The 2021 Fantasy Football Strategy season is upon us. This Fantasy Football 101 Series will cover a myriad of topics to give you confidence heading into your Fantasy Football draft season. This article will be geared towards the 2021 FFPC Main Event. This is one of the most prestigious Fantasy Football Leagues in the industry.
Written by 5th Place Finisher in the 2020 FFPC Main Event,
I love High Stakes Fantasy Football. You could say I am addicted to it and if you are reading this article you probably are too! It’s ok we are in this together. I have been playing in multiple high-stakes leagues for 7 years now and have realized one thing for sure is that without a doubt, the home for Hight Stakes Fantasy Football is at the Fantasy Football Players Championship.
The FFPC offers leagues from $35 Best Ball’s to $10,000 High Society Leagues, but their Flagship competition is the FFPC Main Event. The Main Event entry fee is $1,900 per team ($400 off any additional teams) and the grand prize is $500,000. Yeah, that’s right, half a million dollars. Oh, and a cool trophy too. The best of the best will compete in the main event and I am here to help guide you through it.
You must first know the rules for this unique competition. The Main Event consists of 3,000 teams, that is 250 leagues of 12. You compete with your league weeks 1-11 and your league playoffs start week 12 with 4 teams qualifying.
There are cash prizes awarded to the team with the best regular-season record, most points, playoff winners, and for finishing second or third in the playoffs. The top 2 regular season teams and playoff league winner will make it to the all-important “Championship Round” to compete for the $500,000. The Championship Round runs from week 14-16 and pays out down to 125th place.
The FFPC also offers unique scoring and roster requirements. The biggest difference is the TE premium scoring. TE’s get 1.5 points per reception while all other positions get 1 PPR. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is…trust me.
The multi-flex option for setting a lineup is also a bit unique and I will discuss more on that below…
You must be at your absolute best when drafting against these sharks. Nobody is spending $1,800 and drafting from rankings off a magazine printed 3 months prior. Don’t be scared…just be prepared. You can use my PERSONAL FFPC Rankings right here on the site!
As I said, the biggest difference and FFPC’s claim to fame is making TE premium scoring mainstream. The 1.5 PPR for TE’s really moves them up the draft board. We will cover when to target certain players/positions in future installments, but it’s very common to see a TE or two get drafted in round 1.
The Main Event also has a 20-man roster, 18 offensive players with a kicker, and a defense. Starting requirements are as follows: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex (RB, WR, TE), 1 Kicker, and 1 Defense.
The 2 flex spots are what makes the draft have a little more strategy and variance from other standard leagues. Getting the most points you can in those flex spots is key to winning big money in the Main Event.
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