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Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:30 pm

which of the three types would be the best to use in the flex (RB/WR) positon

A RB (in a RBBC) that gets yardage
A RB (in a RBBC) that gets the close to the goal line carries
A WR
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Postby jumpman8828 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:18 pm

I'd rather start a consistent WR over a RB who doesn't get consistent points.
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Postby Sixxgunn » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:38 pm

If by the time you are picking your flex player,a decent wideout is there,snatch him up like a quarter on the floor of Wal-Mart in Redneckville USA.Check how often they throw to that WR.Then see how many carries your RBBC guy gets.I'm not taking a Dez White over Duce Staley.All you can do is do your homework and hope..lol!
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Postby portisfan24 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:43 pm

i take the ebst available for the flex
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Postby Free Bagel » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:45 pm

It would really help if we had some names here. By the time you get down to the flex spot, a WR may be no more consistent then a RB that's in a RBBC.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:51 pm

don't really have any specific names far as the draft I am involved now. I have never played a league with flex positions. Was just wondering, if you have one of each of the above that you rate close to equal which position would you rather have?

I am experienced in FF but just looking for some general rules of thumb for a position I have never had to work with.

goal line carries from a RB
yards but not many goal line carries
or a wr that plays everyweek
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:54 pm

If you have a WR that can consistently score 8 points or more, use the receiver. Otherwise, the TD vulture is probably better just because they can get you as much as a RB that gets 60 or less yards a game but never scores.
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Postby Turnip » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:57 pm

I'd rather start a consistent WR over a RB who doesn't get consistent points.

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I agree though go with the player that will consistently get you some points.
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Postby KingGhidra » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:57 pm

It depends.

If the chips fell a certain way, I'd draft 3 RBs in the first 3-4 rounds in a flex league, especially if there are only 2 starting WRs.

If you are looking for good late, late round value, look for an unheralded "3rd and passing downs" type RB like Kevin Faulk or Richie Anderson who will sneakily put up 700+ total yards and a few TDs.

I wouldn't really consider the goal line guys since if they don't score a TD, they probably get a 0 for the week.

Pretty much just common sense. Whichever player you think will score the most points consistently, go for them.
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Postby Free Bagel » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:59 pm

houstonherdfan wrote:don't really have any specific names far as the draft I am involved now. I have never played a league with flex positions. Was just wondering, if you have one of each of the above that you rate close to equal which position would you rather have?

I am experienced in FF but just looking for some general rules of thumb for a position I have never had to work with.

goal line carries from a RB
yards but not many goal line carries
or a wr that plays everyweek


David Terrell is a WR that plays everyweek but that doesn't mean you'd want him starting as your flex.

Generally, when given the option I'd go with the RB. Warrick Dunn (yardage) or TJ Duckett (TD's) would make decent flex options...moreso than guys like Robert Ferguson or David Patten.
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