Year one of the RazzBowl was a great success. Very nice. Sexy time. Wawaweewa. Sorry, I had Borat playing in the background while working on my 2020 fantasy football rankings.
So last year we were graced with a loaded field for the inaugural RazzBowl better ball tournament. It was a real who’s who of the fantasy football world, including Heath Cummings, Jake Ciely, Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, Michael Salfino, my cousin Goncharius with the lazy eye who claims he’s the greatest fantasy footballer of all-time, plus 140 more of the industry’s biggest names. But it was Mike Beers of RotoViz who took us all to Kazakhstan, hoisting the RazzBowl Cup with the help of his unstoppable three-headed-monster backfield of Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry.
— Mike Beers (@beerswater) January 9, 2020
Congrats, Mr. Beers! Now it’s time we come together, experts and fans alike; we must band together to beat Beers. If you’re new here and wondering what in Kerryon Johnson’s name I’m rambling on about, here’s everything you need to know about the RazzBowl and your once in a lifetime chance to take on fantasy football legends:
What: A large fantasy football better ball tournament, with an overall champion, which will forever transform the landscape of the fantasy football world.
Who: Scores of your favorite fantasy football analysts, with a sprinkling of fans. Participating analysts include Razzball’s own Rudy Gamble, The Athletic’s Jake Ciely, Derek Van Riper and Michael Salfino, Yahoo’s Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don, CBS’s Heath Cummings and Chris Towers, plus many, many more! Register below to be entered into this year’s fan lottery.
Congratulations to the following fans who won automatic entries last season:
2020 RazzBowl fan participants who finished in top 10: Cliff Weiner, Walter McMichael, Nate Marcum
Top 10 finishers in 2020 RazzBowl Qualifier: Bryan Steimetz, Ryan Wilson, Daniel Begley, Jamie Battaglia, Nate Stephens, Nathan Marbaugh, Evan Lawrence, Greg Shirron, Marc Nuzzo, Brad Hasselblad
2020 RazzBowl Qualifier consolation winner: Scott Clevenger
Top 10 RCL finishers: The Other Guys, Everyday Is Russelin’, team CrimsonTide33, Swallow My Nut, Team Giantstep5000, Dumpster Divers, cjsullivan3, Team Chubbywise, razzflex AF, team Edg88
Beat Donkey Teeth league winner: Wyld Stallyns (Sam Hanley)
Where: The National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) will be hosting this contest on their beautiful, state of the art platform using a slightly modified version of their Cutline Championship.
Why: To crown the best fantasy footballer in the universe and win life-altering prizes.
When: Slow drafts featuring a 4-hour clock are tentatively scheduled to begin at The NFFC during the last week of July.
How: If you’re interested in participating, fill out the application below and read Razzball football articles for ways to increase your odds at obtaining a fan entry.
Format: Better Ball Tournament: A version of best ball which features minimal weekly FAAB ($10 per team for the entire season with a minimum of $1 bids) to prevent teams from dying off. Managers will compete in 12-team leagues for the first nine weeks of the season, with the top 3 teams from each league advancing to the RazzBowl Championship Bracket and the next 3 highest scoring teams in each league advancing to the RazzBowl Wild Card Bracket. The bottom half of each league will be eliminated at the end of week 9. Are you confused yet? Good!
Round 1: Weeks 10-12 (scores combined for those 3 weeks + weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9)
The top 25% scoring RazzBowl Championship Bracket teams after Week 12 advance to Week 13; all other teams from the Championship bracket move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 5% scoring Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 40% advance in the Wild Card bracket. All other teams in the Wild Card bracket are eliminated.
Round 2: Week 13 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 13)
The 60% scoring RazzBowl Championship Bracket teams advance; all other teams move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 2% scoring RazzBowl Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 20% advance in the Wild Card bracket. All other teams in the Wild Card bracket are eliminated.
Round 3: Week 14 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 14)
The 50% scoring RazzBowl Championship Bracket teams advance; all others move to the Wild Card bracket. The top 3% scoring RazzBowl Wild Card teams move up to the Championship bracket; the next 30% advance in the Wild Card bracket. All other teams in the Wild Card bracket are eliminated
Round 4: Week 15 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 15)
The top 9 scoring RazzBowl Championship Bracket teams advance; all others move to the Wild Card bracket. The top scoring (1) RazzBowl Wild Card team moves up to the RazzBowl Championship Bracket; the next 20% advance in the RazzBowl Wild Card bracket. All other teams in the Wild Card bracket are eliminated.
Final Round: Week 16 (take each team’s weekly scoring average from Weeks 1-9, plus weekly playoff scoring average, plus your score from Week 16)
10 teams compete in the RazzBowl Championship Bracket for the overall title of best fantasy footballer in the universe. The remaining Wild Card teams compete in the RazzBowl Wild Card Bracket for a consolation prize. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a tie for teams to advance to the next round in either the Championship or Wild Card rounds, all tied scores at the cutline will advance. All of the percentages above may be adjusted depending on final number of entries.
Roster Positions: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex (RB, WR, TE), 11 Bench
Lineup Submission: Leagues will have an optimal scoring format (best ball) for Weeks 1 through 9 where your highest scoring player from each of the 9 starting positions is scored at the end of each week. Then in the RazzBowl Championship Round and RazzBowl Wild Card Tiers of Weeks 10 through 16, all owners must set their starting lineup each week. This is different from the regular season.
1st Place – RazzBowl Engraved Trophy (priceless) , Razzball NFL DFS Premium Subscription ($99.99 value), Full line of shirts from the Razzball Rotowear Collection ($121 value)
Runner Up – Razzball NFL Roto Deluxe Subscription ($27.99 value) , Choice of one shirt from the Razzball Rotowear Collection ($24 value)
Consolation Winner – Choice of one shirt from the Razzball Rotowear Collection ($24 value)
12-Team, modified Best Ball played at NFBC. Here's the Rules