2019 - King’s Classic – Jim Brown Division – Semi-Finals Edition

Each week, we bring you the results of the Jim Brown 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!

 

Jim Brown Division

Participants

Yahoo

Brad Evans

ESPN

Mike Clay

CBS Sports

Dave Richard

FullTime Fantasy

Brad Kruse/Brian Owens

Big Guy Fantasy Sports

Bob Lung

Football Diehards

Bob Harris

RotoWire

Jim Coventry

Pro Football Focus

Jeff Ratcliffe

RotoWorld

Pat Dougherty

Guru Elite

Corey Parsons

FSWA

Andy Behrens

Fantasy Alarm

Colby Conway

RotoViz

Curtis Patrick

FantasyData

Dom Cintorino

 

Games of the Week

 

Snake Division

https://fantasy.espn.com/football/league?leagueId=5325353

In the first semifinal, Andy Behrens of Yahoo Sports toppled the top seeded Full Time Fantasy squad led by Brian Owens 160.3 to 139.7.  Behrens got 65 points from the RB spot with Miles Sanders putting up 35, and Saquon Barkley adding 30.  Drew Brees added 28 in his record setting performance.  Owens got 23 each from Davante Adams and the Vikings DEF as well as 20 from D.J. Moore, but came up short.

The second matchup saw Curtis Patrick of RotoViz beat down Dom Cintorino by a score of 158.1 to 121.  Patrick got huge production from RB Kenyan Drake with 39 points, while Tyler Lockett scored 26, and Travis Kelce adding 25 in the win.  Cintorino got 34 from waiver wire darling Breshad Perriman, 18 from Jared Goff and 15 from James Conner in the loss. 

In Week 16’s Snake League title game the sixth seed RotoViz team will take on the fifth seeded Yahoo Sports team with Behrens of Yahoo being the projected favorite 139 to 125.3.

Auction Division

https://fantasy.espn.com/football/league?leagueId=26923919

Matchup one saw Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld squeak past Colby Conway of Fantasy Alarm by a score of 135.4 to 133.4 in a tough matchup.  Daugherty got 23 a piece from Mark Ingram and Devante Parker while Deshaun Watson added 18 from the QB spot.  Conway’s team enjoyed 24 from Terry McLaurin while Carson Wentz and Todd Gurley chipped in 21 and 20 respectively. 

Matchup two had the sixth seed Bob Lung of Big Guy Fantasy Sports topping the Fantasy Exec Corey Parson of Full Time Fantasy 150.9 to 127.9.  Lung got 34 points from Breshad Perriman, as well as 23 a piece from RB Nick Chubb and QB Patrick Mahomes.  The Exec got a combined 72 from Lamar Jackson and Miles Sanders, while Tyreek Hill added 23 in the loss. 

The championship matchup will feature a four vs. six matchup as Big Guy Fantasy Sports’ Bob Lung will face Pat Daugherty from Rotoworld for the trophy!  Daugherty sits as the current projected winner 136.3 to 129.4. 

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