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    2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

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    Johnny B Goode

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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Johnny B Goode on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:22 pm

    @mulvy wrote:ET to Merrin. Sideways or genius?

    If you're going to trade ET out I wouldn't be picking Mr Krispy Kremes as the upgrade
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Rabbit on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:24 pm

    Merrin will kill it from here. He's fit. Getting minutes. No personal shit. He's gold.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by rhinoceroo on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:30 pm

    @mickspicks wrote:If you had to choose between TPow and Mannering for final 17, who would you pick?

    If it's a straight fight for a 2RF spot then Mannering, but Taupau one of only two first tier props while there are loads of gun second rows, so depends on who else you have there.

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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mickspicks on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:34 pm

    @rhinoceroo wrote:

    If it's a straight fight for a 2RF spot then Mannering, but Taupau one of only two first tier props while there are loads of gun second rows, so depends on who else you have there.

    Good point. I think I need TPow. Maybe Fifi then.

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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by code delta on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:42 pm

    Do the two major bye rounds exclude 95% of players winning overall. I’d think so.
    Do the major bye rounds discourage many players from continuing to the end of the season when they don’t score very well? I’d think so.
    It seems like fantasy needs to encourage players to become more serious to play the full year.
    So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Pookus McFly on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:45 pm

    @code delta wrote:Do the two major bye rounds exclude 95% of players winning overall. I’d think so.
    Do the major bye rounds discourage many players from continuing to the end of the season when they don’t score very well? I’d think so.
    It seems like fantasy needs to encourage players to become more serious to play the full year.
    So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?

    I like the bye rounds. Organizing a solid team through this period is like an extra challenge during the season to reward astute coaches. You can always play in a league and turn the bye round scoring off, but if they tried to take your suggestion on board for the overall I would legit find a new Fantasy game.


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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mulvy on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:45 pm

    How about:

    ET -> Kennedy (more than I wanted to spend on a cashout but should get two games starting backrow which should be decent??)
    RTS -> CMat. Another cashout plays rd 18 but Knights play 19 so you never know, could get another game.
    Graham -> Kapow. Gun keeper who plays 18/19 for a guy who plays neither and may not be a keeper this year.
    Gives cash for Fifita rd 19 and Pearce rd 20.

















    And one trade for the run home.......
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:47 pm

    @code delta wrote:So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?

    Terrible idea imo. Love the challenges that bye rounds present.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by SI on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:48 pm

    @code delta wrote:Do the two major bye rounds exclude 95% of players winning overall. I’d think so.
    Do the major bye rounds discourage many players from continuing to the end of the season when they don’t score very well? I’d think so.
    It seems like fantasy needs to encourage players to become more serious to play the full year.
    So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?

    There's 3 mate. Personally I'm just used to it and it is what it is. I think it's an extra part to the strategy and playing Devil's advocate, I think a shit tonne more teams would be nigh on identical if it wasn't for the byes.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Spuddies on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:48 pm

    @code delta wrote:Do the two major bye rounds exclude 95% of players winning overall. I’d think so.
    Do the major bye rounds discourage many players from continuing to the end of the season when they don’t score very well? I’d think so.
    It seems like fantasy needs to encourage players to become more serious to play the full year.
    So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?
    The bye rounds are a pain in the arse. Despite the best planning you can get a few injuries or players get called up for origin which is pretty frustrating and fuck it up too much and it can write off your season. 

    Despite this, it also makes the game more challenging and interesting and I'd rather keep it than see them not count.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mulvy on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:51 pm

    In my second year I'm loving the bye rounds. You can really make up some ground. With 100 000 players it needs that extra level of difficulty to sort the men from the boys.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by White Lightning on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:51 pm

    The bye period is important as it gives chasers a chance to catch up & if they weren't counted towards overall the competition would be over by round 10.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mulvy on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:52 pm

    @SI wrote:

    There's 3 mate.  Personally I'm just used to it and it is what it is.  I think it's an extra part to the strategy and playing Devil's advocate, I think a shit tonne more teams would be nigh on identical if it wasn't for the byes.  

    Precisely
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Spuddies on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:53 pm

    I had my trades sorted and then L.Brown goes and has minor surgery. Bang
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:55 pm

    Im also considering kennedy as a cash out as i think i can still make the final trades i need reagrdless of spending the extra 60k
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mulvy on Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:58 pm

    @my tv broke wrote:Im also considering kennedy as a cash out as i think i can still make the final trades i need reagrdless of spending the extra 60k

    Yeah that was my conclusion. I'm very confident I'll have enough cash. I just don't have enough trades and it comes down to whether I want go all out and take the risk.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:02 pm

    Just realised if i trade in kennedy ill only need him for this week anyway as he'll be my 18th man in rnd 19..

    Unless of course tedesco doesnt back up which seems like a reasonable chance to be honest..
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Pookus McFly on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:07 pm

    @Spuddies wrote:I had my trades sorted and then L.Brown goes and has minor surgery. Bang

    Yeah this has also ruined all my plans. I was also looking forward to having L.Brown as an ongoing backup in case Fui went back to bench or axed completely (who knows with madge these days!). Asspelican Fine doesn't provide the security to let me safely trade out Leilua, and now I can't afford to upgrade Capewell to a gun playing this round to complete my 17. Brown has me two players down for this week and one week behind on my plans. But hey, at least we didn't pick him up last week!

    No trades this week. 14 playing. Fuck Lewis Brown.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by mulvy on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:15 pm

    Yeah I was looking to bring in LeBrown and Whare this week as cashouts. Royally screwed my plans. Now I need to get out of the mindset of what I had in mind and make sure I make the best decision based on the current state of play
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:16 pm

    @code delta wrote:
    So what do people think if this weekends and the previous major bye round simply didn’t count towards overall points?

    No way. Might as well play head to head with that sort of thinking.

    Bye rounds sorts the men from the boys.

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