Hacker Wins Terminator; Lituchy Takes Super Bracket; Challenge Closes Tomorrow!

Hacker is $10K Terminator Champ

Champ Outlasts 2nd Place Kovarik For Five-Figure Payday

It was a pair of running backs in Week 16 that helped Ron Hacker’s squad to a 2016 Terminator title and a $10,000 grand prize. David Johnson (35.6) and Le’Veon Bell (28.7) did the heavy lifting as Hacker outlasted Vern Kovarik’s Celtics 650.07-626.07 in the final week of the contest’s Championship Round.

Kovarik is no stranger to the $3,500 second place prize in the terminator, as this was the third consecutive year he finished as the runner-up. Matt Bailey’s Iron Spike of Death took third place with its $2,000 purse while Jason Katt’s Village Idiots came up a half point behind him for $1,250 and fourth place.

Rounding out the top five was James Siple’s love ’til it Ertz, which cashed $750. Check out the top five finishers and their scores and prizes below:

  1. Excelsior II    RonHacker    650.07 $10,000
  2. Celtics    VernKov    626.07 $3,000
  3. Iron Spike of Death    MattBai    625.68 $2,000
  4. Village Idiots    jkatt    625.18 $1,250
  5. Love ’til it Ertz    sipemokid    624.5 $750

Playoff Challenge Closes in 24 Hours

With fewer than 300 spots left, the 2016-17 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge might sell out today! Remember that any winnings you earned during the regular season that are in your player accounts right now can be used toward your Playoff Challenge teams.
The FFPC will be donating 100% of this year’s Playoff Challenge proceeds to SBFSTA.org to continue fighting for fair and reasonable fantasy sports legislation across the country.

Our hobby is under attack. States like Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana have made it impossible for small fantasy operators like FFPC and others to function under the newly passed laws. We must fix these bad laws and make sure other states understand the needs of small businesses in this industry and the differences between DFS and SEASON-LONG. The SBFSTA has been and will continue fighting on all of our behalf to make sure our hobby isn’t taken away from us. Thank you for your support of the Playoff Challenge and the SBFSTA!

If you remember, last year’s Playoff Challenge sold out early, and sign ups have been coming in faster than last season. I urge you to sign up sooner rather than later to take your shot at $100,000!

The main details for the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 2,750 entries
  • $100,000 Grand Prize
  • More than $480,000 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 400th place
  • Contest runs from start of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
  • Each team consists of 10 players in an FFPC starting roster format
  • Each team chooses from 12 playoff teams but only 1 per team
  • All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 7th at 4:35pm ET
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure at the contest page linked right here.
Help support the small businesses of fantasy sports while taking your shot at a $100,000 grand prize today before the contest is filled up: You only have hours left to jump into the fun!

Join a High Stakes Dyno League

Test your general managerial skills and spend the next few months building a juggernaut. Enjoy fantasy football year round when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

Image #: 26342356    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) dives over the goal line after recovering a teammate's fumble, for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during an AFC Wild Card Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Colts beat the Chiefs, 45-44. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)      Kansas City Star/ MCT /LANDOV

Image #: 26342356 Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) dives over the goal line after recovering a teammate’s fumble, for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during an AFC Wild Card Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Colts beat the Chiefs, 45-44. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT) Kansas City Star/ MCT /LANDOV

2016 Super Bracket Goes to Lituchy

Michael Lituchy had perhaps the most efficient season of any FFPC player this season. He played one league: The 2016 FFPC Super Bracket. And fast forward to a massive run in the final few weeks, he is the competition’s $10,000 champion. Thanks to Bell, Andrew Luck (29.6) and Ezekiel Elliott (22.2), his Down Slouth Slangin’ nipped the second place finisher Rob Singler’s MaxxTorque 156.2-147.5 in the championship. Singler took home $2,500 for his efforts.

The title game in the Super Bracket’s Championship Round featured Lituchy’s 25th seed squad versus Singler’s 23rd seeded team in this 32-team tournament. To say it was a meeting of Cinderellas would be quite the understatement as both squads turned it on at the right time. Anything can happen in the Super Bracket, and it didn’t let us down from an entertainment standpoint this season once again. Thanks, to all 96 players that participated!

If you haven’t check out this week’s High-Stakes Low Down on RotoViz.com, you’ll be able to listen now for the first time to hear how Jared Grugett (above, left) took a 1-7 Main Event team and managed it all the way to 12th place overall for an $11,500 prize.

The High-Stakes Low Down normally airs Thursday mornings, and this week’s Grugett (and season finale) episode can be heard here. Season Two of The High-Stakes Low Down will kick off in a few weeks during Super Bowl week. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunesStitcher Radio or SoundCloud on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Then tonight we’ve got 2016 $250,000 Main Event champs David Hubbard (above, right) and Nelson Sousa joining Dave Gerczak and me on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour talking about sweating out Week 16, some early sleepers for next year and much more.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Hubbard/Sousa episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live, but you can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, Google PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Both Varsity leagues will be recapped in a special Saturday morning email tomorrow. Remember, today might be your last day to play in the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge. Don’t get left out, and join now!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship