3 Biggest Differences When Drafting in Super Flex and 2 QB Leagues in 2019 Fantasy Football

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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One of the best ways to make a fantasy football league more exciting is to add a second QB slot or a super flex slot into starting lineups.

Instead of only having the league's top quarterbacks starting in a league, suddenly virtually every NFL starting quarterback becomes a must-draft player. Fantasy owners not only need to find two solid starters, but need a good backup, or two, to ensure an injury won't completely tank their season.

Here are the three biggest factors to consider when drafting in two QB and super flex leagues.

1. Elite QBs Are First Round Picks

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Rather than waiting until the middle rounds of the draft to pick a quarterback, select a quarterback early in two QB leagues. It wouldn't be bad strategy at all to take Patrick Mahomes near the top of the draft. Quarterback tends to be the highest scoring fantasy position, and if you can lock down two stud signal-callers early in the draft, it gives your team a tremendously high floor on a week-to-week basis.

2. Every Starting QB Will Be On a Roster

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If you're in a 10 or 12-team league with two starting QB slots, that means every one of the 32 NFL quarterbacks should be drafted. Each team needs two starters and at least one solid back up for bye weeks and injuries. This means if you don't take the opportunity to draft a third or fourth QB, there's a good chance that you could be stuck taking a zero from one of your highest scoring positions at some point during the fantasy season.

3. You Need At Least One Backup QB

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It's important to remember that if you're planning on using the waiver wire to fill your starting quarterback slots during a bye week, you could be in for a very unpleasant surprise. Typically, every starting QB is owned in two-QB leagues, which means the only available signal-callers in a fantasy league's free agent pool never actually get into the game. Thus, it's important to make be aware of your quarterbacks' bye situations when drafting. If you draft two QBs with the same bye week, you might need to draft two backups.

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Leo Abbe-Schneider is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Leo Abbe-Schneider also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username leoabbe2. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.