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Daily Fantasy Football: Should You Use Two Wide Receivers From the Same Team?

Daily fantasy football players have at times found success by using two receivers from the same team. Is this a strategy you should employ?

In Week 10 of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense balled out.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn't start the game because of an injury, but he entered the game early after Landry Jones was forced to exit. Things just shot up from there.

At the end of the day, Roethlisberger threw for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Steelers whipped up on the Cleveland Browns, 30-9. Both Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant racked up at least 139 receiving yards and a touchdown, resulting in 32.9 and 24.8 points, respectively, in half-point-per-reception leagues.

At least the Browns tried, though.

Because of their mutually high output, both Brown and Bryant found themselves in FanDuel's optimal lineup for that week. If you were gutsy enough to use both despite Jones starting, you likely found yourself near the top of the leaderboards at the end of the day.

This flew in the face of everything I had ever thought about daily fantasy football. I have always been of the belief that you shouldn't use two wide receivers from the same team on the same fantasy football roster. If one player scores a touchdown, you're essentially forfeiting a potential touchdown for the other player. This clearly caps your upside as the potential scoring drives on your roster are reduced.

At the same time, using two wide receivers from the same team will likely make your lineup unique from the field. Not many would be likely to employ a strategy similar to this, so having both just in case they have a monster game could be a huge boost. Which side is it?

I wanted to check this out for myself. Can we count on two wide receivers from the same team giving us fantasy goodness? Let's take a look.

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