The team at Affordable Trophies has been in the business of providing trophies for fantasy football leagues for almost 20 years. They have agreed to provide a gigantic, deluxe trophy to the first-place finisher in the Fantasy Index Open competition.

The guys at Affordable Trophies have joined in on the Fantasy Index Open again. They'll award a huge trophy to the overall winner in January.

The Open is the contest we created to appeal to readers who wonder how they might fare in our Experts Poll in the magazine. It's an almost identical competition, except it's open to everyone. You need not be a fantasy writer or analyst or even a reader of Fantasy Football Index. Anybody who wants to take the time to put together an entry is welcome to do so.

Rules are fairly straight forward. List your top 20 at each position -- QB, RB, WR, TE, K and Defense. We'll grade all the entries in January and crown the champion.

The top 2 finishers earn spots in the regular Experts Poll in the magazine (the 2014 version).

The overall winner also gets a big piece of hardware from Affordable Trophies. They'll ship that out in January. We're pleased to be working with the Affordable Trophies team again this year.

To request an entry form and the official rules of the Fantasy Index Open, send an email to FantasyIndexOpen@gmail.com.

--Ian Allan