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2020 Main Event Leagues Details

Entry Fee (Online Draft):$1,900 Online draft
Entry Fee (Live, In-person Draft):$2,025 Live, in-person draft in Las Vegas
Multiple Team Discount Pricing:$1,500 Live online draft ($400 off regular entry price)
$1,625 Live, in-person draft in Las Vegas ($400 off regular entry price)
Contest Capacity:Maximum of 3,000 entries
Prizes:All prizes guaranteed regardless of final entries
Draft Positions:Drawn at random & emailed to league
Early Draft Slot Announcement #2:All teams which are fully paid by Monday August 17 will be eligible for the Early Draft Slot Announcement and will receive their FFPC Main Event draft positions on Wednesday August 19
League Formation: Leagues randomly formed at different dates closer to season
Draft Type & Length:20 round serpentine (snake) online draft
Live online drafts with a 60 second timer
Live in-person drafts with a 60 second timer
Slow online drafts with a 2 or 6 hour timer
Number of teams:12
Duration:Regular season Weeks 1-11. League Playoffs Weeks 12-13. Championship Round weeks 14-16
Format (Regular Season):Weeks 1-11
H2H matchups
After Week 11, League Playoff standings will be decided as such:
Seed 1) Team with best regular season Record
Seed 2) Team with highest point total
Seed 3) The remaining team with the best regular season record
Seed 4) The remaining team with the highest point total
Format (League Playoffs):Weeks 12-13
Weekly H2H matchups decide League Champion
The top two (2) seeds of each League in the regular season earn an Automatic Berth into the Championship Round. The League Champion also earns a berth into the Championship Round
Format (Championship Round):Weeks 14-16
No H2H matchups, total points only
Team with the highest sum of total points scored from Week 14-16 added to their one-game point average from the regular season is Main Event Champion
Free Agency:Waivers by way of blind bidding (FAAB)
Each team gets $1000 blind bidding “dollars” for entire season
Two (2) weekly free agencies on Wednesday & Friday (Friday FAAB moving to Sunday 10am ET starting October 11 for the rest of the 2020 season to mitigate any late breaking COVID news)
One (1) pre-season free agency process on Wednesday following Labor Day weekend
Cutoffs on Wednesday 10 PM ET and Friday 10 PM ET
NFL players whose teams played on Thursday may be dropped from FFPC rosters on Friday as long as they were not in that team’s Thursday’s starting lineup.
Weekly Team Management:Yes. Starting lineups and free agency
Week One Lineup Rules:All teams, whether drafting before or after NFL Week One opening game on Thursday, will be able to submit and edit their starting lineup after Thursday’s game, including start/bench players which played in Thursday’s game. To confirm, all Main Event teams will have the same choice on whether to start or sit Thursday players retroactively after they have watched that game. Fantasy stats for Thursday’s players will count towards Week One scores if they are placed in the starting lineup.
Trades:No trading allowed
Scoring System:FFPC Scoring rules will be in effect (scroll down for scoring details)
Roster Requirement:Twenty (20) 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)

UPDATE April 20, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has effected the world in ways we have not seen before. It has created economic uncertainty for employees and employers, large and small businesses alike. We at the FFPC are also feeling this uncertainty. The 2020 Main Event contest is capped at 3,000 teams. All prizes are fully guaranteed. Please read the FFPC Terms & Conditions, section titled “Official Length of the NFL Season” for our contingency plans should the NFL have unexpected changes to its season.

Overview

The FFPC Main Event is a fantasy football game of skill that offers guaranteed cash awards to its top entrants. This contest will test a participant’s ability to predict player performance both over time and on a weekly basis, as well as to value certain players and positions within the framework of our scoring system, place appropriate bids on free agents based on the relative future value to the entrant’s team, and create a balanced fantasy team that will maximize scoring output over the length of the season. Main Event award winners are determined based on the criteria listed in the rules below.

How to Enter

Entry fee into the Main Event is $1900 for an online team and $2025 for a live draft team in Las Vegas. Multi-Team Discounts of $400 are automatically applied when registering for multiple teams. To register, entrants may complete our online entry form and agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the Main Event.

Changing Draft Dates

Teams which register early may be able to change their draft date providing their original draft date has not been filled. The new draft date chosen must be later than the original draft date. Example: if the original draft date is August 10, the new requested draft date must be August 11 or later.

