It's that time of year again and by that I mean it's the fantasy football playoffs. For many leagues, the postseason got underway last week and now across the fantasy landscape, nearly every league will be heading into the playoffs this week if they haven't already.
And of course fantasy owners are trying to determine who to play and what to do. Many will say "I'm going to stick with what got me here." And sometimes those owners are right. But other times -- they are dead wrong.
So one bit of advice I have for guys in the playoffs this week, is do not live by any one rule when it comes to setting your lineup. Be flexible -- play the matchups -- follow your gut. Sometimes in fantasy football we want to try and think everything through -- look at all these numbers, do all the research, agonize over every decision and in the end we get screwed anyways.
So don't be just a numbers guy -- that doesn't work. You need to play fantasy football with your heart, your mind and your soul. And yes I am dead serious.
Things sometimes get crazy at the end of the season, guys like Thomas Rawls become dependable players and then break their ankle. Calvin Johnson who has been on a roll gets two points! TWO FREAKING POINTS!! IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!
Thanks again Calvin.
The point I am trying to make is that no player is beyond reproach and unless that someone is a truly elite talent you owe it to yourself and your team to look at all options.
Some think tinkering with your lineup is bad and sometimes it is. But other times -- it works out perfectly and could be the difference between winning and losing.
No one said fantasy football would be easy, and trust me when I say it's not for the faint at heart. It feels awful to lose, when a simple decision you could have made would have meant total victory. But there is also is no rush quite like that surprise start you made ripping it up and leading your team to glory!
What I am really saying is trust yourself not some rankings or ESPN analyst. The beauty of fantasy football is that anyone can be an expert or a moron on any given week. Hopefully, we can all become the former this week instead of the ladder -- but as we all know , that's just not that way it works.