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Putting it to the Test: The Final Results

After spending roughly 110 dollars on around 50 lineups, we walk away with $484.  Sweet!  The experiment this weekend has led us to believe a few things:

  • It seems pretty necessary to set many lineups, many of which are only slightly tweaked from the one before it
  • Skill strategies completely dominated the luck strategies
S245554643 10/11 nfl icon $3K Sun Mini Snap (Sunday Only) 152.8 (70 of 1676)
Tournament
$2 $12
S245550417 10/11 nfl icon $3K Sun Mini Snap (Sunday Only) 156.4 (46 of 1676)
Tournament
$2 $14
S239914489 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 192.5 (7 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $400
S239912862 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 140.02 (10184 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $5
S239911874 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 170.16 (512 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $15
S239910309 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 162.94 (1196 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $10
S239906385 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 146.76 (6062 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $5
S239901156 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 161.4 (1429 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $10
S238924502 10/11 nfl icon $100K Sun NFL Snap (Sunday Only) 144.02 (7619 of 57471)
Tournament
$2 $5

lineup192.5 is a boatload of points – in fact, we’d be teetering on greatness if this was a $25 dollar entry – but who knows how many entries we would have really had to do to get to this point.  First place of course had the insane undeniable Freeman/Martin combo (which of course in foresight we could have formulated the amazing resurgence of Foug Dartin based off an impressive previous week performance along with the Jags laughable rush defense).

But in all reality, this was a thoroughly researched lineup and there were plenty that were similar to it that you can see above (scores in the 160’s and 170’s).  Flacco was going to throw against a vulnerable Browns defense, Freeman has been on an undeniable track of greatness, Forsett was a safe bet against the Raiders.  Edelman and the Pats were going to eviscerate the Cowboys, picked a nice WR to couple with Flacco etc etc.

It is definitely exciting giving a bunch of shots to a tournament with $2 entries but the minimum score becomes higher and higher to become in the money.  The top score in the 57471 contest was 210.44 – absolutely insane.

The 250 person league was a hot 158.98 – much more reasonable considering they didn’t have a WR with more than 15 points or a defense that broke 10.

Our 574 was a little more aggressive – 164.74 with a couple nice picks like Allen Robinson, Dalton, Freeman, and good ol Tyler Eifert.

The 1149 was more impressive with 185.74 points – Manning, Freeman, Beckham, Eifert, and Broncos defense in the mix.

It is definitely a great feeling having 170 points going into Sunday Night Football with Beckham – this is a great lineup that would have won a ton of money moved around into a lot of different tournaments.  But of course, this was one of 50 and difficult to predict.

Simply put, the luck driven lineups did horribly.  There is no comparison between the two and no substitute for research, matchups, and personal background analysis of every player you start.

GRFF Staff

GRFF Staff

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