The Footballguys Playoff Challenge is back!

Encore! Encore! The FFPC and have banded together once again, just as we did in 2010 and revolutionized the industry with the Footballguys Players Championship. For the third straight year, we bring you the 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 Super Bowl. All of that goodness but now with just a $35 entry fee!

Grand Prize
Prize Pool
Entry Fee
Roster Lock

Saturday, January 15 at 4:35pm ET

Format / Roster

No draft or salary cap. Just choose any 12 players as per rules below


Contest runs the entire NFL playoffs ending with the Super Bowl

Footballguys Playoff Challenge Details

Duration:The Footballguys Playoff Challenge runs the length of the entire NFL playoff season starting on January 15, 2022
with the Wild Card Weekend games and ending on February 13 with the Super Bowl
Entry Fee:$35 per team
Contest Capacity:Maximum of 15,000 entries
Guaranteed Prizes:$100,000 Grand Prize and $446,250 in total guaranteed prizes paying down to 2,000th place
Scoring:FFPC scoring rules are in effect. Contest runs from the first week of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl. Each week’s score will be added to your team’s total which will accumulate for the duration of the contest. Super Bowl points will count as DOUBLE the points toward each team’s total.
Format:There is no draft. Simply select your roster as described below. This will be your roster for the entire duration of the contest.
Roster Requirement:Each team will consist of twelve (12) NFL players in the following starting roster format: 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 4-Flex, 1-K, 1-D (Flex can be RB, WR or TE)
Roster Lock:All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4:35pm ET. No further roster adjustments will be allowed even for players whose games start at a later time. There is no free agency or any roster adjustments allowed for the duration of the contest.
Important Rule:Each team will choose twelve (12) players from any of the 14 NFL playoff teams but ONLY ONE PLAYER PER TEAM.
To be clear, if you choose Tom Brady as your QB, you may NOT have any more Buccaneers players on your roster, including Kicker & Defense.
Scoring System Overview:4 pts for passing TDs
6 pts for non-passing TDs scored in any way by an individual player
1 pt for every 20 yards passing
-1 point for every interception thrown
1 point for every 10 yards rushing or receiving
1 pt per reception for RBs and WRs (or QB)
1.5 pt per reception for TEs
2 points for 2-pt conversion
1 point for PAT conversion
3 points for every FG of 1 - 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter
1 pt for D/ST sack, 2 pts for all turnovers
6 pts for all D/ST touchdowns
2 points for every return after a blocked/failed extra point or failed two-point try (i.e. on an interception or fumble)
5 pts for every safety
12 points for every shutout
8 points for allowing between 1 – 6 points
5 points for allowing between 7 – 10 points

See Official Rules for complete scoring details

The 2021/22 FPC Playoff 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). This change has been made to account for the two additional NFL Playoff teams for the 2021/22 NFL season. 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 FPC Playoff Challenge. This change is only for the current season, unless the NFL decides to make the fourteen team playoff permanent. As always, only one player may be picked per playoff team.

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