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    Beast From The Big East

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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:22 pm

    thoughts on captaincy/vice options this week. the 3 best/most likely options are arguably Friend, Surgess, Crichton and all play in the same game up first
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:28 pm

    @Honeysett wrote:Did I hear that Croker was injured? Going to miss any length of time? Peach back into my team means I keep my promise to the sweet peach.

    Pretty sure he bunged it on to try and cover coming off for a HIA.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Johnny B Goode on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:29 pm

    I like the bye rounds because I can cheer on guys I would never usually play like CNK or Burns. Also yeah it makes a big difference to sorting out the contenders from the pretenders
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by danseels1985 on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:31 pm

    If Scott loses his place in the team after this week should I trade him to Turbo or Tedesco via Hayne? Only have 2 trades left so it's a big decision lol
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Johnny B Goode on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:34 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:If Scott loses his place in the team after this week should I trade him to Turbo or Tedesco via Hayne? Only have 2 trades left so it's a big decisjion lol


    With 2 trades you're better off holding fire. What if Chambers busts something a fortnight after Scott is dropped and he comes back in.
    When you're down to an arm and a leg in trades. Sure emergencies only.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by SI on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:36 pm

    @Beast From The Big East wrote:thoughts on captaincy/vice options this week. the 3 best/most likely options are arguably Friend, Surgess, Crichton and all play in the same game up first

    Hey Beast, you've been quiet mate. I'm looking at Surgess vc with Tolman as back up Sunday. I think Surgess is up for a big one against the Chooks.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by code delta on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:37 pm

    @wolfking wrote:
    Bye rounds sorts the men from the boys.
    and another 20 000 players drop out after this week and don't come back?
    Surely we want people playing?
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:38 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:If Scott loses his place in the team after this week should I trade him to Turbo or Tedesco via Hayne? Only have 2 trades left so it's a big decision lol

    Probably shouldn't do anything if you have 2 other playing centres.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:40 pm

    @code delta wrote:
    and another 20 000 players drop out after this week and don't come back?
    Surely we want people playing?

    Not at the expense of something like not counting bye rounds towards overall.  I don't think something like bye rounds would cause a mass drop off.  Casual players are going to drop off anyway, it's a long season and it's always going to happen.

    I don't think eliminating bye rounds would cause a surge in player numbers either.

    I'm sorry if you feel your idea is getting dismissed, I just don't think it would go down well. It would actually cause a diehard like myself to actually lose interest I think.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by my tv broke on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:44 pm

    I think as people have mentioned everyones team would be even more identical and the comp is over by rnd 10..

    Interestingly im a massive fan of standalone weekends for origin and that would eliminate bye rounds..
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Rabbit on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:45 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?

    Cop out. There were two serious bye rounds before this anyway. Winning takes luck.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by TysonFrizellsBottomBitch on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:46 pm

    @wolfking wrote:

    Pretty sure he bunged it on to try and cover coming off for a HIA.
    Shocked
    He was definitely injured, its just that he was also in a head clash earlier. In fact people were bagging Raiders for abusing the HIA rule to check his knee... that is until he failed the HIA.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Random on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:48 pm

    @code delta wrote:
    @wolfking wrote:
    Bye rounds sorts the men from the boys.
    and another 20 000 players drop out after this week and don't come back?
    Surely we want people playing?

    The thing is the way the competition is, it makes it likely people will still drop out. As mentioned it it would mean people's teams would be even more similar and teams that jump on people early would get rewarded. However it also eliminates any possibility of teams having that as a catch up round as well. It also adds another strategic layer to the game.

    The simple fact is though the game is so time consuming and it can be discouraging and frustrating at times. We put in hours upon hours in the off-season and things can unravel and there is such a degree of luck that as the season carries on it can affect interest. Also the fact that it is played over 27 weeks of the year. Keeping engaged in it is also a problem which is why it has such a large drop off.

    Anyway, anyone who plans to play the game competitively (Overall) plans for the entire season and plans for byes. Most won't be discouraged when something doesn't go their way. Otherwise I should have quit after Round 3.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:49 pm

    @TysonFrizellsBottomBitch wrote:
    Shocked
    He was definitely injured, its just that he was also in a head clash earlier. In fact people were bagging Raiders for abusing the HIA rule to check his knee... that is until he failed the HIA.

    That's what made it look like to me he bunged it on a bit. He knew if he got taken off for a HIA he was gone for the game. As a Croker owner I hope he's fine, but he was standing on the sideline with Ricky towards the end of the game so I'm sure he's sweet. If he isn't I'd really really like to know now, not next week.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by danseels1985 on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:49 pm

    Will be a miracle if I am still in the top 2000 with this shower of shit this week

    Brown
    Surgess Taupau Crichton
    ARey
    Fuimaono Scott Kelly
    Edwards Mansour
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by SI on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:51 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:Will be a miracle if I am still in the top 2000 with this shower of shit this week

    Brown
    Surgess Taupau Crichton
    ARey
    Fuimaono Scott Kelly
    Edwards Mansour

    Strong 17 next week though?
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:55 pm

    My team this week with 10 trades and 111K. Only one trade at this stage and that's RTS to Walker;

    McInnes Brailey
    Brown Kaufusi Yates Fifita
    Surgess Crichton Fui Elliot JDB Tolo
    Cleary SJ Lolohea Laybutt
    SMat Kelly Croker Cotric
    Walker Semi Edwards Munster Slater

    Next week;

    Semi -> Cashout
    Elliot -> Kapow/Mannering (will depend if Yates plays again and if Fifi backs up who I go with)

    Week after;

    Lolohea/Yates -> Cashout
    Brailey -> Smith

    Oh yeah!!
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Rabbit on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:56 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:Will be a miracle if I am still in the top 2000 with this shower of shit this week

    Brown
    Surgess Taupau Crichton
    ARey
    Fuimaono Scott Kelly
    Edwards Mansour

    Looks about or just below average. You won't lose too much ground. Most are good scorers where some teams will have shit scorers making up numbers.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by wolfking on Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:59 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:Will be a miracle if I am still in the top 2000 with this shower of shit this week

    Brown
    Surgess Taupau Crichton
    ARey
    Fuimaono Scott Kelly
    Edwards Mansour

    That's a strong 10, I wouldn't stress too much. We just need to hope Kelly can bag a try or two.
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    Re: 2017 NRL.COM Fantasy Thread 55

    Post by Spuddies on Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:00 pm

    @danseels1985 wrote:Will be a miracle if I am still in the top 2000 with this shower of shit this week

    Brown
    Surgess Taupau Crichton
    ARey
    Fuimaono Scott Kelly
    Edwards Mansour
    At least 9 of those are strong players...

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