FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge

Come strong or don't come at all.

Talk is cheap. Let your team do the talking for you. This is the one place where fantasy industry Pros can strut their stuff against the diehard FFPC players, the Joes. The stakes? Honor, bragging rights, fantasy immortality.....and free entries into next year's FFPC Main Event.

The Pros vs Joes Concept

In 2009, FFPC teamed up with our friend Darren Armani of FantasyMojo.com to create a new expert contest. Since then, what has become known as the FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge has blossomed into into a full blown feature competition.

The FFPC Pros vs Joes Draft Challenge concept is simple. Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Best Ball, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2020 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge

FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2020 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,900 per team for a total value of over $11,000 !!

The 2020 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. Since avail abilities are limited, some Pros and Joes who are interested in competing will be left out, so we apologize in advance to those who do.

The Pros vs Joes Selection Process

The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition. If you are a Pro who is interested in joining, please email your request with your credentials to alex@myffpc.com. Click here to see all 2019 Pros participants.

Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, we had to come up with a way to fairly reward our customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. Click here to see all 2019 Joes participants.

To register for the Joes random drawing, there is only one qualification required: the Joe must be registered for the 2020 FFPC Main Event by the Early-bird deadline on Thursday, July 6, 2020.

Click here for more information about the 2020 FFPC Main Event.

2019 Pros vs Joes Challenge Broadcast

2019 Draft Schedule:
Draft #1 - Sunday July 21, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #2 - Monday July 22, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #3 - Tuesday July 23, 10:00 pm Eastern
Draft #4 - Sunday July 28, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #5 - Monday July 29, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #6 - Tuesday July 30, 10:00 pm Eastern

All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL


FFPC Scoring system used in Pros vs Joes:

  • Starting roster: 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 1-K, 1-D/ST and 2-Flex Players (RB/WR/TE)
  • 4 pts for passing TDs, 6 pts for all other TDs
  • 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
  • 1 .5 pt per reception for TEs
  • 2 points for 2-pt conversion
  • 1 point for PAT conversion
  • 3 points for every FG of 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
  • 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

Pros vs Joes Archives

2018 Pros vs Joes

2017 Pros vs Joes 2016 Pros vs Joes 2015 Pros vs Joes

2014 Pros vs Joes 2013 Pros vs Joes 2012 Pros vs Joes

2011 Pros vs Joes 2010 Pros vs Joes 2009 Pros vs Joes

2018 List of Competing Pros:

  • Curtis Patrick / Ryan McDowell
  • Graham Barfield
  • Jason Rock Phelps
  • JJ Zachariason
  • Scott Barrett
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Brandon Marianne Lee
  • Jen Ryan
  • Jason Moore
  • Eliot Crist
  • Jake Ciely
  • Bob Lung
  • Jared Smola
  • Michael Nazarek
  • Mike Tagliere
  • Scott Pianowski
  • Shane Hallam
  • Tod Burros
  • Alex Miglio / Austin Lee
  • Mike Visconti
  • Tim McCullough
  • Rich Hribar
  • Josh Moore
  • Josh Hayes
  • Sigmund Bloom
  • John Paulsen
  • Josh Hornsby
  • Mike Beers
  • Matt Kelley
  • Ryan Santos
  • Evan Silva
  • Howard Bender
  • Dan Sainio
  • Matt Schauf
  • Darren Armani
  • Michael Goins

2018 List of Competing Joes:

  • Sky Eilers
  • Caleb Alcorn/Sean Isaacs
  • Eric Danowski
  • Don Ezell
  • Scott Hoyt/Steve Dussek
  • Ron Hacker/Mark Steffan
  • Eric Young/Akin Moss
  • Todd Musgrave/Brad Pinkstaff
  • Kurt Kuekes
  • Joseph Delzenero
  • Mark Pennington
  • Danny Mueller/Jeremy Roach
  • Steven Michaud
  • Adrian Quintana/Mike Mohrman
  • Larry Weinhauer
  • Richard Beard
  • Jason Steeves
  • Scott Johnson
  • Bob Biondich/Bionicbob
  • Matthew Korn
  • Jay Reid/Scott Connor
  • Glenn Lowy
  • John Kleinfelder/Dave Byer
  • Casey Dodge/Christian Dodge
  • Sean Olander
  • Douglas Goodison
  • Mike Maloney
  • Paul Maile/Arnie Grebinoski
  • Chad Castorina
  • Bryan Holzgen/Scott Campbell
  • Brent Weaver
  • Norm Kanapsky/Rob Geise
  • Mark Behrens/Jason Derr
  • Mike Visconti/Steve Burr
  • Derek Brinkman
  • Joe Stutesman

Click To View the 2018 Pros vs Joes Draft boards:

Draft #1 - Sunday July 22, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #2 - Monday July 23, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #3 - Tuesday July 24, 10:00 pm Eastern
Draft #4 - Sunday July 29, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #5 - Monday July 30, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #6 - Tuesday July 31, 10:00 pm Eastern