WELCOME to our first ever showcase Fantasy Throwdown tournament!
This tourney will pit 16 players against each other over two weeks in a round robin-elimination bracket format. The contestants include well known fantasy football writers from various popular websites and publications in the industry, plus Matt and Mike representing Fantasy Throwdown as well as three of our best Throwdown players to round out the sixteen.
The tournament runs Weeks 14 and 15 of the NFL season. The 16 contestants will be broken into four groups of four. Each group will play a round robin in Week 14 - that is three Throwdown games per player - and each of the group winners advance to Week 15 for the Championship.
The four players who advance to the Championship will each play another three games in Week 15 against the other group winners, and the Championship group winner will be declared our tournament Champ.
Group winners are decided by won-loss record in the group. Tie breakers for identical won-loss records are determined by 1. head-to-head record between all of the teams that tied, 2. most points scored (all games played), 3. most QB points scored (all games played).
All tourney games will use the DEF lineup and PPR scoring options.
Here is our hit list of fantasy football experts to compete in the tourney:
jeffchristianse - Jeff Christiansen - FFToolbox
FantasyTaz - Jim Day - GoAheadScore
DLFootball - Eric Dickens - Dynasty League Football
FBGWILL - Will Grant - Footballguys
unstable - Bob Harris - Fantasy Sports Publications
kadlec - Emil Kadlec - Fantasy Sports Publications
Ginger Balls - Mike Krueger - FF Today
pff_alex - Alessandro Miglio - Pro Football Focus
DynastyBlitz - Andy Miley - Dynasty Blitz
lou13pla - Lou Tranquilli - BFD Fantasy Football
mschauf63 - Matt Schauf - DraftSharks
Matt - Matt Waldman - Fantasy Throwdown
Mike - Mike MacGregor - Fantasy Throwdown
We are also adding three of our best Throwdown players to the mix:
raptors - Chris Kenny - Turkey Day Champ, 85-54 record against 71 different opponents
MtgProHammer - a.k.a. Hammer - 108-74 record against 90 different opponents
Osowilds - Jeff Johnson - 46-29 record against 24 different opponents
We still need a few people to register an account, and then we will form the groups and schedule the match ups.
Let's get it on!