Five weeks to go now and we‚Äôve got some stability in the top 10 overall. ¬†Team Levy is now even closer to perfection as they gained 3 points this week to bring their season total to 117. ¬†Team Levy has a perfect offense and only has to catch a pair of teams that have maxed out their GS in order to have a perfect pitching score as well. ¬†The 120 is a real possibility. ¬†There was some grumbling in the comments last week about Team Levy playing in a weak league with no competition. ¬†It can be frustrating, but the 100 LCI for All Hail Beddict Tha God technically means this is an average league. ¬†It will be a test to Rudy‚Äôs system as we finish out the season to see how a perfect score in a mediocre league compares to a great score (anything above 100) in one of the uber competitive leagues (LCI‚Äôs around 110). ¬†With teams already maxed out on GS and other dead teams (Tehol) All Hail‚Äôs LCI is likely to stay right at 100 or even fall below as other leagues catch up on GS and remain competitive. ¬†Last year‚Äôs most competitive RCL, the FCL finished with an LCI of 112. ¬†They have a 106 at the moment, which will only continue to grow. ¬†Be patient RCLers, the cream will rise to the top soon enough, but a perfect score is going to make things very, very interesting. ¬†Let‚Äôs check out the other RCL news from the week that was, Week 21:Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Another week at the top of the heap for Team Levy. ¬†Levy put a little distance between themselves and second overall this week with a gain of 7.5 points. ¬†Team Levy now sits with an impressive 114 points in their league, All Hail Beddict Tha God. ¬†A quick glance at the league standings shows that a perfect score isn’t out of the realm of possibility for Levy. ¬†With six weeks left to go, there’s only 15 runs and a tie breaking homer separating Levy from a perfect 60 in the hitting categories. ¬†On the pitching side, thanks to a studly stable of relievers, Levy has only used 118 Games Started and the two teams they are chasing in Ks and wins have used almost all their starts. ¬†Levy has a ridiculous 2.99 ERA, the closest competition there is at 3.573. ¬†That leaves plenty of wiggle room for the streaming that will be needed down the stretch to chase down those Ks and Ws. ¬†With the lack of a high LCI (thanks for showing up Tehol!) it might take a perfect score to claim the #1 spot in the Master Standings. ¬†Wouldn’t that be something? ¬†Good luck, we’ll be watching! ¬†Here’s what other excitement went on in the RCLS in the week that was, Week 20.
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A big ‚ÄúThank You‚ÄĚ to VinWins for stepping in last week, what a guy! ¬†Vin‚Äôs post are what I strive for each and every week, so I hope you enjoyed him last week, because it‚Äôs back to mediocre drivel this week! ¬†The trading deadline has now come and gone in the RCLs and it went out with a bit of a whimper. ¬†A couple of our top teams made some moves, but it wasn‚Äôt the 30 trade onslaught I was anticipating. ¬†If you weren’t able to find a dance partner, fear not. ¬†We are about to enter the silly season of fantasy baseball, where everything is needs based. ¬†Travis Jankowski won‚Äôt help you any if you‚Äôre already leading your leagues in steals and Aaron Judge is on the wire. ¬†Ditto for those teams that have used all or most of their Games Started limit. ¬†Starting pitchers should start dropping like flies in the next few weeks, making for a streamers paradise. ¬†Kudos to you if you‚Äôve paced yourself well, now good luck avoiding the Cleveland Streamer. ¬†A new overall leader emerged from the fray this week, it took having the highest league score to do it, but it shows someone from a, ‚Äúnot so competitive RCL‚ÄĚ, has shot at the title if they put up huge league numbers. ¬†With seven weeks left, expect some big changes to the overall standings as teams use up those GS or teams that have used all their GS get caught. ¬†There‚Äôs still plenty of time to make some noise, so get rowdy. ¬†But first, check out the rest of the week that was, Week 19:Please, blog, may I have some more?
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The MLB trade deadline day left some RCL teams short on closers, so teams are looking to deal. Friday at noon ET is the RCL trade deadline, so not much time to negotiate. Just remember, Saves is just one category! Ah, who am I kidding? Saves are GOLD!! Also, you may want to check out your league standings page to see who has used up all or most of their 180 starts. Maybe you can get a good deal on an ace! Of course, it can be tough to find a willing trade partner at the deadline with many owners already having checked out. I’ve been trying to acquire an ace from a team who has used all their starts, but negotiations have stalled. I can’t afford to give up too much, and the other owner doesn’t want to be underpaid. And, that’s the way it often goes. I don’t really need another ace, so I’m probably lucky he didn’t accept my offer of Charlie Blackmon. Anyway, good luck to all.
Or maybe you can make some moves to make a run at an RCL record. Here are the season leaders in each category with the record in brackets:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Frequent commenter, The Big Yabu backdoored his way into the top spot in the Master Standings this week after threatening to do so for the past several updates. ¬†This wasn‚Äôt a case of Cram It slacking off either, has he put up a very strong week himself. ¬†In fact, when looking for this week‚Äôs Team of the Week, Cram It checked in at 18th overall and Backdoor Sliders 1 came in at 29th. ¬†The TOW leaderboard was a who‚Äôs who of big names and top RCL performers this week, but more on that in a bit. ¬†The biggest difference I can see in this battle at the top of the Master Standings is the slightly higher LCI in the FCL compared to DFSers Anonymous. ¬†That LCI can really have a big impact down the stretch, but at the same time, the competition in FCL should be stronger and odds are someone will start cutting into the Slider‚Äôs lead. ¬†Interestingly, Cram It is also in the FCL and is one of the teams trying to chase down Backdoor Sliders. ¬†He could really help his own cause two-fold if he was able to even take a nibble out of the Slider‚Äôs FCL tally. ¬†It will be fun to watch these two duke it out as we head towards the finish line. ¬†Here‚Äôs what else went down in the RCLs in the week that was, Week 17.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The prospects are coming, the prospects are coming! ¬†What fun the end of week 16 brought. ¬†I, for one, was so excited that I happened to catch the news on Twitter of Manuel Margot being pulled in the 4th inning of his game that I totally whiffed on the David Dahl news. ¬†Turns out Manny Margot just had a bum foot…awesome. ¬†Now these Hippos are almost entirely Dahl-less in the RCLs. ¬†That makes me sad. ¬†As of this writing Dahl is owned in 75% of leagues and if he stays with the club through this week and makes it back to Coors still on the roster, I could see that number growing pretty quickly. ¬†Alex Bregman also got the call, but he was already stashed in most leagues. ¬†In fact, he‚Äôs only available in three leagues as of now. ¬†Those three leagues are clearly asleep at the wheel. ¬†Trea Turner is doing his thing and all his owners are happy to see he‚Äôs not getting Dusty‚Äôd…yet. ¬†With Nomar Mazara, Wilson Contreras, Tim Anderson and Max Kepler also out there making an impact, it‚Äôs been quite the season for the rookies so far. ¬†Let‚Äôs see who out there is putting these rooks to good use and what else transpired in the week that was, Week 16:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Despite it only being a three day work week for us fantasy baseballers, there‚Äôs no rest for the weary here at RCL HQ. ¬†We‚Äôre still here, crunching the numbers and cranking out standings for you all. ¬†Many of you took advantage of the time with no games to do some self-reflecting. ¬†Looking inward you identified your team‚Äôs weaknesses and set about addressing them. ¬†Like any good rehabilitation process, you‚Äôve come to terms with your team‚Äôs issues and now it‚Äôs time to fix them. ¬†After only eight trades last week there were eighteen this week. ¬†Looks like you all are gearing up for that second half run. ¬†Let‚Äôs take a look at those trades and what else happened in RCLs in the shortened week that was, week 15.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Have you seen your family today? ¬†They‚Äôve missed you. ¬†Spend the next couple days convincing them you‚Äôre in good health and that it‚Äôs fantasy baseball that has kept you away all this time, not a crazy, religious cult that demanded you move into a hut in the woods and live off wild mushrooms. ¬†We‚Äôre at the unofficial halfway point and it‚Äôs time to take a breather, reflect, regroup and get back to the grind on Friday. ¬†Maybe you can visit the Fantasy Golf section of the site and dabble in some PGA DFS for The Open. ¬†Say ‚Äúhi‚ÄĚ to Joe, he gets lonely over there from time to time. ¬†Speaking of lonely, it‚Äôs lonely at the top and that‚Äôs where Cram It remains for another week. ¬†This guy is a machine. ¬†He has now dispatched of fellow frequent commenter, MauledByPandas, who had been his closest league competition and is now fending off one of our five female readers, frequent commenter, MuneForNothing. ¬†By ‚Äúfending off‚ÄĚ I mean, keeping a healthy twelve point cushion as he steamrolls us. ¬†At this point, we‚Äôre all just his little helpers, keeping that LCI high so Crammy can stay at the top of the Master Standings‚Ä¶I feel so used. ¬†Kick back with that knitting project you left collecting dust in March and let‚Äôs check out the other RCL goings on in the week that was, Week 14.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Here we are, it‚Äôs the halfway point of the season, lucky week 13. ¬†There are 26 weeks in this fantasy season, so while the All Star Break marks the unofficial halfway point, this week is the true halfway mark. ¬†The halfway point this year looks a lot like the end of the season last year with familiar friend Cram It leading the RCL Master Standings, albeit, in a different league. ¬†A virtual tip of the cap goes out to Cram It, it‚Äôs no easy feat topping all these nut jobs and here he is doing it twice. ¬†At the official halfway point we also had our first team eclipse the 180 Games Started mark. ¬†With 182 Games Started, Calgary Cannons, take a bow. ¬†The Cannons can now go about stacking relief pitchers in search of saves (53), ratio help (4.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP), and improving that K/9 (7.9). ¬†Their 89 wins might move up to around 100 or so, but with teams like the Yapping Chihuahuas out there with 62 wins and 86 GS left, it‚Äôs not very likely to hold up. ¬†As everyone is slowly recovering from their Independence Day long weekends, let‚Äôs take a look at what else happened in the week that was, week 13:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Congratulations go out this week to the league members of Cougs R Us. ¬†We‚Äôre all Cougs R Us kids after all. ¬†I wouldn‚Äôt have guessed that it would be possible for three league members to all be inside the top 10 overall in the Master Standings, but by golly, they‚Äôve done it! ¬†Team Frost leads the way with a 101.5. ¬†Next up is Team Bromelia, who despite being behind Fatuous Jeffreys in the league standings with 95.5 points (compared to Jeffreys 97), is ahead of them by 0.3 RCL points in the Master Standings. ¬†These strong scores along with a great LCI of 104 have placed these three Cougs kids into the top 10 overall. ¬†Impressive stuff.
Five leagues currently hold the top LCI of 104. ¬†They are, in no particular order, Cougs R Us, ECFBL, FCL, Night of the Living Zombinos and the ‚ÄėPerty Perts league. ¬†I‚Äôm impressed with the ‚ÄėPerts league index. ¬†Typically the ‚ÄėPerts league has been a total pushover, full of mostly dead teams with only a few teams fighting it out ‚Äėtil the end. ¬†It‚Äôs early yet and there‚Äôs a long season of Tehol‚Äôs stats yet to be compiled (or not compiled rather) but it will be fun to see if the ‚ÄėPerts can hold on. ¬†FCL and ECFBL are no strangers to the top LCI leaderboard. ¬†These leagues finished 1-2 last year with FCL (112) dethroning a long run of ECFBL (110) holding the title of ‚ÄúMost Competitive RCL‚ÄĚ. ¬†Keep fighting the good fight everyone, keep those LCIs high. ¬†Let‚Äôs see what else what down in the RCLs in the week that was, week 12:Please, blog, may I have some more?