FFPC Playoff Challenge Grand Prize Raised to $200,000

Playoff Registrations Are Open

Prize Pool Pays All the Way Down To Record 600th Place

Not in the Championship Round? Not to worry! Registrations are live for the 2018-19 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge. Don’t forget that you’ll be able to apply your regular season winnings in your account right now to the Playoff Challenge as well.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’ve added more than $150,000 to the prize pool and will pay out an additional 50 more places than we did last season!

The main details of the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 4,250 entries
  • $200,000 Grand Prize
  • More than $750,000 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 600th place
  • Contest runs from start of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
  • Each team consists of 10 players in an FFPC starting roster format
  • Each team chooses from 12 playoff teams but only 1 per team
  • All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 5th at 4:35 pm ET
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure on the contest page linked right here.

Register For the World Famous Playoff Challenge Now

The Championship Round Is Here!

Congrats to all of the teams in both the FFPC Main Event and the Footballguys Players Championship this past weekend that were able to snare their individual league crown. I also wish the best of luck to all playoff teams in the ancillary, VP Money, dynasty and satellite leagues this coming week as well.

With Week 14 upon us, every single classic format FFPC and FPC league has now entered the playoff stage of the season, so it’s going to be a fun three-week ride leading into the holidays. The FFPC, FPC, Consolation, and Toilet Bowl leaderboards are all updated as well, so you can see where you currently stack up among the rest of the field. Please bear in mind, you will need to be logged into your account to view the leaderboards.

This week begins the most thrilling three weeks of fantasy football. Nearly $4,400,000 will be won over the next 21 days in the FFPC’s two major tournaments alone. Weeks 14 through 16 will determine the $250,000 FFPC Main Event winner and the Footballguys Players Championship $250,000 winner, as well as countless other prize winners. Championship round winners will be determined based on each team’s combined total points scored during weeks 14, 15 and 16 added to its one-game average from the regular season. Good luck to you all!

Classic & Dynasty League Waivers

Owners that made the playoffs in FFPC Classic Satellite and Dynasty leagues still have waivers for Weeks 14, 15 and 16. Please remember to place your bids by tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Waivers will also be processed on Friday as well. Again, this is only for FFPC Classic Satellite and Dynasty leagues. The waiver wires for the Main Event and the Footballguys Players Championship are locked for the remainder of the season.

And for a look at last week’s waiver details, check out the results at the link to Fantasy Mojo below:

Previous Waiver Wire Results in 2018

Eilers Leads FFPC Pros Vs. Joes

FFPC Joe Sky Eilers continues to lead the 2018 Pros Vs. Joes competition. Thanks to Todd Gurley (31.5), James Conner (22.4), Zach Ertz (21.8) and Ben Roethlisberger (21.05), Eilers leads fellow FFPC Joes Caleb Alcorn and Sean Isaacs by 3.75 for the overall lead.

Todd Musgrave and Brad Pinkstaff are the third set of Joes on the leaderboard with Pro Mike Dente coming in fourth right now. FFPC Main Event leader Kurt Kuekes sits in fifth as well. The other FFPC Joe leading his division is Eric Danowski with the lone pros on top of their division being Curtis Patrick and Ryan McDowell from Dynasty Command Center. All six division winners will take home a free 2019 FFPC Main Event team at season’s end.

Here is a look at the top-10 overall in this contest below (*-denotes division leader):

  1. 2529.15    JOE    Sky Eilers*
  2. 2525.4    JOE    Caleb Alcorn / Sean Isaacs*
  3. 2454.6    JOE    Todd Musgrave / Brad Pinkstaff*
  4. 2448.3    PRO    Mike Dente
  5. 2445.15    JOE    Kurt Kuekes*
  6. 2415.55    JOE    Eric Danowski*
  7. 2400.9    PRO    John Paulsen
  8. 2368.05    JOE    Danny Mueller / Jeremy Roach
  9. 2348.55    JOE    Joseph Delzenero
  10. 2319.2    PRO    Curtis Patrick/ Ryan McDowell*

Keep Stat Changes in Mind

The FFPC and FPC utilize the official stats provider for the NFL. This includes all stat changes that could be announced and finalized as late as Friday. So if you were involved in a close head-to-head match-up in your league semi-final game this past weekend, please remember that the results will not be final until Friday because of potential stat changes that could impact those match-ups. Make sure you set your lineup just in case!


Copen & Quintana on Pods This Week

Don’t forget to check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast tomorrow morning to hear from Harley Copen, an owner with several teams in competition for the grand prize in both the Main Event and the Terminator Tournament. We’ll discuss the coaching change in Green Bay, the loss of Kareem Hunt and James Conner and how to replace them and more.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

Then you can join yours truly and the 26th-place team in the Main Event Adrian Quintana as he sits in for David A. Gerczak this Friday night for a brand new episode of the HSFF Hour! We’ll help you prep your championship round lineups as you get ready for the three-week sprint that will decide who gets the cash!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the next episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Thanks for reading, everyone! Now you can feel free to register your teams in the 2018-19 FFPC World Famous Playoff Challenge!

Good luck in the opening week of the Championship Round, players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship