Want to play fantasy football with us? Can you pick the best players each week? Read this

We’re going to run our own free fantasy football game here at Chinstrap Ninjas this year and we’re inviting all of you to play along.

The game will be “hosted” here on the site and will be run through the comments section and a spreadsheet. It’s going to be simple, but hardcore and you will get rewarded for your effort.First let’s discuss rosters.

Rosters

Each owner gets to pick four players per week: one quarterback, one running back, one wide receiver and one tight end.

You may pick the same players every week and every player in the NFL universe is eligible.

Now for the interesting part.

Scoring

Only the highest scoring fantasy player at each position in standard leagues can score for your team. Simply put, if Drew Brees outscores Aaron Rodgers by 0.1 point to be the best fantasy quarterback for that given week, Brees is money, Rodgers is worthless.

Each correct pick is worth five points. So, in the above scenario any player who chose Brees would get five points added to their week and season total. Anybody who picked any other quarterback would get zero points from the position.

Multiple correct picks in a given week earns you a bonus. For each correct pick, five bonus points are added. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Each correct pick at QB, RB, WR, TE = 5 points
  • If you get two correct: 5 points + 5 points (the two positions) + 5 bonus points = 15 points
  • If you get three correct: 5+5+5 (three positions) + 10 bonus points = 25 points
  • If you get all four correct: 5+5+5+5 (four positions) + 15 bonus points = 35 points

Players will be ranked based on standard scoring rules: Non-PPR, passing TDs are worth 4 points, all other offensive TDs are worth six points, 1 point for every 25 yards passing, 1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving. Turnovers (interceptions and fumbles lost) are -2.

Picking the top players in the NFL is important, but this format is affected considerably by matchups and luck. For reference:

  • 13 different quarterbacks were No. 1 over the course of 17 weeks last season and would have scored five or more points. The list includes Matthew Stafford, David Garrard and Matt Ryan.
  • No quarterback had more than two finishes as the No. 1 quarterback in 17 weeks.
  • Philip Rivers, despite 28 TD passes and more than 4,200 yards passing, would not have scored a single point for teams in this scoring system.
  • 12 different running backs would have scored five points in this format last year, including Jerome Harrison, Justin Forsett, Ricky Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw.
  • As mercurial as Chris Johnson was last season, he was the highest scoring running back in only 4-of-17 weeks. Besides Johnson, only Jonathan Stewart and Maurice Jones-Drew finished at the top more than once.

As all of these facts point out, it will be difficult to score points, but anyone who scores multiple hits in a given week will be able to A) catch up fast or B) pull away from the pack quickly.

Prizes

The player with the best cumulative total at the end of the season will get special recognition on the site. There could be recognition for other things as well. We’re not going to reveal everything, but understand that visitors to the site will know that brave Ninja Warriors battled valiantly and some emerged victorious.

Let’s start

Let’s get started for Week 1. Can you pick this week’s best fantasy quarterback, running back, receiver and tight end? Post it in the comments below.

Rosters for week 1 must be submitted no later than 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Minnesota and New Orleans play at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Rosters submitted after the start of that game cannot include players from that game.







38 Responses to “Want to play fantasy football with us? Can you pick the best players each week? Read this”


  1. Jay-Mo

    Awesome concept!

    Jay-Mo’s Bros
    Week 1
    QB – Aaron Rodgers, GB
    RB – Ronnie Brown, Mia
    WR – Andre Johnson, Hou
    TE – Visanthe Shiancoe, Minn

  2. Consigliere

    I feel this is a challenge… i accept

    An Offer He Can’t Refuse

    QB: Matt Schaub, HOU
    RB: Ryan Matthews, SD
    WR: Calvin Johnson, DET
    TE: Jermichael Finley, GB

  3. Brohamma

    Like it.. here you go!

    Brohamma’s Gridiron Midgetz

    wk 1

    QB: Jay Cutler, Chi
    RB: Ryan Mathews, SD
    WR: Johnny Knox, Chi
    TE: Antonio Gates, SD

  4. Ike

    Team Name: 69ers

    QB: Drew Brees
    RB: Arian Foster
    WR: Roddy White
    TE: Vernon Davis

    Who Foster??? YES Foster!

  5. Monk

    I’m in…

    Team Name: The Third Man or Harry Lime’s Revenge

    QB : Matthew Stafford
    RB : Chris Johnson
    WR : Calvin Johnson
    TE : Antonio Gates

  6. Krause

    Team- Krause’s Ninja Combat Class

    QB- Jay Cutler
    RB- Jamaal Charles
    WR- Andre Johnson
    TE- Jermicheal Finley

  7. Krause

    “prepare to be schooled”

  8. Silentpro

    OJ’s Carpool

    QB – Aaron Rogers
    RB – Tim Hightower
    WR – Roddy White
    TE – Vernon Davis

    I did that…

  9. Jay-Mo

    I’m sorry … OJ’s Carpool may be best Fantasy Team name I’ve ever seen!

  10. Krause

    Dustin Helen Keller in a race!

  11. Krause

    new one- Hardesty rection ever!!!

  12. CJones

    TDs ‘N Beer

    QB: Peyton Manning
    RB: Chris Johnson
    WR: Andre Johnson
    TE: Dallas Clark

  13. Philthy87

    The Doppler Effect

    QB: Schaub

    RB: Jahvid Best

    WR: Roddy White

    TE: Jermichael Finley

  14. Spaiderade

    The Inconvenient Truth

    QB: Cutler

    RB: Gore

    WR: Calvin Johnson

    TE: Gates

  15. Vonstradamus

    Team: You’ve Ben Violated

    QB – Brady
    RB – Gore
    WR – R. Moss
    TE – Clark

  16. James Harwell

    Team: NoFatChicks

    QB – P. Rivers
    RB – Chris Johnson
    WR – R. White
    TE – J. Finley

  17. Funkadelic Masta Fresh

    Urine Trouble

    QB – Peyton Manning
    RB – Michael Turner
    WR – Miles Austin
    TE – Vernon Davis

  18. Reggie Dunlop

    Gridiron Assassins

    QB-Philip Rivers
    RB-Frank Gore
    WR-Calvin Johnson
    TE-Jermichael Finley

  19. Silentpro

    @Jay-Mo: Thank you… thank you very much….

  20. EZE

    QB – Jay Cutler
    RB – CJ Spiller
    WR – Dez Bryant
    TE – Jermaine Gresham

  21. Troy Pfuntner

    The Losers

    QB- Matthew Stafford
    RB- Ahmad Bradshaw
    WR- Brandon Marshall
    TE- Vernon Davis

  22. Sockonfl

    QB – Jay Cutler
    RB – Chris Johnson
    WR – Calvin Johnson
    TE – JerMichael Finley

  23. DrMarmoset

    The Van Buren Boys:

    QB Peyton Manning
    RB Ronnie Brown
    WR Reggie Wayne
    TE Antonio Gates

  24. TexasBest

    Off Constantly:

    Drew Brees

    Frank Gore

    Greg Jennings

    Antonio Gates

    No one can beat Off Constantly!

  25. jzak

    QB Peyton Manning
    RB Maurice Jones-Drew
    WR Jabar Gaffney
    TE Jermichael Finley

  26. ep

    NFL 2010 has kicked off. A reminder: Saints and Vikings players are off limits now. Only players from teams that will play Sunday and Monday are eligible for new submissions for the rest of Week 1.

    Also, awesome team names and picks everyone. The turnout has been great so far.

  27. Rubber Nickles

    QB- Tom Brady
    RB Chris Johnson
    WR Andre Johnson
    TE Vernon Davis

  28. Cradle Wizard Blog

    Pack N Play Flannel Baseball…

    [...] nts added to their week and season total. Anybody who picked any other quarterba [...]…

  29. tintin

    Sinister Frat Party

    QB – Peyton Manning

    RB – Frank Gore

    WR – Andre Johnson

    TE – Dallas Clark

  30. cartisimo

    QB-peyton Manning
    RB-chris Johnson
    wr-calvin Johnson
    te-zach Miller Oakland

  31. 2010 NFL Week 1 Fantasy football rankings with projections: Top 60 Running backs (non-PPR) at Chinstrap Ninjas — Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball Assassins

    [...] Week 1 Fantasy Football content | Chinstrap Ninjas Fantasy Football Contest: Week 1 [...]

  32. J5sGolden

    Super Friends

    QB-Jay Cutler
    RB-Frank Gore
    WR-Andre Johnson
    TE-Zach Miller

  33. ep

    Intercontinental Champions
    QB-Jay Cutler
    RB-Chris Johnson
    WR-Andre Johnson
    TE-Antonio Gates

  34. Week 1 fantasy cheatsheet: Critical questions to consider when watching games and looking for fantasy value options at Chinstrap Ninjas — Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball Assassins

    [...] And don’t forget to sign up for our cool new fantasy game … you only need to pick four players and could score mad points. More details here. [...]

  35. woa37

    Stepdads:

    QB – Rodgers
    RB – Gore
    WR – Calvin Johnson
    TE – Finley

  36. ep

    Alright games have started, teams are locked in.
    26 teams for week 1.

    Week 1 results will be posted Tuesday.

  37. Chinstrap Ninjas Football contest: Week 1 results and Week 2 picks at Chinstrap Ninjas — Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball Assassins

    [...] The original article has a more detailed explanation of the scoring and Week 1′s selection thread. [...]

  38. Dante Bruno

    QB- Vick RB-Charles TE-Gates WR-Andre Johnson