- One (1) Entry into the 2019 Fantasy Football World Championship – Learn More (valued $1,795)
- Two (2) night stay at a Las Vegas Hotel (to be determined) (valued up to $500)
- Two (2) Roundtrip tickets to Las Vegas from anywhere in the continental United States (valued up to $800)
Laurence Curtis took advantage of ScoutFantasySports’ FREE BestBall World Championships and is having fun seeing 22 teams in the top 100 and 4 in the top 20! We decided to ask him a few questions.
Scout Fantasy Sports: How did you hear about the contest? What do you like about the format? Why did you enter and how many teams did you enter?
Laurence Curtis: I didn’t know about the contest until I joined ScoutFantasySports.com. I believe that I received an email from ScoutFantasySports talking about their website. I knew of Shawn Childs from Fantasy Baseball. I had read some of his write ups, which he offered for free and liked his style. It impressed me that he was willing to share his knowledge. Also, I watched a video with Dr. Roto…What he said made sense to me. I ended up joining the website. I liked that baseball is also covered for the entire season.
Once I joined the website I started looking around and found the free contest. It seemed like a good way to practice for some of my other paid drafts and you could enter more than one team. Drafting a team took less than 5 minutes and was easy. I liked drafting against the computer because it made me think. In addition, being retired, my wife doesn’t feel Fantasy sports is a necessity so “FREE” really appealed to me. I think that I ended up with a little over 500 teams. So far I like the results as I have 22 teams in the top 100, but injuries can change that real quick and there is a lot of time left.
Editor’s Note: The BestBall World Championships is a 17-week contest. Click HERE to read up on all the rules.
Scout Fantasy Sports: What was your general strategy as each draft unfolded? Discuss your roster construction (number of quarterbacks, kickers, defenses).
Laurence Curtis: Because you are drafting against the computer, not all of the players I wanted were available all the time, so I had to look for other players to construct a balanced team. The computer seemed to change picks from day-to-day, maybe because of changes in player’s Average Draft Position (ADP). That is my guess. Generally, I went with 2 QB, 2 TE, 1 kicker and 1 defense. The number of RB and WR varied based on the quality I assigned to them or sometimes to handcuff players.
Scout Fantasy Sports: Which team are you most excited about and why?
Laurence Curtis: This is a hard question since I have several teams that I am excited about. I will pick the team named Dog365. They are currently in 42nd place overall.
I drafted Cooper Kupp and Corey Davis on that team so I was glad they both had great games last week and hope it continues. After a goose egg in Week 1, Calvin Ridley has kicked it up. Tarik Cohen had a good game last week and I think Chicago will continue to get him more involved as the season progresses. The quarterbacks are Pat Mahomes and Matt Ryan. Each are having incredible seasons. I also drafted Julian Edelman, who has been out for the first four games, so I should have him the rest of the season (barring an injury). Other wide receivers I landed are Golden Tate and Adam Thielen. Melvin Gordon is my main RB. I have Joe Mixon, who is currently out but on the mend, however, I handcuffed him with Gio Bernard. I went a little against the grain and picked up one TE, so I am crossing my fingers that Trey Burton stays healthy.
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