Philosophical question: Would you rather have a go-to, featured guy on a lesser offense, or more of a committee back or No. 2 WR type on a high-powered offense?
It depends on the league format. In H2H leagues I will take the go-to, featured guy on a lesser offense since there is no doubt he will get the touches. In the NFL it is all about skill and opportunity. The go-to player will always get his chances during the game. It might be carries to run out the clock or garbage catches against a prevent defense when his team is well behind. But those opportunities go to the featured player. A player in a running back by committee (RBBC) approach or the #2 WR will be less consistent. They may score the same as a go-to guy from a lesser team over the year, but it will be filled with goose eggs and a few high scoring games. Give me a consistent FF player in a H2H league. On the other hand in a total points or draft masters league, the high risk/high reward player takes on a bigger role on my cheat sheet.
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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2010, all available at his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20-year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).
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