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Guide to Superflex Drafts (2022 Fantasy Football)

May 30, 2022
Josh Allen

Securing one of the elite fantasy quarterbacks, like Josh Allen, is crucial in superflex leagues.

The game of fantasy football has evolved over the years. We’ve gone from non-PPR scoring and single-quarterback leagues being the “default” settings to a wide range of scoring and lineup options. Fantasy leagues have replaced team defenses/special teams for individual defensive players (IDP), kickers for an extra flex spot and even a second matchup every week against the median score.

However, arguably the biggest change in the game has been the move from 1QB to superflex leagues. Some fantasy leagues still only have one quarterback slot in your lineup. However, there are more fantasy leagues every year that add a superflex spot to their starting lineup. So how much does that extra starting spot impact your fantasy draft plans? More than you would think.

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What are Superflex Leagues?

Superflex leagues are like any other fantasy league, with a small exception. Unlike regular flex spots, superflex spots allow you to play a quarterback in that slot. While you do not have to start a quarterback in your superflex spot, you will want to, even if the quarterback isn’t an elite fantasy player.

The quarterback position is very valuable in superflex leagues. The QB20 will outscore a typical RB2 or WR2 most weeks. Last year Taylor Heinicke (QB – WAS) was the QB20, averaging 13.9 fantasy points per game. Only seven wide receivers and 12 running backs averaged more fantasy points per game than Heinicke in 0.5 PPR scoring. While starting Heinicke isn’t the most appealing thing on paper, it’s the correct move to make for your fantasy team statistically.


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