FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 9

Commish Roy looks back at Week 9 and breaks down which teams are leading the Fantasy Football World Championships!

FFWC XI

Points were at a premium during Week 9 of the 2023 Fulltime Fantasy Football regular season. With some high-scoring teams on a BYE, plus 7 of 14 games totaling 37 points or less, we had our lowest-scoring week of the season. Here is a look at the Top 20 Leaderboards across the four Major FFWC XI Tournaments in our FFWC High-Stakes Recap: Week 9.

 

Fantasy Football World Championship

Missing the fantasy firepower of the Lions, Jaguars, and 49ers, plus several dismal QB performances, scoring was down in the race to claim the $150K FFWC XI Grand Prize. After a season-high 90,053.45 points were scored last week, the total fell to 76,963.00 combined points this week. Five new teams joined the FTF World Championship Top 20 Leaderboard following Week 9 action. Including the overall leader, just three positions in the Top 20 went unchanged week-over-week.

For the eighth straight week, Just(in) Time (6-3) continues as the FFWC XI overall leader. Partly due to a down week for QB Justin Herbert, plus missing RB Christian McCaffrey due to a BYE, Simeon Yarbrough and Brian Marzorini posted a season-low 119.90 points. That helped draw the top ten teams closer together. Down from 86.50 points last week, the gap is now 58.70 points. With the most points in FFWC SLOW 4, Just(in) Time sits in the #2 playoff spot. Sitting with a 9-0 record, House of Orange owns the #1 playoff spot.

Moving up two spots, from fourth to second, Team Honeycutt sits just 13.25 points out of first overall. Steve Honeycutt‘s FFWC Online 8/22 9 PM ET squad posted 154.10 points. C.J. Stroud, a $360 Week 4 FAAB acquisition, led the way with 46.50 points. Steve’s squad leads his league by 152.35 points and sits tied at 8-1 with Team Meyer. Those two squads battle H2H in two weeks.

Slipping one spot, Zefurs went from second to third overall. Despite posting a season-low 107.40 points, KJ Duke’s (8-1) won his H2H match with Cobb Nation (7-2). Zefurs now has the Best Record, and the Most Points, in FFWC 9/3 9 PM ET. With five weeks to go, KJ has moved into a $10K Dominator position.

New to the top five, Zefurs II (7-2) has moved from 34th back in Week 6, to 15th, then sixth, and now fourth overall. KJ Dukes FFWC Online 9/3 1 PM ET team posted 147.50 points. He now sits just 9.00 points behind his third-place squad. He also closed the gap from 64.15 to 36.55 points in the race for first place overall.

Rounding out the top five, Mr Yellow Stickers (7-2) slipped from third to fifth place. Mike Schlissberg’s crew posted 104.9 points and sits 45.85 points out of the top spot. Based on the current standings, Mike leads the Most Points race by 214.35 in his FFWC CIRCA 9/9 3 PM PT league. His lead is over Surf n Turf who, despite a 2-7 record, has 1255.10 points and currently holds the Most Points #2 playoff position. 

Our FFWC XI “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Nugget 10 (4-5) who posted a FFWC Week 9 high 195.20 points. Justin Herron’s FFWC Online 9/2 1 PM ET squad moved from 306th to 150th overall and into a playoff position. 

Nugget 10 moved into the Most Points #1 playoff position in his league. The Most Points #2 playoff position belongs to Team Meyer (3-6) who is just 24.70 points back. Justin defeated William 195.20 to 160.05 in their H2H matchup last week.

After 14 teams posted at least 200 points last week, no one reached that plateau during Week 9 action. Down slightly from 22.48 last week, if the playoffs started this week, just 18.40 points would separate the Top 100 FFWC XI teams. 

The undefeated number dropped, from seven teams at 8-0 last week, to five heading into Week 10. Miss New Booty VII (6th OA), Angels Envy (15th), House of Orange I (28th), Team Stanton (51st), and Team Salamone (82nd) are still perfect with a 9-0 record

Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship

Our inaugural FullTime Fantasy Circa LVFC Tournament went from season-high scoring last week to the lowest-scoring week of the year. After 158,114.20 combined points were scored in Week 8, the total slipped to 134,042.00 during Week 9 action. Four new teams entered the Top 20 Leaderboard and the Top 5 overall shifted slightly.

Similar to the FFWC XI Tournament, many of the Circa LVFC leaders stumbled last week as well. Team Leave It In posted 122.95 points and retained first overall for a third straight week. Mike Moore and Mike Scherneck’s Circa LVFC 9/6 10 PM ET team pushed their record to 7-2. They currently sit in the Most Points #1 playoff position in their league, and trail Team Two From the Q (8-1) by one game.

Moving up three spots, Team Reece (7-2) went from fifth to second overall. Dustin Reece’s Circa LVFC 8/5 11:45 PM ET squad posted 141.25 points. During a low-scoring week, that was the highest total of the current top seven teams. After entering the week 46.60 off the lead, Dustin is now 28.30 points out of first overall.

Retaining third place, for a second straight week, Team Mitchell 2 (9-0) stumbled along with the rest of the leaders. Mark Mitchell’s LVFC 7/15/23 squad posted 126.35 points but remains as one of just four undefeated teams. Mark sits 34.35 points out of first place and leads his league by 151.55 points.

Team 2 Bros DP (6-3) slipped from second to fourth overall. Robbie Dinges and Pat Evevard’s Circa LVFC SLOW 5 squad posted 119.05 points. Team 2 Bros DP are 37.10 points out of first and lead their league by 154.60 points.  Robbie and Pat face a BYE quagmire that will test the depth of their squad during Week 10 action.

Appearing in the Top 5, for the first time this season, Team Two From the Q moved from sixth to fifth place. Bob Campanella’s squad scored 135.45 points but slipped to 8-1 after Team K BOYZZ posted 141.35 points in their H2H matchup. In the lone same-league battle, on the Top 20 Leaderboard, Team Two From the Q is 41.05 points behind Team Leave It In. 

Our “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Team Curtis E. Flush. Representing the epic Red vs Blue #1 Podcast league, Phil Hartlage racked up 209.20 points. Out of 1,056 LVFC players, Phil was the only one who surpassed the 200-point plateau. After sitting 80.15 points off the pace heading into Week 9, Phil moved into the Most Points #2 RVB playoff position.

Jason Conn, Team.Shocker2 Circa LVFC 6/22 (195.60), and Todd Zeo, Mad Dads of Girls Gone Wild Top Golf (964.60), also enjoyed a big week. Proudly representing our inaugural Circa LVFC Women of Fantasy Football league, Linda’s Crew (8-1) joined the Top 10 list. Linda Godfrey’s team has moved up the leaderboard during each of the past six weeks. 

After six squads entered Week 9 with an 8-0 record, just four of the 1,056 Circa LVFC teams remain undefeated. Team Mitchell (3rd OA), Margin Call (53rd), Tipper 8 (63rd), and Marvel Rocks (161st), are all still perfect with a 9-0 record.

If the three-week playoff round started this week, just 19.19 points would separate the top 100 LVFC scoring teams. The gap closed slightly as it was 22.45 points last week.

Dynasty Fantasy World Championship Tournament

After our 924 Dynasty teams averaged 145.70 points during Week 8, that number dropped to 125.12 points during Week 9 action. The scoring dip also affected the overall leaders as just two teams managed to post over 170 points – that number was 16 teams last week. We have one new team in the Top 5, and four new teams joined the Top 20 Leaderboard

One team that wasn’t affected by the low-scoring week, Classic Wizard (9-0) retained first overall for a fifth straight week. Ben Forster’s DFWC 21 squad racked up 186.80 points and has averaged 197.55 points during his five-week run at the top. Ben increased his overall lead from 85.15 to 112.60 points. Moving to 9-0, Classic Wizard leads his league by a whopping 318.35 points. That’s the largest DFWC league lead as the next closest is 241.75 points. 

KM ENTERPRISE 2130 3 (8-0) retained second place overall for a second straight week. Scoring 34.23 points above the Week 9 average, Kyle’s KM ENTERPRISE 2130 3 DFWC 25 team posted 159.35 points. Kyle’s other Top 20 squad, KM ENTERPRISE 2130 5 in DFWC 47, scored 173.20 points and moved from 18th to 10th overall. That was the 13th-highest Week 9 DFWC total.

Moving up one position, from second to third, Rollin With Mahomes (8-1) also scored above the Week 9 average. Rob Fantauzzo’s DFWC 52 team posted 164.65 points. Rob’s bench faces a stiff BYE week test, as he will be without Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown, and Dallas Goedert, during Week 10 action. As the only Owner with three Top 20 teams, Rob’s DFWC 36 (11th) and DFWC 50 (14th) squads both moved up the leaderboard. 

Slipping one spot, but still undefeated, Filly Cheese V (9-0) dropped from third to fourth overall. Josh Filipek’s DFWC 51 team posted 150.20 points and is one of four squads to surpass the 1600-point plateau. In a close DFWC 51 battle, Josh has a 73.60 lead over The World Class Team who also have a 9-0 record. Battling for the Best Record and Most Points regular season prizes, those two teams go head-to-head during Week 12 action.

After joining the Top 20 back in Week 6, Team School One (9-0) joins the Top 5 for the first time this season. Adam Godlewski’s DFWC 6 squad scored 147.40 points and moved from sixth to fifth overall. Looking to repeat his 2022 DFWC 6 regular season prize sweep, Adam’s squad leads Boston Blizzard (7-2) by two games and 181.85 points.

Our DFWC “Shout Out of the Week” goes to the DFWC 7 and DFWC 47 total points leaders. Yo Mama 7 (8-1) and Dungaloh (6-3) are in a fierce battle as just 0.85 points separate them in the DFWC 7 Most Points race. Larry Ordet and David Phillippi have a head-to-head showdown this week. The total points battle in DFWC 47 is also a tight one, as Ehuds Sword leads KM ENTERPRISE 2130 5 by 10.75 points. 

After 22 squads topped 200 points last week, no team reached that level during Week 9. That snaps an eight-week run of at least one team reaching 200 points. The undefeated ranks dropped from 26 to 18 teams, and nine of them are in the Top 20. 

FullTime Fantasy SuperFlex Bowl Tournament

Despite being a BestBall format, the second-annual SFB Tournament also experienced a big drop in scoring. The 552 SFB teams posted 87,079.80 combined points last week. The group total slipped to 70,970.35 during Week 9 action. The top four overall positions went unchanged, and four new teams entered the Top 20 Leaderboard.

Team Project Bluebeam is our overall SFB leader for the fifth straight week. Without Christian McCaffrey and Travis Etienne, who were both on a BYE, Ryan Kania’s SFB 40 team posted 148.95 points. With Russell Wilson and Broke Purdy both on a BYE as well, C.J. Stroud piled up 46.5 points. Although below his season average, Ryan’s total is above the 128.57 SFB Week 9 average points per team

ArchEnemy retained second overall for a fifth straight week. Terry Ream’s SFB 9 squad posted 166.95 points. Terry cut into the overall lead as he went from 43.45 to 25.45 points out of first. While the loss of Kirk Cousins (23.2 PPG) to IR still stings, Baker Mayfield picked up the slack with 21.7 points. Terry’s first two picks, drafting in Seat 2, QB Josh Allen (247.45) and WR Stefon Diggs (197.40) continue to lead the way.

Bronko SFB 07 remains in third place for a second straight week. Ken Brzozowski’s SFB 8 team posted 162.70 points. Ken moved from 63.90 to 50.15 points out of first overall. Bronko SFB 07 also had the second pick and his first three picks were QB Josh Allen, WR CeeDee Lamb (160.70), and A.J. Brown (203.50). After a four-week run with 52.60 total points, Lamb has picked up the pace with 71.10 points over the last two weeks.

Team SF2 AustinRavensFan sits fourth overall for a second straight week. Jeff Jurist’s SFB 2 team scored 154.00 points. Selected #214 overall, RB Gus Edwards scored 17.20 points and has now posted 68.00 points over the last three weeks. This is another team that’s powered by Josh Allen and A.J. Brown. Plus, Jeff is now getting steady production from RB Jonathan Taylor. In the SFB 2 league, Jeff has a 132.95-point lead over Secretariat who sits second with a 72.65-point lead on ArchEnemy.

Making a steady climb, from 30th overall back in Week 5, Mr Yellow Stickers enters the Top 5 for the first time this season. Mike Schlissberg’s SFB 26 team posted 159.65 points and moved from ninth to fifth overall. Drafting in Seat #12, Mike’s first two picks were Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce. Despite the SFB QB-heavy FLEX format, Mike waited on the position. QB29 Sam Howell (21.6) and QB32 Baker Mayfield (19.2) are both scoring above expectations.

Our SFB “Shout Out of the Week” goes to Steel City 2. During a low-scoring week, Brent Hoppe’s SFB 45 squad piled up 215.60 points. C.J. Stroud (46.5), Josh Allen (28.3), and CeeDee Lamb (30.1) led the charge. Steel City 2 jumped from 29th to eighth overall.

After 24 teams surpassed 200 points during Week 8 action, just five teams reached that plateau during Week 9. Close races are playing across the 46 leagues in the SFB Tournament. In 20 leagues, the first to second-place gap ranges from 1.70 to 27.0 points. In another 20 leagues, the second to third-place gap, which is the final playoff spot, ranges from 0.20 to 25.15 points.

Good Luck in Week 10 Everyone!

Also, 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, FFWC Recap: Week 8,

 


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