SFB12 Primer: Winners & Losers From SFB12 Scoring

Jun 30, 2022
SFB12 Primer: Winners & Losers From SFB12 Scoring

For most people summer is synonymous with pool parties, cold beverages, music festivals, and slip-n-slides. However, in the fantasy football community, it signifies the start of the Scott Fish Bowl, a massive charity-based tournament that usually kicks off around July 4th.

This year’s SFB12 will feature 2,400–3,000 fantasy football enthusiasts comprised of industry professionals, fanalysts, and folks who just love to play fantasy football. There are even some celebrities in the form of actors, musicians, and professional athletes. The tournament has grown from its humble beginnings over the past decade, but the charity component, masterful scoring configuration created by Fish, and healthy competition are still a massive part of this cherished community event.

SFB12 is set up in a way for so many different approaches to be successful, but I will provide some insight into this macro-tournament based on the scoring structure for 2022’s version.


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SFB12 League Settings

Getting familiar with a league’s format and scoring system is imperative when starting any fantasy football draft, and SFB12 is certainly no exception. Rolling in with your normal cheat sheets will not serve you well here.

Managers will be drafting 22 total players, with 11 starting each week.
Weekly lineups will consist of 1-2 QB, 2-6 RB, 3-7 WR 1-5 TE, and 0-4 K. For sleeper leagues which are the live drafts, there will be 3 flex and a kicker will be required instead of 4 flex.

There are no defenses, no trading, and weekly waivers are done via blind bid with a $100 budget for the season. One note of significance is the return of the third-round reversal, meaning the direction of the snake draft reverses at the end of the second round, so the team in the 12th spot selects again to begin Round 3. The draft then continues to snake with no further reversals.

SFB12 Scoring

If you played in last year’s tournament you’ll see that the scoring remains mostly the same, with a few tweaks of course since it is a league created by Fish. For QBs, there is now a bonus for being over 66.6% completion in a game, negative if under (.5 points per completion, -1 point per incompletion), and there is no longer a one-point penalty for sacks.

We still have half-point scoring for first downs and receptions for running backs and wide receivers, with a full point granted for tight ends in both of those categories.

Kickers no longer receive negative scoring for missed field goals and extra points and get a point for making a field goal on top of decimal scoring. We still have a player’s ability to score points for a return touchdown or a recovery in the end zone for a touchdown.

Let’s get into some of the biggest beneficiaries and losers in this scoring format compared to regular half-PPR scoring. We used John Paulsen’s season-long projections, tweaking them for SFB-specific scoring.

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SFB Winners

Quarterbacks

SFB QB Winners
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Aaron Rodgers 390.0 QB2 QB10 +8
Mac Jones 262.5 QB18 QB24 +6
Jared Goff 248.7 QB20 QB25 +5
Davis Mills 241.7 QB22 QB27 +5

Aaron Rodgers benefits the most of any signal-caller, due to his high projected completion percentage, and his 390.0 points are projected to be the QB2 in SFB scoring after only Josh Allen’s 417.7. Mac Jones spikes up six positional spots from QB24 up to the 18th highest-scoring QB, while both Jared Goff and Davis Mills get advantages in this format and bump up five QB spots each.

Other Notable QB SFB Beneficiaries: Ryan Tannehill, Titans (+5), Matt Ryan, Colts (+4), Joe Burrow, Bengals (+4)

Running Backs

SFB RB Winners
Player SFB Points SFP Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Ken Walker 165.2 RB30 RB34 +4
Michael Carter 106.4 RB54 RB56 +2
Tyler Allgeier 125.9 RB44 RB46 +2
Nick Chubb 234.2 RB11 RB13 +2
Dalvin Cook 248.5 RB7 RB9 +2

The discrepancy at RB isn’t too significant, but the beneficiaries here are the backs who aren’t as involved in the passing game, since they make up the gap with projected first downs. Rookie Ken Walker moves up four positional spots into fantasy RB3 territory, while Michael Carter, Tyler Allgeier, Nick Chubb, and Dalvin Cook all get slight spikes due to the SFB-specific format.

Other Notable RB SFB Beneficiaries: Myles Gaskin, Dolphins (+2), Damien Williams, Falcons (+2)

Wide Receivers

SB WR Winners
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Alec Pierce 128.1 WR64 WR70 +6
Kadarius Toney 147.0 WR44 WR50 +6
Jarvis Landry 140.5 WR53 WR56 +3
Robert Woods 177.4 WR32 WR35 +3
Brandin Cooks 217.1 WR12 WR15 +3

At wideout, rookie Alec Pierce gains the most from SFB scoring, as he’s projected to post 33.6 first downs in 2022 in an offense where he could slide right into WR2 work behind Michael Pittman. Kadarius Toney shares that six-spot spike, becoming a WR4 in this format. Jarvis Landry, Robert Woods, and Brandin Cooks all move up three positional spots, with receiving first down projections of 38.0, 42.5, and 52.2, respectively. New Titan WR Woods is also slotted for 5.9 rushing first downs in 2022.

Other Notable WR SFB Beneficiaries: Jalen Guyton, Chargers (+3), Isaiah McKenzie, Bills (+3), Mecole Hardman, Chiefs (+2)

Tight Ends

SFB TE Winners
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Mike Gesicki 145.1 TE14 TE17 +3

As usual, TE doesn’t provide much excitement or movement, even in the SFB format. Mike Gesicki gets a small three-positional spot jump from TE17 up to a fringe fantasy TE1 territory. With an extra .5 point for first downs and receptions, he leapfrogs Robert Tonyan, Cole Kmet, and Pat Freiermuth due to his higher projections in both categories (58 catches, 35 first downs). Relative to other positions, however, tight ends get a huge bump due to the tight end premium format.

SFB Losers

Quarterbacks

SB QB Losers
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Jalen Hurts 287.0 QB16 QB6 -10
Zach Wilson 167.1 QB30 QB22 -8
Trey Lance 255.7 QB19 QB12 -7
Justin Fields 226.1 QB25 QB18 -7
Jameis Winston 227.5 QB24 QB17 -7

More QBs take a hit in value than reap the benefits in this scoring format. Jalen Hurts falls down 10 spots to a fantasy QB2, while Trey Lance, Justin Fields, and Jameis Winston all dive down to lower-QB2 territory. Zach Wilson finds himself as a QB3 in SFB points, all most likely due to the negative points for a low completion percentage on a weekly basis.

Other Notable QB SFB Losers: Lamar Jackson, Ravens (-6), Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (-3), Kyler Murray, Cardinals (-2)

Running Backs

SFB RB Losers
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Saquon Barkley 232.4 RB12 RB10 -2
Kareem Hunt 155.7 RB35 RB33 -2
Darrell Henderson 125.0 RB46 RB44 -2

There isn’t too much movement at the RB position, with the most relevant guys—Saquon Barkley, Kareem Hunt, and Darrell Henderson—all sliding down two positional spots in this format. It seems you can draft RBs similarly to the way you’d approach them in regular half-PPR leagues.

Other Notable RB SFB Losers: Nyheim Hines, Colts (-2), James White, Patriots (-2)

Wide Receivers

SFB WR Losers
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
John Metchie 46.2 WR127 WR121 -6
Gabriel Davis 175.9 WR33 WR29 -4
Keenan Allen 213.5 WR13 WR10 -3
Terry McLaurin 207.9 WR17 WR14 -3

John Metchie has been a late-round dart throw in best ball formats throughout the summer, but it appears you can leave him for the waiver wire in SFB as he falls a whopping 26 WR spots in Fish’s scoring. 2022’s polarizing wideout Gabriel Davis also falls in this format, along with Keenan Allen and Terry McLaurin who may lack the first down volume to produce as expected in other leagues.

Other Notable WR SFB Losers: K.J. Osborn, Vikings (-3), Jerry Jeudy, Broncos (-2), DeVonta Smith, Eagles (-2)

Tight Ends

SFB TE Losers
Player SFB Points SFB Pos Rank .5 PPR Rank Diff
Dawson Knox 158.3 TE12 TE10 -2
Pat Freiermuth 142.5 TE16 TE14 -2
Robert Tonyan 137.2 TE18 TE16 -2

As I mentioned above, some TEs fall in SFB due to lower projections in both receptions and first downs in 2022. Dawson Knox still remains a fantasy TE1 with his two-spot slide, while Pat Freiermuth and Robert Tonyan both fall a little deeper into the TE2 zone.

Kicker Significance

It wouldn’t be an article written by me without some sort of kicker love so here it is. Without negative points for missing field goals or extra points, legs get a boost this season and should be highly considered when filling out your 22-man roster.

Here is where kickers start to make their way into projections so you can get an idea of when to contemplate taking them.

Top-21 Kicker Placement in SFB Scoring
SFB Rank Player Pos Team SFB Points
85 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR DET 180.7
86 Jerry Jeudy WR DEN 180.4
87 Antonio Gibson RB WAS 179.7
88 Tyler Bass K BUF 179.3
89 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR KC 177.7
90 Matt Gay K LAR 177.7
91 Robert Woods WR TEN 177.4
92 George Kittle TE SF 177.4
93 Harrison Butker K KC 176.0
94 Gabriel Davis WR BUF 175.9
95 Hunter Renfrow WR LV 175.3
96 Amari Cooper WR CLE 175.2
97 Cordarrelle Patterson RB ATL 175.0
98 Dalton Schultz TE DAL 174.5
99 Justin Tucker K BAL 174.5
100 Ryan Succop K TB 174.4
101 Courtland Sutton WR DEN 174.3
102 Daniel Carlson K LV 174.2
103 Evan McPherson K CIN 174.1
104 Damien Harris RB NE 173.5
105 Matt Prater K ARI 173.0
106 Brandon McManus K DEN 172.9
107 Rodrigo Blankenship K IND 172.6
108 Nick Folk K NE 172.6
109 Jason Sanders K MIA 172.0
110 Robbie Gould K SF 171.3
111 Zach Ertz TE ARI 170.2
112 Dallas Goedert TE PHI 170.1
113 Dustin Hopkins K LAC 170.0
114 Randy Bullock K TEN 169.7
115 J.K. Dobbins RB BAL 169.6
116 Chase Edmonds RB MIA 169.2
117 Mason Crosby K GB 169.1
118 Jake Elliott K PHI 169.0
119 Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB KC 167.9
120 Chris Boswell K PIT 167.9
121 Zach Wilson QB NYJ 167.1
122 T.J. Hockenson TE DET 166.7
123 Josh Jacobs RB LV 166.2
124 Brandon Aiyuk WR SF 165.7
125 Ken Walker RB SEA 165.2
126 Wil Lutz K NO 165.2
127 Cade York K CLE 162.6
128 Elijah Moore WR NYJ 162.2
129 Graham Gano K NYG 162.1
130 Noah Fant TE SEA 161.8
131 Rashaad Penny RB SEA 161.5

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