Week 15 Fantasy Wrestling Preview
Welcome to the end. The final week of the fantasy wrestling regular season is here!
For some of you, the playoffs are out of reach. I’m sorry, but life doesn’t give out participation trophies. However, some people are winners and have their team in a spot to make a run at a fantasy championship.
For those of you that are still needing to lock in your playoff spot, here is an exhausted list of the guys that you should use this week to get you into the top 4.
Pat Glory (Princeton) – Columbia, Cornell
Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) – Wyoming, Air Force
Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) – Buffalo, Kent State
Luke Werner (Lock Haven) – Edinboro, Rider
Michael Colaiocco (UPenn) – Columbia, Cornell
Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) – Michigan State, Ohio State
Brandon Courtney (Arizona State) – Little Rock, Missouri
Eric Barnett (Wisconsin) – Penn State, Michigan State
Spencer Lee (Iowa) – Michigan
Jack Mueller (Virginia) – Pitt
Devin Schroder (Purdue) – Nebraska
Alex Mackall (Iowa State) – Oklahoma
Pat McKee (Minnesota) – Penn State
A few guys that I would really target this week are Werner, Colaiocco, and DeAugustino. These three guys have been having great seasons this year and are still some of the most underrated guys in fantasy at the weight class. I guarantee at least one of these guys (if not all three) are available right now in the portal.
It’s pretty obvious that you plug in guys like Glory, Lee, Picc; but, if you’re in need at 125 make sure you check out one of those three guys first.
Micky Phillippi (Pitt) – Virginia, Davidson
Chaz Tucker (Cornell) – UPenn, Princeton
Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) – Fresno State, Oklahoma State
Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) – Purdue, Indiana
Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers) – Illinois, Rider
Seth Gross (Wisconsin) – Penn State, Michigan State
Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) – Wisconsin, Minnesota
Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) – Michigan State, Ohio State
Collin Gerardi (VT) – Old Dominion, Duke
Derek Spann (Buffalo) – Central Michigan
Tim Rooney (Kent State) – Central Michigan
Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) – Cal Poly
A couple of guys I really like here are Lovett and Alvarez. Both have had very solid freshman campaigns and seem to be ramping up towards tournament time. Lovett is a beast on top (as shown by Gross and Desanto picking neutral in their matches with Lovett). Alvarez has proven to be dynamic enough on his feet to even hang with the big names in the weight.
They both have favorable matches this week and should earn you some solid points at 133.
Real Woods (Stanford) – CSU-B, Oregon State
Chad Red (Nebraska) – Purdue, Indiana
Nick Lee (Penn State) – Wisconsin, Minnesota
Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) – Edinboro, Rider
Dusty Hone (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Dresden Simon (Central Michigan) – Buffalo, Kent State
Shakur Laney (Ohio) – NIU, SD State
Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Dom Demas (Oklahoma) – Iowa State
Josh Heil (Campbell) – Chattanooga
Evan Cheek (Cleveland State) – NIU
Mitch Moore (VT) – Duke
Salvatore Profaci (American) – Bucknell
There are plenty of guys at 141 this weekend that will be in the portal for you to snag in pursuit of fantasy glory. A few names that come to mind are Simon, Laney, and Cheek. All have been solid this season and have great matchups this weekend.
This is the reason you’re reading this article. Please don’t start guys like Zach Sherman or Tariq Wilson that are in big matches (these two against each other actually), because one of them has to lose. Instead of taking the chance of your guy losing a big match, pick up a dude like Evan Cheek that is almost a lock to win this weekend.
Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Colton DiBlasi (George Mason) – Navy, Hofstra
Cole Martin (Wisconsin) – Penn State, Michigan State
Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) – CSU-B, Oregon State
Austin O’Connor (UNC) – NC State
Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Brock Mauller (Missouri) – Arizona State
Brayton Lee (Minnesota) – Penn State
Kizhan Clarke (American) – Bucknell
Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) – Cal Poly
John Millner (App State) – Citadel
Bryce Andonian (VT) – Duke
Who is heck should be the number one ranked wrestler at 149lbs this season? That has been a crazy question for months; however, us fantasy nerds don’t care about rankings. Only results.
Colton DiBlasi is probably a free agent in 99.9% of leagues and is a FANTASTIC fantasy option this week. He is 25-8 in his Senior season with a 39% bonus rate. Not Hodge numbers, but certainly good enough to get your fantasy team into the big dance.
Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) – Michigan State, Ohio State
Quincy Monday (Princeton) – Columbia, Cornell
Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) – Lock Haven, Rutgers
Anthony Artalona (UPenn) – Columbia, Cornell
Zac Carson (Ohio) – NIU, SD State
Jared Franek (ND State) – Utah Valley, Fresno State
Taleb Rahmani (Pitt) – Virginia, Davidson
Hayden Hidlay (NC State) – UNC
David Carr (Iowa State) – Oklahoma
Kaleb Young (Iowa) – Michigan
BC LaPrade (VT) – Duke
Matthew Zovistoski (App State) – Citadel
Most of the guys listed above might be available. Guys like Franek and Carson having two favorable matchups are a better option for your team than holding on to Kaleb Young that is a sure win, but allergic to bonus points. Do yourself a favor, pick up the dudes that look good THIS WEEK and not a highly ranked guy.
Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) – Wisconsin, Minnesota
Shane Griffith (Stanford) – CSU-B, Oregon State
Isaiah White (Nebraska) – Purdue, Indiana
Josh Shields (Arizona State) – Little Rock, Missouri
Evan Wick (Wisconsin) – Penn State, Michigan State
Tanner Skidgel (Navy) – George Mason, Duke
Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Jake Wentzel (Pitt) – Virginia, Davidson
Andrew Fogarty (ND State) – Utah Valley, Fresno State
Zach Hartman (Bucknell) – Binghamton, American
Dan Braunagel (Illinois) – Rutgers, Maryland
Alex Marinelli (Iowa) – Michigan
David McFadden (VT) – Duke
Ethan Smith (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Quentin Perez (Campbell) – Chattanooga
Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) – Columbia
There is a guy at 165 right now that you need to add if you don’t have a stud. His name is Travis Wittlake. He is 22-1 as a freshman for the OSU Cowboys. His only loss on the season came to #3 Shane Griffith in a tight one. While Wittlake isn’t a bonus machine YET, he is a winning machine. Stick with him. You won’t be sorry.
Mark Hall (Penn State) – Wisconsin, Minnesota
Anthony Valencia (Arizona State) – Little Rock, Missouri
Joe Smith (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) – Lock Haven, Davidson
Joey Gunther (Illinois) – Rutgers, Maryland
Dean Sherry (Rider) – Lock Haven, Rutgers
Michael Kemerer (Iowa) – Michigan
Kaleb Romero (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) – ND State
Neal Richards (VMI) – Bloomsburg
Andrew McNally (Kent State) – Central Michigan
Jacob Oliver of Edinboro is my hot pick up of the week at 174lbs. Oliver is 19-4 in his Sophomore season with a bonus rate of 39%. While his stats won’t turn many heads, he has been quietly putting together a good resume and should get you a few wins this weekend to put towards your team score.
Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) – Little Rock, Missouri
Nino Bonaccorsi (Pitt) – Virginia, Davidson
Aaron Brooks (Penn State) – Wisconsin, Minnesota
Taylor Venz (Nebraska) – Purdue, Indiana
Cam Caffey (Michigan State) – Northwestern, Wisconsin
Anthony Montalvo (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Zach Carlson (SD State) – West Virginia, Ohio
Billy Janzer (Rutgers) – Illinois, Rutgers
Hunter Bolen (VT) – Duke
Trent Hidlay (NC State) – UNC
Louie DePrez (Binghamton) – Bucknell
Abe Assad (Iowa) – Michigan
Rocky Jordan (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Tanner Harvey (American) – Bucknell
Take your pick here. Guys like Caffey and Montalvo are most likely out there for you to pick up, you just need to see which matchups you feel most comfortable with and shoot your shot.
Nathan Traxler (Stanford) – CSU-B, Oregon State
Pat Brucki (Princeton) – Columbia, Cornell
Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State) – Air Force, Wyoming
Ethan Laird (Rider) – Lock Haven, Rutgers
Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) – Northern Colorado, Air Force
Kollin Moore (Ohio State) – Northwestern
Noah Adams (West Virginia) – SD State
Jacob Warner (Iowa) – Michigan
Jay Aiello (Virginia) – Pitt
Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) – Iowa State
My man Nathan Traxler is looking good this week with some great potential matchups and bonus points. There are not a lot of potential portal guys here, but you might get lucky and find one of the above.
Matt Stencel (Central Michigan) – Buffalo, Kent State
Demetrious Thomas (Pitt) – Virginia, Davidson
Trent Hillger (Wisconsin) – Penn State, Michigan State
Tanner Hall (Arizona State) – Little Rock, Missouri
Josh Hokit (Fresno State) – Wyoming, ND State
John Birchmeier (Navy) – George Mason, Duke
Gable Steveson (Minnesota) – Penn State
Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) – ND State
Gary Traub (Ohio State) – Northwestern
John Borst (VT) – Duke
Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State) – Oklahoma
Cary Miller (App State) – Citadel
Jere Heino (Campbell) – Chattanooga
Pinnin’ Matt Stencel is looking like the best option at heavy weight this week, but that doesn’t mean that there are several great options.
One guy that has incredible matchups is John Birchmeier of Navy. Any time you see that a guy is wrestling George Mason and Duke in the season fantasy week, you pick them up.
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