The 2015 FFPC Pros vs Joes Draft Challenge enters its 7th year of competition. As in the past, the competition pits the high stakes players at the FFPC (the Joes) against a slew of fantasy industry experts (the Pros).
In 2015 there will again be six divisions . Each division consists of 12 teams. 6 Pros and 6 Joes..
Each division conducts their own 28 round draft, and players will compete within their division to win the league crown. We also keep track of points scored across all divisions, to determine an overall winner. The team with the highest overall points is the 2015 Pros vs Joes Draft Challenge Champion! In 2014 a PRO finally won the title. Will they repeat in 2015?
The braintrust at FantasyMojo.com has long been a player in the high stakes fantasy football arena. When we pitched this idea to the player community over at the FFPC in 2009, in a matter of days, it blossomed into a full blown feature competition. "The FFPC Pros vs Joes Draft Challenge" (humbly conceived by your friends at FantasyMojo.com) was launched, and is one of the premier "expert" leagues in fantasy sports today.
The format is FFPC DraftExperts (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 all the divisions, at the end of 16 weeks, is crowned the 2014 FFPC Pros vs Joes 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.
Each league conducts its own 28 round live draft. This year, the drafts will be held using the new league platform of the FFPC.
The 28 round live drafts will be done in serpentine fashion.
Draft positions will be allocated such that pros and joes will alternate, 1-12. Therefore, you will always have a competitor drafting on either side of you. Additionally, we will alternate initial draft position in each league. This means that in League 1, a Joe will occupy draft slot one. In League 2, a Pro will occupy draft slot one.
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday July 19-21, 2015
You will draft 28 players in a standard serpentine format. The 28 players you draft are the 28 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 FFPC DraftExperts Leagues. Of those 28 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 FFPC scoring. Basically this is a Points Per Reception league, but with the twist of 1.5 points per catch for tight ends. For the gory details, you can go here, but so long as you know the benefits of PPR, you are good to go.
This is the real beauty of the competition. The prizes consist of a series of bounties levied by one side against the other. In 2015, we have the following prizes up for grabs:
The 2015 Industry Pros
Tentatively committed to participate
The 2015 FFPC Joes
Keith Douglas - SMcKD Black
Stephen Lee - Pocket Cowboys
Robert Finkel - The Steel Curtain
George Sabens - Duke Street Kings
Albert Chapman - Geckos
Gary Kuhr - Older Budweiser
John Friedline - Team1216
Brian Pakulla - Double Fisted
James Harper - Harper 6
Daniel Kent - Yo Soy Fiesta
Matthew Stewart - American FF Sniper
DAVE Asrani - Redshirted Seniors VI
Joe Stutesman - Who Wants III?
Jamey Joseph - TEXAS FELONS
Blaine Perra - Cracked Aces
Craig Campbell - El Duderino
Kevin Slegel - Porkchop Express
Chris Hamman - Jack
Joseph Pike - TDB SBY
Vince Danko - Curmudgeons
Michael Rothstein - SportsJunkies
Michael Sheffer - The Return of Ashley and Ally I
Christian "Barney" Newkirk - Titsburg Feelers
Darren Fecich - Golden Tornado
Dan Hendrickson - Dilly Bars
Michael Guzylak - Ho Hummers n Goose Eggs 2
Paul Friel - Your Worst Nightmare
Derek Brinkman - Geeks & Glory
JORGE RIOS - Jerzee Ricans
Lance Shupe - Running Circles Round U
Jared Grugett - Big TDs
Michael Rader - The Predator
Craig Mastro - Mastrodamous
James Duggan - TBD
Tom Williams - BHS2
Doug Moe - Team Moe 2
All drafts to be broadcast on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour on the following dates:
Draft #1 - Boating While Intoxicated – Sunday July 19, 8:00 pm Eastern
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