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Separate draft for NFL playoffs (1 Viewer)

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For years we have had a playoff challenge during the NFL season where everyone picks a certain number of players from the NFL playoff teams and you score points as long as they remain alive in the postseason. The Fantasy team with the most points win the pot.

This year I would like to change things up and have a draft instead. Obviously with such a short list of eligible players I was wondering the best format for the draft, roster and scoring system.

So if you participate in an NFL playoff fantasy league with a draft how do you do it?

 
For years we have had a playoff challenge during the NFL season where everyone picks a certain number of players from the NFL playoff teams and you score points as long as they remain alive in the postseason. The Fantasy team with the most points win the pot.This year I would like to change things up and have a draft instead. Obviously with such a short list of eligible players I was wondering the best format for the draft, roster and scoring system. So if you participate in an NFL playoff fantasy league with a draft how do you do it?
My one league runs all year including playoffs. Player values are much different because you obviously want to target players on playoff teams.-10 team league-8 teams make the playoffs-We don't have any games during WildCard weekend. Play-offs start the week after.-Players from the 2 teams that did not make the playoffs and any other FA's are available to be drafted. First place regular season gets first pick (In each round). We re-draft after each round and as teams get knocked out.
 
I run a playoff fantasy league every year.

We usually have 8 GMS and draft the following positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, K, TE

There are no bench spots and no team D/STs.

You cannot add/drop anyone. Your players keep playing until eliminated. The team with the most total points at the conclusion of the superbowl wins the league (there is no head-to-head).

It works out nicely, especially for teams that drafted Giants, Colts, and Steelers players the last few years.

 
For years we have had a playoff challenge during the NFL season where everyone picks a certain number of players from the NFL playoff teams and you score points as long as they remain alive in the postseason. The Fantasy team with the most points win the pot.This year I would like to change things up and have a draft instead. Obviously with such a short list of eligible players I was wondering the best format for the draft, roster and scoring system. So if you participate in an NFL playoff fantasy league with a draft how do you do it?
We've been doing this for quite a while but don't do anything fancy.Our cutoff is 12 people max. We just keep our leagues scoring system and roster starters from the regular year and have a random draw for a snake draft.So we do 1QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEfaccumulate the scores throughout the playoffs, no setting lineups or bench players etc.
 
We get 6 people

Draft and start everyone

2QB 2RB 3WR 2TE 2K 2D

Whoever has the most points at the end of the superbowl wins

 
For years we have had a playoff challenge during the NFL season where everyone picks a certain number of players from the NFL playoff teams and you score points as long as they remain alive in the postseason. The Fantasy team with the most points win the pot.This year I would like to change things up and have a draft instead. Obviously with such a short list of eligible players I was wondering the best format for the draft, roster and scoring system. So if you participate in an NFL playoff fantasy league with a draft how do you do it?
My one league runs all year including playoffs. Player values are much different because you obviously want to target players on playoff teams.-10 team league-8 teams make the playoffs-We don't have any games during WildCard weekend. Play-offs start the week after.-Players from the 2 teams that did not make the playoffs and any other FA's are available to be drafted. First place regular season gets first pick (In each round). We re-draft after each round and as teams get knocked out.
Interesting. Never even considered this type of league...
 
We've been doing this for quite a while but don't do anything fancy.Our cutoff is 12 people max. We just keep our leagues scoring system and roster starters from the regular year and have a random draw for a snake draft.So we do 1QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEfaccumulate the scores throughout the playoffs, no setting lineups or bench players etc.
I am thinking of doing something like this though probably expand it to one more RB/WR. I was also considering going with a team QB concept since there will be no WW pickups. It would suck to have your starting QB go down to an injury while his NFL team is still alive.
 
For years we have had a playoff challenge during the NFL season where everyone picks a certain number of players from the NFL playoff teams and you score points as long as they remain alive in the postseason. The Fantasy team with the most points win the pot.This year I would like to change things up and have a draft instead. Obviously with such a short list of eligible players I was wondering the best format for the draft, roster and scoring system. So if you participate in an NFL playoff fantasy league with a draft how do you do it?
We hold a draft the week before the playoffs start via e-mail and order is picked randomly. We usuallly have aboout 6-8 guys that particpate.We draft1 QB2 RB2 WR1 TEscoring is the same as our regular season but obviously the key is to try and load up on players from teams you think will advance.
 
We've been doing this for quite a while but don't do anything fancy.Our cutoff is 12 people max. We just keep our leagues scoring system and roster starters from the regular year and have a random draw for a snake draft.So we do 1QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEfaccumulate the scores throughout the playoffs, no setting lineups or bench players etc.
I am thinking of doing something like this though probably expand it to one more RB/WR. I was also considering going with a team QB concept since there will be no WW pickups. It would suck to have your starting QB go down to an injury while his NFL team is still alive.
We essentially do the same.12 teams.1QB, 1RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DYou can ONLY HAVE ONE PLAYER MAX from a NFL team in the playoffs. So if you take Peyton, you can't own Addai, Wayne, Harrison, etc etc. There have been a few instances over the years where an owner got screwed out of a kicker because either he wasn't watching the kickers left and the teams he was able to choose from or another owner was watching and intentionally screwed the other owner. Good times when that happens.No lineup setting, no pickups, just total points.
 
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Id like to do an 8 team mini-league playoff with a full draft and a few bench spots so you could play matchups. I like the rule about only one player from a specific team, I think I would make it 2.

 
I also run a playoff fantasy league every year:

Same scoring rules as the regular season.

Snake Draft.

# of draft rounds = # of owners / # of "draftable players" (I count them up & usually err on side of 1 more round than I think...makes it more interesting cause you have to do your homework)

There are no bench spots and NO DRAFTING REQUIREMENTS.

This means you can draft 12 kickers if you want to and provided they are available at your draft spots! ***

No adds/drops.

Your players keep playing until eliminated.

League starts with the 1st playoff game (NOTE: Remember that 4 teams get a 1st round bye so there is some strategy involved)

The team with the most total points at the conclusion of the superbowl wins the league (there is no head-to-head).

*** Not having drafting reqmts makes it more fun b/c some owners might prefer to draft from specific teams thinking they will go farther in the playoffs........some owners might prefer to draft certain positions thinking they will score the most........and some owners think the best method is to diversify their picks (BPA).

WHEN YOU GET PAST THE OBVIOUS TOP 30 PICKS,.......THEN IT BECOMES ALL ABOUT VALUE AND I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO FORCE AN OWNER INTO ONLY DRAFTING A CERTAIN # AT EACH POSITION. If your other owners are any good.........they shouldn't let 1 owner load up on all the best picks.

Also, the beauty of this format is you don't need an even # of owners. This is a great time to invite "PROSPECTIVE" owners.......you never know when you might need to fill an open spot next yr and this is a great way to see if they "fit".

 
My playoff league - this is our 13th year, and we've revised slightly a few times...

4 teams

QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, K, Team D (no benches)

Auction at an NYC Steakhouse for Wild Card Week

Redraft each following week during Conference Tournament - pick order is snake, with owners determining where in the order they want to go, based on cumulative points to date (e.g. the owner in first place can take the third pick of the first round) - the strategy part is trying to time the cliffs. For example, if there are 6 "Tier 1" players that are relatively close in projections, the third pick may be better than the 1st pick.

Super Bowl: Top 2 teams make it, and it then goes 1-2, 1-2, etc. (instead of snake) Strategy here is to decide when to "close out" a position, e.g. since once you take your QB, 2nd RB, etc. your opponent doesn't need to take his

Scoring - cumulative scores through Conference Championship games, then reset scores for Super Bowl

Prize - winner doesn't pay at following year's auction

 
We have a fantasy playoff but don't draft and don't limit the number of entrants.

Instead, we fill our roster with 3 QB, 3 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 PK, 1 DT - none of whom can be from the same team and then we allow one bonus player - any position, any team.

That way, every game, everyone has someone from both sides going.

I guess the "art" in it is deciding who will play the most (and fewest) games and stack your lineup accordingly.

 
Id like to do an 8 team mini-league playoff with a full draft and a few bench spots so you could play matchups. I like the rule about only one player from a specific team, I think I would make it 2.
It definitely makes the draft interesting. You still are thinking about which teams will go deepest in the playoffs and which wild cards might make a run, but you can only get one player off those teams.Questions like, what's better value...Wayne in the 1st or Harrison in the 2nd...etc. It's not horrible to be in a league where you could draft 4 players from the same team, I just think the limit makes it much more strategic.
 
Nemesis said:
There are no bench spots and NO DRAFTING REQUIREMENTS.

This means you can draft 12 kickers if you want to and provided they are available at your draft spots! ***

No adds/drops.

Your players keep playing until eliminated.
This is an interesting idea. I'm going to have to give this some thought because it is such a radical idea.
 
this what we do.

Our 12 man league drafts right when the playoff teams are know.

You start 1qb, 2rb,3wr,1te,1k,1d and 1 extra RB/TE/WR

we draft serpentine in reverse order of points finish of the regular season who ever was in last, gets first pick in the playoff draft and whoever won the title gets the 12th pick

very fun

 

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