Friday, December 19, 2014

Ask the Expert Question: What one piece of advice would you give to someone setting their lineup for a Week 16 Super Bowl?

What one piece of advice would you give to someone setting their lineup for a Week 16 Super Bowl?

Know what it takes to win and use risk management to give your team the best chance to win. The format you are involved in will determine many of the risk/reward elements. Is it a H2H league? If so, are you starting from scratch (week 16 contest only) or are you already ahead or behind (2 week matchup). By the same token sometimes a single week matchup is with a team that is much better or has superior matchups putting you at a disadvantage. In these cases you would need to take extra risk to have a greater chance of winning-by perhaps going with a boom or bust flex instead of the steady eddy who guarantees eight points but no more each week. Look at who you face and what they "should" produce. If you need a great day to win (projections show you losing significantly), give yourself the best shot by starting players who have some chance of exceeding projections. You will either fail miserably or in some cases produce the day that we all brag about. The reverse also applies-if you "should" win easily, do not take unnecessary chances with boom/bust players.

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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at his website,, at all major bookstores, and at He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).

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