Varsity League Details
|Duration:||17 week season|
|Entry Fee:||$3,000 (+$50 live events fee, +$50 live co-manager fee, if applicable)|
|Prizes:||Scroll down for details|
|Draft Positions:||Drawn at random & emailed to league, when league is full|
|Draft Type & Length:||Live, in-person in Las Vegas (can be drafted online from remote location)|
|20 round serpentine (snake) draft|
|Number of teams:||12|
|Format (Full Season):||Weeks 1-17, no playoffs|
|No H2H matchups, total points only|
|League Winner:||Team with the most accumulated points at the end of week 17 is League 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 & Sunday|
|Cutoffs on Wednesday 10 PM ET and Sunday 10 AM ET|
|NFL players whose teams played on Thursday may be dropped from FFPC rosters on Sunday as long as they were not in that team’s Thursday’s starting lineup.|
|Weekly Team Management:||Yes. Starting lineups and free agency|
|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)|
*The NFL has approved an 18 week regular season in 2021, with each team playing 17 regular season games. Varsity rules have been adjusted accordingly.
Live, in-person draft at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (May be drafted remotely, online):
Varsity League #1: Thursday September 9th, 2021 at 9:00am Pacific
Varsity League #2: Saturday September 11th, 2021 at 2:00pm Pacific
The Fantasy Football Players Championship (“FFPC”) 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. FFPC award winners are determined based on the criteria listed in the Rules below.
The FFPC Varsity League consists of 12 teams and is based on a 17-week total points format. There are no H2H matchups in the Varsity League. There are no league playoffs in this format. Weekly starting lineups must be submitted by each team. Free agent pickups by way of blind bidding are available for all teams during the regular season in Weeks 1-17. The Varsity League winner will be determined on cumulative total points at the end of 17 weeks. The Varsity draft will be live, in-person drafts and may also be drafted remotely, online. The live, in-person draft and will take place at the listed start times in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV (For 2020 FFPC Live Drafts will be held at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas). Entrants must arrive in the draft room 15 minutes prior to the start of the draft, at the latest. The following rules cover the Varsity League.
Entry fee for the Varsity League is $3,000. There is also an additional $50 events fee and a $50 co-manager fee (if applicable) for those drafting live in Vegas. The total amount due is $3,050 per team. There is no mandatory hotel fee. Lunch or breakfast and refreshments will be served to all participants during the draft free of charge. A cash bar may be made available serving alcoholic beverages. Entry covers cost for teams with single primary owner.
Entrants may complete our online entry form and agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the Varsity League. Payment can be made for the $500 deposit via the FFPC’s secure online registration using a credit card or direct bank transfer (ACH). The remaining balance of $2,550 will be due anytime before July 31st, 2021, payable by check, money order or direct bank deposit (ACH) ONLY. Credit cards will not be accepted for payment of balance. After registering and making the payment online, participants will receive an email confirmation of their entry into the Varsity League.
Payment can also be sent by mail using a personal check, money order or cashier’s check to the address below. By sending payment, entrants agree to abide by the official rules and regulations governing the FFPC. Please send payment to:
Varsity League Structure, Rules and Prizes
The Varsity League individual league structure will be as follows: The entire format is based on total points only. There are no H2H matchups in the Varsity League. The Varsity League will consist of a 17-week regular season which will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 17. There are no league playoffs in this format. Weekly starting lineups must be submitted by each team. Free agent pickups by way of blind bidding are available for all teams during the regular season in Weeks 1-17. The Varsity League winner will be determined on cumulative total points at the end of 17 weeks.
All Varsity League will be held in Las Vegas and entrants will also be able to draft remote, either online or by telephone. Remote drafters may be combined to form a partially live and partially online league.
