Week 7 Championship Wrap Up

Wed Oct 23 9:21am ET
By ChrisToeFer
Contributing Writer

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.

Bottom Teams

Punxsutawyney Phil from Red 9 poked his head out of RTFFC's last place overall and has been replaced by a team from Green 2.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

League Color Points Team Owner
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 Green​ 1068.40  Greenday​ B.Roberson​ 
RTFFC Black 1059.20  Foos Black B.Petri 
RTFFC Gold​ 1050.75  Jonesin'  J.Martelin 
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

Place Points Team Owner
1. 1273.75 O'Possum Town Oil Company 17 R.Cowart & Tyson Yarborough
2. 1256.65 The End Tip
3. 1233.05 Cataclysm Bronze
4. 1229.85 AC 46 Aaron Curry
5. 1223.55 Incredible Hulking Us 1 Michael Edelman

 

Good luck and don't forget to get those waiver claims in before Wednesday and Friday night waivers this week.

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ChrisToeFer has been working in the fantasy industry since 2008. His day job is developing apps and other software such as DFS, draft, and auction rooms. His alter-ego is chief cat-herder in the RTSport chat rooms, trying to maintain some semblance of order.

Player Notes
Jerry Hughes Jan 24 8:43am ET

Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes (wrist) had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his wrist this week.

From TheHuddle

Josh Rosen Jan 23 9:43pm ET

Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen hasn't been written off, according to general manager Chris Grier, and Grier said he saw improvement in Rosen during practice throughout the year.

From TheHuddle

Travis Kelce Jan 23 9:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (knee) did not practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Mid-week downgrades aren't good, but we still have another full week before the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, so Kelce should be just fine to play in the big game against the 49ers. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (illness) returned to a full practice after sitting out on Wednesday. Although Kelce had just three catches for 30 yards in the AFC Championship against Tennessee, he busted out for 10 grabs, 134 yards and three touchdowns in the Divisional Round against Houston. Kelce was the top-scoring fantasy tight end in 2019 and could easily have a big game in the Super Bowl against San Francisco.

From RotoBaller

Antonio Brown Jan 23 8:03pm ET

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is expected to turn himself in to police but hadn't done so as of the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 23, according to a public information officer for the Hollywood Police Department in Florida. 'I believe they've given him ample opportunity to turn himself in,'' Christian Lata told USA TODAY Sports. An arrest warrant was issued against Brown following an incident with a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'I'm sure it's going to be within today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure exactly when,'' Lata said late Thursday afternoon. 'I would assume it would be sooner than later.''

Fantasy Spin: There's less and less reason to hold out hope of Brown finding his way onto an NFL roster and becoming fantasy relevant in 2020. Dynasty owners should be looking to move on.

From TheHuddle

Tevin Coleman Jan 23 6:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman did some solo work as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder. Expect him to play in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2.

From TheHuddle

Morris Claiborne Jan 23 6:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs DT Chris Jones (calf) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 23. CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder) and C Austin Reiter (wrist) practiced in full. DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (hand) was removed from the injury report. S Jordan Lucas (illness) didn't practice.

From TheHuddle

Dee Ford Jan 23 6:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (illness) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23. LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral), DL Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) were limited. LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Travis Kelce Jan 23 6:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Kelce and the Chiefs have a long way to go until Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. He should be fully expected to be on the field.

From TheHuddle

Demarcus Robinson Jan 23 6:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jan. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Robinson has scored just one touchdown since Week 3, and he hasn't recorded 100 or more receiving yards since Week 2. He's a risky flier without a guaranteed role in the offense.

From TheHuddle

Tevin Coleman Jan 23 5:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was seen running on a side field ahead of the team's practice Thursday, Jan. 23.

Fantasy Spin: It appears Coleman will be able to suit up for Super Bowl LIV after dislocating his shoulder in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. He'll continue splitting work with Raheem Mostert and, to a lesser degree, Matt Breida. Any or all of the three could have a big game, but it's Mostert with the hot hand following the NFC Championship.

From TheHuddle

Gareon Conley Jan 23 5:23pm ET

Houston Texans CB Gareon Conley (ankle) recently underwent a procedure to have a screw removed from his right ankle but is expected to be recovered in full for the beginning of the team's offseason workout program, according to a league source Thursday, Jan. 23.

From TheHuddle

Nevin Lawson Jan 23 5:03pm ET

Oakland Raiders CB Nevin Lawson signed a one-year contract extension Thursday, Jan. 23. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

From TheHuddle

Tevin Coleman Jan 23 4:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (shoulder) is doing some running on a side field at the team's practice on Thursday. Despite sitting out of practice, Coleman appears very much in play to suit up for the Super Bowl against the Chiefs on Feb. 2. He suffered a dislocated right shoulder in the NFC Championship win over the Packers, but Coleman has an extra week to heal up and should be good to go for the big game. He will continue to serve as a change-of-pace back for Raheem Mostert, who ran for over 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Packers.

From RotoBaller

Younghoe Koo Jan 23 4:40pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons plan to tender a contract to impending exclusive-rights free-agent kicker Younghoe Koo. The 25-year-old place kicker solidified the team's kicking position in the final eight games of the season, making 23 of his 26 field-goal tries and 15 of his 16 extra points. Koo went 7-for-9 on kicks from 40-49 yards and hit his only attempt of 50-plus yards. While he should enter the 2020 season as the favorite to kick for Atlanta, the Falcons will also bring in some competition to push him. With an offense that can be explosive and put up points, Koo will have some fantasy appeal if he sticks around.

From RotoBaller

Deshaun Watson Jan 23 4:40pm ET

Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who will be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2020, said he'd be happy to stay with the team for the long-term. "Whatever coach decides to do, I'm happy. I'd be happy to stay there with Deshaun (Watson) and help win games," Tunsil said. He was traded to the Texans from the Dolphins last season and was a massive upgrade for Houston's offensive line and quarterback Deshaun Watson. It remains to be seen if the team will offer Tunsil a long-term deal, but one thing that is certain is that Tunsil's presence on Watson's blind side is great news heading into next season as the Texans look to get back to the postseason.

From RotoBaller

Raheem Mostert Jan 23 2:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert gained 158 of his 220 rushing yards after contact in the NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 19. It was the most yards after contact by a running back in the postseason since 2006.

Fantasy Spin: Next up is a Chiefs run defense that surrendered 128.2 yards per game during the regular season -- seventh most in the league -- but the larger fantasy question is whether Mostert will enter 2020 as the Niners' lead back. A standout game on the Super Bowl stage surely will go a long way toward cementing that.

From TheHuddle

Amari Cooper Jan 23 2:30pm ET

The Dallas Cowboys haven't had contract discussions with wide receiver Amari Cooper, but he said that he wants to be in Dallas for a long time. Cooper will become a free agent in March, but he is the team's No. 2 priority this offseason behind quarterback Dak Prescott. Despite dealing with nagging injuries for most of the season, Cooper had 79 receptions for a career-high 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns over a full season in 2019. It's hard to imagine Dallas letting him walk in free agency, and his fantasy value would remain the highest as a high-end WR1 if he stays with the Cowboys moving forward. If he goes elsewhere, Michael Gallup would become the team's No. 1 wideout.

From RotoBaller

Derek Carr Jan 23 2:13pm ET

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is tiring of the quarterback rumors surrounding the team -- the latest resulting from a photo taken of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, and Raiders owner Mark Davis talking at Jan. 18 UFC fight in Las Vegas. 'C'mon man, when's it going to end?' Carr asked.

Fantasy Spin: Carr, who set career highs in passing yards (4,054) and completion percentage (70.4) in 2019, is entering the third year of a five-year, $125 million contract but his release would save the Raiders $16.5 million against the 2020 salary cap. It's likely he sticks with the Raiders for another season -- the franchise's first in Las Vegas -- but he remains an up-and-down QB2 for fantasy purposes.

From TheHuddle

Drew Brees Jan 23 1:53pm ET

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't rushing his decision on whether he'll return for another season. I wanted to give it at least a few weeks, months, postseason, just to take a deep breath and decompress a little bit and get some time with the family and then just reassess,' Brees said Wednesday, Jan. 22, during an interview at the Pro Bowl.

Fantasy Spin: Brees just turned 41 and is coming off a season where he missed five games due to a thumb injury, but he still finished eighth among fantasy QBs with an average of 23.9 fantasy points per game while helping guide the Saints to another NFC South title. He'll be in the low-end QB1 discussion once again if he's back for his 15th season in the Big Easy.

From TheHuddle

A.J. Green Jan 23 1:43pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a pending free agent, could receive the franchise tag from the Bengals this offseason. 'The franchise tag is not the best thing,' Green said in a TV interview. 'But like I said, I'm not turning down 18 million dollars. It just happens. When you run a business, you have to make difficult decisions. But I feel like when you put that on me, then that's what you're showing me, you only want me for one year. And I always play with a chip on my shoulder.'

Fantasy Spin: Green's situation will be one of the intriguing offseason storylines -- in fantasy and reality -- to follow, but keep in mind he'll turn 31 in July and, more importantly, has played a total of 17 actual snaps since Week 8 of the 2018 season. That sets up a fantasy sleeper situation, rife with boom or bust potential.

From TheHuddle