Congratulations: If you’re reading this, then the chances are that your fantasy football roster is still relevant this season. Whether you’ve locked up a playoff berth or need to win this week to get in, losing now isn’t particularly an option.
It’s imperative not to let the pressure get to you, though—you’re here for a reason. Sticking with the strategies that got you here is likely what will help you through the playoffs. Numbers should outweigh name value, but not to the point where you’re over-thinking decisions and rolling with Shonn Greene over Adrian Peterson.
If you’ve managed to get this far, it’s not because you were playing Larry Fitzgerald every week—it’s despite the fact that you were playing Fitzgerald every week.
The stakes are higher in the fantasy playoffs, but the game is the same as it is during the regular season: You still want to play the guys who give you your best chance to win.