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Fpower wrote:Helping someone else is just a side effect. Not collusion in my book.
noseeum wrote:savvy_stu wrote:Had a similar situation like this in my fantasy football league last season.
Top four teams made the playoffs in a ten team league. I was in 3rd place, and I was playing the owner in 2nd in the last week of the season. Whichever one of us lost that week, could potentially have missed the playoffs. So, instead, we decided to ensure a tie, by benching both of our rosters. A 0-0 tie ensured that we both made the playoffs. It pissed off the guy in 5th place, but let's be honest, there was more strategy involved in the formulation of our rosters that week, than either of us had used for any other game that season.
Um, savvy_stu, that is pretty much the textbook definition of collusion.
You are both choosing actions, i.e. benching your own players, that would in any normal situation be considered detrimental to your team, but since you've both ageed to do it, you are both benefitting.
Two competitors cooperating to the detriment of another is collusion. You're not supposed to cooperate with any of your competitors. You're supposed to compete with them.
shmolex wrote:Anyway, I happen to be playing the 6th place team this week. If I were to throw away some of the categories this week, I could easily get the 6th place team to move ahead of the 5th place team. That way I could completely avoid this team until the final playoff round, where I would be guaranteed to finish in the money.
After talking so much trash, I would love to drop him into 6th place. But it kinda feels unethical to me. Should I do it?
bravo369 wrote:I don't think this is unethical. I think it's your job as an owner to position best position yourself to win. I know i've read enough on here to see some owners will purposely bench their starters at the end of the week to ensure that they win the W's and ERA category for the week. can you say you are fielding your best team in that situation also if you are benching santana against TB just in case.
Like someone else said, i think this is a reward for getting yourself in this position. You get set yourself up that is most beneficial to you. i say go for it
noseeum wrote:That's benching to win. Benching to lose on purpose is different.
bravo369 wrote:noseeum wrote:That's benching to win. Benching to lose on purpose is different.
He's not benching to lose. He's benching to win. In this case though, he's benching to try to win the entire league. What difference does it make whether he's trying to win the week or in the grand scheme of things. What's that saying...lose the battle but win the war. isn't that all that ultimately counts? To me, this is just simply strategizing....maybe even overstrategizing. If i was in this league and he pulled this, i would tip my hat to him. he used his brains to win the unconventional way and i applaud that.
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