League Championship Week Is Here

Titles Will Be Won This Weekend

3-Week Sprint For National Contests Begins Next Week

The FFPC Main Event and Footballguys Players Championship will hold their 12-team title games this weekend. Since the Championship Round will begin in Week 14, here is a quick refresher on how to still qualify if you have not already:

  • Any #3 or #4 seed that wins its league championship game will advance to the FFPC/FPC Championship Round in weeks 14-6.
  • All #1 and #2 seeds have already qualified for the Championship Round that begins in Week 14.
  • This is the final week of waivers for all playoff teams in both the FFPC Main Event and Footballguys Players Championship. Spend those dollars; you can’t take them with you!
  • All playoff teams that do not make the Championship Round will go to the Consolation Round. Remember to continue to manage your teams and set lineups through Week 16.

Conte on Top in Terminator

The latest update over in the Terminator Tournament has Joe Conte’s Old School T holding a 46.1-point lead over Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams squad. JuJu Smith-Schuster (37.9) helped Conte to a 156.2 Week 12 score, despite having terminated all his quarterbacks except Patrick Mahomes who as on a bye.

Each owner in this 360-team tourney is forced to cut one player each week until Week 16 when they will be left with 10 players in their final starting lineup of the season. The overall winner will cash a $25,000 first place prize.

Here’s a look at the top 10 Terminator teams going into Week 13:

  1. Old School T    JoeConte    2373
  2. Cocktails and Dreams IV    chadsch23    2326.9
  3. Team Zwickel    gzwick26    2248.5
  4. Big Head Ted    cmdi041    2247.75
  5. The Chef    The Chef    2228.45
  6. The Rainmaker    biplabmandal    2224.35
  7. Mongooses T1    MichaelZuc    2222.95
  8. Redshirted Terminator 3    DAVEAsr    2194.95
  9. A-Team    robinlayhue    2194.65
  10. Hinch MGR    MichaelMan    2191.9

Waiver Wire Locks Friday

As another short reminder, the four playoff teams in each league will have an opportunity to bid on players both Wednesday and Friday again this week for the last time this season. After that, the waiver wire will lock until 2019. Bids will be processed and awarded at the normal time of 10 p.m. ET both Wednesday and Friday of this week. Time to empty out those FAAB budgets, all!

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


Michael Cobb Returns To the Lowdown

Don’t forget to check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast tomorrow morning to hear from Michael Cobb, the 2017 FPC Regular Season points and champ and owner of a top-60 team in this year’s competition. We’ll discuss the new normal in the Ravens and Chargers backfields, the impact Eric Ebron will have on the rest of the national contests in the FFPC this season and 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! Dave and I will help you prep your championship lineups as you get ready for the best four weeks of the fantasy season the launch this weekend!

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.

Keep Stat Changes in Mind

The FFPC and FPC utilize the official stats provider for the NFL. This includes all stat changes that could be announced and finalized as late as Friday. So if you were involved in a close head-to-head match-up in your league semi-final game this past weekend, please remember that the results will not be final until Friday because of potential stat changes that could impact those match-ups. Make sure you set your lineup just in case!

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:

Good luck in your league championship games, players! Then prepare yourselves for the BIG money weeks beginning the week after. 🙂

And don’t forget to get those waiver bids in tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship