I know the moment has passed for those NFL Playoff FF Contests that lock in a roster for the entire playoffs, but if you are in a league that lets you change your roster from week to week, here is a quick tip.
It is obvious but in these playoff leagues you want to have the most players advance and have players who will score the most points. In most leagues with traditional scoring (4 pts per pass TD, 6 for rush/rec TDs, 1 pt per 20 pass yds and 1 per 10 rush/rec), QBs score more on average than other positions. So you want to have the QB that will score the most and advance to the Super Bowl. That should be priority one. Pick the QB that you think will make it all the way to the SB first. If he does make it, you should be in the driver seat.
Of course, in leagues that allow roster changes every week, you need to focus on who will score the most in the week ahead.
My picks for this week are:
Aaron Rodgers GB
Tom Brady NE
Matt Forte, CHI
Ray Rice, BAL (PPR leagues definitely, yardage only he drops)
Michael Turner, ATL
(although there are really not that many good RB choices-instead most face tough defenses)
Roddy White, ATL
Greg Jennings, GB
Santonio Holmes, NYJ
Wes Welker, NE (PPR leagues)
Tony Gonzalez, ATL
Rob Gronkowski, NE
Robbie Gould, CHI
Shayne Graham, NE
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