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Flex lineup Vs. Fixed?

Postby The Super Friends » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:50 pm

Which (in your opinion) is the better, more strategic way to play FF? A fixed lineup or a flex lineup?

For example, one league lets you start a variety of QB,RB,WR,TE while the other makes you start QB,QB,RB,RB,WR,WR,WR,TE

I can see an argument for both sides but in the end I like the fixed lineup. It gives value to each position while the flex lineup makes it too easy to ignore WR or another position if you don't have good players at that position.

I'm wondering how other players see it?
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Postby jjigglers » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:53 pm

I'd put in a vote for flex lineups. To me, WR/RB = RB, WR/TE = TE, so it doesn't matter for my lineup. But to play against people who put a WR in the WR/RB slot or a TE in the WR/TE slot gives me an advantage.
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Postby moonhead » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:59 pm

i'm in a couple of different style leagues. I personally prefer the league that starts 1 qb 2 rbs, 2 wrs, 1 te, 1 wr/rb, 1 k, 1 def. i'm in another one setup like this 1 qb, 3 wr, 2 rb, 1 te, 1 wr/te, 1 k, 1 def.
i really don't like the league with a wr/te flex.
i'm also in espn leagues and they do 1 qb, 1 rb, 2 wr, 1 wr/rb, 1 te, 1 k, 1 def. that's ok, but i like being able to start more rbs. and then the standard yahoo league is ok...but i like the wr/rb flex leagues best. i think they're more exciting and increase the value of good rbs.
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Postby ljthockey » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:01 pm

I like them both.

Flex teaches you to have depth at the postition although its not every spot isnt as value.

I think I like fixed better though. Maybe thats just because thats all i started out with but I like the idea where if you dont have good wideouts you probally wont win. Where in a flex league if you had 3 stud runningbacks your wideout situation wouldnt be as important. Yeah im just repeating your point i like the value at every position.
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Postby ampant » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:24 pm

Personally, I prefer not to have a flex position. It makes drafting well at each position much more important. "Who cares if I don't have a good TE, I'll just throw another WR in there"

I like forcing people to make tough choices at each position.
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Postby milo » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:29 pm

We play 1qb, 1rb, 1wr, 1/te, 3 flex, D, K. We never have any trades in our league because you can always plug someone in, if you draft poorly its too easy to pick up a flex fill in from the waiver, and bye weeks hardly matter. Although I like the fact I can start 4 rb's each week...Alexander, McGahee, T Jones and Moore/F. Taylor/Droughns...however I'm still only 3-3 :*)
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Postby Azrael » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:34 pm

I prefer a fixed TE position with RB/WR flex position. Pays off for good drafters. You no longer have that "who do I play this week, ABC RB or XYZ RB" Now you can play them both and still have to deal with the strategy of drafting a TE.
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Postby dream_017 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:18 am

ampant wrote:Personally, I prefer not to have a flex position. It makes drafting well at each position much more important. "Who cares if I don't have a good TE, I'll just throw another WR in there"

I like forcing people to make tough choices at each position.


I agree. Make drafting the same number of positions and starting the same number of positions mandatory.
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Postby knapplc » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:46 am

For years our league was QB/4 Flex/K/DEF. For years I started QB/RB/RB/RB/RB/K/DEF. It made my draft prep pretty stinkin’ easy and I won a lot, but my knowledge of the game was bleak. Once we changed to QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/WR/TE/K/DEF I learned a lot more about the game and I enjoy it a lot more.

The good news is that I’m still winning a lot, though.
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Postby Plindsey88 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:09 am

I don't like the TE/WR flex spot, because there are really only 2-3 TE's which have any value in that kind of system, BUT I love the RB/WR flex spot... It adds a whole new strategy to the game... I mean, take this week for example.... In one of my flex spots I have the following options:

Rueben Droughns
Mewelde Moore
Ronnie Brown
Ricky Williams
Eddie Kennison
Donald Driver


Who should I play? Tough call there.... The WR's have just as much chance of scoring big as any of those RB's.

I love having flex spots in point per reception leagues, too, because WR's have added value, and it REALLY becomes a tough choice whether or not to play a WR in the flex or a RB.....
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