2 Wide Receivers Same Team Strategy

2014 Analysis:

This strategy produced very interesting results, as my first team that consisted of Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker who were able to mainly stay healthy through most of the season, did not make the playoffs. My teams that had Julio Jones and Roddy White and Randall Cobb and James Jones did make the playoffs, even though I didn’t start or have those players on my roster spots. I found success through those leagues by playing the waiver wire hard and making trades, so the validity of this strategy is still in question. You can find out the moves I made to make these teams a success here.

Team 1-  7-6 (Did Not Make Playoffs)

Team 2- 10-3 (Made Playoffs) 2nd Place Finish

Roster From Final Game:

Drew Brees

Zac Stacy

Edwin Baker

Danny Amendola

Vincent Jackson

Marcedes Lewis

Larry Fitzgerald

Panthers

Mason Crosby

 

Team 3- 9-4 (Made Playoffs) 3rd Place Finish

Roster From Final Game:

Nick Foles

Reggie Bush

Fred Jackson

Erick Decker

Keenan Allen

Delanie Walker

Rueben Randle

Lions

Steven Hauschka

 

*Original Post Behind Strategy*

After I ran projections last year of what it would be like to own both Julio Jones and Roddy White, I discovered from just owning both of them ,you could expect anywhere between 25-35 combined points each game. For two of your wide receivers, that isn’t too shabby. I originally wanted to grab Julio Jones and Roddy White this year to test out the strategy, but the only way I could have had Julio was if I used a first round pick on him, which I did not want to do for my first draft. The draft did unfold however in a way that would allow me to have Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker. This is somewhat a more talented version of handcuffing a star running backs backup. Hell, if Thomas and Welker can get me a combined 20 points each week, I have enough talent in guys like Spiller and Bush that I could be pretty dominate.  The one thing I liked about this strategy was that it did allow me to get my wide receiver choices out of the way early, which allowed me to grab some guys like Gronk in the fifth where I may normally be trying to add another receiver if I went running back running back.  I took Thomas in the second and Welker in the third, which allowed me to grab Bush as my other starting running back which I was happy with.

Here are my starters:

QB Russell Wilson, Sea QB  
RB C.J. Spiller, Buf RB  
RB Reggie Bush, Det RB  
WR Demaryius Thomas, Den WR  
WR Wes Welker, Den WR  P  
TE Brandon Pettigrew, Det TE  
FLEX Rashard Mendenhall, Ari RB  Q  
D/ST Ravens D/ST D/ST  
K Steven Hauschka, Sea K  
I have Gronk, Tavon Austin, Mark Ingram, Fred Jackson, Golden Tate, DeAndre Hopkins, and Robert Turbin as my bench warmers. I think when Gronk gets healthy I am going to have a stronger squad, so I am very interested to see how this turns out.
9/7/13- Update
I tried drafting a quarterback as my first pick in two different leagues, but I somehow managed to have the first pick in each of these. I did not think it was fair to the leagues to use the 1st pick of the draft on a quarterback and allow the person in the second draft position to have Adrian Peterson, so I drafted AP. These drafts did however allow me the chance to draft Julio Jones and Roddy White and Randall Cobb and James on my two teams. This is what I ended up with.
Randall Cobb and James Jones
QB Andrew Luck, Ind QB  
RB Adrian Peterson, Min RB  
RB David Wilson, NYG RB  
WR Randall Cobb, GB WR  
WR James Jones, GB WR  
TE Jordan Cameron, Cle TE  P  
FLEX Reggie Bush, Det RB  
D/ST Packers D/ST D/ST  
K Mike Nugent, Cin K  
BENCH WK 1 2012 SEASON WEEK 1
SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACTION OPP STATUS ET PRK PTS AVG LAST PROJ OPRK %ST %OWN +/-
Bench Montee Ball, Den RB  
Bench T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR  
Bench Ben Tate, Hou RB  
Bench Josh Gordon, Cle WR  SSPD  
Bench Golden Tate, Sea WR  
Bench Kenbrell Thompkins, NE WR  
Bench Justin Blackmon, Jac WR  SSPD

Julio Jones and Roddy White

QB Andrew Luck, Ind QB  
RB Adrian Peterson, Min RB  
RB Reggie Bush, Det RB  
WR Julio Jones, Atl WR  
WR Roddy White, Atl WR  Q  
TE Zach Sudfeld, NE TE  
FLEX Giovani Bernard, Cin RB  
D/ST Bengals D/ST D/ST  
K Steven Hauschka, Sea K  
BENCH WK 1 2012 SEASON WEEK 1
SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACTION OPP STATUS ET PRK PTS AVG LAST PROJ OPRK %ST %OWN +/-
Bench Rashard Mendenhall, Ari RB  P  
Bench Fred Jackson, Buf RB  
Bench Rueben Randle, NYG WR  
Bench Bilal Powell, NYJ RB  
Bench Kenbrell Thompkins, NE WR  
Bench Rob Gronkowski, NE TE  D  
Bench Santana Moss, Wsh WR

After the killer performance of Thomas and Welker on Thursday, I am very interested in seeing how these other two teams do. The most interesting thing I have seen is that while other people are picking up wide receivers in the fourth and fifth rounds, I am able to get Reggie Bush and Gronk as my back to back picks. Of course next year draft positions are going to be entirely different, but for right now I like how my picks are playing out.

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