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WR3 By Committee

Finding a Third Starting Wide Receiver by Committee for 2017

Over the past few years, there have been several very popular articles written by myself and our very own Chase Stuart that look at an interesting approach to building a fantasy team with late value picks. Based upon the theory of using both Strength of Schedule ("SOS") and taking two players as a combination to build one very good player, Chase has discussed both Team Defense by Committee ("TDBC") and Quarterback by Committee ("QBBC") as a general fantasy league strategy. In general I think that this is a wise move because very early on in fantasy drafts there are a ton of RB and WR prospects to go after to build a great team. While there are a few studs at QB and also a few choice defenses, I do not see a huge need in leagues to pursue either too hard in the beginning stages of a fantasy draft.

So with this in mind, I started to think about what else can be done with the committee approach. Tight end? Perhaps. Running back? Maybe. Wide receiver? Hmmm, that's really intriguing, but we should probably look at say the third starting option - "Fantasy WR3". What if you could grab two wide receivers later in the draft that could combine to perform on a WR3 - or even WR2 - level, based solely on their current projections and their schedule? Now we're talking. This really got my attention, so I went after this. Let's take a look at how I went about this and then we can digest and discuss the results.

ELIGIBLE RECEIVERS

So how to begin? Defenses and quarterbacks are relatively easy to "committee" together. There's usually only one QB and certainly only one team defense per NFL club, so the approach is pretty simple as far as picking out which players / teams to try and pair up. When it comes to wide receivers, the line is not quite so easy to draw, but I needed some basis to pick which players it made sense to try and combine for a decent committee. I decided that I would use the following criteria to decide which players to start with for evaluating:

CRITERIA #1 - WR37 AND BEYOND

This seems pretty simple. If we want to have a duo that puts up WR3 numbers, that means we want WR36 or better production - else we would just draft WR36 or higher and forget the whole idea. So here is the list of players with which I started, based on their Average Draft Position (ADP):

ADP Player ADP Player
WR36 Pierre Garcon WR49 Kenny Britt
WR37 DeVante Parker WR50 Rishard Matthews
WR38 Jeremy Maclin WR51 Marvin Jones
WR39 Randall Cobb WR52 Quincy Enunwa
WR40 Eric Decker WR53 Sterling Shepard
WR41 Cameron Meredith WR54 Josh Doctson
WR42 Corey Davis WR55 Ted Ginn
WR43 Adam Thielen WR56 Kevin White
WR44 John Brown WR57 John Ross
WR45 Corey Coleman WR58 Mike Williams
WR46 Tyrell Williams WR59 Breshad Perriman
WR47 Jordan Matthews WR60 Taylor Gabrield
WR48 Mike Wallace WR61 Robert Woods
    WR62 Cole Beasley

Table 1: Wide Receivers WR36-WR60+ Based on ADP

Notice that I went past WR60, as several wide receivers in the WR61-WR70 range had projections comparable or better than WR60, so they deserved to be included (and highlighted for your drafting benefit).  Also of note this year is that I included WR36 (Pierre Garcon) to show how WR36 compares to the rest of the wide receivers under consideration.

Now we have 27 guys to pair up and see how they do. That makes 351 potential committees, so there had better be a decent one (or several, we hope) out of all of those couplets. Now, before I go over the method of how to pair them up and the results, we need one more rule:

CRITERIA #2 - NO MORE THAN ONE WR FROM ROUND 7 AND ONE FROM ROUND 8.

This could get tricky here, but understand the overall goal. The point of WR3BC is to "free up" the first six rounds of your fantasy draft to pursue 2-3 receivers after grabbing a stud RB in Round 1. After six rounds you can have 2-3RBs, 2-3 WRs and possibly even a stud QB or TE, depending on your personal preference, or even to get your WR3 have the "WR3BC" be your WR4. Flexibility is the name of the game here. We all want value in our drafts, and having the ability to grab two WRs in Rounds 7 and 8 to act as our WR3BC gives us that ability.

There is some good news – all of the WR3BC candidates have ADPs that are beyond Round 7 (PIck 84+) with only Pierre Garcon (WR36) and DeVante Parker (WR37) projected to go in Round 8.  That should make it relatively easy to take two receivers in this part of the draft (or later), but I will have to keep all those details in mind when we look at the WR3BC recommendations against ADP.

So what do we do now to figure out some WR pairs?

CRITERIA #3 - USE FOOTBALLGUYS' WR STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

This sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Just take the WR Strength of Schedule to figure out when certain players are more likely to score well. What I did is similar to what the Projections Dominator and Draft Dominator do for you - take the projected fantasy points and slice them up over 17 weeks based on the strength of schedule. I call this result the "distributed fantasy points" for each receiver.

After I had all 27 wide receivers with distributed fantasy points on a weekly basis, I just compared all of the possible WR pairs to find the best duos for WR3BC. So here we are - time for some results:

Rank Wide Receiver 1 Wide Receiver 2 Value
1 Tyrell Williams Rishard Matthews 144.23
2 Mike Wallace Rishard Matthews 143.39
3 Rishard Matthews Breshad Perriman 142.91
4 Cameron Meredith Rishard Matthews 142.83
5 Adam Thielen Rishard Matthews 142.09
6 Corey Davis Mike Wallace 141.13
7 Corey Davis Tyrell Williams 140.89
8 Corey Davis Breshad Perriman 140.39
9 Pierre Garcon Rishard Matthews 140.04
10 Cameron Meredith Corey Davis 139.81
11 Corey Davis Adam Thielen 139.77
12 Corey Coleman Mike Wallace 139.05
13 DeVante Parker Mike Wallace 138.98
14 Pierre Garcon Corey Davis 138.94
15 DeVante Parker Rishard Matthews 138.89
16 Corey Coleman Breshad Perriman 138.47
17 DeVante Parker Breshad Perriman 138.22
18 Adam Thielen Mike Wallace 138.01
19 DeVante Parker Corey Davis 137.89
20 Rishard Matthews Marvin Jones 137.86
21 Rishard Matthews Josh Doctson 137.78
22 Jordan Matthews Rishard Matthews 137.75
23 DeVante Parker Tyrell Williams 137.35
24 Pierre Garcon Corey Coleman 137.35
25 Adam Thielen Breshad Perriman 137.18
26 DeVante Parker Corey Coleman 137.05
27 Rishard Matthews Quincy Enunwa 136.82
28 Tyrell Williams Mike Wallace 136.33
29 Rishard Matthews Ted Ginn 136.13
30 DeVante Parker Adam Thielen 135.94
31 Rishard Matthews Cole Beasley 135.94
32 Corey Coleman Marvin Jones 135.79
33 Tyrell Williams Breshad Perriman 135.56
34 Jeremy Maclin Rishard Matthews 135.23
35 Cameron Meredith Mike Wallace 135.05
36 Pierre Garcon Adam Thielen 134.86
37 Mike Wallace Kenny Britt 134.6
38 Rishard Matthews Taylor Gabriel 134.53
39 Corey Davis Jordan Matthews 134.47
40 Eric Decker Tyrell Williams 134.4
41 Rishard Matthews John Ross 134.34
42 DeVante Parker Cameron Meredith 134.23
43 Pierre Garcon Tyrell Williams 134.18
44 Corey Davis Quincy Enunwa 134.1
45 DeVante Parker Randall Cobb 134
46 Corey Coleman Rishard Matthews 133.96
47 Cameron Meredith Breshad Perriman 133.96
48 DeVante Parker Kenny Britt 133.93
49 Randall Cobb Tyrell Williams 133.87
50 John Brown Tyrell Williams 133.83
51 Rishard Matthews Mike Williams 133.82
52 Randall Cobb Corey Coleman 133.68
53 Pierre Garcon Kenny Britt 133.65
54 Kenny Britt Breshad Perriman 133.59
55 John Brown Corey Coleman 133.58
56 Adam Thielen Corey Coleman 133.57
57 Corey Davis Marvin Jones 133.51
58 Rishard Matthews Kevin White 133.04
59 Pierre Garcon Mike Wallace 133.01
60 Randall Cobb Adam Thielen 133
61 Randall Cobb Mike Wallace 132.96
62 Corey Coleman Tyrell Williams 132.91
63 DeVante Parker Marvin Jones 132.89
64 Corey Coleman Josh Doctson 132.85
65 DeVante Parker Josh Doctson 132.84
66 Corey Davis Corey Coleman 132.65
67 John Brown Mike Wallace 132.09
68 Pierre Garcon Breshad Perriman 132.01
69 Tyrell Williams Marvin Jones 132
70 Randall Cobb Rishard Matthews 131.99
71 Adam Thielen Marvin Jones 131.87
72 Eric Decker Adam Thielen 131.86
73 Randall Cobb Breshad Perriman 131.84
74 John Brown Rishard Matthews 131.65
75 Tyrell Williams Quincy Enunwa 131.59
76 Kenny Britt Rishard Matthews 131.49
77 DeVante Parker Jordan Matthews 131.11
78 Mike Wallace Marvin Jones 131.1
79 Adam Thielen John Brown 131.06
80 John Brown Breshad Perriman 130.97
81 DeVante Parker John Brown 130.96
82 Tyrell Williams Josh Doctson 130.94
83 Eric Decker Mike Wallace 130.91
84 Corey Coleman Quincy Enunwa 130.69
85 Corey Davis Ted Ginn 130.63
86 Pierre Garcon Cameron Meredith 130.61
87 Cameron Meredith Corey Coleman 130.57
88 Randall Cobb Cameron Meredith 130.48
89 Corey Coleman Sterling Shepard 130.45
90 Kenny Britt Marvin Jones 130.33
91 Pierre Garcon Randall Cobb 130.3
92 Adam Thielen Josh Doctson 130.27
93 Tyrell Williams Jordan Matthews 130.27
94 Corey Coleman Jordan Matthews 130.25
95 Corey Coleman Ted Ginn 130.24
96 DeVante Parker Cole Beasley 130.19
97 Tyrell Williams Cole Beasley 130.13
98 Mike Wallace Quincy Enunwa 130.12
99 Adam Thielen Kenny Britt 130.04
100 DeVante Parker Sterling Shepard 130.03
101 Corey Davis Cole Beasley 129.99
102 Eric Decker Breshad Perriman 129.91
103 Adam Thielen Quincy Enunwa 129.84
104 Rishard Matthews Sterling Shepard 129.83
105 Marvin Jones Breshad Perriman 129.8
106 Cameron Meredith Marvin Jones 129.78
107 Tyrell Williams Kenny Britt 129.75
108 DeVante Parker Jeremy Maclin 129.74
109 Corey Coleman Cole Beasley 129.69
110 Tyrell Williams Ted Ginn 129.64
111 DeVante Parker Ted Ginn 129.58
112 Tyrell Williams Sterling Shepard 129.36
113 Corey Davis Kenny Britt 129.36
114 Adam Thielen Tyrell Williams 129.33
115 Eric Decker Cameron Meredith 129.33
116 Randall Cobb Corey Davis 129.31
117 Corey Davis John Brown 129.23
118 Mike Wallace Ted Ginn 129.15
119 Adam Thielen Sterling Shepard 129.11
120 Quincy Enunwa Breshad Perriman 128.91
121 Adam Thielen Cole Beasley 128.84
122 Jeremy Maclin Corey Coleman 128.78
123 Cameron Meredith John Brown 128.77
124 Randall Cobb Kenny Britt 128.76
125 Corey Coleman Taylor Gabriel 128.53
126 Mike Wallace Josh Doctson 128.48
127 John Brown Kenny Britt 128.45
128 Adam Thielen Taylor Gabriel 128.43
129 Mike Wallace Cole Beasley 128.4
130 Tyrell Williams Taylor Gabriel 128.28
131 Corey Davis Josh Doctson 128.25
132 DeVante Parker Eric Decker 128.24
133 Adam Thielen Jordan Matthews 127.9
134 Pierre Garcon Eric Decker 127.85
135 Ted Ginn Breshad Perriman 127.78
136 Adam Thielen Ted Ginn 127.69
137 Corey Coleman John Ross 127.62
138 Pierre Garcon Jordan Matthews 127.52
139 Pierre Garcon Josh Doctson 127.51
140 DeVante Parker Mike Williams 127.5
141 Kenny Britt Josh Doctson 127.48
142 Mike Wallace John Ross 127.34
143 Josh Doctson Breshad Perriman 127.22
144 Breshad Perriman Cole Beasley 127.22
145 Cameron Meredith Tyrell Williams 127.17
146 Jeremy Maclin Adam Thielen 127.15
147 Pierre Garcon John Brown 127.12
148 Pierre Garcon Marvin Jones 127.1
149 Cameron Meredith Kenny Britt 127.02
150 Mike Wallace Sterling Shepard 126.98
151 DeVante Parker Kevin White 126.77
152 Jeremy Maclin Corey Davis 126.76
153 Cameron Meredith Quincy Enunwa 126.62
154 Adam Thielen John Ross 126.48
155 Pierre Garcon DeVante Parker 126.36
156 Cameron Meredith Adam Thielen 126.23
157 Jeremy Maclin Tyrell Williams 126.2
158 Randall Cobb Jordan Matthews 126.2
159 Cameron Meredith Josh Doctson 126.11
160 Mike Wallace Kevin White 126.03
161 DeVante Parker John Ross 126.01
162 Cameron Meredith Cole Beasley 126.01
163 John Ross Breshad Perriman 125.87
164 Tyrell Williams John Ross 125.83
165 Corey Davis Sterling Shepard 125.82
166 Mike Wallace Taylor Gabriel 125.79
167 Jordan Matthews Kenny Britt 125.65
168 Kenny Britt Quincy Enunwa 125.6
169 Eric Decker Corey Coleman 125.51
170 Sterling Shepard Breshad Perriman 125.43
171 Cameron Meredith Jordan Matthews 125.08
172 Corey Davis Mike Williams 125.04
173 Randall Cobb Marvin Jones 125.01
174 Pierre Garcon Ted Ginn 124.99
175 Jordan Matthews Marvin Jones 124.86
176 Mike Wallace Mike Williams 124.84
177 Corey Davis Rishard Matthews 124.84
178 Kenny Britt Ted Ginn 124.72
179 Randall Cobb Quincy Enunwa 124.5
180 Corey Davis John Ross 124.46
181 Kevin White Breshad Perriman 124.39
182 Pierre Garcon Sterling Shepard 124.35
183 Breshad Perriman Taylor Gabriel 124.15
184 Pierre Garcon Jeremy Maclin 124.11
185 Jordan Matthews Mike Wallace 124.1
186 Corey Davis Kevin White 124.02
187 Kenny Britt Sterling Shepard 123.95
188 Kenny Britt Cole Beasley 123.94
189 Eric Decker Marvin Jones 123.84
190 Randall Cobb Josh Doctson 123.78
191 DeVante Parker Quincy Enunwa 123.77
192 Cameron Meredith Ted Ginn 123.75
193 Cameron Meredith Sterling Shepard 123.62
194 John Brown Josh Doctson 123.36
195 Eric Decker Rishard Matthews 123.32
196 Rishard Matthews n/a 123.32