Drafts dates will become official and will not be changed once 12 teams have been registered and drafts slots have been drawn. Please email support@MyFFPC.com for more information or to change your draft date.c

Individual League Prizes – $11,800 per each Main Event league

Regular Season Prizes (Weeks 1-11)
A total of $5,000 is awarded to the 1-seed & 2-seeds for the regular season performance (Weeks 1-11) with the following breakdown:
1-Seed – Team with the best H2H record$2,000*
2-Seed – Remaining team with most points$2,000**
*If the 1-Seed team also finishes with the most regular season points, it will be awarded a $1,000 “Sweep Bonus” for a total regular season prize of $3,000
**If there is no winner of the $1,000 “Sweep Bonus”, both the 1-Seed and 2-Seed teams will split the $1,000 for a total regular season prize of $2,500 each
League Playoffs Prizes (Weeks 12-13)
PlacePrize
1st
choose one of two prize options —>
— $2,500 Cash plus Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
— $4,000 cash
2nd
choose one of two prize options —>
— Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
— $1,500 cash
3rd$500

Regular Season Overall Leaderboard Points Leader (Weeks 1-11)

PlacePrize
1st$2,500
2nd$2,000
3rd$1,500
4th$1,000
5th$750
6th$500
7th$500
8th$500
9th$500
10th$500

Championship Round (Weeks 14-16)

PlacePrize
FFPC Overall Champion$500,000 + Custom FFPC Championship Helmet trophy
2nd$100,000
3rd$35,000
4th$20,000
5th$15,000
6th$12,500
7th$12,500
8th$10,000
9th$10,000
10th$10,000
11th$9,000
12th$8,000
13th$7,500
14th$7,000
15th$6,000
16th$6,000
17th$5,000
18th$5,000
19th$4,000
20th$4,000
21st$2,500
22nd$2,500
23rd$2,500
24th$2,500
25th$2,500
26th$2,500
27th$2,500
28th$2,500
29th$2,500
30th$2,500
31st$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
32nd$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
33rd$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
34th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
35th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
36th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
37th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
38th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
39th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
40th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
41st$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
42nd$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
43rd$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
44th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
45th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
46th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
47th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
48th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
49th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
50th$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
51st

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

52nd

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

53rd

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

54th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

55th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

56th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

57th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

58th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

59th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

60th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

61st

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

62nd

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

63rd

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

64th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

65th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

66th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

67th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

68th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

69th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

70th

$1,500 Cash or Free Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)

71st$1,000
72nd$1,000
73rd$1,000
74th$1,000
75th$1,000
76th$1,000
77th$1,000
78th$1,000
79th$1,000
80th$1,000
81st$1,000
82nd$1,000
83rd$1,000
84th$1,000
85th$1,000
86th$1,000
87th$1,000
88th$1,000
89th$1,000
90th$1,000
91st$1,000
92nd$1,000
93rd$1,000
94th$1,000
95th$1,000
96th$1,000
97th$1,000
98th$1,000
99th$1,000
100th$1,000

101st

$1,000

102nd

$1,000

103rd

$1,000

104th

$1,000

105th

$1,000

106th

$1,000

107th

$1,000

108th

$1,000

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$1,000

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$1,000

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120th

$1,000

121st

$1,000

122nd

$1,000

123rd

$1,000

124th

$1,000

125th

$1,000

Consolation Round (Weeks 14-16)

PlacePrize
1st$2,500
2nd$2,000
3rd$1,500
4th$1,000
5th$750
6th$500
7th$500
8th$500
9th$500
10th$500

Toilet Bowl (Weeks 12-16)

PlacePrize
1stFree Entry – 2021 FFPC Main Event ($1,900 Value)
2nd$750
3rd$500

FFPC Scoring, Lineup Submission and Position Designation

The starting lineups will consist of: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex Players (RB, WR or TE), 1 PK. 1 Team Defense/Special Team. Starting lineups may be submitted on the MyFFPC.com league management page. The deadline for lineup submission for each player via web site or email is the scheduled start time of the game in which the player is participating. Lineup changes which are submitted by email to support@myffpc.com must be sent and have a time stamp prior to the start time of the game in question. Lineup changes which are made by phone to our 1-888-898-FFPC 24-hour message center must be called in no later than 15 minutes prior to kickoff. The following must be provided for a valid email or phone transaction: League number & team name, login name and password, name of player(s) to be placed in the starting lineup, name of player(s) to be removed from the starting lineup.

Player position eligibility and designation is determined by FFPC during the pre-season and may be changed any time by FFPC before the start of the NFL season. FFPC participants agree to accept these designations and understand the final position designations may be different from the time their FFPC drafts were conducted.

The following is the scoring system used for every player in FFPC. Scoring will be calculated to the hundredth of a point. Negative yardage will be counted as a negative score:

Passing:

20 yards passing = 1 point (Divide total yards by 20. Example: 275 passing yards = 13.75 fantasy points)

Passing TD = 4 points

Interception thrown = Minus one point (-1).

