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This sprung up on me with the Jimmy Graham situation and his status unknown. Ever been in a situation where you were forced to play a guy who didn't play because there was no one on your team you were willing to cut to find a fill in? Having bye week issues here doesn't help either. I think that's what I may have to do this week even if Graham doesn't play. Play him and take my medicine or goose egg.
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no, i haven't. there have been times when i would have been better off taking the zero, but I'm always trying to win this week, and that's harder to do with a guaranteed 0 at one spot in the lineup.

there's always someone that can be cut.
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Well, it wasn't on purpose, but my backup TE had already played when SD rules Gates would be out for that game, so I got a 0. That sucked.
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hard 10 wrote:no, i haven't. there have been times when i would have been better off taking the zero, but I'm always trying to win this week, and that's harder to do with a guaranteed 0 at one spot in the lineup.

there's always someone that can be cut.


Small bench doesn't help either

Maclin
Matthews
D. Brown
R. Bush

D. Brown is the only one I would consider at this point and even then ughhhhhhh
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ATL Souljah Boy wrote:
hard 10 wrote:no, i haven't. there have been times when i would have been better off taking the zero, but I'm always trying to win this week, and that's harder to do with a guaranteed 0 at one spot in the lineup.

there's always someone that can be cut.


Small bench doesn't help either

Maclin
Matthews
D. Brown
R. Bush

D. Brown is the only one I would consider at this point and even then ughhhhhhh


I'd do it*. With the uncertainty over his return, there's a decent chance you can get him back next week.


*unless you're 6-0 with at least a 1 game cushion in the standings. If not, every win matters.
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There's been plenty of times where I haven't played a position. Like defense or kicker. Defense in fear of negative points and kicker cause I didn't see him scoring a ton that week.

I'm in a league with no waivers so Monday night at 12am it's a free for all. If there's a player with a break out performance and I MUST have him and my defense or kicker hasn't played, I'll drop one of them if they haven't played yet to make the acquisition Monday night faster. Rather than refreshing, adding, dropping and then having to confirm all I have to do is refresh and add and that's it.

So yea, I take a 0 at a position. It's common for me. The rest of the league never catches on to what I'm doing neither haha
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Jcb890 wrote:Well, it wasn't on purpose, but my backup TE had already played when SD rules Gates would be out for that game, so I got a 0. That sucked.


Yeah that happened to me in one of my leagues.

I don't think I would ever take a goose egg. I've lost 3 games this year by 5.6, 2.5, 0.25 points... I MADE some things happen and I'm not letting that happen again..
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Well I purposely started Vernon Davis last night... so I guess so!
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I'm probably going to do it this weekend; just can't bring myself to cutting any of the following for a scrub D on WW:
Cobb (most likely choice but in the middle of a pretty good upward trend)
Torrey Smith
Heath Miller (Hernandez has a bye soon and WW is a TE wasteland)
ATL D (6th in D's in my league
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D Murray
Julio Jones

This is my view-I may lose up to 10 points this week but over the remainder of the year the players listed above are going to get me many more points than the guys I would have to trot out there due to cutting them.

*on a side note D's can score in the negative in my league so I may be avoiding a deduction
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dukeman_92 wrote:Well I purposely started Vernon Davis last night... so I guess so!
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Nothing like giving your opponent a power play :lol:

I had Vernon Davis on at least 3 teams :F
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greenhornet wrote:I'm probably going to do it this weekend; just can't bring myself to cutting any of the following for a scrub D on WW:
Cobb (most likely choice but in the middle of a pretty good upward trend)
Torrey Smith
Heath Miller (Hernandez has a bye soon and WW is a TE wasteland)
ATL D (6th in D's in my league
M Ryan
D Murray
Julio Jones

This is my view-I may lose up to 10 points this week but over the remainder of the year the players listed above are going to get me many more points than the guys I would have to trot out there due to cutting them.

*on a side note D's can score in the negative in my league so I may be avoiding a deduction


Cut ATL.

That defense is not going to carry you to a title.
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I'm facing the same dilemma this week at WR. Maclin and Hartline on byes and Garçon is almost assured not to play. I'd have to drop Hartline or Garçon to pick up a 3rd WR and I'm picking from Justin Blackmon or Chris Givens. I'm already down Matt Ryan, Jamaal Charles, Ryan Mathews, and probably Jimmy Graham this week, so I may just pencil in Garçon.
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I've started a player this year in nearly every week that put up a 0.... but not on purpose.

With a short bench, and a good team i might. I haven't had to face that tho. Normally can work a trade or i have something at the end of the bench i can work with.
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dukeman_92 wrote:Well I purposely started Vernon Davis last night... so I guess so!
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:lol:

In Donald's case I'd make that cut.

I have a bench like that in 1 league. It's tough, but like hard10 said every win matters.

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