Our league is having a discussion on the value of stacking your team with players from one team (primarily yankess and/or rangers)
for instance, one team in our league has:
arod (1st rd)
shef (2nd rd)
moose (3rd rd)
jeter (4th rd)
rivera (via trade of dotel and griffey)
obviously the yanks are better, but the majority opinion in the league is that stacking your team, no matter how good of players you are is dumb (in a H2H league, completely differant argument if its a roto league) because if the yanks or rangers go cold, your whole team sucks, the other side is, how often do those offenses go cold and for how long?
Any opinions, stats that have already been run on this?
I've got Rolen, Renteria and Edmonds from the Red Birds. If I could get Pujols, I would. I'm in a H2H league. When these guys are "cold", sure it can be a little painful...but you'll be hardpressed to find a day when all 4 are having 0-fers. When everything is clicking, and the Cardinals score 10-15 runs, it's a thing of beauty. One of those games can singlehandedly win an entire week for me. Also, whenever there is a Monday game, you get an extra 10-12 ABs that week...which can make a huge difference.
Anyway, that's my take.
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boston fans ... sorry nomar manny pedro,good threesome, but not a complete stack (plus nomar is a whiny turd who doesnt deserve an allstar vote, much less a starting spot....but thats another topic)
Boston not a team you can stack?!?
and even Varitek is one of the better catching options out there, plus Damon and Nixon are roster-worthy in virtually any format
Just a little more than a threesome to choose from.
P.S. This is from a Boston fan who can't stand Nomar.
Also, to the overall idea of stacking. I have no problem with it, even in head-to-head leagues. I wouldn't set out specially to do it. But you should always take the best players available. If you end up with a bunch from the same team, so be it. You still have the best players you could have, and their overall numbers will make up for the occasional day they run into a pitcher throwing a gem or some lost stats to a rainout.
"I'm telling ya, he jumped us. Gloves off, stick down, no warning. He challenged the Chiefs. Called us names. But Dave was there."
on observation....If your 2003 fantasy team was comprised of ALL Boston Redsox, and you managed your lineup exactly like Grady did....you would have beat 95% of fantasy lineups. I came in 1st last year and trailed the Redsox in every cat except SB's
My argument against stacking a fantasy roster from players of one team wouldn't really be based on whether or not a team went "hot" or "cold". As it's been pointed out, hot and cold streaks would even out over the season. Also, you've got exactly the same chance of 5 players from the same team going cold at once, as you do of 5 players from different teams going cold at once.
My reasoning for not loading up on players from one team has to do with injuries. It's bad enough losing one of your starters to injury, but it's even worse if his absence is affecting a bunch of your other fantasy players in real life.
It's not a perfect example, but take Halladay, Delgado, and Wells. If you had all three, your team would be hurting bad enough without Delgado and Wells, but now Halladay has lost some run support also.