Circa LVFC Draft 5/25 Review

While we were all sitting poolside and heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, the FFWC is already in peak form. Over the holiday, 12 managers jumped into the $349 Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship. Our Circa LVFC Draft Review breaks down the entire draft.

The Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship (Formerly Online Championship) is a fantasy football contest comprised of individual leagues of 12. The best teams from each league will compete in weeks 15-17 to be crowned Circa Las Vegas Champion and Grand Prize Winner. It’s Fantasy Football like you’ve always played it, except there’s NO TRADING! No trading, no way! Not at this level of competition. The team you draft and the players you acquire through weekly free agency is the team you go to battle with.

Let’s get to the FullTime Fantasy Circa LVFC Draft Review.

3 BEST PICKS

WR Garrett Wilson (1.12)

With Aaron Rodgers back under center, Wilson’s first 100+ reception season is on tap in 2024. Wilson will likely creep into the middle of the first round come August.

RB Kyren Williams (3.11)

Managers overreacting to the news of a “sore foot” in Rams voluntary OTA’s resulted in a tremendous slide for a stud RB who scored 15 total touchdowns last season.

RB Zach Moss (9.7) & RB Raheem Mostert (9.12)

Two veteran RBs both land in this spot due to playing in two of the NFL’s best offenses. With Joe Mixon now in Houston, Moss is the new RB1 in Cincinnati, while Mostert was a touchdown (21) machine last season handling starting duties in Miami’s high-powered offensive attack.

3 SURPRISING PICKS

WR Stefon Diggs (3.1)

With two stud WRs, Nico Collins and Tank Dell, sharing the field, it’s hard to invest in Diggs with the first pick of the third round. Fantasy managers will find it hard to know which of the talented trio to trust weekly in 2024.

WR Malik Nabers (4.7)

While Nabers is an exciting rookie talent, it’s hard to invest in any WR running routes for Daniel Jones in the fourth round.

RB Trey Benson (8.9)

Difficult to endorse drafting the rookie Benson at this spot while Mostert and Moss were still on the board. The former Oregon and Florida State standout is a great handcuff to James Conner managers. But this team didn’t draft Conner. The explosive back will need an injury to Conner in order to return enough production for this draft capital in his rookie campaign.


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CONTENDERS

TEAM No. 12 — The Godfather

With a healthy Aaron Rodgers, landing stud WR Garrett Wilson at 1.12 is tremendous value. Completing the wrap-around with Jonathan Taylor results in the best first start of any team in this draft.  Raheem Mostert in the ninth round is solid RB3 depth. RB Ray Davis and WR Dontayvion Wicks late in the draft could become solid deep sleeper value selections.

TEAM No. 5 — Ideeot

Ideeot enjoyed one of the better drafts in this league securing a top-notch connection in Ja’Maar Chase and Joe Burrow. Mike Evans, Jaylen Waddle, and Terry McLaurin are a solid trio of WRs while landing one of 2024’s top sleepers in RB Zamir White in the sixth round is an excellent pairing with Seattle RB Kenneth Walker. 

TEAM No. 7 — Memorial Fox

Memorial Fox drafted four consecutive wideouts to commence his draft in Amon-Ra St. Brown, Davante Adams, Deebo Samuel, and Amari Cooper. Aaron Jones was a solid addition due to the potential of heavy volume in his first season with the Vikings. New Bengals RB Zach Moss was a solid grab in the ninth round. WR Hollywood Brown in the eighth round could be a league winner if the veteran emerges as the Chiefs’ WR1. Would have preferred drafting Kyler Murray or Brock Purdy in the 10th round over Tyjae Spears to pair with Lawrence or Watson later in the draft.

TEAM No. 11 — Daily Double

Landing Kyren Williams at 3.11 is arguably the best pick in the draft as managers are overreacting to recent reports of a “sore foot” in Rams OTAs. If Williams is healthy, he will be going a full round early come August. Would have preferred Tee Higgins (contract-year) in the fourth round over WR Christian Kirk. Any team with two-time Super Bowl champion QB Patrick Mahomes will always compete. 

WILDCARDS

TEAM No. 10 — Fozzy Dog

Fozzy Dog completed the riskiest draft with perhaps the highest ceiling. Selecting four stud RBs in Robinson, Barkley, Jacobs, and Henry is superb. However, his starting WR corp is less than stellar. Chargers rookie Ladd McConkey could be an absolute gem in the sixth round.

TEAM No. 2 — Team Miller

After seeing Christian McCaffrey come off the board, Team Miller landed an absolute stud in Breece Hall with the second overall pick. Despite investing in RBs in rounds 1 and 3, Team Miller secured a solid trio of wideouts in Nico Collins, Tee Higgins, and George Pickens. Keon Coleman at 6.11 could be the steal of the draft if the former Florida State standout emerges as Josh Allen’s WR1.

TEAM No. 3 — Hail. Too. Well.

While securing one of the draft’s best collections of WRs in Cee Dee Lamb, D.J. Moore, and Keenan Allen, investing in Travis Kelce at 3.3 leaves this squad with questionable RB depth. This team will need Nick Chubb to rebound from injury if they have any hopes of competing as Joe Mixon is a boom-or-bust RB in his first season in a pass-heavy Texans offense.

TEAM No. 4 — Mr. Flowers

Landing star Miami WR Tyreek Hill is always a great way to anchor a team required in the FFWC three wideout format. Emerging Arizona tight end Trey McBride was a solid pick at 3.4 due to the fact he could easily top 100 receptions after grabbing 81 in his rookie campaign. Mr. Flowers made one of the boldest picks, tabbing Jalen Hurts as the first overall QB of the draft in the fifth round. Veteran wideout Curtis Samuel could be a steal in the 10th round working from the slot in his first season in Buffalo.

TEAM No. 8 — LegionofBoom

Legion of Boom clearly had a game plan. It involved not being sniped as he drafted both Puka Nacua and Drake London higher than their current ADPs. Isaiah Pacheco in the fourth round was sneaky good value on a consistent player in a great offense. Jaylen Reed and Austin Ekeler are sound additions to the team’s roster construction in the middle rounds. I would have preferred Wicks or Mooney over Gabe Davis in the 13th.

MOONSHOTS

TEAM No. 1 — Delete All

Landing CMC is always a great way to start a draft. Securing stud TE Sam LaPorta at 2.12 is a bit high for my liking. However, it should lock in solid points at a weak position. However, the WR core led by Stefon Diggs is questionable due to the unknown target volume Diggs will see in a talented WR trio logjam in Houston. Jaylen Warren as an RB3 in the seventh round is a dependable value in the FFWC’s double flex format.

TEAM No. 6 — Cheating Celtics


Injury-prone RB De’Von Achane at 3.6 followed by rookie WR Malik Nabers in the fourth round could be Cheating Celtics’ downfall. Both are exciting talents but would have preferred other more reliable investments with high draft capital.

TEAM No. 9 — Ruthless

Hard to endorse drafting two WRs from the same team in the first three rounds (A.J. Brown + DeVonta Smith). Cooper Kupp is on the decline and the RB depth after Montgomery is less than appealing. The connection between Dell and Stroud is an attractive move with all the upside. 


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Frankie is a Villanova alumni who created the first Casino Fantasy Sports program in Vegas book. He was the 2019 FFWC 10K Top Gun Champion & 2017 + 2018 Back-to-Back Top 100 Players in World Invit. Champ! He is a sports fanatic, a Vegas whisperer, and a horse racing expert handicapper!