FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 5

Commish Roy looks back at Week 5 and breaks down which teams are leading the Fantasy Football World Championships!


Week 5, of the 2023 Fulltime Fantasy Football season, is now complete. It started with a gravy train of fantasy points, posted during Thursday Night Football, and ended with a fantasy dud during Monday Night Football. Our FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 5 covers all the action.

Here is a look at the Top 20 Leaderboards across the four Major FTF Tournaments.

FFWC XI World Championship Tournament

Following Week 5 action, the race to claim the $150K FFWC XI Grand Prize has tightened at the top. Heading into Week 6, the FTF World Championship Top 20 Leaderboard is populated by ten new teams. After there was just one last week, there are now four same-league battles within the Top 20 teams.

Make it a 4-Peat for Just(in) Time as they continue as the FFWC XI overall leader for a fourth straight week. However, Simeon Yarbrough and Brian Marzorini slipped slightly, with 144.4 points, and their record fell to 4-1. The good news is they still lead their WC SLOW 4 league by 78.5 points.

After sitting 302nd overall after Week 1, Mr Yellow Stickers (4-1) has been making a steady climb. Mike Schlissberg’s WC Circa Hybrid squad moved to 102nd after Week 2, then 12th, then ninth, and is now second overall. Sitting 64.20 points out of first place, heading into Week 5, Mr Yellow Stickers posted 189.20 points and is now just 21.30 off the pace.

Moving up eleven spots, from 14th to third, Zefurs IV (5-0) is another steady riser. Up from 93rd, back in Week 2, KJ Duke’s WC 9/3 9 PM ET squad scored 199.35 points. That moved Zefurs IV from 76.5 to just 21.55 points out of first place. Zefurs IV has averaged 192.3 points, over the last three weeks.

Climbing into the FFWC XI Top 20, for the first time this season, Chi-Town Bully 4 moved from 24th to fourth place overall. Racking up 185.2 points, Chris Lajawa’s squad moved from 95.3 to just 54.50 points out of the top spot. Chi-Town (5-0) is the last undefeated team in the FFWC 8/13 7 PM ET league.

Rounding out the Top 5, Team Schinker jumped from 12th to fifth overall. Now averaging 170.15 points per week, Chris Schinker’s squad posted 164.20 points during Week 5. Hooked into the very competitive 8/18 WC GrindTime league, Team Schinker has a slim 14.0 lead over Coyotes Miscreants (3-2) who sit 13th on the overall Top 20 leaderboard.

For the second straight week, our FFWC XI “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Coyote Miscreants (WC 8/9 9 PM ET) who piled up a Week 5 high 230.90 points. After racking up 233.35 points last week, that team now owns the top two weekly high scores. They have moved from 521st after Week 3, to 140th after Week 4, to 15th overall heading into Week 6.

Down from 53 teams, at 4-0 after Week 4 action, 30 FFWC XI squads still own a perfect 5-0 record. Just six of those teams are in the current Top 20 overall. After 13 squads posted at least 200 points last week, that number jumped to 21 during Week 5. Ten of those totals are now on the Top 17 weekly high score list.

Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship

Week 5 action brought a boatload of changes to the inaugural FullTime Fantasy Circa LVFC Tournament. Four new teams occupy the top four overall positions, and nine new squads entered the Top 20 list. 

For the fifth straight week, we have a new FTF Circa LVFC leader as Team LOB (5-0) moved from seventh to first overall. Mark Deming’s Circa LVFC 7/16 10:00 PM ET squad posted 203.85 points. While that’s an impressive total, it was just the 21st-highest Week 5 score. That team is now averaging 183.4 points per week and is the first Circe LVFC squad to eclipse 900 points.

Moving up ten spots, Team 2 Bros DP jumped from 12th to second place overall. Robert Dinges’ Circa LVFC SLOW 5 squad posted 196.40 points. 2 Bros DP has made an impressive climb up the leaderboard as they were in 510th place after Week 1 action. 

After beginning the year in 260th overall, then climbing to 29th place, Team Miller has now spent the last three weeks in the top six overall. Jason Miller’s squad posted 179.45 points and moved from sixth to third. Team Miller (5-0) is the last undefeated team and has a 128.0-point lead in the Circa LVFC 8/27 5 PM ET league.

Another steady climber, after scoring 125.30 points and sitting 548th overall in Week 1, Team Leave It In (3-2) has jumped into fourth place. Michael Scherneck’s Circa LVFC 9/6 10 PM ET squad has been a model of consistency with 187.00, 182.85, 196.25, and 183.95 points posted over the last four weeks.

Tumbling five spots, our Week 4 leader slipped from first to fifth overall. After posting 194.75 points last week, Team Taylor (3-2) dipped to 136.50 points during Week 5 action. Charlie Taylor’s squad still leads the Circa LVFC 6/16 10:30 PM ET league by 36.85 points.

Our FTF Circa LVFC “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Team D in the Circa LVFC Beat Dr. Roto Act II league. Marcos Diaz’s squad racked up 257.05 points, which is the second-highest LVFC weekly score this season. Miss New Booty III still holds the top mark with 265.50 points scored back in Week 3. Making a huge leap, Team D moved from 219th to ninth place overall.

Up just one, from 19 squads last week, 20 teams surpassed the 200-point plateau during Week 5 action. Four of those totals are now on the Top 12 weekly high score list. After 86 teams entered Week 4 with a perfect 4-0 record, just 40 of the 1,056 Circa LVFC teams are still undefeated.

