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FF Mercy: Insulting, Merciful or Stupid?

  • Merciful. No sense in running up the score.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Insulting. Who wants to be beaten with fewer opponents?

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Stupid. Always score as many points as possible incase they're used as a tie-breaker.

    Votes: 6 75.0%

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TheDeparted

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So, somehow I've made it to a 5-1 record so far, with an auto-drafted team and a slew of FA/waiver-wire pickups.

The last 3 weeks, however, I've come out of Sunday night as the clear victor with one or more players YTP on Monday Night after my opponents' players have all been 'used'.

So, because there's a 0.0000000001% chance that my YTP players score enough negative points to lose the game for me, I bench them and just take 100.0% chance of a win. This week I benched Kyle Orton and Antonio Gates because I've already won 71.5 to 57.


Is this considered insulting or merciful?
 

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you put forth your best starting line up and you let them play

don't be a dbag
 

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Yeah, now your thinking too much about it.

Score the points. It's the other teams problem if they can't score points.
 
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dbag? Really?

Okay, I'll just put them back in, then.

But what if, as in a previous week, I've only got the lead by 1 point and I have the only player YTP? Do I risk losing the game if that one player has a horrible outing scoring -1 or -2 points or do I guarantee myself the victory by benching said player?
 

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I have benched a kicker before witha 1 point lead.
 
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So, for the people who think it's insulting, you'd rather lose by 60 points than by, say, 15? Or am I misinterpreting the reasons?
 

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Folks are missing sarcasm right and left on SSF, and here, where I was sure it was sarcasm, it isn't.

If you lock up a playoff spot be sure to drop 3 starters, just to be cool. :p
 

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