Leibovitz Moves To Top of FFPC Main Event; Birchby Leads FPC

This week, we added a new feature to the “Manage All Lineups” page! Scroll down for a great upgrade for owners in the playoffs.

Gary Leibovitz Leads Main Event

LeboLegend Tallies 226.30 in Week 1 of 3-Week Sprint

The 2018 FFPC Main Event only has two weeks of action left. and Gary Leibovitz is hoping to have another couple weekends just like he did in Week 14. The LeboLegend squad scored a 226.30 to move into the lead, thanks in part to Amari Cooper (49.7), George Kittle (37.5), JuJu Smith-Schuster (33), Ezekiel Elliott (31.2), the Chicago defense (24) and Ben Roethlisberger (22.1).

Less than five points behind Leibovitz is the inaugural FFPC Main Event champ Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails & Dreams. No Mercy, owned by Brian Owens, places third with Shawn Coots’ Hartland Boys in fourth. Rounding out the top five is Kimra Schleicher’s SBA as Week 14 is now completed.

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

  1. LeboLegend    GaryLei    386.79
  2. Cocktails & Dreams    chadsch23    381.86
  3. No Mercy    BrianOwe    372.46
  4. Hartland Boys ME    Shawn Coots    364.24
  5. SBA    Kimra    362.1
  6. Texas Rain    AndreMou    360.17
  7. Ground and Pound (D) *    DannyMueller    354.45
  8. Too Fly to Cry    Kimra    353.14
  9. JK Dynasty    JeffKmi    352.85
  10. Cocktails & Dreams IX    chadsch23    351.4
  11. Tyler’s Gun Show    elwayyy    349.7
  12. MikEd’ Up    EdwardVu    347.65
  13. Leonard    CJH    344.89
  14. Do Your Job    MojoMofos    344.04
  15. Fantasy Assassins    BradKru    343.25
  16. MarvinGarden    RockMachine    341.56
  17. BANSHEE    nelsonver    340.17
  18. PharmD FC    TerrenceGar    339.09
  19. Kareem of the crop    RobertPro    339.02
  20. Team Zwickel    gzwick26    338.49

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Birchby’s 226.05 Has Him 1st in FPC

Martin Prince (owned by Chris Birchby) had a week to remember this past weekend in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. Led by Cooper, Kittle, Julio Jones’ 30.6, Saquon Barkley’s 29.7, Patrick Mahomes’ 25.55 and Tyreek Hill’s 22.5, he leads all other teams in the FPC Championship Round after one week of action.

2016 FFPC Main Event champion David Hubbard’s Spinning It Up sits 15 points behind Birchby in second with 1.21 gigawatts run by Steve Schaetzle lurking in third place. Victor Gutierrez’s Holly Roller is 20 points off the pace in fourth with Scott Krakauer’s Pass the Gavel in fifth place currently.

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

  1. Martin Prince    RockMachine    395.94
  2. Spinning It Up    DavidHub    380.55
  3. 1.21 gigawatts I    SteveSchx    379.4
  4. Holy Roller 2    VICTORGUTx    375.5
  5. Pass the Gavel    3kraks    374.6
  6. Ball$oHardU401    bdhaynes    374.33
  7. E2A AKA: Mr. Picasso Is Painting Masterpieces    DavidHub    373.26
  8. Vader FBG4 Saquon ODB ATH JUJU    Mikepor21    373
  9. CMP Archer    Randy Sheppard    372.44
  10. Altadena Assassin FBG XVIII    SUDZ    369.08
  11. No Limit Team    Folesgold808    368.29
  12. FG2 AK ADAMS MIXON JUJU    Mikepor21    368.1
  13. Clackers    Aasparky1000    367.06
  14. Ground & Pound **    DannyMueller    366.94
  15. Will Riker    BradKru    366.4
  16. European Swallow    JT300    366.25
  17. Matrix3    DaMatrix29    365.26
  18. FBG30    PrimetimeAndyDalton    365.19
  19. Snacks    davidandari    364.96
  20. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    364.89
  21. Baby-Faced Assassins    rstrick33    364.8
  22. MSG    MeztheMaster    364.56
  23. Shumowarrior    bshuman21    363.73
  24. No Business    rdiaz72us    362.77
  25. Missstaaa Jones and Me    CaptainK    362.43
  26. PES FPC 2    MatthewLiv    361.98
  27. Watch What I Can Do    DavidHub    361.69
  28. Cripple01    ForneyGator    358.37
  29. Float On    Lou Tranquilli    358.31
  30. Cletus Spuckler    RockMachine    358.11
  31. Young Lions 2    justiceberry    357.6
  32. LA FLAMA BLANCA    ndraid73    357.39
  33. James T. Kirk    BradKru    356.77
  34. Cat-Like Reflexes    CatLikeReflexes    356
  35. Long and Straight 6    RussellCre    355.99
  36. GOATS-C    JAZZ    355.62
  37. Arick 1 FC    jparick13    353.81
  38. BearPoo    GiovannyTan    353.63
  39. FBG16    PrimetimeAndyDalton    353.58
  40. TSC V    rlinkowski    353.21

