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I'm the commish in a private league with friends. We have 4 playoff spots, 3 of which are locked up. The 4th place team (panthers) is 8-5, and the 5th place team (cobras) is 7-6. The cobras needed a win and a panther loss, because the cobras have the tiebreaker. The cobras won, however, the panthers won as well. The only problem is, the team the panthers were playing, the 10th place team, intentionally threw the game. Had the 10th place team played his real players, the panthers would lose, putting the cobras in the playoffs. I have to make a decision on whether or not to change the points to put the cobras in or not. Is this cheap but legal, or cheating and illegal? This is a money league by the way.
it honestly depends on who the 10th place team started versus who was benched. Just becaus...
it honestly depends on who the 10th place team started versus who was benched. Just because a high profile player was benched for a less owned player doesnt mean cheating. He could have felt that the lesser player had more upside. Example: week 14 benching tom brady vs texans in favor of nick foles vs tampa. I felt houston would limit brady and foles would finally get going against weak pass defense in tampa. I was basically right with brady posting 27 points and foles with 31. Was is ballsy? hell yes. did it pay off? yes i won that matchup and those 4 points helped. Point being is since this worked for me it wasnt seen as cheating. if foles completely tanked this game it could be seen as me trying to help a guy trying to get the last playoff spot.
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Chris, in your case, you are talking about two players who were known to be starting for t...
Chris, in your case, you are talking about two players who were known to be starting for their teams, not quite the same as a backup who rarely gets touches throughout the season. Good move by the way! I certainly wouldn't consider your situation as cheating if Foles had not come through for you, it's just part of the game. I had a couple players who tanked today (M. Stafford and D. Thomas) and took me out of the championship round but I certainly won't be charged with throwing the match even though it was against a friend.
Benching your starters in a matchup that has an immediate impact on a playoff scenario or ...
Benching your starters in a matchup that has an immediate impact on a playoff scenario or any other scenario is not a good faith or fair play move. I would reset the 10th place team's starting lineup as played the week prior to this controversial matchup, lock him/her out of your league with all entry fees forfeited, and find a new team manager for next season.
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in concept i agree with what you outlined ...but unless rules are in place for such actio...
in concept i agree with what you outlined ...but unless rules are in place for such action by the commissiooner...ill advised. you have to have rules to cover such scenarios in place from the first of the season...not as an afterthought.
I don't know how anybody can comment on this without knowing the details. I'd like...
I don't know how anybody can comment on this without knowing the details.
I'd like to know who he started and who was benched before pointing fingers.
For all we know Jack's opinion is that of a kindergartner
yes it would be why would he thrpow the game thats his fault bud its a week to week game...
yes it would be why would he thrpow the game thats his fault bud its a week to week game and if your friend or fellow reveal did something that stupid its his fault so he so not make playoffs my option and i am sure alot of people wouold agree with me gl with your league
cheap,unethical, poor sportsmanship, and any number of negative adjectives could well desc...
cheap,unethical, poor sportsmanship, and any number of negative adjectives could well describe this low-brow, slimey kind of move...but unless you have a rule in place that clearly states that this is not permissible, then technically...it's not cheating. I have nothing against people playing in money leagues...but from a lot of years playing this game and a lot of bad experiences, when you mix money and fantasy football...greed usually takes priority over anything and everything, and people set their integrity outside the door when they walk into your league. that's why i don't play in money leagues any more.
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