Friday, January 8, 2016

Ask the Expert Question: Who is the top pick in a playoff fantasy league?

In a playoff fantasy league (assume one draft for the entire postseason, or a salary cap league where you pick your whole roster before the playoffs start), who should be the top pick or most coveted player? Why?

Russell Wilson. Any playoff team that could play in four games has an immediate edge if they in fact do so. Russell Wilson is a great QB that could easily do that. I also like the fact that you are not losing much in other positions if you are limited to one player per playoff team as some formats dictate. In the case of SEA, you are passing on Doug Baldwin, Marshawn Lynch and SEA DEF. I can live with that. If it is the type of format where you need to go all in and pick the two teams that will meet in the Super Bowl and stockpile those players…well then Wilson and those mentioned go really well with say Gronk, James White/Steven Jackson and Edelman/Amendola in the NE vs SEA duel I predict. 

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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at, at all major bookstores, and at and 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). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013. In 2015 he won his Pros vs Joes Challenge Division and finished 5th overall. 

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