FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 8

Commish Roy looks back at Week 8 and breaks down which teams are leading the Fantasy Football World Championships!

FFWC XI

With Week 8 now complete, the second half of the 2023 Fulltime Fantasy Football regular season is underway. With all 32 teams in action – it was a high-scoring affair. Here is a look at the Top 20 Leaderboards across the four Major FFWC XI Tournaments in our FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 8.

Fantasy Football World Championship

Apart from the overall leader, positioning changed slightly at the top of the standings in the race to claim the $150K FFWC XI Grand Prize. Four new teams joined the FTF World Championship Top 20 Leaderboard following Week 8 action. That includes three teams that made a big leap into the Top 15 overall.

Team Just(in) Time (6-2) continues as the FFWC XI overall leader for a seventh straight week. Simeon Yarbrough and Brian Marzorini posted 165.00 points and increased their lead slightly from 12.85 to 15.05 points. They also lead the most points race in FFWC SLOW 4 by 93.10 over House of Orange I (16th OA) who have an 8-0 record. The two teams with the Best Record and the Most Points go head-to-head in the Week 15 to 17 playoffs. If one team holds both marks – they are a FFWC XI Dominator $10K winner.

Sitting 22nd overall, back in Week 3, Zefurs IV (7-1) has climbed into second place. KJ Dukes squad racked up 197.20 points and went from 47.25 to 15.05 points out of first. In a battle of the final two 7-1 teams, in FFWC 9/3 9 PM ET league, Zefurs IV and Cobb Nation go H2H this week. Zefurs IV’s lead in that league increased to 197.40 points. 

After sitting second overall, for three straight weeks, Mr Yellow Stickers (7-1) slipped to third place. Mike Schlissberg’s WC Circa Hybrid 9/9 squad posted 149.50 points and is 30.90 points out of first place. Mr Yellow Stickers and Drunken Masters are both 7-1 in that league and they go H2H this week as well. There is still a long way to go but, a win by Mike moves him into a league Dominator position. 

Remaining in the Top 5, for a third straight week, Team Honeycutt (7-1) moved from fifth to fourth place overall. Steve Honeycutt‘s FFWC Online 8/22 9 PM ET team posted 171.70 points. Very consistent, with 168.75 points as the low in Week 4, Team Honeycutt has averaged 176.98 points over the last six weeks.

Jumping up three spots, Coyote Miscreants (6-2) moved from eighth to fifth overall. Mike Santos and Kurt Kuekes scored 179.70 points to complete an impressive climb into the Top 5. Their FFWC GT 8/18 9 PM ET team sat 242nd and was averaging 144.47 points following Week 3 action. During a stop in 63rd, two in 13th, one in eighth, and now in fifth, Coyote Miscreants have averaged 180.91 points over the last five weeks.

Our FFWC XI “Shout Out of the Week” goes to The Champs (4-4) who posted a week-high 230.25 points. John Rozek’s FFWC SLOW 2 squad moved from 510th to 320th overall and is riding a four-game winning streak. Even better, The Champs moved from 151.75 to 95.60 points out of a playoff spot in their league.
Also enjoying a big week, Team Webslinger 2 racked up 211.25 points and jumped from 45th to tenth overall. Respected Money VIII posted 189.35 points and moved from 28th to 11th place. Rounding out the biggest movers, Team Angel’s Envy scored 184 points and climbed from 26th to 15th place.

After just four teams posted at least 200 points last week, 14 squads reached that plateau during Week 8 action. If the playoffs started this week, just 22.48 points would separate the Top 100 FFWC XI teams. 

The undefeated ranks dropped, from 13 teams at 7-0 last week, to just seven with an 8-0 record heading into Week 9. Three of those teams are currently in the Top 20 overall. Chad Schroeder joined Curtis Hirsch, Mike Santos, and KJ Duke (2) with two Top 20 teams.

Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship

Scoring reached a new high during Week 8 in our inaugural FullTime Fantasy Circa LVFC Tournament. The 158,114.20 total points scored surpasses the 156,651.25 points posted during Week 3 action. Four new teams entered the Top 20 Leaderboard and the overall Top 5 changed slightly.

For the first time this season, the top two leaders remained unchanged. Despite a down week, compared to their lofty numbers recently, team Leave It In (6-2) retained first overall. Mike Moore and Mike Scherneck’s Circa LVFC 9/6 10 PM ET team posted 152.25 points. Mike and Mike finished 11th overall during the playoffs last season. With 1423.75 total points, they are well ahead of the 1108.90 points they had through eight weeks last season.

