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  1. 22 minutes ago, herschel said:

    This sounds familiar, but not with the Pats?  I don’t see Hoodie considering contracts when calling plays and clearly he does what he wants, not t what Kraft wants.

    It doesn't really affect Kraft because he's not the director of personnel. Isn't BB pretty much the HC & personnel guy? So the amount of cap space directly affects his flexibility in 2019.


    Here is how incentives work vs the cap.


    Incentives are written into some contracts to pay a player for reaching certain performance criteria. Incentives come in two varieties – Likely To Be Earned (LTBE) and Not Likely To Be Earned (NLTBE) – each of which has different Salary Cap implications.

    Likely To Be Earned Incentives (LTBE) are incentives based on performance levels that were reached in the prior season. LTBEs count against the Salary Cap in the year they are scheduled.

    For example, if a RB ran for 1,200 yards last year and he has an incentive that will pay him $100,000 if he runs for 1,000 yards this year, the incentive would be a LTBE Incentive and would count against the Salary Cap this year.

    On the other hand, if the RB ran for 1,000 yards last year and he has an incentive that will pay him $100,000 if he runs for 1,200 yards this year, then incentive would be Not Likely To Be Earned (NLTBE) and would not count against this year’s Salary Cap.

    If the player does not earn a LTBE Incentive, then the amount of the incentive ($100K in our example) will be credited against the following year’s Salary Cap and the team would have $100K in additional Cap space in the following year.

    The opposite happens with NLTBE Incentives. If those are earned, they are charged to the following year’s Salary Cap. In our example, that would mean that the team would have $100K less in Cap space the following year.


    Gronk's incentives this year: 


    On top of his $8 million base, Gronk will earn a $1.1 million bonus -- up to three -- for each of the following: If he plays 80 percent of the Patriots' snaps, catches 70 or more passes, scores nine or more touchdowns, or surpasses 1,085 receiving yards.


    Gronks 2017 stats:

    69 rec, 1084 yds, 8 TD.


    LOL so basically they set the bar as close to his prior season's stats as they could without it counting against the 2018 cap.

    And for each incentive he reaches, that takes 1.1 million off their 2019 cap, up to 3.3

    Can we agree the Pats & BB have an incentive to keep Gronk from reaching his incentives?

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  2. 45 minutes ago, herschel said:


    I vaguely remember a Patriots player about 5 years ago who had an incentive about to kick at the end of the season and the coaches blocked him by sidelining him.


    Am I misremembering?

    Do incentives affect cap space? Seems like they must.


    If the Pats have an incentive to cap Gronk in garbage time/end of season that's not cool.


    I know this is tinfoil hat stuff but I try to sniff out all the potential angles no matter what

  3. 28 minutes ago, Boudewijn said:

    Ok, that is actually useful.





    they added custom player notes to cheat sheets this year, which is HUGE

    because i have always had a .doc file that i would have to CTRL+F and search for a player on the fly while i was drafting

    so you can imagine the fun that was going on there


    it's a bit overkill but i have been using the manual draft assistant for my best ball slow drafts


    it's pretty awesome, i just do the promo every year, last year it was "deposit 10 on fanduel" year before it was DK...



    someone mentioned matt harmon who i am a fan of but he really whiffed on all his martavis bryant hype last year. like martavis was his #1 fantasy crush and he was nonstop martavis all preseason

    almost cost me dearly but someone took him 2 spots ahead of me in my big league and i had to resort to drafting...larry fitzgerald

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  4. 2 hours ago, jtbgator said:


    I went ahead and paid for the All-Pro package. They were running a promo ($10 ) so why not. Just another avenue of info and research. But I agree, more for draft analysis and simulated mocks if anything. Plus I get to dip my toe into the new DRAFT DFS site, which looks like a lot of fun.

    i have been using them for years and i love their draft simulator. if you have a league with custom scoring, keepers or anything else funky it's the only way you can realistically mock


    sorry, i dont have a gif

  5. I think Tyreek has the higher ceiling. Diggs is competing with Theilan for targets. Hill is competing with Watkins, and with Watkins I'm going to need to see it before I believe it. He just hasn't produced. Theilan IMO is about on the same level as Diggs.


    I think KC will be in a lot more shootout, high scoring games than the Vikings. Compare the defenses of the 2 teams. The Vikings are going to try to be a stout defense, ball control, kill the clock with Dalvin-centric team. I believe in Mahomes (I will be drafting him 100%) and his arm, and if the KC defense is anything like last year, they will give up a lot of points.


    Tyreek higher ceiling, lower floor of course, but I think overall his situation is substantially more optimal for fantasy production.

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