FFPC $10,000 Super Bracket Tournament – Rules
Draft Online or Live in Las Vegas. Limited to 96 teams. $750 entry fee. $10,000 grand prize. Unique tournament-style bracket playoff format.
The FFPC Super Bracket Tournament is a unique contest that combines the traditional H2H regular season with the excitement of a single-game elimination, tournament-style bracket in the playoffs. Drafts will be conducted Online and Live, in-person at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. This is a limited seat tournament with only 96 teams participating. The Super Bracket grand prize is $10,000 with over $60,000 in total guaranteed prizes.
Super Bracket Tournament League Details
|Duration:||Regular Season Weeks 1-11. Championship Bracket Weeks 12-16|
|Entry Fee:||$750 (+$50 live events fee, +$50 live co-manager fee, if applicable)|
|Contest Capacity:||Maximum of 96 entries|
|Prizes:||All prizes guaranteed regardless of final entries|
|Draft Positions:||Drawn at random & emailed to league, when league is full|
|Draft Type & Length:||Online live drafts and Live, in-person drafts in Las Vegas|
|20 round serpentine (snake) draft|
|Number of teams:||12|
|Format (Regular Season):||Weeks 1-11|
|Top 4 teams of each league advance to the Championship Bracket|
|Standings will be decided as such:
Seed 1) Team with Best Regular Season Record
Seed 2) Team with Highest Point Total
Seed 3) The remaining team with the best Regular Season record
Seed 4) The remaining team with the Highest Point Total
|Championship Bracket:||Weeks 12-16|
|The four (4) qualifying teams from each league will be placed in the Championship Bracket for a total of 32 teams. All 32 teams will be seeded 1 through 32 based on their league seeding and total points scored|
|Tournament-style Bracket, H2H, weekly elimination format until a single team is named champion at the conclusion of week 16|
|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)|
1. Monday, September 2nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern
2. Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern
3. Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern
4. Thursday September 5th, 2019 at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern
5. Thursday September 5th, 2019 at 12:30 pm Pacific / 3:30pm Eastern
Live, In-Person Drafts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas NV:
6. Thursday September 5th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, at 9:00 am Pacific
7. Thursday September 5th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, at 12:30 pm Pacific
8. Thursday September 5th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, at 12:30 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 Super Bracket Tournament will consist of eight 12-team leagues for a total of 96 teams in the tournament. Drafts will be held online as well as live, in-person at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Five online and three live, in-person draft times are scheduled (see schedule above) but are subject to change if needed. The following rules cover the Super Bracket Tournament.
Entry fee for the Super Bracket Tournament Online Draft is $750. Entry fee for the live, in-person drafts is $800, which includes a $50 live events fee per team. There is also an additional $50 co-manager fee (if applicable) for those drafting live in Vegas. There is no mandatory hotel stay. Lunch or breakfast and refreshments will be served to all participants during the live draft free of charge. A cash bar may be made available serving alcoholic beverages. Entry covers cost for teams with single primary owners or for those who bring a single co-manager to the live draft. No refunds will be issued after draft slots are drawn and/or the draft taking place. Once the event is full at 96 teams, no further registrations will be accepted.
Entrants may complete the Online Entry Form for the Super Bracket Tournament and agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the FFPC. Payment can be made via the FFPC’s secure online registration using credit cards or player’s account balance. 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 Super Bracket league.
League Structure, Rules and Prizes
The FFPC Super Bracket Tournament will be comprised of 96 teams (8 leagues) and will not be expanded. Each league consisting of 12 teams/participants/managers.
There are two distinct parts of the Super Bracket Tournament season:
- Part 1 – Regular season Weeks 1-11
- Part 2 – Head-to-head match-up, single week elimination bracket Weeks 12-16
The Super Bracket Tournament individual league structure will be as follows; the regular season will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 11. The 4 top seeded teams at the end of the regular season in each league will each be awarded a regular season prize and earn an automatic berth to the Championship bracket in NFL Weeks 14, 15 & 16. There are no league playoffs in this format.
Super Bracket Tournament drafts will be held on Monday thru Thursday September 2-5th, 2019 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and Online.
All drafts will last for 20 rounds, with each team selecting one player per round. Drafts 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 in the live, in-person draft will have one minute (60 seconds) to make a player selection in each round (Online drafts will have a 90 second time limit per pick). The team manager will be notified at 45 seconds and at 60 seconds for the live drafts. 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 at the live, in-person draft 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. If a starting lineup is not submitted for Week 1, the FFPC Commissioners will submit one at their discretion. All teams will begin Week 1 with a starting lineup based on their drafted roster. 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 .
