Pros vs. Joes FFPC Challenge Update

Oct 23, 2009

The 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championships, ( “ Pros vs. Joes Draft Challenge” is one of the premier fantasy football contests in the country.  With the help ofFantasyMojo. Com , The FFPC has created the ultimate showdown, pitting a contingent of the industry’s most reputable experts – the “Pros” – against some of the most accomplished high-stakes fantasy footballers – the “Joes.”

The contest is comprised of 72 teams – half Pros and half Joes.  Teams were broken down into 6 separate 12-team leagues, with each league holding its own draft.  Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, but the overall winner is the team with the highest point total among all 72 contestants.  Along with all sorts of cash prizes, fantasy football website subscriptions, and free 2010 league entries, that team wins the biggest prize of them all – bragging rights!

Through 6 weeks of action, the Pros have a decided advantage.  Of the 6 leagues, 4 are being led by a Pro.  And it’s a Pro who holds the overall lead.  Sorry Joe!

That would be Lester’s Legends, managed by Ryan Lester.  Coming off a huge 217-point week, he’s leading the way with 1,106 total points after 6 weeks.  Lester’s Legends is led by QB Matt Schaub, RBs Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, WRs Roddy White and Donald Driver, and TE Heath Miller.  Plus, RBs Pierre Thomas and Laurence Maroney are waiting in the wings.

Sitting just behind Lester’s Legends is another Pro, Fantasy Football Oasis, with 1,084 total points.  After a rough Week 1 performance, Oasis has been consistently posting excellent performances.   QB Peyton Manning, RB Ray Rice, WR Andre Johnson, and TE Owen Daniels have a lot to do with that.   Owning RB Rashard Mendenhall and his new starting job doesn’t hurt either.

In 3rd place overall we find our first Joe.  It’s Just Russ, led by QB Tom Brady, RBs Steve Slaton and Thomas Jones, WR Chad Ochocinco, and TE Heath Miller.  It’s a well-balanced team that also includes explosive players like RB DeAngelo Williams and WR Santana Moss.

While another Pro (Red vs. Blue Sports Talk Radio) sits in 4th place, the overall top-10 is split evenly, with 5 Pros and 5 Joes.  Here it is:

1. Lester’s Legends (Pro)                                  1105.85

2. Fantasy Football Oasis (Pro)                        1083.90

3. Just Russ (Joe)                                                1055.90

4. Red vs Blue Sports Talk Radio (Pro)           1054.10

5. Baker Boy (Joe)                                              1045.10

6. AzRich (Joe)                                                    1033.55

7. Ultimate FF Strategy (Pro)                        1027.95

8. Syracuse Slappers (Joe)                                1018.75

9. Fantasy Football Calculator (Pro)               1018.40

10. Novacane (Joe)                                            1018.05                               

With 11 weeks still left in the contest, there’s still plenty of time for teams to make their move to the top of the leader board.  And there’s plenty of trash talk going on over at the FFPC message board.  Head on over right now to check out the banter, all the rosters, and the complete leader board!

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