2-point conversion = 2 points

Rushing:

10 yards rushing = 1 point (Divide total yards by 10. Example 126 rushing yards= 12.6 fantasy points)

Rushing TD = 6 points

2-point conversion = 2 points

Receiving:

10 yards receiving = 1 point (Divide total yards by 10. Example: 93 receiving yards = 9.3 fantasy points)

Receiving TD = 6 points

1 point per Reception for RB, WR, QB, K

1.5 points per Reception for TEs

2-point conversion = 2 points

Placekicking:

Extra Point = 1 point

3 points for every FG of 1 - 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter.

Example: a 45-yard FG would be worth 4.5 points

Team Defense/Special Teams:

1 point for every sack

2 points for every team takeaway (interception or fumble recovery)***

6 points for every TD (via interception return, fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked FG return, missed FG return, blocked punt return)***

2 points for every return after a blocked/failed extra point or failed two-point try (i.e. on an interception or fumble). [As per new NFL rules for 2015 season]

5 points for every safety

12 points for every shutout **

8 points for allowing between 1- 6 points **

5 points for allowing between 7 - 10 points **

** Any points scored against a team counts towards their defensive points allowed, whether the scoring came by an offensive, defensive or special team score.

Touchdowns:

FFPC implements Action scoring for all touchdowns. A TD scored in any way by an individual player is awarded to that player whether he is on offense, defense or special teams, whether that TD came as a result of a fumble, interception, double turnover***, lateral, special teams or any other football play. To reiterate: If a player scores a TD during a game and he is in your starting roster, you are awarded 6 points. (The exception is when a quarterback throws a passing touchdown. Those are awarded as 4 points.) Please note that this scoring is separate and unrelated from any points which Team Defense/Special Teams may also receive for this TD.

No rushing or receiving yards will be awarded for a TD scored on a fumble, interception, kickoff or punt return.

Touchdowns scored by the offensive team as a result of Fake FG, Fake Punt, Blocked FG or Blocked Punt do not count as Defensive/Special Teams scoring.

*** A double-turnover is when the Offense turns the ball over to the opposing Defense, which subsequently turns the ball over back to the Offense. In this case, neither the Offense's ball recovery nor any subsequent TD scoring on that particular play are scored as Defensive/Special Team scoring for that team. Defensive team fantasy points for touchdowns, fumble recoveries and interceptions are ONLY scored when the defensive unit is on the field.

*** A fumble by an offensive player through the opposing end zone resulting in a touch-back is not considered a team takeaway and will not award 2 fantasy points for the Team Defense/Special Teams.

FFPC Free Agency Acquisitions and Blind Bidding:

The following free agent blind bidding process is the only means by which free agents may be acquired in the FFPC. There are no other ways to acquire free agents like ‘worst-to-first’ and ‘first-come-first-served’ or any other waiver methods other than blind bidding as described below.

Any active NFL player which is not on a roster in the individual league is considered a free agent for that league and may be available for pick-up. Players dropped by a team are placed into the free agent player pool and will be available for pick-up (see below for exclusions).

The free agent acquisition process is made by way of "blind bidding". Each team will be given $1000 blind bidding "dollars" (not real money, just bidding dollars) to be used for the entire season. IMPORTANT: once these bidding dollars are used up, you will no longer have the ability to pick up free agents. Bids will remain hidden from the rest of the league until after all the winning bids have been awarded. Free agent players will be awarded to the team with the highest bid for that free agent, and the winning bid amount will be deducted from that team's free agent dollars. Besides the winning bid, all other bids for that free agent are considered losing bids and are cancelled. At this point, the highest remaining bid by any team for any remaining free agent will be considered. The team with this winning bid will be awarded the free agent and all losing bids for that free agent will be cancelled. This process will continue until every remaining bid has been considered.

NEW RULE: Starting in 2019 there will now be ONE “pre-season” free agency process scheduled on the Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10pm ET for any FFPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FFPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

Starting in 2012, due to the addition of weekly Thursday games to the NFL schedule, there are now two (2) weekly blind bidding processes after Week 1. The first “Primary” blind bidding process will take place on Wednesday with the second “Supplementary” process taking place on Friday. (Friday FAAB moving to Sunday 10am ET starting October 11 for the rest of the 2020 season to mitigate any late breaking COVID news)

The deadline for bid submission for both Wednesday and Friday is 10:00 pm Eastern.

All free agent NFL players will be available for the Wednesday bidding process.

NFL players which are dropped during Wednesday’s bidding process will NOT be available for pickups on Friday (48 hours later) and will ONLY become available for next week’s Wednesday bidding process.

Free agent NFL players whose teams played on Thursday will NOT be available for pickups on Friday (following Thursday’s game) and will ONLY become available for next week’s Wednesday bidding process.

NFL players owned and rostered by FFPC teams whose teams played on Thursday may be dropped on Friday as long as they were not in the starting lineup for that FFPC team on Thursday.

The in-season blind bidding process will be available after the completion of Week 1 and end prior to Week 11 for all teams NOT advancing to the League Playoffs. Teams which ARE advancing to the League Playoffs will have the blind bidding process available to them in Weeks 12 and 13 and will end prior to Week 13. Only the 4 teams which make the League Playoffs in each FFPC league will be allowed to continue making bids in Week 12 and Week 13. There will be no free agent pickups after the completion of the FFPC regular season for teams which did not make the League Playoffs. There will be no free agent pickups for ANY team in the FFPC in Weeks 14, 15 and 16.

Bids will be allowed to be entered from Sunday at 9:00 AM EST until Wednesday 10:00 PM EST for Wednesday’s bidding process. Bid will be allowed to be entered from Wednesday at 11:00 PM EST until Friday 10:00 PM EST for Friday’s bidding process.

All bids will be processed and the rosters updated with the results of all successful bids after 10:00 PM EST on Wednesday & Friday, following the completion of the blind bidding process.

All team managers are strongly encouraged to place their bids as early in the week as possible.

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs which are cut during Week 10, Week 11 and Week 12 free agent bidding processes will be REMOVED from the free agent pool and may not be re-acquired by any team for the remainder of the season. This is done to minimize the possibility of potential collusion.

Kickers and Team Defenses cut during Weeks 10, Week 11 and Week 12 free agent bidding processes WILL REMAIN in the free agent pool and will be available to be re-acquired by teams as long as the free agency bidding processes remain open.

FFPC Commissioners and FFPC, LLC reserve the right to remove a dropped player from the free agent pool or reinstate that player back to its original team, if FFPC Commissioners and FFPC, LLC determine that doing so is the interest of upholding the integrity of the contest, or that the dropped player would unfairly impact the outcome of the FFPC, or to correct an error. In this rare instance, all participants will be notified and an explanation will be given.

In the event that there is a tie between bids, the team which is awarded the player will be determined in order by:

  1. Worst total points.
  2. Worst won/lost record**.
  3. Worst previous week score.
  4. Loser of head-to-head match-up, if applicable.
  5. Virtual coin toss.

**Won/lost record is based on the standings at the time of blind bidding process, which may change from Wednesday's to Friday's bidding processes based on stat changes issued by Elias and NFL.

Bids shall be placed individually, or in groups, with conditional bids following the primary bid. The top bid is the primary bid in a bidding group. The bids underneath are conditional bids. If you lose the primary bid, the first conditional bid directly below will be considered next. If you lose the primary and the first conditional bid, then the second conditional bid will be considered, etc. The rest of your bidding groups will be processed in the same manner. A maximum of one player can be won in each bidding group. Bids within a group may have different designated drop players. It's important to remember when placing multiple free agent bids that you cannot win two players if they both have the same drop player. You may not place different bid amount on the same player. In this case, only the highest dollar bid will be considered.

Teams may submit as many bids as they like. There are no limitations as to the amount of players that may be acquired by any one team during the course of the weekly blind bidding processes or during the course of the year, provided teams remain within the maximum number of 20 players allowed on each roster.

Teams will no longer have the ability to acquire or bid on free agents once their initial 1,000 free agent "dollars" have been spent. All bids must be in increments of dollars, with no cents. The minimum bid amount is $1.

Bids may only be accepted on each individual FFPC league pages. No bids will be accepted by telephone, email, message boards or any via any other form. In the event that the league management pages are not able to accept bids, team managers are instructed to go to www.MyFFPC.com, call the 24-hour emergency number at 1-888-898-3372 or email support@myffpc.com for further instructions.

FFPC Main Event League and Playoff Structure

There are three distinct parts of the FFPC Main Event season:

  • Part 1 - Regular season Weeks 1-11
  • Part 2 - League Playoffs Weeks 12 & 13
  • Part 3 - Championship Round and Consolation Round Weeks 14-16

The 11-week regular season will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 11. Over the course of the regular season, each of the 12 teams in each FFPC league will play each other in a Head to Head match up, resulting in a Win, Loss or Tie. This will constitute the Win/Loss record for each team. All references to "points", "total points" or "points total" implies starting lineup points. All references to "record" refer to a team's regular season's head to head record.

At the conclusion of Week 11, two teams from each league will be awarded the regular season prize and each will earn an automatic berth to the Championship Round and a chance at $500,000 Grand Prize in Weeks 14, 15 and 16.

These two teams will be:

1) the team with the best regular season record

2) the remaining team with the highest point total during the regular season.

These two teams will also participate in the Head to Head League Playoff explained below.

At the conclusion of Week 11, four teams in each league will advance to a two-week Head to Head League Playoff in Weeks 12 & 13 and will play for league prizes and one berth to the Championship Round.

These four teams will be:

Seed 1) the team with the best regular season record

Seed 2) the remaining team with the highest point total during the regular season

Seed 3) the remaining team with the best regular season record

Seed 4) the remaining team with the highest point total during the regular season

These teams will be assigned as Seed 1, Seed 2, Seed 3 and Seed 4.

If there is a tie between two or more teams for best win/loss record or total regular season points at the conclusion of the regular season, the following tiebreakers will be used in order from 1 to 4 to determine playoff participants:

1. Total points during the regular season

2. Head-to-head win/loss record

3. Total starting QB points weeks 1 through week 11

4. Coin toss

The following head to head match-ups will take place in Week 12 of the League Playoff:

Seed 1 will play Seed 4 and Seed 2 will play Seed 3.

The winners of the Seed 1 vs. Seed 4 game will play the winner of the Seed 2 vs. Seed 3 games in Week 13 League Championship Game of the League Playoffs with the winner earning the title of League Champion*. The loser of the League Championship Game will become the 2nd place finisher in the League Playoff. The losers of the Seed 1 vs. Seed 4 game will play the loser of the Seed 2 vs. Seed 3 game in Week 13 Third Place Game of the League Playoffs. The winner of this match-up will become 3rd place finishers of the League Playoff and loser will become the 4th place finisher. The League Champion, 2nd place finisher and 3rd place finisher will all win League Prizes as listed in the Prize section. The League Playoff prizes will be awarded in addition to the Regular Season prizes

If there is a tie between teams in any of the League Playoff games, the following tiebreakers will be used in order from 1 to 5 to determine winners*:

1. Total points during the regular season

2. Head-to-head in the regular season

3. Regular season win/loss record (weeks 1-11)

4. Starting QB points in League Playoff game)

5. Coin toss

*In the event of a tie between teams in the Week 13 League Championship Game, both teams will earn a berth into the Championship Round.

The League Champion will earn a berth to the Championship Round and a chance at $500,000 Grand Prize and other prize(s) listed in the Prize section. If the League Champion is one of the two teams which already earned an automatic berth to the Championship Round at the end of the regular season, no other teams will go to the Championship Round from that particular league. Each league will have a minimum of two and a maximum of three teams qualifying for the Championship Round. Any team which finishes Top 10 in scoring on the Overall FFPC Leaderboard at the end of the 11-week regular season will also have an automatic berth to the Championship Round, regardless of its league playoff Seed #.

Any of the four teams in the League Playoff round which do NOT make it to the Championship Round will earn berths to the Consolation Round and will compete for prize(s) listed in the Prize section. Each league will typically have a minimum of one and a maximum of two teams qualifying for the Consolation Round.

FFPC Championship Round

All aforementioned qualifying playoff teams will play in the Championship Round which will run during NFL Weeks 14, 15 and 16. Any team which finished in the top 2% of the FFPC Main Event Overall Leaderboard at the conclusion of Week 11 will automatically qualify for the Championship Round regardless of how this team performs in the League Playoffs (i.e. based on 2400 teams, top 48 teams are considered as the top 2%).

The Championship Round format is based on the sum of total points scored for each week - there are NO H2H MATCHUPS!

Each playoff team will start the Championship Round with their one-game point average from the regular season (weeks 1-11) and will be seeded according to these points in the Championship Round Leaderboard. Points scored during Weeks 12 & 13 are not counted toward this one-game average. Championship Round winners will be determined based on each team's combined total points scored during Weeks 14, 15 & 16 and added to their one-game point average from the regular season. The team with the most points will be crowned the FFPC Overall Champion. The teams with the next highest points will win prizes as listed in the Prize section.

FFPC Consolation Round

All teams that participated in the League Playoffs but did not qualify for the Championship Round will compete in the Consolation Round which will run during NFL Weeks 14, 15 and 16. In addition, any team which did not qualify for the League Playoffs but finished in the top 20% of the FFPC Main Event Overall Leaderboard at the conclusion of Week 11 will qualify for the Consolation Round (i.e. based on 2400 teams, top 480 teams are considered as the top 20%). Each team will start the Consolation Round with their one-game point average from the regular season (weeks 1-11) and will be seeded according to these points. Consolation Round winner(s) will be determined based on each team's total points scored during Weeks 14, 15 & 16 and added to their one-game point average from the regular season. The team with the most points will be the Consolation Round winner and will win prize(s) as listed in the Prize section. The team(s) with the next highest points will win prizes as listed in the Prize section.

Toilet Bowl

Any team which did not qualify for either the Championship Round or the Consolation Round will compete in the Toilet Bowl. The Toilet Bowl will run during NFL Weeks 12 through Weeks 16. Each team will start the Toilet Bowl with a zero score. Toilet Bowl winner(s) will be determined based on each team's total points scored during Weeks 12 through Weeks 16. The team with the most points will be the Toilet Bowl winner and will win prize(s) as listed in the Prize section.

