Metter & Cobb Continue To Lead National Competitions

Metter Keeps Lead After Week 8

Chicken Dinner Holds 32.45-Point Buffer Over Matt Berman

Don Metter’s winner winner chicken dinner continues to live up to its name in the 2017 FFPC Main Event, as his lineup tallied a 177.05 in Week 8 to stay atop of the contest. DeAndre Hopkins’ 36.4 led the way, but Jamison Crowder’s 22.5, Mark Ingram’s 21.9, Carson Wentz’s 20.25 and Matt Prater’s 20 all helped Metter hold his lead over second-place Matt Berman’s MB Squad that was in sixth last week.

Ron Hacker’s Cracker Packers fell one spot to third, while William Bragg’s Gridiron Mojo vaulted from eighth to fourth. Monty Phan’s Straight Outta Whatcom entry also ascended from 13th to the top-five this week.

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

  1. winner winner chicken dinner    DonMet    1322.55
  2. MB Squad    mtb821    1290.1
  3. Cracker Packers    RonHacker    1267.9
  4. Gridiron Mojo    WilliamBra    1261.9
  5. Straight Outta Whatcom    MatthewJon    1252.25
  6. Redshirted ME 2    DAVEAsr    1248.9
  7. Sloppy Sunday    akamiller    1242.5
  8. Who Wants IV?    JoeStux    1240.25
  9. Cocktails and Dreams VII    Chad Schroeder    1239.45
  10. We Diggs yo Girl    theluckyshow    1239.2
  11. Mother of Dragons 2    nelsonver    1238.95
  12. Royale with Cheese    DarrenSum    1232.2
  13. UB 1    BrianPet    1229.05
  14. O’Doyle Rules    TomWen    1227.85
  15. 8th Wonder    slaner    1224.3
  16. Old School    TebowTime    1223.85
  17. Roger Goodell has a Big Butt    bubmack    1223.2
  18. Wyld Stallyns    Jack Haan    1216.1
  19. 2 Gr8ts 4 THE GAME 2    Jay Reid    1215.7
  20. Amish Rake Fight ME2    GiuseppeLia    1212


Cobb Remains in 1st Place in 2017 FPC

While his Boss Savage!! team suffered its first loss in heart-breaking fashion, Michael Cobb can take solace that his squad is still leading the 2017 Footballguys Players Championship overall. In a down week for Cobb, Wentz was his only 20 plus-point scorer, but he still has 37.9 points separating him from second place UMNRaider, owned by Matthew Puskarich,

Thanks to a massive 212.1 Week 8 score, Robert Abbott’s Rum_Ham 6 out shot up 27 places to third overall. Adam Grossman’s Atom Bombs remained in fourth again and John Phillips’ JD Harmeyer’s entry went from seventh to fifth after eight weeks of football.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC heading into Week 9:

  1. Boss Savage!!    MichaelCobb    1360
  2. UMNRaider FPCR    UMNRaider    1322.1
  3. Rum_Ham 6 out    rabbott411    1308.6
  4. Atom Bombs    AdamGro    1300.25
  5. JD Harmeyer    RonnieMund    1295.35
  6. Addie    KurtPau    1295.05
  7. Ball So Hard    Ryan Pohle    1294.95
  8. KC Deacons    DallasGri    1289.4
  9. Ptery III    MakeMonayMonay    1287.75
  10. Ptery II    MakeMonayMonay    1284.75
  11. Muncie Jeds Blue    megapowers    1282.5
  12. Wiley Tigers    GregoryPig    1281.2
  13. GPMP Stars    Theillmessiah    1279.65
  14. Sideline Sage    RogerGon    1275.7
  15. Jb/Ib10    ybwz    1274.15
  16. Killer Canaries    DavidD13    1274
  17. Jagaloons    Robbnoye    1273.55
  18. Edward Toilethands    odabashian    1270.8
  19. Spaghetti and Lo Mein    Pinnacle4ever    1270.25
  20. Alley Cat 2    Bandit    1268.5
  21. Serenity Now    RickRam    1268.05
  22. Ramathorn 730    Irondog4    1266.75
  23. LandsharkFC1    JD14    1265.85
  24. G&B Enterprises    PaulGro    1263.65
  25. S2YB 10    dwainmcf    1263.45
  26. Czar Lahr    Czar Lahr    1263.25
  27. AP13    Innlarry    1262.7
  28. TIGER 21    Sunshine    1259.05
  29. HMMC    MichaelCobb    1257
  30. 1.21 Jigawatts    SteveSchx    1255
  31. Brass Dragons    HenryMuto    1252.9
  32. Cock-of-the-Rock    MichaelCobb    1252.2
  33. Irish Curtain    kbarnhardt    1249.1
  34. AP15    Innlarry    1247.85
  35. MEAN MACHINE    CoachBiggie    1244.3
  37. lion    makilabraham    1242.45
  38. KC Deacons    DallasGri    1240.15
  39. Footballigans    Agrich    1238
  40. Master of your Domain    poker304    1237.95


Join David A. Gerczak and me this Friday night at 10/9c as we take a peek into the latest developments in both the 2017 Footballguys Players Championship and the 2017 Fantasy Football Players Championship Main Event, too!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c. You can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network as well as terrestrial radio stations all over North America in syndication. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunesYouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast as well.

Tomorrow morning, remember to check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast with Shelly Fossum, a winner of more than $15,000 in the FFPC alone. She and I discuss what the rest of the season holds for JuJu Smith-Schuster, how many championship teams Marlon Mack will be on and more. Plus David Hubbard, the 2016 FFPC Main Event co-champ, breaks down the Jay Ajayi and Kevin Benjamin trades for you as well.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel or iTunes. 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 as well.


Schroeder & Brown Lead Varsity

After eight weeks of action, Chad Schroeder and Brody Brown have taken over the leads in each Varsity League we have this season.

Over in Varsity League #1, Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams is holding a 17-point lead over second-place Left or Right? I forgot, owned by Todd Range and Richard Moore. Schroeder’s 165.8 Week 8 score makes his season-long tally 1,134. His lineup was led by Russell Wilson (40.6) and Travis Kelce (29.8).

In Varsity #2, Brown’s Das Coffee entry was able to tally a 139.85 this past week thanks to Jamison Crowder’s 22.5 and Harrison Butker’s 21.8. Brown’s squad has scored 1,111 points on the season, good enough to hold an 18-point lead over Larry Weinhauer’s Troy’s Boys team. The first place winner in each of these total points leagues will cash a $20,000 prize.


For Real? 6 Teams on Bye Again in Wk 9

With six teams on bye for the second straight week, the waiver wire is going to be pounded relentlessly tonight. Here are the teams that are out of action this weekend:

  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Minnesota
  • New England
  • Pittsburgh

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


Register For the 2018 Main Event Now

Wanna get a jump-start for next year? You can sign up now to draft online or live, in-person at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Enter the 2018 Main Event early for best discount! Register before the Early Bird Deadline on Monday, May 30, 2018 and receive $100 off the first team, $300 off for each additional team.

Next year’s Main Event features 35 online draft times spread over nine daysas well as seven live draft times starting Thursday and going through Saturday the day before the 2018 NFL season begins.

Teams may be reserved with a simple $200 deposit or full payment. Multiple team discount will be auto-applied. Simply click on JOIN button to receive the discounted pricing. Each early bird entry becomes eligible for a drawing into the coveted FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge.


A Friendly Reminder

Even if injuries or other issues derailed your 2017 season, make sure you are still setting your lineups! Please don’t anger the fantasy gods, and keep karma on your side for 2018 by being competitive this weekend the rest of the season. 🙂


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