Shawn Siegele examines the swiftly changing landscape of Underdog playoff contests and explains how to turn new prices to your advantage. Update: I’ve tweaked the Saturday version after the Jaguars, Dolphins, and Seahawks locked down their playoff spots.
Underdog playoff drafts are fast-paced, exciting, and addictive. The $25 Gauntlet contest is now 80% full. Update: The Gauntlet has filled and Gauntlet 2 is now open with a $200,000 grand prize.
We’re now onto the third version of the Mitten, with the current $5 contest featuring a $30,000 grand prize and two teams advancing to Round 2 out of each six-team draft.
We’ve really enjoyed writing about these tournaments, with Madison Parkhill’s How to Win Underdog’s Playoff Tournaments doing exactly what the title indicates. Michael Dubner’s Playoff Best Ball Tournament Projections uses a variety of models to help you create the right stacks for this format.
This will be my third look at the Underdog contest.
The picture has now changed substantially, and we have to change with it.