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NFL Playoffs Challenge Super Bowl Round and FINAL Results

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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WHOA BABY! That was one heck of a Super Bowl. One to talk about for years and years. I didn’t have a lot of rooting interest in either team so I, like many, wanted to see a good game. We got that! Congrats New England Patriots. Tough one to lose Seattle Seahawks. Only one team could win it so without spending any time here to dwell on, “the call”, we’ll just say, great game.

The conclusion of the Super Bowl marked the last hurrah of Fantasy Throwdown for the 2014-15 NFL season, and individual game results went out last night. One more thing to decide however is our NFL Playoffs Challenge. Lets get to that.

The NFL Playoffs Challenge is a competition where each contestant plays two Throwdown games per week of the NFL Playoffs (one game for Super Bowl), and we tally points for how well they performed in those challenges. Players earn 2 points for a win, plus 0.5 points if they win a challenge by 21 or more fantasy points. There is an also an additional 0.5 points awarded after the Super Bowl, for each time they drafted the eventual Super Bowl MVP in all of their Throwdown games in this contest.

We have 20 entries in the contest, prizes for Top 5 overall finishers, plus a weekly prize. Check the full rules and results from Wild-Card Weekend, Divisional Playoffs and Conference Championships.

Round 4 Standings

Pretty straight forward strategy by me manning the Throwdown1 account. If you guys gave me the first pick, I took Marshawn Lynch. If you guys took Lynch first overall, I took Rob Gronkowski. Both had great games, and the advantage provided by each guy was pretty equal.

I did like Julian Edelman a lot, but I may not have taken him to pair with Gronk out of concern taking a big miss at RB. Mistake. I did have Tom Brady ahead of Russell Wilson. Too much Jermaine Kearse, figuring Doug Baldwin would be shut down by Darrelle Revis. No one drafted Chris Matthews, that is for sure. The defenses and kickers made little to no difference.

Remember, 4 points for a win and a full point for winning by 21 or more points.

W L +21 Pts PF   PA   Dif  
1. tshnide #2 1 0 1 5 127.9 86.3 41.7
2. Wilforkisland 1 0 1 5 126.5 89.8 36.8
3. WeilCats #2 1 0 1 5 121.0 95.3 25.7
4. puntacanapeo 1 0 1 5 118.6 95.6 23.0
5. sguile 1 0 1 5 118.7 97.6 21.1
6. sguile #2 1 0 0 4 113.1 103.2 10.0
7. gtrain 1 0 0 4 109.8 106.5 3.3
8. atcdav 1 0 0 4 105.2 102.2 3.0
9. mikemar 1 0 0 4 108.3 108.0 0.4
10. thunder 1 0 0 4 108.3 108.0 0.4
11. tinmac 0 1 0 0 102.9 113.4 -10.6
12. tshnide 0 1 0 0 99.5 114.7 -15.2
13. Doclate 0 1 0 0 97.8 118.5 -20.7
14. Cacciatorini #2 0 1 0 0 92.9 114.5 -21.6
15. jeffNFL 0 1 0 0 93.1 123.2 -30.1
16. WeilCats 0 1 0 0 93.1 123.2 -30.1
17. laoch 0 1 0 0 85.6 121.8 -36.2
18. Luxuriousdusti 0 1 0 0 88.3 128.0 -39.8
19. rhazes_darkk 0 1 0 0 86.3 130.0 -43.8
20. Cacciatorini 0 1 0 0 81.7 125.7 -44.1

Ten wins and ten losses for our group as a whole. Only 5 of the 10 wins were by 21+. There is no weekly prize this week – sorry tshnide! – so lets move on to the final overall standings.

Overall Standings

W L MVP
Pts
Total
Pts
PF   PA   Dif  
1. Wilforkisland 6 1 2.5 18.5 960.4 827.3 133.1
2. mikemar 6 1 2 18 952.4 802.4 150.1
3. tshnide #2 4 3 3 15.5 960.3 849.2 111.1
4. gtrain 5 2 1.5 14 906.0 857.2 48.8
5. sguile 5 2 0.5 13.5 907.7 844.6 63.1
6. thunder 4 3 2 12.5 874.8 890.4 -15.6
7. sguile #2 4 3 1 11.5 857.9 861.1 -3.2
8. tshnide 4 3 2.5 11 917.1 873.2 43.9
9. jeffNFL 4 3 2.5 11 914.5 902.2 12.3
10. puntacanapeo 3 4 0.5 10 807.1 892.3 -85.2
11. WeilCats #2 2 5 2 9.5 897.5 868.4 29.1
12. WeilCats 3 4 2.5 9.5 877.9 904.2 -26.4
13. tinmac 3 4 0.5 7.5 849.9 883.2 -33.3
14. atcdav 2 5 0.5 7 819.3 897.8 -78.5
15. Cacciatorini #2 2 5 2.5 7 788.2 874.3 -86.1
16. Cacciatorini 2 5 1.5 6 813.0 916.7 -103.7
17. Doclate 2 5 2 6 795.8 916.6 -120.8
18. Luxuriousdusti 2 5 1 5.5 858.4 914.7 -56.3
19. rhazes_darkk 2 5 0.5 5 835.1 922.3 -87.2
20. laoch 1 6 1 3 798.0 918.4 -120.5

Two Patriots fans at the top of the board. How fitting! And, not unlike the Super Bowl conclusion, Wilforkisland snatched the championship at the virtual 1-yard line from mikemar, who held the lead since our opening round. Wilfork caught up thanks for winning his Super Bowl match by 21+, and ultimately for drafting Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady 4 our of a possible 5 times. mikemar drafted Brady 3 times.

tshnide (entry #2) went only 4-3 on won-loss record, but maximized his wins with numerous 21+ point margins of victory, and he drafted Tom Brady more times than any other member in the contest, the maximum possible 5 times.

gtrain went 5-2 in the contest and drafted Brady 3 times to help propel him to 4th overall. sguile wasn’t high on Brady, drafting him only once, but won his Super Bowl match by 21+ by a mere 0.05 points to earn the bonus and finish in 5th place.

Congrats Wilforkisland! He takes the championship and wins $150. mikemar earns 2nd place and $75. tshnide wins $50, gtrain $30 and sguile $20. Great job by our Top 5, and really awesome job everyone for getting their drafts done every round.

Thanks everyone for playing! Hope you enjoyed our NFL Playoffs Challenge. Have a great offseason and see you back next year!

Round 4 Game Results

Throwdown1 102.2
atcdav 105.15

Throwdown1 125.7
Cacciatorini 81.65

Throwdown1 114.45
Cacciatorini #2 92.9

Throwdown1 118.45
Doclate 97.8

Throwdown1 106.5
gtrain 109.75

Throwdown1 123.15
jeffNFL 93.1

Throwdown1 121.75
laoch 85.6

Throwdown1 128
Luxuriousdusti 88.25

Throwdown1 107.95
mikemar 108.3

Throwdown1 95.6
puntacanapeo 118.55

Throwdown1 130
rhazes_darkk 86.25

Throwdown1 97.6
sguile 118.65

Throwdown1 103.15
sguile #2 113.1

Throwdown1 107.95
thunder 108.3

Throwdown1 113.4
tinmac 102.85

Throwdown1 114.65
tshnide 99.5

Throwdown1 89.75
Wilforkisland 126.5

Throwdown1 123.15
WeilCats 93.1

Throwdown1 95.3
WeilCats #2 120.95

Throwdown1 86.25
tshnide #2 127.9

NFL Playoffs Challenge Conference Championships (Round 3) Results

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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Conference Championships gave us one heck of a football game from a competitive and, “What the heck just happened?” stand point. And then there was the mismatch of all mismatches, which I was fortunately watching on delay and zipped through most of the second half. Here are the results for Round 3 of our NFL Playoffs Challenge, with just one Throwdown game to go for the Super Bowl pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots.

The NFL Playoffs Challenge is a competition where each contestant plays two Throwdown games per week of the NFL Playoffs (one game for Super Bowl), and we tally points for how well they performed in those challenges. Players earn 2 points for a win, plus 0.5 points if they win a challenge by 21 or more fantasy points. There is an also an additional 0.5 points awarded after the Super Bowl, for each time they drafted the eventual Super Bowl MVP in all of their Throwdown games in this contest.

We have 20 entries in the contest, prizes for Top 5 overall finishers, plus a weekly prize. Check the full rules and results from Wild-Card Weekend and Divisional Playoffs.

Round 3 Standings

If this was Throwdown1 vs. Throwdown2 competition, T1 is winning that battle hands down. T1 went 14-6 while T2 did the opposite, posting a 6-14 record for the Conference Championships. Based on the rankings, T1 generally took Rob Gronkowski first overall (if given the first pick), and T2 took Marshawn Lynch. One would think the records would be flipped, but maybe since T1 didn’t take a RB early, perhaps they were more likely to nab LeGarrette Blount and his 3 TD day.

W L +21 Pts PF   PA   Dif  
1. tshnide #2 2 0 2 5 275.5 192.1 83.5
2. tshnide 2 0 1 4.5 266.9 199.7 67.3
3. Wilforkisland 2 0 1 4.5 263.3 212.1 51.3
4. gtrain 2 0 0 4 235.0 206.7 28.4
5. jeffNFL 2 0 0 4 237.2 223.4 13.9
6. thunder 2 0 0 4 236.5 229.7 6.9
7. Luxuriousdusti 1 1 1 2.5 240.5 224.1 16.5
8. WeilCats 1 1 1 2.5 230.1 227.4 2.8
9. mikemar 1 1 1 2.5 228.3 233.3 -5.0
10. Cacciatorini #2 1 1 1 2.5 205.3 239.2 -33.9
11. sguile 1 1 0 2 235.4 226.7 8.7
12. Cacciatorini 1 1 0 2 237.0 231.7 5.4
13. tinmac 1 1 0 2 208.5 203.3 5.3
14. sguile #2 1 1 0 2 206.8 212.9 -6.1
15. WeilCats #2 0 2 0 0 222.6 230.4 -7.8
16. rhazes_darkk 0 2 0 0 194.4 243.1 -48.7
17. Doclate 0 2 0 0 176.0 231.0 -55.0
18. laoch 0 2 0 0 176.5 232.7 -56.2
19. atcdav 0 2 0 0 175.3 234.0 -58.7
20. puntacanapeo 0 2 0 0 132.9 276.4 -143.5

tshnide was on fire this week! Not only did he win the weekly prize with a perfect 2 wins, both by 21+ points, but his closest competition was himself with his other entry! The #2 entry that topped our chart was the only entry to earn the full 5 points this week. Congrats!

