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I recently started an offline franchise and was having some fun playing with my Lamar Jackson/Aaron Donald lead Atlanta Falcons side. But after a 3-1 start I felt, you know. Doing it from just an owners perspective and let the games simulate themselves might be fun in and of itself.

So I'll draft, I'll re-sign players, I'll go through free agency, I'll set my coaches and gameplans, but the onfield stuff will be 100% generated.

Here's the beginning. Draft time. Atlanta Falcons

and I draw pick.....5 (uneven rounds, 28 in even rounds)

1. Aaron Donald RE
2. Antonio Brown WR
3. Lamar Jackson QB
4. Rodney Hudson C
5. Melvin Gordon III HB
6. Joe Haden CB
7. Dre Kirkpatrick CB
8. Jake Mathews LT
9. Gerald McCoy DT
10. Kevin Zuitler RG
11. Sean Lee ROLB
12. Eric Ebron TE
13. Manti Te'o MLB
14. Martavis Bryant WR
15. Jabrill Peppers SS
16. William Hayes LE
17. Josh Sitton LG
18. Morgan Moses RT
19. Justin Tucker K
20. Bradley McDougald FS
21. Vernon Butler Jr DT
22. Kevin Pierre-Louis LOLB
23. Patrick Ricard FB
24. Cordarrelle Patterson WR
25. Xavien Howard CB
26. Craig Mager CB
27. LeSean McCoy HB
28. Antonio Gates TE
29. Rey Maualuga MLB
30. Bud Dupree LOLB
31. Donovan Smith LT
32. Cap Capi RE
33. Tarvarius Moore FS
34. Ryan Switzer WR
35. Will Dissly TE
36. Michael Dickson P
37. Kyle Love DT
38. Nathan Peterman QB
39. Kavon Frazier SS
40. Spencer Long C
41. Earl Watford RG
42. Jarvis Jenkins LE
43. Kemal Ishmael ROLB
44. Tavon Austin HB
45. Spencer Drango LG
46. Chukwuma Okorafor RT
47. Caleb Brantley DT
48. Trevone Boykin QB
49. Josh Malone WR
50. Bene' Benwikere
51. Tanner Vallejo MLB
52. Darren Sproles HB
53. Bronson Kaufusi RE
54. Cardale Jones QB
 

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After week 3 of the pre-season, Bronson Kaufusi was the cut (I have so many bad backup qbs, I need the depth - Yeah yeah, practise squad etc. etc. but I like all 3 of them (don't like Peterman much, but he's statistically better than Boykin/Jones)
 

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Before starting I got rid of 'pre-existing injuries' so whoever got Shazier (Chicago if you're wondering) must be happy right now

Here's major (80+ rated players) injuries entering week 1
Denver - DJ Reader 82 DT - Achilles Tear - IR
Green Bay - Leonard Fournette 88 HB - Knee Cartilage Tear - Due back week 7
Carolina - Dalvin Cook 85 HB - Shoulder Tear - Due back week 3
Washington - Chris Jones 87 RE - Groin Tear - IR
Seattle - Pernell McPhee 81 LOLB - Broken Collarbone - Dur back week 4
 

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And because I'm sure people will be wondering where their favourite qb's landed
Here goes

Bears - Kirk Cousins
Bengals - Matt Ryan
Bills - Cam Newton
Broncos - Case Keenum
Browns - Alex Smith
Buccaneers - Tyrod Taylor
Cardinals - Jameis Winston
Chargers - Luck
Chiefs - Marcus Mariota
Colts - Matthew Stafford
Cowboys - Nick Foles
Dolphins - Patrick Mahomes II
Eagles - Jared Goff
Falcons - Lamar Jackson
49ers - Deshaun Watson
Giants - Josh Rosen
Jaguars - Aaron Rodgers
Jets - Eli Manning
Lions - Jimmy Garoppolo
Packers - Josh Allen
Panthers - Baker Mayfield
Patriots - Blake Bortles
Raiders - Mitchell Trubisky
Rams - Philip Rivers
Ravens - Carson Wentz
Washington - Tom Brady
Saints - Jacoby Brissett
Seahawks - Dak Prescott
Steelers - Ben Roethlisberger
Texans - Drew Brees
Titans - Derek Carr
Vikings - Russell Wilson
 

