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Postby Crimedogg32 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:53 pm

I think this could happen to alot of people so curious as to your views on the situation. Lets say you have 2 WRs who are about equal in talent or equal when you factor in schedule and talent for a particular week. You are facing the owner with one of your WRs starting QB starting for that owner.

Would you rather start a WR whos QB is your fantasy opponents QB to esentially cancel out the points or would you rather hope that team does poor and play the different option?
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Postby Pete123444 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:06 pm

His QB would have absolutely no bearing on my decision making for my starting lineup. His QB can have an awesome game and your WR, which may be that QB's #1 WR target, could still have 0 points. During the FF regular season, I usually have no idea who my opponent is playing until gameday. And I don't think it matters at all. I always put out my best lineup regardless of my opponent's lineup.
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Postby bobbing_headz » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:06 pm

Doesn't it usually work the other way? i.e. you start a QB throwing to their star reciever to cancel him out? Starting a WR just because the opponent has the QB throwing to him is essentially pointless because a QB has more than 1 options to throw to. So, if his QB throws a TD it may not go to your WR. But, if you have the QB whenever his WR gets a TD you must have thrown it.
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Postby moochman » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:02 pm

I suppose that if all things are equal and the QB isn't Jake Plummer, sure why not.
I just wouldn't go out of my way to do it.
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Postby spodog » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:40 pm

My opponents QB would have no bearing on decision at all.

The status of the opposing NFL teams' CB's, however, would be a great thing to look at to break ties.
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Postby FatFoot » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:48 pm

I do not factor in my opponent's team when I set lineup. Since they're not actually playing each other, I set my lineup based solely on what I think will score more points that week.

And it's worked perfectly this season... 0-2. :)
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Postby Kilroy » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:33 am

I'm starting Warner against the team with Fitz in my $$$ league, but not to "cancel" Fitz out. I just start who I think will get me the most points. Who the other team is starting is irrelevant.
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Postby dgan » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:29 am

I don't think it applies because it doesn't really "cancel". They score points differently. In my league, if my QB throws for 220 yds and 2 TD, that's 15 points. If his receiver catches for 100 yards and 2 TDs, that's 22 points. I'd rather start my QB that I think will go for 280 and 3 TDs.

In other words, I would never sit my stud just to start my opponent's receiver's QB.
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Postby BigMusky » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:28 am

It really should not matter who the other team starts...but I upset the undefeated Manning team the year he set the NFL record for TD passes because I already had Marvin and then put Dallas Clarke in my lineup for that reason and they essentially caught all 4 of his passes that day. It was complete luck, but the cancelling out factor has worked for me before.
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