AAF Fantasy Football isn’t exactly like playing NFL fantasy football. The smaller league creates some potential issues for fantasy leagues of more than 4-6 teams. For example, there are only 8 starting quarterbacks in any given weekend. If your fantasy league has 10 people, that means two teams don’t have a starting quarterback. The same goes for defenses. On AltFantasySports, we’ve seen a lot of innovate league commissioners try to combat these shortcomings. Here are some really good ideas that AFS users have come up with that I really liked:
Use the Superflex Position
The reason I launched AltFantasySports with a superflex position was because I knew this quarterback shortage was going to be an issue. A superflex position is a spot on your lineup that you can fill with either a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or tight end. The most common place you’d see this type of position used would be in 2-quarterback NFL fantasy leagues.
Some of the users playing AAF fantasy football on AltFantasySports have taken things a step further and done away with the Quarterback roster spot all together. They only have a superflex position instead. That way, if luck doesn’t go your way and you’re stuck without a starting quarterback, hopefully you can set your sights on a good RB1 or WR1 to fill that position.
Defenses have the same problem as quarterbacks in AAF Fantasy. Some leagues have chosen just to do away with defenses all together. They have then added another flex position so you can start more offensive players. We’ve seen a lot of rotation in offensive players so far in the Alliance of American Football offenses, so the more spots available you have for WRs, TEs, and RBs, the more parity you’ll have in your league.
Just Do Something Crazy and Have Fun With It
This is in the spirit of AltFantasySports itself: Just do some ridiculous league format for fun. My favorite so far was a two team league with the following roster: 2 QBs, 2 Defenses, 3 RBs, 3 WRs, 2 TEs, 5 Flex, and 5 bench spots.
Talk about unique. I love that setup. No matter what happens those two will be telling all their fantasy football friends about this one for years to come.
Nobody quite knows the best way to play fantasy football for the Alliance of American Football yet. And let’s be honest, the AltFantasySports platform is still a bit rough around the edges. If you still haven’t started a league, there’s still plenty of time. Set up a crazy league and just have fun with it.