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03 Sep 2011

Quarterback Flex

Wanted to get some opinions on this. I play in a pretty unique league. We start 2 QB's and 2 QB/WR/RB/TE Flex positions. How would you set this in Kubiak? In the past, I had always set it as 2 QB's and 2 Flex and moved QB's up the rankings as I saw fit. Most of the players in my league have always undervalued the QB's with these settings and I was always able to grab at value in middle rounds. This year, I'm going to be unable to attend the live draft, so I'm pre-ranking my players for the computer to draft. I'm wondering if I should just set Kubiak at 4 QB's and 0 Flex and rank them that way. What would you do?

Posted by: matu_72 on 03 Sep 2011

5 replies , Last at 07 Sep 2011, 5:50pm by Benjovi

Re: Quarterback Flex
by Zheng :: Sun, 09/04/2011 - 2:50am

I'd do almost exactly what you described, only I'd check to see if there is a point at which RBs start to outscore less valuable QBs. If so then I might set one of the flex spots at RB. I think that's really unlikely, though, and intuitively I'd be inclined to draft 4 QBs right off the top.

Re: Quarterback Flex
by Nick O (not verified) :: Sun, 09/04/2011 - 4:31pm

I'd draft 4 or even 5 QBs right off the bat. The Chad Hennes and David Garrards of the world are still likely to outscore your typical RB2.

Re: Quarterback Flex
by boone88rr :: Tue, 09/06/2011 - 3:38pm

or Luke McCowns

Re: Quarterback Flex
by jabrch :: Tue, 09/06/2011 - 3:11pm

How many teams in your league? What's the scoring system? My gosh - 4 QBs - yuck. Just think about some of the guys who will be on weekly starting lineups. Assuming at least 10 teams, I can't see how the first 10 picks are not QB unless the scoring system is as bizarre as the rosters.

Re: Quarterback Flex
by Benjovi (not verified) :: Wed, 09/07/2011 - 5:50pm

I would just rank all players in order by Fantasy points and ignore position since you have such huge roster flexibility. Then let your autodraft fill in starters for you.

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