Draft Pilot Launched – Important Custom Rankings Update

Drafting Like Never Before

Read Below: Important Update To Your Custom Rankings

We are super excited to announce the launch of a brand new feature that will completely revolutionize the way you draft, and it's exclusively available at the FFPC. Draft Pilot is an intelligent auto-drafting tool which allows you to create rules to tell Draft Pilot how to auto-draft players if you can't (or do not wish to) make the picks yourself.

Draft Pilot is intended to be used by:

  • Players who want better auto-draft protection in case they get disconnected from a draft
  • High-volume players who want to offload some of the picks, or entire drafts to Draft Pilot.

Two important notes to keep in mind before using Draft Pilot:

  1. Whether you intend to use the Draft Pilot or not, if you have custom rankings saved on your FFPC league pages and wish to continue using them, you MUST IMPORT these rankings within the Draft Pilot platform. If you do not do this, your custom rankings will no longer appear in the draft room and the auto-draft software will use current ADP instead. Please be sure to upload your customer rankings to the Draft Pilot so that they will continue to be used as before.
  2. Draft Pilot follows your instructions very literally. It doesn’t try to fill out your starting lineup before drafting backups unless you specifically tell it to do so. Be sure to be as specific with your draft rules as you can for maximum benefit.

You can create multiple draft strategies for various FFPC formats like Best Ball, Best Ball Slim, Superflex, Main Event, Classic, Dynasty, and more. Each strategy can contain detailed rules for:

  • Round by Round drafting of specific positions
  • Maximum players to draft at each position
  • Bye week strategies
  • Handcuffing specific players
  • Target drafting of specific players in specific rounds

Lastly, Draft Pilot is an optional tool. You are NOT required to use it. Even if you do not have any Draft Pilot strategies or rules set up and you happen to miss a pick or two in a draft for any reason, FFPC default auto-draft logic will make the picks for you based on either your custom rankings--if you have them--or on ADP if you do not.

Draft at 1 This Afternoon

Play a little hooky from work (or just draft at work!) and get involved with the 2021 FPC today! This is the best year to do it because for the first time in the Footballguys Players Championship'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 open for registration, 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
  • EARLY BIRD DEAL FOR YOU: When you register by June 30th and draft by July 15th, you'll receive a free FFPC $35 team credit.
  • Click here for the full details on the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship Early Bird Promotion
Check out the weekend drafts for the 2021 FPC below:
Footballguys #31469 11 of 12$350Starts When Full6 hrs
Footballguys #31415
8 of 12
Starts When Full
2 hrs
Footballguys #2737712 of 12$350TODAY 1:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2737812 of 12$350TODAY 4:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2731811 of 12$350TONIGHT 7:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2725512 of 12$350TONIGHT 8:30p E60 sec
Footballguys #3070111 of 12$350TONIGHT 10:00p E 60 sec
Footballguys #2715412 of 12$350TONIGHT 11:55p E60 sec
Footballguys #2737912 of 12$350Tomorrow 1:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2738012 of 12$350Tomorrow 4:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2731912 of 12$350Tomorrow 7:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2725612 of 12$350Tomorrow 8:30p E60 sec
Footballguys #3070211 of 12$350Tomorrow 10:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2715512 of 12$350Tomorrow 11:55p E60 sec
Footballguys #2738112 of 12$350Sunday 1:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2738212 of 12$350Sunday 4:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2732012 of 12$350Sunday 7:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2725712 of 12$350Sunday 8:30p E60 sec
Footballguys #3070312 of 12$350Sunday 10:00p E60 sec
Footballguys #2715612 of 12$350Sunday 11:55p E60 sec

Join the Footballguys Players Championship Here

Your $100K Best Ball Reward

The first ever FFPC Best Ball Tournament has drafts going off daily! This tournament will follow 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 freshest schedule we have for the Best Ball Tournament:
Best Ball Tourney #31185
12 of 12
Starts When Full
30 sec
Best Ball Tourney #3146012 of 12$125$550,000Starts When Full2 hrsBBS 18
Best Ball Tourney #31463
4 of 12
Starts When Full
6 hrs
Best Ball Tourney #313509 of 12$125$550,000TONIGHT 10p E60 secBBS 18
Best Ball Tourney #3135111 of 12$125$550,000Tomorrow 10p E 60 secBBS 18
Best Ball Tourney #31433 12 of 12$125$550,000Sunday 9p E60 secBBS 18

Don't delay, players--sign up today at the link below!

