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12 Aug 2011

How do I include TE in the Flex position?

Is it a simple a changing the setting that groups TE with WR?

Thanks.

Posted by: thezoeman on 12 Aug 2011

4 replies , Last at 14 Aug 2011, 4:51pm by thezoeman

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Re: How do I include TE in the Flex position?
by Key19 :: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 2:28pm

The reason they don't have RB/WR/TE Flex is the same reason there's no QB/RB/WR Flex: You'd almost always be better off starting a RB/WR instead of a TE. And including TE in the Flex will throw off the TE baselines. Same thing with QBs, except you'd almost always want to start a QB over a RB/WR. My league does RB/WR/TE Flex too, but the TE aspect of it is almost meaningless.

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Re: How do I include TE in the Flex position?
by Zac :: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 4:51pm

Well, not necessarily now that they've given you the ability to have a different PPR for TEs. My league does 2 PPR TEs and 1 everything else, with a larger yardage bonus to TEs as well.

To the OP: Go to the baselines tab, and check what your TE baseline is in comparison to your flex baseline. If TE is lower than flex, then yes, Key19 is right and it doesn't matter. If the baseline is higher, then some of your flex position players should be TEs. I'm not sure how to account for that.

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Re: How do I include TE in the Flex position?
by Key19 :: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 5:38pm

Good point about TEs now being able to have inflated scoring settings. Didn't consider that.

Even so, Id imagine you'd have to have 2 elite TEs for this to matter. But who really gets a guy like Witten AND and guy like Finley? I've never seen it happen. Best I've ever seen was Gates/Keller last year (when Keller was hot for a few weeks).

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Re: How do I include TE in the Flex position?
by thezoeman :: Sun, 08/14/2011 - 4:51pm

Thanks guys.

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