When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season involves an finish, it is traditional to really feel such as you want a break. I get it; even WE took somewhat time for some wanted R&R (concern not, although, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!). The quantity of labor and recreation planning is exponentially increased than Fantasy Soccer or different sports activities.
There may be not a lot to do aside from analysis within the low season. However identical to we are saying in coaching, it is what you do when others are usually not trying that separates you from the pack.
We’re left with quite a lot of uncooked information that must be filtered and sorted. The low season is dedicated to not solely recording and organizing that information, however grouping, decoding, and using that information to forecast and strategize for the upcoming season. Typically the easiest way to organize for the long run is to look again on the previous season and who’s returning or names/information to recollect come week 12 if you end up struggling to seek out that 174 starter.
Often, you’ve names like Spencer Lee, Shane Griffith, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Cassioppi that you just consider to carry you success. Collectively this season, they mixed for 84 Fantasy Factors (Fpts).
Properly, let me throw a pair different names at you: Codi Russell, Will Formato, Brit Wilson, and Michael McAleavey. This group totaled 185 Fpts this season.
As I say yearly, that is the wonder and frustration of Fantasy Sports activities. Typically your high performers are usually not “family names.”
Now, this yr was undoubtedly an “asterisk” sort of yr as there can be fairly a number of situations of skewing in a method or one other (see the co-Hodge announcement). In previous seasons, now we have burdened that match depend shouldn’t be at all times a figuring out consider precise or in Fantasy Wrestling success, however this yr was totally different. Some groups had been hit with COVID precautions or wrestlers really acquired COVID making an imbalance of matches wrestled between wrestlers/groups bigger than in years previous and inflicting some large names to not make the High 20 of their respective weights.
To compile these lists, we used WrestleStat Fantasy School Wrestling information. Only a reminder of how factors had been tallied in WrestleStat Leagues:
1) The scoring used was Customary Workforce Scoring throughout all competitions (+3 for a win by choice, -4 for a loss by Main, and many others)
2) Scoring solely counted towards D1 competitors
3) Wins through Forfeits (FFT) would depend as +6 in direction of a wrestler’s level whole
4) Wins or Losses by Medical Forfeit (MFF) didn’t depend as + or – in direction of a wrestler’s level whole
5) Factors had been solely amassed through the common season
Listed below are the earlier #FCW 2021 Season weight class High-20 Lists:
Just one All American makes the High-10, Clay Carlson, who took eighth place on the 2021 Nationwide Event. He finishes because the #1 Fantasy Wrestler at 141 this season, regardless of 4 losses (-13 Fpts). 5 different All Individuals made the High-20, with nationwide runner-up (Jaydin Eierman) and champion (Nick Lee) coming in at #11 and #12, respectively.
Allan Hart went from being the #25 Fantasy Wrestler at 133 in 2020 to tied for fourth in 2021. Although his bonus price was down from 2020, he drastically improved his win share in 2021 (going from 69% in 2020 to 83% in 2021). Tying Hart in factors and PPM this season, and making a second consecutive look within the 141 High-20, is Cody Trybus. The latter jumped up from #20 in 2020.
As deep and aggressive because the ACC was this yr at 141, the highest Fantasy Wrestler was Brian Courtney primarily because of his bonus-filled begin to the season (two techs and two pins). Reverse of that, Dom Demas used three straight bonus victories to assist get the #7 spot (pin, tech, and main).
Josh Edmond was the highest non-starter out of the 4 that cracked the High-20. Edmond wrestled probably the most D1 matches of the 4 non-starters, however had the bottom bonus price of the bunch (20%). Ryan Burgos had a formidable 66.7% bonus price (six of his 9 matches) however three losses (considered one of which was by Tech) prevented him from being increased.
Edinboro had two wrestlers at 141 make the High-20, each True Freshmen. And talking of True Freshmen, 5 made the High-20 (in comparison with one at 125 and 133).
Who Missed The Reduce:
Two All Individuals who didn’t make the High-20 this season had been Sebastian Rivera (#30 this season) and Dylan Duncan (#44 this season). Had Rutgers been in a position to wrestle Maryland and Rivera had been to have gotten no less than a tech, he would have been the #19 Fantasy Wrestler this season (#18 if he gained by pin).
Had it not been for an damage halfway by way of the season, Kaid Brock was on observe to interrupt into the High-20. He completed with 4 matches on the season and 15 Fpts (#31, one spot above Sebestian Rivera).
Ian Parker wrestled twelve matches this season, however sadly for Fantasy TMs, 5 of these matches had been to on-D1 competitors and thus didn’t depend for Fantasy School Wrestling level totals. He completed with just one loss by Determination and 18 Fpts.
Another notables that did not crack the High-20 embrace Dylan Duncan (#45 with 8 Fpts), Zack Trampe (#48 with 7 Fpts), and True Freshman Sam Hillegas (#50 with 7 Fpts)