Assassin & Dawgs Close in on Points Titles

Kuekes Extends Lead in Main

Altadena Assassin Now 1 Week Away From Points Title

The 2018 FFPC Main Event, has now reached the final week of the regular season, and a familiar face is once again atop all others. Kurt Kuekes and his Altadena Assassin squad widened its lead to 96 points over Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams squads that currently sit in second and third overall. Thanks to Tyreek Hill (32.7), Todd Gurley (25) and Patrick Mahomes (22.55), Kuekes was able to tally a 157.55 Week 10 score.

PrizeLock, owned by Craig Magnuson, remained in fourth for the second straight week with Brandon Shamy’s Gmen moving up one spot to fifth. To hear Shamy talk about his team and more, stream last week’s edition of The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour when he was our guest.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    1909.8
  2. Cocktails and Dreams XIV    chadsch23    1813.65
  3. Cocktails & Dreams XXIII    chadsch23    1810.35
  4. PrizeLock    CraigMag    1788
  5. Gmen    bshamy    1767.4
  6. #11 Alexandra the Great    MichaelGio    1761.95
  7. TJ s Butthole Bangers    TWells324    1759.75
  8. Cocktails & Dreams XXVII    chadsch23    1752.1
  9. West Coast Quakes    Kimra    1747.65
  10. JettsonDean    joshnco9    1747.2
  11. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    1743.95
  12. Straight Pearls    Kimra    1737
  13. Baby F’ING Whale    kramercentric    1736.05
  14. Coach’s & Billy’s Mission    Scott Johnson    1733.9
  15. Commando Fro    ChristopherHart    1715.2
  16. MarissChris 2    DavidMar    1711.65
  17. Fat Frankie Inc M1    johnpierce80    1710.9
  18. Eiferted… Wait I Have A Thielen It’s Kareemy    theluckyshow    1707.95
  19. Luck In The Air    DanSei    1704.6
  20. Sideline Sage    RogerGon    1702.55

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Morrell Takes Lead into Week 11

Guy Morrell’s Moe’s Dawgs was tops again after Week 10 in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. as his squad notched a 180.95 on the scoreboard. Leading the effort was Zach Ertz’s superhuman 47.5, as well as Hill, Gurley and Aaron Rodgers’ 20.05. Morrell now has a 99-point lead over Blake Johnston’s Bio-Dome Scientists going into the final week of the competition’s regular season.

Steve Bumpas’ Roadkings remained in third place for the second consecutive week with Abraham Makil’s lino ascending from 11th into fourth place. Tim and Brad Kruse’s undefeated Dr J entry rounds out the top five for the third week in a row as well.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC right now:

  1. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    1941.45
  2. Bio-Dome Scientists    BioDomeScientists    1842.45
  3. Roadkings 4    SteveBum    1831.5
  4. lion    makilabraham    1812.65
  5. Dr J    TimKru    1809.6
  6. dream team    robinlayhue    1803.85
  7. Vader FBG4 Saquon ODB AT JC JUJU    Mikepor21    1784.7
  8. GOATS    JAZZ    1782.9
  9. Confusion    RobVJ    1778.5
  10. Bullseye    Redrambroncoskins    1777.55
  11. LA FLAMA BLANCA    ndraid73    1775.9
  12. Ironmen    ant1075    1774.1
  13. PES FPC 2    MatthewLiv    1770.55
  14. The Mercy of Thanos    HudsonKer    1769.15
  15. More Random Name    RobVJ    1767
  16. Cocktails and Dreams XI    chadsch23    1765.25
  17. Cocktails and Dream XVII    chadsch23    1762.1
  18. Terminal Gravity    MANCL    1760.6
  19. McGibblets    Gruz    1760.15
  20. Pgh Fab 4    Dave Chiodo    1760
  21. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    1756.45
  22. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    1752.2
  23. Heavy Metal    SlimPickens    1751.65
  24. CrakRok112    CrakRok    1750.9
  25. TD    shelbjstew    1750.35
  26. E2A 22    DavidHub    1744.4
  27. All Storms 2    DaveKoe    1743.9
  28. Eclass    EricWil    1742.4
  29. Dynomite    smoky    1739.95
  30. Gettysburg Gamblerz    uwilose    1736.25
  31. Float On    Lou Tranquilli    1734.95
  32. Fade    CJH    1734.85
  33. NJRBOYS III    vinnydds    1734.25
  34. Better than 12th    IsaacMar    1734.15
  35. Moe’s Dawgs #3    GuyM    1734
  36. Mystery Tramp Who Owns Moon? Space Lawyer Answers    David Fowler    1733.45
  37. Ignite the Bern 2020!    ashatek    1731
  38. Splittin Hare’s    mwhare    1730.95
  39. Let It Be    AlwaysOpen7    1730.75
  40. Jacking Goff To Gurley Pics    StevenRiz    1729.9

