Strategy 3: Don't Be Afraid to be in Last Place the First Week (or Two)
One of the biggest questions (and scariest) during the draft is picking players on a bye in early draft rounds. Who wouldn't want Lamar Jackson, Zay Flowers, Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brock Purdy, or Brandon Aiyuk?
But if you load up on these players, you'll probably be in last place in the first week. It can be daunting having so few points after Wild Card weekend. Trust me, many Fantasy teams coming out of Wildcard weekend in last win the overall championship all the time. It takes guts, but it can work.
Basically, see Strategy 2. You just need the team to play two games. It doesn't matter if that team wins two games in Week 2 and Week 3 of the playoffs, or Week 1 and Week 2. You just need two games. Will they be rusty after a Wild Card bye? We'll find out.
If the bracket plays out, The 49ers will get the Eagles. The Eagles look terrible right now, but with all that talent, it could change at any time. The Ravens would get the Dolphins which feels much better. They slaughtered the Dolphins in Week 9, 56-19.
In the case you load up on bye players, you really need to pick Fantasy producers who might lose right away in order to backfill some Fantasy production in Week 1. Which Packers receiver is going to be great? Will Jaylen Warren have a big day? George Pickens? Which Texans receiver? Load up on Rams receivers and Kyren Williams.