Why the Flex Position Will Again Win Championships in 2014

ryanmathews Perhaps my most actionable piece in the 2013 preseason talked about the flex position and why it’s the key to winning your fantasy league. In a RotoViz Comment Contest from February, Paul Sellers explained why the Flex position validated a wide receiver-heavy start even if you follow value-based drafting instead of my approach. The thesis: Many fantasy players do not adequately incorporate the Flex position when creating their replacement baselines. As a result, WR are undervalued in many types of PPR leagues. A fantasy draft is essentially a Race to Fill the Flex.1
  1. This was the realization that prompted me to begin playing high stakes in 2008. Even though I’ve moved away from VBD entirely, I still heartily agree with the sentiment.  (back)

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