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Leopard Shark
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Looking for some insight on how others would feel about this move. I'm currently in 8th place with the below team and if I get 6 points from Reed (or Davis if he doesn't play) and Elliott tonight I'll move up into 7th place and if I lose I'll still be in 8th place. I'd much rather face the 1st place team over the 2nd place team. How bad of a move would it be to put Reed/Elliott on my bench tonight and take the loss? Is this a complete BS move? I'm afraid the fantasy gods would not look down on me well for this but I'm looking to see what other owners would think if someone in your league did this. The 2nd place team has Mahomes/Thielen/Cooper/DT/Kamara/Ekeler/Kelce/AP and the 1st place team who I'd rather face has Rivers/Diggs/Gabriel/Watkins/McCaffrey/Barkley/Watson/Hyde.

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JuJu
Sanders
Fitz/MVS/Tate/Doctson
Conner
Zeke
Reed
Lamar Miller
Elliott
Rams
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NautArch wrote:https://www.fantasysharks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=350709


Thank you! Sounds like I better just do the right thing and continue on with my correct lineup. Just wanted to get some other opinions before doing anything crazy. Thank you!
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Don't do it. Football is all about matchups, and you can barely predict the outcome of your own team. Don't for a second think you can figure out if your actual matchup vs team 1 is better than team 2.
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Concur with the consensus, but on another note...how many teams are in your league, that you have 8 teams get in?
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Warhaft wrote:Concur with the consensus, but on another note...how many teams are in your league, that you have 8 teams get in?


Yes I did the right thing and won out and will face the tougher team. Hopefully the fantasy gods will look down on me well for this!

This is a 14 team league with the top 8 making the playoffs.
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gharmison wrote:
Warhaft wrote:Concur with the consensus, but on another note...how many teams are in your league, that you have 8 teams get in?


Yes I did the right thing and won out and will face the tougher team. Hopefully the fantasy gods will look down on me well for this!

This is a 14 team league with the top 8 making the playoffs.


Good job and good luck!
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gharmison wrote:
Warhaft wrote:Concur with the consensus, but on another note...how many teams are in your league, that you have 8 teams get in?


Yes I did the right thing and won out and will face the tougher team. Hopefully the fantasy gods will look down on me well for this!

This is a 14 team league with the top 8 making the playoffs.


Ah, OK, that makes some sense. You'll have to let us know how it worked out.
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It didn’t work out but not due to who I played. I lost Conner and Sanders this week and that was enough to bury me. Glad I didn’t bench my players to determine who I’d play in the playoffs, wouldn’t have mattered.
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Ouch. Sorry, man. I was the #3 seed and I got Kittled in my playoff game by the #6 seed, but would have beaten the #1, #2, and #5 seeds. Sometimes this game is just painful.
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