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    FCW's Week 10 Fantasy Outlook (1/7-1/9)

    2021 MatMen Open champion Josh Heil (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    It's kinda starting to happen again and I don't like any part of it.

    The past few days have seen several teams have to cancel and/or postpone duals scheduled for this weekend. Chances are, this Outlook will be outdated in the next few hours as more and more schools cancel their duals and we, the fans, will be left having to do house projects this weekend instead.

    Whether you are on one side or the other of the Covid situation, the powers that be will most likely still continue to cancel your regularly scheduled programming and put yet another National Wrestling Tournament in jeopardy. We could chance it and try to continue on with the regular season as is, with cancellation after cancellation popping up every few days. Or, the NCAA can take a nationwide "pause."

    Think about it. What two sports drive basically ALL the rules and regulations in NCAAs? That's right, Football and Basketball. Why? Because they are the money makers.

    The NCAA is going to do whatever it takes to keep March Madness alive and, to me, the best option is to put a nationwide athletics pause. After the College Football Championship game, of course. It will be framed as a precaution for "all athletics," but it is really to protect one of the favorite kids in the NCAA family (and to protect their wallets too).

    Taking a pause (two to four weeks) could potentially let the new wave pass by, allow for a couple weeks of competition to get "back up to speed," and head right into the postseason. It's risky, but I think that is what's going to happen. More importantly for the NCAA, it still allows for March Madness ($$$).

    I should note that I am not a doctor (just a son of one), and maybe the "pause" holds no medical merit. Just one schmuck's opinion.

    It does pose an interesting question in season makeup, the future of bracketed tournaments, and really how the sport will change in the next few seasons. That will be a better topic for next week… after a few more duals are canceled.

    On to week 10.

    This week is going to be risky, as well as the next few weeks too. Any school at any time could cancel their scheduled competition, so make sure you're staying on top of the news and notifications (set those alerts to @FantasyD1Wrestl) so you can change your lineup quickly.

    We have one main tournament going down this week in Lancaster, PA, at the F&M Open on Friday, January 7th. Almost all entrants at this time are D1 wrestlers, so points a-plenty could be had, if you choose wisely.

    Got a question? Got a Recommendation? Let me know and message me @FantasyD1wrestl.

    Wrestlers I Like This Week

    Wrestler (School)- competition for the week [Proj Score]

    *organized by tournament name first, then by school name*


    Braxton Brown (Maryland)- F&M Open

    Jacob Allen (Navy)- F&M Open

    Cooper Flynn (Virginia Tech)- F&M Open

    Brody Teske (UNI)- Vs South Dakota State, Vs Wyoming (@SDSU) [+8]

    Drew Hildebrandt (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+7]

    Eric Barnett (Wisconsin)- Vs Northwestern, Vs Rutgers [+7]

    Anthony Molton (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+6]

    Joey Fischer (Clarion)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Joe Manchio (Columbia)- Vs Long Island [+4]

    Vito Arujau (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+4]

    Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Tristan Daughtery (Buffalo)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+3]

    Jake Ferri (Kent State)- Vs Cleveland State [+3]

    Malik Heinselman (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+3]


    Jared Van Vleet (Air Force)- F&M Open

    Joshua Koderhandt (Navy)- F&M Open

    Kurt Phipps (Bucknell)- Vs Hofstra, Vs Long Island (@HOF) [+8]

    Austin DeSanto (Iowa)- Vs Minnesota, Vs Purdue [+8]

    Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+8]

    Kai Orine (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+6]

    Chris Cannon (Northwestern)- @ Wisconsin, @ Minnesota [+6]

    Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+6]

    Derek Spann (Buffalo)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+5]

    Daton Fix (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+5]

    Angelo Rini (Columbia)- Vs Long Island [+4]

    Rayvon Foley (Michigan State)- Vs Ohio State [+4]


    Kizhan Clarke (North Carolina)- F&M Open

    Lachlan McNeil (North Carolina)- F&M Open

    Zach Redding (Iowa State)- F&M Open

    Jaydin Eierman (Iowa)- Vs Minnesota, Vs Purdue [+10]

    Shannon Hanna (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+8]

    Nick Lee (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+8]

    Sebastian Rivera (Rutgers)- Vs Indiana, @ Wisconsin [+8]

    Darren Miller (Bucknell)- Vs Hofstra, Vs Long Island (@HOF) [+7]

    Ryan Jack (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+7]

    Domenic Zaccone (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+7]

    Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)- Vs UNI, Vs Wyoming [+6]

    Chad Red (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+4]

    Carter Young (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+3]


    PJ Ogunsanya (Army)- F&M Open

    Cam Robinson (Iowa State)- F&M Open

    Jarod Verkleeren (Virginia)- F&M Open

    Josh Heil (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+10]

    Tariq Wilson (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+8]

    Bryce Andonian (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+8]

    Beau Bartlett (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+7]

    Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+5]

    Brent Moore (Clarion)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Matt Kazimir (Columbia)- Vs Long Island [+4]

    Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+4]

    Sammy Sasso (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+4]

    Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    John Arceri (Buffalo)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+3]


    Nathan Lukez (Army)- F&M Open

    Andrew Cerniglia (Navy)- F&M Open

    Jake Keating (Virginia)- F&M Open

    AJ Kovacs (NC State)- F&M Open

    Matthew Dallara (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+8]

    Josh Humphreys (Lehigh)- Vs Binghamton, Vs Cornell [+7]

    Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)- @ Wisconsin, @ Minnesota [+7]

    Robert Kainnard (Rutgers)- Vs Indiana, @ Wisconsin [+7]

    Connor Brady (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+7]

    Jacob Wright (Wyoming)- Vs UNI, Vs South Dakota State (@SDSU) [+7]

    Kolby Ho (Clarion)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Chase Saldate (Michigan State)-Vs Ohio State [+4]

    Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Michael Petite (Buffalo)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+3]


    Dalton Harkins (Army)- F&M Open

    Zach Hartman (Bucknell)- Vs Hofstra, Vs Long Island (@HOF) [+9]

    Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)- Vs Northwestern, Vs Rutgers [+9]

    Alex Marinelli (Iowa)- Vs Minnesota, Vs Purdue [+8]

    Tanner Cook (South Dakota State)- Vs UNI, Vs Wyoming [+7]

    Peyton Hall (West Virginia)- Vs Binghamton, Vs Virginia Tech (@VT) [+7]

    Troy Nation (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+6]

    Tommy Bullard (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+6]

    Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia)- Vs Long Island [+4]

    Carson Kharchla (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+4]

    Travis Wittlake (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Julian Ramirez (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+3]

    Bubba Wilson (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+3]


    Alex Faison (NC State)- F&M Open

    Justin Phillips (Virginia)- F&M Open

    Hayden Hidlay (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+10]

    Austin Murphy (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+9]

    Carter Starocci (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+9]

    Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+8]

    Andrew McNally (Wisconsin)- Vs Northwestern, Vs Rutgers [+7]

    Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)- Vs UNI, Vs Wyoming [+6]

    Michael Labriola (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+4]

    Ethan Smith (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+4]

    Dustin Plott (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Chris Foca (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+3]


    Ethan Ducca (Edinboro)- F&M Open

    Caleb Hopkins (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+9]

    Trent Hidlay (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+8]

    Aaron Brooks (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+8]

    Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+8]

    Parker Keckeisen (UNI)- Vs South Dakota State, Vs Wyoming (@SDSU) [+7]

    Abe Assad (Iowa)- Vs Minnesota, Vs Purdue [+6]

    John Poznanski (Rutgers)- Vs Indiana, @ Wisconsin [+6]

    Jonathan Loew (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+4]

    Charles Small (Hofstra)- Vs Bucknell [+4]

    Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Taylor Venz (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+3]

    Kaleb Romero (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+3]


    Max Shaw (North Carolina)- F&M Open

    Lou DePrez (Binghamton)- @ Lehigh, Vs Virginia Tech, Vs West Virginia (@VT) [+11]

    Levi Hopkins (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+9]

    Jacob Warner (Iowa)- Vs Minnesota, Vs Purdue [+8]

    Greg Bulsak (Rutgers)- Vs Indiana, @ Wisconsin [+7]

    Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming)- Vs UNI, Vs South Dakota State (@SDSU) [+7]

    Max Dean (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+6]

    AJ Ferrari (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+5]

    Will Feldkamp (Clarion)- Vs SIU-Edwardsville [+4]

    Jacob Cardenas (Cornell)- @ Lehigh [+3]

    Ben Smith (Cleveland State)- @ Kent State [+3]

    Trey Rogers (Hofstra)- Vs Bucknell [+3]


    Wyatt Hendrickson (Air Force)- F&M Open

    Issac Reid (Lock Haven)- F&M Open

    Ryan Catka (Navy)- F&M Open

    Quinn Miller (Virginia)- F&M Open

    Taye Ghadiali (Campbell)- Vs Bellarmine, Vs Presbyterian (@PC) [+9]

    Gable Steveson (Minnesota)- @ Iowa, Vs Northwestern [+9]

    Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)- @ Maryland, Vs Indiana [+8]

    Tyrie Houghton (NC State)- @ Princeton @ Rider [+6]

    Colton McKiernan (SIU-Edwardsville)- @ Buffalo [+6]

    Nathan Traxler (Virginia Tech)- Vs Binghamton, Vs West Virginia [+6]

    Trent Hillger (Wisconsin)- Vs Northwestern, Vs Rutgers [+6]

    Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra)-Vs Bucknell [+4]

    Luke Surber (Oklahoma State)- @ Little Rock [+4]

    Tate Orndorff (Ohio State)- @ Michigan State [+3]

    Christian Lance (Nebraska)- Vs Purdue [+3]

    Think I missed someone? Disagree with someone on the list or their projection? Want to know our thoughts on a matchup? Let me know!

    Win the week!

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