ATTENTION: League Rule Vote Guys, Basis, Gators and I have been discussing wide receivers usage regarding the slot. What the argument boils down to use depth chart position vs rating. A number of people in this league use formation subs to create a mismatch between their #1 or #2 receiver and the nickel back/dime back/linebacker. Before I get into specifics, let me be clear: I want the league to vote on this, but I DO NOT want it to get personal as some of our threads have in the past. We are only 2 season's into a new iteration of the game and we are trying to figure out what is best for competitiveness and fairness in the league. Keep your points related to this issue and free of personal attacks. Anyway, to be more concrete, the issue in this particular instance is the depth chart adjustments made by Gators with Florida. He has Chris Rainey as his #3 (slot receiver) and has used formation subs to put him in at the #2 receiver in sets that have only two receivers. I will allow them to elaborate, but Gator is of the opinion that because Rainey is very small (5'9") he is not an effective flanker and his skill set is more appropriate to a slot receiver. He also uses him on occasion motioned into the backfield for running plays ala Percy Harvin. Basis is of the opinion it is advantageous for Rainey to line up there because the defense cannot match up by using their most talented corner in the slot. He also contends that while Rainey is very athletic, his route running/hands do not simulate a typical slot receiver that is more of a possession type receiver. I do want to say that Gator's isn't the only one who uses their best receiver in the slot at least some of the time. I know everyone I have played so far in NCAA '11 has done that (except maybe jello?) at least a few times. I have done it with Devier Posey at times. --- My personal opinion is that it is appropriate to occasionally line your best WR inside. Times I feel this is appropriate are when the defense has been using a base set against your 3 wide and you feel it is necessary to point out the ineffectiveness of using a LB on a good receiver. The point is to get the defense to shift to a defense where they can matchup better. I think the real issue here is that Rainey is a freak speed wise. I have never played anyone that fast, but I'm not sure the AI safeties will give him the correct amount of space so he doesn't get behind the defense if he runs a Go route. --- So, if everyone could vote: A) It is OK to use a WR out of depth chart order. (i.e. depth chart not in order of overall) B) It is OK to occasionally line up your best WR in the slot, as long as it is in appropriate situations. C) It is NOT OK to use a WR out of depth chart order. D) Other, please explain.