With the NFL regular season coming to an end, it’s time to manage your roster to prepare for your playoff run and to see if you can win the Ultimate Showdown Cup.

Once the regular season ends, only 12 of the NFL teams will make the playoffs. The other 20 are eliminated. What do you do with your players from those eliminated teams? You have a couple of choices. You can sell them for coins or you can use them in the Bench to Bronze Collection, if they’re rated 2 stars or below. There is no need to hold onto any players who are eliminated – the 2018 HypSports Football Season will start with a fresh roster.

With your extra coins, you should be thinking about either acquiring new players or leveling up your existing players, and it’s a good idea to focus on players whom you think will go far into the playoffs (think Super Bowl). Probably not the best strategy to be acquiring a bunch of Cleveland players at this point, for example.

Once the playoffs start, you’ll still be able to enter H2H Leagues and Solo Challenges, and the Season Showdown will enter its Playoff phase. During this phase, you will have an opportunity to get promoted to a new division every gameday. This includes Wildcard Saturday, Wildcard Sunday, Divisional Saturday, Divisional Sunday, and Championship Sunday.

Once the Super Bowl teams are decided, the Divisions for the Season Showdown Finals will be locked down, and you’ll have 2 weeks to get your final lineup set and leveled up for the Super Bowl. Your Fantasy Score from the Super Bowl will determine your final Season Showdown ranking – and now is a good time to start thinking about that. Do you like New England? Pittsburgh? Philadelphia? Minnesota? Someone else?

Now is the time to start making your playoff push – good luck!

Jeff Luhr is a Design-gineer (Designer/Engineer) at HypSports with 20 years of experience in the interactive games industry. Over the years, he’s worked in various roles with EA Sports, Zynga and FanDuel. When he’s not playing HypSports, Jeff’s hobbies include fishing and golfing.