Week 9 Championship Wrap Up

Wed Nov 6 6:01pm ET
By ChrisToeFer
Contributing Writer

Possum Town Oil Company team leads TFC


Greetings from Championship Headquarters and the desk of Commissioner Toe. Things are heating up now that we're through 9 weeks and have the playoffs looming in a few short weeks.

The Fantasy Championship

Currently in first overall is longtime RTSports player and overall great guy even though he's a fan of the 8-0 49ers, R.Cowart. He and his co-owner T.Yarborough's O'Possum Town Oil Company 17 team leads with 1618.25 points. They briefly fell out of first last week to Tip's The End team, but took it back over with a 183.6 point week. None of their top players from week 7's 180+ point effort (Waller, Ekeler, Robinson, Patriots D) were worth a squat this time, but they were carried by 83.2 out of Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett, plus a ho-hum average 37.6 outing from Christian McCaffery.

Current TFC Leaders

Place Points Team Owner
1. 1618.25 O'Possum Town Oil Company 17 R.Cowart & Tyson Yarborough
2. 1578.35 The End Tip
3. 1576.55 Incredible Hulking Us 1 Michael Edelman
4. 1571.10 Mongooses VIII Michael Zucca
5. 1551.25 AC 46 Aaron Curry

Realtime Fantasy Football Championship

The overall RTFFC leader is once again H.Frost's Team Batman in RTFFC White, who only lead second place by 1.75 points after putting up a paltry 104.15 points last week. Team Batman has been back in the winners circle the last 2 weeks now that McCaffery, Cubb, and Godwin are off their bye weeks. Their 7-2 league record puts them in third place in their league, but having nearly 200 points more than anyone else in their league should send them to the championship playoffs.

The Flying Purple People Eaters (FPPE) team from Purple 3 split their last 2 games and are now 5-4. Despite a winning record, their total points on the year are not great and their season is really stagnating with injuries, poor performers, and waiting on the ghosts of Melvin Gordon to turn into real players. Darren Waller, Matthew Stafford, Chris Carson, and Tyler Lockett are decent, but there's not much depth beyond that. Five wins is still five more than the consensus over/under after the draft, and the league office pucker factor remains at Defcon 1.

Current RTFFC League Leaders

League Color Points Team Owner  
RTFFC White​ 1417.65  Team Batman​ H.Frost​  
RTFFC Silver​ 1415.90  Vikes 103​ R.Mogard  
RTFFC Black 1404.00  Foos Black B.Petri   
RTFFC Red​ 1361.25  Cocktails & Dreams III C.Schroeder  
RTFFC Gold​ 1336.25  Jonesin'  J.Martelin   
RTFFC Blue​ 1326.00  Stormtroopers of Death M.Liedeka  
RTFFC Green​ 1315.90  Green Duck 4 Chance  
RTFFC Purple​ 1312.15  Tds and Beer II R.Omelas  
RTFFC Platinum​ 1310.35  Normalized M.Timblin  

 

Bottom Teams

Beastmode Red 1 is our new worst overall RTFFC team, with a paltry 856.9 points on the year. This team is so bad they are 50 point underdogs in week 10 against a 3-6 team. The all-disappointment team's Week 9 lineup was Josh Allen 19.2, Melvin Gordon 25.9, Ty Johnson 6.6, Danny Amendola 5.9, Alshon Jeffery 7.6, Phillip Dorsett 3.3, Eric Ebron 3.6, Justin Tucker 7.9, Panthers D 10.0. That's just brutal.

The TFC bottom-feeder remains the team named All Skill No Luck. Although they won their week 9 game, they are still abysmal. With a season total of 796.9 and averaging 88 points per week, there's not much going right for them this season. Fittingly, their week 9 points-leader Preston Williams heads to the IR this week.

Waiver Gems and Gaffs

The waiver wire remains pretty barren at this point in the season but a few decent options seem to pop up each week. In TFC, Josh Gordon went for $650 in a couple leagues. In RTFFC the high dollar pickups were Jaylen Samuels $517, DK Metcalf $507, and Tyrell Williams $399.

Three teams were able to pickup Josh Gordon for $1 and a couple teams added Noah Fant for $1 and played him and his 20.5 points in week 9.

Our favorite waiver gaff of the week is the 7 teams that paid over $300 for 2 practice days of Tra Carson before he headed to the IR. Followed closely by the team that dropped Mohamed Sanu just before his 24.1 point breakout so they could spend $525 to watch Jay Ajayi sit on his couch.ood luck and don't forget to get those waiver claims in before Wednesday and Friday night waivers this week. Also just a note that waivers run through the first week of the fantasy playoffs. So waivers run up through week 13 in the TFC and up through week 14 in the RTFFCs.

Wrapping Up

Good luck and don't forget to get those waiver claims in before Wednesday and Friday night waivers this week. Also just a note that waivers run through the first week of the fantasy playoffs. So waivers run up through week 13 in the TFC and up through week 14 in the RTFFCs.

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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's chat rooms, trying to maintain some semblance of order.

Player Notes
Cameron Brate Nov 18 12:00pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate had a season-high 10 receptions for 73 yards on a whopping 14 targets in Week 11 against the Saints. After O.J. Howard turned the ball over early, Brate took over as the lead tight end and morphed into quarterback Jameis Winston's security blanket. The Saints Defense bothered Winston all day, forcing four interceptions when throwing to other receivers. The sixth-year tight end hasn't done much recently and will be hard to trust moving forward. Brate will be a TE2 for Week 12 versus the surgingFalcons Defense.

From RotoBaller

Chris Godwin Nov 18 12:00pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin had three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown during the Bucs 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday. Other than a nice touchdown catch and run by Godwin, there was little room for either of the Bucs star receivers to maneuver. Both he and Mike Evans had at least one of their targets intercepted by the Saints, as quarterback Jameis Winston threw four on the day. The third-year wideout is creeping back to WR2 range with his recent play. Start him as such in Week 12 when the Bucs travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons Defense.

From RotoBaller

Mike Evans Nov 18 12:00pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans caught four of eight targets for 69 yards during the Bucs 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday. The Bucs franchise player did nothing to take advantage of his nemesis Marshon Lattimore being inactive, as the Saints Defense looked focused the entire game, intercepting quarterback Jameis Winston four times. Evans was stifled for most of the game and looked frustrated throughout the contest. He will remain a WR1 for Week 12 heading into another divisional bout against the Atlanta Falcons.

From RotoBaller

O.J. Howard Nov 18 12:00pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard fumbled away his only target in a bizarre play during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Saints. Howard seemed to catch a quick 10-yard crossing pattern, but then proceeded to fumble the ball around his back, where a Saints defender plucked it up and ran it towards the end zone. It was ruled an interception and the Saints scored a touchdown a few plays later. This play immediately put him in head coach Bruce Arians' doghouse, and Cameron Brate became the beneficiary. Howard is a volatile TE2 for his Week 12 game against the Falcons Defense.

From RotoBaller

David Montgomery Nov 18 9:00am ET

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery finished with 14 carries for only 31 yards during the loss to the Rams on Sunday night. He also managed to catch a single pass for 19 yards but was outperformed in all areas by Tarik Cohen, who finished with more receiving and rushing yards, while also recording a touchdown. With this one in the books, Montgomery, who was nursing an ankle issue coming into this one, will hopefully be 100 percent for a showdown with the Giants in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Marlon Mack Nov 18 8:53am ET

Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (hand) is not expected to play in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 21. He'll see a specialist this week to figure out how long he'll be out.

Fantasy Spin: Jordan Wilkins could be the featured back against the Houston Texans. It's not a good matchup, but Wilkins is at least worth a flex play.

From TheHuddle

Tarik Cohen Nov 18 8:50am ET

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen outplayed David Montgomery on Sunday night in the loss to the Rams. Cohen rushed for 39 yards, eight more than Montgomery, on nine attempts in addition to five receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. This was arguably the most productive outing of the year for the 24-year-old, who has now scored in his last two games. He likely will return to yielding touches to Montgomery on a week-to-week basis moving ahead, but he still possesses PPR appeal in deeper formats due to his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. He will look to keep it going against the Giants at home in Week 12.

From RotoBaller

Mitch Trubisky Nov 18 8:40am ET

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky struggled on Sunday night in the loss to the Rams, finishing with 190 yards, a touchdown, and a pick on 24-for-43 passing. The 25-year-old, who threw three touchdowns the week before against the Lions, suffered a hip injury early in this one but continued to play before finally shutting it down late in the fourth quarter. Trubisky will likely take it easy during practice throughout the week, with his status for Week 12 against the visiting New York Giants in limbo at the moment.

From RotoBaller

Benjamin Watson Nov 18 3:23am ET

New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson caught three of his four targets for 52 yards in Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: The 52 yards nearly doubled his previous season high. Watson is bringing more fantasy relevancy to the position than Matt LaCosse or Ryan Izzo did, but the 38-year-old is still not an advisable streamer and probably won't be at any point this season.

From TheHuddle

Mohamed Sanu Nov 18 3:23am ET

New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu hauled in two of his four targets for four yards and added an eight-yard run on his only rushing attempt in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: It's definitely not what fantasy owners were looking for after he posted a 10-81-1 line in his last game before the team's Week 10 bye. Then again, New England's offense wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders against an inspired Eagles' defense. Sanu should be considered a low-end WR3 or WR4 option in Week 12 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

From TheHuddle

Nelson Agholor Nov 18 3:13am ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor had four receptions for 40 yards against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Spin: With Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson out, Agholor was the de facto WR1 for Carson Wentz -- his nine targeted balls were more than Jordan Matthews, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside combined. He made some plays but again left some on the field, and he had a chance to tie the game late on a tough ball that he couldn't haul in. Agholor is a WR4 when Jeffery is healthy and could bump up to a WR3 when he's not.

From TheHuddle

Julian Edelman Nov 18 3:13am ET

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman hauled in five of his 10 targets for 53 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also threw for a 15-yard touchdown on his only pass attempt.

Fantasy Spin: The receiving yardage total was his lowest since Week 7, but offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels helped saved his fantasy day by dialing up a trick play for the former college quarterback to throw a touchdown pass that ultimately led to Phillip Dorsett getting hurt. With at least 10 targets in five consecutive contests and at least five receptions in six straight, Edelman is a rock-solid WR2 with WR1 upside. Expect similar production in Week 12 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

From TheHuddle

James White Nov 18 3:03am ET

New England Patriots RB James White carried five times for 20 yards and caught four of his seven targets for 16 yards in Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: Considering how good the Eagles' rush defense is, this should have been a James White game. However, it was a bad day for most of the Patriots' offense as Philadelphia played one of its better games on defense. Amazingly, White has scored only two touchdowns in 2019 after erupting for a career-high 12 last year. He'll be a low-end RB2 play at best in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.

From TheHuddle

Dallas Goedert Nov 18 3:03am ET

Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Spin: Goedert's TD was originally ruled an interception before being overturned on review. That gives him three TDs in his last four games, though with so many players missing it seemed like a day to get Goedert more involved. Still, his propensity for touchdowns does give him some fringe TE1 value.

From TheHuddle

Tom Brady Nov 18 2:53am ET

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady went 26-of-47 for 216 with no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: Brady did not look particularly good in this one, although the Eagles' defense did their part to make it tough on him. Still, he uncharacteristically missed throws he usually makes. His biggest chunk play was on a 30-yard screen pass in which Rex Burkhead did most of the work. Week 11 marked the third time this season in which he failed to throw for a score and the second one in which he did not account for one. He'll be in the QB2 conversation in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.

From TheHuddle

Sony Michel Nov 18 2:53am ET

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and added two receptions for 11 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Spin: Same story, different week for his fantasy owners. Michel has been a touchdown-dependent RB2 for most of the season, but he has been nearly unusable whenever Rex Burkhead has been active. Owners should consider other alternatives in Week 12 when the Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys.

From TheHuddle

Zach Ertz Nov 18 2:53am ET

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz logged nine catches for 94 yards during the team's Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Spin: After some lean weeks Ertz has bounced back with a vengeance, posting consecutive nine-catch outings and easily leading the team with 94 receiving yards against the Pats. He's a must-start TE1 each and every week.

From TheHuddle

Carson Wentz Nov 18 2:33am ET

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 20 of 40 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Yes, the Pats might have the NFL's toughest defense. Yes, the Eagles were missing some key weapons. And yet it's hard not to lay some blame at the feet of Wentz, who has now passed for fewer than 250 yards and exactly one TD in five of his last six games. Bottom line, those aren't QB1 numbers, and it seems unlikely he'll get healthy against a rested Seahawks club in Week 12.

From TheHuddle

Anthony Miller Nov 18 2:23am ET

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller caught six passes for 54 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Spin: Six receptions were a season high for Miller, who has now topped 50 yards receiving four times in his last six games. While that qualifies as encouraging, Miller has no TDs this year and hasn't reached the 70-yard plateau. He's a fringe bench option in large leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nick Vigil Nov 18 2:23am ET

Cincinnati Bengals LB Nick Vigil finished with 12 tackles (six solo) in Week 11 versus the Oakland Raiders.

From TheHuddle