I see where Superflex leagues have a lineup something like this:
- 9 Total Starters
- 1 Quarterback
- 2 Running Backs
- 3 Wide Receivers
- 1 Tight End
- 1 Flex RB / WR / TE
- 1 Flex RB / WR / TE / QB
I (for one) am not a fan of trading but whatever you guys want, is fine with me.
Yep. Add a kicker and a DST and you've got 11 total starting positions. You probably need a little deeper bench too to support those additional positions.
As for trading, I do think that sometimes it tends towards stress for people who aren't in leagues where trading is common. But I think this is something that can work into league culture over time. There should NEVER be pressure to accept a trade just because someone offered one. But trades are designed to be mutually beneficial--one owner needs X but is overbuilt in Y, while another owner needs Y but is overbuilt in X. Every trade offer is step one in a negotiation. The easiest answer is "no" and offer no counter. The next step is "yeah, I want that player but I'm not going to trade the guy you want, how about I offer this other guy instead?"
The deeper a league gets (whether that's due to more teams, or due to deeper benches), the less you find valuable on the waiver wire and in FA. The more it requires engagement with league-mates to find mutually-beneficial trades that help both parties.
Whether that's something we want or not isn't something I know... It's just my opinion that it makes everything more interesting.