The Top 33 Overall Fantasy Wrestlers for the 2021 Season


Tanner Sloan on the 2020 Huge 12 Championships (Picture/Cam Kramer)

When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season involves an finish, it is ordinary to really feel such as you want a break. I get it; even WE took a bit of time for some wanted R&R (worry not, although, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!). The quantity of labor and recreation planning is exponentially larger than Fantasy Soccer or different sports activities.

There’s not a lot to do aside from analysis within the low season. However similar 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 a number of uncooked knowledge that must be filtered and sorted. The low season is dedicated to not solely recording and organizing that knowledge, however grouping, deciphering, and using that knowledge to forecast and strategize for the upcoming season. Generally one of the simplest ways to organize for the long run is to look again on the previous season and who’s returning or names/knowledge to recollect come week 12 when you’re struggling to search out that 174 starter.

Often, you’ve got names like Spencer Lee, Shane Griffith, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Cassioppi that you simply consider to convey 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. Generally your prime performers are usually not “family names.”

Now, this 12 months was positively an “asterisk” kind of 12 months as there can be fairly a number of cases of skewing in a technique or one other (see the co-Hodge announcement). In previous seasons, now we have careworn that match depend will not be all the time a figuring out consider precise or in Fantasy Wrestling success, however this 12 months was totally different. Some groups had been hit with COVID precautions or wrestlers truly acquired COVID making an imbalance of matches wrestled between wrestlers/groups bigger than in years previous and inflicting some massive names to not make the High 20 of their respective weights.

To compile these lists, we used WrestleStat Fantasy School Wrestling knowledge. Only a reminder of how factors had been tallied in WrestleStat Leagues:

1) The scoring used was Normal Staff Scoring throughout all competitions (+3 for a win by resolution, -4 for a loss by Main, and so forth)

2) Scoring solely counted towards D1 competitors

3) Wins through Forfeits (FFT) would depend as +6 in direction of a wrestler’s level complete

4) Wins or Losses by Medical Forfeit (MFF) didn’t depend as + or – in direction of a wrestler’s level complete

5) Factors had been solely amassed in the course of the common season

Listed here are the earlier #FCW 2021 Season weight class High-20 Lists:

125: Codi Russell (Appalachian State)

133: Daton Repair (Oklahoma State)

141: Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)

149: Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma State)

157: Jacob Wright (Wyoming)

165: Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State)

174: Demetrius Romero (Utah Valley)

184: Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois)

197: Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State)

285: Michael McAleavey (The Citadel)


Each weight has a Fantasy Wrestler consultant aside from 133. Jacob Wright is the one wrestler from 157 to interrupt into the High-33 General, whereas the 141 and 165 weight courses tie for essentially the most (5 every).

In case you have been following alongside, then it will not be a shock that Appalachian State had essentially the most wrestlers within the High-33 with 5, Oklahoma State had the second most with 4, and Missouri after that for third with three.

Groups that made the High-10 in factors on the NCAA Event however didn’t have a wrestler make the High-33 embrace Iowa, Penn State, Michigan, NC State, and Northwestern. Add to that Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and a number of other others and you’ll see why we referred to as this an “asterisk” 12 months.

All wrestlers that made the High-33 had been starters for his or her respective groups and their Convention Tournaments.

Three different wrestlers had 35 Fpts however a barely decrease PPM and thus missed the High-33. Tanner Skidgel and Zach Brown each with a PPM of three.5 and Noah Adams with a 2.9 PPM.


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