29 January 2024

 

Black & Brew crew,

 

Conference Championship week concludes with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers being Vegas bound to compete in Super Bowl LVIII.

 

Results for the Conference Championship round have been posted to the league's standings page.

Details for each team can be found here.

 

Teams placing in the money this week are:

Rank

Team

TOTAL

1

Burnett, Bob

1855

2

LaFleur, Bryan

1722

3

Shannon, Jeffrey

1713

4

Kennedy, Dick

1656

5

Rogers, LaWayne

1652

6

Engler, Anna

1648

7

Schultz, Miles

1626

8

Laures, Elyse

1607

9

McGaffin, Graham

1596

 

Long time Black & Brew vet and regular Bob Burnett had a very solid week, getting top performances out of his QB, RB, K, and D.  His 1855 points were only 231 short of a perfect week.

 

Top performers at each position this week:

Pos

Week 3

Name

POINTS

QB

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Brock Purdy (SF)

362

RB

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Christian McCaffrey (SF)

392

WR

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Zay Flowers (BAL)

263

TE

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Travis Kelce (KC)

324

PK

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Jake Moody (SF)

140

RB

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David Montgomery (DET)

290

D

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Kansas City (KC)

315

TOTAL

2086

 

Consensus picks were unable to repeat last week's performance.  This weeks team would have finished 98th.  

Popularity

Pos

Name

Owned

Points

Pos Rank

4th

QB

Brock Purdy (SF)

38.66%

362

1st

1st

RB

Jahmyr Gibbs (DET)

59.66%

133

4th

2nd

WR

Brandon Aiyuk (SF)

58.82%

202

4th

3rd

TE

Sam LaPorta (DET)

41.18%

212

2nd

6th

PK

Justin Tucker (BAL)

31.09%

70

4th

5th

DEF

San Francisco (SF)

35.29%

-25

3rd

T-7th

FLEX

Rashee Rice (KC)

30.25%

108

12th

 

 

Total

 

1062

 

Justin Tucker makes a repeat appearance on the "most popular" list.  Last week those that played him were rewarded with the highest scoring kicker for the week.  This week saw him score the least amount of points for any kicker.  It's a difficult game!

 

The top 16 entering the final round of competition:

#

 

Team

WildCard

Divisional

Conference

Total

1

Wetz, Grant

2005

1956

1477

5438

2

↑2

Kennedy, Dick

1941

1758

1656

5355

3

↑3

Specter, Corey

1512

2144

1465

5121

4

↑16

LaFleur, Bryan

1666

1687

1722

5075

5

↑3

Rutledge, Jeremy

1681

1938

1390

5009

6

↑1

Lammers, Casey

1607

2034

1355

4996

7

↑5

Arndorfer, Mike

1739

1771

1485

4995

8

↑1

Ross, Larry

1937

1681

1373

4991

9

↓4

LaFavor, Kaleb

1589

2078

1295

4962

10

↓7

Laures, Jared

1761

1988

1209

4958

11

↑35

Burnett, Bob

1380

1709

1855

4944

12

↑8

Fernandez, Nick

1681

1680

1539

4900

13

↓11

Erkel, Marcus

2080

1760

1054

4894

14

↑3

Babinsky, Dave

1773

1657

1426

4856

15

↑9

Hoberg, John

1695

1624

1526

4845

16

↑2

Clayborne, Damon

1495

1871

1445

4811

 

Grant Wetz remains atop the heap with another top 25 finish this week, but a whole lot of people are chasing him; 43 participants enter the final week within 1000 points of the lead.

 

Some of you will be hard pressed to put a competitive lineup on the field for the final round.

Two of our younger members, Eden Schroeder and Bennett Wetz will be without the services of 11 and 10 players respectively.  Neither of them have a viable kicker to work with.  But they are not alone in that: 5 others will not be playing a kicker.

Nine of you will be without a defense.

Two of you will be playing a quarterback not named Mahomes or Purdy

Rosters for the Super Bowl can be assembled at the roster builder page.

Players previously selected by you are automatically excluded from the list for selection but please let me know if you see any issues.

 

No guarantee is being made that injured or inactive players have been removed from those lists or the roster builder.

I have removed players that are on the longer term injured reserve list, but I have done nothing else to purge any questionable or potentially inactive players from the list.  If the player scored a point this season, they are shown on the list.  I encourage everyone to check on the injury status of their desired player before selecting them.

 

Roster are due before kickoff of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday 2/11 at 5:30PM CST.  Neither roster submissions nor changes will be allowed after that point.

 

PLEASE turn in your roster before this time.  It happens every year that a roster will come in after the lock. Submissions will not be accepted after the weekend has kicked off and teams have been posted.  If you are someone who tends to forget about this sort of thing, submit one right now here.  You can change it as many times as you want between now and the freeze. Only the last submitted team before the lock will be used.

 

Once kickoff occurs, live scoring will be available at blackandbrew.net.

 

Thanks and good luck this week!

 

Ben Schroeder

"God bless fantasy football.  There are many things a man can do with his time...this is better than those thing"