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WR3 By Committee: PPR

Finding a Third Starting Wide Receiver in PPR Leagues 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
WR37 Pierre Garcon WR49 Quincy Enunwa
WR38 Randall Cobb WR50 Kenny Britt
WR39 Eric Decker WR51 Mike Wallace
WR40 Jeremy Maclin WR52 Josh Doctson
WR41 Corey Davis WR53 Rishard Matthews
WR42 John Brown WR54 Mike Williams
WR43 Cameron Meredith WR55 Kevin White
WR44 Corey Coleman WR56 Sterling Shepard
WR45 Adam Thielen WR57 John Ross
WR46 Jordan Matthews WR58 Breshad Perriman
WR47 Tyrell Williams WR59 Robert Woods
WR48 Marvin Jones WR60 Cole Beasley

Table 1: Wide Receivers WR37-WR60 Based on ADP

Now we have 24 guys to pair up and see how they do. That makes 276 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 6 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 either just in Round 7, such as Pierre Garcon or Randall Cobb or in Round 8 or later.  There are some other wide receivers that might go in Round 8, so planning on taking two of them could leave you scrambling for your ninth pick if you wait too long for your WR3BC choice.  I will have to keep all those details in mind when we look at the WR3BC result because it would not make sense to expect two of these receivers to make it into a committee combination based on their 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 24 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 Corey Coleman Mike Wallace 217.01
2 Corey Davis Mike Wallace 216.76
3 Pierre Garcon Corey Coleman 216.66
4 Mike Wallace Rishard Matthews 216.17
5 Adam Thielen Mike Wallace 215.32
6 Corey Davis Adam Thielen 215.26
7 Pierre Garcon Corey Davis 215.05
8 Corey Davis Cameron Meredith 214.97
9 Cameron Meredith Rishard Matthews 214.61
10 Adam Thielen Rishard Matthews 214.6
11 Tyrell Williams Rishard Matthews 214.32
12 Corey Coleman Breshad Perriman 213.12
13 Corey Davis Tyrell Williams 212.39
14 Pierre Garcon Adam Thielen 212.26
15 Pierre Garcon Rishard Matthews 212.22
16 Rishard Matthews Breshad Perriman 211.81
17 Corey Davis Breshad Perriman 211.74
18 Cameron Meredith Mike Wallace 211.17
19 Randall Cobb Corey Coleman 210.24
20 Adam Thielen Breshad Perriman 209.92
21 Pierre Garcon Mike Wallace 209.9
22 Pierre Garcon Kenny Britt 209.81
23 Randall Cobb Adam Thielen 209.75
24 Randall Cobb Mike Wallace 209.71
25 Corey Coleman Marvin Jones 209.66
26 Corey Davis Jordan Matthews 209.64
27 Kenny Britt Mike Wallace 208.79
28 Corey Coleman Adam Thielen 208.18
29 Pierre Garcon Randall Cobb 208.07
30 Tyrell Williams Mike Wallace 207.81
31 Corey Coleman Jordan Matthews 207.65
32 Jordan Matthews Rishard Matthews 207.6
33 Pierre Garcon Tyrell Williams 207.51
34 Rishard Matthews Cole Beasley 207.11
35 John Brown Corey Coleman 207.04
36 Pierre Garcon Jordan Matthews 206.78
37 Randall Cobb Cameron Meredith 206.66
38 Pierre Garcon Cameron Meredith 206.31
39 Corey Coleman Josh Doctson 206.3
40 Randall Cobb Tyrell Williams 205.97
41 Eric Decker Adam Thielen 205.66
42 Josh Doctson Rishard Matthews 204.97
43 Corey Davis Quincy Enunwa 204.82
44 Eric Decker Mike Wallace 204.78
45 Adam Thielen Cole Beasley 204.69
46 Marvin Jones Rishard Matthews 204.64
47 John Brown Mike Wallace 204.61
48 Randall Cobb Jordan Matthews 204.5
49 Corey Davis Corey Coleman 204.5
50 Pierre Garcon Breshad Perriman 204.32
51 Corey Coleman Rishard Matthews 204.02
52 Cameron Meredith Breshad Perriman 203.89
53 Cameron Meredith Corey Coleman 203.85
54 Adam Thielen Marvin Jones 203.81
55 Quincy Enunwa Rishard Matthews 203.8
56 Eric Decker Tyrell Williams 203.77
57 Corey Davis Cole Beasley 203.71
58 Marvin Jones Mike Wallace 203.48
59 Corey Coleman Quincy Enunwa 203.44
60 Corey Coleman Sterling Shepard 203.38
61 Corey Coleman Tyrell Williams 202.89
62 John Brown Adam Thielen 202.86
63 Pierre Garcon Eric Decker 202.84
64 Quincy Enunwa Mike Wallace 202.82
65 Adam Thielen Jordan Matthews 202.74
66 Tyrell Williams Breshad Perriman 202.69
67 Kenny Britt Breshad Perriman 202.6
68 Adam Thielen Josh Doctson 202.51
69 Randall Cobb Breshad Perriman 202.31
70 Eric Decker Cameron Meredith 202.26
71 Corey Davis Marvin Jones 202
72 Adam Thielen Quincy Enunwa 201.96
73 Pierre Garcon Josh Doctson 201.67
74 Jordan Matthews Tyrell Williams 201.4
75 John Brown Tyrell Williams 201.4
76 Jeremy Maclin Rishard Matthews 201.38
77 Adam Thielen Kenny Britt 201.25
78 Randall Cobb Kenny Britt 201.23
79 Corey Coleman Robert Woods 201.18
80 Adam Thielen Sterling Shepard 201.1
81 Jordan Matthews Kenny Britt 201.1
82 Jeremy Maclin Corey Coleman 201.03
83 Randall Cobb Corey Davis 200.78
84 Cameron Meredith Cole Beasley 200.54
85 Randall Cobb Rishard Matthews 200.53
86 Cameron Meredith Jordan Matthews 200.51
87 Cameron Meredith Marvin Jones 200.4
88 Tyrell Williams Cole Beasley 200.27
89 Mike Wallace Josh Doctson 200.14
90 Pierre Garcon John Brown 200.01
91 Jordan Matthews Cole Beasley 199.8
92 Jordan Matthews Marvin Jones 199.68
93 John Brown Cameron Meredith 199.35
94 Rishard Matthews John Ross 199.16
95 Jordan Matthews Mike Wallace 198.94
96 Marvin Jones Kenny Britt 198.9
97 Tyrell Williams Quincy Enunwa 198.83
98 Pierre Garcon Marvin Jones 198.63
99 Corey Coleman John Ross 198.53
100 Mike Wallace Sterling Shepard 198.47

Table 2: Wide Receiver #3 Committee Pairs

As we can see from Table 2, we have some very good pairs to select from for WR3BC. There are two wide receivers outside of the Top 36 that are projected to produce similarly to several Top 36 WRs in fantasy scoring in 2017 - both Pierre Garcon and Randall Cobb - so expect to see these names appear quite often as I build these pairs.  I could almost stop right there, but I need to be thorough as the ADPs tend to get very fluid as preseason wears on, and we need to make certain we have the very best pairings in case our draft plans go awry.  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:

Wide Receiver Frequency Wide Receiver Frequency
Corey Coleman 18 Marvin Jones 9
Adam Thielen 16 Kenny Britt 7
Mike Wallace 16 Cole Beasley 6
Pierre Garcon 15 John Brown 6
Rishard Matthews 15 Quincy Enunwa 6
Cameron Meredith 12 Eric Decker 5
Corey Davis 12 Josh Doctson 5
Jordan Matthews 12 Sterling Shepard 3
Tyrell Williams 12 Jeremy Maclin 2
Randall Cobb 11 John Ross 2
Breshad Perriman 9 Robert Woods 1

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

As we can see from Table 3, it is not just the Randall Cobb and Piere Garcon show in our Top 100 pairs (granted, you need 200 names for 100 paris), as we have five receivers (Garcon, Rishard Matthews, Corey Coleman, Adam Thielen and Mike Wallace) appearing at least 15 times on the list.  Five more receivers appear at least 11 times, so there is a good diversity represented in Table 2.  Even if we shrink our window down to the Top 24 on the list, five names still appear at least six times, although it is a different Corey (Davis) that replaces Corey Coleman.  Randall Cobb only appears 11 times out of 100 pairings, which is one of the reasons we have to be thorough in the analysis.    

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Now that we have 100 possible pairs to consider, what exactly does that mean? Should we just take one of the best options on the list and call it a day?  Well, yes and no.  Remember our goal - find a pair of running backs that can combine for WR3 (or better) fantasy production. To figure that out we need a better metric, so here are the projections for WR1 through WR36 (and beyond):

ADP WR Rank Player Team FPs
1 1 Antonio Brown PIT 314.08
2 2 Odell Beckham Jr NYG 293.86
3 3 Julio Jones ATL 284.61
4 4 Mike Evans TB 276.9
5 6 A.J. Green CIN 265.25
6 5 Jordy Nelson GB 270.18
7 7 Michael Thomas NO 260.96
8 8 T.Y. Hilton IND 257.6
9 9 Amari Cooper OAK 247.94
10 15 Dez Bryant DAL 231.97
11 11 Doug Baldwin SEA 238.66
12 14 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 233.38
13 12 Brandin Cooks NE 235.84
14 10 Demaryius Thomas DEN 241.38
15 19 Allen Robinson JAX 225.12
16 17 Jarvis Landry MIA 228.58
17 22 Keenan Allen LAC 216.62
18 21 Alshon Jeffery PHI 217.21
19 13 Tyreek Hill KC 235.36
20 25 Sammy Watkins BUF 209.53
21 16 Michael Crabtree OAK 229.7
22 18 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 225.54
23 20 Golden Tate DET 222.66
24 28 Davante Adams GB 201.86
25 26 Julian Edelman NE 208.09
26 38 Terrelle Pryor WAS 182.88
27 24 Stefon Diggs MIN 210.05
28 34 Martavis Bryant PIT 187.77
29 23 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 211.46
30 27 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 202.56
31 29 Willie Snead NO 201.06
32 30 Jamison Crowder WAS 193.28
33 36 Donte Moncrief IND 186.02
34 31 Brandon Marshall NYG 193.09
35 33 DeVante Parker MIA 188.13
36 32 DeSean Jackson TB 189.89
37 35 Pierre Garcon SF 186.66
38 37 Randall Cobb GB 184.29
39 39 Eric Decker TEN 166.21

Table 4: Projected Fantasy Points for WRs 10-36+

Based on Table 3, we see that WRs beyond the Top 10-14 are really bunched as far as projections.  Allen Robinson (ADP of WR15) is projected for 225.12 points, while Larry Fitzgerald (ADP WR22) and Golden Tate (ADP WR23) are projected to score nearly the same amount.  Even Emmanuel Sanders (ADP WR29) is only 10-15 points behind these WR2 receivers.  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 193 points based on the projections listed in Table 3 and adding 10 points for a bye week filler, we next look at our possible pairs to see how many exceed 203 projected points for 2017, and the answer is an incredible 60 pairs.  Raising the bar even further to a lower-end WR2 such as Davante Adams (201.86) and adding 10 points once again gives a higher target of 212 points.  Looking at our earlier data, we find 15 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.  

