Throwdown Showdowns

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sword_140x140Showdowns are 4-player, 1-week round robin, winner-take-all format special events. They are essentially a mini-tournament, and a great way to play a trio of games in a single week and show off your skills winning a group beyond individual matches.


  • 4 players, 1-week event
  • 3-game round robin
  • 90% payout, winner take all
  • $2, $5 and $10 entry levels
  • Starts when full


A $2 entry fee Showdown pays $7.20, a $5 entry fee Showdown pays $18 and a $10 entry fee Showdown pays $36 to the winner.

Showdown winners also receive the sword icon and 2.5 achievement points towards their Leaderboard ranking for the win.


Each player in a Showdown group plays one game against each other player in the group (round robin). After all games are scored, group standings are tabulated based on won-loss record to determine which player finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the group. The 1st place team wins the Showdown.

Lineups and Scoring

Unless otherwise specified for a particular Showdown, the lineup for all games is 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 DEF. The scoring is performance +1 PPR.


In the event of a tie in won-loss record between two teams in the group, then the first tie-breaker is head-to-head result between the two teams. The winner of the group match finishes higher in the standings. If the two teams tied their head-to-head game, then total group points for minus points against (points differential) for each team is used as a second tie-breaker.

If there is a tie in won-loss record between three teams in the group, then the tie-breaker is total group points for minus points against (points differential) for each team that is tied.

Incomplete Drafts

If a draft is not complete for a game in the Showdown, then a judgement will be made if one individual is more responsible than the other for the draft finishing incomplete. If it is decided one individual was more responsible, then that person receives a forfeit loss and -10 points differential, and their opponent receives a win and +10 points differential for the game in the group standings.

If it cannot be clearly decided that one individual was more responsible than the other for the incomplete draft, then the game will be scored as a tie in the group standings.

At the discretion of Fantasy Throwdown, a Showdown draft that is incomplete but almost finished can be completed by Throwdown admin on Monday or Tuesday, and then scored, following the NFL results for the week. Every attempt will be made to add players to finish the draft that does not swing the expected outcome of the game from the originally drafted players.

Early Games

It is strongly suggested to not include early games, such as Thursday Night Football, in your Showdown games unless both players in the match agree in advance they can complete the draft prior to opening kickoff of the earliest game in the Showdown.

Starting Week

A Showdown will start and play for the current week of the NFL season if it fills on or prior to Saturday. A Showdown will carry over and start the following week of the NFL season if it fills after Saturday of the current week.

If a member is signed up for a Showdown and later realizes they will be unable to complete their drafts, then please contact Fantasy Throwdown as soon as possible to make arrangements to avoid forfeiting games.


Showdown results are posted after all games are final. Individual game results, and group standings as a result of those individual games, are subject to the same stat change rules as described in our terms of service.