Seattle has a very good, experienced playoff team with arguably the best home field advantage of any team in the league. I like the huddle because in spite of the "Sky is Falling" typical immediate reaction there are reasonable posters. I "liked" a facebook page called #keeppounding and those fans are going to become unhinged with a loss on Sunday. Clearly a win will be a landmark event for this years team, but a loss will not doom our season. The pressure is clearly on Seattle here and we need to dial it up.
6 undefeateds, talking heads unanimously leave Panthers out of top 5 or have even lower than 6. #thehateisreal http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap3000000555349/Who-are-the-top-5-best-teams-through-Week-5
Just saying no trophies awarded after 6 games. Nobody thought St Louis was going to win in Phoenix last week either. Seattle had that game against a Very Good Bengal team in hand through 3 quarters on the road. I'd be careful predicting their demise this early.
I noticed in FanDuel if you enter a contest early in the week, say, Wednesday..... you can substitute players up until their game on Sunday, unless they play Thursday night of course. But on the FantasyDraft site once you submit a lineup before Thursday, even if none of your players play on Thursday, your lineup becomes "locked" and no subs allowed. Which I thought was pretty piss poor. I do like the differences in salary cap between the two sites though. Also, I am careful to look at the scoring of each contest. There are games where qb's get the edge, or where rb's get the edge and a lot of PPR scoring to take into account or not take into account. Even defensive scoring can be different. Like I said, I agree with you that the smaller leagues are better but several times I find that by the time I look at the scoring rules and see if it matches my preferred lineup the league will fill up!
I put $50 in both Fan Duel and in FantasyDraft and have both accounts a tad over $100. I do the same thing and enter 3 contests per week in the 50/50 $5 to $10 range and have been pretty good about doubling my money but came up short last week. In Week 3 I splurged and put $25 on the big contest and got back $40 in both sites and then promptly lost $25 this past week in both. But the way to go is just like you say, stay in the smaller leagues and just try to double up. But there is a ton of luck involved so I'm staying at this small level and just enjoying it until it the account goes to zero! I'm still naive enough to avoid picking falcon players (and I feasted on Cam, Greg and our D for some games!) so this week I may pick a few falcons just to hex them!
Great picture, really surprised there are not more. One of the plays that concerned me the most was the Ted Ginn TD grab that was ruled a touchdown by the line judge that was literally in the best position possible to make the call. But the back judge came running over to overrule him. Apparently the line judge was one of the 22 new refs this year according to broadcast crew. WTF? If you don't trust the new guys to make the right call then don't have them on the field! We had to use a challenge to get that call, which, with the way that game was called, losing a challenge could have been a huge game-changer. And it wasn't necessary either. Since all scoring plays are reviewed there was absolutely no reason for that back judge to get involved as it was going to be reviewed anyway. I would say that back judge needs to be downgraded but that would probably stick him on the team that works the Panthers game every week with Ronde.
sorry I missed that Nate. Actually not. First week my lineup did not at least double up my investments. You really have to pick a lineup that contributes up and down the roster. One dud and you are out of the money. Pretty interesting strategy.