2019 - King’s Classic – George Blanda Division – Semi-Finals Edition

Each week, we bring you the results of the George Blanda Division in the King’s Classic Expert League! Follow the league on Twitter @KingsClassicFF

In the summer of 1963 the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League held what would be the first ever fantasy football draft.  Shortly thereafter, the Kings X bar opened in Oakland and introduced fantasy football to its patrons.  Since the opening of the Kings X in 1968, fantasy football has snowballed into the multi-billion dollar industry that has spawned a radio network, network time devoted to fantasy on all the major sports networks, numerous websites, podcasts and even a clothing line.  In 2018, the Inaugural King’s Classic took place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  The idea was a dual effort of Canton native and creator Big Guy Fantasy Sports, Bob Lung, and Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports.  Their vision was for 24 of the best and brightest minds in fantasy football to assemble at the Hall of Fame in two divisions, for two drafts.  The divisions were named for the first two picks in the inaugural GOPPPL draft, first overall pick George Blanda, who was followed by the legendary Jim Brown.  Each player participated in both a snake and auction draft, with half of the $100 entry fee going to charity.

We added four more teams in Year 2 and had our drafts on Saturday, Aug 17. Once again with Sirius Fantasy Sports Radio in attendance!

Each week, we will recap the happenings in both divisions.  You can also follow along with each league by clicking the links below.  It’s anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain, it’s going to be a wild ride!

George Blanda Division

Participants

NFL.com

Marcas Grant

Fighting Chance

Steve Rapin

4for4 

Mike Woellert

FantasyPros 

Mike Tagliere

Fantasy Sharks

Gary Davenport

Fantasy Mojo

Darren Armani

Fantasy Insiders

Chris Prince

FF Today

Doug Orth

FootballGuys

Drew Davenport

FFStatistics

Matt Williams/Addison Hayes

Rotoballers

Dennis Clausen

Legion Report

Jordan/Michael Tozzi

Fantrax

Ron Rigney

Dynasty League Football

Ryan McDowell/Eric Dickens

 

Games of the Week

 

Snake Division

https://fantasy.espn.com/football/league?leagueId=38503290

In one of the closest outcomes of the season Mike Woellert’s 4 for 4 Fantasy squad edged Ron Rigney’s Fantrax HQ team by the final score of 147.6 to 146.7.  Woellert got big production from Zeke Elliott who scored 31, while D.J. Moore added 20, and Matt Ryan tossing in 19 from the QB spot.  Rigney’s team was led by Lamar Jackson with 37, Tyler Lockett with 26 and Allen Robinson with 19 but it wasn’t enough for the win.

In a more decisive win the number one seed FF Statistics team managed by Addison Hayes and Matthew Williams defeated The Footballguys squad managed by Drew Davenport 165.4 to 149.4.  FF Stats was paced by 37 from Christian McCaffrey while Jameis Winston added 33, and tight end George Kittle chipping in 26.  Team Footballguys was led by wide outs Julio Jones and Chris Conley combining for 58 while Travis Kelce scored 25 in the loss.

In Week 16, it will come down to the third seeded, 8-5 4 for 4 Fantasy team taking on the top seeded, 11-2 FF Stats squad for the George Blanda Snake Draft Title. 

Auction Division

 https://fantasy.espn.com/football/league?leagueId=54744479

Auction league matchup number one saw the top seeded Tozzi Brothers down the FF Statistics team by a score of 149.9 to 101.4.  The Tozzi’s got a combined 53 points from wide receivers Michael Thomas and DeVante Parker, while quarterback Jared Goff chipped in 18.  FF Stats got 17 a piece from Dak Prescott and Aaron Jones, while the Buccaneers DEF added 14 in the loss.

Matchup two pitted Marcas Grant from NFL.com against Dennis Clausen’s Rotoballer team with Grant getting the win 148.5 to 129.2.  Grant got a whopping 75 points from Julio Jones and Christian McCaffrey while Kenny Stills chipped in 18.  Clausen got 23 points each from Patrick Mahomes, Mark Ingram and Tyler Higbee. 

Week 16’s title game will see the top seeded Tozzi Brothers taking on Marcas Grant for all the marbles.  Grant currently sits as the favorite according to ESPN projections 127.4 to 122.3 

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