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Flex position positives/negatives

Postby Boozers » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:13 pm

Hey guys going to join some leagues now but Im still decieding If I want to go flex or not. The leagues will be a standard 1 QB 2 RB 3 WR 1 TE 1 D/ST 1 K with or without flex. Are there any positives/negatives to going with a flex position? Im leaning towards gioing with flex because its rewards teams a little more in getting good depth during the draft. Whats your feedback guys?

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Re: Flex position positives/negatives

Postby treat24 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:56 pm

this might help some...

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Re: Flex position positives/negatives

Postby Free Bagel » Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:43 pm

Positive: It's awesome
Negative: If you don't like stuff that's awesome, it's going to make you sad.
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Re: Flex position positives/negatives

Postby dgan » Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:47 pm

Free Bagel wrote:Positive: It's awesome
Negative: If you don't like stuff that's awesome, it's going to make you sad.


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Re: Flex position positives/negatives

Postby AllDay » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:05 am

I think it's best to use 2 RB 3 WR and a flex spot or 3. Without it there tends to be too much talent on the bench and in the FA pool in a 10-12 team league.

It gives you more drafting options (drafting 3 starting RB or 4 WR early).

It tends to reward the better fantasy players. One or two good picks aren't going to carry you as far as you add more players into the mix.

It adds more team management. Another bye week conflict. Another decision to make starting a RB or WR.

I don't think it is that big of a deal if it is there or not. There's a couple of leagues I prefer the defined format for. Those Yahoo! Blog leagues where you play Funston or Evans I think I'd want defined positions. In a larger league (14+ teams) I think it would tend to favor teams with 3 good RB's too heavily.

Most of the time I'd probably choose to use a flex spot in 10-12 team leagues and add 2-3 rounds to the draft. Default benches are too short.
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Re: Flex position positives/negatives

Postby SirPimpin08 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:30 pm

I personally hate flex.... depth or not you stil have to know who to start.... like Willis Mcgahee OVER Willy Parker in week 16 or whenever he had 1 carry for -1 yards and lost me the championship :-t

but back to flex, I prefer a mano y mano approach.... my qb vs your qb, my rb's vs your rb's etc.

I just dont like the idea of playing a RB vs a WR or TE etc.
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