The fantasy football season isn’t over yet.
That’s right, you can actually play in a postseason pool, using players participating in the playoffs.
Make sure to check the rules, but if they’re anything like the ones I participate in, this could be helpful to you. I’m in a pair of leagues in which you choose your roster before the playoffs begin and those are your players throughout the postseason. Instead of a traditional head-to-head setup, the winner by the end of the Super Bowl is based on total points, which creates some wrinkles you might not think of if you’re doing this type of league for the first time.
Here’s how to approach building your team:
1. Start by ranking the teams in the postseason
The biggest change in the “win by total points” mentality is this: You need to weigh players by how many games they’ll play in the postseason. Is Dion Lewis the best fantasy running back in the playoffs? No, but the Patriots have the highest likelihood of playing three times. So you’ve got to rank him higher than, say, Devonta Freeman, who could play once and be eliminated.
So rank the teams first – It’s Patriots and Steelers first and second and maybe the…