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BilJ
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Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
The multiplier one sucks because it’s just basically picking the super bowl teams


CBandits82
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
we've only ever done the nfl.com one, curious as well.


BilJ
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Could do something similar to the format geeno did thanksgiving of last year I guess


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I'll get in if he does it for sure.

Gyno make the league.


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TheWalrus
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
I’d think just doing round by round lineups a la daily fantasy would be the best way


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Weekend Warrior79
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
Never found one online, but for years I was in a $25 league where you picked your team (no draft) from playoff teams. You were only allowed 1 player from each team and had traditional rosters (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, K, Def)

Cumulative scoring through playoffs. Tiebreaker was total points by round until a winner was determined; starting w SB, Championships...
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Neauxla_Tiger
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I've done one where you pick your players from the available teams each week of the playoffs(everyone can pick whoever they want) with the only catch being that once you use a player, you can't pick them again. You pick a new team the next week. So it's like survivor. You want to pick players you think might get eliminated early so you still have good options when the superbowl rolls around. If you pick a guy that blows up in the wild card game, but his team loses, it's usually a huge advantage moving forward.

Cumulative scoring. It's pretty fun. A hybrid between daily fantasy and survivor.
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bulldog95
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
I like this idea.

I played in one where it was basically the same way but each week you could keep one player from your team and carry that player forward as long as their team won.



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tzimme4
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
I play in a "one and done" fantasy playoff league like was mentioned. You can only play a player once throughout the playoffs. High score each week gets paid and the combined total scores after the Super Bowl (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) all get paid.

You basically have to predict who will make the Super Bowl and set your lineup according to that along with scoring a reasonable amount of points each week to stay in the running. Divisional Round is usually a make or break week.
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Neauxla_Tiger
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Man, serial down-voter must hate NFL playoff fantasy


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BilJ
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I’ve always wondered who goes around randomly down voting shit


GynoSandberg
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I can setup a free weekly league on fanduel, collect through PayPal and payout weekly winners

Essentially that’s all we did last year


BilJ
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Probably the best way to do it. Weekly buy in?


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like $20, get 12-14 entries, pay out the top team or do a few payouts, whatever


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CBandits82
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re: Has anyone found any cool NFL playoff fantasy formats
G, can we frick around on FanDuel being in Baton Rouge now?


GynoSandberg
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You can play free games, yep. Operates same as daily just no money involved


bnb9433
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I’ll play


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CBandits82
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hell yea


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edit

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BilJ
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A proper? fantasy? playoff? league can? be? one of? the most challenging and all-consuming? experiences you? can? have? in fake football.?? The best format, one I helped create nearly 20 years ago, combines the key elements of DFS and survivor. It requires no draft or league management, as the player pool is universal. And it can be run for as many people as you want to invite.

The problem with a conventional drafted playoff league is that — in an era where Super Bowl teams have generally not had to win a game on the road— the draft really becomes a race to acquire the best players on top-seeded teams. Everyone basically has the same cheat sheet. The dispersal of these players is largely evenly spread out. And you also can’t have large rosters, so the opportunities to post huge weeks and really flip the standings is severely compromised. Once the draft is over, lineups are set it and forget it — boring.

A combination of a DFS and survivor element enables teams to roster, in our league, 16 players the first three playoff rounds: two quarterbacks, three RBs, four WRs, two TEs, two kickers, two defenses and one team coach (more on this later). For the Super Bowl, roster size drops in half from 16 to just eight.

The key is every owner can pick any player — but just one time. But as teams are eliminated from the playoffs, those players also go with them. So you have to constantly weigh whether to pick players from teams you think are going to lose (and which therefore on average get far less points), saving the players from the winning teams, or whether you are going to play pot odds and pick players on teams expected to win hoping for huge weeks that they will not come close to replicating even if they do survive. Then, of course, you hope that the favorites with thee stars lose shootouts so you get the best of both worlds.

The survivor/DFS format is like three-dimensional chess. You have to map out a theory for the playoffs — who are your Super Bowl teams? And then work back from there (though you only really need to be right on one of the Super Bowl teams to have enough players to work with). And when do you mix in a sprinkling of players in ideal weather/indoors and versus weaker defenses? Then you can still trounce the owners who went with lesser players in the meantime and held available stars for future matchups more likely to be lower scoring.

For each round, you have to consider maximizing weekly points and maximizing the opportunity to field a full roster for subsequent rounds. The wild-card and divisional rounds are never really a problem. The key turning point is usually the conference championship round — can you field a full roster and still have enough players left over for the Super Bowl?


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