NFFC Classic Las Vegas Saturday Draft Recap
NFFC Classic Las Vegas Saturday Draft Recap

While Ezekiel Elliott continued his training in Cabo San Lucas and Melvin Gordon remained away from the Chargers this past Saturday, I participated in the NFFC Classic Draft, held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. It's a first-class event that's been running strong for 16 years, held by the folks over at NFC, who offer high stakes fantasy sports contests in multiple sports.   

The contest I entered offers participants an opportunity to win some pretty big cash from an overall prize pool of over $350,000, including an $85,000 grand prize. Despite the competitive nature of the event, it's always a pleasure to interact with the other draftees, an astute group that includes some familiar faces (a few sporting their classic team jerseys and apparel) now that I have three of these live drafts in the books.   

The NFFC Classic is a 14-team, full-PPR, 20-round draft, using a third-round reversal format. The results are posted below. The draft order was determined by a Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) process, and I wound up with the No. 3 pick overall. I was pretty happy with that slot, as it ensured that I'd be able to land a top-tier running back. With Elliott still a holdout, that tier went three deep in my mind: Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara. My second choice in terms of selection slotting would have been pick No. 14, in order to take advantage of the reversal/back-to-back component, but knowing that

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