I am in two leagues this year...a private one with friends and a Yahoo public one. I am in 1st place in both, but they are both very close. I also have the top point total in the one and am 2nd in the other.
I don't really have any superstar players like Manning on the teams either. I have Ahman, Wayne, Burleson, McGahee, Pittman, and Brees in both. The waiver wire is my friend. I just got Brees in one of them, so that doesn't' really count. I have Tiki and Tony G in the public league also.
Then again, I don't really count the competition to be that great in either league (no Cafe members). I get by with not leaving a bunch of points on the bench and sometimes playing the teams that get the least amount of points. But, I have also scored the most points 3 or 4 times this year...twice against the 2nd highest scorer.