"Fantasy Index Open" -- an experts poll for readers
Posted Jun. 13 at 11:24 AM
Here’s your chance to win a spot in the Experts Poll in the magazine. The “Fantasy Index Open” competition is back.
This competition is just like the regular Experts Poll that’s been part of Fantasy Football Index magazine for 22 years. You list your top 20 players at each position. At the end of the season, I’ll score all of the entries. The highest scorer will be invited to compete against the industry experts in the regular experts poll in the 2013 edition of the magazine. (We’ll also likely find room for the runner-up to compete in either the Mock Draft or Mock Auction competition.)
Tom Duggan of Tewksbury, N.J., won the initial version of the Fantasy Index Open, outscoring about 40 other readers. That was kind of a last-minute, test version of the concept. I expect we may have more like 150-200 entries this year. Maybe more, maybe less – we’ll see.
The deadline is early – really early. All entries must be received by midnight Pacific time on June 24. That’s because I want a true analyst/maven to win. If the deadline were in the middle of July, everyone would have the benefit of simply copying the rankings from the magazines, with a change here or there. With this competition, I want to see what you truly know.
Scoring system for this competition: 6 points for touchdowns, 4 for TD passes, 1 for every 10 run/rec yards, 1 for every 20 passing yards, 2 for 2-point conversions. Kicking points are standard. Defenses receive 2 points for takeaways and safeties, 1 for sacks and 6 for touchdowns scored on returns of takeaways, kicks and blocked kicks.
When I score/grade the entries, I will use a notoriously complex system, with higher-rated players getting more weight attached to their score. If you rank a player first, his actual fantasy production will be multiplied by 30 (if Mason Crosby, for example, is your No. 1 kicker and scores 100 points, that will count for 3,000 points for you – 30 x 100). If you ranked Crosby second among kickers, you would get 2,900 points – 29 x 100. If you ranked Crosby 20th, that would count for 1,100 points – 30 x 11 (the 11 comes from 31 minus 20).
This is a free contest, and there is no prize money involved. We’re just trying to see who’s the true fantasy master out there.
If you are interested in competiting, send an email to FantasyIndexOpen@gmail.com
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Jun. 13 at 10:01 PM
Clarifying: if you are interested in competing, send an email to FantasyIndexOpen@gmail.com and I will send you the exact rules and more information, including an Excel sheet in which to log your picks.
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