Fantasy Throwdown reduces fantasy football from a season long journey to a one week or one day event, while still holding true to the concepts that make fantasy football great – head-to-head competition, skilled drafting and (optional) trash talking your opponent.
Throwdown involves two individuals having a fantasy football draft using players from only a few games all played in a single NFL week. The individual whose team scores the most fantasy points in the competition, wins, and the other loses, just like traditional head-to-head fantasy football.
The idea for Fantasy Throwdown was originally conceived in 2007 by long-time fantasy football players, popular fantasy website contributors and good buddies Mike MacGregor and Matt Waldman. After many trials and tribulations working to develop the idea into a functioning website application, Mike and Matt are happy to introduce this game to fellow fantasy football players.
This daily / weekly game isn't about players trying to win cash with a vig paid to the house. It is for people who love playing fantasy football. Play it, challenge your friends, and enjoy.
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Mike MacGregor's main claim to fame in the fantasy sports industry is creating the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy custom cheatsheet ranking and draft tracking tool. The CC/DB, or now simply, Draft Buddy, first appeared publicly in 1999, making it one of the first such fantasy tools in existence. It continues to be very popular today.
Mike's other contributions to fantasy football include developing many features, maintaining a comprehensive NFL stats database and writing articles at FF Today for over a dozen years. Mike also operates an office pool website in his spare time, MyOfficePool.ca.
Mike graduated from the University of Waterloo to become a Chartered Accountant specializing in corporate tax before leaving that behind for a full-time fantasy football occupation. He lives in Barrie, Ontario with his wife Sarah and two kids, Megan and Alex.
Matt Waldman has probably written more words about fantasy football in the past decade than anyone on the planet, but we sure aren't counting them up to figure it out.
Matt's annual publication, The Rookie Scouting Portfolio, is the most comprehensive evaluation of NFL prospects at the skill positions (QB, RB, WR, and TE) available. The RSP has been featured in The New York Times throughout the month of April leading to the 2011 and 2012 NFL Drafts.
Matt is a staff writer at Footballguys.com where he pens The Weekly Gut Check. His inventive and risk-friendly fantasy analysis is also featured annually in Fantasy Sports Publications. Matt recently joined Football Outsiders. His new column, Futures, will feature weekly analysis of college prospects from September through the NFL Draft.