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

600 Cashing in Playoff Challenge

As a friendly reminder, don’t forget to hop on in the 2018-19 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge! Also, please remember that you’ll be able to apply your regular season winnings in your account right now to the Playoff Challenge as well.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’ve added more than $150,000 to the prize pool and will pay out an additional 50 more places than we did last season!

The main details of the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 4,250 entries
  • $200,000 Grand Prize
  • More than $750,000 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 600th place
  • Contest runs from the start of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
  • Each team consists of 10 players in an FFPC starting roster format
  • Each team chooses from 12 playoff teams but only 1 per team
  • All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 5th at 4:30 pm ET
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure on the contest page linked right here.

Register For the World Famous Playoff Challenge Now


Foresta & Weinhauer on Weekly Pods

Don’t forget to check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast tomorrow morning to hear from Mike Foresta, an FFPC vet that has teams contending right now in both the Main Event and Footballguys Championship Rounds. In the episode, we get into what sleeper NFC West receiver he’s starting this week, how to handle the Chargers and Chiefs backfields 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! Larry Weinhauer, who is currently leading one of the FFPC Varsity leagues and also has his team climbing the FFPC Main Event leaderboard, will drop by to hang out with us as we talk to him about some of the tough lineup decisions everyone is facing in Week 15.

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.


Prizes in Player Accounts

Congrats once again to all regular season winners! Regular season prizes in all leagues have been distributed, and here is what you need to do to get your cash:

  • If you qualified for a cash prize in any league/event, it is now in your FFPC account. No further action is required on your part.
  • If you qualified for a prize with a choice of either cash or entry into one of next year’s FFPC events, a Prize Selection window will appear on your MyTeams page. You can make your selection immediately or delay your decision to a later time. Once your selection is made, your prize will be placed into your FFPC account.


  • You are now able to submit your withdrawal request.
  • All prize distribution by the FFPC is processed via check by mail ONLY.
  • Any cash withdrawal of $600 or more will require a W-9 to be filled out and will generate an IRS Form-1099 for the 2018 year.
  • Please fill out your online W-9 when requesting the cash during the online withdrawal process.
  • Any funds left in your FFPC account can be used for next year’s registration. Only funds which are requested for withdrawal are subject to filling a W-9 form.
  • Prizes can be used for the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge


  • The FFPC offers prize splitting between owners and co-managers for a cash prize total of $2,000 or more.
  • The primary owner will always remain the sole legal prize winner and MUST authorize payment to his co-manager by writing/email. The primary owner may be required to fill out and sign an authorization form indicating the name & address of his co-manager and the amount he should receive. Both the primary owner and the co-manager will each fill out a W-9. Once these documents are received and approved by the FFPC, prizes will be released to both parties. At year’s end, both the primary owner and the co-manager will each receive IRS Form-1099 for their prize awards.
  • Please email Chris at chris@myffpc.com to begin to initiate the prize-splitting process.

Saturday Games Going Off This Week

We have football FOUR nights this weekend, players. In addition to the usual Thursday/Sunday/Monday slate, Houston takes on the Jets and Cleveland and Denver battle it out Saturday night as well. So if you have any players on those teams, remember to get them started before kickoff Saturday afternoon.

Multi-Team Lineup Page Upgrade

This week, we added a new feature to the “Manage All Lineups” page! You can now clearly see which of your teams are in the playoffs to easily set lineups. From your MyTeams page, click on the “Manage All Lineups” button and follow the instructions below.

Playoffs Indicators: Teams that have qualified for the Championship Round in the Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship or Super Bracket Tournament will be highlighted in green. Teams that have qualified for the league playoffs (Weeks 14-16) will be highlighted in yellow.

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:

Get those lineups in by Thursday and Saturday this week, players! Enjoy the games in Week 15, but I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!


Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship