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Start Two TE Leagues - It's Time (1 Viewer)

If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.

 
Lots of leagues allow you to start 2 TE's.
I meant mandatory start two TEs, in the fashion of start two QB leagues.
Why? Got some reasoning? There's not exactly a point being made in your OP.
In larger leagues, there are very few startable WRs available on the waiver wire. But there are lots and lots of startable TEs available, especially if you play in a league where most people roster only 1 TE.

But I'm not sure if it makes sense to go to a Start 2 TE format. It seems more reasonable to change the WR position to a WR/TE flex position.

 
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.

 
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
I'd rather one that was start 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Superflex, 4 RB/WR/TE flex.

 
My main league that I commish became start 2TE four years ago. QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/WR/TE/TE/FLEX

I've enjoyed it personally and prefer it over most standard lineups. There are more than enough fantasy relevant TEs to accommodate this in 10-12 team leagues and it makes the position more valuable, which imo reflects the reality that is the TE position in the NFL over the past 5 years.

 
Have messed with this a lot and I think that if you want to make sure all the positions are valued (and reward good talent acquisition) this is the best general setup:

14 teams

25yds/4pt TDs/-2 INTs for QBs

RB/WR (ppr), TE (1.5 ppr)

Starting: QB, RB, WR, WR, TE

--2 R/W/T flex

--1 Q/R/W/T superflex

In that setup pretty much every guy scoring points is going to be rostered and startable.

 
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But I thought this was the year of the kicker? Are you saying I should drop my backup kickers?

 
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EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
I'd rather one that was start 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Superflex, 4 RB/WR/TE flex.
same. the draft for that 5 flex league would be all over the place. maybe even sprinkle in an idp

 
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
I'd rather one that was start 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Superflex, 4 RB/WR/TE flex.
same. the draft for that 5 flex league would be all over the place. maybe even sprinkle in an idp
I've played in a league where there were multiple flex spots and unless there is a significant change to the scoring system it still reverts to the standard run on RBs splashed with the elite TEs and a few WRs.

By significant change I mean something beyond RB/WR PPR, 1.5 TE PPR, 25/4 passing.

 
I do think that in leagues (even with one flex spot) that start 3 wr, that the 3rd wr should be allowed to be a TE as well.

 
Mister CIA said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.
I've been running a league like this for 3 years.All offensive yards are scored 5 yds = 1 point

-1 per pass attempt (yes, MINUS)

-0.3 per rush

-0.2 per catch

Subtracting all touches/attempts adds an element of YPA/YPC to the equation and places a premium on efficiency without hurting consistent workhorses too much.

It's a lot of fun, a lot of scoring and there's not really a right way to build your team (aside from getting an elite QB.. kind of like the real NFL, lol)

And oh.. it's full IDP with emphasis on big-play scoring.

 
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FUBAR said:
Adam Harstad said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
I'd rather one that was start 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Superflex, 4 RB/WR/TE flex.
This, except it limits trading.
Yeah, I've noticed that as well. I'd rather have a superflex then have 3+ flex positions. Having those required starters is what makes it a bit more fun and adds more strategy IMO. One thing is for sure sure though, next year I'm going to prefer thge 2 RB, 3WR, Flex format over the 2RB, 2WR, Flex format...WR is just too deep these days.

It's all personal preference but for 12 team PPR I'd like:

QB

RB

RB

WR

WR

WR

Flex

Super Flex

 
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Five years ago, there were only 5 TEs who scored 100 fantasy points. Last year it was 12. This year we're on pace for 18.

 
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
For the first time, I'm in one that is 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE (1 flex RB/WR/TE). Also, it's PPR. It's VERY interesting; very different. I'm enjoying the change quite a bit.

 
if your a shark your already playing in a 32 team league

where you start 2 qbs 4 rbs 6 wrs 3 tes 2 kickers and 1 defense.

theres nothing in the world like relying on the 10th string wr for the giants to make you a play to win a championship.

that puts hair on your chest. thats the wave of the future.. better know who the back up kicker is on the oakland raiders

 
Mister CIA said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.
This is close to what we moved both of my leagues to a half dozen years ago.