The draft will last for 20 rounds, with each team selecting one player per round. Drafts will be held in a serpentine format: Team 1 through Team 12 in Round 1, Team 12 through Team 1 in Round 2, Team 1 through Team 12 in Round 3, etc. Teams may select any player that is not already drafted by another team. There are no limits as to the number of players drafted at each position. Each team participant/manager will have one minute (60 seconds) to make a player selection in each round. The team manager will be notified at 45 seconds and at 60 seconds. If the team manager does not make a selection within the allotted 60 second time frame, his pick is skipped over until the next team makes its selection. The skipped over team will then be given 5 seconds to make a player selection before it is skipped again. Player selections must be announced clearly. First and last name of each player is required, NFL team and player position is recommended. Once spoken, player selections will be deemed final. Draft facilitators reserve the right to ask for clarification in case of mispronunciation, inaudibility or similar type error during player selection. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners may rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final.
Each owner is required to draft a starting lineup of 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-FLEX, 1-K, 1-D/ST. If you do not draft a complete starting roster, FFPC commissioners may add a player at their discretion after the draft to ensure a valid roster.
Use of laptops, cell phones and other electronic equipment is permitted as long as it does not take up excessive space at the draft table or cause a disturbance to the Draft. There will be no electrical outlets or Internet connection at the Draft.
Trading between teams of any kind, including but not limited to, draft picks or players, is strictly prohibited.
Neither smoking nor alcoholic intoxication will not be permitted in the Draft room.
All team managers and co-managers are required to sit in their seats as assigned to them by the draft order.
Each team manager will be required to confirm his team’s roster, submit a starting lineup for Week 1 and sign off with the facilitator before leaving the Draft. Starting rosters may include any player on a team’s roster, including players who played in the Thursday’s game between the two scheduled NFL teams. If a starting lineup is not submitted for Week 1, the FFPC Commissioners will submit one at their discretion. After Week 1, all lineup changes will be submitted on the individual league website. Should a starting lineup not be submitted, the starting lineup for the previous week will be used. Each team is responsible to check for errors to their roster, both at the draft and once their team is inputted into the league management web site. Errors must be reported to the FFPC Commissioners immediately. The deadline for any error correction is Thursday, September 9th, 2021. Team managers may access their teams at www.myffpc.com on the official FFPC league management web site.
Varsity League Prizes (in US dollars):
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 FFPC 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 email@example.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 24-hour emergency message center at 1-888-898-FFPC 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:
- 0.05 point – 1 yard passing (multiply total passing yards by 0.05. Example: 275 passing yards = 13.75 fantasy points)
- 4 points – Passing TD
- -1 point – Interception thrown
- -1 point - Fumble Lost
- 2 points – 2-point conversion
- 0.1 point – 1 yard rushing (multiply total rushing yards by 0.1. Example 126 rushing yards= 12.6 fantasy points)
- 6 points – Rushing TD
- -1 point - Fumble Lost
- 2 points – 2-point conversion
- 0.1 point – 1 yard receiving (multiply total receiving yards by 0.1. Example 126 receiving yards= 12.6 fantasy points)
- 6 points – Receiving TD
- 1 point – Reception for RB, WR, QB, K
- 1.5 points – Reception for TEs
- -1 point - Fumble Lost
- 2 points – 2-point conversion
- 1 point – Made PAT
- 3 points – Made FG of 1 – 30 yards plus 0.1 point for every yard thereafter.
Example: a 45-yard FG would be worth 4.5 points
Team Defense/Special Teams
- 1 point – Every sack
- 2 points - Every blocked punt or field goal
- 2 points – Every team takeaway (interception or fumble recovery)***
- 6 points – 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 – Every safety
- 12 points – Every shutout **
- 8 points – Allowing between 1- 6 points **
- 5 points – 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.
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.
Varsity League 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.
There are two (2) weekly blind bidding processes. The first “Primary” blind bidding process will take place on Wednesday with the second “Supplementary” process taking place on Sunday.
The deadline for bid submission for Wednesday is 10:00 PM ET and Sunday is 10:00 AM ET.
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 Sunday (of the same week) 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 Sunday (of the same week) and will ONLY become available for next week’s Wednesday bidding process.
The blind bidding process will be available beginning Week 1 and end prior to Week 17.
Bids will be allowed to be entered from Sunday at 12:00 PM ET until Wednesday 10:00 PM ET for Wednesday’s bidding process. Bid will be allowed to be entered from Wednesday at 11:00 PM ET until Sunday 10:00 AM ET for Sunday's bidding process.
All bids will be processed and the rosters updated with the results of all successful bids after 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday & 10:00 PM ET on Sunday, 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 11 through Week 17 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 11 through Week 17 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:
- Worst total points.
- Worst won/lost record**.
- Worst previous week score.
- Loser of head-to-head match-up, if applicable.
- 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 Sunday'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.
Dollar amounts will determine the preference of bids. Example: conditional bid #3 cannot be a higher dollar amount than the primary bid or #2 bid.
Teams may submit as many bids as they like. There are no limitations as to the number 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.
When placing a bid, please use separate dollar amounts or the primary and contingency bid software to ensure differentiation between the bidding groups.
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, on the league management pages. No bids will be accepted by telephone, email, message boards or any via any other form. In the event that the league management website is not able to accept bids, team managers are instructed to go to www.MyFFPC.com, call the 24-hour emergency message center at 1-888-898-3372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Varsity League and Playoff Structure:
The 17-week regular season will run from NFL Week 1 through NFL Week 17. Over the course of the regular season, each of the 12 teams will try to accumulate as many points as possible on a weekly basis. At the conclusion of Week 17, the three teams which have accumulated the most combined points during weeks 1-17 will win league prizes. All references to “points”, “total points” or “points total” implies starting lineup points.
There is no playoff in the Varsity League.
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 20th, 2022 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 now 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 the 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. will 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 email@example.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 advisor 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, 2022.
The Varsity League Draft is scheduled to be held in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, at the listed start times. Entrants must arrive in the draft room 15 minutes prior to the start of the draft, at the latest. 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 Varsity League 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 or ceasing of operations by our fantasy league management website. In the event that FFPC, LLC. terminates the FFPC, all entry fees would be returned to the entrants, with the exception for the $50 Event Fee, which is non-refundable. FFPC, LLC. is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of the Varsity League 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 Varsity League Draft principal owners are required to attend the FFPC Draft in person. (Varsity League remote participants are permitted to draft online or by telephone.) If a principal owner cannot attend the draft, he can name a surrogate drafter via email or in writing by September 1, 2021 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 Varsity League is permitted to bring one co-manager to the draft and event day. There is a $50 fee to bring a co-manager for the 2021 season. The co-manager is 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 Varsity League season begins on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 and ends on Monday January 3rd, 2022, which is the first 17 weeks of the NFL regular season. If the NFL changes its season for any reason, FFPC, LLC. reserves the right to amend its Varsity League league structure accordingly. Any regular season NFL games that take place prior to the Varsity League drafts WILL count towards Week 1 point scoring in the Varsity League 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.
FFPC, LLC. uses its league management service 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words LINEUP CHANGE in the subject line, or called into our 24-hour emergency message center at 1-888-898-FFPC, 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 email@example.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 ET 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:
The Varsity League draft slots will be selected and announced once all entries are closed. The draft order selection of each 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 Varsity League 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.
The Varsity League will allow entrants to draft from a remote location, either online or by telephone. FFPC, LLC. will determine and advise the participant drafting remote of which option is available. Entrants MUST notify FFPC, LLC. of their intention to draft remote upon registering for the Varsity League.
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.
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.
Each player will receive one minute (60 seconds) to make a selection (Please note that the LIVE participants have a 60 second timer). 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 will be assigned a player according to the draft’s auto-pick computer. This selection may not be changed. The draft software will then place this team’s draft on auto-pick. The owner may unselect this feature with a simple click of the mouse and continue drafting in the normal manner with a 60 second clock. Draft facilitators and FFPC Commissioners have discretion to rule on any discrepancy involving player selection. All rulings by the FFPC Commissioners are final.
Draft attendance is mandatory. Please contact FFPC, LLC. should you expect to be late for the draft. Participants must login to 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.
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.