Overall Standings

There is only one week to go in the contest and one game to play, but keep in mind that game is worth double points! Plus, the Super Bowl MVP bonus points will be awarded after the Super Bowl for all games played throughout the contest.

W L +21 Pts PF   PA   Dif  
1. mikemar 5 1 4 12 844.1 694.4 149.7
2. Wilforkisland 5 1 2 11 833.9 737.6 96.4
3. tshnide 4 2 1 8.5 817.6 758.5 59.1
4. gtrain 4 2 1 8.5 796.3 750.7 45.6
5. jeffNFL 4 2 1 8.5 821.4 779.0 42.4
6. sguile 4 2 0 8 789.0 747.0 42.0
7. tshnide #2 3 3 3 7.5 832.4 762.9 69.5
8. WeilCats 3 3 2 7 784.8 781.1 3.7
9. tinmac 3 3 2 7 747.1 769.8 -22.8
10. sguile #2 3 3 1 6.5 744.8 757.9 -13.1
11. thunder 3 3 1 6.5 766.5 782.4 -16.0
12. Luxuriousdusti 2 4 1 4.5 770.2 786.7 -16.5
13. rhazes_darkk 2 4 1 4.5 748.9 792.3 -43.5
14. Cacciatorini 2 4 1 4.5 731.3 791.0 -59.7
15. Cacciatorini #2 2 4 1 4.5 695.3 759.9 -64.6
16. puntacanapeo 2 4 1 4.5 688.5 796.7 -108.2
17. Doclate 2 4 0 4 698.0 798.2 -100.2
18. WeilCats #2 1 5 1 2.5 776.6 773.1 3.5
19. atcdav 1 5 1 2.5 714.1 795.6 -81.5
20. laoch 1 5 0 2 712.4 796.7 -84.3

Things got a lot tighter at the top of our overall standings. mikemar is still in first, but his 3 points lead over second place after the Divisional Playoffs dwindled down to just a single point. mikemar split his games this week, while Wilforkisland went 2-0.

After our top two, tshnide, gtrain and jeffNFL are all tied in points, and there are numerous entries right on their heels. Should be an exciting finish in our contest. Good luck!

Round 3 Game Results

Throwdown1 101.45
atcdav 97.7

Throwdown2 132.5
atcdav 77.6

Throwdown1 122.75
Cacciatorini 112.4

Throwdown2 108.9
Cacciatorini 124.6

Throwdown1 148.25
Cacciatorini #2 88.8

Throwdown2 90.9
Cacciatorini #2 116.5

Throwdown1 126.75
Doclate 88.6

Throwdown2 104.2
Doclate 87.4

Throwdown1 116.45
gtrain 126

Throwdown2 90.2
gtrain 109

Throwdown1 123.25
jeffNFL 129.1

Throwdown2 100.1
jeffNFL 108.1

Throwdown1 123.75
laoch 98.6

Throwdown2 108.9
laoch 77.9

Throwdown1 126.45
Luxuriousdusti 113.4

Throwdown2 97.6
Luxuriousdusti 127.1

Throwdown1 144.05
mikemar 92.8

Throwdown2 89.2
mikemar 135.5

Throwdown1 149.95
puntacanapeo 65.5

Throwdown2 126.4
puntacanapeo 67.4

Throwdown1 109.55
rhazes_darkk 106.8

Throwdown2 133.5
rhazes_darkk 87.6

Throwdown1 118.65
sguile 116.2

Throwdown2 108
sguile 119.15

Throwdown1 121.95
sguile #2 96

Throwdown2 90.9
sguile #2 110.75

Throwdown1 121.65
thunder 121.7

Throwdown2 108
thunder 114.8

Throwdown1 105.15
tinmac 90.6

Throwdown2 98.1
tinmac 117.9

Throwdown1 110.45
tshnide 131.4

Throwdown2 89.2
tshnide 135.5

Throwdown1 119.95
Wilforkisland 125.6

Throwdown2 92.1
Wilforkisland 137.7

Throwdown1 134.25
WeilCats 110.1

Throwdown2 93.1
WeilCats 120

Throwdown1 121.85
WeilCats #2 118

Throwdown2 108.5
WeilCats #2 104.6

Throwdown1 102.85
tshnide #2 140

Throwdown2 89.2
tshnide #2 135.5

NFL Playoffs Challenge – Play Daily Fantasy Football for Super Bowl XLIX

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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The end of football season is near! No wait, lets be positive about this. The NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl are almost here, and our NFL Playoffs Challenge is back (last year)!

Sign up to play and receive specially marked Fantasy Throwdown challenges each week of the NFL Playoffs, including the Super Bowl, to be played against an independent Throwdown admin player.

Contestants earn points for wins, plus bonus points for margins of victory and for drafting the eventual Super Bowl MVP. Standings are tabulated after each week of the playoffs, and the overall winners are declared after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLIX.

It is $20 per entry, and we are capping the contest at only 20 entries, so don’t miss your chance to join! Read below for full rules and details.

Sign Up


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Format and Rules

  1. Sign up by purchasing an entry in the NFL Playoffs Challenge. One entry is $20, and members can purchase multiple entries.

  2. Once the playoff schedule is known after the conclusion of Week 17, each contestant receives two official Fantasy Throwdown challenges marked “PC” (Playoffs Challenge) for Wild-Card Weekend.
  3. Contestants need to accept the challenges and finish their drafts against a representative from Fantasy Throwdown the week leading up to the Wild-Card Weekend games.
  4. Once results are in after the last game on Sunday, points are awarded for wins, and standings are tabulated for the Playoffs Challenge.
  5. Contestants earn 2 points for a win, plus a half point bonus if they win by 21 or more points. There is potential for an additional half point bonus awarded for drafting the eventual Super Bowl MVP.
  6. All contestants each receive another two Fantasy Throwdown challenges for Divisional Playoffs, and two for Conference Championships. Points are awarded and standings updated each week.
  7. All contestants each receive one Fantasy Throwdown challenge for Super Bowl. All available points are doubled for Super Bowl (4 points for a win, 1 point for a win by 21+, 1 point for drafting the Super Bowl MVP).
  8. Final overall standings after the conclusion of the Super Bowl determine our overall contest winners. There is also a weekly prize for the best single week performance (all games played for one entry) after each round of the first three weeks of the playoffs (no weekly prize for the Super Bowl).

Lineups and Scoring

WC Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O+, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
WC Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
DP Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O+, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
DP Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
CC Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
CC Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
SB 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 0 Block

WC = Wild-Card; DP = Divisional; CC = Conference Championship; SB = Super Bowl

O+ = Flex QB/RB/WR/TE; O = Flex RB/WR/TE

Standard performance + 1 PPR

Prizes

Overall Prizes

1st Place: $150

2nd Place: $75

3rd Place: $50

4th Place: $30

5th Place: $20

Weekly Prize ( each of 3 weeks )

1st Place: $25

NFL Playoffs Challenge winners (1st through 6th) also receive a special icon and achievement bonus points of 15, 12.5, 10, 7.5, 5 and 2.5 respectively, towards their Leaderboard ranking.

Entry Fee

$20 per entry

This contest is capped at a maximum of 20 entries. Contestants can purchase multiple entries to help increase their chances of winning.

Important Points

Contest Entry Deadline

Wild-Card Weekend games start Saturday January 3rd. The deadline to join the NFL Playoffs Challenge is Friday January 2nd at 12:00pm Eastern, to help ensure drafts are finished prior to opening kickoff of the first playoff game.

Incomplete Drafts

If a contestant fails to accept and sufficiently complete their draft (at least 7 picks made) prior to Friday at 6:00pm Eastern of that week’s games, then Fantasy Throwdown cannot guarantee the draft will be finished before opening kickoff of that playoff week. An incomplete draft will expire, and no points awarded to the contestant for that match.

Standings Tie-breakers

In the event contestants are tied in the standings based on points earned, the first tie-breaker is overall point differential. The second tie-breaker is point differential for the Super Bowl.

Multiple Entries

Contestants can purchase multiple entries. These will be marked PC1 (first entry), PC2, (second entry), PC3 (third), etc., etc. Contestants cannot combine PC1 results from one week with PC2 results from another week, for example. Each entry must be tracked separately.

 
This is our last Fantasy Throwdown event of the season, and perhaps your only chance to play fantasy football for the Super Bowl! Sign up today so you don’t miss out. Good luck!

Final Second Half Leaderboard

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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You know, originally, I wasn’t even going to update our Leaderboard through the NFL Playoffs. However, after Wild-Card Weekend I realized the points didn’t properly add up to the won-loss record for each user, which updates automatically. So. . . I kept updating each week.

I had a nice comfortable lead in first place, 146 points to 136.5 points for tonyburtt in second place after the Conference Championships. Then my Super Bowl week playing Fantasy Throwdown apparently went only slightly better than Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl. At least I wasn’t in front of a national audience.

My record for Super Bowl was a pitiful 3-13, including a loss to Tony as I challenged him to a game to give him a last shot at the top spot. Smooth move! He went 3-1. That game he beat me was the difference.

Congrats Tony! You are our second half Leaderboard champion!

Destroyers 13 shot way up in the final week, from 15th to finish in third. Nicely done! Our NFL Playoffs Challenge Champ, rhazes_darkk, finished fourth and our Best of Throwdown Champ, Bigchief37, finished fifth.

We actually didn’t award any Leaderboard bonus points or badges for the NFL Playoffs Challenge because, as I said, I hadn’t planned to update the Leaderboard once the playoffs started. I really liked that concept though, so we’ll expand our badges/bonus points system next year as we run more special events, and maybe come up with some cooler looking badges.

For posterity, here is a screen shot of the Leaderboard Top 15 for the second half of 2013. The full Leaderboard will stay in place until we reset it prior to the 2014 NFL season. Thanks again everyone for playing, and see you back here next season!

Congrats to tonyburtt, our Second Half Leaderboard Champ! He knocked off Mike in the final week - Super Bowl! Mike held top spot since Week 13.

Congrats to tonyburtt, our Second Half Leaderboard Champ!
He knocked off Mike in the final week – Super Bowl! Mike held top spot since Week 13.

NFL Playoffs Challenge Super Bowl and Final Results

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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That wasn’t the game anyone expected! Sure, I saw lots of win predictions for the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos, but man, I don’t think anyone even wanted to believe it would be such a big blowout. We’ve had so many good, closely contested Super Bowls lately, this brings me back to the Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys days. Bad memories! Or the San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers Super Bowl. I think that one I ended up playing pool in my university bar for the second half.

Well, as we close the books on another season, lets first get down to business and figure out who won our NFL Playoffs Challenge. Remember the Super Bowl match – there was just one challenge per player in the contest – is worth double points in the standings.

There were also points up for drafting the Super Bowl MVP throughout the NFL Playoffs Challenge, but since that wasn’t Peyton Manning or Russell Wilson or even Percy Harvin, who got drafted a lot this week and even a bunch of times in the Seahawks win over the New Orleans Saints, no one drafted the MVP.

Congratulations to LB Malcolm Smith for landing the MVP honor. Maybe I should give the MVP bonus points to everyone who drafted the Seattle Seahawks defense? Technically, I cannot do that, as that wasn’t clear in the rules previously. I’ll definitely think about adding that in the future, however, that if a defensive player wins MVP then the points go to that team defense. It sure makes sense in Seattle’s case.

Personally, I had an absolutely terrible final week of the season playing Fantasy Throwdown. “Manning” (pun intended) the Throwdown1 account for this challenge, I went 7-15. All but two of the losses, my opponent won by 21+ fantasy points for the. . . lets call it the ass-kicking, bonus.

No loss was bigger than the one handed out by Wilforkisland. He won by 93 points! Final score 136-43. He got his hands on Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, and took Seattle defense and Steven Hauschka early, in the 5th and 6th rounds, between me adding Percy Harvin and Golden Tate. He nabbed Doug Baldwin with his final pick, the final nail in the coffin.

Didn’t I say just last week I was shocked Wilforkisland was in last place, winless, in this contest? Figures he took it to heart and finished strong with the biggest win in the Super Bowl round. He wins the $50 weekly prize.

Now down to the big dogs who finished in the Top 5 overall for this contest. This is I guess what you would consider our first guaranteed prize pool, or GPP in daily fantasy sports lingo. Not that all of our cash games aren’t guaranteed prizes, so it is a bit confusing. Players flock to GPP though, so GPP it is! First place in this contest wins $300, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $75 and 4th and 5th place, each $40.

Drumroll please. . . and. . . our Top 5 last week all won, and won big this week. No change! Womp womp womp. Since we didn’t have any points awarded for the MVP, that couldn’t come into play. All of these guys brought their A-game to get the maximum 5 points for Super Bowl (4 for the win, 1 for winning by 21+). And those guys start with. . .

Champion rhazes_darkk! He finished with a 6-1 record in the contest and won 4 of those games by 21+. Great job, rhazes_darkk!

Second place, Bigchief37 (5-2, 3 by 21+) wins a points differential tie-breaker over third place, Luxuriousdusti with the exact same record.

Kjhawkey finished 4th, also with a 5-2 record but I managed to keep most of those wins close. He won once by 21+, the Super Bowl being the only one. mr_punisher is 5th with a 4-3 record but all 4 of those wins he won by 21+ to edge out three more players who all finished 4-3.

Congrats to our winners! Thanks again to everyone for playing. As I said in the email last week, I really enjoyed this format and I hope you guys did too. We’ll look to do more of these multi-week, bigger group events next season. Without further adieu, here are the weekly results from Super Bowl and final overall results from the inaugural NFL Playoffs Challenge:

 
Super Bowl Standings

W L W by 21+ Pts   Dif  
1. Wilforkisland 1 0 1 5.0 93.1
2. Airbus79 1 0 1 5.0 76.5
3. mr_punisher 1 0 1 5.0 75.5
4. rhazes_darkk 1 0 1 5.0 50.1
5. BeastModeCV 1 0 1 5.0 44.8
6. Haysie 1 0 1 5.0 44.6
7. Luxuriousdusti 1 0 1 5.0 31.5
8. jeffNFL 1 0 1 5.0 31.1
9. Bigchief37 1 0 1 5.0 30.3
10. raptors 1 0 1 5.0 30.3
11. Kjhawkey 1 0 1 5.0 27.3
12. j0eo1s 1 0 1 5.0 25.7
13. ffrittle 1 0 1 5.0 23.9
14. eddieprobro 1 0 0 4.0 17.9
15. Scott Kuff 1 0 0 4.0 8.5
16. spridlewv 0 1 0 0.0 -7.2
17. awilde27 0 1 0 0.0 -16.9
18. Doclate 0 1 0 0.0 -17.3
19. Fantasytaz 0 1 0 0.0 -19.1
20. NiteHawk55 0 1 0 0.0 -33.6
21. robmcangus 0 1 0 0.0 -35.7
22. atcdav 0 1 0 0.0 -60.3

 
Overall Standings

W L W by 21+ Pts   Dif  
1. rhazes_darkk 6 1 4 16.5 166.3
2. Bigchief37 5 2 3 14.0 73.9
3. Luxuriousdusti 5 2 3 14.0 1.1
4. Kjhawkey 5 2 1 13.0 29.8
5. mr_punisher 4 3 4 12.5 209.3
6. raptors 4 3 3 12.0 55.2
7. jeffNFL 4 3 3 12.0 11.2
8. BeastModeCV 4 3 1 11.0 -63.2
9. ffrittle 3 4 2 9.5 -80.7
10. Airbus79 3 4 1 9.0 -11.8
11. Scott Kuff 3 4 0 8.0 -60.1
12. atcdav 3 4 3 7.5 4.2
13. Haysie 2 5 2 7.5 -123.8
14. j0eo1s 2 5 1 7.0 -95.8
15. eddieprobro 2 5 1 6.5 -60.0
16. Wilforkisland 1 6 1 5.0 -83.9
17. awilde27 2 5 1 4.5 -5.4
18. spridlewv 2 5 1 4.5 -143.4
19. NiteHawk55 2 5 0 4.0 -157.1
20. Fantasytaz 1 6 1 2.5 -103.2
21. Doclate 1 6 0 2.0 -174.8
22. robmcangus 1 6 0 2.0 -276.6

 
Game 7 Results

atcdav 59.9
Throwdown1 120.2

Doclate 81.4
Throwdown1 98.7

Wilforkisland 136.6
Throwdown1 43.5

Scott Kuff 94.3
Throwdown1 85.8

robmcangus 72.2
Throwdown1 107.9

Bigchief37 105.2
Throwdown1 74.9

rhazes_darkk 115.1
Throwdown1 65

spridlewv 85.2
Throwdown1 92.4

eddieprobro 98.2
Throwdown1 80.3

Luxuriousdusti 105.8
Throwdown1 74.3

ffrittle 102
Throwdown1 78.1

BeastModeCV 112.9
Throwdown1 68.1

mr_punisher 127.8
Throwdown1 52.3

raptors 105.2
Throwdown1 74.9

Haysie 112.8
Throwdown1 68.2

awilde27 81.6
Throwdown1 98.5

Airbus79 128.3
Throwdown1 51.8

Kjhawkey 103.7
Throwdown1 76.4

j0eo1s 102.9
Throwdown1 77.2

jeffNFL 105.6
Throwdown1 74.5

Fantasytaz 80.5
Throwdown1 99.6

NiteHawk55 73.7
Throwdown1 107.3

NFL Playoffs Challenge Rules, Prizes

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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Weeks 16 and 17 of the NFL season does not need to signify the end of fantasy football for another year! Instead, it highlights the fact that Fantasy Throwdown keeps on rolling right through the NFL Playoffs including the Super Bowl!

We are already hearing non-stop playoff scenario talk heading into the final weeks of the regular season, but that is okay, because . . .

What is our NFL Playoffs Challenge? This is different than the prior years. Here goes:

 
Format and Rules

  1. Sign up by purchasing an entry in the NFL Playoffs Challenge. One entry is $20, and members can purchase multiple entries.

  2. Once the playoff schedule is known after the conclusion of Week 17, each contestant receives two official Fantasy Throwdown challenges marked “PC” (Playoffs Challenge) for Wild-Card Weekend.
  3. Contestants need to accept the challenges and finish their drafts against a representative from Fantasy Throwdown the week leading up to the Wild-Card Weekend games.
  4. Once results are in after the last game on Sunday, points are awarded for wins, and standings are tabulated for the Playoffs Challenge.
  5. Contestants earn 2 points for a win, plus a half point bonus if they win by 21 or more points. There is potential for an additional half point bonus awarded for drafting the eventual Super Bowl MVP.
  6. All contestants each receive another two Fantasy Throwdown challenges for Divisional Playoffs, and two for Conference Championships. Points are awarded and standings updated each week.
  7. All contestants each receive one Fantasy Throwdown challenge for Super Bowl. All available points are doubled for Super Bowl (4 points for a win, 1 point for a win by 21+, 1 point for drafting the Super Bowl MVP).
  8. Final overall standings after the conclusion of the Super Bowl determine our overall contest winners. There is also a weekly prize for the best single week performance (all games played for one entry) after each round of the playoffs.

Lineup:

WC Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O+, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
WC Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
DP Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O+, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
DP Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
CC Game 1 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 O, 0 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
CC Game 2 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 1 Block
SB 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DEF, 0 Block

WC = Wild-Card; DP = Divisional; CC = Conference Championship; SB = Super Bowl

O+ = Flex QB/RB/WR/TE; O = Flex RB/WR/TE

Scoring: Standard performance + 1 PPR

 
Prizes

Overall Prizes

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $75

4th Place: $40

5th Place: $40

Weekly Prize ( each of 4 weeks )

1st Place: $50

 
Entry Fee

$20 per entry

This contest is capped at a maximum of 50 entries. Contestants can purchase multiple entries to help increase their chances of winning.

 
Important Points

Contest Entry Deadline

Wild-Card Weekend games start Saturday January 4th. The deadline to join the NFL Playoffs Challenge is Friday January 3rd at 6:00pm Eastern, to help ensure drafts are finished prior to opening kickoff of the first playoff game.

Incomplete Drafts

If a contestant fails to accept and sufficiently complete their draft (at least 7 picks made) prior to Friday at 6:00pm Eastern of that week’s games, then Fantasy Throwdown cannot guarantee the draft will be finished before opening kickoff of that playoff week. An incomplete draft will expire, and no points awarded to the contestant for that match.

Standings Tie-breakers

In the event contestants are tied in the standings based on points earned, the first tie-breaker is overall point differential. The second tie-breaker is point differential for the Super Bowl.

Multiple Entries

Contestants can purchase multiple entries. These will be marked PC1 (first entry), PC2, (second entry), PC3 (third), etc., etc. Contestants cannot combine PC1 results from one week with PC2 results from another week, for example. Each entry must be tracked separately.

 
I hope you decide to join us in this contest to wrap up a great season of fantasy football at Fantasy Throwdown. Sign up early so you don’t miss out. Good luck!

