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Owning/Starting two WR's from the same team (1 Viewer)

Leonidas

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I've read the FBG article about players from the same team, however old it is now, and know that the analysis run said it really doesn't make a difference...but is actually slightly more consistent unless the two players are QB/WR.

But I'm getting into all kinds of "discussions" with guys on other boards and IRL who insist that you are inconsistent with two players from the same team. This usually comes up from having two WR's. Typical examples are Vincent Jackson/Mike Williams or Demaryius Thomas/either Decker or Welker.

People just adamantly insist that you shouldn't have two players from the same team. Is there ANY truth to this?

It goes without saying that I have provided examples, with numbers, and they have not, but whatever...anyway...is there any truth to it?

Do you guys have experiences with two WR's from the same team that you wish you hadn't done? (and not just because one happened to under perform, but because of week to week inconsistency). I'm sure that it doesn't end up being the best decision every single time, surely there are bad examples out there. Let's hear them

 
a few years back (late Favre years?) I had decent success starting both Jennings and Driver a lot of weeks....

 
I'm rolling with Thomas and Decker in one league and like the fact that I can get at least one TD from the pair weekly. You have to account for bye weeks so make sure you have the depth to cover.

 
It makes no difference.

When drafting, if you decide to go WR (or any position, but using WR per your example) with the pick, you take your highest rated WR. If that player happens to be on the same team as a player you already have, so be it.

When deciding your starting lineup, you start the players you believe will give you the most points. If those players happen to be on the same team, so be it.

The players are going to perform how they are going to perform. The fact that both are on your fantasy squad has no bearing on their gameday performance, thus it should have no bearing on your decision making. It's no different than the flaw some people make of starting a WR just because their opponent has their QB.

 
It makes no difference.

When drafting, if you decide to go WR (or any position, but using WR per your example) with the pick, you take your highest rated WR. If that player happens to be on the same team as a player you already have, so be it.

When deciding your starting lineup, you start the players you believe will give you the most points. If those players happen to be on the same team, so be it.

The players are going to perform how they are going to perform. The fact that both are on your fantasy squad has no bearing on their gameday performance, thus it should have no bearing on your decision making. It's no different than the flaw some people make of starting a WR just because their opponent has their QB.
Exactly.

 
I won a league last year with Demaryius Thomas and Decker. Of course, it helped that I also had Megatron, had Alfred Morris as my RB1 after getting for $3 in an auction, and got Witten for like 2 bucks cause his preseason injury scared people. :P

 
Not exactly on topic but similairly, won my league with Foster an Andre Johnson last year.

 

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