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Week 1 -
Falcons-0-3-0-7--10
Eagles--7-3-0-10-20

I was quite happy with 5 sacks by my defence and keeping the Eagles to just over 200 yards passing. And winning the turnover count 1-0.
However, my offence was useless. 46 yards on the ground (and no attempt from Jackson) and just over 50% completing (18/33)

Also Lost Darren Sproles to a 3 week Abdominal Tear

Players of the week
NFC O - Jaron Brown (Vikings) - 8 rec, 207 yards, 3 TD
NFC D - Jordan Jenkins (Giants) - 8 tackles, 2 sacks
AFC O - Patrick Mahomes II (Dolphins) - 20/27, 255 yards, 5 TDs
AFC D - Korey Toomer (Chargers) - 5 tackles, 2 interceptions
 
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Week 2 -
Panthers-7-0---0--7-14
Falcons---7-14-24-0-45

A lot better, in what will surely be an epic Lamar vs Baker rivalry, Lamar gets the upper hand early.

I wonder if playbook selection influences qb runs. 2 weeks in, 0 attempts by Lamar

Respectable 11/18 for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns today
But the running game exploded today, 38 carries for 295 yards and 4 touchdowns. 20/223/3 from GOrdon, 10/43/1 from McCoy and 8/29/0 from Austin.

Only the 1 sack this week, but Jabrill Peppers had 2 interceptions, and Manti Te'o forced and recovered a fumble

Nice to be back to 1-1 on the player of the week performances from Gordon and Peppers

Players of the week
NFC O - Melvin Gordon III (Falcons) - 20 carries, 223 yards, 3 TDs, 1 rec, 20 yards
NFC D - Jabrill Peppers (Falcons) - 5 tackles, 2 interceptions
AFC O - Aaron Rodgers (Jaguars) - 26/34, 290 yards, 3 TDs, 1 carry, 8 yards, TD
AFC D - Cody Davis (Bengals) - 4 tackles, 3 interceptions
 
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Scouting is now available.
Ill deal with needs from next week
But this week is checking out Boise State players

QB - Ego Reynolds A- Throw power, C+ Throw acc Deep, C+ Throw on run - UNDRAFTED
HB - Ray Shaw C+ Juke Move, C+ Elusiveness, C Carrying - UNDRAFTED
WR - Junior Parker B Short Route, B Spec Catch, B- Catching - EARLY 4TH ROUNDER
WR - Russell Goodman C+ Catch in Traffic, C- Catching, D Deep Route - UNDRAFTED
TE - Ross Epps D Run Block, D Catching, D Impact Block - LATE 5TH ROUNDER
LG - Ray Reilly C+ Run Block, C+ Run Block Power, C+ Pass Block Power - UNDRAFTED

Now I'm wondering, did Boise State dominate this season?
Looking further in as I don't have enough points to scout the entire class
#4 C (projected 5th round)
#30 DT (projected undrafted)
#54 CB (projected undrafted)
#7 SS (projected 4th round)
#3 K (projected undrafted) aussiedude - About time Boise had a competent kicker :p

11 draftable players :eek:
 

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Week 3
Saints--7-0-0-7-14
Falcons-7-7-0-6-20

3 weeks in now and still not 1 turnover. But what the hell is up with Justin Tucker. 0/1 fg, 2/3 xp today

The trend I'm noticing at the moment is I'm protecting the ball, and everything else is average.
94 yards on the ground is respectable
And I guess Antonio Brown is a good decoy. 1 catch for 21 yards while Martavis Bryant went 11 for 91 and a touchdown.

Also, Nat Peterman went perfect. 1/1 40 yards and a TD.

Players of the week
NFC O - Tyrod Taylor (Buccaneers) - 23/37, 325 yards, 4 TDs
NFC D - Manti Te'o (Falcons) - 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception
AFC O - Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) - 28/42, 348 yards, 3TDs, 1 interception
AFC D - Justin Houston (Ravens) - 3 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception
 

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Week 4
Bengals-7-7-0-10-24
Falcons-0-0-3-8--10

Had our first turnover of the season with Luke Kuechly giving Lamar Jackson his first career interception.

Overall it was just a pure shit game from both teams. Nothing great offensively (Only 2 plays above 20 yards) but no turnovers.
A true snorefest.

Only bad news is that I lost Xavien Howard (CB) for 7 weeks for a dislocated ankle

Players of the week
NFC O - Jared Goff (Eagles) - 26/36, 369 yards, 4 TDs
NFC D - Von Miller (Saints) - 7 tackles, 3 sacks
AFC O - Derek Carr (Titans) - 36/48, 409 yards, 3 TDs
AFC D - Joe Thomas (Titans) - 9 tackles, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovered, 1 TD
 

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Week 5
Falcons--0-7-3-6-16
Steelers-7-3-3-0-13

There's just nothing great happening at the moment to even talk up a game from anybody.

All I got to look forward to now, is whether Atlanta (3-2) can stay in the divisional race as a loss to Tampa in week 6 can just about end the contest, (They're 4-0)
 

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Week 6
Buccaneers-7-0-0-14-21
Falcons-----7-7-14-0-28

Huge win. Only half a game behind Tampa now.
And a huge NFC O Player of the week performance from Lamar Jackson!
21/31, 249 yards, 4 TDs

After 6 weeks that makes him 107/176, 1168 yards, 10 TDs, 1 Interception
 

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Starting to scout everywhere now
Went through the draft in all positions of need (FS, LB)
Now just scouting everybody.
Strong QB class
5 QBs projected for the 1st round
Strong Armed qbs from Nebraska, Wisconsin and UCLA
West Coast qbs from Texas and Arizona State
 

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Just simmed to the conclusion of week 9 (So I can be 8 games in and the half way point)
Def NYG 31-23
Def Was 28-7

So at the half way point of the year

AFC
1. Bengals 7-0-1
2. Texans 7-2
3. Patriots 7-2
4. Raiders 6-2
5. Browns - 6-3
6. Dolphins 6-3

NFC
1. Eagles 7-1
2. Vikings 6-1-2
3. Falcons 6-2
4. Cardinals 5-3
5. Buccaneers 6-2
6. Lions 5-2-1

4 ties in the league after 9 weeks including 2 by Minnesota :eek:
 

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I'm just simming this now without the writeups but I did just have a good 4th quarter comeback vs Baltimore

Was down 24-7 at 3/4 time. Ended up winning 28-24

Technically 1.5 games clear of Tampa after 12 games (courtesy of the h2h tiebreaker)

Starting to reach clinch scenario.
Bengals 1 win away from clinching playoffs, the division, and if results go their way (assuming Tennessee, Houston, Oakland and San Diego all lose) they can clinch the 1st round bye after week 14

Im intrigued about the exact tiebreaker scenario at the moment
Minnesota - 8-2-2 (.750)
Atlanta - 9-3 (.750)
 

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And I won week 16!

Entering the final game of the season

AFC
1. Bengals Z 12-2-1
2. Texans Y 11-4
3. Patriots Y 11-4
4. Chargers Y 11-4
5. Titans 9-6
6. Raiders 9-6

Still in the hunt - Dolphins 8-7, Jaguars 8-7

NFC
1. Falcons Y 12-3
2. Vikings Y 11-2-2
3. Cardinals Y 9-6
4. Eagles 9-6
5. Buccaneers X 10-5
6. Saints X 9-5-1

Still in the hunt - Giants 8-7

What a boring week 17
7 of 8 divisions clinched (and the other isn't a h2h win and you're win)
And the 4 sides fighting for the final 2 AFC Wildcard spots don't even face each other directly
 

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Boring first week of playoffs

Raiders 14 - 35 Patriots
Buccaneers 10 - 35 Cardinals
Titans 13 - 31 Chargers
Saints 3 - 45 Eagles

Divisional Round will be

4. Chargers at 1. Bengals
4. Eagles at 1. Falcons
3. Patriots at 2. Texans
3. Cardinals at 2 Vikings
 

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Now I'm getting bloody nervous
Chargers 21 - 28 Bengals
Eagles 14 - 28 Falcons
Patriots 28 - 24 Texans
Cardinals 27 - 24 Vikings

Means the Conference titles are Patriots at Bengals and Cardinals at Falcons
 
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