NFL Playoffs Tournament Final Results

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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What a Super Bowl. It looked like we might have a bit of a yawner one play into the second half, but then the lights went out for a while which apparently dimmed the Baltimore Ravens’ focus while sharpening the San Francisco 49ers’ resolve. The 49ers stormed back to really make a game of it. They never took the lead, but they sure came close while the Ravens hung on for dear life.

I question why the 49ers didn’t have Colin Kaepernick run at least once inside the 10 against some slow looking defenders. Hindsight is great though. Eventually something would have worked, but they just ran out of chances. The 49ers definitely look like a team to be reckoned with in the immediate future.

The Ravens, not so much on the bright future, but they had enough for this game and got their ring. That is all that matters now. Congrats to them and the city of Baltimore. Nice to see guys like Matt Birk, Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata and Michael Oher, amongst others, be crowned Super Bowl champs.

Now, on to the big Fantasy Throwdown news at hand – to announce the winner of our NFL Playoffs Tournament! You think the Super Bowl was close? It was a battle royale in Group A for the championship in our tourney. And the winner is . . . CP78, a.k.a. Colin Pratt or @DSEmpire_Colin on Twitter.

He didn’t win the last group, but he finished 2nd, giving him a 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd place result through the four rounds of the tournament. That was enough to stay ahead of j0eo1s, who went 4-0 in Group A this round, and CP78 just edged out Scott Kuff, who finished third in Group A and was our #1 overall ranked player going into this round. Note, CP78 was #1 after the Wild-Card and Divisional Playoffs rounds. Great consistency and top results. Congrats Colin!

Some other notables in our overall rankings, Peppy_Pants, who only started playing Throwdown at the start of the playoffs and was referred by Fantasytaz, jumped to fourth overall after winning Group B and just edged out Taz, who won Group C and finished fifth overall.

Airbus79 won Group D with a 4-0 record and jumped into the top 10, finishing ninth overall. Fantasy Acumen rebounded nicely from a rough opening two rounds, finishing 5th twice, to win his group each of the last two rounds. WHUDEY went 4-0 in his group and it came down his match against DLFootball to decide it.

Here are the final overall standings, followed by the group results for the Super Bowl round of the tourney.

NFL Playoffs Tournament Overall Standings
Final Results

 
Super Bowl Round Group Results

Group A W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. j0eo1s 4 0 436.5 381.9 54.7
2. CP78 3 1 428.0 395.2 32.9
3. Scott Kuff 1 3 418.2 431.1 -12.9
4. Wilforkisland 1 3 373.3 427.4 -54.1
5. rich1978 1 3 410.1 430.6 -20.5

j0eo1s wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. Scott Kuff finishes third using the points differential tie-breaker over Wilforkisland and rich1978. Wilforkisland finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over rich1978.

Group B W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. Peppy_Pants 3 1 445.8 382.2 63.6
2. robshell 3 1 413.6 427.7 -14.1
3. patwat 3 1 437.2 404.0 33.2
4. stauqmuk 1 3 383.8 406.0 -22.3
5. Bill_Riccette 0 4 409.7 470.1 -60.4

Peppy_Pants wins the group using the points differential tie-breaker over robshell and patwat. robshell finishes second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over patwat.

Group C W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. Fantasytaz 3 1 413.6 382.1 31.6
2. djreese5 3 1 420.7 408.8 11.9
3. TheApemanCometh 2 2 382.4 403.4 -21.0
4. Mike 1 3 423.8 412.8 11.0
5. Terminalkennedy 1 3 393.1 426.6 -33.5

Fantasytaz wins the group using the head-to-head tie-breaker over djreese5. Mike finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Terminalkennedy.

Group D W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. Airbus79 4 0 442.7 362.8 79.9
2. unstable 2 2 435.5 407.1 28.4
3. FBGWILL 2 2 414.1 397.6 16.6
4. cwill0303 1 3 391.4 447.4 -56.0
5. Grindstone 1 3 364.9 433.8 -68.9

Airbus79 wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. unstable finishes second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over FBGWILL. cwill0303 finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Grindstone.

Group E W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. Fantasy Acumen 3 1 331.8 303.2 28.7
2. robmcangus 3 1 319.7 302.0 17.7
3. Jessect6 2 2 305.6 322.4 -16.8
4. laoch 2 2 314.4 340.0 -25.6
5. Harwood 0 4 0.0 4.0 -4.0

Fantasy Acumen wins the group using the head-to-head tie-breaker over robmcangus. Jessect6 finishes third using the head-to-head tie-breaker over laoch.

Group F W L PF   PA   Dif  
1. WHUDEY 4 0 404.7 357.8 46.9
2. DLFootball 3 1 384.0 370.1 13.9
3. TheKommish 1 3 382.0 363.7 18.3
4. atcdav 1 3 372.1 397.7 -25.6
5. Losperros 1 3 359.4 412.9 -53.5

WHUDEY wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. TheKommish finishes third using the points differential tie-breaker over atcdav and Losperros. atcdav finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Losperros.

 
Thanks again to every who played in our tournament, and thanks to everyone who played Fantasy Throwdown this season. We really appreciate the continued support, and we hope to be back bigger and better for the 2013 NFL season. Enjoy the off-season.

Super Bowl Week!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Super Bowl XLVIIIt is finally upon us, Super Bowl Week! The lead up to the biggest game of the year. It took 256 regular season games plus 10 playoff games over 21 weeks to get here since opening kickoff back in September to showcase the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII (a.k.a. 47) and the Lombardi Trophy (a.k.a. all the marbles).

Of course I’m biased, but this is a great time to play Fantasy Throwdown, and to introduce people to Fantasy Throwdown, or in a broader sense, fantasy football. Okay, sure, the player pool is much smaller than a normal Throwdown match of three NFL games, and with the Block it is possible for someone to take a goose egg at kicker, defense, or ~ gasp ~ even quarterback if they aren’t careful (and if their opponent is cut throat).

On the plus side, this is a biggest game of the year, so even your buddies who aren’t hardcore football fans like you or I, they will be watching the Super Bowl and they can get a taste of what this fantasy football thing is you keep yammering on about. That is… if they have some specific players to root for.

Not to mention everything else about Fantasy Throwdown works great to get newcomers invested in our hobby. The format is simple – two players, head to head. The time commitment is minimal – draft in as little as a few minutes. It is completely free, as you know. It makes for a great little challenge mixing skill and luck to see who can come out on top picking the best performing players on the biggest football stage.

Super Bowl Party Idea

For my Super Bowl party I’m going to set up two laptops, each logged into Throwdown with two new accounts. Then as people start arriving before the game, I’ll pair them up to face off against each other for a Throwdown match. The pair of combatants has their own Throwdown to see who wins, and also by using just the two accounts they’ll form two groups, with a cumulative score to see which side wins.

Yes, we’ll still have a squares board and my annual Super Bowl Quiz, but this should add a fun fantasy football twist to the event. Feel free to use this idea for your get togethers on Sunday! Hmm… maybe I’ll cover my keyboard with plastic wrap, to protect from spills.

If you want to show your friends what to expect from a Throwdown draft, here is one I drafted last week against the current number one ranked player from our NFL Playoffs Tourney, Scott Kuff:

Mike vs. Scott Kuff, Super Bowl Throwdown

NFL Playoffs Tournament

Speaking of our NFL Playoffs Tourney, I know most of us took things slow last week with our final round Super Bowl matches, but now… its… Super Bowl Week! Get in there and get your matches done. It is very unlikely any new injury info is going to come our way between now and Sunday, so don’t wait to the last minute or your opponent may not be available to finish. Make your pick(s) if you’re up, and use the pre-draft feature.

Have a great week! Thanks as always for supporting Fantasy Throwdown, and enjoy the big game!

Reason to Watch the Pro Bowl?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

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The number one guy on our Leaderboard, patwat, said to me last night at our soccer game, “Mike, you should add the Pro Bowl into Throwdown.” Well… I don’t know… would it give some reason to watch the Pro Bowl? Or even if not watch it, half check the scores and stats later?

We don’t really seem to know what to do with ourselves with this extra week off before the Super Bowl, and for the sake of an hour or so of my time getting it set up, I figured, okay, what the heck. The rosters are in and I added it to the schedule in the database. You can now play Fantasy Throwdown for the Pro Bowl.

It works just like the Super Bowl matches. There is only one game on the schedule, so after a challenge is accepted you skip right to the draft. Since it is possible to draft and block both kickers or both defenses, a third “nil points” kicker and defense is included that must be picked to avoid the draft getting stuck if those positions get blocked against you.

I only put in the offensive skill players, leaving out the individual defensive players. From what I’ve seen, no one tackles anyway, right? Do not create an IDP Pro Bowl challenge, or you will get stuck.

To play Throwdown for the Pro Bowl, issue a challenge like you always would, but in the NFL Week drop down, change “Super Bowl” to “Pro Bowl”. Challenges will appear as week 25 in your Game Manager (Super Bowl is week 24). The game is on Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern, so challenges can be completed right up until that time.

Play Fantasy Throwdown for the Pro Bowl. At least for this year. The NFL could very well scrap this thing as soon as next year. For now, it is here, so why not add some fantasy fun to it? Fantasy football doesn’t get much more lottery ticket-esque than this.

Playoffs Tourney Super Bowl Group Assignments

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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Final round of our NFL Playoffs Tournament! And unfortunately – but obviously – final chance to play Fantasy Throwdown before we close the books on the 2012-2013 season. Thanks again for another great year. We’ve got a good thing going here, and we’ll continue to work to improve the website and the game for 2013.

If you are reading this and confused about the tournament (i.e. you aren’t in the tourney), not to worry. You can still play Fantasy Throwdown this week and next for the Super Bowl. Just register or login, and then issue a challenge to a friend and get started.

It is a very shallow player pool to draft from this week with only two teams to choose players from, and not exceptionally deep teams either in terms of offensive skill positions. Watch out for that block at QB if you pass on the position with the 1.01 pick! Note that because of the potential for your opponent to draft and then block the only two kickers or team defenses available, then you must pick the zero points / stand-in kicker of defense to fill your roster and complete the draft.

Okay, the tourney overall standings through three rounds are in. Scott Kuff took over the #1 overall spot just edging out CP78, who held the #1 spot through rounds 1 and 2. They’ll get to duke it out again this round in Group A. Here are the rest of the standings and group assignments:

NFL Playoffs Tournament Overall Standings,
Post-Conference Championships

Tournament games are already in your Game Manager, so check them out and get your drafts done before the Big Game. Good luck!