FFPC Big Payback & High Society Leagues – Official Rules
Our largest individual leagues at $5,000 and $10,000 entry fee. Draft online or live, in-person at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
Big Payback & High Society
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Big Payback & High Society League Details
|Duration:||Regular season Weeks 1-13. League Playoffs Weeks 14-16|
|Entry Fee:||$5,000 Big Payback|
|$10,000 High Society|
|Prizes:||Scroll down for details|
|Draft Positions:||Drawn at random 15 minutes before draft|
|Draft Type & Length:||Live, in-person in Las Vegas (can be drafted online from remote location)|
|20 round serpentine (snake) draft|
|60 Second Draft Clock|
|Number of teams:||12|
|Victory Points (VP) Format:||This format rewards on a weekly basis for H2H victories and for points scored. Scroll down for a detailed explanation of the Victory Points awarding process.|
|Format (Regular Season):||Weeks 1-13|
|H2H matchups using Victory Points scoring|
|Six (6) teams advance to League Playoffs. Three (3) Division winners and Three (3) remaining teams with the most Victory Points.|
|Format (League Playoffs):||Weeks 14-16|
|Six (6) teams are seeded 1-6 in order of total Victory Points|
|Top 2 seeds get bye in Week 14|
|During Week 14, seeds 3, 4, 5 and 6 will compete in a total points competition, with the top 2 scoring teams moving on to the next round.|
|During Weeks 15 and 16, seeds 1 and 2, as well as the two Seeds which advanced from Week 14, will compete in a total points competition, with the highest scoring team being crowned League Champion.|
|Free Agency:||Waivers by way of blind bidding (FAAB)|
|Each team gets $1000 blind bidding “dollars” for entire season|
|Two (2) weekly free agencies on Wednesday & Friday|
|Cutoffs on Wednesday 10 PM ET and Friday 10 PM ET|
|NFL players whose teams played on Thursday may be dropped from FFPC rosters on Friday as long as they were not in that team’s Thursday’s starting lineup.|
|Weekly Team Management:||Yes. Starting lineups and free agency|
|Trades:||No trading allowed|
|Scoring System:||FFPC Scoring rules will be in effect (scroll down for scoring details)|
|Roster Requirement:||Twenty (20) total roster spots|
|Starting Lineup:||1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-Flex, 1-K, 1-D (Flex can be RB, WR or TE)|
Online or Live, In-Person Drafts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas:
Big Payback #1. Friday September 6th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood, at 9:00 am Pacific
Big Payback #2. Friday September 6th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood, at 1:30 pm Pacific
Big Payback #3. Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood, at 9:00 pm Pacific
High Society #1. Saturday September 7th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood, at 2:00 pm Pacific
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.
The FFPC Big Payback and High Society Leagues are scheduled as a live event in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Participants may draft from a remote location with help of a surrogate drafter or online draft room. Please contact us at email@example.com for further details.
The entry fee for the Big Payback League is $5,000. The entry fee for the High Society League is $10,000. The rules below cover the Big Payback and High Society Leagues. All references to FFPC below refer to the Big Payback and High Society Leagues.
Entry fee for the Big Payback Leagues is $5,000 and for High Society is $10,000. There is no co-manager fee and no events fee associated with these leagues. Lunch and refreshments will be served to all participants during the draft free of charge. A cash bar may be made available serving alcoholic beverages. The total amount due is $5,000 and $10,000 per team. Entry covers cost for teams with single primary owners or for those who bring a co-manager. No refunds will be issued after draft slots are drawn and/or the draft taking place.
Entrants may complete our online entry form and agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the Big Payback & High Society Leagues. Payment can be made for the $500 deposit via the FFPC’s secure online registration using a credit card or direct bank transfer (ACH). The balance of $4,500 or $9,500 will be due anytime before July 31st, payable by check, money order or direct bank deposit (ACH) ONLY. Credit cards will not be accepted for payment of balance. After registering and making the payment online, participants will receive an email confirmation of their entry into the league.
