Mike1989 wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2019, 10:19
True, you would probably captain Kane or Sterling occasionally. However, look at the point differences - 140 and 135. It is highly unlikely occasionally captaining them would make up that difference. In all likelihood they would need to be a more regular captain.
If you think about it, Kane has a few 200+ point seasons. Captain him every week and that figure doubles, but if you captain him let's say 1 in 4 games that only adds an extra quarter working on the basis that the weeks you captain him are the weeks he fires. Adding another 50 points or so still leaves the team short by a good 90 points. So he would need to be captain more than half the time to make up the points difference.
Same goes for Sterling. He scored 234 last season. Captain him every week that figures doubles, but to get near to the point differential you'd need to captain him more than half the time.
See the problem? You can't captain Kane and Sterling in more than half the season, and if you do captain them 19 times each, what happens to Salah? He doesn't get the arm band. So while you are right that the points don't take into account the captain's armband, the problem is that the numbers of times they need to captain to make up the difference creates further problems for your team.
Yeah fair I get your point, but it's also making the assumption in those scenarios that you have to pick between one group or the other.
For example; Sterling + Kelly or
KdB + VVD - in my team that's not a decision to make, I literally just have all 4. Limiting groups down to banks of 2 or 3 isn't really representative when you'll seldom have to make such restrictive selections.
If you widen the groups a little in an attempt to be more reflective of having a £100m budget to play with, let's say under the assumption that Salah is the only super premium you 'need';
- Sterling + KdB + VVD + Kelly
- Pogba + Eriksen + Robertson + TAA
Both taking up £32m of your overall budget, but the second group spreading that out more. First group gets 682, second gets 738. Then you can say the times you'd captain Sterling in that scenario probably make up for the 50 point gap where you'd be unlikely to captain any of the second group (using Stu's rough 200 + 40 figures for KdB and Kelly respectively). It's also tricky to make such a comparison however as people having the likes of Kelly in their team aren't actually ever be going to playing him.
I suppose ultimately my point is just that I think to say having more than one £11m+ player in your team is poor value is too black and white - there are too many variables to say for sure either way.