The regular season is over, but that doesn't mean fantasy football has to be.

We'll go over season recap stuff in the coming weeks, but I thought I'd share a playoff game I'm participating in with friends.


Here's how it works:

You have to fill out a roster and pick one player from each playoff team. The lineup looks like this: 1 QB, 4 RBs, 4 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 D/ST.

You use the same scoring system that you used in your regular-season league. The goal is to accumulate the most total points over the three playoff weeks and the Super Bowl.

There are a few catches. First off, you have to take into account how many games each player is going to play. For instance, Chiefs running back Larry Johnson would be an obvious running back pick, but do you expect Kansas City to be knocked out in the first round? If so, maybe you want to reconsider who your four running backs are.

Also, like I mentioned earlier, you can only pick one player from each team. LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates would both be great picks, but you can't have both of them on your roster so you have to decide who is more valuable (which is pretty obvious; bad example).

You aren't allowed to see anyone else's roster until you turn yours in. There will be some of the same players on multiple rosters, but the chance of two teams being identical is unlikely.

Here's how my team turned out (Note: As I was filling out my roster, I needed a tight end but only had three teams to choose from. Rather than re-picking my entire squad, I just chose to go with Chris Baker of the Jets, who is obviously not the best tight end available on a playoff roster):

QB: Tom Brady, Patriots

RB: Shaun Alexander, Seahawks
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers
RB: Larry Johnson, Chiefs
RB: Brian Westbrook, Eagles

WR: Marques Colston, Saints
WR: Reggie Wayne, Colts
WR: Terrell Owens, Cowboys
WR: Plaxico Burress, Giants

TE: Chris Baker, Jets

K: Robbie Gould, Bears

Defense: Ravens