Wed Oct 23 9:21am ET
R.Cowart's Possum Town Oil Company team leads TFC
Greetings from Championship Headquarters and the desk of Commissioner Toe. We've decided to merge our RTFFC coverage with the TFC and cover all of them going forward.
The Fantasy Championship
This is our first week covering the TFC, and we apologize for missing out out on multiple different leaders along the way. Currently in first overall is longtime RTSports player and overall great guy even though he's a 49ers fan, R.Cowart. He and his co-owner T.Yarborough's O'Possum Town Oil Company 17 team leads with 1273.75 points. They take over first with a 189.85 point week, highlighted by 31.6 out of Darren Waller and scores in the 20s out of Austin Ekeler (25.5), Allen Robinson (24.7), and what may be the MVP of the year so far, the Patriots defense (20). They also received solid performances out of Russell Wilson (17.75), Tyler Locker (17.1), Leonard Fournette (16.5), Brett Maher (16.3), and Austin Hooper (14.6).
Realtime Fantasy Football Championship
The overall RTFFC leader is once again H.Frost's Team Batman in RTFFC White, who still lead second place by 35-plus points even though they put up a paltry 104.15 points this week. Team Batman is surprisingly only 5-2 overall, although this week's loss and low point total can be chalked up to bye weeks for Chris Godwin, Christian McCaffrey, and Nick Chubb. Team Batman's 5-2 league record puts them in fourth place in their league, but having nearly 200 points more than everyone else in their league should send them to the championship playoffs. They should be back in the win column next week given they are favored by 57.5 points in their upcoming game. Apparently, the Dolphins have a fantasy team in their league...
The Flying Purple People Eaters (FPPE) team from Purple 3 won a tight one in Week 7 and are now 4-3. Despite a winning record, their total points on the year are not good and their season is really stagnating with injuries, poor performers, and hoping on the returns of Melvin Gordon and AJ Green has not panned out. Darren Waller, Matthew Stafford, Chris Carson, and Tyler Lockett are decent, but there's not much depth beyond that. Four wins is still four more than the consensus over/under after the draft, and the league office pucker factor remains at Defcon 1.
Punxsutawyney Phil from Red 9 poked his head out of RTFFC's last place overall and has been replaced by a team from Green 2. The Green 2 team broke 100 points last week for the first time this season, but it was not enough to keep them out of the cellar. The all-disappointment team's Week 7 lineup was Kirk Cousins (32.9), Melvin Gordon (10.2), Joe Mixon (7.4), Royce Freeman (16.7), Michael Gallup (6.4), Preston Williams (13.2), Jordan Akins (3.7), Will Lutz (10.9), New Orleans Saints (8). They are 18 point underdogs in Week 8.
The TFC bottom-feeder is a team named All Skill No Luck. Apparently, they have neither. With a season total of 597.45 and averaging 85 points per week, there's not much going right for them this season. This team had the No. 1 pick and has had to endure four weeks of an injured Saquon Barkley. They had a decent second-round pick in Kerryon Johnson until he hit the IR this week. But after that, it's just putrid with Antonio Brown, Derrius Guice, AJ Green, Darrell Henderson, and Darwin Thompson rounding out their top seven picks. Throw in some Cam Newton, Anthony Miller, Keke Coutee, and Michael Crabtree and it's no wonder they're in last.
Waiver Gems and Gaffs
The waiver wire is pretty barren at this point in the season but once in awhile a gem is available. In TFC, Aaron Rodgers $670, Golden Tate $508, and Hunter Henry $477 were somehow available and picked up in Week 7. In RTFFC, Henry was picked up for $651 and Latavius Murray was available for a wide range of prices between $389 and $68.
Three TFC teams were clairvoyant enough to pickup Ty Johnson for $1 the week before he is the hottest thing on the waiver wire.
