Playoff ethics??

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Regardless of what happens in week 13, I am assured of a 1st round bye. There are currently 2 teams fighting for the last playoff spot, one team stinks while the other one is getting healthy and is a threat (AP, Leshoure, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Luck). Can I start rotten players to let the other team win, and keep the threatening team out of the playoffs? It's strategy, it's within the rules, but is that too dirty?
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Herm Edwards told me to tell you, "You play to win the game"...
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:F Just play to win.

Your manhood will thank you.


Would you want to miss the playoffs because a league mate purposely tanked to keep you out?
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I think that's fine, but personally I'd have a hard time trying not to win. Things don't always work out the way you planned when you tempt the Fantasy Gods like that.
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awpete wrote:Regardless of what happens in week 13, I am assured of a 1st round bye. There are currently 2 teams fighting for the last playoff spot, one team stinks while the other one is getting healthy and is a threat (AP, Leshoure, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Luck). Can I start rotten players to let the other team win, and keep the threatening team out of the playoffs? It's strategy, it's within the rules, but is that too dirty?


What would Bellichek do?
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I wouldn't do it. The "stinky" team can get hot and some of your key players could have off games/injuries. Play to win.
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awpete wrote:Regardless of what happens in week 13, I am assured of a 1st round bye. There are currently 2 teams fighting for the last playoff spot, one team stinks while the other one is getting healthy and is a threat (AP, Leshoure, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Luck). Can I start rotten players to let the other team win, and keep the threatening team out of the playoffs? It's strategy, it's within the rules, but is that too dirty?


The answer is yes, it's too dirty. Play your best players and crush your opponent mercilessly.

Don't be that guy that let's another team in the playoffs that doesn't deserve to be there.
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Blue/Silver Wave wrote::F Just play to win.

Your manhood will thank you.


Would you want to miss the playoffs because a league mate purposely tanked to keep you out?



^^THIS X 2^^ Field your best team and win, if you can. We have total overall points prize that is a nice chunk to keep this behavior at bay...
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ChummyShark wrote:
awpete wrote:Regardless of what happens in week 13, I am assured of a 1st round bye. There are currently 2 teams fighting for the last playoff spot, one team stinks while the other one is getting healthy and is a threat (AP, Leshoure, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Luck). Can I start rotten players to let the other team win, and keep the threatening team out of the playoffs? It's strategy, it's within the rules, but is that too dirty?


What would Bellichek do?



I think he would play to win. That game, and the playoffs. He's no sandbagger.
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Play it like you normally would. I would not go the extra mile and try to pick up a Defense/Tight End of the week, especially if I had to drop someone I would want available for the playoffs.
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Please post your lineup so we know where bad karma can potentially strike :wink:
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I am in a similar situation but it would only impact my seeding and allow me to play the lesser team week 1 of the playoffs. The only thing I fear is the team I purposely avoid lays an egg week 1 and the team I play goes off I will feel like a jackass.
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don't out think yourself. Just set your lineup and let the chips fall where they may.
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Thanks everyone - with the exception of Belliceck, it seems I should play to win. Probably doesn't matter once you see my team...

QB - RG3 (Stafford)
RB - D Mart, Spiller (SJax, Matthews)
WR - Megatron, AJ Green (Dez, Britt)
TE - Graham (Gresham)
LB - D Washington, P Willis (B Wagner, C McCarthy)
DE - M Williams, Chandler Jones (C Long, K Wimbley)
S - Malcom Jenkins (M Barron)
CB - A Verneer (M Adams)
K - Hanson

I have vulnerablilities at CB and DE (if C Jones doesn't heal up). Otherwise I like my chances.
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awpete wrote:Thanks everyone - with the exception of Belliceck, it seems I should play to win. Probably doesn't matter once you see my team...

QB - RG3 (Stafford)
RB - D Mart, Spiller (SJax, Matthews)
WR - Megatron, AJ Green (Dez, Britt)
TE - Graham (Gresham)
LB - D Washington, P Willis (B Wagner, C McCarthy)
DE - M Williams, Chandler Jones (C Long, K Wimbley)
S - Malcom Jenkins (M Barron)
CB - A Verneer (M Adams)
K - Hanson

I have vulnerablilities at CB and DE (if C Jones doesn't heal up). Otherwise I like my chances.



Since there are only 4 guys in your league it wouldn't be fair to one of the other 3 if you purposely tank.

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