#1 By: Matt Poliziani, January 1st, 2019 13:40
For those who can't get enough I have entered a playoff pool. No roster and every player is available to every team but you can only use them once. QB/RB x 2/WR x2/TE/K/Def standard scoring. Is there any strategy to this?
My thought is to worry about it after wild card weekend.
Here is my lineup, any help appreciated
#2 By: thickfreakness, January 1st, 2019 17:46
Does it set for the whole playoffs or pick from available pool each week? Usually it is set it and forget it.
#3 By: Matt Poliziani, January 2nd, 2019 09:08
Thanks for the reply, you pick from the available pool each week, you cannot use the same player twice.
I was thinking of playing only afc teams until divisional playoffs.
#4 By: thickfreakness, January 2nd, 2019 14:18
Interesting. I actually like that format more than the pick once and forget it.
#5 By: hrr5010, January 2nd, 2019 14:20
There is a strategy to this and i'd say the way to approach this is to pick players from teams you think will lose for the week. So you have more fantasy viable players going down the line.
Or at least that's my thought here. Is this the Scott Fish Playoff League by any chance?
#6 By: bskoczylas, January 2nd, 2019 19:17
I would love for Rotoviz to write an article regarding playoff format strategies such as the FFPC playoff pool starting Saturday.
#7 By: hrr5010, January 4th, 2019 11:24
We've had quite a few podcasts this week discussing the playoff pool. I've listed them out here (I'll update as the other writeups go live)
1) http://rotoviz.com/2019/01/rotoviz-overtime-15/ - @FF_Contrarian and Colm Kelly discuss some fun scenarios here that help flesh out your lineup framework
2) http://rotoviz.com/2019/01/high-stakes-lowdown-5/ - Eric Balkman gets some good insights for this slate from two players who took down some of the previous FFPC Playoff Challenges
@pkerrane and @FFComedyHr_Pete were nice enough to have me and @hba24 on to talk ownership, strategy, and how to play each position. This is a 2 hour mega-pod and will honestly provide the most value-add, even over a written article
4) http://rotoviz.com/2019/01/ffpc-playoff-challenge-strategy-discussion-shawn-siegele-the-fantasy-football-report/ @hba24 and I are joined by the one and only @FF_Contrarian who helps flesh out how the two of us should consider building our lineups and who some of his favorite players are for this playoff contest.
#8 By: hrr5010, January 4th, 2019 11:25
If there's any other playoff pools you guys are in, please feel free to post the specifics + intricacies. I'll try and do my best to respond with how i'd approach them and we can kick around a few ideas.
#9 By: bskoczylas, January 4th, 2019 20:23
Sorry between my job and a newborn currently in my arms time for podcasts will be difficult to find. I will do my best before the games. Thanks for the info and links.
#10 By: hrr5010, January 4th, 2019 21:57
I'm actually working on a post as well! I got a bit too busy today, but the post should be up early tomorrow.
#11 By: bskoczylas, January 5th, 2019 09:57
Sorry if I'm coming across ungrateful. I actually snuck in Shawn's podcast during overnight feedings lol. It was so good I wanted to listen to the next one but its 2 hours long! I may be in the minority but I don't have the time for all of these podcasts. An old school article takes me five minutes. Just some hopefully useful feedback.
I'm stuck with picking one, 2 plus games of Gronk or 1 game of Hopkins or Gurley. Gronk would take a lot of balls. I see Chicago making TG mortal. I'm worried about fading Hopkins because I see a 10 catch 100 yard day but how does the Colts not double him everywhere? It would be peak Pat's to hide Gronkowski for the playoffs. They know they're going to win at least be the 2 seed every year, I could see Gronk, Tom and BB using this strategy all year. What are your thoughts rotoviz?
#12 By: hrr5010, January 5th, 2019 10:14
We discussed Gronk on the two hour one a good bit and discussed that TG fade as well. The feeling was you'd want to be overweight Gronk relative to the field. I'm with you on the Hopkins fade as well, but in that case the rest of the lineup has to make sense. So a Gurley fade + Hopkins fade lineup could look like:
FLEX: Melvin Gordon
FLEX: Chris Carson
K: Justin Tucker
I also wrote up a piece! It's in review right now and hopefully is published ASAP. I'll link it when it goes live.
#13 By: hrr5010, January 5th, 2019 11:24