Our favorite waiver gaff of the week is the 191 teams that picked up Sam Darnold and watched him score -0.7 points on Monday night. It's gotta get better, though. Nowhere to go but up from there.
Current RTFFC League Leaders
|RTFFC White||1133.05||Team Batman||H.Frost|
|RTFFC Silver||1097.30||Vikes 103||R.Mogard|
|RTFFC Red||1072.70||Cocktails & Dreams III||C.Schroeder|
|RTFFC Black||1059.20||Foos Black||B.Petri|
|RTFFC Blue||1050.35||Stormtropers of Death||M.Liedeka|
|RTFFC Purple||1032.50||Tds and Beer II||R.Omelas|
|RTFFC Platinum||1007.75||Route 420||R.Frost|
Current TFC Leaders
Good luck and don't forget to get those waiver claims in before Wednesday and Friday night waivers this week.
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Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will 'absolutely' continue to play a big role in the passing game, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN.
Fantasy Spin: Hunt has 13 catches for 90 yards in two games for the Browns, and he has become a safety valve of sorts for quarterback Baker Mayfield. Throw in a handful of carries, and he is worth considering as a flex option in PPR formats.
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson has 13 total receptions in five games since QB Sam Darnold returned from a bout with mono.
Fantasy Spin: He actually had a big performance in Darnold's first game back, but Anderson has just eight catches for 97 yards in the last four games combined. A Week 11 matchup with Washington looks good on paper, but he is a big-play dependent flex option, at best.
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's 'upside' may be limited in Week 11 because of the coverage skills of Buffalo Bills CB Tre'Davious White, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: Parker had five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Buffalo, but with Preston Williams sidelined, White and the Bills can focus all their attention on Parker. He is a touchdown-dependent WR3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) won't be activated from the Reserve/Injured list this season, head coach Bruce Arians said Saturday, Nov. 16.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Justin Evans (foot) needs surgery on his foot and won't be activated from the Reserve/Injured list this season, head coach Bruce Arians said Saturday, Nov. 16.
Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes (groin) likely will be a game-time decision for the Week 11 game.
New England Patriots S Obi Melifonwu (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad Reserve/Injured list this week.
Miami Dolphins WR Allen Hurns signed a two-year contract extension with the Dolphins Saturday, Nov. 16, worth $8 million, according to a source. The deal includes $3.27 million in guaranteed money.
Indianapolis Colts practice squad WR Deon Cain and Chicago Bears practice squad RB Kerrith Whyte were signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The Steelers also waived LB Jayrone Elliott and RB Tony Brooks-James.
Detroit Lions practice squad RB Bo Scarbrough was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Paul Perkins.
Los Angeles Rams RB John Kelly was waived Saturday, Nov. 16.
Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams signed a two-year extension with the Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 16, that will run through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (hamstring) and SS Patrick Chung (chest, heel) have been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game.
Los Angeles Chargers OT Sam Tevi (knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 11. WR Geremy Davis (hamstring) and RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. OT Russell Okung (groin) did not practice and is listed as questionable. S Roderic Teamer (groin) and LS Cole Mazza (illness) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. LB Drue Tranquill (calf) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. LB Denzel Perryman (knee), DT Justin Jones (shoulder), OG Dan Feeney (shoulder), LB Thomas Davis (non-injury) and OT Trey Pipkins (toe) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins has been targeted 27 times in three games since returning from injury and should have a solid role against the Los Angeles Chargers. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Blake Bell (ankle), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (pectoral) and DE Alex Okafor (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11. CB Kendall Fuller (thumb) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OT Mitchell Schwartz (knee) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. DE Frank Clark (neck), OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), OT Cameron Erving (ankle), OT Eric Fisher (groin), DT Chris D. Jones (groin) and DT Derrick Nnadi (elbow) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Williams is not dealing with an injury, so he should have a good chance to play in Week 11. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he plays.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Mahomes has thrown 18 touchdowns and one interception in eight games this season and continues to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.