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    Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws the ball during warmups.

    A two-time champion in a hardcore keeper league, including some know-it-all media "experts", who just so happened to finish 3-10 in said league this year, Adam Boedeker gives his fantasy expertise on a weekly basis.

    Sure, the conventional fantasy football season has come to an end, leaving folks scrambling for the next eight months to come up with a clever new team name. But there's still fantasy football to be played as the postseason kicks off Saturday afternoon with one of the best sports weekends of the year — NFL Wild Card weekend.

    As we talked about last year at this time, I'm part of a pretty fun style of fantasy playoff football which allows you to select a team made up of the following: Team QBs (ex: Green Bay QBs — if Aaron Rodgers gets hurt, you have Graham Harrell), then a RB, WR, TE, K and Defense/Special Teams. The catch is that you can't pick more than one player from one team, and once a player's team is out of the playoffs, you obviously quit getting points from that position. Whoever has the best total score after the Super Bowl wins.

    So let's take a look at the top three players at each position with not only individual talent taken into consideration, but also the expected longevity of the players' teams' playoff runs.

    Team QB: Denver, New England, Green Bay

    RB: Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson

    WR: Andre Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Michael Crabtree

    TE: Rob Gronkowski, Tony Gonzalez, (everyone else)

    K: David Akers, Shayne Graham, Justin Tucker

    D/ST: Seattle, San Francisco, Denver

    So there you go, folks. Start your own league with the same rules and best of luck. Let us know what your top team would be using this format.