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How much faab are you guys spending on brian hill? Ito Smith on ir and Freeman tweaked an ankle.
 

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I have the #1 waiver slot. I've been hanging on to it for a while now. Do I just grab Brian Hill just to keep others from doing so? Not sure if there is going to be any real game changers come on the market between now and the end of the season.

My RBs in that league are : Zeke, Jacobs, Singletary, DJohnson, and Pollard.
 

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Yes, cut a wr 5, te2, 2nd def or QB and screw over your opponents
 

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To be fair anyone trusting David Johnson after what had played out the last few weeks was basically dousing their team in gasoline and jumping into the fire

he sat prominently on my bench and will stay there indefinitely. Kingsburry is a little bitch boy
 

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I have the #1 waiver slot. I've been hanging on to it for a while now. Do I just grab Brian Hill just to keep others from doing so? Not sure if there is going to be any real game changers come on the market between now and the end of the season.

My RBs in that league are : Zeke, Jacobs, Singletary, DJohnson, and Pollard.
It is called area or resource denial in military strategy.

If you can, do so.

Of course, I note in the RBF League, the Top-5 waiver spots are all in the hands of the Top-6 teams. Always great to help the teams already doing well!
 

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It is called area or resource denial in military strategy.

If you can, do so.

Of course, I note in the RBF League, the Top-5 waiver spots are all in the hands of the Top-6 teams. Always great to help the teams already doing well!
I don’t think the waivers should be viewed as a way of subsidizing poor management (or bad luck which is often the case in fantasy)

I haven’t made a waiver claim in RBF in like 6 weeks even though I have wanted players during that time. Because I exercised constraint to put myself in a good position for a playoff push, I should be punished because other owners are poor drafters and poor With utilizing the waiver wire? How does that make sense?
 

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I don’t think the waivers should be viewed as a way of subsidizing shitty management (or bad luck which is often the case in fantasy)

I haven’t made a waiver claim in RBF in like 6 weeks even though I have wanted players during that time. Because I exercised constraint to put myself in a good position for a playoff push, I should be punished because other owners are poor drafters and poor With utilizing the waiver wire? How does that make sense?
The point of any good league is competitiveness. And strengthening the top teams when others are struggling through no fault of their own doesn't meet that objective.

Presuming shitty management is a straw man. Do you really think people are purposely putting themselves into a position to where they have to use the waiver wire to field a full team? "I'm going to draft poorly so I can get priority in Week 11!" No one does that.

And, if you're doing well then you aren't being punished for not having to replace players.
 

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Well, looks like I didn't need to try to lose in my dynasty league, because unless Tyler Lockett goes off in the fourth, I am picking up my second loss. Just one of those weeks where most of my team was good but no one was great.
 

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The point of any good league is competitiveness. And strengthening the top teams when others are struggling through no fault of their own doesn't meet that objective.

Presuming shitty management is a straw man. Do you really think people are purposely putting themselves into a position to where they have to use the waiver wire to field a full team? "I'm going to draft poorly so I can get priority in Week 11!" No one does that.

And, if you're doing well then you aren't being punished for not having to replace players.
But it’s not strengthening the top teams. I wasn’t just handed that waiver spot. It wasn’t reset based on descending standings. I have it because I haven’t made a claim in weeks. If I was in 12th because I lost 2 games I instead won, I’d still have that waiver spot.

I honestly disagree with your premise. I don’t think a league should be trying to manufacture competitiveness. Every team should be given a fair shot, but if teams fade into the background for whatever reason so be it. A team that sucks and is 2-8 shouldn’t be able to spam the waiver wire button every week because they know they’ll just get the #1 waiver again the next week or at least a high waiver. It honestly takes the strategy out of waivers. At that point what incentive do you have to exercise constraint? Use it because it’ll just reset next week anyway so everyone might as well put in a claim
 

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And I’m saying all this as a guy who’s combined record in his 3 non RBF leagues is 9-21. My teams fucking suck. But I still play the waivers strategically like I have all season
 

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But it’s not strengthening the top teams. I wasn’t just handed that waiver spot. It wasn’t reset based on descending standings. I have it because I haven’t made a claim in weeks. If I was in 12th because I lost 2 games I instead won, I’d still have that waiver spot.

I honestly disagree with your premise. I don’t think a league should be trying to manufacture competitiveness. Every team should be given a fair shot, but if teams fade into the background for whatever reason so be it. A team that sucks and is 2-8 shouldn’t be able to spam the waiver wire button every week because they know they’ll just get the #1 waiver again the next week or at least a high waiver. It honestly takes the strategy out of waivers. At that point what incentive do you have to exercise constraint? Use it because it’ll just reset next week anyway so everyone might as well put in a claim
You use the term constraint, but is really isn't that. If you're doing well, and not needing replacements, that isn't constraint; that is just winning or being lucky with injuries. People who have teams destroyed by injuries aren't bringing in new players because they want to, or have a mania for it, they do it because they have to.

No one spams the waiver wire for the hell of it.

And there is no strategy in waivers outside of budgeted leagues. You either have a high enough waiver to get a guy or not.
 

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And there is no strategy in waivers outside of budgeted leagues. You either have a high enough waiver to get a guy or not.
But you get a high enough waiver by not using it. That’s the strategy. If I use my waiver this week I won’t have a good claim next week. And honestly man, check out my team in RBF. It ain’t great and I could’ve used that waiver to improve my team a few times. I mostly just get carried by New England’s D scoring 40 points a week
 

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My opponent right now is whooping me with a team he’s constructed by basically putting in waiver claims for every single player that goes on the wire. More than half his starting lineup this week consists of waiver claims.

It’s frustrating because it feels like he’s rewarded for his team sucking ass for the first month and a half, while I’m being punished because my team hovered at or just above .500 for the year. At the end of tonight’s game we will be tied with the same record.
 

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Just fucking lost a huge swing game on that 3 yard dump off to Carson in the 69th minute of the game that it looked like I had wrapped up on about 27 different occasions. Fuck.
 

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