Quintana Moves To Main Lead; Birchby Stays Atop FPC

Quintana Ascends To Top of Main

183.45 for AEA=DNA Sends Him To Leader Board Top

Things are at a boiling point with only one week of action left in the 2018 FFPC Main Event. And Adrian Quintana saw his team get red hot in Week 15 to take over the Championship Round lead. Chris Carson’s 26.8, Christian McCaffrey’s 26.5, Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 23.5, Davante Adams’ 21.9, Tevin Coleman’s 20.5 and Patrick Mahomes’ 20.45 led a balanced attack for AEA=DNA’s big score.

Last week’s leader, Gary Leibowitz, now trails Quintana by less than three points with Jason Aberli’s Godfather entry shooting all the way up to third. Kimra Schliecher’s SBA squad moved up a spot to fourth with last year’s Main Event winner Gregg Zwickel vaulting up 15 spots to fifth.

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

  1. AEA=DNA    spicer    516.43
  2. LeboLegend    GaryLei    513.54
  3. The Godfather I    Jaberli    510.47
  4. SBA    Kimra    509.75
  5. Team Zwickel    gzwick26    509.64
  6. Cocktails & Dreams    chadsch23    500.11
  7. Wicked Game 1    NeilHas    496.92
  8. Hartland Boys ME    Shawn Coots    494.79
  9. Tyler’s Gun Show    elwayyy    493.85
  10. Cocktails & Dreams IV    chadsch23    491.9
  11. Cocktails & Dreams IX    chadsch23    490.2
  12. Cocktails & Dreams VIII    chadsch23    485.44
  13. CLR2CLOSE    BorisSol    483.15
  14. MarvinGarden    RockMachine    483.06
  15. Amish Rake Fight 5    GiuseppeLia    482.58
  16. O Doyle Rules1    TomWen    482.1
  17. Too Fly to Cry    Kimra    480.89
  18. Leonard    CJH    480.44
  19. fantasyALarm    AlWilliams    479.77
  20. BANSHEE    nelsonver    478.22

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Birchby Holds Slim Lead Over Porreca

Chris Birchby’s Martin Prince had a tough week in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship, yet still maintained his overall lead in the competition. Damien Williams (30.3), Mahomes and Julio Jones (20.2) contributed to Birchby’s score as he keeps a 0.04-point lead over Mike Porreca’s VADER.

Steve Schaetzle’s 1.21 gigawatts comes in at third for the second straight week, 14 points off the pace with Dave Martino’s MarissChris placing fourth. Rounding out the top five is Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails & Dreams, a mere 0.64 points behind Martino.

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

  1. Martin Prince    RockMachine    532.69
  2. VADER FG2 AK ADAMS MIXON JUJU    Mikepor21    532.65
  3. 1.21 gigawatts I    SteveSchx    518.95
  4. MarissChris 3    DavidMar    511.65
  5. Cocktails & Dreams II    chadsch23    511.01
  6. Strong Like Bull    DavidHub    508.95
  7. FF Investments LLC I    TheCiscoKid    508.86
  8. Shumowarrior    bshuman21    507.98
  9. Snacks    davidandari    506.21
  10. Missstaaa Jones and Me    CaptainK    505.78
  11. No Limit Team    Folesgold808    505.59
  12. Yinz guys    papy324    505.44
  13. European Swallow    JT300    505.2
  14. Hamhog    CJH    503.21
  15. Oh Shit    Shawn Coots    502.82
  16. PES FPC 2    MatthewLiv    502.68
  17. Every Week Zeke    ashmorak    502.19
  18. TSC V    rlinkowski    501.16
  19. .44 Magnum    CraigMag    500.12
  20. Wallace 350    WALLY WORLD    499.68
  21. chalky    Aasparky1000    499.61
  22. The Texas Hangmen    jasonboris    499.54
  23. CMP Archer    Randy Sheppard    499.49
  24. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    497.64
  25. I quit    karacter    496.05
  26. Clackers    Aasparky1000    495.71
  27. Matrix3    DaMatrix29    494.66
  28. The Reaper    TheFantasyReaper    493.86
  29. DBs AC    CJ999    493.76
  30. FBG30    PrimetimeAndyDalton    492.64
  31. lion    makilabraham    492.23
  32. Cletus Spuckler    RockMachine    491.76
  33. Whiskey Priest    WhiskeyPriest    491
  34. Patrick’s Pirates 3    PJPO    490.89
  35. ??Teach Me How To Diggey??    Timobs1    490.18
  36. GXBX 01    Alex Blake    490.11
  37. Hew Len    MartyWen    490.03
  38. Globking    globking    488.75
  39. 42    JustinSmy    488.6
  40. King Arthur    JT300    487.63

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

$750K Up For Grabs in Playoff Challenge

The NFL playoffs will be here before you know it, so please remember to enjoy the 2018-19 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge! Also, don’t forget 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

Jeremy Roach Joins the Lowdown

I invite each of you to check out this week’s Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast tomorrow morning to hear from Jeremy Roach, who along with his co-manager Danny Mueller have contending teams in the Main Event, FPC and are the Week 15 leaders in the Kentucky Fantasy Football State Championship (KFFSC). In the episode, we discuss the Panthers’ struggles with Cam Newton under center, why he was in on Saquon Barkley this season as much as possible and a ton 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! We’ll do our best to help you get those Championship Week lineups set and answer as many emails as we can as you prep for greatness on Christmas Eve. 🙂

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.

Enjoy Your Holiday Celebrations!

Week 16 does indeed mean Championship Week for the FFPC Main Event and Footballguys Players Championship and all of your ancillary leagues, dynasty, auction, draft experts and satellite leagues as well. Props to all of you who have cashed already this season, as well as to those who will after this weekend!

On behalf of Alex, Dave, Chris and Mike, I want to wish nothing but the best for each of you this festive season! All of your support for the FFPC continues to be the lifeblood of what we do, and we’re so happy that you’re a part of it. We want to make 2019 even better and can’t wait to get things started with the 2018-19 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge!

2 More Saturday Games in Week 16

For Championship Round, the NFL scheduled two games on Saturday once again. While there is no Thursday night football this week, Washington will visit Derrick Henry and the Titans while the Ravens take on the Chargers in Los Angeles. Get those lineups set early, players!

How To Claim Your Prizes

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.

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:

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

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship