Graham Gano scored 22 fantasy points and nobody is talking about it
By - bearseatbeets471
I've been talking about it nonstop but I live in a dilapidated lighthouse in perpetual solitude. Only the gulls hear my blithering veneration of Graham Gano's productive Thursday evening. If I cry out my adoration towards the sky, perhaps God will listen?
DAMN YE! Let Neptune strike ye dead, aselectionofcheeses! HAAAAAARK!
Hark Triton, hark! Bellow, bid our father the Sea King rise from the depths full foul in his fury!
Black waves teeming with salt foam to smother this young mouth with pungent slime, to choke ye, engorging your organs til' ye turn blue and bloated with bilge and brine and can scream no more -
only when he, crowned in cockle shells with slitherin' tentacle tail and steaming beard take up his fell be-finned arm, his coral-tine trident screeches banshee-like in the tempest and plunges right through yer gullet, bursting ye -
a bulging bladder no more, but a blasted bloody film now and nothing for the harpies and the souls of dead sailors to peck and claw and feed upon only to be lapped up and swallowed by the infinite waters of the Dread Emperor himself -
forgotten to any man, to any time, forgotten to any god or devil, forgotten even to the sea, for any stuff for part of aselectionofcheeses, even any scantling of your soul is aselectionofcheeses no more, but is now itself the sea!
What a performance by Dafoe.
And Robert Pattinson. The whole movie was a well-done fever dream.
Yup, 100% agree. Pattinson started out a bit shaky as a glittery vampire, but with showings like good time and the lighthouse, etc ... Dude's proven to be very legit. Anyone that can hold his own against Dafoe gets my respect.
He actually started out as a dead wizard in Harry Potter.
"That's my boy!"
This line got me.
Absolutely obliterated his role in The Devil All The Time. Pattinson is a force.
Agreed! Also, that movie is extremely fucked up
Makes me super stoked to see him in The Batman. Have you watched Tenet? Another sweet role for Pattinson
Yeah and Paul Dano as the Riddler? I'm really hyped for it
If I had a steak I'd fuck it.
Try to scream read this. Then try to do it without blinking. Then try to memorize it and perform it and do it without blinking.
None of us are Willem
YOU SHOULDNT HAVE SPILLED YER BEANS
Admit it, you're fond of me lobster
What did I not see, that’s others did with this movie? I thought it was excruciatingly boring… but I wanted to like it…
MV-Scantling WR1 overall confirmed
All right. Have it your way. I like yer kicker.
Hark Triton, HARK!
Are ye not fond of me kicker?!
Alright, have it your way. I like your kickin'
Why'd ye kick yer beans?
THE GOD DAMNED FARTS!!!
If I had a kicker.... I'd fuck it
I seen you sparring with the OP. Best leave him be.
But….yer fond of his lobster eh?
I’ve been talking about it!
Yoooo wtf 😂
Why'd you spill yer beans /u/aselectionofcheeses ?
You’re fond of me lobster aint ye?
Bad luck to kill a sea bird
Because I’m up against him this week, and I’d prefer to forget this fact.
The guy I'm up against left him on his bench 💀💀
Deserves it for rostering two kickers 😂
Our league is set up where you can only have 2 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE, 2 DST and 2 K unfortunately
That sounds terrible
Yeah I wish it wasn't like that. At least there's always good running backs and wide receivers available on the waiver wire
If every team can start 4 running backs, how is there possibly always a good running back on waivers
Doesn’t say start, says you can have, so maybe they start two roster 4
You can only start 2 running backs plus a flex. Plus it's an 8 man league so that helps too. The top running backs available are Kenyan Drake, Devin Singletsry, James Conner, AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams
Not grabbing Drake with the injury to Jacobs?
I have Saquon, Carson, Cook and Hunt
What a weird league. That cookie cutter roster shit almost doesn’t sound fun.
I mean, it's fun to me but I've also never known any different league. When I started coming on this reddit earlier this year and saw how other leagues rules were set up, then I started to think maybe it should be changed. Also, it's non PPR for some reason too. The commish has been doing it for a long time and is pretty set in his ways though
Why would you do that to yourself?
It's the only league I've ever been in so I didn't even know that that wasn't normal until recently lol
22 fkn pts
Don’t worry we’ll all be talking about your kicker when he gets 23
You and me both. And to make it worse, I had WFT DST which lost points as gano kept gaining points
He's 36 of 37 on field goals since start of 2020, 7 of 8 from 50+ yards.
Gano good, Giants ...ehh??
Dropped Gano because of the Giants offense last week. And I’m a Giants fan.
At least you aren’t the Panthers, who dropped Gano and are now stuck with Zane Gonzalez lmao
We dropped Harrison Butker before that to keep Gano!!!!! It’s a race to the bottom.
Traded to get a kicker, cut Slye, then wouldn’t use the new kicker at the Jets 35 yard line, then cut the kicker we traded for and signed Gonzalez. Meanwhile, our ex kickers seem to be at the top of the league right now.
I did the same thing in one league, and in another league went up against Gano. I fuckin hate fantasy football sometimes.
that's the mistake
you WANT your kickers to have okay offenses that can get yards but can't score to save their lives
Yeah, I doubt he'll produce much when the Giants are behind most of the time. I'd look out for him for the playoffs tho. Two divisional games and the bears is promissing.
37 attempts since the start of last year means 2 per game. That's actually not impressive
What should we be talking about
That he scored 22 points according to OP
I've heard that's right between 21 and 23
Wanna know what’s funnier than 23?
Haha I like you 👍🏻
And how no one’s talking about it
OP needs his league mate to accept the Gano for Hopkins trade upon seeing this thread...
Lmfao this is the only possibility that makes sense
[Y'all are joking but this is a trade that went down in one of my 14 team dynasty leagues last week ](https://i.imgur.com/2X4azUl.jpg)
There are far too many layers here to unravel. Someone here, maybe both, is working with quantum theory levels of fantasy production and value. These people are clearly far too intelligent for our bush league trades.
Hopkins? I say trade him for CMC
Cmc owner here. Jealous of Gano. Dont even have kickers in my league but going to ask commish if he can make an exception.
They’re talking about it^ ^ so I don’t see how nobody is talking about it…
The last ferry left 2 hours ago boss.
The Arizona D is legit this week, right?
Who scored 22 points?
Right I much prefer the certainty of Mike Evans who never has 1 pt weeks /s
Dude is Graham Gano's cousin and is just trying to hype up is upcoming mixtape.
He outscored Saquon
I started Saquon and my opponent started Gano. I should've drafted Gano in the first round instead
My mom's gonna outscore Saquon this week. The Giants run game sucks.
Not true, Danny Dimes is basically their RB now
Not using kickers?
Don’t you ever talk about me!
Coooper: scores 20+ points on TNF
everyone: doesnt shut up about ROS and what could happen
Gano: scores 20+ points on TNF
Surely you know the difference between the two players
I mean... what do you want us to say?
That he scored 22 points
Did you hear he scored 22 points?
I didn't think that far
Should we talk about the 1 point he scored the week before too?
Graham Gano scored 23 fantasy points in two weeks and nobody is talking about it.
Still better than Saquon
No, how can we have recency bias if we think back that far?
Averaging 11.5 points a week, not bad.
I'm down almost 50 points on Friday because my opponent has Gano + McLaurin.
I don't want to talk about it.
My team is trash but these dudes have me projected for 150 this week now lmao. Condolences to you bro
On the glass half full side of things, could be the only 50 pts he gets ¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯
Hey I was up 66 last Thursday with Amari and AB and still lost by 20 so hold out hope!
Last Thursday I had Amari with 38.9 and my
Opponent had his WR1, RB1 and DEF combine for 19 and I lost so it’s not over
Scored 1 point week one and dropped him. Decided to pick up Jason Sanders and start him this week. Boy did that backfire
Sanders could still score 23
One could hope. Buffalo is a formidable opponent
I dropped him as well and had him played against me. (2 division league) At least Hopkins scored me 14.
Jason sanders was a free agent in your league?
Yeah somehow. Glad I snagged him
I did exactly this
Because he scored 1 the week before
But that's the fun of kickers! So predictable!
/u/subvertadown in shambles
We stopped playing the week and just started awarding wins based on point projections and it's sooooo much better. Stops stuff like Rodgers getting 2 points from happening. It's just not fair, ya know?
Our league got rid of kickers two years ago and it hasn't been missed once, ever lol
And he's a kicker whose name isn't Younghoe Koo
Yep doesn’t sing opera, no funny name, no good nickname, I fail to see why we should discuss one random good game.
No glasses either? Why even bother smh
And I dropped him so jokes on me
You’re not alone, saw him miss a 23 yd fg in a preseason game and dropped him.
Felt great about the decision after week 1….
lol so Gould or Slye who scored 14 will only have to score 9 points to beat his 2 week average
I'm not sure it's an actionable point of conversation. Chasing a single big kicker performance on a bad offense doesn't usually work out.
This is the most accurate answer.
You wanna chase average offenses instead, ones that can drive down the field/have a defense that flips field position a lot, but have a bad red zone offense.
For years that was the Joe Flacco Ravens, I think now it might end up being Carolina or Miami depending on how they look this week.
Super high powered offenses like the chiefs work well too. They have a really high floor from all the pa and can still pop off with big field goal days.
See, this is why I love kickers in fantasy. "No strategy" my ass.
I think there's really 4 tiers of kickers. You have your Butker/Bass/Succop level, where there's a good kicker on a high powered offense, giving a high floor on XPs and a medium ceiling on FGs.
Tier 2 is your average kicker, and it's the reason most people prefer playing fantasy without kickers. Mediocre offenses with good kickers are here, or good offenses that play the clock and don't score as much as they can. Justin Tucker splits the difference between this tier and tier 1, and then you have Myers, Gay, etc.
Tier 3 is low floor but massive ceiling, those aforementioned kickers who could make 5 FGs if the offense has a good week. Gano, Sanders, etc.
Tier 4 is your kicker carousels and bad offenses, the dead zone you don't want. Tennessee's kicker situation, or maybe whomever the Jets are trotting out.
That is the sweet spot! If you can't find one of those, throw a dart at the highest Vegas o/u lol
I don’t want to talk about it. My opponent has him and Gibson let me down…
Gotta love fantasy
We don’t talk about kickers in general.
It’s my favourite part of this sub.
This. I wanna meet the guy who thinks he can rank kickers on a weekly basis with any level of accuracy.
Check out u/subvertadown
He actually does lol
Idk about weekly, but here’s your season rankings:
1. Draft the guy who plays the most games indoors
That’s it, that’s the rankings. This year it’s Matt Gay. You’re welcome.
Didnt even realize that about him. Glad I went Gay this season.
People still play with *kickers*? Why is that still a thing?
He plays for the Giants.
I am fully aware. I’m in a nice hole to start week 2.
Sorry to hear about your hole. But happy cake day friend!!!
Hey, thank you!!
If you play against your buddies, at least it's a bud hole. And who doesn't enjoy being in a nice budhole?
Because we’ve abolished kickers.
This is the way.
It’s like nobody even Gano’s how good he was
Eh watcha Gano do?
He’s on my opponents team this week, so of course he did.
That said, he has made 35 in a row. Reminding myself of that fact is helping to keep me sane.
My brother got boomed by him and wont quit complaining about it. He wants kickers out of the league next year, but I like people wasting early picks on kicker
The Giants’ kicker has always been valuable. Even in the Eli days they weren’t the biggest red zone threats. And recently with their scoring deficiency. Also Gano has been amazing.
If he keeps improving at this rate he's good for 484 points next week.
My opponent dropped him right before the match thank goodness
That's what kickers do.
I’m not talking about it because I was up against him this week
Because I dropped him for Greg the leg this week....
Not much to say about NFL kickers in fantasy. He’s a very good, consistent kicker that relies on his opportunities to score points. He has zero control over his opportunities.
Given virtually none against Denver and bombed. Given plenty against Washington and took them all.
I’d rather roster a guy that gets the chance to kick 2-3 FG per week with some XPs sprinkled in.
One of the league’s best kickers but I’m not interested in fantasy given how poor the Giants offense is.
You know who *is* talking about it? This guy, who's facing the Daniel Jones/Graham Gano team this week who auto-drafted and hasn't touched his squad since the draft.
A lot of people on this sub are hipsters that play in leagues without kickers.
I do think there is value to be found outside the obvious kickers. Match ups between weaker teams or defense-first teams are good prospects for FG attempts. Whether Gano is a good regular option is another matter.
I’ve finally rid all my leagues of kickers (as every league should do), so there’s nothing to talk about.
Yup replace w a flex instead
Where's the fun in that
Dudes playing in the no fun league
Where's the fun in having kickers?
Chaos. Long live chaos.
Why? It’s a scoring position in football. It’s never made sense to me why you wouldn’t include a kicker.
Life so much better without kickers.
Have not had kickers for years and it was the best decision my leagues have ever made. Adding a flex instead of that slot really is so much better
Great week but that's not in the top 10 for fantasy kickers. There will be another guy that matches that this year
From what I saw it was tied for 10th with a few other players
10 times a kicker has kicked 7 or more FGs, 46 times a kicker has kicked 6 or more and kickers have kicked 5 or more over 200 times. It's not in the top ten.
I got it from this link:
They must be using some weird points system that got that or using like a 2010 cut off date.
They have 2007 numbers included.
3 kickers scored over 22 last year alone, so even if it IS right, it's no longer tied for top 10, but tied for 13th.
I’m fucking talking about it a lot because my damn opponent has him and he outscored my RB2 (Gibson)
Banning Kickers is for cowards.
It's a kicker. Someone else is gonna score 22 next week. Good luck guessing who it'll be. Dont waste your time and ask your league to remove kickers next year.
I completely understand the kicker hate. Crosby missed 5 in one night a few years back and if he would have made a single one, I would have won my matchup.
BUT... kickers are apart of an NFL team. They can easily make or break a real game. So, I like to have them included. But I do wish the scoring was less for them.
Why reduce scoring for them and not just eliminate them altogether?
Oh dont get me wrong, it's not hate. I just dont see the point. It's a random scoring position not worth the effort analyzing or predicting. I hear you on it being a nfl position. But theres a lot of meaningful positions on a team that don't, and probably shouldn't be included in fantasy.
Meh. He's a kicker. Anyway. My mind is stuck on this... Which spelling of his name would be coolest; Gram Gano, Graham Gano, Gram Gahano or Graham Gahano?
They can't finish in the redzone. Garrett is a clown. Gano will probably have a good year.
the people he scored it against are definitely talking about it
Super flex kickers OUT
Because he scored 1 last week. I'd rather have two 10s, tbh.
I’m talking about it. I’m crying about it. Scored 17 points against my team! Whose heard of a kicker getting 17 OTS?
Dropped him for Matt Gay because my name is Matt and it got a good laugh outta the boys. And I’m also laughing.. through my tears
Swap the kicker for another flex. Makes the league way more fun.
This is why you shouldn’t have kickers as part of your league
I think a lot of leagues have eliminated the kicker.
Yall still use kickers?