Just visited some friends over at Northbrook-based STATS LLC. They are a great help to my and our paper's Bears and NFL coverage.
I don't have the big bucks for this, but they are hosting in-person, high-stakes drafts at the Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.
How high are the stakes?
The National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) contests have entry fees that range from $850 to $1,500. But, the league prizes are $7,000 and grand prizes are up to $150,000.
There are some spots still available. For more information, visit or call Greg Ambrosius at 715-254-5553.
From a Bears perspective, STATS says Jay Cutler has been the 14th fantasy quarterback selected, just behind Robert Griffin III. Matt Forte is, on average, the seventh running back taken, and Robbie Gould is ninth for kickers and Brandon Marshall is seventh among wide receiver.
The Bears defense, on average, is picked sixth.