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Topic   GTZ 2017 $50 Fantasy Football League

Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 14-Jun(#1)
Asked the guys who normally do the fantasy football leagues here if they'd be cool with a new one joining the fray. I wanna see if there's enough interest to do a GTZ standard league with a $50 buy-in.

League Information:
Yahoo, Standard Scoring
12 teams
QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, Flex, K, Def, Bench x5, 1 IR spot
$50 entry fee
Draft date: Saturday, September 2nd at 10 PM EST.

Rules are pretty simple and standard. No cheating, no collusion (2 teams working together unfairly), no temp trades or trades meant to only help 1 team, no dumping your players if you missed the playoffs to mess up the balance for those still in it, you should still be trying to win your matches. Let's play fair and have fun ^_^

6 team playoffs so top 6 make it, bottom 6 still play in the consolation bracket to determine 7th-last place. Playoffs begin in week 14 so you'll play every team once up to week 11 then two teams a 2nd time (in weeks 12 & 13).

Payouts:
1st Place - $325
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $75
Most Points (Regular Season) - $50
Can send to Jersiah@hotmail.com via gifted paypal. I'll distribute to winners at end of the season.

Members & Team Name:
1. Jersiah - High Quality H2O
2. PROHIBITED - jacob's Team
3. Slim - jon's Team
4. DarkLink - Camp Hope
5. Monie1983 (Mark) - Don't judge me monky
6. Rune_Walsh - Return of Peyton
7. Truegamer1505 (Ricky Jones) - SLICK RICK
8. ClearSights - ClearSights
9. Broccoli - The Middle Class
10. pr0phet - pr0phet
11. InfiniteJest - Call Kenny Loggins
12. Darnell - Average Joe's

Draft order: Rune_Walsh, pr0phet, ClearSights, InfiniteJest, Slim, Darnell, Prohibited, Ricky, DarkLink, Jersiah, Mark, Broccoli
PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
14-Jun(#2)
In
Slim
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
14-Jun(#3)
im in
Dustin
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jun(#4)
Any chance of this being on ESPN? I'd like to join but prefer that as the rest of my leagues are through there.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jun(#5)
Nah sorry, I've done espn before and it's pretty good but i stick to yahoo. Sorry about that.
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#6)
I think I might join :)


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Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jun(#7)
You better link! There's no seth rollins in fantasy football!
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#8)
Jersiah wrote:
> You better link! There's no seth rollins in fantasy football!

I blame Seth Rollins for everything.

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delrockone
Bronze Good Trader
16-Jun(#9)
Maybe marking for later
Rune_Walsh
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
16-Jun(#10)
Count me in!


As long as memories last...
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NightwishX
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
17-Jun(#11)
I'm in. :)
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Jun(#12)
This league is now a lock to happen. I do another $50 league that is 4 spots shy of a full 12 team roster and same layout so even if no one else joined, as long as the 4 people are willing to do that one I could just combine the two leagues into one. But I think this league will fill on it's own, it's got 3 pending people joining including Nightwish so it only has about 4 guarenteed spots left and plenty of time. Also, if anyone is interested in doing both $50 leagues, PM me and I'll give you info on the other one as well.
PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
20-Jun(#13)
My work buddy wants to join. I can have him create an account on here or just give him the info?
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Jun(#14)
Not sure yet if he'll need to make a GTZ account, depends if we can do an all-GTZ league or need to combine it with the other $50 league to fill the spots. If it's combined, gtz is optional and may not be the main means of communication. He's welcome either way though, what's his name?
PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
22-Jun(#15)
Ricky Jones
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jun(#16)
ok he's in
Porksta
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
23-Jun(#17)
I'm in only if Prime is commish.

Couple nice referral links in my bio.
bill wrote:
I think the only way to resolve this is to make Porksta the moderator.
He's rarely (if ever) wrong, so that should fix everything.
yoda5
Double Gold Good Trader
23-Jun(#18)
Are you planning a live draft or come and go drafting?
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jun(#19)
live draft, will be done online sometime on the last week before the regular season starts. I'll try to find a time and day that works for everybody but of course if someone can't make it, autodraft will take over.
PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
25-Jun(#20)
I'm pumped
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Jun(#21)
Yup! Let's fill this badboy!
ClearSights
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
25-Jun(#22)
Still room available? Im in
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Jun(#23)
You got it
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
29-Jun(#24)
There's 2 guarenteed spots left in this league.

ALSO, if anyone's interested in joining another league outside of GTZ, I'm doing another $50 league which became a keeper league starting this year. We're looking for teams that wanna join a keeper league from it's inception and are gonna keep coming back ever year so we can have a stable group. Right now we got a good group of about 8 or 9 guys that played together last year (wasn't a keeper league until now though) and have 2 or 3 spots available so if you're interested in that, can either post here or PM me. Rules are same as this one, standard, 12 teams, yahoo, etc. You'll get to keep 2 players from this year's team and carry them over to next year. As with any keeper league, you can trade not only players but draft picks adding a new level of fun and strategy. There is a week 6 deadline for trades involving draft picks seperate from the default deadline for regular player trades which is around mid-november. This is in place to ensure we don't have any unfair scenarios such as having a late deadline and a team decides it's probably not making the playoffs so it wants to dump it's best players and load up on draft picks for next year, which would ruin the balance for not only this year but next year as well. I'm also keeping an eye out for the opposite scenario, so basically everyone joining needs to play fair which I think they will. In the small chance someone does try something, I'll do whatever I need to do to prevent it. I doubt any of that will be necessary though. Like I said, it's a good group and I'm sure whoever joins will be cool as well.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Jul(#25)
Other league is full and set but there's still atleast 2 guarenteed spots available in this league. It should happen either way as I have plenty of friends that would love to join another football league and can fill in any empty spots if necessary, but I'd much rather have as many GTZ guys as possible.
InsaneChampion
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Jul(#26)
If you are going to be the only Fantasy Football on GTZ consider me in.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Jul(#27)
heh I can pretty much guarentee you'll have other options later. Reed league, Not Reed league, I think Justin has a league, might be others too. We'd love to have you of course but just wanted to let you know that there will probably be other leagues as well to decide from.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Jul(#28)
See? Ask and ye shall receive. 2 just popped up!
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
14-Jul(#29)
I'd try it out.

Wanna do 8 playoff teams though?
6 is an unequal number
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jul(#30)
Sorry, not really into the idea of over half the league making the playoffs. Did it one time last year in a 10 team league where 6 teams made the playoffs and honestly, it made a lot of the regular season seem pointless since only 4 teams wouldn't make it and 2 of them had little chance of making it after just a few weeks so then it was just a matter of being the better 6 of a competitive 8. 8/12 teams making the playoffs seems too similar. With 6 team playoffs, while it is even it doesn't make a traditional bracket as you said. What happens is that the #1 and #2 team for regular season get a first round bye which also helps motivate people to not only make the top 6 for playoffs but try for the top 2 so you only need to win 2 matches in the playoffs and not 3. So it looks like this:

2
3 vs 6 3/6 Winner Winner of Previous Match

4 vs 5 4/5 Winner Winner of Previous Match
1

With that in mind, would you still be interested?
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
15-Jul(#31)
I dunno, I just think you should do better than 2 wins in playoffs to win money. Also will have more ppl interested in trading/improving teams.

A bye is fine when there's lots of rounds and games, but having a bye when the playoffs are only 3 weeks as it is.

Also they are already being rewarded with money for the best regular season record. So they are being rewarded twice for their regular season record (1st place is anyway). 8 is a natural format, 6 is not. In 12 teams thats 1/3 missing the playoffs.

But it's fine, it's your league.

I'm still in.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jul(#32)
Alright awesome! And think of it this way, you may need "only" 2 wins in playoffs to win money, but you need a ton of wins in the regular season to be top 2 of 12 people and earn that right in the first place. If too many teams make the playoffs, you can lose a ton all season, still make playoffs, get lucky the last 3 weeks and win money. That's much worse imo. I just think playoffs should be for the best teams, not the majority of the league, much like the actual nfl.

Also, not sure i see how they're already being rewarded with money for their regular season record. Only regular season $ reward is most points and that's for one person only. Other than that, only top 3 playoff teams get $.

Btw i just wanna add a personal touch. last year i was a monster in a different league, a casual one with weaker competition. #1 going into playoffs on a 8 win streak, first round bye, then lost first playoff match due to bad week and injuries. 2 wins is never a guarentee when one bad week or super lucky week for your opponent can ruin even the most consistent and dominant teams. You earn that spot with league dominance all season long and get 2 tough wins against top competition, i definetly think you earned everything you get. That's just my take anyway. Glad to have you either way.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Jul(#33)
Updated, 2 guarenteed spots left
PlayYing
Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
20-Jul(#34)
To be clear the open league is not keeper?
pr0phet
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Jul(#35)
Count me in if there is room
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Jul(#36)
You got it. And yes, this league is not keeper, I was doing a different league for the keeper one but that one's full now
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Jul(#37)
1 more check to see if anyone else wants to join. I'll give it a few days and if not I'll offer the last 2 spots to non-gtz people who I know are interested so we can lock everything down and start setting up the rest.
InfiniteJest
Triple Gold Good Trader
25-Jul(#38)
If there's still a spot, I'll jump in.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Jul(#39)
Alright awesome
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Jul(#40)
Ok we're full. Will start sending out info and getting everything together
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
26-Jul(#41)
Camp Hope is ready for Duty!!!


