How to Attack the $550,000 FFPC Best-Ball Tournament
The first ever FFPC Best Ball Tournament kicked off last month. In case that’s news to you, here’s a rundown on the details:
- $125 entry fee
- $100,000 1st-place prize with a $550,000 total prize pool
- Max of 4,608 teams
- 18 round drafts
- Starting lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 1 TE, 2 FLEX (non-SuperFlex)
- No H2H matchups — total points only
- Regular season runs from Weeks 1-13
- Playoffs run from Weeks 14-17
Here’s your objective:
- Finish top 2 in your 12-team league after Week 13 and you’ll move on to a new, randomly generated league with fellow advancers.
- Rank top-3 in your new 12-team league after Week 14 and you’ll advance to Week 15.
- If you’re again a top-3 finisher in your 12-team league, you’ll move on to Week 16.
- Another top-3 finish will make you 1 of 12 remaining teams for Week 17. And if you’re the top scoring team that week, well, congrats — you’ve netted $100K!
So daydream for a moment. Then continue on to read more of what you need to know.
Colleague Matt Schauf put in the legwork to evaluate 2021 strength of schedule. You can check out the QB, RB, and WR versions now, with the TEs coming next week.
Using Matt’s article as a guide, here are some of the most and least favorable schedules come FFPC Best-Ball Tournament playoff time...
(Each mention below contains at least three positive playoff matchups or two positives with two neutrals.)
49ers QBs: at Bengals, vs. Falcons, at Titans, vs. Texans
Broncos QBs: vs. Lions, vs. Bengals, at Vegas, at Chargers
If you’re grabbing Trey Lance expecting him to sit early on, it’s comforting to see an ideal schedule down the stretch.
Aaron Rodgers to Denver is probably still a pipe dream. But if he some how makes it out west … look out.