Due to a trade and an FA pickup, I ended up with the middle of the Philles lineup -- Utley, Abreu, Burrell and Howard. This looks great on paper but poses a problem when the team gets shut out or goes into a nosedive. My daily stats look like a bloodbath.
Does anyone have a rule of thumb for player/team concentration.
Thinking of dumping Howard for Victr Diaz to mitigate this somewhat.
That could hurt you in H2H more than roto, for reasons you stated. Of course it could also help you if they go on a hot streak. I don't think there's a rule of thumb, but personally I try to avoid getting too terribly stacked up with hitters on the same team, unless we're talking about an offensive juggernaut like the Sawx.
I only have two hitters from the same team in any of my leagues, which are Ortiz and Renteria in my H2H money leauge. In that league, I have three Angels pitchers (Colon, Escobar, Santana), but that really doesn't make a difference like hitters would with the teams personal success.
If it's a h2h league you're much more screwed than in Roto. Wharf's right on with that one. I think you're crazy either way but you can get away with it in Roto. I try not to have more than 3 guys from the same offense on one team in roto and definitely no more than 2 in h2h. I have Hafner/Peralta on my Roto team and Huff/Crawford on my h2h team. Would I take Victor Martinez on my roto team? Hell yeah. Would I take Lugo on my h2h team? Probably not a good idea...
Would I take ARod, Sheff, Matsui, and Jeter on my h2h and Roto teams? Hell yeah. So there are exceptions but in most cases I like to stick to the 2/3 rule for h2h/roto. P
itching is subjective based on matchups and the league they play on but I try not to have more than 2 pitchers from the same team except when I recommended my friend go heavy on Indians for his CBS Roto team for the 2nd half (Lee, Millwood, Westbrook, Wickman).
I think that you should have at most three guys from the same team on your team only if they aren't Yanks and the Red Sox who consistently put up big numbers... I think if they ar on either of those teams then it shouldn't hurt you too much or at all.
I think in head to head it is something to worry about, but in Roto, just go for the players who you think will give you the best numbers regardless...while it may be boring to have no one starting because all of your players have an off day on a tuesday, as long as they put up good overall stats, it doesn't matter.