During baseball season, I always try to convince people that all a fan can reasonably hope for is a division title. If you cheer for the Cubs, White Sox, Yankees, whoever, and you go into every season with a "World Series-or-bust" mentality, then you'll never - or, very rarely - be happy.
The fact of the matter is that baseball is an extremely random sport. You build baseball teams to excel over the course of a 162-game season, not over the course of a best-of-seven playoff series. To win in the playoffs, you need skill, but you also need a ton of luck. As a fan, a division title is all you can realistically expect.
Fantasy football is similar. If you made the playoffs, awesome. You did your job. Now that we're here, it's pretty much just a coin flip.
That doesn't mean I haven't been scouring the Web looking for the best sit-and-start advice. Let's get to it, after the jump...