The FFPC Playoff Challenge will return in December, 2017

2017/18 FFPC Playoff Challenge

Launched in 2003, the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge is the largest and most exciting playoff contest in all of season-long fantasy football. This year’s contest will be capped at a maximum of 3,500 entries and will award a $100,000 Grand Prize and over $600,000 in total guaranteed prizes paying down to 550th place! All based on a $200 entry fee. This is the ONLY way to watch playoff football!

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Duration: The Playoff Challenge runs the length of the entire NFL playoff season starting on January 6th, 2018
with the Wild Card Weekend and ending on February 4th with the Superbowl
Entry Fee: $200 per team
Contest Capacity: Maximum of 3,500 entries
Guaranteed Prizes: $100,000 Grand Prize and over $600,000 in total guaranteed prizes paying down to 550th place
Scoring: FFPC scoring rules are in effect. Contest runs from the first week of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
Format: There is no draft. Simply select your roster as described below
Roster Requirement: Each team will consist of ten (10) NFL players in a FFPC starting roster format:
1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-Flex, 1-K, 1-D (Flex can be RB, WR or TE)
Roster Lock: All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 6th at 4:30pm ET. No further roster adjustments will be allowed even for players whose games start at a later time.
Important Rule: Each team will choose ten (10) players from any of the 12 NFL playoff teams but ONLY ONE PLAYER PER TEAM.
To be clear, if you choose Tom Brady as your QB, you may NOT have any more Patriots players on your roster, including Kicker & Defense.

— The contest software should not allow you to enter two players from the same team but we encourage you to please double and triple-check your team(s) roster before the NFL playoffs kickoff on Wild Card Saturday.

— This will be your roster for the duration of the playoffs. There will not be any changes, substitutions or free agent pickups for any reason once rosters are locked at the start of the NFL playoffs. As NFL teams get knocked out of the playoffs, so will your players so draft your team accordingly.

— All teams will be placed in an Overall Leaderboard which will accumulate fantasy points for the duration of the contest. All teams begin the contest with a zero score.

— Each week’s score will be added to your team’s total and the Superbowl will count as DOUBLE the points. So instead of 1ppr it will be 2ppr, instead of 6 pts per TD, it will be 12 pts per TD, etc, etc. This is done to create a little more excitement the last game of the season and give teams a chance to make up a deficit in the standings. Teams with the highest accumulated point total after the Superbowl will be the winners.

— In the event of a tie between multiple teams, the prize money will be combined and evenly divided between the tied teams. So as an example, if two teams tie for 2nd place, these two teams will split 2nd and 3rd place money. In this case, with the prize awards being 2nd – $35,000 and 3rd – $25,000, each team will receive $30,000. If there are 3 teams tied, then 3 prize slots will be divided equally among the 3 teams, etc.

— The NFL playoffs are scheduled to begin Saturday, January 6th, with the first game set to kickoff at approximately 4:30pm Eastern. The deadline for roster and payment submission will be prior to the first playoff game but we encourage everyone to register and submit their rosters as soon as possible. You MUST have your roster submitted prior to the official start of the game. There will be no roster changes or edits after rosters are locked.

— The Playoff Challenge will be hosted on the FFPC league management platform. Simply log into your FFPC account and register for the Playoff Challenge using a credit card or with existing funds in your account. Your Playoff Challenge team(s) will appear on your MyTeams page.

— All rosters will be made public after the start of the first playoff game.

— The 2017/18 Playoff Challenge is capped at 3,500 entries. If the contests reaches the cap, registrations close immediately. If the contest finishes under the cap number, participants still get the benefit of the larger guaranteed prize pool. The announced prize structure below is guaranteed regardless of final amount of entries.

— Prize winnings from the 2017/18 Playoff Challenge contest will be placed into the winner’s FFPC accounts at the conclusion of the contest and will become available for withdrawal. All withdrawals of $600.00 or more will be reported to the IRS via a 1099 Form for the 2018 calendar year.

— All are welcome to play, not just FFPC participants and you may enter as many times as you wish.

Trouble registering? Email us at support@myffpc.com or call 1-888-898-FFPC for assistance

 

Scoring system overview:

  • 4 pts for passing TDs, 6 pts for all other TDs
  • 1 pt for every 20 yards passing
  • -1 point for every interception thrown
  • 1 point for every 10 yards rushing or receiving
  • 1 pt per reception for RBs and WRs
  • 1.5 pt per reception for TEs
  • 2 points for 2-pt conversion
  • 1 point for PAT conversion
  • 3 points for every FG of 1-30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter
  • 1 pt for D/ST sack, 2 pts for all turnovers
  • 6 pts for all D/ST touchdowns
  • 2 points for every return after a blocked/failed extra point or failed two-point try (i.e. on an interception or fumble). [As per new NFL rules for 2015 season]
  • 5 pts for every safety
  • 12 points for every shutout
  • 8 points for allowing between 1 – 6 points
  • 5 points for allowing between 7 – 10 points

 

The starting lineups will consist of: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex Players (RB, WR or TE), 1 PK. 1 Team Defense/Special Team.

