|A Football Brass Ring Suggestion|
|Written by Perry Van Hook|
|Monday, 22 August 2011 00:00|
We know that many of our subscribers and readers also play fantasy football - and why not? The shorter season, immediate gratification of (mostly) one-day-a-week games and excitement make it a lot of fun.....and of course a good way to make some extra coin. So here is a personal recommendation for those of you who play FF and are looking for something extra.
There are several high stakes national fantasy football contests out there. And two of them are excellent and have both live drafts and online options with six digit grand prizes.
But if you haven’t played high stakes FF before, or finances are tough this year or you just want to step up from dominating your local leagues – what is the one thing you really want from a contest?
The best return on investment is certainly at the top of that list given that assuming you can even get to your league playoffs and into the Championship Bracket, you hope that your team has the winning raffle ticket.
And that is why I am going to suggest a contest that is probably unknown to many of you. There are not any FF information sites that also provide high stakes contests, so it was very interesting last year when FootballGuys.com chose to finally offer not only their subscribers but the entire FF audience an outstanding high stakes grand prize for a bargain price.
The other high stakes contests with six digit grand prizes have four digit entry fees. And perhaps travel and entertainment costs as well. And none of them pay more than 20 places overall in their Championship Brackets. So a shot at $100,000 (possibly more) for just $350 is at least four times better for your money. True, you don’t have as good a chance for league prizes – and it is only 1st and 2nd that cash in the 12-team leagues, but at least two and maybe three teams from each league will get into a Championship Bracket which will offer at least their money back for the top 90 finishers.
I think I have your attention, so let’s get to the specifics and give you a link to see everything you need.
12 team leagues with only online drafts done at RTSports.
$350 entry fee (discount if you buy three teams at $1000).
PPR for RB and WR and 1.5 PPR for TE.
Dual Flex option – so starting lineup is QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE with two Flex spots (RB/WR/TE) and of course K and DST.
Eleven week regular season where Top Record and Top Total point teams are No. 1 and 2 seeds into four team league playoffs in Weeks 12/13. Those top two seeds and the winner of the league tournament (if different) qualify into the Championship Bracket where the team’s weekly average from only the first eleven weeks is added to Weeks 14/15/16 for an overall score. This is really another important differentiation because it rewards a team for a great regular season that may have had one bad week and not won money in their league playoffs while still rewarding the two teams that won the playoffs. There are also Consolation (any league playoff team not in the Championship plus any team in the top 20% of total scores for the first eleven weeks who didn’t make their league playoffs) and Toilet Bowl brackets with excellent reward money as well. [I should point out that the structure/scoring/rules are from the FFPC who partners with Joe Bryant and David Dodds at FBG to make this contest an excellent one with outstanding management and guaranteed payouts before the end of the year].
So if you are ready to step up or want more information, here is the link to find out exactly what you need to know https://www.myffpc.com/footballguys/
In addition, there are Forums at FBG.com and FFPC.com dedicated to this contest where you can get more information and ask questions. And as a real bonus, there will be a couple of "open draftboard leagues" drafting on Tuesday so there will be some real, current ADP for the contest as well as analysis on those Forums and I will post my thoughts on our message boards here to give you some extra information you can't get anywhere else (and that most of your potential competitors won't read).
|Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 00:58|