2021 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Kicks Off Tonight

2021 PVJ Launches at 8/7c PM

Follow the Pick-by-Pick Action on HSFF Hour & YouTube

Here we go, everyone! Tonight, we kick off the first of six drafts in the 2021 FFPC Pros vs. Joes Challenge! Each of the six league winners will receive a free entry into the 2022 FFPC Main Event, which has a value of $1,900, and it all starts tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.

We will be showcasing the Pros vs Joes Challenge throughout the fantasy community in an effort to bring maximum exposure not just to the FFPC, but to each of the fantasy sites that many of you players follow in your league preparation and management year after year.

The entire high stakes fantasy football community will be watching these drafts live on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour's YouTube channel. In addition, all six of the Pros vs. Joes drafts will be covered LIVE on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast with yours truly and Ferrell Elliott. Tune in to hear the pick-by-pick action plus interviews from the Pros and the Joes live as they draft their squads.

Here is the draft order for tonight's Mike Honcho League #1:

PRO - 1 - Mike Schopp & Adam Krautwurst - Deep End Fantasy Football Podcast
JOE - 2 - Lev Noryan
PRO - 3 - Shane Hallam - Fake Pigskin
JOE - 4 - Michael Reed
PRO - 5 - Sigmund Bloom - Footballguys
JOE - 6 - Michael Guzylak & Joe Scoza
PRO - 7 - Howard Bender - Fantasy Alarm
JOE - 8 - Jay Reid & Scott Connor
PRO - 9 - Billy Muzio - Fantasy Data
JOE - 10 - Jeff Tirabassi
PRO - 11 - Evan Silva - Establish the Run
JOE - 12 - Ryan Lipps

Here is the remaining schedule for the 2021 Pros Vs. Joes Drafts:

  • League #2: Shake and Bake - Monday 9p ET
  • League #3: Sweet Baby Jesus - Tuesday 10p ET
  • League #4: Jacked Up on Mountain Dew - Sunday, July 25th 8p ET
  • League #5: Magic Man - Monday, July 26th 9p ET
  • League #6: Winners Get To Do What They Want - Tuesday, July 27th 10p ET



The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs each and every Friday night at 10/9c, and the next episode can be heard here. You can always hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen to the program live, but access to full on-demand streaming is also available for listening anytime via a variety of apps, streaming services and websites including the HSFF Hour website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn Radio, Spreaker, Deezer, Vurbl, Podchaser, Audioburst, JioSaavn, Gaana, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, PodBean, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Podcast Addict and Anchor on your iPhone or Android device as well.

8 Days Left For Early Draft Slots

We are just over a week away from one of our biggest announcements of the season we have each and every year, players. And here's how you can gain your edge in the chase for a half-million bucks:

Early Draft Slot Announcement:

All teams that are fully paid by Monday, July 26th will be eligible for the Early Draft Slot Announcement and will receive their FFPC Main Event draft positions by Sunday, August 1st.

Also, if you haven't already registered your Main Event teams yet, do so now! Remember that you are getting off $400 off the regular price for each additional team you register after your first one. Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to receive the discounted pricing.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $500,000 grand prize
  • $3.9 Million total prize pool
  • $11,800 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 125th place
  • A hard cap of 3,000 total entries
  • The FFPC is a licensed game operator
  • 77 draft times to choose from
  • 2- & 4-hour slow drafts underway now

2021 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

Remember that we got great news for all FFPC players heading out to Vegas for our live event in September, everyone. Las Vegas is expected to be fully re-opened, and we expect COVID-19 restrictions to be a thing of the past in time for our live events in September. So if you're thinking about coming out this year, think no more and book those flights!

In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.

Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

Group Discount
Without FFPC
Group Discount
Wednesday $79$132-190
Resort Fee

Book FFPC Live Event Stays at Planet Hollywood Here

An All-Day Footballguys Affair

As a reminder, the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship is going strong as we head to the end of July, players, so hop on into a draft or two today! Remember that for the first time in the contest's history, we will be awarding two separate six-figure prizes. Take your shot at the most lucrative grand prize in Footballguys history today, as the winner of the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship will take home a record $500,000 for his or her efforts, and the runner-up will pocket a cool $100,000 as well. The 2021 Footballguys Players Championship is waiting for your teams, players! Here are the details:

  • Drafts ARE UNDERWAY and run through September 11th
  • $3,700,000 prize pool
  • $500,000 grand prize
  • $100,000 runner-up prize
  • Contest will pay down to 850th place
Check out today's drafts for the 2021 FPC below:
Footballguys #32454 12 of 12$350$3,770,000 Starts When Full6 hrs
Footballguys #32412
8 of 12
Starts When Full
2 hrs
Footballguys #274179 of 12$350$3,770,000TODAY 1:00pm ET60 sec
Footballguys #274187 of 12$350$3,770,000TODAY 4:00pm ET60 sec
Footballguys #2736211 of 12$350$3,770,000TONIGHT 7:00pm ET60 sec
Footballguys #2729911 of 12$350$3,770,000TONIGHT 8:30pm ET60 sec
Footballguys #3245712 of 12$350$3,770,000TONIGHT 10:00pm ET 60 sec
Footballguys #2719812 of 12$350$3,770,000TONIGHT 11:55pm ET60 sec

Join the Footballguys Players Championship Here

Your $100K Weekend Closeout

Our inaugural FFPC Best Ball Tournament has drafts going off daily, players! This tournament follows our best ball slim rules (no kickers or defenses) with an 18-round draft, 13-week regular season and single-week elimination playoffs from weeks 14-17 before a champion is crowned at the end of week 17!

Drafts are available daily in a Sit & Go draft format (30-second clock), Slow drafts (2- & 6-hour clock) and scheduled live drafts (60-second clock). Here are some more details on the inaugural tournament:

  • $100,000 Grand Prize
  • $550,000 Total Prize Pool
  • $125 Entry
  • A hard cap of 4,608 teams
Here's the schedule we have today for the Best Ball Tournament:
BB Tourney #31868
12 of 12
Starts When Full
30 sec
BB Tourney #324368 of 12$125$550,000Starts When Full2 hrsBBS 18
BB Tourney #32438
8 of 12
Starts When Full
6 hrs
BB Tourney #323117 of 12$125$550,000TODAY 3p E60 secBBS 18
BB Tourney #3218511 of 12$125$550,000TONIGHT 6p E60 secBBS18
BB Tourney #3219211 of 12$125$550,000TONIGHT 8p E60 secBBS 18
BB Tourney #3219912 of 12$125$550,000TONIGHT 11p E 60 secBBS 18

Register For the FFPC Best Ball Tournament Here

Don't forget about getting your Main Event early draft slots, everyone! Enjoy all your draft today in both the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship and our inaugural Best Ball Tournament, too. I'll see you in the chat room for all the Pros Vs. Joes action tonight!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship