Thursday, April 27, 2017

What are you waiting for?

Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!




What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! 2015 I finished 5th overall. Do not ask about last year though...it is an all or nothing strategy for me in DM.
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!
2017 Pros vs Joes Challenge Broadcast
2017 Draft Schedule (Tentative):
TBD
All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 






Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Final Mock of 2017 NFL Draft

Third and possibly last mock of the 2017 NFL Draft (3.0)

1 CLE Myles Garrett DE/OLB 
2 SF    Solomon Thomas DE
3 CHI   Jonathan Allen DL 
4 JAX  Leonard Fournette RB
5 TEN (from LA) Marshon Lattimore CB
6 NYJ    O.J. Howard TE
7 SD   Malik Hooker FS
8 CAR Christian McCaffrey RB
9 CIN Jamal Adams SS
10 BUF John Ross WR 
11 NO Mike Williams WR
12 CLE (from PHI) Mitch Trubisky QB
13 AZ DeShone Kizer QB
14 PHI (from MIN) Reuben Foster LB
15 IND Dalvin Cook RB
16 BAL David Njoku TE
17 WAS   Taco Charlton DE
18 TEN Corey Davis WR
19 TB   Jabrill Peppers LB/S
20 DEN Garrett Bolles OT
21 DET Takkarist Mckinley DE/OLB
22  MIA Teez Tabor CB
23 NYG    Ryan Ramczyk OT
24 OAK Zach Cunningham LB
25 HOU Deshaun Watson QB
26 SEA Cam Robinson OT 
27 KC Patrick Mahomes QB
28 DAL Charles Harris DE
29 GB  Marion Humphrey CB
30 PIT Tim Williams DE
31 ATL Derek Barnett DE
32 NO Sidney Jones CB


Honorable Mention:
Malik McDowell DL
Carl Lawson DE/OLB
Quincy Wilson CB








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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NFL Free Agency News

OK 1 day until the NFL Draft....
Some recent news


AP to Saints,
Marshawn Lynch to OAK,
Martavis Bryant Reinstated by NFL


Here we go time to get serious about some horse trading before the NFL draft

Monday, April 24, 2017

Latest NFL Free Agency News

I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who re-sign with their old teams too.


QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Matt Barkley to SF
Brian Hoyer-SF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Nick Foles-PHI (he returns to Eagles)
Chase Daniel-NO
Mike Glennon-CHI
Mark Sanchez-CHI
Geno Smith-NYG
Kellen Clemens-SD
Matt Schaub-ATL
Matt Cassel-TEN
EJ Manuel-OAK
Josh McCown-NYJ
Ryan Mallett-BAL
TJ Yates-BUF
Luke McCown-NO
Tony Romo-retirement
Case Keenum-MIN
Matt McGloin-PHI

Jay Cutler
Ryan Fitzpatrick

Colin Kaepernick  
Blaine Gabbert      
RG3
Shaun Hill

RB
Eddie Lacy-SEA (1 yr 5.55M)
Latavius Murray-MIN
Andre Williams-SD
Andre Ellington-AZ
AP
Jamaal Charles
Joqie Bell
LaGarrette Blount
Danny Woodhead-BAL
Knile Davis-PIT
Christine Michael-GB
DeAngelo Williams
Jacquiz Rodgers-TB
Terrance West-
Rex Burkhead-NE
Mike Gillislee-
Robert Turbin-IND
Darren McFadden-DAL
Shaun Draughn-NYG
Fozzy Whitaker-CAR
Benny Cunningham-CHI
Lance Dunbar-LA
Kenyon Barner-SD
CJ Spiller-KC
Branden Oliver-SD
Mike Tolbert-BUF
Travaris Cadet-NO
DuJuan Harris-SF
Orleans Darkwa-NYG
Branden Bolden-NE
Tim Hightower-SF
DuJuan Harris-SF
Jonathan Stewart-CAR

 




WR
Brandin Cooks-NE
Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)
Marcus Wheaton-CHI
Andre Roberts-ATL
Cordarelle Paterson-OAK
Kendall Wright-CHI
Terrance Williams-DAL (re-signs)
Terrelle Pryor-WAS
Percy Harvin-retires (for real)
Adam Thielen-MIN
Taylor Gabriel-
Dontrelle Inman-
Brandon LaFell-CIN
Marquise Goodwin-SF
Ted Ginn-NO
Vincent Jackson-
Victor Cruz-
Russell Shepard-CAR
Jeremy Kerley-SF
Andre holmes-BUF
James Wright-CLE
Brian Quick-WAS
Arrelious Benn-JAX
Kamar Aiken-IND
Brandon Tate-BUF
Quinton Patton-NYJ
Brian Quick-WAS



TE
Martellius Bennett-GB
Jared Cook-OAK
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI
Rhett Ellison-NYG
Ryan Griffin-HOULance Kendricks-GB
Jordan Cameron-MIA Retired
Mychal Rivera-JAX
Clay Harbor-
Levine Toilolo-ATL
Dareen Fells-DET
Jermaine Gresham-AZ
Jacob Tamme-
David Johnson-PIT
Gavin Escobar-KC
Austin Seferian-Jenkins-NYJ (suspended 2 games)
Jeff Cumberland-LA
Larry Donnell


K
Steven Hauschka-BUF
Josh Scobee-retired
Robbie Gould- SF
Phil Dawson-AZ
Greg Zeurlein-LA
Connor Barth-CHI
Nick Folk -TB
Chandler Catanzaro-NYJ
Randy Bullock-CIN
Nick Novak-HOU
Dan Carpenter
Brandon McManus
Mike Nugent
Patrick Murray
Cairo Santos

Saturday, April 22, 2017

FFPC Main Event Entry Fees

The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event for 2017 is now accepting registration for teams.

They have online drafts and live drafts each day on Thursday 7 September (12:30 pm), Friday 8 September (9 am, 1:30 and 6 pm PST) and Saturday 9 September (10 am and 3pm). Their first live draft is Thursday 7 September at 12:30 pm PST.

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team).

Early entrants (a $200 deposit secures your team) also are entered into a lottery for the Pros vs Joes Challenge. The winner of each PvJ league receives a FFPC Main Event entry for the following year. I won my Pros vs Joes League in 2015 and won an entry into the FFPC Main Event. 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FFPC Main Event Early Bird Entry Gives Shot at PvJ Contest

Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!

What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 


                         Division Winner Pros vs Joes 2012 and 2015
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! In 2015 I finished 5th overall. Don't ask about last year. I love a all or nothing strategy in Draft Masters events!!!
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!

All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event 2017 accepting registration for teams!


The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event for 2017 is now accepting registration for teams.

They have online drafts and live drafts each day on Thursday 7 September (12:30 pm), Friday 8 September (9 am, 1:30 and 6 pm PST) and Saturday 9 September (10 am and 3pm). Their first live draft is Thursday 7 September at 12:30 pm PST.

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team).

Early entrants (a $200 deposit secures your team) also are entered into a lottery for the Pros vs Joes Challenge. The winner of each PvJ league receives a FFPC Main Event entry for the following year. I won my Pros vs Joes League in 2015 and won an entry into the FFPC Main Event. 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151