"Super Flex" Fantasy's Newest Trend
In case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a growing trend in the fantasy community. It’s “Superflex”!!!
Most fantasy platforms are now up to speed with this added option of being able to have a QB,RB,WR or TE in your flex position. As a fantasy football player and commissioner for many years I always like to try new things to keep my leagues more competitive. So last year when starting a new league instead of having the kicker option I picked Superflex and never looked back.
The pure joy of being able to play 2 QBs on Sunday not only is more exciting “ I LOVE POINTS” but, the level of competitiveness is unrivaled.
With the top 3 tiers of QBs going within the first 5 to 6 rounds of your draft you’ll want to reconfigure your strategy on Draft Day. My best advice is don’t wait past the fourth round to take at least one starting QB from a prolific passing offense. You will be dealing with slim pickings if you do.
Most owners will grab two to three in a draft. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson should be the first two QBs off the board . Followed closely by young future phenom Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson. If you don’t get one of these top five guys make sure to grab three QBs opposed to two, so you can spot start the weekly matchups. The waiver wire is usually famished compared to your ordinary leagues where you can stream QBs from week to week. See our updated (T.I.R QB Rankings) for the guys we like.
While it’s a preferred option to play 2 QBs on a weekly basis. You don’t always have to follow suit. If for some reason you aren’t able to land one of the Fab Five previously mentioned this should mean you’re in prime position to stock up on elite wide receivers and running backs. When the people in your league go for the top tier QBs and you don't like the next one coming to you, look for the value pick especially in the first three rounds.
Don’t reach on a Iower tier QB when a high end WR/RB are still on the board. I personally witnessed an owner clinch a playoff spot because he chose to play A.J. Brown in his Superflex spot week 12 last year when Kirk Cousins was on a bye.That was the week Brown went for 4rec/135yds/1TD. Now granted that will only happen on occasion and all my league mates still chalk it up to pure luck. But, my point being is just because you can play a QB in the flex doesn’t always mean you have to. And, with there only being 32 starting QBs at a time it’s still imperative that you stock up on your regular positional players as well. There will definitely come a time that you can trade a top tier RB/WR. Especially in the RB category where there are only a few said workhorse type backs.
So if you’re looking for something new and exciting for your league definitely consider trying Superflex for your next redraft or dynasty startup format. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed with this rapidly growing style of fantasy football.