In fantasy football, the wide receiver, running back, and tight end positions are known as flex positions.
One or more spots in your fantasy football lineup can be filled by players from multiple positions.
The wide receiver, running back, or tight end position is often called the flex position in fantasy football.
There are only three positions you can use in the flexible spot. Some fantasy leagues allow players to use quarterbacks in their flex position.
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How Should I Position My W/R/T?
There are a number of reasons why you might choose each of these positions to place in your fantasy football flex.
In general, running backs are the highest-scoring players at these positions. Aside from quarterbacks, they are usually the top-scoring fantasy football players of the year.
When you have a starting running back who hasn’t been used in your first two RB spots, using them as a W/R/T is a smart idea.
Because of their large number of touches and rushing touchdowns, running backs earn a lot of fantasy points.
In general, you want a running back who is ranked 36th or higher if you are starting him in your W/R/T or flex position.
Running backs will produce fewer fantasy points once you pass the RB3 level.
Running backs can earn you a lot of fantasy points. However, if your running back is not ranked high enough, a tight end or wide receiver will be a better option.
When it comes to the top fantasy scoring positions, wide receivers are a close second to running backs.
When you start a wide receiver in your W/R/T spot in a fantasy football league, it is likely to be the fourth-ranked wide receiver on your team.
To start a wide receiver in your flex or W/R/T, you should ideally have a WR3 or higher. To include a wide receiver in your flex or W/R/T, you should have quality depth at this position.
In light of the fact that you have already started three wide receivers, you will need to have a fairly stacked wide receiver group.
With the increased passing in today’s NFL, there will be many capable wide receivers who can be placed into your lineup.
In the absence of a quality running back or solid wide receiver depth, the W/R/T position is best filled by a WR.
In W/R/T, tight ends score significantly fewer fantasy points than running backs and wide receivers.
However, there are still some instances when a tight end makes sense in a flexible lineup.
Due to the difficulty of predicting tight ends in football, some teams end up with multiple TE1s or handcuffs.
A tight end can be a viable option for your flex spot when this occurs. A TE1 won’t usually outscore a wide receiver, but when compared with a RB4 or WR4, he looks pretty effective.
You can include a tight end in your flex when your team has talented tight ends, running backs, and WRs.