FFPC Super Bracket Tournament Prizes (in US dollars):
|Regular Season League Prizes (Weeks 1-11)|
|Championship Bracket (Weeks 12-16)|
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 FFPC 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 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 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
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]
return, missed FG return, blocked punt return)***
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 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.
Super Bracket Tournament 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 Super Bracket Tournament. 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 are now 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.
The deadline for bid submission for both Wednesday and Friday is 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 11. There will be no free agent pickups for ANY team in the Super Bracket Tournament after Week 11.
Bids will be allowed to be entered from Tuesday at 9:00 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 & 11 free agent bidding process 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 free agent bidding process 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 (Week 11 only).
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 the league management pages are 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 Super Bracket Tournament League and Playoff Structure:
There are two distinct parts of the Super Bracket Tournament season:
- Part 1 – Regular season Weeks 1-11
- Part 2 – Head-to-head match-up, single week elimination bracket Weeks 12-16
The 11-week regular season will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 11. Over the course of the regular season, each of the 12 teams in each FFPC league will play each other in a Head to Head match up, resulting in a Win, Loss or Tie. This will constitute the Win/Loss record for each team. All references to “points”, “total points” or “points total” implies starting lineup points. All references to “record” refer to a team’s regular season’s head to head record.
At the conclusion of Week 11, four (4) teams from each league will be awarded the regular season prize and each will earn an automatic berth to the Championship Bracket in Weeks 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. The Super Bracket season is concluded for all teams which do not qualify for the Championship Super Bracket.
These four teams will be:
Seed 1) the team with the best regular season record
Seed 2) the remaining team with the highest point total during the regular season
Seed 3) the remaining team with the best regular season record
Seed 4) the remaining team with the highest point total during the regular season
These teams will be assigned as Seed 1, Seed 2, Seed 3 and Seed 4 and be placed in the Championship Super Bracket.
If there is a tie between two or more teams for best win/loss record or total regular season points at the conclusion of the regular season, the following tiebreakers will be used in order from 1 to 4 to determine Championship Super Bracket participants:
1. Total points during the regular season
2. Head-to-head win/loss record
3. Total starting QB points weeks 1 through week 11
4. Coin toss
Championship Super Bracket
The four (4) qualifying teams from each league will be placed in the Championship Bracket for a total of 32 teams. All 32 teams will be seeded #1 through #32 based on their league seeding and total points.
All League #1 Seeds will first be seeded #1 through #8 in the Championship Bracket according to total points scored in Weeks 1-11.
All League #2 Seeds will first be seeded #9 through #16 in the Championship Bracket according to total points scored in Weeks 1-11.
All League #3 Seeds will first be seeded #17 through #24 in the Championship Bracket according to total points scored in Weeks 1-11.
All League #4 Seeds will first be seeded #25 through #32 in the Championship Bracket according to total points scored in Weeks 1-11.
Starting in Week 12, the Super Bracket Championship Bracket will begin a tournament style, head-to-head, single elimination format. Week 12 matchups will be as follows:
#1 Seed vs. #32 Seed
#2 Seed vs. #31 Seed
#3 Seed vs. #30 Seed
#4 Seed vs. #29 Seed
#5 Seed vs. #28 Seed
#6 Seed vs. #27 Seed
#7 Seed vs. #26 Seed
#8 Seed vs. #25 Seed
#9 Seed vs. #24 Seed
#10 Seed vs. #23 Seed
#11 Seed vs. #22 Seed
#12 Seed vs. #21 Seed
#13 Seed vs. #20 Seed
#14 Seed vs. #19 Seed
#15 Seed vs. #18 Seed
#16 Seed vs. #17 Seed
The winning 16 teams will then be matched up against their Week 13 opponents according to the bracket. After Week 13, the winning 8 teams will be matched up against their Week 14 opponents according to the bracket. After Week 14, the winning 4 teams will be matched up against their Week 15 opponents according to the bracket. After Week 15, the winning 2 teams will play in the Super Bracket Championship in Week 16.
If there is a tie between teams in the Championship Bracket games during Weeks 12-15, the following tiebreakers will be used in order from 1 to 5 to determine winners:
1. Total points during the regular season
2. Head-to-head in the regular season
3. Regular season win/loss record (weeks 1-11)
4. Starting QB points in Championship Bracket game
5. Coin toss
If there is a tie between the two teams in the Championship Game during Week 16, the 1st and 2nd place prize money will be combined and evenly divided between the two tied teams. So as an example, if two teams tie for 1st and 2nd with the prize awards being $10,000 and $2,500, they will receive $6,250 each.
Prize Structure & Distribution:
The FFPC Super Bracket Tournament prize structure is based on 96 teams and is fully guaranteed, as set forth in the Prize section.
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 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 FFPC 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 adviser 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.
The FFPC Super Bracket Tournament drafts are scheduled to be held Online as well as at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas on Monday thru Thursday, September 2-5th, 2019. 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.
At its sole discretion, For Players – By Players, LLC reserves the right to terminate Super Bracket Tournament 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 Super Bracket Tournament, all entry fees would be returned to the entrants.
For Players – By Players, LLC may also cancel FFPC in its entirety for any reason prior to September 2nd, 2019. In this unlikely event, For Players – By Players, LLC will refund ALL entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation. For Players – By Players, LLC is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of Super Bracket Tournament whether prior to the NFL season or during the season, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.
All FFPC Super Bracket Tournament principal owners are required to attend the draft in person. If a principal owner cannot attend the draft, he can name a surrogate drafter via email or in writing by September 1. 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 Super Bracket Tournament is permitted to bring one co-manager to the draft. There is no additional fee for a co-manager. The co-manager is also 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 or at the live draft. 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 a 20 minute break after round 10 for the Live, in-person drafts (no break for Online drafts). Please be prompt as the draft could begin if you are not back in a timely fashion.
The Super Bracket Tournament 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 the Super Bracket Tournament structure accordingly. Any regular season NFL games that take place prior to the Super Bracket Tournament drafts WILL count towards Week 1 point scoring in the contest’s 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.
All Super Bracket Tournament leagues will have a Week 1 schedule as follows: Team 1 vs. team 2; team 3 vs. team 4; team 5 vs. team 6; team 7 vs. team 8; team 9 vs. team 10; team 11 vs. team 12.
For Players – By Players, LLC uses its league management service to handle scheduling, blind bidding, transactions, win-loss records, etc. FFPC uses 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 Fantasy Football Players Championship. Entrants warrant that they are familiar with the workings of Elias Sports Bureau and SportRadar, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. For Players – By Players, LLC will use their best judgment to make a fair decision.
Draft Order/Slots Announcement/League Assignments:
Draft slots will be selected and announced once all entries are closed. The draft order selection of each team will be overseen by an officer of For Players – By Players, LLC, with an official witness. For Players – By Players, LLC will notify players of their draft positions by email as well as post them on the FFPC message board and web site. We do not permit trading of draft positions. All league assignments will be made once all entries are closed in late August or early September. The draft slot and league assignment of each Super Bracket Tournament will be conducted in a random fashion and overseen by an officer of For Players – By Players, LLC, with an official witness. For Players – By Players, LLC will notify players of their league assignment by email as well as post them on the FFPC message board and web site.
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 20 rounds have been completed. This will result in a 20 player roster. Most drafts last approximately 2.5 hours, however, participants should allow for 3 hours or more.
IMPORTANT: The draft room software will require each team to draft a starting lineup of 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-FLEX, 1-K, 1-D/ST. As an example, if you do not have a Kicker in the final round of the draft, the software will not allow you to draft another position and you will be required to draft a Kicker.
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. Even if you have high speed internet and have never had a connection issue, we highly recommend that you write the number down near your computer. If a participant has an issue or gets disconnected for a few minutes, please call the commissioner. For Players-By Players, Inc. will absolutely 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 placing its draft on computerized auto-pick.
Online 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.
Online Co-Management during the Draft:
The primary participant is responsible for his draft. If the primary participant chooses to allow his co-managers to be logged in during the draft, they will both have equal ability to select players. This means that if a co-manager selects a player before the principal participant, his/her selection is the one taken.
Online Time Limit:
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 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: The Team Roster: Each team’s roster is limited to 20 players. IT IS THE PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY THAT HIS/HER TEAM ROSTER IS CORRECT BEFORE LEAVING THE DRAFT, AND AFTER IT IS UPLOADED TO THE LEAGUE MANAGEMENT WEBSITE. It is the participant’s responsibility to report any errors to FFPC within 24 hours of the roster being uploaded to the league management website.
Week 1 Lineups
The FFPC suggests that each team set their Week 1 lineup as soon as lineup submission is available. However, teams will be allowed to modify their Week 1 lineup based on normal lineup submission.
All Victory Points Cash League teams must have a starting lineup for Week 1. If a lineup is not submitted prior to the start of Week 1 games, the FFPC VP Commissioner will submit a lineup based strictly on draft order. VP Commissioner may submit these missing lineups retroactively, after the start or the completion of Week 1 games.
Please refer to Terms & Conditions for eligibility, prohibited players and other game rules.