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The Wolf's Big Board:     Tuesday, August 22, 2017       Tier One - The Big Three ($65 - $75)   1 ) David Johnson (ARI) RB1   2 ) Le'Veon Bell (PIT) RB2   Tier Two - High-end WR1 and RB1s ($50-$65)   3 ) Antonio Brown (PIT) WR1   4 ) Julio Jones (ATL) WR2   5 ) Mike Evans (TB) WR3   6 ) Odell Beckham JR. (NYG) WR4   7 ) LeSean McCoy (BUF) RB3   8 ) AJ Green (CIN) WR5   9 ) Jordy Nelson (GB) WR6   10 ) Melvin Gordon (LAC) RB5   11 ) Jay Ajayi (MIA) RB6   12 ) DeMarco Murray (TEN) RB7   13 ) Michael Thomas (NO) WR7   14 ) Devonta Freeman (ATL) RB8   15 ) Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) RB9   Tier 3 - Remaining WR1s, Potential RB1s, and Gronk ($38 - $45)   16 ) Dez Bryant (DAL) WR8   17 ) Rob Gronkowski (NE) TE1   18 ) Todd Gurley (LAR) RB10   19 ) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) WR9   20 ) Amari Cooper (OAK) WR10   21 ) Brandin Cooks (NE) WR11   22 ) Isaiah Crowell (CLE) RB11   23 ) TY Hilton (IND) WR12   24 ) Demaryius Thomas (DEN) WR13   25 ) Doug Baldwin (SEA) WR14   Tier 4 - High-End RB2 and WRs (with No.1 upside), Elite TEs ($25 - $35)   26 ) Jordan Howard (CHI) RB11   27 ) Marshawn Lynch (OAK) RB12   28 ) Tyreek Hill (KC) WR15   29 ) Keenan Allen (LAC) WR16   30 ) Martavis Bryant (PIT) WR17   31 ) Davante Adams (GB) WR18   32 ) Terrelle Pryor (WAS) WR19   33 ) Ty Montgomery (GB) RB13   34 ) Christian McCaffrey (CAR) RB14   35 ) Dalvin Cook (MIN) RB15   36 ) Joe Mixon (CIN) RB16   37 ) Leonard Fournette (JAX) RB17   38 ) Lamar Miller (HOU) RB18   39 ) Travis Kelce (KC) TE2   40 ) Michael Crabtree (OAK) WR20   41 ) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) WR21   42 ) Carlos Hyde (SF) RB19   Tier 5 - Remaining #2 RB & WR options, elite QBs, High-End TE1s ($15 - $25)   43 ) Tom Brady (NE) QB1   44 ) Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB2   45 ) Bilal Powell (NYJ) RB20   46 ) Mark Ingram (NO) RB21   47 ) Eric Decker (TEN) WR22   48 ) Jordan Reed (WAS) TE3   49 ) Golden Tate (DET) WR23   50 ) Alshon Jeffery (PHI) WR24   51 ) Allen Robinson (JAX) WR25   52 ) Greg Olsen (CAR) TE4   53 ) DeSean Jackson (TB) WR26   54 ) Doug Martin (TB) RB22   55 ) Adrian Peterson (NO) RB23   56 ) Spencer Ware (KC) RB24   57 ) Willie Snead (NO) WR27   58 ) Danny Woodhead (BAL) RB25   59 ) Jamison Crowder (WAS) WR28   60 ) Sammy Watkins (LAC) WR29   61 ) Tevin Coleman (ATL) RB26   62 ) Mike Gillislee (NE) RB27   63 ) Jimmy Graham (SEA) TE5   64 ) Tyler Eifert (CIN) TE6   Tier 6 - Flex RBs, Upside WR3s, Quality TE1s and Elite QB ($10 - $15   65 ) Kelvin Banjamin (CAR) WR30   66 ) Julian Edelman (NE) WR31   67 ) Rob Kelley (WAS) RB28   68 ) Theo Riddick (DET) RB29   69 ) Stefon Diggs (MIN) WR32   70 ) Brandon Marshall (NYG) WR33   71 ) Jarvis Landry (MIA) WR34   72 ) DeVante Parker(MIA) WR35   73 ) LeGarrette Blount (PHI) RB30   74 ) Ameer Abdullah (DET) RB31   75 ) CJ Anderson (DEN) RB32   76 ) Zach Ertz (PHI) TE7   77 ) Hunter Henry (LAC) TE8   78 ) Martellus Bennett (GB) TE9   79 ) Jeremy Maclin (BAL) WR36   80 ) Cameron Meredith (CHI) WR37   81 ) Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) WR38   82 ) Pierre Garcon (SF) WR39   83 ) Drew Brees (NO) QB3   84 ) Matt Ryan (ATL) QB4   85 ) Delanie Walker (TEN) TE10   Tier 7 -Elite Bench Plays, Last Startable WRs and RBs, Quality QB1s   86 ) Derrick Henry (TEN) RB33   87 ) CJ Prosise (SEA) RB34   88 ) Donte Moncrief (IND) WR40   89 ) Terrance West (BAL) RB35   90 ) Thomas Rawls (SEA) RB36   91 ) James White (NE) RB37   92 ) Tyrell Williams (LAC) WR41   93 ) Randall Cobb (GB) WR42   94 ) Corey Davis (TEN) WR43   95 ) Frank Gore (IND) RB38   96 ) Jonathan Stewart (CR) RB39   97 ) Paul Perkins (NYG) RB40   98 ) Derek Carr (OAK) QB5   99 ) Jameis Winston (TB) QB6   100 ) Marcus Mariota (TEN) QB7   101 ) Kirk Cousins (WAS) QB8   102 ) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB9   103 ) Philip Rivers (LAC) QB10   104 ) Cam Newton (CAR) QB11   105 ) Dak Prescott (DAL) QB12   106 ) Russell Wilson (SEA) QB13   107 ) Duke Johnson (CLE) RB41   108 ) Kareem Hunt (KC) RB42   109 ) Andrew Luck (IND) QB14   110 ) Tyrod Taylor (BUF) QB15   111 ) Jack Doyle (IND) TE10   112 ) Kyle Rudolph (MIN) TE11   Tier 7 - High End "Penny Stock" Bench Assets   113 ) Jamaal Williams (GB) RB43   114 ) Eddie Lacy (SEA) RB44   115 ) Joe Williams (SF) RB45   116 ) Robby Anderson (NYJ) WR44   117 ) Zay Jones (BUF) WR45   118 ) John Brown (ARI) WR46   119 ) Jamaal Charles (DEN) RB46   120 ) Eric Ebron (DET) TE13   121 ) D'Onta Foreman (HOU) RB47   122 ) Taylor Gabriel (ATL) WR47   123 ) Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) RB48   124 ) Darren Sproles (PHI) RB49   125 ) Marvin Jones (DET) WR48   126 ) Ted Ginn Jr (NO) WR49   127 ) Mike Wallace (BAL) WR50   128 ) Kenny Golladay (DET) WR51   129 ) Jonathan Williams (BUF) RB50   130 ) Alvin Kamara (NO) RB51   131 ) Samaje Perine (WAS) RB52   Tier 8 - Remaining "Penny Stocks" to consider   132 ) Josh Docston (WAS) WR52   133 ) Corey Coleman (CLE) WR53   134 ) Adam Thielen (MIN) WR54   135 ) Marlon Mack (IND) RB53   136 ) Julius Thomas (MIA) TE14   137 ) Austin Hooper (ATL) TE15   138 ) Jared Cook (OAK) TE16   139 ) OJ Howard (TB) TE17   140 ) Eli Manning (NYG) QB16   141 ) Andy Dalton (CIN) QB17   142 ) Matthew Stafford (DET) QB18   143 ) Carson Palmer (ARI) QB19   144 ) Matt Forte (NYJ) RB54   145 ) Branden Oliver (LAC) RB55   146 ) Kenny Britt (CLE) WR57   147 ) Cordarelle Patterson (OAK) WR58   148 ) Rex Burkhead (NE) RB56   149 ) Tarik Cohen (CHI) RB57   150 ) Nelson Agholor (PHI) WR59  

