There are many ways to make the fantasy playoffs. Drafting the best team. Having the most injury fortune. Being smiled upon by the gods of sheer, dumb luck. Calvin Johnson. Typically, it’s a mixture of the first three.
One easy way to get bounced? Getting cute. In many ways, getting cute is understandable. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the competition couldn’t be better. The margin for error is somewhere between Tim Tebow’s 2013 starts and Trent Richardson’s yards per carry. In the human brain, this creates a desire to out-fox, to out-maneuver. To search for Jesus’ face on the toast. Somewhere, there’s an edge, and it must be found and exploited.
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