Thought you could beat Dr. Roto?
Thought you could beat Dr. Roto? You thought wrong.
Score one for the expert.
Recently, more than 500 players signed up for the Beat Dr. Roto playoff fantasy football tournament, but not a single entrant managed to take down the Doc. The format required entrants to draft a full fantasy team (1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D/ST and 2 flex) from the 12 playoff-qualifying NFL teams. But here's the catch: Each of those 11 players had to come from a different NFL team. In the end, Dr. Roto, Scout Fantasy's senior fantasy expert, defeated all comers with an impressively drafted playoff fantasy team.
How'd he do it?
As Dr. Roto pointed out in this video, the key to winning in playoff fantasy football is to draft players who will be playing in games. That is, you want to make sure your studs come from teams that have a solid shot of making it all the way to the Super Bowl.
It looks like Doc thought the Cowboys had a good shot at sneaking past the Packers in the Divisional round, because he opted to roster DeMarco Murray instead of Eddie Lacy as his RB2. But his WR picks, including Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton and Randall Cobb, performed well enough in one- and two-game action to cover up that slight misstep.
In fact, with the exception of Brown, all of the Doctor's running backs and wide receivers played in at least two games. Once again, as Doc mentioned, game volume is the most important factor in playoff fantasy football.
Doc's not resting on his laurels after the win, though. He's already working to get you ready for the upcoming Fantasy Baseball season. Make sure you check out his stuff here before your draft day. And below, find the final leaderboard of the playoff fantasy tournament, topped by the Doctor himself.
Dr. Roto's line-up
QB Tom Brady
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB DeMarco Murray
WR Antonio Brown
WR TY Hilton
WR Randall Cobb
TE Greg Olsen
FLEX CJ Anderson
FLEX Justin Forsett
PK Matt Prater
DST Arizona Cards
Here's a look at the Top 40 final standings:
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