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Fantasy Football Playoff Help (2 of 3)

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Fantasy Football Playoffs Helper – Part 2 of 3

So, now that you’re nearing the end of your fantasy football season, you might be asking yourself, what do I do now? You probably have a good idea as to whether you’re a lock to make your league’s playoffs or you are ready to throw in the towel, and start thinking about next season.

But, if you are still fighting for a postseason berth, even though the fantasy postseason is upon you, it would definitely behoove you to start thinking about a potential postseason push – or a deep postseason run.

How do you go about doing so? Here are three recommendations:

 

2. Examine Strength of Schedule

When both identifying players to potentially acquire via trade or figuring out which players to pick up via waivers or cut from your team, keep a keen eye on the upcoming strength of schedule for each team

There are a lot of great websites that will not only provide you with each NFL team’s strength of schedule in terms of win-loss records of opponents, but also based on how many fantasy football points those opponents allow to a given position.

For example: as of today, the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, and Dallas Cowboys have the best remaining strength of schedule, in terms of points allowed to the quarterback and wide receiver positions. Meanwhile, Arizona has the second-most favorable schedule, in terms of points allowed by opponents to the running back position. That type of information can help you determine whether you should potentially hold on to Joe Flacco as a backup quarterback on your roster, or maybe try and acquire David Johnson from a disgruntled fantasy General Manager.