There was a time in fantasy football that I would limit how many “same team” players I would have on my team and elect to start in a given week. This was also a time when running backs ruled the land, and this is now a passing league. It’s one thing to have a quarterback in addition to a running back, wide-
receiver or tight-end all on the same team. There are plenty of other favorable matchups this week where you could feel confident starting two receivers from the same team.
Double WR Combinations
Dallas- Bryant, Williams, Beasely
Green Bay- Boykin and Nelson
Titans- Wright and Washington
WR & TE Combinations
San Diego- Allen and Gates
Indy- Fleener and Hilton
Carolina- Olsen and Steve Smith
There are some awful offensive football teams in the NFL. If you have bench roster spots full of players who simply are players that will only have values if other players get hurt, think about being the week ahead from the other owners in your league. Grab the Cardinals defense now, so come week 11 you have a defense that could give you 20 points. You should be thinking about your playoff matchups come week 14. Now this could mean that you trade a player who has a big name, one that you were waiting to return from injury like a Steven Jackson. If you could get any value for him, yes I know you probably used a second round pick on him, go trade him. Even if he shows better production this week, his stretch of math-ups for the remainder of the season is rough. The same with Sproles, seeing the tough Panthers defense twice in three weeks once the fantasy football playoffs begin. There are probably only a week or two left for you to make a trade. It’s not about what the player has done for you lately or where you drafted them. It’s about their matchups moving forward. Go try and acquire Shane Vereen as he looks to comeback and immediately see touches in the Patriots week 11 backfield.
Players to Target
RB- Vereen, Mathews, Bush
WR- Allen, T. Williams, Jeffrey