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JD
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (28 seconds ago)
26-Jul(#42)
DarkLink wrote:
> Camp Hope is ready for Duty!!!
>
>

Heavyweights reference?
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
26-Jul(#43)
JD wrote:
> DarkLink wrote:
>> Camp Hope is ready for Duty!!!
>>
>>
>
> Heavyweights reference?

Indeed it is!


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Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Jul(#44)
Yup and i love it. If you're camp hope, i might have to rep camp nowhere. Love the movie and love that theme song.
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
26-Jul(#45)
Welcome my assistant coach-

"I am Lars".


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Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Jul(#46)
There are currently 3 other teams in the league besides myself right now and 2/3 are themed after ben stiller movies lol. I'm very tempted to temporarily do the same but you guys already took my favorite ones and I don't feel like making a something about mary zipper joke.

...oh hell, I'm in. 3/4 now.
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
27-Jul(#47)
See I was going with Camp Hope all the way (well at least a Heavyweight) to all my fantasy teams this year...

and I laugh my ass off when I saw Average Joes team


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Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 30-Jul(#48)
League set up and invites going out. Deadline for payment is 3rd week of august so you can join now and pay later, there's plenty of time. Sooner everyone can join the better and if anyone DOES need to be bail for whatever reason, please let me know as soon as possible so we can open things up for replacements. If anyone outside the league is interested in joining, let me know and you'll be the top of the waitlist so if anyone drops, you'll be the first person I ask to come in.

Now let's talk potential draft dates. I'm looking at the last week before the league starts. Week 3 of the pre-season wraps up on Sunday 8/27 and the regular season starts on Thursday 9/7 so that gives us about a week and a half timeframe to do it. Nights are generally best for most people so I think that's the way to go. To narrow things down for a date, what I was thinking is that if you have a preference, just let us know what nights work best for you but espeically let us know if any nights specifically in that timeframe DON'T work for you. If we focus on bad dates for people, we should be able to use process of elimination to determine a date that does work for everyone. I'll do the best I can to schedule it on a night where no one has any schedule conflicts so ideally everyone can be there for the draft. For myself, I can make myself available any night in that time frame, weekdays included, except Sunday 9/3 and possibly Friday 9/1. Any other night is fair game.

As for time, generally I would think the aim would be to have it late enough so anyone working that day should be home and comfortable by then but not too late so it doesn't intrude on when people normally go to sleep or are winding down, but I figure once we have a date we can figure out time
ClearSights
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
31-Jul(#49)
I already have a draft sept 4th at 7pm. So that's the only time I can't. Other than that I'm free whenever
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
31-Jul(#50)
Alrighty cool, and someone else said anything but tuesday nights. So right now, the following dates have no known conflicts: Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, Saturday 9/2, and Wednesday 9/6. So far, it's looking very good for finding a date that works for everybody but if anyone has a conflict on any of those nights let me know.
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
1-Aug(#51)
Not sep 6th
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
1-Aug(#52)
Sep 3 + 4 are good. Just not 6th
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Aug(#53)
Alright, that leaves Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, or Saturday 9/2
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 3-Aug(#54)
Nice to meet you Ricky! And welcome to GTZ, home to video game trading/discussions and fantasy football smack talk lol. Just sent you the invite to the league. Deadline is 3rd week of August, you and prohibited can work that out. We're also figuring out draft date so I'm asking everyone in the league if there's any conflicts with Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, or Saturday 9/2 as right now those are the 4 remaining possibilities.
PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
3-Aug(#55)
I like 8/28
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Aug(#56)
K. Any of those dates specifically bad for you? For now, more focused on excluding dates that don't work but once atleast most the league has chimed in, we can kinda go from there.
pr0phet
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 4-Aug(#57)
Hey guys, sorry for the piss poor responses.

I am going to go with what ever the group decides for a draft date and time. If I can't make it, I will pay the price to autodraft(and try to set it accordingly to make sure nobody waits).