Payment can also be sent by mail using a personal check, money order or cashier’s check to the address below. By sending payment, entrants agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the FFPC. Please send payment to:
For Players-By Players, LLC
1133 Broadway, Suite 539
New York, NY 10010
League Structure, Rules and Prizes
Draft slots will be randomly selected live, at the draft table, 15 minutes prior to the start of the live draft. Owners who are drafting remotely can participate in the draft selection via telephone. The selection will be overseen by an officer of For Players – By Players, LLC.
The Big Payback & High Society Leagues will each be comprised of 12 teams/participants/managers and the regular season will run from Week 1 through Week 13. Each league will be randomly divided into 3 divisions of 4 teams each.The Big Payback & High Society individual league structure will be as follows: Each team will play in 13 weekly regular season Head to Head match-ups in Weeks 1-13. H2H results and the weekly standings will be determined using the Victory Points system as described below. The 6 top seeded teams at the end of the regular season will play in a total points format League Playoffs in NFL Weeks 14, 15 & 16 to determine the League Champion. The 2 top seeded teams at the end of the regular season in each league will each be awarded a Regular Season prize and receive Immunity (aka “Bye” in H2H play) in the Week 14 in the League Playoff Round. All references to “points”, “total points” or “points total” implies starting lineup points.
The Big Payback & High Society Drafts will be held in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Draft will last for 20 rounds, with each team selecting one player per round. Draft will be held in a serpentine format: Team 1 through Team 12 in Round 1, Team 12 through Team 1 in Round 2, Team 1 through Team 12 in Round 3, etc. Teams may select any player that is not already drafted by another team. There are no limits as to the number of players drafted at each position. Each team participant/manager will have one minute (60 seconds) to make a player selection in each round. The team manager will be notified at 45 seconds and at 60 seconds. If the team manager does not make a selection within the allotted 60 second time frame, his pick is skipped over until the next team makes its selection.The skipped over team will then be given 5 seconds to make a player selection before it is skipped again. Player selections must be announced clearly. First and last name of each player is required, NFL team and player position is recommended. Once spoken, player selections will be deemed final. Draft facilitators reserve the right to ask for clarification in case of mispronunciation, inaudibility or similar type error during player selection. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners may rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final.
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.
Use of laptops, cell phones and other electronic equipment is permitted as long as it does not take up excessive space at the draft table or cause a disturbance to the Draft. There will be no electrical outlets or Internet connection at the Draft.
Trading between teams of any kind, including but not limited to, draft picks or players, is strictly prohibited.
Neither smoking nor alcoholic intoxication will not be permitted in the Draft room.
All team managers and co-managers are required to sit in their seats as assigned to them by the draft order.
Each team manager will be required to confirm his team’s roster, submit a starting lineup for Week 1 and sign off with the facilitator before leaving the Draft. Starting rosters may include any player on a team’s roster, including players who played in the Thursday’s game. If a starting lineup is not submitted for Week 1, the FFPC Commissioners will submit one at their discretion. After Week 1, all lineup changes will be submitted on the individual league website. Should a starting lineup not be submitted, the starting lineup for the previous week will be used. Each team is responsible to check for errors to their roster, both at the draft and once their team is inputted into the league management web site. Errors must be reported to the FFPC Commissioners immediately. The deadline for any error correction is Thursday, September 12th, 2019. Team managers may access their teams at www.myffpc.com
The Big Payback Prize Structure (in US dollars):
$5,000 Big Payback League
|Regular Season Prizes (Weeks 1-13)|
|League Playoffs (Weeks 14-16)|
$10,000 High Society League
|Regular Season Prizes (Weeks 1-13)|
|League Playoffs (Weeks 14-16)|
|$3,000 consolation prize for most points in Weeks 14-16 awarded to one of the six teams not in the league playoffs.|
FFPC Scoring, Lineup Submission and Position Designation
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. Starting lineups may be submitted on MyFFPC.com league management page. The deadline for lineup submission for each player via web site or email is the scheduled start time of the game in which the player is participating. Lineup changes which are submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org must be sent and have a time stamp prior to the start time of the game in question. Lineup changes which are made by phone to our 1-888-898-FFPC must be called in no later than 15 minutes prior to kickoff. The following must be provided for a valid email or phone transaction: League number & team name, login name and password, name of player(s) to be placed in the starting lineup, name of player(s) to be removed from the starting lineup.
Player position eligibility and designation is determined by FFPC during the pre-season and may be changed any time by FFPC 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 be counted 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 rushing = 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 Free Agency Acquisitions and Blind Bidding:
The following free agent blind bidding process is the only means by which free agents may be acquired in the FFPC. There are no other ways to acquire free agents like ‘worst-to-first’ and ‘first-come-first-served’ or any other waiver methods other than blind bidding as described below.
Any active NFL player which is not on a roster in the individual league is considered a free agent for that league and may be available for pick-up. Players dropped by a team are placed into the free agent player pool and will be available for pick-up (see below for exclusions).
The free agent acquisition process is made by way of “blind bidding”. Each team will be given $1000 blind bidding “dollars” (not real money, just bidding dollars) to be used for the entire season. IMPORTANT: once these bidding dollars are used up, you will no longer have the ability to pick up free agents. Bids will remain hidden from the rest of the league until after all the winning bids have been awarded. Free agent players will be awarded to the team with the highest bid for that free agent, and the winning bid amount will be deducted from that team’s free agent dollars. Besides the winning bid, all other bids for that free agent are considered losing bids and are cancelled. At this point, the highest remaining bid by any team for any remaining free agent will be considered. The team with this winning bid will be awarded the free agent and all losing bids for that free agent will be cancelled. This process will continue until every remaining bid has been considered.
Starting in 2012, due to the addition of weekly Thursday games to the NFL schedule, there will now be two (2) weekly blind bidding processes. The first “Primary” blind bidding process will take place on Wednesday with the second “Supplementary” process taking place on Friday.
Bids will be allowed to be entered starting Sunday 7am Eastern for the following Wednesday’s bidding process.
The deadline for bid submission for both Wednesday and Friday is now 10:00 pm Eastern.
All free agent NFL players will be available for the Wednesday bidding process.
NFL players which are dropped during Wednesday’s bidding process will NOT be available for pickups on Friday (48 hours later) and will ONLY become available for next week’s Wednesday bidding process.
Free agent NFL players whose teams played on Thursday will NOT be available for pickups on Friday (following Thursday’s game) and will ONLY become available for next week’s Wednesday bidding process.
The blind bidding process will be available after the completion of Week 1 and end prior to Week 13 for all teams NOT advancing to the League Playoffs. Teams which ARE advancing to the League Playoffs will have the blind bidding process available to them in Weeks 14, 15 and 16 and will end on Friday prior to Week 16. Only the 6 teams which make the League Playoffs in each Big Payback & High Society league will be allowed to continue making bids in Week 14, 15 and 16. The two teams which are eliminated in Week 14 of the League Playoffs will no longer be allowed to make bids in Weeks 15 & 16. There will be no free agent pickups after the completion of the FFPC regular season for teams which did not make the League Playoffs. Rosters will be updated with the results of all successful bids after 10:00 PM EST, following the completion of the blind bidding process.
Bids will be allowed to be entered from Sunday at 7:00 AM EST until Wednesday 10:00 PM EST for Wednesday’s bidding process. Bid will be allowed to be entered from Wednesday at 11:00 PM EST until Friday 10:00 PM EST for Friday’s bidding process.
All bids will be processed and the rosters updated with the results of all successful bids after 10:00 PM EST on Wednesday & Friday, following the completion of the blind bidding process.
All team managers are strongly encouraged to place their bids as early in the week as possible.
QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs which are cut during Week 10, Week 11 and Week 12 free agent bidding processes will be REMOVED from the free agent pool and may not be re-acquired by any team for the remainder of the season. This is done to minimize the possibility of potential collusion.
Kickers and Team Defenses cut during Weeks 10, Week 11 and Week 12 free agent bidding processes WILL REMAIN in the free agent pool and will be available to be re-acquired by teams as long as the free agency bidding processes remain open.
FFPC Commissioners and For Players-By Players LLC reserve the right to remove a dropped player from the free agent pool or reinstate that player back to its original team, if FFPC Commissioners and For Players-By Players LLC determine that doing so is the interest of upholding the integrity of the contest, or that the dropped player would unfairly impact the outcome of the FFPC, or to correct an error.· In this rare instance, all participants will be notified and an explanation will be given.
In the event that there is a tie between bids, the team which is awarded the player will be determined in order by:
- Worst total points.
- Worst won/lost record**.
- Worst previous week score.
- Loser of head-to-head match-up, if applicable.
- Virtual coin toss.
**Won/lost record is based on the standings at the time of blind bidding process, which may change from Wednesday’s to Friday’s bidding processes based on stat changes issued by Elias and NFL.
Bids shall be placed individually, or in groups, with conditional bids following the primary bid. The top bid is the primary bid in a bidding group. The bids underneath are conditional bids. If you lose the primary bid, the first conditional bid directly below will be considered next. If you lose the primary and the first conditional bid, then the second conditional bid will be considered, etc. The rest of your bidding groups will be processed in the same manner. A maximum of one player can be won in each bidding group. Bids within a group may have different designated drop players. It’s important to remember when placing multiple free agent bids that you cannot win two players if they both have the same drop player. You may not place different bid amount on the same player. In this case, only the highest dollar bid will be considered.
Teams may submit as many bids as they like. There are no limitations as to the amount of players that may be acquired by any one team during the course of the weekly blind bidding processes or during the course of the year, provided teams remain within the maximum number of 20 players allowed on each roster.
Teams will no longer have the ability to acquire or bid on free agents once their initial 1,000 free agent “dollars” have been spent. All bids must be in increments of dollars, with no cents. The minimum bid amount is $1.
Bids may only be accepted on each individual FFPC league pages. No bids will be accepted by telephone, email, message boards or any via any other form. In the event that league management website is not able to accept bids, team managers are instructed to go to www.MyFFPC.com, call the customer service number at 1-888-898-3372 or email email@example.com for further instructions.
FFPC League and Playoff Structure:
The 13-week regular season will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 13. Over the course of the regular season, each of the 12 teams in the Big Payback & High Society league will play 13 Head-to-Head matchups vs. the rest of the league. Each team will play against the 3 teams in its Division twice: first 3 matchups in Week 1-3 and then 3 more in Weeks 11-13. The rest of the 7 weekly H2H matchups during Weeks 4-10 will be against non-Division teams. All H2H head matchups will be scored based on a Victory Points system and the league standing will be a result of the amount of Victory Points that each team accumulates.
The Victory Points system works in the following way:
Each weekly H2H Win earns 2 VPs
Each weekly H2H Loss earns 0 VPs
Weekly Victory Point distribution:
Top point scoring team – 2 Victory Points
No.2 point scoring team – 2 Victory Points
No.3 point scoring team – 2 Victory Points
No.4 point scoring team – 2 Victory Points
No.5 point scoring team – 1 Victory Point
No.6 point scoring team – 1 Victory Point
No.7 point scoring team – 1 Victory Point
No.8 point scoring team – 1 Victory Point
No.9 point scoring team – 0 Victory Points
No.10 point scoring team – 0 Victory Points
No.11 point scoring team – 0 Victory Points
No.12 point scoring team – 0 Victory Points
Each team will earn 4, 3, 2, 1, or 0 VPs each week based on the criteria above. The weekly league standings will be based on the amount of total Victory Points each team has accumulated to date. If there is a tie between teams in weekly points scored in the H2H matchup, the 2 VP points will be split evenly, 1 for each team. If there is a tie between teams in weekly points scored in separate matchups, the following tie breakers will be used to determine who earns the Victory Points:
1. Most total points to date
2. Regular season win/loss record to date
3. Head-to-head record
4. Starting QB points during the week.
5. Coin toss
At the conclusion of Week 13, 6 teams from each Big Payback & High Society league will earn a berth in the League Playoffs in Weeks 14, 15 and 16. These 6 teams will be the 3 Division winning teams and the 3 teams with the next highest amount of Victory Points. These 6 teams will play against each other in total points competition to determine League Champion. The winners are based on weekly points scored and there are no H2H matchups or Victory Points used in the League Playoffs. These 6 teams will be seeded 1 through 6 and the seeding will be determined in order as follows:
Seed 1 – Team with the most Victory Points
Seed 2 – Team with the next highest amount of Victory Points (not necessarily a Division Winner)
Seed 3 – Team with the next highest amount of Victory Points
Seed 4 – Team with the next highest amount of Victory Points
Seed 5 – Team with the next highest amount of Victory Points
Seed 6 – Team with the next highest amount of Victory Points
If there is a tie between teams in Victory Points, the following tie breakers will be used to determine Division winners as well as Playoff seeding:
1. Total Points scored weeks 1-13
2. H2H win/loss record
3. Total starting QB points weeks 1 through week 13
4. Coin toss
Seeds 1 and Seeds 2 will win a regular season award (as listed in the prize section) and earn Immunity in Week 14 of the League Playoffs. This means Seeds 1 and 2 automatically advance to Week 15.
During Week 14, Seeds 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have their scored re-set to zero, will set their lineups and compete in total points competition. The two teams which score the most points during Week 14 will advance in the League Playoffs.The remaining two teams are eliminated.
During Week 15 and 16, Seeds 1 and 2, as well as the two Seeds which advanced from Week 14, will have their scores re-set to zero, will set their lineups and compete in a 2-week total points competition. The team which scores most points during Weeks 15 & 16 will be crowned League Champion. The team which scored 2nd most points will be runner-up. The team which scored 3rd most points will finish 3rd.
In the rare case that there is a tie between teams in any of the League Playoff total points competition, the following tiebreakers will be used in order from 1 to 5 to determine winners:
1. Total Victory Points during the regular season
2. Head-to-head in the regular season
3. Regular season win/loss record (weeks 1-13)
4. Starting QB points in League Playoff game.
5. Coin toss
For the High Soceity league ONLY: The 6 teams which do not advance to the league playoffs at the conclusion of Week 13 will be placed in the consolation round. These 6 teams will continue submitting their lineups during Weeks 14, 15 and 16. The team which scores most points during Weeks 14-16 will win the consolation prize of $4,000. There will be no free agency blind bidding period for these 6 teams during Weeks 14-16.
The Big Payback & High Society Drafts are scheduled to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. Entrants must arrive in the draft room 15 minutes prior to draft time, at the latest. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to know the exact start time of his league. For Players – By Players, LLC reserves the right to change the times, dates, city, and place of any event for any reason. Participants will be notified of any change by email within three days of the event. All event times and 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.
Big Payback & High Society Leagues may also be drafted ONLINE or on the phone. If the principal owner cannot attend the draft, he can name a surrogate drafter via email or in writing by September 1, 2019. If the principal owner, their surrogate or co-manager cannot draft, For Players – By Players, LLC will attempt to draft a team in place of the participant. For Players – By Players, LLC will not be held liable for any draft decisions it will make as the surrogate draftee.
The principal owner in the Big Payback & High Society Leagues is permitted to bring one co-manager to the draft.There is no additional fee to bring a co-manager for this year’s draft. The co-manager, however, is required to fill out and sign the form to show that they accept all rules and regulations associated with the FFPC upon submitting the Official Participant Application. Friends may form a team and split the entry fees, so long as they make their own arrangement with regard to payouts.
There will be one 20 minute break after round 10. Please be prompt as the draft could begin if you are not back in a timely fashion.
The FFPC season begins on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 and ends on Monday, December 23rd, 2019, 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 Big Payback and High Society drafts WILL count towards Week 1 point scoring in the FFPC regular season.
For Players – By Players, LLC uses its league management service to handle scheduling, blind bidding, transactions, win-loss records, etc. For Players – By Players, LLC used game statistics provided by SportRadar data feed which will be our basis for scoring. Elias Sports Bureau will often have minor scoring changes during the season. FFPC will automatically have the league management software make stat changes as they occur. For Players – By Players, LLC will act as the commissioner of the overall event and will have final say over all decisions related and regarding the FFPC leagues. Entrants warrant that they are familiar with the workings of both Elias Sports Bureau and XML Team Solutions, and agree not to hold For Players – By Players, LLC liable for any errors caused by, or potential failures of either Elias Sports Bureau or SportRadar.
In the event of a server failure or other technical issues, the last lineup that was submitted will be the official lineup for the week. For Players – By Players, Inc. RECOMMENDS THAT PARTICIPANTS MAKE ANY OF THEIR LINEUP CHANGES AS SOON AS LINEUP SUBMISSION IS AVAILABLE EACH WEEK. In cases of extreme emergency, line up changes maybe submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words LINEUP CHANGE in the subject line, or called into 1-888-898-FFPC, as long as these changes are received prior to the weekly deadline for making such changes. The following must be provided for a valid email or phone transaction: League number & team name, login name and password, name of player(s) to be placed in the starting lineup, name of player(s) to be removed from the starting lineup.
If you feel there is a scoring error, please email email@example.com with the words STAT APPEAL in the subject line.Kindly detail the issue and we will look into it. We are using Elias Sports Bureau to automatically correct any statistical errors, so an appeal is not needed for an error which would be corrected by Elias. All scoring for the prior week will go FINAL by 6:00 PM EST on the Friday following that particular week, and at that time all contestants waive their right to any further appeals. It will be the sole discretion of For Players – By Players, LLC to make any changes not noted by Elias Sports Bureau.
Winners will be notified by email or regular mail within 10 days after the final league and overall results are posted on the FFPC web site. All award money will be paid in U.S. dollars and will be mailed out no later than January 20th, 2020 to all participants that have provided their tax reporting information. All taxes associated with the receipt of any award are the sole responsibility of the winner. For Players – By Players, LLC will pay 100% of all FFPC awards directly to each winning principal participant unless a prize split is requested by the principal participant, as described directly below. For Players – By Players, LLC is not responsible for, or bound by, any agreement between the principal participant and any co-managers or group. For Players – By Players, LLC reserves the right to substitute any non-cash award by cash or by an award of equal or greater value.
Prize splitting amongst principal participant and their co-managers is now available. The principal participant will always remain the sole legal prize winner and MUST authorize payment to his co-manager in writing. The principal participant will fill out and sign the authorization form indicating the name & address of his co-manager and the amount he should receive. Both the principal participant and the co-manager will each fill out a W-9. Once these documents are received and approved by the For Players – By Players, LLC, the prize monies will be released to both parties. At year’s end, both the principal participant and the co-manager will each receive IRS Form-1099 for their prize awards.
Limitations to prize splitting: prize splitting is limited to TWO persons only: the principal participant and the co-manager. Under no circumstance will For Players – By Players LLC. will issue payment to anyone other than these two persons. Only total prize awards of $2,000 or greater will be eligible for prize splitting. This may can be a combination of any CASH prizes won in any FFPC tournament, league or contest. FFPC Dollars or any non-cash prizes are not applicable for prize splitting. Each share of prize split awards must be a minimum of $600. For Players – By Players LLC. may, at its own discretion, refuse to accept any prize splitting request and process the entire award to the principal participant. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions regarding the prize splitting process.
If your gross prize winnings exceed $600.00, the Fantasy Football Players Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. At that point, we may request your social security number (this will be kept strictly private unless required to be disclosed as a matter of law) to file your prize winnings with the IRS. This Form contains the amount paid to the award principal participant and/or the co-manager, in cases where the prize split has been processed. Award winners will receive a copy of the Form for tax purposes and are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize. Please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. If you do not fill out this form and return it to us, you may not get your prize by our listed payout date of January 20th, 2020.
Please refer to Terms & Conditions for eligibility, prohibited players and other game rules.