Want a break from the week-to-week grind of the fantasy football season while trying to earn a quick buck?
Well, if youâ€™re more into instant gratification and don’t want to wait a full year to claim your prize then the FP911Challenge.com is just for you.
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What you do is fill out a roster consisting of 1 QB, 2 RBâ€™s, 3 WRâ€™s, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 TD/ST- all within a budget of 60,000 imaginary dollars while competing against hundreds of other players.
The scoring is as follows:
Rushing yards made = 0.1pts
Rushing touchdowns = 6pts
Passing yards = 0.04pts
Passing touchdowns = 4pts
Interceptions = -1pt
Receiving yards = 0.1pts
Receiving touchdowns = 6pts
Receptions = 0.5pts
Kick-return touchdowns = 6pts
Punt-return touchdowns = 6pts
Fumbles lost = -2pts
Own fumbles recovered touchdowns = 6pts
Two-point conversions scored = 2pts
Two-point conversion passes = 2pts
Field-goals from 0-19 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 20-29 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 30-39 yards = 3pts
Field-goals from 40-49 yards = 4pts
Field-goals from 50+ yards = 5pts
Extra-point conversions = 1pt
Sacks = 1pt
Opponent-fumbles recovered = 2pts
Return touchdowns = 6pts
Fumble return touchdowns = 6pts
Safeties = 2pts
Blocked kicks = 2pts
Interceptions = 2pts
0 points allowed = 10pts
1-6 points allowed = 7pts
7-13 points allowed = 4pts
14-20 points allowed = 1pt
28-34 points allowed = -1pt
35+ points allowed = -4pts
What you have to do is a field a lineup while managing a budget and predict who has the best matchups. You also have to take into consideration what under-the-radar types (since you canâ€™t solely rely on studs) could lead you to glory. If you do all this well, you can earn some major dollars-and really quick.
What more can you want?
That said, here are some options at each position that could be the difference in your matchups this weekend. Iâ€™ve designated each skill position (QB, RB, WR and TE) with a player worth the bucks, a player a tad under the radar, and a Hail Mary option. For kickers and defense, I will supply what I see as the best value.
Worth the bucks: Tom Brady- New England Patriots
With Brady about to face an undermanned and inexperienced Titansâ€™ secondary, expect him to come out firing on all cylinders. If you want to go the safe route, Brady is as good as they come this weekend.
Under the radar find: Jay Cutler- Chicago Bears
I expect Jay Cutler to want make a statement this week. Now reunited with Brandon Marshall, I think Cutler will want to set the tempo by getting the passing game going and the Colts should be no match this week.
Hail Mary option: Jake Locker-Tennessee Titans
Considering how pathetic the Patriots secondary was last year plus the fact that the Titans will likely be playing from behind, I think Locker could accumulate some fine stats while connecting with Nate Washington, Kendall Wright and Jared Cook.
Worth the Bucks: LeSean McCoy- Philadelphia Eagles
The Brownsâ€™ run defense is Swiss cheese and McCoy should absolutely carve them up on Sunday.
Under the radar find: DeAngelo Williams- Carolina Panthers
With Jonathan Stewart all but ruled out for Sundayâ€™s game vs. the Bucs, Williams will be the beneficiary of increased carries and he could be in line for a nice day against a mediocre Bucsâ€™ rush defense.
Hail Mary option: Jonathan Dwyer- Pittsburgh Steelers
With Rashard Mendenhall not likely to play and with Isaac Redman still a bit banged up (although heâ€™ll likely play), there is a good chance that Dwyer could gain a few carries in Sundayâ€™s night game vs. the Broncos. Dwyer has shown to haveÂ a great nose for the goal line and could be worth the risk.
Worth the Bucks: Calvin Johnson- Detroit Lions
Best receiver+ going up against the porous Ramsâ€™ secondary= monster numbers.
Under the radar find: Torrey Smith- Baltimore Ravens
Smith has a brief history of burning the Bengals (he had 165 yards receiving and a touchdown in one game against Cincinnati last year) and heâ€™s a good bet to get in the end zone on Monday night.
Hail Mary Option: Danny Amendola- St. Louis Rams
If you listen to Paul Greco, heâ€™ll tell you to not sleep on the Ramâ€™s offense this year. Now that Amendola and Sam Bradford are both healthy and are getting reacquainted with each other, they could be in line Â for great things this year and that could start on Sunday with a good matchup with the Lions.
Worth the bucks: Jimmy Graham- New Orleans Saints
Graham is without a doubt Drew Breesâ€™ #1 target and heâ€™ll pick up where he left off last year with a home game against the new look but unstable Redskins.
Under the radar find: Brent Celek- Philadelphia Eagles
The Brownsâ€™ secondary is a great unit, but theyâ€™ll be busy keying in on DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, leaving Celek to find the soft spots in the passing lanes.
Hail Mary option: Dallas Clark- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Clark will want to make a good first impression with his new club and it is conceivable that he can connect with Josh Freeman as the Panthers will likely roll their coverage to Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. You can do a lot worse at his dollar value.
Best value: Nate Kaeding- San Diego Chargers
There should be a lot of points put on the board between the Chargers and the Raiders and Kaedingâ€™s number should be called often.
Best value: Detroit Lions
The Lions should have no trouble with a Ramâ€™s offense that is still a work in progress.
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