2009 Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge Results – Gurus Division

Jul 16, 2009

I was fortunate enough to invited to participate in the 2009 Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge that took place this week.  Once you draft your team,  you’re done.  There are no pickups and they put in  your highest scoring lineups each week.  I had the 11th pick and wanted to secure a top WR, especially given the PPR format.  I also wanted an elite QB.  I figured if I had steady production from a QB and a WR I could surround my team with plenty of RB & WR options that could produce in any given week.  I also decided to load up on top tier Defenses as well.  Here’s how it turned out:

Here’s some info on the league if you’re interested.

The Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge is the ‘Battle Royal’ of Expert Leagues. Only teams that are a part of the Fantasy Players Network are eligible. This year we have 36 teams participating. The overall field is divided into 3 separate ‘Divisions’. Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The highest scoring team across the 3 divisions is crowned the Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge Champion.
Here is a link to last year’s homepage:

The format is a “DraftMasters” (or Best Ball). In this format, your best performing players at each position are automatically used for your lineup, based on that week’s results. Points are calculated through week 16. This is a total points league, you do not ‘compete’ againt any other individual team in a given week. You are shooting for total points accumulated over the year. The highest scoring team across the 3 divisions, at the end of 16 weeks, is crowned the Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge Champion There are no waiver wire pickups, or setting of lineups each week. There are no trades, or trading of picks. You do not spend any time managing your team during the season. This is a draft it and forget it league, showcasing your drafting skills, and preseason assessment of players. No babysitting of your team is required, and we can all sit back and follow the standings as the season progresses.

Roster Requirements
You will draft 25 players in a standard serpentine format. The 25 players you draft are the 25 players that will be on your team the entire year. Again, there are no waiver wire moves. “Draft It and Forget It”, right? We are following the format based on the WCOFF Draftmasters Leagues. Of those 25 players, the system will automatically fill out your lineup with your best performing players at each position. Your weekly lineup will consist of the following: 

  • 1 QB
  • 2 RB
  • 3 WR
  • 1 TE
  • 1 Flex (RB,WR,TE)
  • 1 K
  • 1 D

    Scoring System
    Our scoring system is WCOFF scoring. Basically this is a Points Per Reception league. For the gory details, you can go here, but so long as you know the benefits of PPR, you are good to go.  

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    3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

    1. Fanduel
      July 16th, 2009 at 7:38 am #

      Hi Ryan,

      What where the top picks? Given there are no trades or pick-ups where they significantly different from what you would have expected on a normal draft?

    2. Brad
      July 16th, 2009 at 8:11 am #

      Looks like you got a good roster to me. You got a great WR, an elite QB, and some good RBs. Good luck man.

    3. LestersLegends
      July 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

      MJD went #1 because it is PPR. Pretty standard format.

      Thanks Brad. We’ll see how my strategy pays off.

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