NFL Fantasy Football playoff strategy: Tips on how to win after the regular season
The Fantasy Football playoffs are upon us, and it’s time to think about the winning strategy to adopt if you’ve made it past the regular season.
The Fantasy Football race to victory has been narrowed, and now you want to make sure your team survives the postseason. Your Fantasy team’s playoff seed, schedule, and matchups have been determined by how you performed in the regular season.
Here are some things to keep in mind as the playoffs begin.
Quarterbacks are key
By this time, it would be apparent that quarterbacks are the ones that have been racking up those fantasy points. Now that we are entering a three or four-week format, it is vital that you field the right signal-caller. The QB is the most important position especially in this stage in the competition, and you must make sure it is filled as best as you can.
Pick an excellent quarterback-receiver tandem
If you are betting big on your quarterback, it makes sense for you to bet big on his favorite receiver as well. Picking the perfect QB/WR partnership could result in an explosion of points. If your quarterback throws a flurry of touchdowns, you will have much bigger chances of racking up an unsurpassable score.
With a much smaller field of teams to consider, preparing for matchups is paramount. You have to be ready to make those difficult calls on a week-to-week basis, as you are now playing the short game. Prioritize players who are playing weak rivals from another division, as they are likely to deliver those fantasy points.
Volatility could be your friend
During the regular season, the focus was the long haul, as you simply needed to make sure you survived to advance to the next stage. You wanted to be prudent, and maybe a little bit conservative. Now that the stakes are higher and the end is much nearer, you can increase your team’s volatility so you can have the biggest chances to score big. Try to make the smartest decisions, but risk a little too, as you are nearing the end. Gamble on players with the potential to explode with points, cross your fingers, and hope for the best.