Just as the NFL has to reinvent itself all the time. Is it time for FF to do the same? I'm thinking a league format that is more indicative of the current times in the nfl would be start 1 rb, 3 wr's and a flex.
In one league with 1 RB, 3 WR and 1 TE with flex RB-TE. I go TE each week as flex because extra pts per reception there. Have Forte backed up by Hillman in 16 teamer
In another league we have only to start 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE with 3 flex of any and I go with heavy WR and TE there also because of PPR and dynasty. I got Lamar Millar and Bilal Powell as my RB`s after losing Ballard for the season. Another 16 teamer
These formats really do devalue RB IMO. I like it but most want RB to still have fantasy relevance and I go RBBC here and load up at other positions instead.
I Commish an auction league (in it's 5th year) that starts 2QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WR, 2 TE, 2 K, 2 DEF and 3 Flex (RB, WR, TE), max of 3 RBs, 5 WR, and 4 TEs, 25 total players on roster. It's the most fun league I've ever run. Everyone has a blast.
My league moved to 1RB, 2WR, 2 Flex this season. I was the only person drafting to target 1 stud RB, and heavy on WR while everyone else went for the traditional 2RB setup. After 4 weeks, it seems more owners are moving one of their RBs to gain depth at WR since there really aren't that many strong RBs available.
Overall, I'm loving the flexibility in rosters. The only issue I've noticed is the lack of trading. Owners have more flexibility with their rosters, so they aren't "in need" of players as often.
Leagues that require more than one RB overvalue RBs relative to their true worth. PPR is not necessary, and simply distorts things in other ways. Just require only one RB, and this solves the "problem" in a much more natural way. We see lots of one RB being run in the NFL anyway, so it matches.