I never really liked that "you can only count two players per NFL team, except in the super bowl, where everybody counts" rule. It was necessary but kludgey. Frankly, a lot of people over the years made entries that indicated that they might not have fully grasped the rules. So I tried to maintain the same spirit while simplifying things.
Here is the rules summary:
- You will select six players for each round of the playoffs, a total of 24 players. No positional requirements or salary caps. Take any players you want.
- Each player's fantasy points are doubled in the Divisional round, tripled in the Championship round, and quintupled (i.e. multiplied by five) in the Super Bowl. The winner is the contestant who accrues the most total points across all four rounds of the playoffs.
- The entry deadline is Saturday, January 14 at 4:30 PM ET. That is, you must select all your players for all rounds before the start of the playoffs.
I'm hoping to be able to do a soft launch tonight or tomorrow morning.
The dumbing down of America. Shouldn't have messed with perfection. Get off my lawn.
Much prefer the old contest and strategy associated with it. Mainly because I like the salary cap aspect.
Pick the two Super Bowl teams and plug in their QB, best WR, and best RB/TE/WR flex. That's six players.
Pick the two championship teams that lose and plug in their QB, best WR, and best RB/TE/WR flex. That's 12 players.
Round 2 could be interesting. Four of the QBs are spoken for so you want the other 4 and the next two best players. You might sneak in a player that won't make your top 3 next week but likely should be picking the RB/WR/TE on the team with the closest spread to the team you are picking to advance.
Round one you have four QBs from the teams you expect to lose and the two best players of the RB/WR/TE from those teams.