This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.Bye weeks are over. For many of us, this means that for the first time in more than a month we can deploy our optimal lineup. With one week to go before many leagues start their playoffs, this timing couldn't be much better.
If you're in a must-win situation or fighting for a playoff bye or better positioning, or even if you've had a rough year but just really love playing the spoiler role, the key to this week is to aim for the highest possible floor.
I first look for offensive rhythm, with volume a close second. If the outcome of this week doesn't impact you as much, though, feel free to get cute. For me, some of the greatest joys I've gotten over the years from fantasy has been getting gut calls right come playoff time. So, while you want the foundation of your team to have a floor starting in the attic, if your gut tells you to hit one over the house, swing away. ...
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