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Confidential Survivor Pool Update

Well, with a double-elimination format, nobody was eliminated in Week 1.  Of the 36 participants, all move on to Week 2.

Still, a few folks suffered their first loss.  Three entrants thought that Virginia was a safe bet against FCS neighbor Richmond (more on Virginia here), but suffered a first strike.  And one entrant took the risk of selecting Notre Dame in its opener against Texas.

As we move on to Week 2, here is an interesting chart as to which teams have been used or not used:

Team Survivors Who Haven’t Picked This Team
1. Syracuse (1-0) 22
2. Wake Forest (1-0) 29
3. Duke (1-0) 31
4. Virginia (0-1) 33
5. Georgia Tech (1-0) 34
6. No Carolina St. (1-0) 34
7. Virginia Tech (1-0) 35
8. Louisville (1-0) 35
9. Notre Dame (0-1) 35
10. Miami Fla (1-0) 36
11. Boston College (0-1) 36
12. Pittsburgh (1-0) 36
13. North Carolina (0-1) 36
14. Florida St. (1-0) 36
15. Clemson (1-0) 36

Nobody has used Miami, BC, Pitt, North Carolina, FSU, or Clemson yet.  UNC, Florida State, and Clemson are wise abstains, as they were playing SEC foes (going 2-1!!!).  And BC opened against Georgia Tech–a difficult first game.  Not sure why nobody opted for Miami or Pitt though.

As we move to Week 2, it will be interesting to see how many folks will strategically opt for non-elite schools Georgia Tech (Mercer) and Boston College (UMass) in games that obviously should be wins.  Recall that Georgia Tech has had some close calls in recent years–in the 2014 Orange Bowl victory season, the Yellow Jackets beat Wofford 38-19, beat Tulane 38-21, and then only eked by Georgia Southern 42-38.  In contrast, the Yellow Jackets opened up the 2015 season by beating up on Alcorn State and Tulane, only to finish the season 3-9 (also losing to Virginia along the way).  Boston College, meanwhile, thumped UMass 30-7 in their last matchup.

Anyway, the strategy is yours.  Saving Florida State for Week 10 is great, but being eliminated in Week 4 is not going to help that cause.

Good luck to everyone in Week 2!

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 2 Recap

Thanks to all those who continue to participate in our weekly fantasy football league!  It is a free game.  There is a prize on a season-long basis.  The rules are here.   There is still time to enter the season-long game.  But this post is about the results from Week 2.  So here we go:

HHuntley

QB: Kaaya  21.9; RB: Dayes, 26.2; WR: Switzer, 4.6; Flex: Powell, 14.2; Defense: Clemson 25.0; Coach: Petrino 0; Bonus +5; Roster Changes -0; TOTAL = 96.9 pts

ACwolfpacker

QB: Watson 29.1; RB: Cook, 41.6; WR: Barnes, 5.6; Flex: Dayes, 26.2; Defense: Georgia Tech 25; Coach: Golden 5; Bonus +5; Roster Changes -4; TOTAL = 133.5 pts

Cox:

QB: Watson 29.1; RB: Conner 0; WR: Williams 0; Flex: Cook 41.6; Defense: Clemson 25.0; Coach: Swinney 5; Bonus 0; Roster Changes: 0; TOTAL = 100.7 pts

Brian

QB: Brissett 16.7; RB: Ollison 13.1; WR: Fuller, 22.4; Flex: Cook 41.6; Defense: BC 36; Coach: PJohnson 5; Bonus +5; Roster Changes -4; TOTAL = 135.8 pts

LD

QB: Brissett 16.7; RB: Conner 0; WR: Rudolph 5.5; Flex: Hillman 7.5; Defense: Clemson 25; Coach: Petrino 0; Bonus +5, Roster Changes 0; TOTAL = 59.7 pts

MCaffrey

QB: Golson 14.7; RB: Ollison 13.1; WR: Barnes, 5.6; Flex: Radcliffe 4.8; Defense: Clemson 25; Coach: PJohnson 5; Bonus +5; Roster Changes 0; TOTAL = 73.2 pts

Lenville

QB: Kaaya 21.9 pts; RB: Conner 0; WR: Williams 0; Flex: Rudolph 5.5; Defense: Georgia Tech: 25; Coach: Petrino 5; Bonus +5; Roster Changes 0; TOTAL = 57.4 pts

Commander

QB: Williams 30.9; RB: Cook 41.6; WR: Scott, 12.3; Flex: Ollison 13.1; Defense BC 36; Coach: London 0; Bonus +5, Roster Changes -5, TOTAL = 133.9 pts

MSU

QB: Thomas 30.0; RB: Cook 41.6; WR: Williams 0; RB: Ollison 13.1; Defense: Va Tech 33; Coach: Kelly 5; Bonus 5, Roster Changes -2, TOTAL = 125.7 pts (if only anyone had been placed in for Williams!)

Chrislords

QB: Kaaya 21.9; RB: Conner 0; WR: Williams 0; Flex: Powell 14.2; Defense: Ga Tech 25; Coach: Beamer 0 (FCS opponent); Bonus +5; Roster Changes 0; TOTAL = 66.1 pts

Josh V

QB: Zaire 18.5; RB: Ollison 13.1; WR: Scott 12.3; Flex: Cook 41.6; Defense: LVille -1; Coach: Fedora 0 (FCS opponent); Bonus +5; Roster Changes -4; TOTAL = 85.5 pts

As always, this is done by hand so the potential for error is there.  It is final in 48 hours.

Continue for results/standings:

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(Still Time to Join!) Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 2 Entry Page

Even if you missed out on Week 1, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football Game is still joinable in Week 2.  Probably not a good idea too much longer.  As those who entered know, the game is free and simple… just pick your team.  See rules.  Here is the recap of Week 1 and the standings.

To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 2.

For all those who entered in Week 1, you are allowed one free roster change from Week 1.  For each other change, there is a loss of one point in this week’s scoring…. a maximum of 5 point deduction.  At the same time, there is a potential 5 point bonus for having roster diversity.  If you want the same roster as Week 1, just do nothing.  If you want to change your week 1 roster or join anew, just comment below.

ENTRY DEADLINE 7:59 P.M. on FRIDAY SEPT. 11

Good luck to all!

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 3

Each week, the Confidential’s correspondents vote on the top 10 in the ACC (including Notre Dame).  With two weeks of games, the standings are starting to take shape.  We discuss the rankings from 10 to 1… so here we go:

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Week 2 Fantasy Football Results

The Confidential is running a fantasy football contest each week and during the regular season.  Here are the rules.  Remember, you can enter in Week 3 and still be eligible for the overall prize–which is given to the entrant who wins the most weeks.  But, for now, let’s recap the Week 2 results:

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The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 2

Each week, the Confidential’s correspondents vote on the top 10 in the ACC (including Notre Dame).  With only one week of games, the standings are still very jumbled.  We discuss the rankings from 10 to 1… so here we go:

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