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2/12/2014 9:09 PM
got a 90/73 OL to go with my running game and should get bulger to throw to Harrison. my plan is starting to come together. hopefully, I can get the next piece. based on my current balance, any teams DEF should be ok for me because I will not be able to afford anything over $28m it looks like.

it will be the classic, can I outscore you, because my D will not stop you a lot
2/12/2014 9:27 PM
Yep I'm scared Glen. Could be a very tough run game to stop.


Can anyone give me the scoop on kicker FG ratings? When a guy is kicking does his real-life performance from the various distances make any difference or is it only determined by his FG rating? Like will a guy with 75 FG rating who made 0% of 40-49 in real life have the same chance of making a 40-yarder as a guy with a 75 FG rating who made 100% of 40-49?
2/12/2014 9:57 PM
Posted by tarheel1991 on 2/12/2014 9:27:00 PM (view original):
Yep I'm scared Glen. Could be a very tough run game to stop.


Can anyone give me the scoop on kicker FG ratings? When a guy is kicking does his real-life performance from the various distances make any difference or is it only determined by his FG rating? Like will a guy with 75 FG rating who made 0% of 40-49 in real life have the same chance of making a 40-yarder as a guy with a 75 FG rating who made 100% of 40-49?
and if you overload the run ..... I will have a procession type receiving game to mix it up with. bulger does not throw many interceptions, and Harrison catches a lot of balls
2/13/2014 9:26 AM
good Q tarheel; I don't know the answer.
2/13/2014 9:41 AM
I know FG ratings for all years up to 1974 are exactly the kickers actual overall percentage.....from 1975 onward the rating involves distance kicking.......why its like this I don't know, I had a stat guide as a kid from 1969 that gave distance breakdowns, the information was available.....My gut feeling says its just 1 number for all kicks, but I can't point to any facts on that....I've always received great performance from a '100' rated kicker, including those from the 40's who only kicked 1 Real Life FG....
2/13/2014 11:14 AM
      I think distance does matter but I've never tested that thoroughly since I normally keep my kickers out of the game as much as possible. In open leagues I rarely kick FGs, but in this league where defenses are more dominant, I will be paying attention to it. 
2/13/2014 11:17 AM
general Q: has anyone tried to assess where in the total salary range Super-Bowl-caliber teams like this year's Bronocs and Seahawks would fall? As we draft 75M clubs, would they be worse or better than the top-notch "real" teams?
2/13/2014 2:20 PM
Salary Cap:   Available Cash:  
Current Payroll: $68,419,752 Draft Picks Remaining: 4
Selection Status
Roster Status: Incomplete
Defense: Offensive Line: Special Teams:
QB minimum: RB minimum: WR minimum:
TE minimum: Kicker: Punter:
Additional Players: 4 additional needed
Defense
Team Run Pass Sacks Int Drive Red
Zone
Salary  
2013 Seattle Seahawks 57 82 63 89 81 79 $33,499,000 Remove
Offensive Line
Team Run Pass Sack Salary  
2013 Seattle Seahawks 59 55 40 $3,831,750 Remove
Special Teams Unit
Team Kick
Return
Punt
Return
Kick
Defense
Punt
Defense
Salary  
2013 Seattle Seahawks 43 72 27 85 $3,901,000 Remove
Quarterbacks (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Pass
Stam
Pass
Acc
Int Run
Stam
Run Salary  
1. '13 Russell Wilson 100 56 74 62 25 75 $6,150,605 Remove
add a QB >>
Running Backs (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Marshawn Lynch 100 73 52 43 40 $5,674,582 Remove
2. '13 Robert Turbin 100 20 39 9 35 $1,378,707 Remove
3. '13 Christine Michael 25 19 55 1 1 $574,146 Remove
4. '13 Derrick Coleman 75 1 7 13 36 $525,141 Remove
add a RB >>
Wide Receivers (minimum 4)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Doug Baldwin 100 1 32 55 65 $1,734,191 Remove
2. '13 Golden Tate 100 1 100 63 59 $1,901,935 Remove
3. '13 Jermaine Kearse 94 1 1 28 65 $829,889 Remove
4. '13 Sidney Rice 50 1 1 36 64 $563,529 Remove
5. '13 Ricardo Lockette 50 1 1 12 68 $325,000 Remove
6. '13 Bryan Walters 25 1 1 1 35 $325,000 Remove
add a WR >>
Tight Ends (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Zach Miller 88 1 1 45 51 $1,124,681 Remove
2. '13 Luke Willson 100 1 1 24 58 $719,181 Remove
3. '13 Kellen Davis 94 1 1 4 47 $325,000 Remove
add a TE >>
Field Goal Kicker
Name FG
Acc
XP Salary  
'13 Steven Hauschka 94 100 $3,593,040 Remove
Punter
Name Punt Salary  
'13 Jon Ryan 62 $1,443,375 Remove
2/13/2014 2:25 PM
Current Payroll: $66,715,498 Draft Picks Remaining: 4
Selection Status
Roster Status: Incomplete
Defense: Offensive Line: Special Teams:
QB minimum: RB minimum: WR minimum:
TE minimum: Kicker: Punter:
Additional Players: 4 additional needed
Defense
Team Run Pass Sacks Int Drive Red
Zone
Salary  
2013 Denver Broncos 56 51 57 50 35 34 $21,660,000 Remove
Offensive Line
Team Run Pass Sack Salary  
2013 Denver Broncos 50 96 81 $4,933,500 Remove
Special Teams Unit
Team Kick
Return
Punt
Return
Kick
Defense
Punt
Defense
Salary  
2013 Denver Broncos 84 45 1 42 $3,391,000 Remove
Quarterbacks (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Pass
Stam
Pass
Acc
Int Run
Stam
Run Salary  
1. '13 Peyton Manning 100 100 81 77 8 1 $10,367,562 Remove
2. '13 Brock Osweiler 25 9 56 100 3 1 $325,000 Remove
add a QB >>
Running Backs (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Knowshon Moreno 100 60 54 61 41 $5,527,686 Remove
2. '13 Montee Ball 100 31 59 24 34 $2,929,583 Remove
3. '13 Ronnie Hillman 63 23 48 23 44 $1,448,804 Remove
add a RB >>
Wide Receivers (minimum 4)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Demaryius Thomas 100 1 1 79 65 $2,490,929 Remove
2. '13 Eric Decker 100 1 1 77 62 $2,376,227 Remove
3. '13 Wes Welker 81 1 1 78 47 $1,737,882 Remove
4. '13 Andre Caldwell 100 1 98 19 54 $552,362 Remove
5. '13 Trindon Holliday 94 1 98 1 20 $325,000 Remove
add a WR >>
Tight Ends (minimum 3)
  Name Dur Run
Stam
Run Rec
Stam
Rec Salary  
1. '13 Julius Thomas 88 1 1 69 52 $1,738,085 Remove
2. '13 Jacob Tamme 100 1 1 24 42 $633,338 Remove
3. '13 Joel Dreessen 81 1 1 10 32 $325,000 Remove
4. '13 Virgil Green 100 1 1 11 26 $325,000 Remove
add a TE >>
Field Goal Kicker
Name FG
Acc
XP Salary  
'13 Matt Prater 99 100 $3,941,790 Remove
Punter
Name Punt Salary  
'13 Britton Colquitt 73 $1,686,750 Remove
2/13/2014 4:09 PM
As far as kickers go, you can go to profootball reference.com and search any player.  On the guy's page, it has a detailed breakdown of how each kicker did by distance.
2/13/2014 4:20 PM
ah, but does the SIM use that?
2/13/2014 4:48 PM
I don't know, but that's the bet way I know how to set it up.
2/13/2014 5:58 PM
If you notice for the Seattle and Denver rosters above, the only rating for the kicker is FG and XP, whereas all the other positions show all of the assorted ratings that are used per player.........................so I would assume from this that the only rating that matters is his ONE FG rating.
2/13/2014 11:25 PM

