Circa LVFC Draft 6/01 Review

Just before the calendar flipping to June the Fantasy Football World Championships (FFWC) hosted 12 managers participating in the $349 Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship. Looking forward to another profitable season playing at the FFWC, I was one of the entrants who participated in the early season draft action. Our Circa LVFC Draft 6/01 Review breaks down the entire draft.

The Circa Las Vegas Fantasy Championship (Formerly Online Championship) is a fantasy football contest comprising of individual leagues 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 6/01 Review.

3 BEST PICKS

WR Breece Hall (1.6)

Seeing arguably the best RB in fantasy football-not named CMC-fall to the middle of the first round resulted in the best value selection of the draft. I highly doubt we see Breece Hall fall this far in any draft this summer.

TE Travis Kelce (4.5)

A first-round fantasy football talent not long ago, it’s hard to comprehend Patrick Mahomes’ top target now falling to the middle of the fourth round. Kelce has hauled in 92-plus receptions in six consecutive seasons and is one of the best tight end investments due to the lack of an elite WR1 on the Kansas City roster.

QB C.J. Stroud (8.2)

Landing a Top 5 fantasy quarterback in the eighth round will pay immediate dividends. The electric second-year signal-caller came off the board (6.4) nearly two full two rounds later than the previous Circa championship draft held over Memorial Day weekend.

3 SURPRISING PICKS

WR Cooper Kupp (3.1)

Kupp is one of the players being overdrafted based on name recognition, And that can be a mistake in fantasy football. The veteran’s talent has declined immensely since his 2021 elite season and it’s hard to endorse a rebound season worthy of this high draft capital. 

WR Malik Nabers (4.1)

The former LSU standout is undoubtedly an exciting rookie talent. But with Daniel Jones under center several other wideouts who went later in the round offer less risk. Nabers is a great Dynasty pick, but in redraft, he is outside my top 25 wideout rankings for 2024.

WR Brandin Cooks (9.5)

Despite his late-season production for the Cowboys, Cooks came off the board earlier than I can endorse for a wideout who has not topped 700 yards or 60-plus receptions in back-to-back seasons.


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TEAM No. 6 — Team Black

The sixth pick resulted in the “sweet spot” of the draft as two of the NFL’s elite fantasy running backs fell into his lap in the form of Breece Hall and Jonathan Taylor. The connection of Tee Higgins, who will be highly motivated in a contract year, with Joe Burrow should pay serious dividends. 

TEAM No. 10–Legion of Boom

LOB enjoyed one of the better drafts in this league, securing a top-notch connection in Puka Nacua and Matthew Stafford. Saquon Barkley, Rashaad White, and Derrick Henry are a solid collection of potentially top 12 players at the RB position. Also, LOB sniped me by selecting Zamir White in the sixth round. The new RB1 in Las Vegas could be a league winner for fantasy managers in 2024. 

TEAM No. 11–Too Legit To Quit

Holding draft positions in the back end of the first round resulted in primetime talent being available on the board. The pairing of Robinson and Gibbs is an elite RB combo, while Strouds’ selection in the eighth round could be the steal of the draft. New Chiefs’ veteran wideout Hollywood Brown continues to rise in drafts coming off the board (5.11) almost three full rounds (8.6) before the MDW Circa championship draft.

WILDCARDS

TEAM No. 3 — K9

K9 completed a risky draft with a high ceiling. Selecting both Texans’ WRs Nico Collins and Tank Dell combined with oft-injured Miami RB De’Von Achane in the first four rounds is boom-or-bust. Trey McBride is a superb talent after an 81-reception rookie campaign. McBride (5.4) fell a full two rounds from the May 25th Circa championship draft (3.4).

TEAM No. 9 –Respected Money

My team lands as a wildcard after landing an elite WR combo of Garrett Wilson and Michael Pittman paired with promising Chargers’ rookie Ladd McConkey. If Browns’ stud RB Nick Chubb can rebound off his horrific leg injury, my collection of backs headlined by Pacheco, Jacobs, Warren, and Connor will provide my squad with unmatched RB depth. I’ll take two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes – backed up by one of the most underrated quarterbacks in Brock Purdy any day. 

TEAM No. 2 –Ideeot

Anytime you land CMC outside of the first pick you have started the draft on a high note. Ideeot didn’t stop there, grabbing two reliable talents in Waddle and LaPorta at the 2-3 wrap-around. Christian Kirk, Christian Watson, and Mike Williams are immense WR talents who need to stay healthy for this team to compete for the league title. 

MOONSHOTS

TEAM No. 1 –Blue Team

The Blue Team enjoyed one the best starts of any team in this league. They tabbed CeeDee Lamb, Deebo Samuel, George Pickens, and Josh Allen. However, my only gripe is Cooper Kupp at 3.1 – due to his recent regression over the last two seasons. David Montgomery and Raheem Mostert, who both have a proven nose for the end zone. This resulted in a solid starting RB combo for only middle-round draft capital. 

TEAM No. 12 — Rubicon
Rubicon nailed the back end of the draft after selecting three superb wideouts in Chris Olave, Drake London, and Zay Flowers. With Cousins now piloting the Atlanta offense expect London to bust out in 2024. If Panthers rookie RB Jonathon Brooks produces in his first season and veteran RB Devin Singletary emerges as a consistent option as the Giants RB1, then Rubicon could be the surprise team of the league.

TEAM No. 12 — Fox

If Stefon Diggs can return to elite WR status in his first season in Houston, then Roc Frost will easily contend in this league after investing in stud WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown and Davante Adams. TE Travis Kelce in the fourth round was one of the best value picks in the draft. Finally, if Alvin Kamara and Austin Ekeler can rebound from disappointing 2023 campaigns then Team Fox will have a say in the division crown.

 


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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!