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    I wish I could give rep here.

    I wish I could give rep here.
  2. Thread: fumbles

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    Someone can check my math and assumptions, but...

    Someone can check my math and assumptions, but here's a general comparison on fumbles.

    In the NFL in 2021, stathead.com shows 267 fumble recoveries by defensive players. There were 272 games...
  3. Thread: Timeouts

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    I would suspect so. Has anyone played an...

    I would suspect so. Has anyone played an overtime game where timeouts were used? I don't know that I've had one this season.
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    At season end we'll do a summary of free agent...

    At season end we'll do a summary of free agent performance just to see how they compare to named players. We can make adjustments. We don't want them to be TOO bad, and I think they're generally...
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    Thanks for letting us know. We've tested the sim...

    Thanks for letting us know. We've tested the sim a lot, but there are an infinite number of game situations so if something glitches based on what should happen we want to know.

    The two-point...
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    Who's your surprise player this season?

    I've got Gabriel Davis in a couple of leagues, and while he's not a league leader or anything, he's been a great pickup. My two teams that have him are pretty stacked at WR, so in one league he's my...
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    Haha. And it's guaranteed that the 1 percent...

    Haha. And it's guaranteed that the 1 percent will happen when you don't want it to.
  8. Thread: Game Play

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    One of my teams played Justin Fields a while...

    One of my teams played Justin Fields a while back, and he was pretty superb. It makes me wonder what was holding him back in the NFL. Wait - I know. It was Matt Nagy.
  9. Thread: QB rushing

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    Yeah. We also have to model to prevent low-touch...

    Yeah. We also have to model to prevent low-touch players from becoming superman in the sim. If a guy got 10 carries for 140 yards in the NFL because he happened to break one long run, we have to...
  10. I'm going to be trying that this very week on one...

    I'm going to be trying that this very week on one of my teams. My FB is out, and I've got two good RBs. I've cranked up the FB rushing plan, and will be lining up Alvin Kamara and Rashaad Penny in...
  11. Thread: fumbles

    by Kevin
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    Them's the bounces, I guess. We model off of...

    Them's the bounces, I guess. We model off of actual player stats, but we build some randomness around it, and of course there are other variables where they might differ from their NFL performance. ...
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    Congratulations! What position are you going to...

    Congratulations! What position are you going to train him for?

    I'd suggest long snapper. Long snappers have long careers, they don't take a ton of hits, and they make enough money to be set for...
  13. Thread: Game Play

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    Yeah, we code in the real players' likelihood to...

    Yeah, we code in the real players' likelihood to draw penalties (with some normal random variation, of course), and some players are penalty magnets in real life. If a lineman or cornerback is...
  14. Thread: Game Play

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    That's reasonable. I have no idea how much...

    That's reasonable. I have no idea how much coding that would involved, but it's certainly something we can consider as an improvement.
  15. Thread: time of game

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    Games are typically played at 6:00 pm on Sundays,...

    Games are typically played at 6:00 pm on Sundays, give or take a bit. Good luck
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    Can you copy the play by play where it happened...

    Can you copy the play by play where it happened so we can take a look?
  17. Thread: Trades

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    The main reasoning was to keep teams from doing...

    The main reasoning was to keep teams from doing lopsided trades to influence races late in the season. That stuff is tough to monitor.
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    I've heard a lot of questions (both on Sandbox...

    I've heard a lot of questions (both on Sandbox and in other venues) about why Patrick Mahomes isn't rated higher by PFF. I have no idea, but one possible theory is that he's willing to take risks...
  19. Thread: Game Play

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    One thing that I'll note is that all street free...

    One thing that I'll note is that all street free agents for a team are lumped together on the stats. So if a team starts an entire defensive backfield of free agents, then the stats will look like...
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    I have no idea how Madden comes up with their...

    I have no idea how Madden comes up with their ratings. I know that PFF has people who watch game video and subjectively decide whether a player completed his assignment well. That might mean saying...
  21. Thread: Another team

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    I'll let cdcox know. Thanks!

    I'll let cdcox know. Thanks!
  22. Ummberto, we would be glad to refund your money...

    Ummberto, we would be glad to refund your money and let you move on to other activities if you wish. No one has lied to you and everyone here has been treating you respectfully. If you're not...
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    Thanks, everyone! We appreciate the support and...

    Thanks, everyone! We appreciate the support and are glad you're enjoying the game.
  24. Thread: position

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    Yep, exactly. It's kind of a common sense thing...

    Yep, exactly. It's kind of a common sense thing and we make it intentionally subjective. Tackles can probably move in to play guard easier than guards can move out to play tackle. Same with...
  25. Thread: Initial roster

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    Yeah, recognize that the initial rosters are...

    Yeah, recognize that the initial rosters are composed of players who weren't in the top 600+ performers in the league the previous season. We want to keep the top players in the veteran draft so...
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