Fantasy Football Guide Part 6: The Platoon & Why You Shouldn’t Draft One

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Reprinted from www.SCFantasyFootball.com.  Make sure to read the whole guide!
A platoon is, simply, a situation where two running backs from the same team have fantasy relevance.
After discussing why you should handcuff elite RBs, that is owning the backup of an elite RB to ensure production doesn’t slide, should he get injured you may be wondering if it is it a good idea to get both members of a RB platoon? 
Well, I can answer simply: No.
No, it’s not a good idea in a ten team, two RB league to try and double up on both members of a platoon, unless the second member ends up falling deep into the draft. 
There are numerous reasons why…but of course, there are some situations in which it’s not necessarily a bad idea to double dip into a platoon.
The first, most quantifiable reason to avoid getting both members of a platoon is that very rarely do both members of the platoon end up in the top twenty RBs in the lea...

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