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The Re-Draft Roundtables Series
The Footballguys staff looks at various strategies to help you in redraft leagues.
Participating in a redraft league is a process that starts with the draft and hopefully ends with a championship. The Footballguys staff has answered several questions about various strategies to help you achieve your championship dreams. From the beginning to the end and everything in between, we've got you covered to give you the tools and knowledge needed to dominate your redraft league.
What is your preferred type of league and scoring format? What specifics and scoring format would you include if you created a league?
The perfect format is a Superflex PPR because I prefer when quarterbacks have more value in the draft and trade discussions. Deeper starting lineups are fun, too. It's fun to figure out who will fill the 10th or 11th spot each week instead of only playing elite players in a classic eight- or nine-man lineup. I could even be convinced to require two tight ends for starting lineups for a real challenge. With the increase in complexity, there's an increase in how many strategies are effective for a draft. Leagues with these added wrinkles provide a richer experience for me the deeper I dive into fantasy football.
As time passes, Superflex (or 2QB) has become a near-mandatory format aspect of increasing strategy and interest in the position. Some form of tight end-premium scoring is another aspect becoming more common in my interest and the market. While it might still be a few years away, 2TE leagues with lineups would be ideal as a more commonplace format.
I love best ball tournaments. They combine the fun of drafting, the regular season sweat, and a tournament-style fantasy playoff sweat for large amounts of cash. My preferred scoring format is half-PPR, as I believe it levels the playing field between the running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions.
I play in every league imaginable and find things to enjoy about them all. But my preferred league is a serpentine redraft system with PPR, at least one flex spot (preferably two with a Superflex), and bonuses for yardage thresholds. While dynasty and keeper leagues are fun, I love the draft, and so doing redrafts optimizes the excitement of trying to dominate your league starting on the night of the draft. It's exhilarating and works well with my process, considering I do projections for the site. I find dynasty leagues are far more about getting into the heads of your teammates and trying to arbitrage future picks with veterans; generally speaking, I'm not much of a trader. So that hurts me in dynasty formats.
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