in, then he is not considered injured. Now the part that would be tricky is how to handle the backup. I assume he could be on any team, just needs to be the same position and on your roster. You could rank your players in order that you want them to be substituted, that would be no problem. But how do you score them? You can't use their total points, since they are only playing part of a game (fantasy-wise). You would need to look at the time of the injury and give the sub player credit for the stats after that point, but I don't think stats give that level of detail... Anyway, I like the idea.
  7. Houston backfield.....

    Nothing like needing big games from Vick and Foster to win this week...
  8. san fran's DEF

    Two other owners wanted the 9er's but didn't want to use the waiver wire pick for them. I grabbed them with my pick and started them over the Steelers, which have suck so far. I will still probably lose, but man, got to love it! I'm a 9ers fan to boot, so it is really sweet. The Ram suck, but the 9ers are not the same team this year. I think they have a very good shot at making the playoffs.
  9. One last try, we are dropping to a 10 team league and resetting the keepers so everyone will be starting out equal. We still need 2 owners by Friday or the league will have to disband, which would be a bummer. PM if you have questions or are interested. Thanks, Lonnie
  10. We are still looking for a few more owners, here are more details: Coast to Coast FFL is in it's 8th year, with a good group of dedicated core owners. For some reason, we have lost more than a few owners this year after have an off year, and are in need of 4 more owners to complete the league. I have been commissioner every year but the last, and will be stepping back up to be commissioner this year. Our draft date is Aug 30th, 6:00pm EST. This league was formed with the most dedicated fantasy football (FF) owners in mind. A typical owner has many years of experience and made it to their playoffs at least a few times. There is an entry fee of $170 plus league management service, for a total of $183, with all money returned in the form of cash prizes. Each owner is expected to show dedication to his or her team and the league as a whole. Inactive owners will most likely not be invited back the following year. This is a very active, competitive, and fun league. We use CBSportsline as our FF service and the huddle league message board as our main communications. We draft using an auction, with a $200 cap. There is a keeper rule that allows 2 players from the previous year to be kept with a price increase based on position. This year we are reseting all keeper because so many teams will have new owners. This way we all will start out even. We do a weekly pickem' where all owners post on the message board their head to head picks for the league including comments. We keep track of the total for the season and 1st/2nd place win some money. This is usually a bast and you get to read what everyone thinks of your team. Here is the link to our message board where all the rules are pinned at the top:: http://forums.thehuddle.com/index.php?showforum=56 Some quick details: Head-to-Head, 3 week Playoff This is a 12 Team, 3 Division League Each division has 4 teams. Divisions are randomly re-align every year. Each team’s roster is composed of 17 players in any combo as long as the team is always able to post a starting line-up. The 17 players is based on 2QBs, 4RBs, 6WRs/TE, 2K, 2D, +1 Floater, but this mix is not required. Starting lineups must have: 1 Quarterback 2 Running Backs 3 Wide Receivers/Tight Ends 1 Tight End 1 Kicker 1 Defense/Special Team Note: The WR position includes TE’s. 5. Scoring: This is a touchdown and performance scoring league with bonuses. Offensive Scoring: All TD’s 6pts Two-Point Conversions 2pts Rushing/Receiving Yards 1pt/10 yards Passing Yards 1pt/25 yards Field Goal under 39 Yards 3pts Field Goal under 40-49 Yards 4pts Field Goal 50 Yards or More 6pts Extra Point 1pt Bonus Scoring: TD’s 20-49yards 1pt TD’s 50 Yards or More 2pts 100 Yards Rushing/Receiving 2pts 300 Yards Passing 2pts Defensive/Special Teams Scoring: TD’s 6pts Sacks 1pt Safety 2pts Interception 2pts Fumble Recovery 2pts Blocked Kick 2pts Points Scored Against 0 = 15pts 2-7 = 9 pts 8-14 = 6pts 15-21 = 3pts
  11. Still have a few spots open.
  12. We are in a rebuilding year for our league and are in need of several owners that are willing to be a part of a league with 8 years of history. You will need to be active and willing to post in a league forum here at the huddle on a regular basis. Below is a link to our board, please look over the rules and the report to training camp thread to see if this is a fit for you. We have a great time, but it is only because everyone is active and loves to play. The fee is $185 and our draft is Aug 30th at 6 pm EST. All money is paid back out, other than the cost for our CBS Site. Post on our board if you are interested or PM me and I will get back to you right away. Here is the link: http://forums.thehuddle.com/index.php?act=...changefilters=1 The league name is Coast to Coast FFL, the board is here on the huddle. Thanks! Lonnie
  13. The Weekly What Do You Need Thread

    Olsen and Jennings less than 23 points. I had a 60 point lead until Williams when off last night and got my opponent 37 points. I really want the cash for a new HD TV, so we are talking about life/death here...
  14. Rich Gannon I don't see him on the list and he usually does regional games, but I'm really impressed with him, even though he was a Raider. I hope he makes it to a larger stage down the road.