How To Set Up a Game of Thrones Fantasy League

 

The throbbing bass drums. The rhythmic dun dun dun dun dun dun duns driving us and a flaming orb down towards the ever changing map of  Westeros.

And with each pound, our excitement ratchets up a notch. Each rising landmark brings a question with it:

–As the castles of Winterfell grow, what will be the fallout of Sansa and Reek’s leap off that wall be? Should I still be calling him Reek, even? Or is Theon finally ready to reemerge and end this demented Jeckyll Hyde once and for all?

–The Red-leaved Weirwood’s face sprout rapidly, and with it come questions about Bran. He’ll never walk again…but will he actually fly? Wtf is going on with this three eyed Raven crap? Can this please become more interesting?

–The Wall grows and my hatred of “The Watch Rats”rises with it. What’s John Snow’s deal, could he really be gone?

If these, and the many other lingering questions after a wild Season 5 finale, intrigue you, then welcome. Yes, we too would use Ramin Djawadi’s epic Intro Song as our pre game  warm up track if we still had any type of athletic value to offer the world.

As interesting as the above story lines are strictly at face value, they are crucial questions to predicting value for Fantasy Game of Thrones.

Yes. Fantasy Game of Thrones.  

As mentioned earlier, an addict of my level must fill his life somehow to get through the NFL Offseason. Thus, my daily life becomes a fantasy draft, and because of this addiction I wanted to share my instructions on how to set up a Game of Thrones fantasy league.  

Of all the idiotic drafts I’ve conducted out of sheer addiction, the Game of Thrones one is something I mark on the calendars. I legitimately look forward to it about 72% as much as I do Fantasy Draft Day.

