In a fantasy playoff league (let's assume 10-team league, 4-point TD passes, no PPR, and one draft for the entire playoffs), who would you make the No. 1 overall pick?
The first step in this type of playoff contest is to determine how many games each team will play. Do this by picking the winners of each game week by week till the Super Bowl.
I use Vegas odds for the first week and as a guide for who might advance in later games.
I predict single games for SEA, KC, NYJ, GB, ATL and CHI; 2 games for IND , BAL and PIT; 3 games for PHI and NE and 4 games for NO as the wildcard team advances to try and repeat as SB champion (NE vs. NO). Drew Brees gets the nod as he will play one more game than any other and he is the big play guy in a format such as this non PPR league.
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