Thanks!
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 4-Aug(#58)
No prob at all. Ok, so we have 4 possible dates that seem okay with everyone: Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, and Saturday 9/2. Right now, I know 1 person prefers 8/28, 1 prefers 8/31, and 1 prefers 9/2. Several people already said they're fine with any of them so any should be good but if anyone else has a preference, let us know soon. I'll go with whatever most people like by tomorrow. As for time, I'm thinking start time of 9 or 9:30 est. That way it's late enough that people should be settled in but early enough that it should be over by 11pm. How's that sound?

Draft date aside, I'm just waiting for the 4 people who haven't joined the league to go ahead and do so, then we can finalize everything. Payment deadline is 3rd week of August so there's plenty of time but make sure you don't forget. Once the league is finalized, I randomly generate schedule and draft order right away so everyone knows what to expect ahead of time and doesn't have to wait until 15 minutes before the draft starts (always hated that).
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
4-Aug(#59)
The 31st, and sep 2 are only 2 dates that work for me. I am on call at work the 28 and 30th which means unable to attended online draft
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Aug(#60)
Ok, and I've pretty much heard from everyone at this point. I think we got our draft date: Saturday, September 2nd at 9:30 EST. This should work for everybody but if not, let me know by tomorrow if you can. At that point, it'll be official and I'll update the league page.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Aug(#61)
Broccoli, is that george carlin on your avatar? Cause now you're gonna make me not even wanna beat you when we play lol
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Aug(#62)
Someone has a small conflict so think we're gonna need to move it back by half an hour so it starts at 10pm est instead of 9:30. That work okay?
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Aug(#63)
Ok, we are official. Draft is Saturday, September 2nd at 10 PM EST.

Waiting for 2 people to join, then like I said I'll finalize the league and randomly generate schedule and draft order so everyone can see what to expect. Payment deadline is 3rd week of August so make sure to pay before then so I don't have to hunt anyone down lol. Other than that, things will be quiet for now. But next month? War.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Aug(#64)
Alright league is set, schedule is on league page, and draft order is both there and in the first post.
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
7-Aug(#65)
Last pick! Lol

Anyone wanna switch?
Slim
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
7-Aug(#66)
I might entertain it. maybe lol
bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
25-Aug(#67)
re-opened!
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Aug(#68)
Awesome, thanks. One week from tomorrow... we draft!
ClearSights
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
28-Aug(#69)
Ayyyy
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Sep(#70)
Draft tonight at 10! Hope everyone can make it but don't take anyone I'd want ok?
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
2-Sep(#71)
Anyone wanna switch slots? ;)
Rune_Walsh
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
2-Sep(#72)
Should be fun, can't wait!!!


As long as memories last...
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PROHIBITED
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Sep(#73)
I'm ready for the W
Porksta
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
2-Sep(#74)
PROHIBITED wrote:
> I'm ready for the D

FTFY

Couple nice referral links in my bio.
bill wrote:
I think the only way to resolve this is to make Porksta the moderator.
He's rarely (if ever) wrong, so that should fix everything.
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Sep(#75)
5 minutes!
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Sep(#76)
Report cards are up. They're not to be taken seriously since they use backwards algorithms to determine who did well but still nice to be 2nd best. Of course that probably means I'll do terrible.

How's everyone like how their team came out? Personally, I'm pretty satsified with how my team came together. Not amazing but strong. I could use a bit of an WR upgrade and maaaaybe a small RB upgrade so if you're interested in trading one, let me know, I'm very open to trades. Can post here, PM me, or send me an offer on the site.
DarkLink
{inverse}Come To The Dark Side{inverse} GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
3-Sep(#77)
Yeah once again. Report card don't mean anything. But this is my first time being number 1.

I love me Qb/Rbs/TE but I'm not to thrill about my wrs


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Slim
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
3-Sep(#78)
shopping OBJ
Jersiah
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Sep(#79)
Uggghhhh tyreek hill 75 yard td thanks to blown coverage. In one play my chances of winning this week just went way down.
pr0phet
Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Sep(#80)
Jersiah wrote:
> Uggghhhh tyreek hill 75 yard td thanks to blown coverage. In one play my chances
> of winning this week just went way down.

Ya know, I came to post the same thing. To boot it was one of only two receptions for the TE as well!

Thankfully it's only week 1. Unhappy yo hear about this new fracture for reed though

Topic   GTZ 2017 $50 Fantasy Football League