The reasoning is simply the same driving factor behind fantasy football’s success: something that’s already amazing is turned into something even more engaging and exciting. Once it’s a competition among your friends, where keeping in touch, gambling, punishments, smack talk, and the ability to prove your superiority are all present, the investment becomes that much higher.

Think about how badass a Tyrion Brothel slayfest is, and then if it yields you 8 points against your buddy?! Suddenly Thrones Night, already the most exciting part of an average human’s week at this point of the year, is that much more thrilling. .

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Of course, The RSJ won’t just be providing the structure and scoring, we’ll be doing a whole draft kit on Fantasy Game of Thrones. Positional analysis, sleepers, NFL player comparisons, you name it and we’ll provide it.

Before any of that matters, however, a strong scoring system with no question marks must be present. Below is The RSJ’s take on the ideal scoring system for  Fantasy Game of Thrones.

How To Set Up a Game of Thrones Fantasy League

Below represents our Standard League (highly recommended) Scoring. For the particularly demented, “PPR” structure suggestions are provided, but not endorsed.

Standard League Point Categories

 

Murder Points

  • Any kill (at any point, Walker kills included) = +2
  • First kill of season 6 = +8 bonus (will be a 10 point play)
  • First kill of any episode = +3 bonus (5 points)
  • Any kill of a major character (I.e. Mountain squishing Oberyn’s head like a grape) =  +5 bonus (7 total)
  • A vengeance kill (I.e. Brienne keeping hear oath) = +5 bonus (7 total) 

 

Sex Points (all points awarded only for consensual intercourse. Rape disqualifies any sex points and potential penalties exist in our PPR Scoring section below)

  • Has sex (at any point) = +3
  • First sex of episode = +2 bonus (5 total)
  • First consensual sex initiator** of season 6. = +6 bonus points
  • First sex receiver** of Season 6 = +4 bonus points
    • **Note – If first sex of Season 6 has no clear initiator, the 10 total points are divided between both and each receives +5.
  • On Screen Tit Time (OSTT) = +1 point for every 1 second (tits must be fully visible, including nipple, for point accumulation.)
    • *Note – (Shame scene repeat offers huge upside)
  • Hanging Dong = +3 per flash
  • Fucking 2+ at one time = +5 point bonus
    • *Needs to be clearly a orgy in your favor, and not you joining into a group affair)

Boozing Points

  • Drinks alcohol at any point = +2 points
  • Full drink chug is done clearly and made apparent, not estimated (I.e. “Here goes Tyrion polishing off another full bottle of wine)= +4 bonus (6 total)
    • (+2 more points if full drink chug is done for intimidation purposes (8 total))
  • Drinks after slaying (in bed or battlefield) = +3 bonus (5 total)

Death Penalty Points

  • Get “killed” (there’s a real chance you’re gone without reincarnating or Red Women Sorcery)* at any point = -5 points.  
    • *Speculation may be apparent you could be alive, but if the show wants us to believe you are dead, I.e. Jon Snow, then you lose the points unless you return to screen.
  • First death = -10 points
    • *If the rare chance this happens to the first character “killed,” then First Death Penalty needs to be reassigned, misusing an additional 5 points to one player while adding the 10 negative back to original score.
  • Return to life / reincarnation = Immediate Eraser of Penalty**
    • *If the rare chance the first character “killed” is reincarnated, was not actually dead, or returns in some form besides a vision or ghost, then First Death Penalty needs to be reassigned. Ultimately, this would mean someone who already had -5 for the second death would increase the debt to -10.

Note – further consequence of death would mean a loss of this point source / roster spot. While we considered waivers, technology does not currently support this. An alternative for deeper leagues would be to include one bench/ IR spot. Ideal roster sizes and positions are established below.

Optional, PPR settings –  Again, let me preface by saying we don’t support PPR Thrones action, as it can be seen as a horrible joke about a horrible act. The RSJ sticks strictly to the standard league rules above.

Nonetheless, the sad reality of Westeros is that rape happens quite frequently — about 1 to 2 rapes per season type of rate. While we don’t prefer to gamble on it, we felt we’d be leaving a stone unturned if it remained unaddressed. As such, here’s potential options:

  • Double negative: It’s such a horrible act, so everyone involved receives a negative. Raper faces a harsher penalty of -5, while the receiver receives -2.
  • Others believed the receiver deserved bonuses for having to deal with this. You could potentially add +2 as some sort of silver lining for having to see a character go through it.
  • If you’re really demented, you don’t enforce any rape penalties and all sexual acts, consensual or not, are treated equally.

Ideal Roster Sizes & Positions

This was a tough struggle over at The RSJ. As mentioned, Waiver Wire + Free Agency options were discussed. Nonetheless, we all ultimately agreed upon the following roster sizes and positions:

5 total players:

  • 2 human males (can include children)
  • 2 human female (can include children)
  • 1 flex (can include any active creature -All types of humans but also the White Walker King (Kevin White type of ceiling here), Beasts (Dragons + Direwolves individual and drafted by name i.e Drogon not “The Black One”),  Giants, etc. 

 

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