Table 2: Wide Receiver #3 Committee Pairs

Okay, that is a really big table, but I wanted to be thorough.  As you can see, we have some very good pairs to select from for WR3BC. So digging in, there are 100 pairs ot Table 2 to consider, so there are a number of options.  Let's also take a look at how often some of these guys show up on the table: 

Running Back Frequency Running Back Frequency
Rishard Matthews 25 Josh Doctson 13
DeVante Parker 24 John Brown 12
Adam Thielen 23 Jordan Matthews 12
Corey Davis 23 Quincy Enunwa 11
Mike Wallace 23 Sterling Shepard 11
Tyrell Williams 23 Ted Ginn 11
Corey Coleman 22 Cole Beasley 10
Breshad Perriman 21 Eric Decker 10
Cameron Meredith 20 John Ross 8
Pierre Garcon 19 Jeremy Maclin 7
Kenny Britt 18 Taylor Gabriel 6
Randall Cobb 15 Kevin White 5
Marvin Jones 14 Mike Williams 4

Table 3: Wide Receiver #3 Committee Pair Appearances by Player

That is a pretty big result, with so manyreceivers on that list with 10+ appearances, so let's shrink the list down to the Top 45 receiver pairs, since Pair 45 equals exactly 134 projected points.  That is a clean line to draw, so if we look at the frequency of wide receiver appearances in this smaller group, we can narrow down the focus for getting the best WR3BC.  Here are those results:

