Why the Flex Position Will Again Win Championships in 2014
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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
- 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)