The following is the scoring system used for every player in FFPC. Scoring will be calculated to the hundredth of a point. Negative yardage will be counted as a negative score:

 

Passing:

20 yards passing = 1 point (Divide total yards by 20. Example: 275 passing yards = 13.75 fantasy points)

Passing TD = 4 points

Interception thrown = Minus one point (-1).

2-point conversion = 2 points

 

Rushing:

10 yards rushing = 1 point (Divide total yards by 10. Example 126 rushing yards= 12.6 fantasy points)

Rushing TD = 6 points

2-point conversion = 2 points

 

Receiving:

10 yards receiving = 1 point (Divide total yards by 10. Example: 93 receiving yards = 9.3 fantasy points)

Receiving TD = 6 points

1 point per Reception for RB, WR, QB, K

1.5 points per Reception for TEs

2-point conversion = 2 points

 

Placekicking:

Extra Point = 1 point

3 points for every FG of 1 – 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter.

Example: a 45-yard FG would be worth 4.5 points

 

Team Defense/Special Teams:

1 point for every sack

2 points for every team takeaway (interception or fumble recovery)***

6 points for every TD (via interception return, fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked FG return, missed FG return, blocked punt return)***

2 points for every return after a blocked/failed extra point or failed two-point try (i.e. on an interception or fumble). [As per new NFL rules for 2015 season]

5 points for every safety

12 points for every shutout **

8 points for allowing between 1- 6 points **

5 points for allowing between 7 – 10 points **

** Any points scored against a team counts towards their defensive points allowed, whether the scoring came by an offensive, defensive or special team score.

 

Touchdowns:

FFPC implements Action scoring for all touchdowns. A TD scored in any way by an individual player is awarded to that player whether he is on offense, defense or special teams, whether that TD came as a result of a fumble, interception, double turnover***, lateral, special teams or any other football play. To reiterate: If a player scores a TD during a game and he is in your starting roster, you are awarded 6 points. (The exception is when a quarterback throws a passing touchdown. Those are awarded as 4 points.) Please note that this scoring is separate and unrelated from any points which Team Defense/Special Teams may also receive for this TD.

No rushing or receiving yards will be awarded for a TD scored on a fumble, interception, kickoff or punt return.

Touchdowns scored by the offensive team as a result of Fake FG, Fake Punt, Blocked FG or Blocked Punt do not count as Defensive/Special Teams scoring.

*** A double-turnover is when the Offense turns the ball over to the opposing Defense, which subsequently turns the ball over back to the Offense. In this case, neither the Offense’s ball recovery nor any subsequent TD scoring on that particular play are scored as Defensive/Special Team scoring for that team. Defensive team fantasy points for touchdowns, fumble recoveries and interceptions are ONLY scored when the defensive unit is on the field.

*** A fumble by an offensive player through the opposing end zone resulting in a touch-back is not considered a team takeaway and will not award 2 fantasy points for the Team Defense/Special Teams.

 

2017/18 Playoff Challenge Prize Structure

The 2017/18 Playoff Challenge is capped at 3,500 entries. If the contests reaches the cap, registrations close immediately. If the contest finishes under the cap number, participants still get the benefit of the larger guaranteed prize pool. The announced prize structure below is guaranteed regardless of final amount of entries.

Place Prize
1st $100,000 Grand Prize
2nd $35,000
3rd $25,000
4th $15,000
5th $12,500
6th $12,500
7th $10,000
8th $9,000
9th $9,000
10th $8,000
11th $8,000
12th $7,000
13th $6,000
14th $5,000
15th $5,000
16th $4,000
17th $4,000
18th $3,000
19th $3,000
20th $3,000
21st to 100th Free Entry – 2018 FFPC Main Event ($1,800 Value) or $1,500 cash
101st to 125th $1,000 each
126th to 175th $750 each
176th to 225th $500 each
226th to 400th Free Entry – 2018 Footballguys Players Championship ($350 Value) or $300 cash
401st to 550th $200 each

 


Please refer to Terms & Conditions for eligibility, prohibited players and other game rules.