Running Back Frequency Running Back Frequency
Rishard Matthews 16 Marvin Jones 2
Corey Davis 9 Quincy Enunwa 2
DeVante Parker 9 Cole Beasley 1
Mike Wallace 8 Eric Decker 1
Tyrell Williams 7 Jeremy Maclin 1
Adam Thielen 6 John Ross 1
Breshad Perriman 6 Josh Doctson 1
Corey Coleman 5 Kenny Britt 1
Pierre Garcon 5 Randall Cobb 1
Cameron Meredith 4 Taylor Gabriel 1
Jordan Matthews 2 Ted Ginn 1

Table 4: Wide Receiver #3 Committee Pair Appearances by Player (Top 45)

Before I present the plan for 2017 for WR3BC, allow me to compare Table 2 with the projections for the Top 36+ wide receivers to see how a WR3BC lines up against the best wide receivers.  Remember our goal - find a pair of wideouts that can combine for WR3 (or better) fantasy production. To figure that out we need a better metric, so here are the projections for WR10 through WR36 (and beyond), sorted by projected fantasy points:

ADP WR Rank Player Team FPs
1 1 Antonio Brown PIT 205.12
2 2 Odell Beckham Jr NYG 197.71
3 3 Julio Jones ATL 190.24
4 4 Mike Evans TB 187.15
5 6 A.J. Green CIN 175.52
6 5 Jordy Nelson GB 182.35
7 8 Michael Thomas NO 168.64
8 7 T.Y. Hilton IND 172.16
9 10 Dez Bryant DAL 161.44
10 9 Amari Cooper OAK 163.47
11 15 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 150.03
12 13 Doug Baldwin SEA 153.39
13 12 Brandin Cooks NE 154.88
14 14 Demaryius Thomas DEN 151.15
15 17 Alshon Jeffery PHI 144.62
16 19 Sammy Watkins BUF 143.66
17 16 Allen Robinson JAX 146.24
18 23 Keenan Allen LAC 135.1
19 20 Jarvis Landry MIA 139.47
20 25 Davante Adams GB 134.83
21 18 Michael Crabtree OAK 144.11
22 41 Terrelle Pryor WAS 118.72
23 11 Tyreek Hill KC 158.4
24 29 Julian Edelman NE 127.5
25 22 Golden Tate DET 136.59
26 27 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 131.47
27 28 Martavis Bryant PIT 130.86
28 21 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 136.91
29 24 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 134.88
30 31 Stefon Diggs MIN 126.24
31 32 Brandon Marshall NYG 125.12
32 39 Jamison Crowder WAS 121.92
33 35 Donte Moncrief IND 122.83
34 30 Willie Snead NO 127.15
35 26 DeSean Jackson TB 132.64
36 42 Pierre Garcon SF 117.39
37 33 DeVante Parker MIA 124.32
38 66 Jeremy Maclin BAL 88.16
50 34 Rishard Matthews TEN 124.16
43 36 Adam Thielen MIN 122.51
48 37 Mike Wallace BAL 122.35
59 38 Breshad Perriman BAL 122.08
46 40 Tyrell Williams LAC 119.04

Table 5: Projected Fantasy Points for WRs 10-36+

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Based on Table 5, we see that WRs beyond the Top 10-14 are really bunched as far as projections.  After that point, it gets a little trickier.  Keenen Allen (ADP of WR18) is projected for 135.1 points, while Alshon Davante Adams (ADP WR20), Emmanuel Sanders (ADP WR28) and Golden Tate (ADP WR25) are projected to score nearly the same amount.  This screams opportunity for a strong WR3BC this season.  If we can identify a pair of receivers that can get in this range, we are nearly there.  Taking a typical number projected for a Top 36 (WR3) of 125 points based on the projections listed in Table 5 and adding seven points for a bye week filler, we next look at our possible pairs to see how many exceed 132 projected points for 2017, and the answer is an incredible 69 pairs.  Raising the bar even further to a lower-end WR2 such as Davante Adams (134.83) and adding seven points once again gives a higher target of just under 142 points.  Looking at our earlier data, we find five duos in Table 2 that all meet or exceed that mark.  That is a remarkable result, and strongly suggests that 2017 is a great year to go after a WR3BC option.  Choosing the correct pair can give us the result we wanted – high end WR3 production (and borderline WR2) on the cheap.  

