Going Deep Experts Draft – Follow/Listen Tonight!

Mike Clay previews tonight's PFF Going Deep Experts Draft.

| 4 years ago

Going Deep Experts Draft – Follow/Listen Tonight!

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 12 fantasy football experts will take part in a PFF Going Deep Challenge draft.

If you’ve been living under a rock and are unaware of why the Going Deep format is unique, here are the details:

Each team rosters 18 players, 13 of which are starters. The starting lineup includes one quarterback, three running backs, six wide receivers, two tight ends, and one “Super Flex” (QB/RB/WR/TE). Both kicker and defense are excluded in this format.

The scoring for this league is relatively basic, but there are two important outliers:

  • Quarterbacks are rewarded one point for every 30 passing yards
  • It’s 1.0 PPR for RB/WR and 1.5 PPR for TE

Why this format? (A) To account for the historic depth at many of the key offensive fantasy-relevant positions and (B) To remove some of the luck involved in fantasy football. It’s too easy to ride a few lucky picks to the playoffs these days. In this format, you’re picking starters in the 13th round.

I examined the format at length back in February. In that article, I also recapped a Going Deep Experts Mock Draft. You can see the results of that draft here.

So who is participating?

Only many of the best in the business:

Brad Evans – Yahoo
Brandon Funston – Yahoo
Jason Sablich – The New York Times
Sigmund Bloom – Footballguys
Dave Richard – CBS Sports
Nate Zegura – CBS Sports
Peter Schoenke – Rotowire
Bob Harris – Footballdiehards
John Paulsen – 4for4.com
John Juhasz – NFL.com
Jeff Paur – RT Sports
Mike Clay – Pro Football Focus/Rotoworld

How do I follow along tonight?

Several ways:

Can I participate in the PFF Going Deep Challenge?

Absolutely! We’ve partnered up with RT Sports to create the PFF Going Deep Challenge. Purchase a team for just $75.00 and you’ll be in the mix to win the $5,000 grand prize. One in six teams wins cash, including $250.00 to each league champion. Click here for additional details.

Follow Mike Clay on Twitter: @MikeClayNFL

  • Jim

    Nice lineup of drafters … kinda …