FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 19: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown scored by running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 (not pictured) against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter of the game at Gillette Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tom Brady
People have already collected their winnings from the 2010 fantasy football season, which has now been over for maybe a few weeks, depending on your league's format.
And if you're like me, you're already having withdrawals.
You know, the usual shakes, chills, all-out sweats, they're common, right?
Anyway, try out the following with your buddies for some good, playoff fantasy football fun.
Everyone in the "league" chooses a team comprised of the following (one of each):
1. Team QB (this way, if the starter gets hurt, you're not completely hopeless, for example, Patriots QBs)
2. Running back
3. Wide receiver
4. Tight end
6. Defense/Special teams
But the catch is, you can't choose more than one player from one team. So if you take Matt Ryan (Falcons QB), you can't have Michael Turner as your running back.
There's quite a bit of strategy involved because you have to weigh the risk/reward of choosing someone who has a first-round bye (New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago) versus choosing someone you think might make a good run that plays this weekend (Indy, Jets, Ravens, Chiefs, Saints, Seahawks, Packers, Eagles). Keep in mind, scoring is cumulative throughout the playoffs and whoever has the most points after the Super Bowl wins.
So just for discussion's sake, here's one quick team off the top of my head that could be used. Also, just to make it clear, it could end up that two people might have the same exact team, which means there has to be some sort of tiebreaker (Super Bowl final score?).
QB — Patriots
RB — Michael Turner (ATL)
WR — DeSean Jackson (PHI)
TE — Jacob Tamme (IND)
K — Billy Cundiff (BAL)
D/ST — Bears
So there you go, think about it and have fun.