Considering all of the results, there are four distinct plans that make sense for 2017:

Plan A:  Draft Mike Wallace in Round 9 (or 10) and Rishard Matthews in Round 10 (or 11).  Wallace is WR48 on the ADP list, but his ADP puts him in the window of Round 10-11 (ADP of 127 overall).  Matthews is close behind (ADP of WR50, 131 overall).  Taking both a round early may seem a bit of a reach, but not based on value.  I would much rather grab both a round early to make certain I secure both and rest easy with a strong WR3BC (second pair on the chart).  Note that if Tyrell Williams is available in Round 8 or Round 9, I may just grab him as well to make the super WR3BC with both top pairs.  

Plan A, Part 2:  Looking at Table 6, Breshad Perriman screams as a value.  Taking him in Round 13 to lock him up would be immense value, and with Rishard Matthews gives us the third pairing on Table 6.  If you can get Wallace and Perriman, it should not matter if one gets hurt - and actually could increase the other receiver's value.  (Note once again that if you grabbed Tyrell Williams in Round 9, you now own the Top 3 pairs on the chart with these four smart picks).  

Plan B:  Draft Rishard Matthews. Plan B is a "if all else fails", such as you have others in your league with the same Plan A.  Just take Matthews in Round 9 if Wallace is not there and then fall back to either Marvin Jones, Josh Doctson or Ted Ginn.

Table 6 below highlights the Top 60 pairs with the combined projected score for each and the ADP for both receivers, with recommended pairings for WR3BC:

Rank Wide Receiver 1 Wide Receiver 2 Value ADP1 ADP2
1 Tyrell Williams Rishard Matthews 144.23 46 50
2 Mike Wallace Rishard Matthews 143.39 48 50
3 Rishard Matthews Breshad Perriman 142.91 50 59
4 Cameron Meredith Rishard Matthews 142.83 41 50
5 Adam Thielen Rishard Matthews 142.09 43 50
6 Corey Davis Mike Wallace 141.13 42 48
7 Corey Davis Tyrell Williams 140.89 42 46
8 Corey Davis Breshad Perriman 140.39 42 59
9 Pierre Garcon Rishard Matthews 140.04 36 50
10 Cameron Meredith Corey Davis 139.81 41 42
11 Corey Davis Adam Thielen 139.77 42 43
12 Corey Coleman Mike Wallace 139.05 45 48
13 DeVante Parker Mike Wallace 138.98 37 48
14 Pierre Garcon Corey Davis 138.94 36 42
15 DeVante Parker Rishard Matthews 138.89 37 50
16 Corey Coleman Breshad Perriman 138.47 45 59
17 DeVante Parker Breshad Perriman 138.22 37 59
18 Adam Thielen Mike Wallace 138.01 43 48
19 DeVante Parker Corey Davis 137.89 37 42
20 Rishard Matthews Marvin Jones 137.86 50 51
21 Rishard Matthews Josh Doctson 137.78 50 54
22 Jordan Matthews Rishard Matthews 137.75 47 50
23 DeVante Parker Tyrell Williams 137.35 37 46
24 Pierre Garcon Corey Coleman 137.35 36 45
25 Adam Thielen Breshad Perriman 137.18 43 59
26 DeVante Parker Corey Coleman 137.05 37 45
27 Rishard Matthews Quincy Enunwa 136.82 50 52
28 Tyrell Williams Mike Wallace 136.33 46 48
29 Rishard Matthews Ted Ginn 136.13 50 55
30 DeVante Parker Adam Thielen 135.94 37 43
31 Rishard Matthews Cole Beasley 135.94 50 62
32 Corey Coleman Marvin Jones 135.79 45 51
33 Tyrell Williams Breshad Perriman 135.56 46 59
34 Rishard Matthews Cole Beasley 207.11 53 60
35 John Brown Corey Coleman 207.04 42 44
36 Pierre Garcon Jordan Matthews 206.78 37 46
37 Randall Cobb Cameron Meredith 206.66 38 43
38 Pierre Garcon Cameron Meredith 206.31 37 43
39 Corey Coleman Josh Doctson 206.3 44 52
40 Randall Cobb Tyrell Williams 205.97 38 47
41 Eric Decker Adam Thielen 205.66 39 45
42 Josh Doctson Rishard Matthews 204.97 52 53
43 Corey Davis Quincy Enunwa 204.82 41 49
44 Eric Decker Mike Wallace 204.78 39 51
45 Adam Thielen Cole Beasley 204.69 45 60
46 Marvin Jones Rishard Matthews 204.64 48 53
47 John Brown Mike Wallace 204.61 42 51
48 Randall Cobb Jordan Matthews 204.5 38 46
49 Corey Davis Corey Coleman 204.5 41 44
50 Pierre Garcon Breshad Perriman 204.32 37 58
51 Corey Coleman Rishard Matthews 204.02 44 53
52 Cameron Meredith Breshad Perriman 203.89 43 58
53 Cameron Meredith Corey Coleman 203.85 43 44
54 Adam Thielen Marvin Jones 203.81 45 48
55 Quincy Enunwa Rishard Matthews 203.8 49 53
56 Eric Decker Tyrell Williams 203.77 39 47
57 Corey Davis Cole Beasley 203.71 41 60
58 Marvin Jones Mike Wallace 203.48 48 51
59 Corey Coleman Quincy Enunwa 203.44 44 49
60 Corey Coleman Sterling Shepard 203.38 44 56

Table 6: Top Suggested WR3BC Pairs with Projected Scores and WR ADP

For completeness, I have included Tables 7-9 below, showing the best combinations of WR3BC with Rishard Matthews and either Mike Wallace or Breshad Perriman and then also Matthews with Doctson or Ted Ginn.    

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Rishard Matthews Oakland
2 Mike Wallace Cleveland
3 Rishard Matthews Seattle
4* Rishard Matthews at Houston
5 Rishard Matthews at Miami
6 Rishard Matthews Indianapolis
7 Rishard Matthews at Cleveland
8 Mike Wallace Miami
9** Rishard Matthews Baltimore
10 Rishard Matthews Cincinnati
11 Mike Wallace at Green Bay
12 Rishard Matthews at Indianapolis
13 Mike Wallace Detroit
14 Rishard Matthews at Arizona
15*** Rishard Matthews at San Francisco
16 Rishard Matthews Los Angeles Rams
17 Rishard Matthews Jacksonville
*Week 4 = Close call with Wallace vs. Pittsburgh
**Week 9 = Close call with Wallace at Tennessee
***Week 15 = Close call with Wallace at Cleveland

Table 7: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Rishard Matthews and Mike Wallace

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Rishard Matthews Oakland
2 Mike Wallace Cleveland
3 Rishard Matthews Seattle
4* Rishard Matthews at Houston
5 Rishard Matthews at Miami
6 Rishard Matthews Indianapolis
7 Rishard Matthews at Cleveland
8 Mike Wallace Miami
9** Rishard Matthews Baltimore
10 Rishard Matthews Cincinnati
11 Mike Wallace at Green Bay
12 Rishard Matthews at Indianapolis
13 Mike Wallace Detroit
14 Rishard Matthews at Arizona
15*** Rishard Matthews at San Francisco
16 Rishard Matthews Los Angeles Rams
17 Rishard Matthews Jacksonville
*Week 4 = Close call with Wallace vs. Pittsburgh
**Week 9 = Close call with Wallace at Tennessee
***Week 15 = Close call with Wallace at Cleveland

Table 8: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Rishard Matthews and Josh Doctson

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Rishard Matthews Oakland
2 Rishard Matthews at Jacksonville
3 Rishard Matthews Seattle
4 Ted Ginn at Miami (London)
5 Rishard Matthews at Miami
6 Rishard Matthews Indianapolis
7 Rishard Matthews at Cleveland
8 Ted Ginn Chicago
9 Rishard Matthews Baltimore
10 Rishard Matthews Cincinnati
11 Rishard Matthews at Pittsburgh
12 Rishard Matthews at Indianapolis
13 Ted Ginn vs. Carolina
14 Rishard Matthews at Arizona
15 Rishard Matthews at San Francisco
16 Rishard Matthews Los Angeles Rams
17 Rishard Matthews Jacksonville

Table 9: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Rishard Matthews and Ted Ginn 

The committee approach is not a perfect one, but having this knowledge prior to your fantasy draft can prove to be invaluable if you decide to adopt this approach.  If all the players on your starter list are gone, goiong with a committee can save your team and help you deal with the loss of bigger names.  The method is also a big help in "Best Ball" leagues, where lineup decisions are not necessary every week.  That's exactly where a committee can do the best, as either player can count for you each week.

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome to pasquino@footballguys.com.