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Welcome to Loser League!

Where the losers always win,
and the winners always lose *

This is nothing like your traditional league. The way to win the Football Outsiders Loser League is to pick losers. Yup, it's cool to be a loser. Just pick your lineup with the goal to get the lowest total of fantasy points for each week. But don't pick off the bench or you will get more points added to your overall score. Pick smart.

The player with the lowest total points for the entire season will be dubbed the Grand Loser and win a trip for two to the BIG GAME with a special appearance from Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders. Every Tuesday, we will announce weekly winners so keep coming back each week to optimize your lineup!

Oh, and it's FREE to enter!

* NO PURCH. NEC.; FO ACCT. REQ’D (free). 8/17/21-1/9/22. Open to US res., 18+. To play, sign into FO acct., select fantasy team each week. Official rules.


Alright, let's get started!

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May the best loser win,
and we will see you in LA!

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Grand Prize

Two Tickets to the BIG GAME
in LA!

Aaron Schatz and Loser League picture

Runner
Up

PlayStation® 5 game console

Weekly Prizes

Week 1
FO Shirt + FO+ Annual Subscription
Week 2
FO Shirt + Signed Almanac 2021
Week 3
FO Shirt + Signed Almanac 2021
Week 4
FO Shirt + Madden NFL 22
Week 5
FO Shirt + Madden NFL 22
Week 6
FO Shirt + FO+ Annual Subscription
Week 7
FO Shirt + $100 NFL Shop Gift Card
Week 8
FO Shirt + 2,200 Madden Ultimate Team Points
Week 9
FO Shirt + FO+ Annual Subscription
Week 10
FO Shirt + Madden NFL 22
Week 11
FO Shirt + $100 NFL Shop Gift Card
Week 12
FO Shirt + 2,200 Madden Ultimate Team Points
Week 13
FO Shirt + $100 NFL Shop Gift Card
Week 14
FO Shirt + 2,200 Madden Ultimate Team Points
Week 15
FO Shirt + $100 NFL Shop Gift Card
Week 16
FO Shirt + FO+ Annual Subscription
Week 17
FO Shirt + 2,200 Madden Ultimate Team Points
Week 18
FO Shirt + 30min fantasy help w/ Scott Spratt

Challenge Overview

See Official Rules for complete details.

Objective:

Select lineup that will result in the lowest weekly score.

Entry Fee:

FREE!
An account (basic membership) on Football Outsiders is required. It's free to register.

Extra Benefits:

FO+ Subscribers will have premium access to Loser League Projection Points. Being a subscriber is not guaranteed to improve your results.

Format:

There is no draft. Simply select your lineup as described below. You can start or update/change your lineup anytime throughout the Loser League Challenge (see Official Rules for details on changing lineups).

Lineup:

Each team will consist of ten (10) NFL players in the following starting lineup format: 2-QB, 3-RB, 3-WR, 2-K.

Duration:

The Loser League Challenge runs through the regular NFL season. Registration opens on August 18, 2021 and ends on January 9, 2022 (Week 18).

Each week’s score will be added to your Season Total which will accumulate for the duration of the season-long challenge. You can begin at any time and will be eligible for both season-long and weekly prizes.

Scoring:

Scoring applies to any player selected in your lineup for each week’s game(s) (inducing, but not limited to, injury, bye week, canceled game, game rescheduled to another week, COVID, inactive, etc.).

  • 1 point for each 20 yards passing
  • 1 point for each 10 yards rushing
  • 1 point for each 10 yards receiving
  • 4 points for each passing TD
  • 6 points for each rushing or receiving TD
  • -2 points for each fumble or interception
  • 3 points for each field goal made
  • 1 point for each extra point made
  • -2 points for each missed field goal
  • -5 points for each missed extra point

Penalties:

  • 18 points for any QB who has fewer than 10 passing attempts in a game
  • 15 points for any RB who has fewer than 8 rushing attempts in a game
  • 15 points for any WR who has fewer than 3 targets in a game
  • 12 points for any K who is not active or has no attempts but another K on his team attempts a kick for any reason

Raw Scoring
Important Rule:

The highest scorer at each position gets thrown out each week (remember, we're aiming for the lowest score here). You'll end up with getting credit for 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR and 1 K every week.

Tiebreakers:

Tie breaker procedures will be used when raw scoring results in equal number of fantasy points based on the scoring noted above.

For Weekly tiebreakers:
The score from All 10 players will be used (no players thrown out)
In the result of another tie, then the score from only 2 QBs will be used
In the result of another tie, then the score from only 3 RBs will be used
In the result of another tie, then the score from only 3 WRs will be used

For Season-Long tiebreakers:
The sum of all week's scores from all 10 players will be used (no players thrown out)
In the result of another tie, the sum of all week's scores from only 2 QBs will be used
In the result of another tie, the sum of all week's scores from only 3 RBs will be used
In the result of another tie, the sum of all week's scores from only 3 WRs will be used

Lineup Lock:

Each week, players are locked at the original scheduled NFL kickoff time or when the actual game is played, whichever comes first.

Guaranteed Prizes:

The season-long grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the BIG GAME in LA with a special appearance from Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders. The second-place season-long winner will receive a PlayStation® 5 game console. Additional weekly prizes will be awarded. Prizes subject to availability.

Winner
Announcements
& Price Redemption

Weekly winners will be announced on the Tuesday following the date of each weekly NFL game. The Grand Prize will be announced on or about January 11, 2022. Winners will be notified via the email registered with their account and will have 5 days to redeem the prize.

Challenge Capacity:

1 per registered account.