Receiving a decent rebound, from his Tagovailoa/Mostert/Waddle Dolphins triple stack (63.7 points), Team 2 Bros DP (5-3) retains second overall. Robbie Dinges and Pat Evevard’s Circa LVFC SLOW 5 squad posted 148.20 points. Robbie joined Adam Krautwurst on the 10/25/23 FullTime Fantasy Podcast and shared his insights on the draft, plus the season-to-date. Team 2 Bros DP are 33.20 points out first overall, and lead their league by 167.35 points.

Continuing a steady climb, from 31st back in Week 4, Team Mitchell 2 (8-0) jumped from sixth to third overall. Mark Mitchell’s squad, drafted early during the FFWC XI season (7/15/23), piled up 187.80 points. After opening the season with 124.60 points, Mark’s team has averaged an impressive 180.20 points per week. Team Mitchell 2 moved from 73.30 to 37.75 points out first overall.

Team LOB (7-1) retained fourth overall for a second straight week. Also drafted early, Mark Deming’s Circa LVFC 7/16/23 team posted 167.00 points. Mark’s Jaguars quad-stack, Lawrence, Etienne, Ridley, and Engram, averaged 19.4 points per player. LOB is 42.30 out of first overall and leads his league by 147.75 points.

Following a massive outburst last week, Team Reece (6-2) stumbled some and slipped from third to fifth. After racking up the fifth-highest single-week score (245.65) last week, Dustin Reece dipped to 145.75 points during Week 8 action. Another big week from A.J. Brown (33.0), and Jahmyr Gibbs (29.9), helped Team Reece salvage the week somewhat. Dustin leads the Circa LVFC 8/5 11:45 PM ET league by 81.30 points.

Our LFVC “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Ray Cowart. His Circa LVFC GrindTime #3 squad racked a Week 8 high 223.80 points. Ray’s Dallas double-stack, Dak Prescott (32.1) and CeeDee Lamb (41.0), plus another big game from Alvin Kamara (27.0), led the way. The Great Gastby 18 moved from 52nd to 11th overall, and from 158.90 to 87.75 points out of first overall.

Team Turbulence & the Night Rays, in Circa LVFC 7/22 11 PM ET, was also a big mover (48th to 17th) after posting 209.25 points. Proudly representing our inaugural Circa LVFC Women of Fantasy Football league, Linda’s Crew posted 175.40 points and moved from 19th to 11th overall. 

After 11 teams entered Week 7 with a perfect 7-0 record, just six of the 1,056 Circa LVFC teams remain undefeated. 19 teams topped 200 points during Week 8, which is up from just five teams last week. If the playoffs started this week, just 22.45 points would separate the top 100 scoring teams.

Dynasty Fantasy World Championship Tournament

It was a high-scoring week in the 2023 DFWC Tournament as 16 of the Top 20 teams posted at least 171.20 points. That includes seven teams that scored at least 191.15 points. Apart from some position changes, the top five leaders remain in place. Four new teams joined the Top 20 Leaderboard.

Retaining first overall, for a fourth straight week, the beat goes on for Classic Wizard. Ben Forster’s DFWC 21 squad piled up 205.00 points and has averaged 201.55 points over the last five weeks. Ben increased his overall lead from 48.55 to 85.15 points. Moving to 8-0, Classic Wizard leads his league by a whopping 318.35 points. 

Moving up one spot, KM ENTERPRISE 2130 3 (8-0) went from third to second overall. A steady climber, since moving from 41st to 18th place back in Week 4, Kyle Knapp’s DFWC 25 team has averaged 186.92 points over the last five weeks. Kyle’s KM ENTERPRISE 2130 5 DFWC 47 team also moved into the Top 20. After racking up 189.90 points, during Week 8 action, that squad now sits 18th overall.

Also jumping one spot, Filly Cheese V (8-0) moved from fourth to third. Josh Filipek’s DFWC 51 team posted 177.00 points and has averaged 186.62 points over the last six weeks. Josh has a two-game edge, over three teams with a 6-2 record, and leads DFWC 51 by 231.10 points.

Slipping slightly, after spending three weeks in second place, Team Rollin With Mahomes (7-1), dropped to fourth overall. After averaging 192.92 points, over the last five weeks, Rob Fantauzzo’s DFWC 52 team posted 157.75 points during Week 8 action. That’s Rob’s lowest total since he posted 150.65 points back in Week 2.

Rounding out the Top 5, 11 MO’O’s retains fifth overall for a second straight week. Michael Girod’s DFWC 22 team posted 178.40 points. After opening the season with 130.90 points, Michael’s squad has averaged 186.66 points over the last seven weeks. In a tight race at the top, three teams are tied with a 7-1 record in DFWC 22. That includes 11 MO’O’s and The Sauce Boies 2 who meet in a H2H battle this week.

Our DFWC “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Team No Name who posted a Week 8 high 229 points. Alex Tojcic, who won the inaugural DFWC 73 Championship last season, jumped from 229th to 99th overall. He also moved into the second of four playoff spots in that league.

After eight squads topped 200 points last week, 22 teams reached that level during Week 8. The undefeated ranks dropped from 34 to 26 teams. Kyle Knapp (2) joined Rob Fantauzzo (3), and Ben Forster (2), as DFWC Owners with multiple Top 20 teams heading into Week 9 action.

FullTime Fantasy SuperFlex Bowl Tournament

It was a high-scoring week in the second-annual SFB Tournament, as the 552 teams posted a combined 87,079.80 points. That’s the second-highest single-week total this season, behind the 88,810.25 points scored back in Week 2. Five of the Top 15 teams surpassed 200 points.

After none of the Top 5 positions changed last week, two new teams moved in following Week 8 action. Four new teams entered the Top 20 Leaderboard. They are all positioned between 13th and 17th overall. 

Team Project Bluebeam is our overall SFB leader for the fourth straight week. After piling up 194.60 points last week, Ryan Kania’s SFB 40 team posted 200.90 points. Ryan pushed his overall lead from 19.45 to 43.45 points. Week 9 will be a challenge as Project Bluebeam will be without Christian McCaffrey (204.40) and Travis Etienne (163.90) who are both on a BYE.

ArchEnemy retained second overall for a fourth straight week. Terry Ream’s SFB 9 squad posted 176.65 points. The SuperFlex Bowl format allows one QB to be used in the FLEX position. Terry took a hit in that area, as he will be without Kirk Cousins for the rest of the season. ArchEnemy leads Bronko SFB 08 by 70.15 points, and Afleet Alex by 154.35 points, in SFB 9.

Moving up four positions, Bronko SFB 08 jumped from seventh to third place. Ken Brzozowski’s SFB 7 squad racked up an impressive 242.95 points. That was the second-highest Week 8 SFB total, and the third-highest single-week score this season. CeeDee Lamb (41.0), DeAndre Hopkins (34.8), and A. J. Brown (33.0) led the way. Ken moved from 160.20 to 63.90 points out of first overall. He also leads SFB 7 by 229.05 points.

Jumping from sixth to fourth overall, Team SF2 AustinRavensFan enters the Top 5 for the first time this season. Jeff Jurist’s SFB 2 team scored 193.65 points. That squad was selected during our first LIVE SFB draft way back on 5/26/23. Sitting 270th overall, following Week 1 action, AustinRavensFan has moved up the leaderboard during each of the last seven weeks.

Rounding out the Top 5, Team Black slipped from third to fifth overall. Nathan Blackburn’s SFB 24 team posted 162.20 points and fell from 71.05 to 109.50 points out of first place. Since the top teams in each league begin the playoffs with their 14-week average score, that’s not as bad as it looks. If the playoffs started today, Team Black would be just 13.69 points out of the race to the $5,000 SuperFlex Bowl top prize.

Our SFB “Shout Out of the Week” goes to JetMech. Frank Reynolds’ SFB 31 SLOW squad piled up a SFB Week 8 high 245 points. Just behind the 246.20 points, Operation RayEpps posted back in Week 3, that’s the second-highest single-week total this season. Big scores bring big changes and JetMech jumped from 185th to 42nd overall.

The SFB 38 race, between ArchEnemy (7th OA) and Operation RayEpps (8th OA), is the closest across the four FullTime Fantasy major tournaments. Terry leads Ryan by just 4.75 points. 

After four teams surpassed 200 points during Week 7 action, 24 teams reached that mark during Week 8. Five of those scores are now on the SFB Top 20 single-week high-score list.

Keep Grinding and Good Luck in Week 9 Everyone!

Check out the FFWC XI week-by-week Top 20 progress at these links:

FFWC Recap: Week 1, FFWC Recap: Week 2, FFWC Recap: Week 3, FFWC Recap: Week 4, FFWC Recap: Week 5, FFWC Recap: Week 6, FFWC Recap: Week 7

 


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