NATIONAL FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Industry Leader
of High-Stakes
Fantasy Sports Contests
CONTEST TYPES
Main Event
$200,000
Overall Grand Prize
This is the premiere high stakes fantasy baseball event in the industry, now in its 21st season. The NFBC Main Event has a $200,000 grand prize in 2024 and pays the Top 3 finishers in each league, including $7,000 to the league champ. We will have live drafts at the Mirage Las Vegas from March 20-27 and Online from March 15-28.
Entry: $1,750
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $7,000
Top Overall Prize: $200,000
Rotowire Online
$150,000
Overall Grand Prize
The Rotowire Online Championship is the industry's first national contest at the $350 price point. Now in its 16th season, the OC offers a $150,000 grand prize and pays the Top 2 finishers in each league, including $1,400 to the league champion. Online drafts are available from December through March 28th. There are also $750 and $1,500 entry price points that will also compete in the same overall contest.
Entry: $350 - $1,500
Teams: 12 Teams
Top League Prize: $9,000
Top Overall Prize: $150,000
Draft Champions
$40,000
Overall Grand Prize
The NFBC Draft Champions National Championship features 15-team leagues drafting 50 players each with no in-season player pickups. Owners draft a roster of 50 players and then set their starting lineups each week. This contest has entry fees of $150, $400, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 with each league paying the Top 3 and everyone competing for the $40,000 grand prize. It's a very popular draft-n-hold format.
Entry: $150 - $5,000
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $40,000
Top Overall Prize: $40,000
Best Ball Cutline Championship
$70,000
Overall Grand Prize
The NFBC Cutline Championship is the industry's top national Best Ball Baseball contest. These are 10-team leagues where each owner drafts 42 players and the computer selects their optimal scoring lineup every week. There are only two FAAB periods during the season and there's a survivor playoff format. $175 entry fee, a $350 league prize and a $70,000 grand prize is available.
Entry: $175
Teams: 10 Teams
Top League Prize: $350
Top Overall Prize: $70,000
High Stakes
These are private 12-team or 15-team contests where all of the prize money stays within the league. Entry fees range from $2,500 to $15,000, with top league prizes ranging from $18,000 to $120,000. The Super and Ultimate leagues pay Top 3 within each league, while the Diamond and Platinum leagues pay Top 4. Payouts for these private leagues can be at 90 percent or higher.
Entry: $2,500 - $15,000
Teams: 12 & 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $120,000
Auction
$30,000
Overall Grand Prize
The NFBC now offers the live NFBC Auction Championship with a $30,000 grand prize and the Online Auction Championship with a record $12,500 grand prize. Live auctions are held in Las Vegas and Online at $1,500 per team, while all of the Online Auction Championship leagues are held online at prices starting at $150. 2024 will also see the return of $1,500 AL/NL-only auctions, but only online. We also offer other Non-FAAB standalone league auctions.
Entry: $150 - $2,500
Teams: 12 & 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $17,500
Top Overall Prize: $30,000
Gladiator
$10,000
Overall Grand Prize
The Gladiator is not for the faint of heart. It was introduced in 2023 and sold out the 1,500 teams in about a month! Here it is, pure and simple. It's the ULTIMATE draft and hold as you draft and then nothing else. You draft only 23 players (no bench) and that is your team for the entire season. No FAAB, no setting lineups, no nothing. Traditional NFBC 5x5 Rotisserie scoring. $50 to enter...$10,000 overall grand prize in 2024. Are you not entertained?
Entry: $50
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $250
Top Overall Prize: $10,000
Best Ball Overall
$10,000
Overall Grand Prize
The NFBC Best Ball 12-Team Championship is now in its second year with a $10,000 grand prize. We also now have $150, $400, and $1,000 entry points. Best Ball leagues are optimal scoring contests with no FAAB during the season and no in-season lineup decisions. Once the draft is done your work is done and the computer takes your optimal scoring lineup each week for 27 weeks. We use a points scoring system in this format and pay the Top 2 teams in each league and the Top 23 overall.
Entry: $150 - $1,000
Teams: 12 Teams
Top League Prize: $6,500
Top Overall Prize: $10,000
Diamond Challenge
$30,000
Overall Grand Prize
The industry's oldest fantasy baseball salary cap national championship returns in 2024 with the NFBC Diamond Challenge Roto and Diamond Challenge Points contests. Put together the best lineup under the designated salary cap for each contest and you could win $30,000 in the Roto contest or $15,000 in the Points contest. These contests were created in the 1990's and are still popular in 2024.
Entry: $250 - $400
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $1,700
Top Overall Prize: $30,000
NFBC $50s
Free 2025 Main Event Entry
Overall Grand Prize
NFBC $50s are private, 12-team Draft Champions leagues with a top league prize of $400. These are 12-team, 50-round drafts with no Free Agent pickups during the season. What you draft is what you have all year long, although you do have to set your starting lineups each week. The top $50 team among all players wins a FREE 2025 NFBC Main Event entry!
Entry: $50
Teams: 12 Teams
Top League Prize: $400
Top Overall Prize: Free 2025 Main Event Entry
Guillotine
NFBC Guillotine leagues are survivor-style, 15-team, 34-round private leagues that pay the Top 3 in each league. Using a point scoring system, Guillotine teams start 23 players each week and the lowest scoring team after a 2-week period is "chopped"/eliminated from the contest with all 34 of that team's players going back into the player pool. One team is eliminated every two weeks until four teams are left for the money Championship Round.
Entry: $100 - $200
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $1,400
Qualifiers
The NFBC offers Main Event Qualifiers and Rotowire Online Championship Qualifiers where the league champion in each of those leagues wins a FREE 2025 entry into those events. These are winner-take-all leagues at affordable prices with great prizes. Entry fees are $125 and $50, respectively. So if you win an NFBC Main Event Qualifier, you will earn a FREE 2025 Main Event entry. Win a Rotowire OC Qualifier and you will win a FREE 2025 Rotowire OC entry.
Entry: $50 - $125
Teams: 12 & 15 Teams
Satellite
The NFBC Satellite Leagues are private leagues that pay the Top 3 finishers in each league. There are no overall prizes in this format. These are available in 12-team and 15-team formats and with entry fees ranging from $125 to $500. If you like leagues where all of the prize money stays within the league, then you'll love the NFBC Satellite Leagues. Teams in this format draft 30 rounds, pick up Free Agents each week and set their starting lineup each week.
Entry: $125 - $500
Teams: 12 & 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $4,000
Keeper Leagues
NFBC Keeper Leagues are 15-team leagues where owners compete for league prizes, while trying to build the best team for the future. Each year, owners can keep five players from the previous season two rounds above where they were drafted the year before. These are private leagues that pay the Top 3 in each league.
Entry: $250
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $2,000
Best Ball Double-Ups
NFBC Best Ball Double-Up leagues are private 12-team, Points-scoring leagues where the Top 5 teams all double their entry fees. You simply draft 50 players and you are done as the computer picks your best lineup each week! With optimal scoring & no in-season FAAB, you draft and enjoy. It's really that simple! Finish in the Top 5 of your league and you double your money.
Entry: $100
Teams: 12 Teams
Top League Prize: $200
Post Season
$20,000
Overall Grand Prize
The NFBC Post-Season Hold 'Em Contest is a national contest that awards the overall champion $20,000. There is no draft and no salary cap. Players just pick a select number of players per MLB playoff team in Round 1 and points accumulate from our Cutline scoring system. Points multiply for players you started with in following rounds and the person with the most points wins the grand prize.
Entry: $150
Teams: 550 Teams
Top Overall Prize: $20,000
The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational
YooHoo Shower
Overall Grand Prize
TGFBI is an industry national contest that crowns the best player in this 15-team, 30-round league format. There is no entry fee and no prize pool, but the top owner will gain a lot of prestige from winning this national championship.
Entry: $0
Teams: 15 Teams
Top Overall Prize: YooHoo Shower
In Season
Fantasy Baseball season is just getting started with NFBC In-Season leagues! With drafts each Thursday night, these no-free-agent-pickup leagues with traditional NFBC 5x5 Rotisserie scoring will run from the Monday after the draft until the final day of the baseball season at the end of September. These leagues are a drafter’s dream with minimal in-season work required to bring home the league prizes.
Entry: $150
Teams: 15 Teams
Top League Prize: $1,200
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Play
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3
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This is why we play the games: TO WIN!!! We've awarded $93 million since 2004 and we pay our winners quickly. Have fun & Win BIG MONEY!!
Overall Standings
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Bakers Dozens Adam Baker Best Ball Cutline Championship #448 4,878.00
2 Resch Alexander Resch Best Ball Cutline Championship #1347 4,864.00
3 GOOMBAAH KEVIN KIRVES Best Ball Cutline Championship #1771 4,778.00
4 Resch Alexander Resch Best Ball Cutline Championship #1687 4,750.00
5 Enforce Scott Myers Best Ball Cutline Championship #1529 4,749.00
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Long Balls DC4 Matt Leahy $150 Draft Champions #1296 45,881.5
2 Tucker Albies Pablo Ronald Vackar $150 Draft Champions #950 45,790.0
3 DC2 - Whispering Wolves Steven Weimer $150 Draft Champions - 2024 #1860 45,774.5
4 Kulaski Richard Kulaski $150 Draft Champions #762 45,639.5
5 Osgood-Richards DC MICHAEL RICHARDS $400 Draft Champions #632 45,543.5
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Mariner Arms Cache MIchael Meyer NFBC 50s #75 32,807.5
2 Canady Ellis Canady NFBC 50s #1683 31,977.0
3 Bush Matt Bush NFBC 50s #565 31,337.5
4 Chief Clancy Wiggum Michael Murphy NFBC 50s #478 31,124.0
5 Pickling the Beast Daniel Beerhalter NFBC 50s #1325 30,701.5
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Cole R1 Nick Cole Diamond Challenge - Roto #545 4,648.0
1 Cole R2 Nick Cole Diamond Challenge - Roto #549 4,648.0
3 Gooney Birds Francis McVey Diamond Challenge - Roto #1640 4,473.0
4 shake michael shake Diamond Challenge - Roto #1776 4,309.0
5 BAMFORD THOMAS BAMFORD Diamond Challenge - Roto #1660 4,253.5
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Boyd Jody Boyd Diamond Challenge - Points #472 4,572.67
2 Boyd Jody Boyd Diamond Challenge - Points #276 4,562.00
3 Dads Army IV Alex Hoff Diamond Challenge - Points #330 4,533.00
4 Qs Superstars 4 Quintan Kocher Diamond Challenge - Points #1641 4,530.00
5 A Little Skenesy Aaron Banach Diamond Challenge - Points #542 4,493.00
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 Ammirante CERF Frank Ammirante CERF #570 1,375.5
1 TRANI JOSEPH TRANI TURF #753 1,375.5
3 Sarris Eno Sarris BARF #707 1,321.5
4 Osgood Robert Osgood Jr. NERF #464 1,308.5
5 @VottomanEmpire Aaron Parker WERF #648 1,307.5
Standings >>
Rank Team Owner League Points
1 ZAPPACOSTA MATTHEW ZAPPACOSTA The Gladiator #200 15,791.5
2 Lights Out Timothy Pamperin The Gladiator #132 15,582.0
3 Seneca Bob Catsiroumpas The Gladiator #220 15,580.5
4 FAST TIMES JASON HELMAR The Gladiator #68 15,401.5
5 Smada GF3 Mathew Adams The Gladiator #233 15,253.5
Standings >>
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