MaybeNextYear wrote:diversification diminishes risk without reducing returns.
maybe that is supposed to make sense, but.... no. risk and return are symmetric. if you diminish your risk, you diminish your potential return. they're just the opposite sides of a variance from a mean. if you think you can reduce one, but not the other, well, you're just nuts.
how it ties into the discussion is that, as others have said, if you're looking at a small sample size (e.g. a weekly H2H format) if you double or triple up on a lineup, you're going to have great days where the team scores 12 runs and you're getting credit for both the rbi and the run scored, but also have the days of the 1-hitter misery. i would say drafting teammates off of the yankees or red sox, probably pretty good. they may have their quiet days, but their outbursts will be more frequent. anyone else, i would be hesitant.