Monty Phan

Lead writer focusing on high-stakes fantasy football. 2017 FFPC Main Event regular season points champion. 4-time FFPC Main Event league winner. 2018 FFPC Bare Knuckle league champ.

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My Take on High Stakes: How A 10-Year Vet and Multiple Titlist Plans to Attack the FFPC Main Event

One of the top high stakes players in the world and an FFPC specialist, Monty Phan begins his series focused on dominating the FFPC Main Event. Whether you’re a beginner hoping to cut through those first several seasons of ineptitude or a top player looking to pick the brain of a peer, Monty’s series covers the key tactical elements for taking home your league title. In the high-stakes FFPC Main Event, there’s always a date in July where owners who pay for their teams in full are then the first to get their draft position, giving them a good 4…...

Best Ball Round Table, Part 2: Our Favorite Hacks from the Roster Construction Explorer

I recently asked the gang to get together for a round table discussion looking at all of the biggest questions in best ball. I wanted to dive into the actionable intel found in the FFPC, Fanball, and DRAFT dashboards, as well as the Roster Construction Explorers for each format. Joining me today are some of the more decorated best ball players in the industry. Monty Phan and John Lapinski are veterans of the FFPC wars with 2018 Bare Knuckles and Terminator titles as two of their most recent trophies. They’re joined by Mike Beers, the best ball guru himself and 2017 Pros Vs Joes overall champion,…...

High-Stakes Best-Ball ADP: 4 Teams With Volatile Movers and What To Do About Them

Throughout the offseason, RotoViz will take snapshots of high-stakes best-ball ADP using the FFPC Exposures and ADP app. Other entries in the series include a look at February ADP and movement after NFL free agency.  We’re now about halfway between the end of the NFL Draft and the start of training camps, when any bit of information – “Sony Michel isn’t practicing in May! Buy Damien Harris!” – can send a player’s ADP one direction or the other in a hurry. High-stakes best-ball drafts are ever ongoing, so it’s worth looking at players and situations whose ADP has undergone a…...

High-Stakes Dynasty Startup Picks to Exploit and Avoid

On the heels of Cort Smith’s posts identifying the overvalued picks and standout sleepers according to Fanball (formerly MFL10s) ADP, we’re using the Dynasty ADP app to find similar trends in FFPC start-up leagues. Because, as Cort points out in his pieces, don’t love the player, love his price. This has been noted before, but because FFPC dynasty rosters allow a maximum of 18 total spots for the quarterback, running back, receiver and tight end positions, there’s not much room for deadweight. That factor, combined with entry fees that can run up to $2,500, means owners are typically focused more…...

Which Rookies are High-Stakes Drafters Targeting?

  Having the top pick in a high-stakes dynasty league is typically a double-edged sword: According to recent history, the consensus pick at the 1.01 has at times in their careers been valued as among the most coveted assets in fantasy. But, unless you traded for that pick, having it means you likely spent hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of dollars to buy into a league in which you finished last, thus “earning” you the top pick. In previous seasons, that pick (used correctly) could have given you Todd Gurley in 2015, Ezekiel Elliott in 2016, Leonard Fournette in…...

Free Agency! Blockbuster Trades! Looking at FFPC Best Ball ADP After the Waves Have Settled

This is part of a periodic look at FFPC best ball ADP using the RotoViz FFPC Best Ball App. The first in the series is here. So, in the past five weeks since we last looked at FFPC best ball ADP, Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown were traded, Le’Veon Bell found a new home and a slew of free agents signed with new teams. But other than that, of course, nothing much happened. In terms of FFPC best ball drafts, we’re here to tell you what those moves have meant, starting with the biggest:1 Beckham to the Browns When we…...

Mark Ingram to the Baltimore Ravens

With Mark Ingram’s signing in Baltimore, he escapes the massive shadow of Alvin Kamara. But what does it mean that he now shares a backfield with the game’s top running quarterback, Lamar Jackson? With what we know so far about the roughly half-season of starts from Jackson, the move seems to be a favorable one for Ingram. After making the permanent move to Jackson in Week 11 of last season, the Ravens fully committed to the run, trading Joe Flacco to Denver and then cutting Alex Collins a few weeks ago after a car crash-related arrest. Ingram now shares running…...

It’s Never Too Early to Look at FFPC Best Ball ADP

Let’s be clear: If you’re reading this, you’re likely a fantasy football junkie. Because, really, who else is looking for average draft position analysis in February? Addicts, that’s who…....

My Take on High Stakes: How A 10-Year Vet and Multiple Titlist Plans to Attack the FFPC Main Event

One of the top high stakes players in the world and an FFPC specialist, Monty Phan begins his series focused on dominating the FFPC Main Event. Whether you’re a beginner hoping to cut through those first several seasons of ineptitude or a top player looking to pick the brain of a peer, Monty’s series covers the key tactical elements for taking home your league title. In the high-stakes FFPC Main Event, there’s always a date in July where owners who pay for their teams in full are then the first to get their draft position, giving them a good 4…...

