Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge Rules

By Adam McGill

Fantasy football has been growing in supporters each year and the next big craze for all of us fantasy junkies is drafting a playoff fantasy football team.  The rules are strikingly similar to regular fantasy football, but the main exception is that you must have one player from each team in the playoffs.  The idea being that you want to have guys playing in each game and more importantly have your best player stick around until the super bowl.

A standard playoff league can have unlimited participants, especially since multiple teams could ideally pick the exact same team, but the keys to victory come in the little areas.  A team must consist of 12 people, since there are 12 playoff teams in the NFL.  The fantasy football playoff challenge is a way to hold over fantasy owners until next season and makes each playoff game more interesting to watch for the remainder of the year.

 

Most leagues tend to set up leagues in this fashion:

QB

QB

RB

RB

RB

WR

WR

WR

TE

TE

K

DEF

 However, there have also been IDP leagues where the roster looks like this:

QB

RB

RB

RB

WR

WR

WR

TE

K

DL

LB

DB

In fantasy football playoff leagues such as this, it is always important to grab the quarterback or running back that is most likely to reach the Super Bowl.  Additionally, teams like Pittsburgh or New Orleans will be a hot commodity because they are favorites to make the big dance, but also happen to get another week of action by playing in the Wild Card.  In fantasy football playoff leagues it is just as important to pick the right teams as it is to pick the right players.

 

Make sure to check back for full playoff rankings later in the day.

 


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