Tie Breakers

If there is a tie between multiple teams for prizes in either the Championship Round, Consolation Round or the Toilet Bowl at the conclusion of Week 16, the prize money will be combined and evenly divided between the tied teams. So as an example, if two teams tie for 1st and 2nd with the prize awards being $500,000 and $50,000, they will receive $275,000 each. If there are 3 teams tied for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, then the top 3 prizes will be divided equally among the 3 teams, etc. Furthermore, if there is a tie between multiple teams spanning different prize values, cash value will always be used when awarding prizes. For example, if two teams tie for 70th place, the teams will split the cash value of the prizes for 70th and 71st place. The owners will not be able to select a prize option of league credits, they will automatically be awarded the cash prize.

Prize Distribution

Winners will be notified by email or regular mail within 10 days after the final league and overall results are posted on the FFPC web site. All award money will be paid in U.S. dollars and will be mailed out no later than January 19th, 2020 to all participants that have provided their tax reporting information. All taxes associated with the receipt of any award are the sole responsibility of the winner. FFPC, LLC will pay 100% of all FFPC awards directly to each winning principal participant unless a prize split is requested by the principal participant, as described directly below. FFPC, LLC is not responsible for, or bound by, any agreement between the principal participant and any co-managers or group. FFPC, LLC reserves the right to substitute any non-cash award by cash or by an award of equal or greater value.

Prize splitting amongst principal participant and their co-managers is available. The principal participant will always remain the sole legal prize winner and MUST authorize payment to his co-manager in writing. The principal participant will fill out and sign the authorization form indicating the name & address of his co-manager and the amount he should receive. Both the principal participant and the co-manager will each fill out a W-9. Once these documents are received and approved by FFPC, LLC. the prize monies will be released to both parties. At year's end, both the principal participant and the co-manager will each receive IRS Form-1099 for their prize awards. Limitations to prize splitting: prize splitting is limited to TWO persons only: the principal participant and the co-manager. Under no circumstance will FFPC, LLC. issue payment to anyone other than these two persons. Only total prize awards of $2,000 or greater will be eligible for prize splitting. This may can be a combination of any CASH prizes won in any FFPC tournament, league or contest. FFPC Dollars or any non-cash prizes are not applicable for prize splitting. Each share of prize split awards must be a minimum of $600. FFPC, LLC. may, at its own discretion, refuse to accept any prize splitting request and process the entire award to the principal participant. Please email info@myffpc.com with any further questions regarding the prize splitting process.

If your gross prize winnings exceed $600.00, the Fantasy Football Players Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. At that point, we may request your social security number (this will be kept strictly private unless required to be disclosed as a matter of law) to file your prize winnings with the IRS. This Form contains the amount paid to the award principal participant and/or the co-manager, in cases where the prize split has been processed. Award winners will receive a copy of the Form for tax purposes and are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize. Please consult your income tax adviser for filing advice. If you do not fill out this form and return it to us, you may not get your prize by our listed payout date of January 20th, 2021.

Draft/Event Information

The FFPC Live Drafts are scheduled to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (For 2020 FFPC Live Drafts will be held at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas) on Thursday, September 10 thru Saturday, September 12, 2020. FFPC, LLC. reserves the right to change the times, dates, city, and place of any event for any reason. Participants will be notified of any change by email within three days of the event. All event times and schedules will be posted on the FFPC website. FFPC, LLC. is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participants or co-managers due to rescheduling of any or all events.

At its sole discretion, FFPC, LLC. reserves the right to terminate Fantasy Football Players Championship at any time prior to its completion due to any acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, change in applicable law, interruption in the NFL season (including strikes, lockouts and/or use of replacement players), or failure of operations by our league management platform. In the event that FFPC, LLC. terminates the Fantasy Football Players Championship, all entry fees would be returned to the entrants, with the exception for the $125 live Main Event Fee, which is non-refundable.

FFPC, LLC. may also cancel FFPC in its entirety for any reason prior to September 10, 2020. In this unlikely event, FFPC, LLC. will refund ALL entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation. FFPC, LLC. is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of Fantasy Football Players Championship whether prior to the NFL season or during the season, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.

All FFPC Live Draft principal owners are required to attend the FFPC Draft in person. (FFPC Online participants are permitted to draft online.) The FFPC drafts are to be held in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

(For 2020 FFPC Live Drafts will be held at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, NV. If a principal owner cannot attend the draft, he can name a surrogate drafter via email or in writing by September 1st. If the principal owner, their surrogate or co-manager cannot draft, FFPC, LLC. will attempt to draft a team in place of the participant. FFPC, LLC will not be held liable for any draft decisions it will make as the surrogate draftee.

