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Pros/Cons of including TE as a Flex Option (1 Viewer)

houston

Footballguy
Consider a league that currently starts:

QB

2 RB

2 WR

TE

RB/WR Flex

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What are the pros/cons of allowing TE to be used in the flex spot? My only thought is that it would further dilute an already thin position, especially since TE is already a starting position on its own.

 

Tackling Dummies

Footballguy
No downside. Let your owners have the options and I'd suggest to move all "fixed" positions to 1 and then your flex option to the max amount of players.

 

VaTerp

Footballguy
I don't see any possible downside. And how would it further dilute anything? Does allowing RBs and WRs as flex further dilute those positions?

The pros are it gives owners more flexibility in their draft strategy and more flexibility in putting together the best possible lineup each week.

Again, no downside whatsoever.

 

cheese

Footballguy
Only con I can think of is that people are more likely to hoard 2 or more good ones to leave scraps for others. I don't see that a major problem though. Just a strategy and probably not even a good one.

 

everydayj

Footballguy
There's absolutely no downside. If people really feel compelled to hoard TEs for their flex, they're doing themselves a disservice. There simply aren't enough TEs that outperform RBs or WRs. Rolling out a TE at a flex isn't ideal, but I always think that it should at least be an option.

 

danopkt

Footballguy
Only con I can think of is that people are more likely to hoard 2 or more good ones to leave scraps for others. I don't see that a major problem though. Just a strategy and probably not even a good one.
We do it in one of my leagues and that's really the only downside I've found. It's not that big of a deal as long as the league isn't too big, you just need to be cognisant of it while you draft.

Oh, and expect someone to have a meltdown at some point when someone takes a 2nd top TE right before they were going to grab one :) . I got to see one of the guys in my league do it last year - it was epic.

 

eNdblu

Footballguy
There is no con.

TE is devalued in a start 1TE league. Having it as a flex option gives the position SOME additional value if you roster 2 studs.

 

Andy Dufresne

Footballguy
As everyone has said, there's no downside. In fact, it makes it more fair for everyone.

It's my opinion that leagues (as long as they're PPR) should flex all spots but QB.

 
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Ace Matherton

Footballguy
As everyone has said, there's no downside. In fact, it makes it more fair for everyone.

It's my opinion that leagues (as long as their PPR) should flex all spots but QB.
I think you have to cap the starters at RB at 3 but otherwise I agree with this. I'm in a league where any legal NFL formation is available, adds an interesting bit of strategy.

 
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ImTheScientist

Footballguy
There's absolutely no downside. If people really feel compelled to hoard TEs for their flex, they're doing themselves a disservice. There simply aren't enough TEs that outperform RBs or WRs. Rolling out a TE at a flex isn't ideal, but I always think that it should at least be an option.
Not true at all. Depends on how deep your league is and scoring system.

 

ebsteelers

Footballguy
Only con I can think of is that people are more likely to hoard 2 or more good ones to leave scraps for others. I don't see that a major problem though. Just a strategy and probably not even a good one.
to an extend i agree but at the same time

if someone is starting say vernon davis and witten as a flex will he really be getting more points from the flex then someone

who starts a 3rd running back? not sure unless its 1.5 ppr for te then it could change add a little more juice to it

 

steelerfan1

Footballguy
no downside to me. our league does 1ppr for rb, 1.5 ppr for wr and 2 ppr for te with a superflex so it makes for a more interesting draft IMO.

 

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