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  • ITHROWPOOP ITHROWPOOP Jan 10, 2008 10:35 PM Flag

    IS IT CHEATING???

    Is it cheating to have 10-15 pick ups off a waiver line in a week? I'm in a winners league and i'm currently in first place, but with the 2nd and 3rd place teams swapping 10 players or more a week i doubt i can stay there. I feel like it's okay to make changes to your team to make it better, but to do it simply so you have more players start for you in a week, to me, is weak at best, cheating at worst. Am i out to lunch??
    in my friends league we limit the numbeer of moves in a year to 75 to prevent this but is it cheating??????

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    • ok bear with me....im typing this with the knowledge that sum on here think that trading d-wade is good but maxing out rosters or 'streaming' is bad.

      poop...unless your opponent is an idiotic asshole, they are doing streaming because they are behind in categories whitch might cause them to lose. do they want to do this over n over again? chances are no. no one does. but is 7-2 or 8-1 palpatable to them. again no. btw streaming isnt weak, its called strategy and yahoo in sum formats encourages it.

      FOR ONE, MY TEAM IS BEAST, BUT I ALSO DON'T THINK IT TAKES ANY SKILL TO WIN LIKE THAT, I DRAFT WELL AND WATCH FOR PLAYERS WHO ARE PLAYING WELL BUT TO JUST PICK UP ANYONE WHO IS PLAYING THAT DAY IS STUPID TO ME.

      (your quote; not mine) anyhow....congrads that u drafted well, but the number 1 rule in being a good fantasy gm (and mind u, i might be wrong) is dont get ahead of yourself and dont get full of yourself. remember if u are such a great gm, why are u worried? =l

      btw the settings on winners league is no max limit. they can go all day and twice on sunday. my q to u in this regard is:if you are so "beast", why are u afraid of two guys who might be actually fighting for who gets to be second?

      (another quote in rgards to here)
      do they do/allow that in real life???

      actually they do in some form. do they go whole hog as in here? no why? theres no cap in public/winner league. most know that. n yet.....btw just because theres a minimal 5 swap move in effect doesnt mean u cant get around it. its a nice try though.

      the fact is you are in first. it is an accomplishment (especially in winners league) that shouldnt be taken for granted at this stage.

      my q to u is this though: why are u worried again? if its because ur team might not be able to stand the onslaught, then fix the damm thing. however knowing u got into winner's league and yet u cant deal with those who are beating u with a game u cant understand troubles me. remember you are smarter then them. now prove it

      gl this season

    • If your players get injured you may need to use the waiver wire. There is no more injured reserve. I don't think its cheating.

    • is there a maximum games limit set? if so then you have nothing to worry about! In fact, you should be happy that they are doing this as they are wasting there game limit on FA quality players

      if there is no game limit then they are playing smart and within the rules, and you should be doing the same

    • do they do/allow that in real life??? no. so in my league we had the commissioner set it up so that there is a 5 swap out limit per week per owner and you couldn't get the same player twice in that week. he would be unavailable till next week. so you can't pick up joe smith on monday drop him on tuesday and get him back for wednesday. it's made a drastic difference.

    • The player that is currently in first in my league has made over 90 moves, but I feel confident that when he hits the maximum number of games I will catch up because my team is better. Do you have a max game cap in your league? You can check by going to your league and click on settings. It should say max: 82. The way to see how over they are at any position is to click on a team and at the bottom right below the players it will say max games, showing you how under/over at each position someone is.

      Hope that helps.

    • Wait....if they are dropping players and picking each others up, how is that possible? Every league has waiver wire priorities so any team that picks up a player off of waivers moves to the bottom of the list.

      If they are trading back and forth, that is cheating and the commish should stop that.

    • it's not cheating but its unsportsmanlike ..

      why won't you do the same.

 

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