'21 Champs Go Bills Atop Main Event Again

Go Bills Leading Main Event

Massive Week 15 222.7 Score Has Defending Champs in Front

Believe it or not, but the 2021 $500,000 winners are two weeks away from winning the 2022 FFPC Main Event as well. The Go Bills franchise owners Dom Baranyi, Sean Stutzman and Nick Costantino managed to get into first place after the first week of the Championship Round thanks to a huge 222.7 score. They now lead Norm Behrens' Bigger Boat squad by 7.31 points.

Led by Patrick Mahomes' 36.1, Zay Jones' 34.9, Jerick McKinnon's 34.2, Travis Kelce's 25.5 and Rhamondre Stevenson's 24.8, Go Bills is two weeks away from a second consecutive massive grand prize. Behind Behrens in third place is ZMLJ, which is run by Brian Burkheiser with Kevin Tone's ForkinGarbage in fourth. Rounding out the top five after one week in the Championship Round is Jason Gomberg's Gaalberg entry, which is fewer than 20 points off the pace.

Here's the top 20 teams in the Main Event heading into this weekend:

  1. Marv Levy 6 notoriousDAB 372
  2. Bigger Boat theNorm 364.69
  3. ZMLJ Brisenburg 360.45
  4. ForkinGarbage1 Ktone13 354.91
  5. Gaalberg2 jayhawk1323 353.79
  6. Wadesworld! Mark Todd 352.98
  7. Shake the Monster JamesDug 346.83
  8. MBERM3 mtb821 345.65
  9. Cocktails & Dreams Chadsch23 345.18
  10. HATFRY II HATFRY 344.22
  11. Umami 2 MEwingchow 344.05
  12. River Bandits BillyM. 343.38
  13. TenaciousJosh TenaciousAF 343.33
  14. Highly Questionable Roaming Knights 341.76
  15. PorkEaters2 ChristopherPri 341.56
  16. Geckos Albert Chapman 341.33
  17. Rake Rake 339.19
  18. B1G jared.eisenlohr 339.12
  19. Mookie CJH 339.11

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Sechrist's 238.45 Gets Him To FPC Lead

Spike weeks are always needed to take down a national contest, and Ryan Sechrist got one in Week 15 of the 2022 Footballguys Players Championship. In part because of Jalen Hurts (39.85), McKinnon, Justin Jefferson (30.3), George Kittle (27.3), A.J. Brown (27.1), Stevenson, David Montgomery (24.1) and Tyreek Hill (21.9), Sechrist's rss is the new FPC leader with two weeks to go.

Kudos to Michael Degirolamo's Dirty Mike & The Boys for being just 8.76 points behind Sechrist in second place overall one week into the Championship Round with I Draft RBS run by Cade Zolkos in third. Ryan Levy has managed his One Last Play all the way up to fourth place as well with Adam Ramsay's Butters entry ascending into fifth place, only off the overall lead by just under 28 points.

For a look at the top 40 teams in the FPC, check out the list below:

  1. rss2 Sechristryan 384.48
  2. Dirty Mike & The Boys xMDGx 375.72
  3. I Draft RBS Favorable02 363.27
  4. One Last Play Rlevy1991 359.21
  5. Butters FBG 2 FantasyActuary 357.98
  6. Code Brown DCFC 354.85
  7. Left Shark The Tickler 352.7
  8. PEEWEESHORTYSMALLS Elmer Fudd 351.41
  9. Final Draft ProlificAuthorz 350.22
  10. Tomchiefs 11 tomchief 350.15
  11. Team Alpaca KyleLeith 350.13
  12. Skunk Weed SUDZ 349.37
  13. Dr WHOa BillyGoat 348.92
  14. Last Ditch Effort 2 Keifling 348.78
  15. Cos' FBG 1 Kingcos88 345.55
  16. JMA 33 PAE33 344.84
  17. AlaGeorgio TheGreenLab 344.73
  18. Antar I Richardcranium 344.71
  19. Xadam3 Xadam 344.53
  20. Twinning 1 bquerbes 344.28
  21. Team Lombard droti4313 343.77
  22. TCP John Rozek 343.58
  23. dandrews66 dandrews66 343.56
  24. Cristiano Ronaldo ZP100 343.43
  25. try harder bigbabyyj 342.17
  26. LC Lions kjn840 340.8
  27. Hartland Boys 5 Shawn Coots 340.47
  28. TPS1210 TedLasso 340.37
  29. My Sunday Ticket abags15 340.11
  30. Harry Dunne BleedUtilization 339.85
  31. Mir3 amc11 339.05
  32. Mongooses X Mongooses 338.76
  33. Get Busy Livin ChrisLej 338.69
  34. Recognizzle Lairee8 338.58
  35. Tres Frijoles FishCasting 338.55
  36. Medallion Hunter II ChrisHarx 337.98
  37. Vecna Tejas.B 337.97
  38. Fairways & Greens FPC* IV Mcdavid97 337.35
  39. FLEG txben21 337.29
  40. Air Raid 9.5 jared.eisenlohr 336.9

Fossum in 1st in Terminator After 15 Weeks

The 2022 FFPC Terminator Tournament has nearly reached its end with Shelly Fossum's Naked Boot Legs beating out the other 383 teams at the moment with big-time Week 15 performances from Hurts, Zay Jones, McKinnon, Kelce, Aaron Jones' 21.6 and Jaylen Waddle's 20.4 leading her to a 209.45 weekend tally. Rob Vieyra and VSBM--run by Biplab Mandal--are in second and third, respectively, fewer than 10 points out of the lead.

