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Postby bruuno2 » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:07 pm

Does it mean alot to have a QB along with "his"top receiver,such as Mcnabb-Owens,Culpepper-Moss,Manning -Harison.Is this a great winning tactic?Or not.Your thoughts? Because drafting for that combo will cost you a top tier RB. :-?
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Postby IRON CHEF » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:11 pm

Some people avoid drafting a qb-receiver tandem because if one has a bad day it increases the chances of the other failing as well, but I guess it works the other way around too.
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Postby Adlaw » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:45 pm

I've seen every combo imaginable, and that one is fairly popular. People like the idea of gaining so much from one play. For example a big TD to Owens means additional points because Mcnabb threw it.
It has been my experience tho that very very few tandems are worth sacrificing your big back. For this reason I won't do it: over 40 different QB's started an NFL game last year. One goes down and the other struggles with a backup QB.
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Postby Homeless » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:33 pm

I usually stay clear of it if I can, but in certain situations a Qb can slip a spot or 3 and the deal may be too good to resist.
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Postby TTTBone » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:48 pm

Kinda like the stock market. Putting all your eggs in one basket, can get you some BIG wins, but it can also deal you some devestating losses. By diversifying your player portfolio, you give youself more options week to week and avoid having to choose between taking a risky play with your studs or going with backups when they face the killer-fantasy defenses.
I try to avoid it, other than the exceptions (Cpepp/Moss, Manning/Marvin).
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Postby Daddymike59 » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:54 pm

It's a make or break situation. if it costs a a good #1 r/b no way would I pick a combo over the r/b. If Q/B has a bad day chances are W/R will also. There are exceptions to every rule but as a guideline I avoid those combos as much as possible.
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Postby Turnip » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:59 pm

I mostly ignore these things. I don't go out of my way to get a pair, but I don't avoid them just because they're on the same team. In my league that has drafted this year, Brooks and Plummer are my QBs. I also own Rod Smith and Donte' Stallworth. It just worked out that way, and I am neither pleased nor unpleased.
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:02 pm

I hate that combo. Like someone said, a bad day for one is a bad day for both.
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Postby Canacuna » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:08 pm

I wouldn't mind having the QB/WR combo if it didn't make me sacrifice other positions - I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to obtain it. The Moss/C-Pepp combo would definitely be nice to have, but you'd likely have to use your first two picks on 'em, thus pretty much solidifying your RBs as among your leagues' worst. The Marvin/Peyton combo is decent - you could even go all out and draft Edge in the first round. 8-o

When I look at potential combos, I look at the offenses' scoring potential - basically which QBs in the league are strong candidates for 30 TDs? Here's my picks...

Randy Moss/Daunte Culpepper
Marvin Harrison/Peyton Manning
Torry Holt/Marc Bulger
Darrell Jackson/Matt Hasselbeck
Javon Walker/Brett Favre

...you could even make arguments for these guys...

Terrell Owens/Donovan McNabb
Derrick Mason/Steve McNair
Tony Gonzalez/Trent Green

I don't necessarily try and get the QB/WR tandem on my fantasy teams, but if I think I can draft a solid overall team, I'll gladly take it.
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Postby deftdelivery » Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:28 pm

Let the QB's slip this year, gentlemen. Do NOT take one before the 4th round, trust me. There is just too many unproven RB's making their way into lineups this year, and trust me, you want the most bang for your buck at that position. You also want to be fairly deep at WR. Because if you go get a QB early, you forfeit the chance for a good #2 RB or WR. You have possibly Deuce McAllister and Michael Bennett as your starters :-o And that's in a 10 team league...imagine the effect in a 12 team league! We're talking even worse! Wait til the middle rounds and snag guys like Trent Green, Tom Brady, Brett Favre (proven Vets that won't cost you the season)

You'll be glad you have a nice group of WR's and RB's ;-D
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