How to Win the Flex Position in Fantasy Football
If you play in a fantasy football league that implements the flex position, the draft is a race to fill that flex spot. In other words, that added roster spot encourages owners to load up on wide receivers and running backs early and often (even if you can flex a tight end, it’s rarely a viable strategy). Once the season has started, deciding who to put in that flex position can be a weekly struggle, especially because it is so difficult to compare running backs to wide receivers in an apples-to-apples manner.
In almost every case of rostering your flex, using John Paulsen’s flex rankings at 4for4 will suffice—just plug in the higher ranked player. There are instances, though, where a running back and wide receiver are projected so closely together that deciding which one to plug into the flex can leave you pulling out your hair before kickoff.
Historical data can help point you in the right direction.
Choosing a Flex in Standard Leagues
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