For the past 10 years or so, I've participated in a Playoff Fantasy Football Contest, and I thought I'd share it with everyone here (and some other SBNation sites). First I'll go through the rules, then the disclaimers. The Scoring is as follows:
- Passing Yards -> 25 yds = 1 pt
- Rush/Rec Yards -> 10 yds = 1 pt
- Pass/Rush/Rec TD -> 6 pts
- Interception/Fumble Lost -> (-2) pts
- Extra Point -> 1 pt.
- FG < 40 yds -> 3 pts
- FG 40-49 yds -> 4 pts
- FG 50+ yds -> 5 pts
- Defensive INT / Fumble Recovery ->2 pts
- Sacks -> 1 pt
- Safety -> 2 pts
- Def / Return TD -> 6 pts
- 0 Pts -> 10 pts
- Pts 2 - 6 -> 7 pts
- Pts 7 - 13 -> 4 pts
- Pts 14 -> 1 pt
A minor clarification: A player who returns a kick/punt for a TD will get credit for a return TD, as well as the team. For example, if DeSean Jackson would return a punt for a TD, he'd get 6 points, as well as the Eagles Defense.
For the contest, you take 3 QBs, 4 RBs, 5 WRs, 2 TE, 2 K, and 2 DEF. You'll keep these players for the entire duration of the Playoffs. There is no re-choosing after each weekend. That makes it much more difficult to choose players, as some obviously don't play until next weekend.
The other catch is that you can only choose 3 players from any given team. That means, if you think the Colts will win the Super Bowl, you can't take every Colt player, going for broke. It makes you choose different teams.
At the present time, the form won't stop you if you choose more than 3 players from a team (Google Docs aren't that good, yet). Therefore, you need to ensure that you follow that rule. Same goes for the number of players at each position. It's on the honor system, but I will be checking everyone's entry after they submit. I've included an optional email field, so that if there is an issue, I can get a hold of you to verify what you want to change it to. I promise it won't be seen by anyone else, and I'll only use it if there is an issue.
To get more entries, feel free to submit up to 3 different teams. Be sure to label them as "1", "2", and "3" if you do (mine would be "mgrex03 1", "mgrex03 2", "mgrex03 3"). The first Playoff game starts at 4:30 ET Saturday, so all entries need to be in by then, and no submissions after that will be accepted. I'll throw up a couple of reminders throughout the week, so that the most people get involved. I'll update standings after each weekend, complete with how many players everyone has left.
Good Luck to Everyone!