JMToWin is a high-stakes tournament champion (Thunderdome, Luxury Box, Game Changer, Wildcat) who is focusing this year on single-entry/three-entry max
This is, instead, a look at the player pool I’ll be fishing.
:: covered in-depth in the Angles Pod (it’s highly recommended that you listen to the breakdown of the roster in order to see the thinking behind it, and in order to understand what we’re talking about when we look at a “bottom-up build”
:: these are my “Tier 1” plays: the plays I feel confident leaning into across different types of builds; players who have a high ceiling and a low likelihood of price-considered failure
:: these are games, offenses, situations, or scenarios I’ll be looking to build around across my rosters
:: these are players who don’t fit into the categories above — either Upside pieces who don’t have the floor to be Blue Chips (and are not being focused on within my game-focused builds) or players who may not have a strong shot at ceiling, but are worth keeping in mind from a “role” perspective
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Full breakdown (of what this is, and what the thinking is behind these players) can (and should) be found in the Angles Pod (above).
We’re getting to the point in the season where most players are priced pretty appropriately — which forces us to change our eye level of what a “Blue Chip” is for our builds. Technically, I consider Blue Chips to be players with a high price-considered ceiling and a low likelihood of price-considered disappointment. I challenge you to go through the slate this week, force yourself to poke holes in all the games/players, and see which ones still hold enough water to be considered Blue Chips in their Week 8 matchups, at their Week 8 price tags. (If you can find any such plays: congrats! Play those guys. I’m pretty strict about the players I list as Blue Chips; and for me, there are none this week.) There was a time, in the past, when I would write a note like this, around this point in the season, and explain that the players listed as Blue Chips were’t TRUE Blue Chips, by the definition of the category — but this left more “Blue Chips” who posted disapointing scores (because, again: they weren’t TRUE Blue Chips), which left casual Player Grid readers (those who don’t read notes like this) confused by the drop of quality in the categorization of players. Also, I realized I didn’t like listing players as Blue Chips unless I truly felt they were Blue Chips, by my strict definition of the category. And so — for the first time this season (but probably not the last) — we have no Blue Chips listed.
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