The diversity of leagues is one aspect that makes fantasy football so much fun. Some people like the larger leagues, while some like the smaller ones. The value of respective players varies widely with the differences in scoring and starting lineup. It is not advisable to use standard draft strategies in the non-standard leagues. This is especially true with leagues which have the ability to insert two quarterbacks in the starting lineup. These “Superflex” leagues add an another layer to regular one or two-quarterback leagues. An owner may use the flex position in the starting lineup to start a Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, or Tight End. An entirely different strategy is essential in order to make the most of the draft. This article will look at ten team leagues, starting one quarterback with the option to start another in the flex, and utilizing PPR scoring. We will examine strategies specially designed for these leagues in order to best attack the draft and get the most for your roster. These will help you form a new strategy for your league.
Down to basics, what are the differences I should know about the Superflex leagues?
a. The biggest question is how to value quarterbacks in comparison to other positions. In leagues that allow any of the skill positions at the flex, even the most average quarterbacks are worth as much as good running backs and receivers. It is difficult to balance gaining studs at other positions while still addressing quarterback. A team with two strong quarterbacks has a distinct advantage. As a general rule, it is best to only draft elite players at running back or wide receiver over starting quarterbacks. So, this means you should only take the top four or five running backs (e.g., Todd Gurley, LeVeon Bell, David Johnson, or Adrian Peterson) or the top three wideouts (e.g., Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Odell Beckham) over the quarterback position in the first two rounds. The depth at the quarterback position will make it easier to take running backs and receivers in the early rounds. Rob Gronkowski is the lone tight end worthy of consideration early in fantasy drafts. The VBD values will show balance in value (VBD) between positions. In one-quarterback leagues, the position is devalued tremendously due to so many viable players at the position. In Superflex leagues, there is a balance.