In a league like this with the TOP skilled players i figured DEF was my best shot. I agree totally with someones previous statement that Sack INT DRIVE and RED ZONE ratings are over rated in this type of league. Of those INT and RED ZONE I believe are way over rated due to everyone using the best players ever. Now in a keeper/regressive/custom league DEF ratings mean alot more because you use average players. A DEF rated 90 in Int sure seems worth the money when you go against guys like Jeff George, Bernie Kosar, Steve Deberg......all good QBs but certainly not Brady Brees Rodgers or Manning. Another factor in taking my DEF pick 1st was the numbers game.......there are ONLY 32 DEF available where I have much better odds of getting a great skilled player in later rounds. I took the Bolt's DEF because it gave me three key categories.....Great run rate, good pass rate and good drive. There are certainly other DEF better in those categories such as Bears, Ravens, Vikings to name a few BUT they came at a much higher cost. Now for my off the wall opinion......Top end running backs are over rated???? I have never felt I got my $$$ out of OJ, Brown, AP, etc. I get the same production out of guys like Larry Johnson, Earl Campbell, and John Riggins at a much cheaper cost. Maybe in this format they will be worth their weight in gold??? I personally have always done better with a "QB" or "BALANCED" based team.
Just the ramblings of someone who has been in 6 different airport and maybe has jet lag!!!!

2/13/2014 11:32 PM

My 2nd pick O-line was just based off wanting to attempt to control the ball with a running game and accurate QB to get 3rd downs on. Not the best pass rating but I was willing to give that up for the 100 run rating. As for others being surprised on the Nick Foles pick.....I had actually really considered taking him with my #3 and even after taking Plum I was going to take Foles with a later pick which would have made my team much different.

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