Rank Wide Receiver 1 Wide Receiver 2 Value ADP1 ADP2
1 Corey Coleman Mike Wallace 217.01 44 51
2 Corey Davis Mike Wallace 216.76 41 51
3 Pierre Garcon Corey Coleman 216.66 37 44
4 Mike Wallace Rishard Matthews 216.17 51 53
5 Adam Thielen Mike Wallace 215.32 45 51
6 Corey Davis Adam Thielen 215.26 41 45
7 Pierre Garcon Corey Davis 215.05 37 41
8 Corey Davis Cameron Meredith 214.97 41 43
9 Cameron Meredith Rishard Matthews 214.61 43 53
10 Adam Thielen Rishard Matthews 214.6 45 53
11 Tyrell Williams Rishard Matthews 214.32 47 53
12 Corey Coleman Breshad Perriman 213.12 44 58
13 Corey Davis Tyrell Williams 212.39 41 47
14 Pierre Garcon Adam Thielen 212.26 37 45
15 Pierre Garcon Rishard Matthews 212.22 37 53
16 Rishard Matthews Breshad Perriman 211.81 53 58
17 Corey Davis Breshad Perriman 211.74 41 58
18 Cameron Meredith Mike Wallace 211.17 43 51
19 Randall Cobb Corey Coleman 210.24 38 44
20 Adam Thielen Breshad Perriman 209.92 45 58
21 Pierre Garcon Mike Wallace 209.9 37 51
22 Pierre Garcon Kenny Britt 209.81 37 50
23 Randall Cobb Adam Thielen 209.75 38 45
24 Randall Cobb Mike Wallace 209.71 38 51
25 Corey Coleman Marvin Jones 209.66 44 48
26 Corey Davis Jordan Matthews 209.64 41 46
27 Kenny Britt Mike Wallace 208.79 50 51
28 Corey Coleman Adam Thielen 208.18 44 45
29 Pierre Garcon Randall Cobb 208.07 37 38
30 Tyrell Williams Mike Wallace 207.81 47 51
31 Corey Coleman Jordan Matthews 207.65 44 46
32 Jordan Matthews Rishard Matthews 207.6 46 53
33 Pierre Garcon Tyrell Williams 207.51 37 47
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

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

Plan A:  Draft Corey Coleman in Round 9 followed by Mike Wallace in Round 10.  This gives you the top wide receiver pairing on the table, and also minimizes the investment to two picks in Rounds 9 and 10.  If for some reason Mike Wallace slips through your fingers, his teammate, Breshad Perriman, should be available.  Coleman-Perriman is only four points (and about 2%) less than Coleman-Wallace. 

Plan B:  Draft Pierre Garcon in Round 8:  While Garcon has a higher ADP (WR37, about the middle of Round 8), he makes for a tough "Plan A" simply because if you do not immediately grab Corey Coleman in the next round and lock up the third best pair on the list, you will have to settle (and also reach) for Mike Wallace (or Kenny Britt)  to even get a Top 25 WR3BC.  That's not the best plan, and I might argue that Plans C and D are better as you don't have to blow a Round 8 pick.

Plan C:  Draft Adam Thielen in Round 9.  So you waited past Garcon and wanted Coleman, but he was stolen before you could snap him up.  Now what?  Take Adam Thielen in Round 9 instead, then follow up with either Mike Wallace or Rishard Matthews.

Plan D:  Draft Mike Wallace in Round 9 and Rishard Matthews in Round 10.   So This is not a bad backup-backup-backup plan, as it results in the fourth-best duo with the same picks instead of the first in Plan A.

Executing any of these four plans results in a Top 12 pair of receivers for WR3BC in every case but Garcon-Wallace (second option to Plan B).  That's part of the reason why I say Plans C and D are arguably better than Plan B.

For completeness, I have included Tables 5-10 below, showing the best combinations of WR3BC with each of the highlighted Top 12 pairs from Table 5.  

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Corey Coleman Pittsburgh
2* Corey Coleman at Baltimore
3 Corey Coleman at Jacksonville (London)
4** Mike Wallace Pittsburgh
5 Corey Coleman New York Jets
6 Mike Wallace Chicago
7 Corey Coleman Tennessee
8 Mike Wallace Miami
9 Mike Wallace at Tennessee
10 Corey Coleman at Detroit
11 Mike Wallace at Green Bay
12 Corey Coleman at Cincinnati
13 Mike Wallace Detroit
14 Corey Coleman Green Bay
15 Corey Coleman Baltimore
16*** Corey Coleman at Chicago
17 Corey Coleman at Pittsburgh
*Week 2 = Close call with Wallace vs. Cleveland
**Week 4 = Close call with Coleman vs. Cincinnati
***Week 16 = Close call with Wallace vs. Indianapolis

Table 6: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Corey Coleman and Mike Wallace

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Pierre Garcon Carolina
2 Corey Coleman at Baltimore
3* Pierre Garcon Los Angeles Rams
4 Pierre Garcon At Arizona
5 Corey Coleman New York Jets
6 Corey Coleman at Houston
7 Corey Coleman Tennessee
8 Pierre Garcon at Philadelphia
9 Pierre Garcon Arizona
10 Corey Coleman at Detroit
11 Corey Coleman Jacksonville
12 Pierre Garcon Seattle
13 Pierre Garcon at Chicago
14 Corey Coleman Green Bay
15** Corey Coleman Baltimore
16 Corey Coleman at Chicago
17 Pierre Garcon at Los Angeles Rams
*Week 3 = Close call with Coleman at Jacksonville (London)
**Week 15 = Close call with Garcon vs. Tennessee

Table 7: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Pierre Garcon and Corey Coleman

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Rishard Matthews Oakland
2 Mike Wallace Cleveland
3 Rishard Matthews Seattle
4 Mike Wallace Pittsburgh
5 Rishard Matthews at Miami
6 Rishard Matthews Indianapolis
7 Rishard Matthews at Cleveland
8 Mike Wallace Miami
9 Mike Wallace at Tennessee
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 15 = Close call with Wallace at Cleveland

Table 8: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Mike Wallace and Rishard Matthews

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1 Adam Thielen New Orleans
2 Mike Wallace Cleveland
3* Mike Wallace at Jacksonville (London)
4 Adam Thielen Detroit
5 Mike Wallace at Oakland
6 Adam Thielen Green Bay
7 Adam Thielen Baltimore
8 Mike Wallace Miami
9 Mike Wallace at Tennessee
10 Adam Thielen at Washington
11 Mike Wallace at Green Bay
12 Adam Thielen at Detroit
13 Mike Wallace Detroit
14 Adam Thielen at Carolina
15 Mike Wallace at Cleveland
16 Adam Thielen at Green Bay
17 Adam Thielen Chicago
*Week 3 = Close call with Thielen vs. Tampa Bay

Table 9: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Adam Thielen and Mike Wallace

Wk Suggested Player Opponent
1* Rishard Matthews Oakland
2 Rishard Matthews at Jacksonville
3** Rishard Matthews Seattle
4 Adam Thielen Detroit
5 Rishard Matthews at Miami
6 Adam Thielen Green Bay
7 Rishard Matthews at Cleveland
8 Adam Thielen at Cleveland (London)
9 Rishard Matthews Baltimore
10 Adam Thielen at Washington
11 Adam Thielen Los Angeles Rams
12*** Rishard Matthews at Indianapolis
13 Adam Thielen at Atlanta
14 Rishard Matthews at Arizona
15 Rishard Matthews at San Francisco
16 Adam Thielen at Green Bay
17 Rishard Matthews Jacksonville
*Week 1 = Close call with Thielen vs. New Orleans
**Week 3 = Close call with Thielen vs. Tampa Bay
**Week 12 = Close call with Thielen at Detroit

Table 10: Suggested WR3BC Schedule Plan - Adam Thielen and Rishard Matthews

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.