FanGraphs: The Game, Football Edition

I’m pleased to introduce FanGraphs: The Game, Football Edition!!

“What?! A football game at FanGraphs?!” you say?

Yes! Given the nature of FanGraphs: The Game, it seemed like a natural fit for football, so we decided to give it a try!

FanGraphs: The Game for football is just like it is for baseball. You create a player and make picks each week to build your player’s stats over the course of the season. Whatever statistics your pick of the week accumulates are added to your player’s totals.

All of your totals will be tracked on your very own FanGraphs football player page and your player will show up on the football leaderboards, so you can see how well you’ve performed compared to others throughout the season. (These will be available later in the week after some stats have been accumulated.)

Because each player you create is assigned a position and is affiliated with a specific team, you have the chance to be atop the depth charts and hold bragging rights over your friends and others who are gunning for that same spot. You can also win awards (weekly, monthly, half-season, and full-season), and achievements.

At the end of the season, the player with the highest points total at each position will win $100, and the player with the second highest total at each position will each win a FanGraphs T-Shirt. Please see the full game rules for further details.

Click here to create a player and make your first pick. You can create as many as six players or as few as one – it’s all up to you. And, since you’re only going to be making one pick per week for each player you create, this is the fastest and easiest way to enjoy fantasy football. And best of all, it’s entirely free.

Since this is our first foray into anything football, please bear with us and let us know if you have any issues!

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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.

23 Responses to “FanGraphs: The Game, Football Edition”

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  1. Jack says:

    Tim Tebow has officially infiltrated Fangraphs.

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  2. rsavits says:

    This is AWESOME

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  3. TheoK says:

    You should create an entire football section. I’d read it.

    Hell I’d write for it.

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  4. Ruki Motomiya says:


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  5. maxjusttyped says:

    Love it. Although some of the prices seem a bit off. $6 for Barcon Batch (4th stringer, apparently) yet it’s $5 for the likes of Matt Forte, Daren McFadden, Jamaal Charles, etc.

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  6. maxjusttyped says:

    Would it be unreasonable to request FanGraphs: The Game, for the NBA this upcoming season?

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  7. GTW says:

    Kicker points?

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  8. jesse says:

    So will we see a compiled stat line for our player or just total points?

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  9. Rickj says:

    NOOOO!!! Football is invading everything and taking over baseball!!! Boo pigskin, yay hardball!

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  10. saskatunes says:

    Any hope for custom leagues a la baseball?

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  11. Joncarlos says:

    Any update on when we’ll find out our scores?

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  12. Joncarlos says:

    Any updates on when we can see game logs for our players? Is this a failed experiment?

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