1 QB, 2 RB, 1 flex QB/RB. 4 WR, 2 TE, 1 flex WR/TE.

I strongly recommend the flex QB/RB instead of the 2nd QB. Teams will almost always want to start a 2nd QB when they can so it amounts to 2 QB. But since there aren't enough NFL QBs for everyone to have a 3rd QB in a 12 team league, it allows you to at least not take a zero on both of your QB's bye weeks by plugging in a backup RB.

I'm less fond of our WR/TE flex because of the 5th WR aspect. I would probably either just go 4 WR, 2 TE, or else 3 WR, 2 TE and 1 flex WR/TE if I had it to do over. We also have staggered PPR that of .25 RB, .5 WR and 1.0 TE which helps with value. The top players at each offensive position are legitimate first round picks in this format.

 
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EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Mandatory positions suck.

 
Mister CIA said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.
This is close to what we moved both of my leagues to a half dozen years ago.

1 QB, 2 RB, 1 flex QB/RB. 4 WR, 2 TE, 1 flex WR/TE.

I strongly recommend the flex QB/RB instead of the 2nd QB. Teams will almost always want to start a 2nd QB when they can so it amounts to 2 QB. But since there aren't enough NFL QBs for everyone to have a 3rd QB in a 12 team league, it allows you to at least not take a zero on both of your QB's bye weeks by plugging in a backup RB.

I'm less fond of our WR/TE flex because of the 5th WR aspect. I would probably either just go 4 WR, 2 TE, or else 3 WR, 2 TE and 1 flex WR/TE if I had it to do over. We also have staggered PPR that of .25 RB, .5 WR and 1.0 TE which helps with value. The top players at each offensive position are legitimate first round picks in this format.
I like the QB/RB idea. Maybe I'd amend my idea just a little bit and go with...

1 QB, 1 QB/RB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE

I think this would go a long way towards correcting the devaluing of QB/TE that takes place in most leagues.

 
Adam Harstad said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
I'd rather one that was start 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Superflex, 4 RB/WR/TE flex.
Started a new 10 team league with some friends this year and had a similar format

1QB, 1RB, 1WR, 1TE, 1WR/TE, 1 OP, 2RB/WR/TE, 1D, 1K

Love this format so far. Gives the person who drafted the best roster to put out their best weekly lineup they can instead of being obligated to starting lineup requirements.

 
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Mister CIA said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.
play in two of these. Both dynasty 30 man rosters. Very enjoyable.

Do I like it over the standard 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE I also play in? sometimes. But it also mixes it up so all my leagues arent the same. Changes values, perspectives, etc. Also means you have to look deeper then the top 12 tes and a 1 week bye filler.

 
Mister CIA said:
EBF said:
If I ever start a league of my own, it will be 2 QB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE.

Pretty bored of the "RB at all cost" type of formats.
Whoa, this would be an incredibly fun league to play in. I've sworn off joining new leagues, but I'd be all over this format.
This is close to what we moved both of my leagues to a half dozen years ago.

1 QB, 2 RB, 1 flex QB/RB. 4 WR, 2 TE, 1 flex WR/TE.

I strongly recommend the flex QB/RB instead of the 2nd QB. Teams will almost always want to start a 2nd QB when they can so it amounts to 2 QB. But since there aren't enough NFL QBs for everyone to have a 3rd QB in a 12 team league, it allows you to at least not take a zero on both of your QB's bye weeks by plugging in a backup RB.

I'm less fond of our WR/TE flex because of the 5th WR aspect. I would probably either just go 4 WR, 2 TE, or else 3 WR, 2 TE and 1 flex WR/TE if I had it to do over. We also have staggered PPR that of .25 RB, .5 WR and 1.0 TE which helps with value. The top players at each offensive position are legitimate first round picks in this format.
I like the QB/RB idea. Maybe I'd amend my idea just a little bit and go with...

1 QB, 1 QB/RB, 2 RB, 4 WR, 2 TE

I think this would go a long way towards correcting the devaluing of QB/TE that takes place in most leagues.
Feels like we've discussed this elsewhere, but I like QB, RB, WR, WR, TE, K, Q/K, 2x R/W/T

 

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