Register For the FFPC Best Ball Tournament Here

Dynasties Still Starting Up For You

Build your team any way you want it on your terms, through trades, the maiden draft and more! Remember, players, in addition to our dynasty superflex and dynasty best ball formats, we launched the RotoViz Triflex dynasty leagues this month, too. You can register for everything you want here, and all the openings we have this week are listed below:

$250 SFX #20310 of 12$250$100$2,250Tomorrow 10:00a E8 hrsBB
$750 SFX #5311 of 12$750$350$7,650Tomorrow 11:00a E8 hrsBB
$750 #547 of 12$750$350$7,650Tomorrow 11:00a E8 hrsBB
$750 SFX #5111 of 12$750$350$7,650Tomorrow 11:00a E8 hrsStd
$1250 SFX #26

RotoViz 3FX SFX
7 of 12




Tomorrow 11:30a E

8 hrs


$77 #4209 of 12$154$0$600Tomorrow 9:00a E8 hrsBB
$77 #41910 of 12$154$0$600Tomorrow 9:00a E8 hrsStd
$250 #233 11 of 12$250$100$2,250Tomorrow 10:00a E 8 hrsBB
$500 #769 of 12$500$250$4,800Tomorrow 10:30a E8 hrsBB
$1250 #3110 of 12$1,250$625$13,250Tomorrow 11:30a E8 hrsStd

Register For 2021 FFPC Dynasty Start-Ups Here

Multiple Formats Available

No matter if you have a couple hours to kill, or you want to embark on a "fast" slow draft with a two-hour timer or a longer slow draft with a six-hour timer, we've got you covered right now, players! With formats including Slim, Superflex, Terminator and more, if you haven't jumped in the Best Ball party yet (especially the $5 Cinco de Best Ball), now's the time! Join in the fun now with Redraft Best Ball slow draft leagues at entry fees of $5, $35, $77 and $250 open for entry. And don't forget that the 2021 rookie class is included in the draft pool as well.

Slow drafts are filling and launching as soon as they are full (and we have live drafts scheduled each night, too), so you can be drafting in minutes. Drafts with two-hour and six-hour clocks are available. And be sure to download the FFPC iOS and Android apps for a more streamlined draft experience. The links are below:

Download the FFPC iOS App Here

Download the FFPC Android App Here

Drafts are already well underway, (and so is summer), so jump in now and draft an FFPC Best Ball team today!

Kappes on HSFF Hour Tonight

Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott pal around with multiple FFPC league champion Derek Kappes as they take a look at the way he has been building his teams in the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship. Plus the guys get into a few players that are making waves in FFPC Dynasty Leagues, 2021 FFPC Best Ball Leagues, 2021 FFPC Best Ball Slim Leagues and 2021 FFPC Sit & Gos and who will make or break rosters in the 2021 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event. The three guys break down the freshest high stakes ADP as well as some strategy in the first-ever 2021 FFPC Best Ball Tournament. As always, your calls, tweets, emails and more all get answered on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the next episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. You can also access full on-demand streaming available for listening anytime via a variety of apps including the HSFF Hour website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, 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.

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 ramping up for the 2020 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Have a great weekend of drafting, players! Don't forget to get your free $35 FFPC credit when you register for the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship before the Early Bird promo expires.

And, of course, get some squads loaded up in our Best Ball Tournament to take a crack at $100,000! Enjoy the new Draft Pilot, everyone, and I'll see you in the chat room tonight!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship