Yep - a new in-house NFL game. This is the fantasy game I wanted to have on TFP years ago but alas I don’t have the computer skills to make a fantasy football website so alas cannot have a nice shiny product that makes it easier for you to enter and from my point of view a programme that does all the scoring and most of the leg work so it remained a pipe dream.
I still don’t have the computer skills to make up a fantasy games website but using Google Sheets and the TFP forum am goanna run this whole game manually - doing all the scoring and entry updating myself. This is totally my own idea for an NFL game and wanted something for TFP I’ve not seen anywhere else out there. So, this is it.
Firstly, I like a game that covers the whole season so this game will from NFL Week 1 up to and including the Super Bowl.
You pick a new team every week that consists of one each of following positions:
There is no budget - that’s right pick studs or unknowns it’s totally your decision.
You can find a list of Head Coaches, Players and Team Defence’s here:
(Just ignore the values as this is a player list I update annually and use for another game of mine that does use values - though you could use the values listed as a rough guide as to who the premium players are.)
Now the catch with this game is, as the games title alludes to (1 & Done!), you can only ever select any player, team defence or head coach once. Yes, you read that correctly, only one time over 22 game weeks. Furthermore, just to make it even harder and to offer up strategy the post season weeks are worth more points the deeper you go.
Wild Card x2
Super Bowl x5
Having these extra bonus points at the back end of the season makes for some very tough decisions - do you use the studs early and get points on the board, but then only have backups and 2nd, 3rd or 4th stringers to pick from come the post season - or what if you swerved studs to use later and they get injured or the teams you thought would make post season don’t. This is a mine field that not only you have to navigate, but so does everyone else - it’s your judgement trying to identify who will score you big points each week and which teams will make a deep run, in post season. So many variables and here is another - due to having to manually do all the scoring and team updates myself I am restricting this game to one entry per person. No multi-teamers I’m afraid. It’s one entry only per person.
You must post your entry on this thread each week before first game of week starts - I would love to allow changes with deadlines the start of each individual games start but alas it would just be to much work - that’s why I wish I had the skills to make a fantasy games website to attach to TFP where players could lock at their individual game times but alas I just don’t have those skills. So, what I offer is the chance to select a reserve for the individual skill player positions - QB, RB, WR, TE and K. Cut and paste this template into a reply each week remebering to fill in your selections and not select anyone you’ve already used. What would really help you to know who you have used is have a cheat sheet (like used for drafting) and cross off players you have used as the season goes along.
You do not get a HC or team DEF reserve but you do for each individual skill position player. Your reserve will only be used if your original pick does not play - also your reserves only count as having been used if subbed into your starting team to replace an inactive/out player. Meaning you can pick them again in the future if they have not been subbed into your starting line-up. Likewise, the player replaced will no longer count as used - so you get a do over with them.
Rules Clarification - If you do select a Player/Head Coach/Defence for a second (or third) time etc., then you will score zero points for those extra times you selected them - YOU WILL NOT GET AN AUTO SWAP IN OF YOUR RESERVE PLAYER. This is because in practice sometimes this extra use is not picked up right away by me and if discovered much later on, then you could of already used the reserve you had selected for that week. It opens up a nightmare admin wise and after all it’s each entrants own responsibility to check they are selecting valid teams each week (so keep a record of who you have picked previously). So the rule will be if you select any Head Coach/Player/Defence more than once you will score zero points for the extra times you selected them. If this is only picked up later or in an audit conducted at the end of the season then the points will be deducted for the extra useages when discovered.
I will confirm prizes after I know how many entries I get, but in honour of my favourite home team player when I first got into American Football (Barry Sanders) the entry fee will be £20 - as 20 was his jersey number for the Lions.
If I get 10 entries or less, it will be Winner Takes All, 11+ entries it will be 1st & 2nd.
So, I’ve built it - as best I can - now I need some players to come take part.
bluelionman (aka Noel Symonds)
PS As this is a TFP forum game and entries must be posted on this thread entries will not have team names but use yout TFP Forum Username.
Weekly entries and scores will be recorded here:
A Standings Table (updated weekly) can be viewed here: