capecodhaddock wrote:I'm joining a 10-team league that starts 2 QBs, 3 RBs, 4 WRs, 1 TE, K, Def and has 3 Bench. Do you think the starting lineup are too large and/or will the talent pool on the waiver wire be too thin during the season?
Starting line-ups seem a little large to me. Requiring to start 3 RB and 4 WR is going to be tough during the middle of the season(bye weeks in full swing). You would be required to start 30 RBs for the week with only 26-28 teams playing.
My thoughts exactly. And with only 3 bench spots that doesn't even give you the flexibility needed to grab RB in a time-share anyway. This is a very non-standard way to do it, and will make it frustrating for owners. That said, as long as you know this going in, your strategy to win the league should be pretty easy: draft RB and QB first. You'll win if you can get a quality starting RB in that 3rd spot, as well as an elite QB in the 2nd spot.
Typically a standard starting lineup is this:
1 FLEX (can be either RB/WR or RB/WR/TE)
That gives you 16 total roster spots with 9 starters. Most of the major free leagues at ESPN, Yahoo, CBS, etc use this format for their standard free leagues, and it works pretty well and keeps things fair.