Best Ball Round Table, Part 2: Our Favorite Hacks from the Roster Construction Explorer

I recently asked the gang to get together for a round table discussion looking at all of the biggest questions in best ball. I wanted to dive into the actionable intel found in the FFPC, Fanball, and DRAFT dashboards, as well as the Roster Construction Explorers for each format. Joining me today are some of the more decorated best ball players in the industry. Monty Phan and John Lapinski are veterans of the FFPC wars with 2018 Bare Knuckles and Terminator titles as two of their most recent trophies. They’re joined by Mike Beers, the best ball guru himself and 2017 Pros Vs Joes overall champion,…...

High-Stakes Best-Ball ADP: 4 Teams With Volatile Movers and What To Do About Them

Throughout the offseason, RotoViz will take snapshots of high-stakes best-ball ADP using the FFPC Exposures and ADP app. Other entries in the series include a look at February ADP and movement after NFL free agency.  We’re now about halfway between the end of the NFL Draft and the start of training camps, when any bit of information – “Sony Michel isn’t practicing in May! Buy Damien Harris!” – can send a player’s ADP one direction or the other in a hurry. High-stakes best-ball drafts are ever ongoing, so it’s worth looking at players and situations whose ADP has undergone a…...

High-Stakes Dynasty Startup Picks to Exploit and Avoid

On the heels of Cort Smith’s posts identifying the overvalued picks and standout sleepers according to Fanball (formerly MFL10s) ADP, we’re using the Dynasty ADP app to find similar trends in FFPC start-up leagues. Because, as Cort points out in his pieces, don’t love the player, love his price. This has been noted before, but because FFPC dynasty rosters allow a maximum of 18 total spots for the quarterback, running back, receiver and tight end positions, there’s not much room for deadweight. That factor, combined with entry fees that can run up to $2,500, means owners are typically focused more…...

Which Rookies are High-Stakes Drafters Targeting?

  Having the top pick in a high-stakes dynasty league is typically a double-edged sword: According to recent history, the consensus pick at the 1.01 has at times in their careers been valued as among the most coveted assets in fantasy. But, unless you traded for that pick, having it means you likely spent hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of dollars to buy into a league in which you finished last, thus “earning” you the top pick. In previous seasons, that pick (used correctly) could have given you Todd Gurley in 2015, Ezekiel Elliott in 2016, Leonard Fournette in…...

Free Agency! Blockbuster Trades! Looking at FFPC Best Ball ADP After the Waves Have Settled

This is part of a periodic look at FFPC best ball ADP using the RotoViz FFPC Best Ball App. The first in the series is here. So, in the past five weeks since we last looked at FFPC best ball ADP, Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown were traded, Le’Veon Bell found a new home and a slew of free agents signed with new teams. But other than that, of course, nothing much happened. In terms of FFPC best ball drafts, we’re here to tell you what those moves have meant, starting with the biggest:1 Beckham to the Browns When we…...

Mark Ingram to the Baltimore Ravens

With Mark Ingram’s signing in Baltimore, he escapes the massive shadow of Alvin Kamara. But what does it mean that he now shares a backfield with the game’s top running quarterback, Lamar Jackson? With what we know so far about the roughly half-season of starts from Jackson, the move seems to be a favorable one for Ingram. After making the permanent move to Jackson in Week 11 of last season, the Ravens fully committed to the run, trading Joe Flacco to Denver and then cutting Alex Collins a few weeks ago after a car crash-related arrest. Ingram now shares running…...

It’s Never Too Early to Look at FFPC Best Ball ADP

Let’s be clear: If you’re reading this, you’re likely a fantasy football junkie. Because, really, who else is looking for average draft position analysis in February? Addicts, that’s who…....

High-Stakes Dynasty Startup Picks to Exploit and Avoid

On the heels of Cort Smith’s posts identifying the overvalued picks and standout sleepers according to Fanball (formerly MFL10s) ADP, we’re using the Dynasty ADP app to find similar trends in FFPC start-up leagues. Because, as Cort points out in his pieces, don’t love the player, love his price. This…...

Which Rookies are High-Stakes Drafters Targeting?

  Having the top pick in a high-stakes dynasty league is typically a double-edged sword: According to recent history, the consensus pick at the 1.01 has at times in their careers been valued as among the most coveted assets in fantasy. But, unless you traded for that pick, having it…...

Mark Ingram to the Baltimore Ravens

With Mark Ingram’s signing in Baltimore, he escapes the massive shadow of Alvin Kamara. But what does it mean that he now shares a backfield with the game’s top running quarterback, Lamar Jackson? With what we know so far about the roughly half-season of starts from Jackson, the move seems…...

It’s Never Too Early to Look at FFPC Best Ball ADP

Let’s be clear: If you’re reading this, you’re likely a fantasy football junkie. Because, really, who else is looking for average draft position analysis in February? Addicts, that’s who…....

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