FFPC Terminator Tournament – Official Rules
Limited to 180 teams. $10,000 grand prize. $350 entry fee. Buy a 3-pack of teams for $1,000 (save $50)
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb? So what! The FFPC invented the Terminator format! And then we made it into a contest with a guaranteed $10,000 grand prize! This is truly a unique way to play fantasy football and we’re proud to call it an FFPC exclusive. The Terminator concept was created in 2009 by Alex & Dave of the FFPC and it is actually quite simple. By adding just a few tweaks to the standard Draft Experts format, it completely alters it and creates this brand new format that has proven to be exciting and challenging. Did one of your players get injured or is under performing? Terminate him!
2016 Terminator Tournament Online Draft Schedule:
Sunday August 21st, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Monday August 22nd, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Thursday August 25th, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Friday August 26th, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Sunday August 28th, 2016 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time
The Fantasy Football Players Championship (“FFPC”) is a fantasy football game of skill that offers guaranteed cash awards to its top entrants. This contest will test a participant’s ability to predict player performance both over time and on a weekly basis, as well as to value certain players and positions within the framework of our scoring system, place appropriate bids on free agents based on the relative future value to the entrant’s team and create a balanced fantasy team that will maximize scoring output over the length of the season. FFPC award winners are determined based on the criteria listed in the Rules below.
Terminator Tournament is based on the FFPC Draft Experts format with a 26 round serpentine draft and a 13 week regular season. Optimized scoring lineups are automatically started each week so no lineup submissions are required. Each team will receive the optimum point total for the week, which means that fantasy points of the top-scoring QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, TE, D/ST, K, and 2 Flex will be awarded. What makes the Terminator Tournament the most unique format in fantasy football is that it has a “twist” which is that each week, owners are required to drop — or terminate — a player from their roster, reducing their overall roster by one each week. Please continue down to the League Structure section of the rules for complete details.
The 2016 Terminator Tournament will consist of a maximum of 15 leagues, 12 teams per league (180 teams), and will not be expanded. Entry fee is $350 per team, 3-teams for $1,000 ($50 savings). The Terminator Tournament drafts will be conducted online, on the dates above. All references to FFPC in these Rules refer to the FFPC Terminator Tournament.
Entry fee is $350 per team, 3-teams for $1,000 ($50 savings). Payment can be made via the FFPC’s secure online registration using credit cards or player’s account balance. No refunds will be issued after draft slots are drawn and/or the draft taking place.
Entrants may complete the online entry form for FFPC Terminator Tournament and agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the FFPC. Upon completing the online entry form, the full entry amount must be paid to reserve the team. After registering and making payment, a link will appear on the participant’s MyTeams page for entry into their respective Terminator Tournament league.
Multiple Terminator Tournament teams may be owned by a single owner but are limited to one team per league. A multiple team discount is also available. Owners may purchase 3 teams for $1000 ($50 savings). The discount will be applied either when registering for 3 teams at once or one team at a time.
Terminator Tournament Structure, Rules and Prizes
The Terminator Tournament is based on Draft Experts leagues which are a 26 round serpentine drafts using FFPC scoring and lineup requirements. This format is based on total points and there are no H2H matchups. Optimized scoring lineups are automatically started each week so no lineup submissions are required.
The Terminator Tournament will consist of a 13-week regular season which will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 13 followed by the Championship Round and a Consolation Round during Weeks 14 through 16. There are no league playoffs in this format. League winners will be determined on cumulative total points at the end of 13 weeks using optimal scoring of all players on each team’s roster. The top scoring teams at the conclusion of Week 13 will be placed according to points and will win the respective prizes as stated in the Prize section.
Each owner is required to draft a starting lineup of 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-FLEX, 1-K, 1-D/ST. If you do not draft a Kicker or Defense on your team, FFPC commissioners may add a kicker or defense at their discretion after the draft to ensure a valid roster.
There is no ability to pick up free agents in the Terminator Tournament. However, each week, owners are required to drop — or terminate — a single player from their roster, reducing their overall roster by one each week.
Weekly Player Termination
Each Terminator team starts with 26 players per roster after their initial draft. Each week, fantasy owners are required to drop a single player from their rosters. There will be no pickups at any time during the season for any reason – only the weekly terminations.
