2009 Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge Video
I was fortunate enough to invited to participate in the 2009 Fantasy Players Network Draft Challenge that will take place next month. 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.
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:
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.
FantasyMojo, last year’s champion, put together this promotional video, which is quite funny. Check it out.