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11 Best Fantasy Football Punishments for Last Place (Updated 2022)

Max Staley
Best fantasy football punishments for last place in 2022, including the Waffle House 24 hour challenge.
Best fantasy football punishments for last place in 2022, including the Waffle House 24 hour challenge. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Herm Edwards once said "you play to win the game." That's, of course, true in real-life football. But in fantasy football, sometimes you're better off playing not to lose. One of fantasy's most famous traditions is punishing the league's last-place finisher.

And people are getting quite creative with their punishments these days. Here are 10 of the best fantasy football punishments for the 2022 season.

Best Fantasy Punishments

11. Host Next Year's Draft

Fantasy football leagues are always looking for great draft locations, and this punishment gives you the perfect option: Whoever loses the league hosts next year's draft. And of course, since it wouldn't be a fantasy football draft without beer and pizza, paying for those necessities is the responsibility of your lovely host.

10. Post a Photo on /r/RoastMe

Your friend takes a photo of themselves. They post it on a subreddit and get roasted by an audience of 2.5 million mean Reddit users. Surely that won't have any lasting impact on their ego.

9. Shave Your Beard (Or Anything)

Remember last year when Travis Kelce shaved his bears? He went from being handsome enough to star on a reality dating show to, um, not that. How do you think your friend will fare?

8. Go Through Every NFL Combine Drill

Just make sure your friend has health insurance.

7. Dunk Tank/Tomato Toss

Everyone has that friend they want to throw tomatoes at. I should know, I'm that friend.

6. Run a Marathon

If they weren't dedicated enough to set their lineup, they're probably not dedicated enough to train for a marathon. To add insult to a likely injury, spice things up by picking the loser's outfit.

5. Custom License Plate for a Year

The possibilities are endless. Spending a year with a prank license plate will feel endless, too.

4. Mimicking the ESPN Body Issue

When you think "in shape" your mind doesn't go to "fantasy football player."

3. Re-Taking the SAT or ACT and Posting Your Score Online

Who wouldn't want to prove how much dumber they've gotten since high school?

2. 5-Minute Stand Up Comedy Routine

Your friend thinks they're funny? They're not. They'll realize that (and so will the audience) when the last-place finisher is forced to do five minutes of stand-up at an open mic. I've been told five minutes is not a long time – but to your friend, it'll be an eternity.

1. Waffle House 24-Hour Challenge

The rules are simple. Completing the challenge is not. The last-place finisher must spend 24 hours in a Waffle House (or any 24/7 establishment that serves waffles, really). For each waffle they eat, they get to chop an hour off their time. So if you eat eight waffles, you'd only need to spend a measly 16 hours in the restaurant. It'll turn into a Lord of the Flies situation pretty quick.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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