Dynasty World Championship Tournament

With the ninth-place team as the lone exception, every position on the DFWC Top 20 Leaderboard changed following Week 5 action. That includes seven new teams moving into the Top 20 overall standings.

The Top 20 teams are still tightly bunched, as the gap between first and 20th overall is just 52.85 points. It’s a heated battle for first, as just 6.15 points separate the top three teams. For the first time this season, 20 different leagues are represented on the DFWC Top 20 Leaderboard.

We welcome a familiar team back to the top of the leaderboard as Classic Wizard (5-0) moved from sixth to first overall. Ben Forster’s squad was the leader throughout the 2022 DFWC season before settling for tenth place overall after the playoffs. Ben’s squad racked up 199.75 points in Week 5 to move into top spot. Last year, Classic Wizard averaged 191.45 over 14 weeks. Not far off that pace, his average is 188.30 through the first five weeks this season.

Making a big move, from 19th place to second overall, Team Rollin With Mahomes enjoyed another big week. Rob Fantauzzo’s squad scored 216.55 points and has averaged 203.22 points per week over the last three weeks. Sitting 98.85 points off the pace, following Week 3 action, Rollin With Mahomes is just 4.15 points out first heading into Week 6.

Another big mover, Team 11 MO’O’s jumped from 38th to third place overall. Michael Giord gets our DFWC Week 5 “Shout Out of the Week” as he racked up 241.55 points. That was the highest score posted during Week 5 action. It’s now the fourth-highest single-week score so far this season. Sitting 175.25 points off the pace, after Week 3, 11 MO’O’s is now just 6.15 points out of first place.

Bouncing around the leaderboard, from 92nd to fourth, then back down to 41st and up to 18th, KM ENTERPRISE 2130 3 has moved into fourth place overall. Kyle Knapp’s squad (5-0) racked up 197.45 points in Week 5. After heading into the week 42.40 points off the lead, Kyle’s crew is now just 19.25 points back.

Rounding out the Top 5, Team House of Cards stumbled slightly and slipped from second to fifth overall. After averaging 190.58 points, over the first four weeks, Biplab Mandal’s squad posted 154.45 points during Week 5. With four teams sporting a 4-1 record, House of Cards leads DFWC 4 by 106.45 points.

After 30 squads posted at least 200 points last, 29 teams surpassed that mark in Week 5. Just three of those totals moved onto the top 20 DFWC weekly high score list. Heading into Week 5 action, 107 teams owned a perfect record. That number is down to 66 squads that still have an undefeated record. 12 of the 5-0 teams are on the DFWC Top 20 Leaderboard..

FullTime Fantasy SuperFlex Bowl Tournament

Our second-annual SFB Tournament continues to be a high-scoring battle. With five weeks in the books, the current top 50 squads are averaging 174.265 points per week. With the eighth-place team as the lone exception, no squad retained their Week 4 position. While positional movement was plentiful, a season-low three new teams Top 20 Leaderboard.

For the fifth straight week, have a new overall SFB leader. Jumping up one spot, Team Project Bluebeam moved from second to first overall. After racking up 216.15 points last week, Ryan Kania’s SFB 40 team piled up 225.60 points during Week 5. With 169.50 as a season-low weekly total, Project Bluebeam is averaging an impressive 195.88 points per week.

Although they slipped one spot, from first to second, Team Reams kept his hot scoring pace rolling during Week 5. Terry Ream’s SFB 9 team posted 193.45 points. Despite the high total, Team Reams had his 19.60 Week 4 overall lead turn into a 12.55-point second-place deficit. Not far off the torrid pace set by Project Bluebeam, Team Reams is averaging 193.37 points per week.

Moving up 29 positions, Team Black jumped from 32nd to third overall. Nathan Blackburn’s SFB 24 squad posted 225.50 points, which is the eighth-highest single-week total this season. An impressive leaderboard climber, Team Black has moved from 302nd, to 214th, to 70th, to 32nd, to third overall, during the first five weeks

Continuing to score points in bunches, Team Bronko SFB 08 moved from tenth to fourth place overall. Ken Brzozowski’s SFB 9 squad posted 187.75 points, during Week 5 action, and has averaged 195.58 points during the past three weeks.

Rounding out the top five, after moving from 104th to 18th last week, team Webslingers 23 jumped to fifth overall. Mike Weber’s SFB44 squad posted 189.50 points during Week 5 and has averaged 202.42 points over the last two weeks.

We are splitting the SFB Week 5 “Shout Out of the Week”. After posting 234.25 points, the Week 5 SFB high-score, Team Watch Me (SFB 43) moved from 283rd to 63rd overall. Not far off the pace, Team KANIAMANIA (SFB 45) piled up 232.75 points and jumped from 286th to 67th overall. Those are now the third and fourth-highest single-week scores this season.

Moving up, from 15 teams last week, 26 squads topped the 200-point level during Week 5 action. Six of those totals moved onto the Top 20 season-to-date weekly high score list. With QB as a FLEX option, the Top 50 SFB teams are averaging 174.26 points per week. Scored as a BestBall format, the nine players in those starting lineups are averaging 19.36 points per week.

Keep it rolling and Good Luck in Week 6 Everyone!

Check out the FFWC XI week-by-week progress at these links:

FFWC Recap: Week 1, FFWC Recap: Week 2, FFWC Recap: Week 3, FFWC Recap: Week 4


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