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How many bench spots are best?


I’m commissioner of a couple of leagues and I get multiple owners in both leagues asking me to adjust bench spots. Half of the requests are to reduce bench spots and the other half are to increase them. What do other fellow commissioners do for bench spots? Should a larger starting roster change bench spots? Both are 12 owner leagues but one is a big roster IDP league. I stick with 5 bench and 1 IR


I wrestle with this a bit myself. In a normal league, say 3 wr 2 rb 1 flex, I generally go with 6 bench. In general though if there are more roster positions I also open up the bench to allow players to carry more players, especially in an IDP league. I’m not sure there is a perfect answer to this but I’d love to hear other peoples thoughts.


For my IDP league, I would love to designate one roster spot just for IDP…but I don’t think I can do that on ESPN


Most of the basic, free, apps won’t give you that much ability.


If only I could get my league mates to switch to something more versatile…never going to happen haha