See what cards I scored on Ultimate Fan: Conference Championship Round
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UltimateFan has created a unique fantasy offer where fantasy managers open packs to determine their team and create a roster. When you sign up, you’ll receive a free pack that will include at least one golden card and give you enough variety of positions to build a team for your first week of action. To add more players to your team, there are a few options. The standard pack, available for free, can be opened once a week on Tuesdays. Silver packs guarantee you at least two silver cards and one gold. Gold packs guarantee two gold and one silver. Packs are not for sale like with Ultimate team or MyTeam but can be purchased through a subscription. The silver plan will grant you one silver pack per week for a month, while the gold plan will grant you one gold pack per week.
Ultimate Fan is currently running a special offer that gives all users a free weekly gold pack throughout the playoffs. Take advantage and see if you can pick up a gift card or two before the end of the second season.
UltimateFan’s parameters are as follows: touchdowns worth four points for QBs and six points for all other positions. This is a full point PPR with bonus points. Quarterbacks get one point over 200 yards, two points over 300 yards and three points over 350 yards. On the ground, one point is awarded for 40+ yards, one point for 70+ and three for 100+. In the air, there is one point for 50+ and one point for 100+. Interceptions and lost fumbles cost one point.
For team cards, you get five points for a win and -1 for a loss. One point for baskets between 40 and 49 points and two for 50+. In addition, one point is awarded per sack and two per interception. A special teams touchdown earns you six points. And for the D/ST type score, you get eight points for a shutout, two points for allowing 1-13 points, zero for 14-28, and -3 for 28+. This notation makes your alignment decision here a critical part of your weekly alignment decisions. The spots on the roster are QB, RB, WR, WR, TE, Flex, Team.
Conference Championship Round Pack Results
Ultimate Fan continues to load users with playoff team players/cards. This week I had some huge draws, but unfortunately the best draws were duplicates. I landed DeSean Jackson, Van Jefferson, a dupe of Joe Burrow, Matthew Stafford, a dupe of Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and a dupe of Travis Kelce.
I added all non-duplicates to my list. The players I transferred were Marvin Jones, a dupe of Cooper Kupp, Robby Anderson and Emmanuel Sanders. Jones, Anderson and Sanders are all playing for an inactive team while Kupp is a duplicate. As mentioned in previous weeks, I had hoped that the trade system would be implemented at some point this season, but time is running out, so we can safely assume that this is not a feature we we’ll see before the 2022 season at the earliest.
Conference Championship Round Team Binding Decisions
QC: Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Kyler Murray, Joe Burrow, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Joe Mixon, Austin Ekeler, Nick Chubb, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette, Kareem Hunt, Chase Edmonds, Tony Pollard, Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Miles Sanders, Clyde Edwards-Helaire
WR: Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Michael Pittman, CeeDee Lamb, Antonio Brown, AJ Brown, Julio Jones, Tyler Lockett, DeVonta Smith, Brandin Cooks, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Golladay, Emmanuel Sanders, Robby Anderson, Will Fuller , Hunter Renfrow, Robert Woods, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Van Jefferson, DeSean Jackson
AND : Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Dawson Knox, Mike Gesicki, Dalton Schultz
Team: Chargers, Ravens, Packers, Broncos, Titans
Although the players above are currently on my roster, I can only choose from those who play for an active team in the playoffs. That leaves me with limited options, including one player to pick at tight end, none at team, and two at running back and wide receiver.
QC: Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Matthew Stafford
RB: Joe Mixon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire
WR: Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson
AND : Travis Kelce
Quarterback is the only position where I have any kind of real debate. Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford are two of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL, but Mahomes is the standard bearer. He may be outclassed by players like Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson due to their weekly surge, but it’s a strong bet to outplay Burrow and Stafford in the playoffs. Mahomes is much more willing to run when the playoffs begin and has rushed for an average of over 50 yards per game in his last three outings dating back to Week 18. Mahomes will get the tap for this weekend.
As running back, wide receiver and tight end, I have to face the only players I signed up who are still in the playoffs. That means I’ll start Joe Mixon and CEH at running back, Kelce at tight end, and Kupp and Jefferson at wide receiver. It’s going to be tough to get into the squad with no options and with Van as my WR2, but I’m hoping for the best.
Now let’s move on to the gold helmet and the gold football. Golden football doubles the points of anyone who scores a touchdown. I’ll place it on Patrick Mahomes. As usual, quarterbacks are the most likely to score multiple touchdowns and usually have the most sense to receive the “Football D’Or.” The golden helmet doubles the points of any player it is assigned to. The helmet will go to Cooper Kupp. I debated here between Kupp and Kelce, but I’ll keep rolling with Kupp as long as the Rams are alive in the playoffs. Only landing a Ja’Marr Chase card if the Bengals qualify for the Super Bowl to face the Rams would make me seriously consider a pivot.
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