Check out the top 10 teams in this contest at the list below:

  1. Naked Boot Legs T5 NBLSF 372.3
  2. Term1 RV16 367.31
  3. VSBM (B-3) Bipcoin 363.43
  4. Term2 RV16 363.01
  5. Zipper Fairies abw123 353.81
  6. Old Phyllis magglio3 344.25
  7. Fatboyz Terminated JT300 343.59
  8. Crimson and Clover 3 NelsV 342.46
  9. Cocktails & Dreams Chadsch23 340.59
  10. Kluneberg abw123 339.55

900 Players Will Cash in the Challenge

Out of this year's Championship Round? Not to worry! Registrations are live for the 2022-23 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge. Don't forget that you'll be able to apply your regular season winnings in your account right now to the Playoff Challenge as well.

The Challenge will have 12 starting roster spots rather than the 10 starting roster spots in a typical FFPC starting lineup. The two added starting roster spots will both be FLEX spots (Flex can be RB, WR or TE). With fourteen total playoff teams and 12 starting roster spots, each entrant will need to fade two teams, which has always been the case for the FFPC Playoff Challenge.

The main details of the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 7,800 entries.
  • $500,000 Grand Prize
  • $1,400,250 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 900th place
  • Contest runs from the start of the NFL playoffs through the Super Bowl.
  • Each team consists of 12 players in an FFPC starting roster format (plus two additional flexes).
  • Each team chooses from 14 playoff teams but only ONE per team.
  • All rosters will be locked by kickoff of the first NFL playoff game Saturday, January 14th.
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later.
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure on the contest page linked right here.

Register For the World Famous Playoff Challenge Now

Get Your FBG Challenge Teams Now

The FFPC and Footballguys.com have banded together once again this year to bring back the 2022-23 Footballguys Playoff Challenge with a $100,000 grand prize and deep payouts. Plus all the excitement and perfect simplicity of the original playoff challenge format: no draft, no salary cap, no convoluted rules. Just pick 12 players and let ’em ride to the Pro Football Championship. All of that goodness but now with just a $35 entry fee!

The main details of the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $35 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 16,000 entries.
  • $100,000 Grand Prize
  • $476,250 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 2,000th place
  • Contest runs from the start of the NFL playoffs through the Super Bowl.
  • Each team consists of 12 players in an FPC starting roster format (plus two additional flexes).
  • Each team chooses from 14 playoff teams but only ONE per team.
  • All rosters will be locked by kickoff of the first NFL playoff game Saturday, January 14th.
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later.
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure on the contest page linked right here.

Register For the Footballguys Playoff Challenge Now

How To Claim Your Prize

Congrats once again to all regular season winners! Regular season prizes in all leagues have been distributed, and here is what you need to do to get your cash:

  • If you qualified for a cash prize in any league/event, it is now in your FFPC account. No further action is required on your part.
  • If you qualified for a prize with a choice of either cash or entry into one of next year's FFPC events, a Prize Selection window will appear on your MyTeams page. You can make your selection immediately or delay your decision to a later time. Once your selection is made, your prize will be placed into your FFPC account.


  • You are now able to submit your withdrawal request.
  • All prize distribution by the FFPC is processed via check by mail or ACH transfer ONLY.
  • Any cash withdrawal of $600 or more will require a W-9 to be filled out and will generate an IRS Form-1099 for the 2021 year.
  • Please fill out your online W-9 when requesting the cash during the online withdrawal process.
  • Any funds left in your FFPC account can be used for next year's registration. Only funds that are requested for withdrawal are subject to filling a W-9 form.
  • Prizes can be used for the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge


  • The FFPC offers prize splitting between owners and co-managers for a cash prize total of $2,000 or more.
  • The primary owner will always remain the sole legal prize winner and MUST authorize payment to his co-manager by writing/email. The primary owner may be required to fill out and sign an authorization form indicating the name & address of his co-manager and the amount he should receive. Both the primary owner and the co-manager will each fill out a W-9. Once these documents are received and approved by the FFPC, prizes will be released to both parties. At year’s end, both the primary owner and the co-manager will each receive IRS Form-1099 for their prize awards.
  • Please email Chris Lambert at chris@myffpc.com so she can help you initiate the prize-splitting process.

Deadline Moved To Saturday at 1pm

As a special note in this week's FFPC Weekly Challenge, players, because of the majority of the games going on Saturday this weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday players will all be eligible for the Challenge in Week 16, making the deadline to enter Saturday at 1pm ET. Get in now, and don't miss out!

As a reminder, there's no draft or salary cap: Just choose 10 or 12 players by Saturday's kickoff and watch them ride all the way through the weekend's games. But remember, you can only pick ONE player per NFL team!

And if you want to get your 2023 fantasy season off to a great start, then play the $200 FFPC Weekly Challenge (10 teams) in both classic and/or slim versions. These are 'winner-take-all' 10-team contests with the winner receiving a 2023 FFPC Main Event credit!

The cost is $35 or $200 to enter in these 30- and 100-team contests. Play the classic format with kickers and defenses or the slim format that does not have them. You may enter up to three times in each 30-team contest or five times in each 100-team contest. Here's what's available this week:

Weekly Challenge #4940427 of 30$35$91012SATURDAY 1pm ET
Weekly Challenge Slim #49401 13 of 30$35$91010SATURDAY 1pm ET
Weekly Challenge Slim #4940271 of 100$35$3,03510SATURDAY 1pm ET
Weekly Challenge Slim #49403 4 of 10$200$2,00010SATURDAY 1pm ET

Waivers Remain on Sunday Morning

As a reminder, players, despite the majority of the NFL games being played on Saturday this week, we will NOT be moving the FAAB deadline to Saturday morning. Please address your free agency concerns for Saturday's games during tonight's waiver wire run with a 10pm ET deadline.

Show Off Your League Titles!

The Home of Season-Long Fantasy Football is now wearable thanks to The FFPC Store! Check out the league champion shirts we have along with some of the other cool T-shirts and other items that make great stocking stuffers for your friends and family that play FFPC (or just pick up a few things for yourself as well.) Click the link below, and get the gear you've been waiting for!

Shop the FFPC Store Here

Zachary Krueger on the HSFF Show

Check out The High Stakes Fantasy Football Show on the Bettor Sports Network tonight at 10/9c. Yours truly and a rotating guest host chop it up each and every Wednesday until midnight, taking you through all the issues high stakes players are facing, as well as your first look at the waiver wire results each season.

Tonight, I'm joined by Zachary Krueger from NBC Sports Edge and RotoViz, and while you can watch us live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, I would STRONGLY encourage you to download the app so you can participate in the show and--most importantly--take advantage of all the great giveaways we've offered to viewers so far, including--but not limited to--signed jerseys from both retired and current pro sports superstars.

Download the Bettor Sports Network Apps Below:

iOS Apple Store

Android Google Play Store

Registration Is Now Open For 2023

It may still be December, players, but registration is open for the 2023 FFPC Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship and all high stakes leagues now. So if you want to jump in on next year's chase for life-changing money or if you wanted to kick things up a notch with one of our high stakes leagues, do so right now and reserve your spot for 2023 greatness!

Register For the 2023 FFPC Main Event Here

Register For the 2023 Footballguys Players Championship Here

Register For 2023 FFPC High Stakes Leagues Here

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment's notice, I am including this section of the email every week. While you are checking out all things FFPC for the 2022 season, consider this your guide:

The 2022 Main Event
The 2022 Footballguys Players Championship
The 2022 FFPC Best Ball Tournament
The 2022 Terminator Tournament
The 2022 'Never-Too-Early' Best Ball Tournament
The 2022 Super Bracket Tournament
The 2022 Superflex Best Ball Tournament
The 2022 Superflex Best Ball Tournament 2
The 2022 Superflex Best Ball Tournament 3

The 2021-22 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge
The 2021-22 Footballguys Playoff Challenge
The 2021-22 FFPC Divisional Playoff Challenge
The 2021-22 Footballguys Divisional Playoff Challenge
2022 High Stakes Leagues
2022 Dynasty Leagues
2022 Online Satellite Leagues

(Photo: FanSided)

Merry Christmas From the FFPC!

Get those lineups in early again this week, players! The NFL is giving us 11 games on Saturday, which is also Christmas Eve this year. Enjoy the Christmas Day tripleheader on Sunday as well!

Also, on behalf of Alex, Dave, Chris, Mike and Aidan, I want to wish nothing but the best for each of you this festive season! All of your support for the FFPC continues to be the lifeblood of what we do, and we're so happy that you're a part of it. We can't wait until 2023, and we'll get things started off on the right foot with all of you beginning with the 2022-23 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge!

Thanks for reading, everyone! Don't forget to join the Week 16 FFPC Weekly Challenge now!

See you on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Show on the Bettor Sports Network with RotoViz's Curtis Patrick tonight at 10/9c!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship