FFPC Main-Event Running Draft Recap

Come January, I expect to be deciding just what to do with my $500K.

Before I get to that point, though, I need to draft the team that's going to win it.

I just kicked off a slow draft in the FFPC Main Event, my 1st venture into this tournament. The fact that it is a tourney, of course, alters the strategy vs. just competing in a single league. I'll certainly need to fare well in my 12-team league first. But I'll also ultimately be competing against a field of 3,000 teams for the big prize.

That will alter my strategy at times. And I'm going to track the results right here.

Ultimately, though, it'll be about building the best roster and then managing it well throughout the season. So I've got my DS board set up for the FFPC format, and I'm ready to rock.

In case you're unfamiliar with the format (and didn't feel like clicking the FFPC link above), here's a quick run-through:

PPR scoring, but 1.5 PPR for TEs ("TE premium")
Lineup: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, Flex, Flex, K, DST
10 bench spots
2 weekly rounds of blind-bid waivers

Let's get to the picks (mine in bold) ...

Round 1

1.01 Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers
1.02 Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs
1.03 Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
1.04 Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
1.05 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
1.06 Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers
1.07 Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints
1.08 Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants
1.09 Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs
1.10 Darren Waller, TE, Raiders
1.11 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
1.12 Cam Akers, RB, Rams