The principal owner in the Fantasy Football Players Championship is typically permitted to bring one co-manager to the FFPC draft and event day but additional co-managers may be permitted to attend depending on available space. Each additional co-manager request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The additional fee for each co-manager is $75. This fee is used to offset food, ballroom rental and draft costs. The co-manager is also required to fill out and sign the form to show that they accept all rules and regulations associated with the FFPC upon submitting the Official Participant Application. Friends may form a team and split the entry fees, so long as they make their own arrangement with regard to payouts.

There will be a 20 minute break after round 10. Please be prompt as the draft could begin if you are not back in a timely fashion.

The FFPC Main Event season begins on Thursday, September 10, 2020 and ends on Monday, December 28, 2020, which is the first 16 weeks of the NFL regular season. If the NFL changes its season for any reason, FFPC, LLC. reserves the right to amend its FFPC league structure accordingly. Any regular season NFL games that take place prior or during the FFPC drafts WILL count towards Week 1 point scoring in the FFPC regular season. If the NFL plays any games with replacement players during a formal league strike or lockout, statistics from those games shall not count for the purposes of this competition.

All Fantasy Football Players Championship leagues will have a Week 1 schedule as follows: Team 1 vs. team 2; team 3 vs. team 4; team 5 vs. team 6; team 7 vs. team 8; team 9 vs. team 10; team 11 vs. team 12.

FFPC, LLC. uses its league management services to handle scheduling, blind bidding, transactions, win-loss records, etc. FFPC, LLC. uses game statistics provided by SportRadar data feed which will be our basis for scoring. Elias Sports Bureau will often have minor scoring changes during the season. FFPC will automatically have the league management software make stat changes as they occur. FFPC, LLC. will act as the commissioner of the overall event and will have final say over all decisions related and regarding the Fantasy Football Players Championship. Entrants warrant that they are familiar with the workings of both Elias Sports Bureau and SportRadar, and agree not to hold FFPC, LLC. liable for any errors caused by, or potential failures of either Elias Sports Bureau or SportRadar.

In the event of a server failure or other technical issues, the last lineup that was submitted will be the official lineup for the week. FFPC, LLC. RECOMMENDS THAT PARTICIPANTS MAKE ANY OF THEIR LINEUP CHANGES AS SOON AS LINEUP SUBMISSION IS AVAILABLE EACH WEEK. In cases of extreme emergency, line up changes maybe submitted to support@myffpc.com with the words LINEUP CHANGE in the subject line, or called into 1-888-898-FFPC emergency message center, as long as these changes are received prior to the weekly deadline for making such changes. The following must be provided for a valid email or phone transaction: League number & team name, login name and password, name of player(s) to be placed in the starting lineup, name of player(s) to be removed from the starting lineup.

If you feel there is a scoring error, please email support@myffpc.com with the words STAT APPEAL in the subject line. Kindly detail the issue and we will look into it. We are using Elias Sports Bureau to automatically correct any statistical errors, so an appeal is not needed for an error which would be corrected by Elias. Typically, stat changes are received by Elias and SportsRadar on the Thursday following that particular week. Once the stat changes are received, the FFPC will update the standings and results of all FFPC leagues accordingly. All scoring for the prior week will go FINAL by 6:00 PM EST on the Friday following that particular week, and at that time all contestants waive their right to any further appeals. It will be the sole discretion of FFPC, LLC. to make any changes not noted by Elias Sports Bureau. FFPC, LLC. will use their best judgment to make a fair decision.

Draft Order/Slots Announcement/League Assignments

All teams that have paid in full for FFPC prior to July 27, 2020 will be eligible for the Early Draft Slot announcement and receive their draft positions on Sunday, August 2, 2020. The remaining draft slots will be selected and announced at a later time or once all entries are closed. The draft order selection of each FFPC team will be overseen by an officer of FFPC, LLC. with an official witness. FFPC, LLC. will notify players of their draft positions by email as well as post them on the FFPC message board and web site. We do not permit trading of draft positions. All league assignments will be made once all entries are closed in late August or early September. The draft slot and league assignment of each FFPC team will be conducted in a random fashion and overseen by an officer of FFPC, LLC. with an official witness. FFPC, LLC. will notify players of their league assignment by email as well as post them on the FFPC message board and web site. FFPC, LLC. reserves the right to delay Early Draft Slot announcement, if necessary.

Online Addendum

The 2020 FFPC Live Online drafts are draft are scheduled for Friday August 28 thru Saturday, September 12, 2020. Online drafts are conducted in the FFPC "live draft" room. Participants must familiarize themselves with the draft room by checking in a few days before the draft. Teams will be able to sign in to their draft 30 minutes prior to the draft start time. It is strongly recommended that each team sign in at this time. The draft will be conducted in a serpentine method 1-12 in round one, 12-1 in round 2, 1-12 in round 3, etc, until 20 rounds have been completed. This will result in a 20 player roster. Most drafts last approximately 2 ½ hours, however, participants should allow for 3 hours or more. The FFPC may also offer slow Main Event drafts throughout the offseason with a 2 or 6 hour timer per pick.

IMPORTANT: The draft room software will require each team to draft a starting lineup of 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-FLEX, 1-K, 1-D/ST. As an example, if you do not have a Kicker in the final round of the draft, the software will not allow you to draft another position and you will be required to draft a Kicker.

Online Draft Commissioner

Each online draft will have a live draft commissioner to watch over the draft and assist as needed. The commissioner will provide his or her contact phone number at the beginning of the draft. Even if you have high speed internet and have never had a connection issue, we highly recommend that you write the number down near your computer. If a participant has an issue or gets disconnected for a few minutes, please call the commissioner. FFPC, LLC. will absolutely act in the fairest way possible to insure that no one gets passed over due to computer issues. If a participant's computer is down for an extended period of time and they do not call in to the commissioner, the commissioner will be forced to continue the draft by having a surrogate take over the draft for that team or placing its draft on computerized auto-pick.

Online Draft Attendance

Draft attendance is mandatory. Please contact FFPC, LLC. should you expect to be late for the draft. Participants must log into their league and sign into the online draft no later than five minutes prior to the draft start time. In the event that the participant (or co-manager) does not sign in to the online draft, a surrogate drafter may make selections for the team in question or the team may be placed on auto-pick. If a participant signs into the online draft after the draft has started, he will be able to select his next player; however, if any previous surrogate selections have been made, they would still apply. Check your connections in advance of the draft. If you cannot gain access to the draft, you will need to arrange another method to access the draft. The FFPC is not responsible for connection issues, and will not issue a refund.

Online Co-Management during the Draft

The primary participant is responsible for his draft. If the primary participant chooses to allow his co-managers to be logged in during the draft, they will both have equal ability to select players. This means that if a co-manager selects a player before the principal participant, his/her selection is the one taken.

Online Time Limit

Each player will receive one minute (60 seconds) to make a selection for live online drafts. Participants should try to make a selection as soon as they are on the clock, as FFPC, LLC. cannot be held responsible for a sudden loss of internet service. If the team manager does not make a selection within the allotted 60 second time frame and does not alert the commissioner to internet or computer problems WITHIN THIS TIMEFRAME, this team may be assigned a player according to the auto-pick computer or by the FFPC live draft Commissioner. This selection may not be changed. The draft software may then place this team's draft on an auto-pick for the remainder of the draft. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners have discretion to rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final. The FFPC may also offer slow Main Event drafts with 2 or 6 hour timers per pick. The same rules are in effect for slow drafts. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners have discretion to rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final.

Online: The Team Roster: Each team's roster is limited to 20 players. IT IS THE PARTICIPANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY THAT HIS/HER TEAM ROSTER IS CORRECT BEFORE LEAVING THE DRAFT, AND AFTER IT IS UPLOADED TO THE LEAGUE MANAGEMENT WEBSITE. It is the participant's responsibility to report any errors to FFPC within 24 hours of the roster being uploaded to the league management website.

Week 1 Lineups

The FFPC suggests that each team set their Week 1 lineup as soon as lineup submission is available. However, teams will be allowed to modify their Week 1 lineup based on normal lineup submission.

All Main Event teams must have a starting lineup for Week 1. If a lineup is not submitted prior to the start of Week 1 games, Main Event Commissioner will submit a lineup based strictly on draft order. Main Event Commissioner may submit these missing lineups retroactively, after the start or the completion of Week 1 games.

Refund Policy

Refunds of entry fees may be requested until all 12 teams have registered for a Main Event draft date. No refunds will be granted after a draft date is filled and draft slots have been announced. No refunds will be granted to owners who do not show up for their draft date. Refund requests will be granted at the sole discretion of Main Event Commissioners and FFPC, LLC.

Protection of Prizes

FFPC Customer Deposits and Player winnings are held in a separate, segregated bank account held by ForPlayers-ByPlayers, LLC, the special purpose entity for FFPC, LLC. This Special Purpose Entity was created in compliance with various states’ fantasy sports legislation to ensure protection of consumer funds. The segregated account is established and held in trust for the benefit and protection of authorized FFPC players. Withdrawals will be made from this segregated account, and checks issued may bear the name ForPlayers-ByPlayers, LLC. ForPlayers-ByPlayers, LLC funds do not belong to FFPC, LLC, nor are the funds available to creditors, except for players whose funds are held in such account. FFPC, LLC and ForPlayers-ByPlayers, LLC are forbidden to commingle funds and will function as two separate legal entities.

Contingency Plans

Please read the FFPC Terms & Conditions, section titled “Official Length of the NFL Season” for our contingency plans should the NFL have unexpected changes to its season.

Please refer to Terms & Conditions for eligibility, prohibited players, and other game rules.