The “Studs-and-Scrubs” strategy in fantasy sports involves investing heavily in a few top-tier players (the “studs“) while filling the rest of the roster with less expensive, lower-tier players (the “scrubs“). The idea is to rely on the consistent high performance of the studs to carry the team, while hoping for occasional standout performances from the scrubs.
This approach is a high-risk, high-reward strategy. If the studs perform as expected, they can dominate a league, but if they underperform or get injured, the lack of depth in the rest of the roster can be detrimental. Picking the right scrubs who can outperform their low expectations is also crucial for the success of this strategy.