These weekly terminations will begin starting prior to NFL Week 1 and continue through the week prior to NFL Week 16. Team owners will be able to execute their weekly drops anytime between Tuesday morning and up to 5 minutes prior to each week’s NFL games using their FFPC league management software. Owners can also call 1-888-898-FFPC or email email@example.com to notify the FFPC commissioners of their designated weekly drop, in case of an emergency or computer issues. The email or phone call must be received during the allotted time for weekly drops. The FFPC may also send weekly emails, reminding owners to execute their weekly drops.
The official deadline to drop a player is on Sunday at 12:55 pm EST or 5 minutes prior to Sunday’s kickoff time. This means that players who are playing in the late Sunday or Monday night games MUST be dropped before the Sunday 12:55 pm EST deadline as well.
During weeks which have early games on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, any owner wanting to drop a player from a team in these early games must do so 5 minutes prior to that game’s kickoff. Please remember that the 12:55 pm EST Sunday deadline will continue to remain for dropping all other players.
It is the responsibility of each team owner to execute the player drop before the deadline. Any drop that is made after the deadline will be considered void and that team will be terminated as per official rules.
If an owner fails to execute the player drop during any given week by the specified deadline – for any reason whatsoever – his team is “terminated” and is eliminated from the remainder of the Terminator Tournament, both the regular season and the playoff rounds. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Teams which have been terminated will no longer be eligible to win any prizes. Please do not forget to make your weekly drops!
There are no restrictions to which player or position may be terminated. Any player or position may be chosen to be dropped and it is up to the skill of each team owner to determine which specific player and/or position to drop on a weekly basis.
During the first weekly drop, prior to NFL Week 1, each team will drop one player and their roster will be reduced from 26 to 25 players. In week two, it will go from 25 down to 24 players. In week 3, it will go from 24 down to 23, etc, etc. Prior to NFL week 16, each team will make their final weekly drop and their roster will be down to 10 players entering Week 16.
Terminator Tournament Regular Season and Playoff Structure
The Terminator Tournament will consist of a 13-week regular season which will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 13 followed by the Championship Round and a Consolation Round during Weeks 14 through 16. There are no league playoffs in this format. League winners will be determined on cumulative total points at the end of 13 weeks. Points will be scored on a weekly basis using optimal scoring of all players on each team’s roster. The top scoring teams at the conclusion of Week 13 will be placed according to points and will win the respective prizes as stated below.
In the event that there is a tie in points between teams, the tie-breaker will be determined in order by:
1. Starting QB points in Week 13
2. Starting QB points in Week 12
3. Coin toss
The top four (4) scoring teams in each Terminator league will qualify for the Championship Round to be held in Weeks 14-16 of the NFL regular season. If the Terminator Tournament has 15 leagues, there will be 60 teams in the Championship Round. Each qualifying team in the Championship Round will be seeded according to their regular season 13-week average score. Championship Round winners will be determined based on each team’s total points scored during Weeks 14, 15 & 16 and added to their one-game point average from the regular season. The team with the most points will be crowned the Terminator Tournament Overall Champion. The teams with the next highest points will win prizes as listed in the Prize section.
In the event that there is a tie between teams for the 4-seed after Week 13 of the regular season, both teams will qualify for the Championship Round.
All teams who do not qualify for the Championship Round will enter the Consolation Round to be held Weeks 14-16 of the NFL regular season. All teams in the Consolation Round will be seeded with a zero score.
Teams which did not execute a weekly drop at any point during the season and were “terminated” will be eliminated and will NOT be able to participate in either the Championship Round or the Consolation Round. Teams are required to continue making their weekly drops during Weeks 14-16 and those which do not drop a player will also be eliminated and not eligible to collect award prizes.
FFPC Terminator Tournament Prizes
2016 FFPC Terminator Tournament is limited to a maximum of 180 teams (15 leagues) and will not be expanded. All prizes are guaranteed regardless of amount of final entries.
Regular Season League Prizes (Weeks 1-13):
|1st||Free Entry – 2017 FFPC Main Event ($1750 value)
Cash Option: $1450
Championship Round Prizes (Weeks 14-16):
Consolation Round Prizes (Weeks 14-16):
FFPC Terminator Tournament Scoring
Each team’s roster will have a maximum of 26 players. Lineups do not need to be submitted in Draft Experts leagues. The league management system will automatically start the optimal lineup based on that week’s scoring. The starting lineups will consist of: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex Players (RB, WR or TE), 1 PK and 1 Team Defense/Special Team. There are no lineup changes in Draft Experts leagues.
Player position eligibility and designation is determined by FFPC Commissioner during the pre-season and may be changed any time before the start of the NFL season. FFPC participants agree to accept these designations and understand the final position designations may be different from the time their FFPC drafts were conducted.
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 count as a negative score:
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
FFPC Terminator Tournament Free Agency Acquisitions and Blind Bidding
There are no transactions in Terminator Tournament leagues with the exception of the weekly player drops as described above.
The draft is conducted in the ‘live draft’ room found on the league pages. It is strongly recommended that each participant check in a few days before the draft and familiarize themselves with the draft software. The draft will be conducted in a serpentine method starting the first round with Team 1, proceeding through Team 12; the second round will start with Team 12 and will proceed through Team 1; the third round will begin with Team 1 and end with Team 12, etc. until all 26 rounds have been completed. This will result in a 26 player roster. There is no requirement for any team to draft a specific number of players at any specific position; however, there are lineup submission requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to draft the appropriate players in order to fill the necessary positions for the lineup submission requirements. Most drafts last approximately 2.5 hours, however, participants should allow for 3 hours or more.
Each player will receive one & a half minutes (90 seconds) to make a selection. Participants should try to make a selection as soon as they are on the clock, as For Players-By Players cannot be held responsible for a sudden loss of internet service. If the team manager does not make a selection within the allotted 90 second time frame and does not alert the commissioner to internet or computer problems WITHIN THIS TIMEFRAME, this team will be assigned a player according to the draft software’s auto-pick computer. This selection may not be changed. The draft software will then place this team’s draft on auto-pick. The owner may unselect this feature with a simple click of the mouse and continue drafting in the normal manner with a 90 second clock. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners have discretion to rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final.
Online Draft Commissioner
Each online draft will have a live draft commissioner to watch over the draft and assist as needed. The commissioner will provide his or her contact phone number at the beginning of the draft. Each participant must write the phone number and keep it nearby in case of an emergency. If a participant has an issue or gets disconnected for a few minutes, please call the commissioner. The draft commissioner will act in the fairest way possible to insure that no one gets passed over due to computer issues. If a participant’s computer is down for an extended period of time and they do not call in to the commissioner, the commissioner will be forced to continue the draft by having a surrogate take over the draft for that team or place that team on auto-pick.
Online Satellite Draft Attendance
Draft attendance is mandatory. Please contact For Players – By Players, LLC should you expect to be late for the draft.Participants must login to their league and sign into the online draft no later than five minutes prior to the draft start time. In the event that the participant (or co-manager) does not sign in to the online draft, a surrogate drafter may make selections for the team in question or the team may be placed on auto-pick. If a participant signs into the online draft after the draft has started, he will be able to select his next player; however, if any previous surrogate selections have been made, they would still apply. Check your connections in advance of the draft. If you cannot gain access to the draft, you will need to arrange another method to access the draft. The FFPC is not responsible for connection issues, and will not issue a refund.
All Terminator Tournament draft schedules will be posted on the FFPC website. For Players – By Players, LLC is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participants or co-managers due to rescheduling of any or all events. At its sole discretion, For Players – By Players, LLC reserves the right to terminate any FFPC Satellite Leagues at any time prior to its completion due to any acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, change in applicable law, interruption in the NFL season (including strikes, lockouts and/or use of replacement players), or failure or ceasing of operations by our fantasy league management platform. In the event that For Players – By Players, LLC terminates the FFPC, all entry fees would be returned to the entrants.
The Terminator Tournament season begins on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 and ends on Monday, December 26th, 2016, which is the first 16 weeks of the NFL regular season. If the NFL changes its season for any reason, For Players – By Players, LLC reserves the right to amend its FFPC league structure accordingly. Any regular season NFL games that take place prior to the FFPC drafts WILL count towards Week 1 point scoring in the FFPC regular season. If the NFL plays any games with replacement players during a formal league strike or lockout, statistics from those games shall not count for the purposes of this competition.
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