FFPC Main Event and Footballguys Championship Winning Rosters Deep Dive (2017/2018)

The ultimate goal of any player participating in either the FFPC Footballguys Players Championship or Main Event is to take down the overall grand prize. With hundreds of thousands of dollars at the end of those rainbows, players want EVERY edge they can find to put themselves in a position to take down the big prize. Multiple entries, hoarding of rookies, contrarian draft strategies, and aggressive waiver wire bidding are aspects of these competitions.

In this analysis, we’ve taken a deep dive into the top 5 finishers in both the Footballguys and Main Event competitions from 2017 and 2018. We charted out the championship round rosters of all the teams that finished Top 5 Overall in both of those competitions in 2017 and 2018.

The master chart that we compile will show:

• Every player rostered on every top 5 finisher during the championship rounds (weeks 14-16)
• Where each player’s performance ranked within their position during the championship rounds
• Which teams had rookies
• Which players were acquired via waivers
• A link to the draft board of every team’s draft (if drafted online)

Beyond the chart, we get into an analysis of those teams.

• How many rookies did they draft?
• What players were commonly owned (ie the “league winners”)?
• What was the ADP of those league winners?
• Were the teams drafted Live or Online? (ie. Is online competition softer?)
• What draft slot did these winning teams get drafted from (applies to teams drafted online only as boards are not available for the live drafts, but it has ALL of the Footballguys)
• What is the retention of players by position for the winning teams (ie. How much of their initially drafted roster was owned all year?)
• How many of the rookies that were drafted were actually retained all year by these winning teams?

While these data points won’t provide a map of how to win the competition, it’s interesting to note what the characteristics are of the teams that win (or come close to winning) it all.