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Regular visitors of this blog remember reading about D.C. area residents Mark Handwerger and Rob Brotzman going to Las Vegas to take part in the $5,000 buy-in World Championship of Fantasy Football. They also participated in two $1,000 auctions in Las Vegas.

Here's an e-mail update from Rob on how their teams are doing:

It was a good week for us in WCOFF. We won all three matchups, each one a nail-biter.

In the $5K auction league, we are tied for first in our division but need to improve our scoring to prevail on tie-breakers. We have Pierre Thomas back and Berrian broke out a bit on MNF, giving a little hope to a WR corps saddled with Edwards, Bowe, and Evans. We figure that those underperforming WRs have to start turning things around.

In the first $1K auction league, we stand at 3-1 behind a division-leading undefeated team. Brandon Jacobs has yet to have a standout game, so we figure he's due. Slaton has increased his scoring each week. Barber has been a drag on our RB corps, but we were happy to have him back this week.

We hung our hat on Bowe in this league, too, but sat him. Nate Washington has been coming on and looks to be a solid bargain as a No. 1 WR on a team that needs to throw a lot. We made a minimal investment on Garrard and that has been turning out fine.

In the other $1K auction league, we are tied for the division lead and have been scoring well. We were one of the top scoring teams in Week 4 despite Braylon Edwards throwing up a bagel.

With injuries to Gore and a McCoy bye week, we plugged in Jerome Harrison and that turned out extremely well. Our 3-headed TE corps of Cooley, Celek, and Heap have helped us not only at that position but at the FLEX spot. In a PPR league with a FLEX, TEs are often very good value. When we heard that Kevin Smith was going to play, we plugged him in at FLEX in Week 4, and he continues to find a way to score.

By Gene Wang  |  October 6, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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