Come strong, or don’t come at all!

What is the Bare Knuckle Challenge? It is an individual league, to be drafted Live on Thursday night, immediately after opening game. The format is FFPC’s Best Ball: all basic BB rules apply – 28 round draft, optimized starting lineup, no waivers, etc.

Entry Fee

Best Ball

Bare Knuckle

Draft slots drawn 5 minutes prior to draft

No cheatsheets, laptops, notes, etc.

Draft Type & Length

Live in Las Vegas

28 round snake draft with 60 second timer

Bare Knuckle Challenge League Details

Duration:17 week season
Entry Fee:$1,000 (+$75 live events fee, + $75 live co-manager fee, if applicable)
Prizes:Scroll down for details
Draft Positions:Drawn at random 5 minutes before the draft
Draft Type & Length:Live, in-person in Las Vegas
28 round serpentine (snake) draft
30 Second Draft Clock
Number of Teams:12
Bare Knuckles:See Below for the unique rules that make this challenge so special
Format (Full Season):Weeks 1-17, no playoffs
No H2H matchups, total points only
No need to set lineups, no waivers or free agency
“Set it and Forget it”. Your drafted team is your roster for the season
Optimized scoring lineups are automatically started every week
League Winner:
Team with the most accumulated points at the end of Week 17 is League Champion
Free Agency:None
Weekly Team Management:None
Trades:No trading allowed
Scoring System:FFPC Scoring rules will be in effect (scroll down for scoring details)
Roster Requirement:Twenty eight (28) 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)

*The NFL approved an 18 week regular season in 2021, with each team playing 17 regular season games. Bare Knuckle Challenge rules have been adjusted accordingly.