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

What Can You Do? 6 Teams on Bye

It’s our final six-team bye week of the season (thankfully), players. Here are the teams that are out of action this weekend:

  • Bills
  • Browns
  • Dolphins
  • Jets
  • Patriots
  • 49ers

And for a look at last week’s waiver details, check out the results at the link to Fantasy Mojo below:

Previous Waiver Wire Results in 2018


Rizas Featured on the Lowdown

Don’t forget to check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast tomorrow morning to hear from Steve Rizas who sits in 40th place in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. We talk about how good Josh Reynolds can be in the wake of the Kupp injury, whether Josh Doctson is a guy you should contemplate starting and much more.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

Then you can join yours truly and David A. Gerczak this Friday night for a brand new episode of the HSFF Hour! Hop in the live chat room and hang out with the other high stales players as well!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the next episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Dropped Players Are Locked

As a reminder, quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends that are cut during Week 10, Week 11 and Week 12 free agent bidding processes will be REMOVED from the free agent pool and may not be re-acquired by any team for the remainder of the season. Dropped defenses and kickers will still be available for acquisition. This is done to minimize the possibility of potential collusion.

And as a reminder, even if injuries or other issues derailed your 2018 season, make sure you are still setting your lineups! Please don’t anger the fantasy gods, and keep karma on your side for 2019 by being competitive this weekend the rest of the season. 🙂

Week 10 Big Payback Leagues Update

Brian Owens’ No Mercy squad is out in front of the Big Payback League #1 heading into Week 11. He has already amassed 37 victory points on the season and was able to tally a 192.75 last weekend. Ertz, Hill and Gurley all led the charge for him there.

Over in Big Payback #2, it’s Left or Right? I forgot ahead of the pack with 34 victory points in 2018. Todd Range’s 161.35 Week 10 score was helped along by Mitchell Trubisky’s 39.55, Mark Ingram’s 25.2 and Gurley.

Kimra Schleicher has her Grand Theft team still in first in Big Payback #3 as well. Thanks to her 146.7 this past weekend, she has accrued 29 victory points on the year. Ben Roethlisberger (39.1) and Gurley were the big contributors for her in Week 10.

All three of these drafts were held live at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas at the FFPC Live Events in September. Each champion in these three 12-team leagues will pocket $25,000 at the end of the year.

Regular Season Ends This Monday

One of the most important weeks of the season is upon us, as the FFPC Main Event and the FPC hold our final regular season games. Remember, the playoff seeds are determined by the following criteria:

  1. The team with the best record
  2. The remaining team with the highest point total
  3. The remaining team with the best record
  4. The remaining team with the highest point total

As you can see, points are huge this week. Teams with losing records could make the playoffs if they score enough points, so make sure you are finishing out your season strong. If you look at both contests, there are still a lot of teams in contention for a playoff spot heading into Week 11. And even if your squad doesn’t move on to the playoffs, you will start accruing points for the Toilet Bowl competition beginning in Week 12.

As a reminder, you can see the Playoff bracket by clicking on the PLAYOFF tab on the league home page, next to the STANDINGS tab.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Based on your lineup decisions this week, you could find yourself battling to get into your league title game in Week 12 or fending off competition in the Toilet Bowl. Make sure you are getting your guys started this week as this is the most crucial weekend so far in 2018.

Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship