Don’t overthink starting lineup based on matchups

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I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve read or phone calls I’ve heard on the radio, where a fantasy football owner is trying to decide between starting a stud quarterback against a really good defense, or an average quarterback against an easy opponent.

Thus, the matchup dilemma.

While it’s generally a good idea to look at each of your player’s upcoming opponents to see what that opponent’s defense does well, it’s far more important that you play your most talented players rather than worrying about matchups.

In no circumstance would I ever advise an owner to bench his star players because of an impending difficult matchup.

Dance with the girl you brought to the party.

Matchups are a better tool to use for evenly comparable players.