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Fantasy Football: Having Players on the Same Team

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At RotoWire, I discussed the merits of having players on the same NFL team:

In late-July, I competed in the NFFC 12-Man RotoWire Fantasy Football Online Championship on behalf of RotoWire. It’s a 2,400-team tournament consisting of 12-team leagues, with the winner of it all taking down $100,000. It’s a full PPR league that starts 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 K, and 1 D.

Through Week 5, I have a 3-2 record and I’m ranked fifth of 12 in total points (752.9). Here’s a look at my starting roster as it stands right now:

QB Andrew Luck
RB Trent Richardson
RB DeMarco Murray
WR Demaryius Thomas
WR Marques Colston
WR Denarius Moore
TE Julius Thomas
FLEX Knowshon Moreno

To say I’ve been bailed out by the Broncos is an understatement. I drafted Demaryius Thomas and Knowshon Moreno, but picked up Julius Thomas on waivers after Week 1. Other than that trio, my team has been brutal. I’m in six high-stakes leagues this year, and this was by far my worst draft.

Even so, I’ve been able to post consistent production each week. I’ve beat the league average in four of five weeks, though usually just barely.

Based on my points scored, my 3-2 record is the most likely at this point. Although not ideal, I still have a shot at making a run to get into the playoffs.

But how good of a chance do I have, really? The truth is that I think it’s pretty horrible – worse than the chances for a team I have currently sitting at 2-3.

The reason is that my team possesses little upside. Sitting at 3-2, I’m still very much an underdog to finish in the top two in this league. As I explained in the past, underdogs need to adopt a high-variance approach.

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