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    BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    So, ESPN doesn't have a Playoff Pick'Em game (since there's only 11 games in the playoffs), but they do have this sort of interesting salary cap game based on the playoffs. The game is free to play.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nflpc/frontpage

    Basically, you have a salary cap of 50 points, you pick a roster of two QB, two RB, two WR, a TE, a K and a team Defense that adds up to 50. You get all the points those players accumulate in the playoffs. So an important part of picking players is deciding how many games they're going to have the opportunity to score points in. You can't switch once the playoffs start, so you're stuck with who you've got, even if they lose in the first game of the playoffs. 50 points won't buy you every player you want, so you kind of have to pick and choose a little bit.

    EDIT: It appears you can change your lineup every week up until the conference championships. So Brady & Manning aren't going to do you much good this week, but they would be great next week. And you can probably get them for cheap this week, as I would imagine their price would go up once they're actually playing games. I guess it should be stressed to read the rules so you understand how the game works, it's a little more complicated than I initially thought.

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    Re: BG Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    in.


    and I do so love doing it from work.

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    Re: BG Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    this looks fun, joined

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    Re: BG Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    in

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Looks complicated, but I'll give it a go

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    joined, ty

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    I joined.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    I love the password.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Tajin
    I love the password.
    I am hoping we can get a guy this year that is awesome at blocking punts and mediocre everywhere else....


    OR maybe a punter.........

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Looks like fun, I joined. Team is Hawks ftw as usual~

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Hrm. Not so sure about my team but going gutsy and with who I think is going to go through, like the advice thing says, so we'll see.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Plow
    Hrm. Not so sure about my team but going gutsy and with who I think is going to go through, like the advice thing says, so we'll see.
    Well it says we can change up until the championships, so.. not sure exactly what I'm gonna do.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    I'm not sure I understand how the money works after the first week... like, whatever we paid for someone they stay that amount unless we drop em?

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Plow
    I'm not sure I understand how the money works after the first week... like, whatever we paid for someone they stay that amount unless we drop em?
    Yeah like, I think brady is like 8 points this week or something like that, so if you buy him this week for 8 points you keep him for 8 points until you drop him. However if you don't pick him up this week his price will likely be higher next week since he is actually playing. At least that is how I interpreted it.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    So I guess the question is like how much higher. I wonder if there's any place you can view some of this info from previous seasons and stuff.


    It's like... ok brady is 7 now I think, if he's going to be say... 10 next week, meh, big deal. I have enough left over to cover that difference anyway. But if he's going to be like... 20 next week, and up to like 25 or 30 after that, if you think he's going all the way he'd quite clearly be worth it at 7.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    You can start to see other people's teams now, but only the players that have already played.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    #2 after this weekend. Unsure how that is tho since Anyway's players accumulated 100 points and mine way less.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Your defense hasn't updated, you'll be in the lead.

    Edit: Anyway will be in the lead.

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyche
    Your defense hasn't updated, you'll be in the lead.

    Edit: Anyway will be in the lead.
    I dunno. Maybe the Chargers will get him 11ish points? I had the Chargers do, but before it's calculated, I only had 50. -.- Plax/Galloway and their deep shotness ruined me, so this next week I'm gonna go steady. AlsoI lacked a BYE week since I picked someone else up so yeah. lol

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    Re: BG NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge

    wished I would have checked my QB's before hand Orz.

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