I hope everyone had a great long weekend and you’re all freshened up for the final four weeks. I’m just barely recovered from a weekend of Fantasy Football drafts. These are teams that will be mostly ignored for the first 4 weeks of the season until baseball is over. That’s why I went ahead and drafted Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell and Josh Gordon on every team. See, I’m a thinker! This is where things get a little crazy for those that are two sport fantasy stars. Some RCL teams that were hanging on by a thread could be completely forgotten as owners turn their longing eyes to Fantasy Baseball’s more popular, but I think, less skillful cousin. I maintain the opinion that my grandmother could sit down with a random set of rankings and draft a Fantasy Football team that could win a championship. I’ve seen teams that drafted 3 kickers take down a league championship before. That’s not to say I don’t love it, I really do, but baseball has a much bigger place in my heart. It takes a special type of sadist to login everyday for 26 straight weeks, set a roster, make appropriate add/drops and not lose interest by May though. If you’re reading this, you’re clearly one of those sadist, and I applaud you. Let’s finish strong and then get back to those football teams we’ve been ignoring and beat the snot out of grandmama and the dude with three kickers, shall we? But first, let’s take a look at what happened in the RCLs in the week that was, week 22:
Each week we’ll peek in at our resident ‘perts & other industry names to see who is laying claim to best “expert” RCLer in the land. We’ll take notes, check the standings and generally stalk them. Click the heading above to check out the ‘Perts League home page and follow along.
Despite losing 1.5 points this week, J-FOH maintained his first place position in the ‘Perts League. Things are really gearing up for a fun finish though, and I can’t wait to watch this league unfold down the stretch. What was a 0.5 point lead on Team McLeod is now a 2.5 point lead as Team McLeod lost 3.5 points this week, the second most of any team. Don’t look now, but gaining those 3.5 points was Mr. Fantasy Master Lothario himself, Grey Albright. Grey passed Big Magoo and is only 1.5 points out of 2nd place and just 4 points behind J-FOH. Think any trash talking rights are on the line?
Don’t count out Prospector Ralph just yet either. With minor league updates in the rear view (I saved a rib for ya Ralph!), he’ll have plenty of time to join in the ‘Perts League race. Ralph was in contention for TOW honors this week and in doing so gained the most points in the league with 6.5. That put some distance between him and 6th place (JB), but there’s still 6.5 points to go to catch Big Magoo.
For those too lazy to check the MASTER STANDINGS, I present to you, the current top 10
|RK||TEAM||LEAGUE||RCL PTS||LG PTS||LG INDEX||MASTER PTS|
|1||Team Levy||All Hail Beddict Tha God||116.6||119||100||114.8|
|2||Cram It||DFSers Anonymous||110.9||108||105||105|
|3||Backdoor Sliders 1||FCL||109.6||105||106||104.8|
|6||Team Lion||South Side Titans||105.4||105||101||104.3|
|7||ExtremeMakeover Ploop Edition||Great Knocks||105.2||104||101||104.6|
|8||Fatuous Jeffreys||Cougs R Us||103.5||99.5||105||99.6|
|9||Team Son||Straight BESTBUY Homie||103.2||107.5||100||99.6|
|10||Samuel Colt Debate Team||DFSers Anonymous||102.8||98.5||105||98.9|
Team Levy gained 2 more points this week, bringing their league total to 119. It’s only a matter of when, not if they hit the perfect 120. But, those 2 points only translated to 1 point in the Master Standings, so they seem to be about capped there.
Cram It gained 4 points this week, which translated to about 3 points in the Master Standings as he took over 2nd place, 6 points behind Team Levy. Cram’s going to have to pull double duty and hope that DFSers Anonymous can pull that LCI up for him.
The rest of the top 10 is all familiar faces, except for that ever changing 10th position. This week it’s Samuel Colt Debate Team’s turn in the 10th spot. MauledByPanda’s squad gained 2.5 points this week in DFSers Anonymous as he continues his tireless task of chasing down Cram.
The best of the best from the week that was.
R – 64 – Nine Pound Hammer (ECFBL)
HR –23 – Marte Parte (The Heat Is On)
RBIs – 73 – Vin Reich (Riverboat Fantasy)
AVG – .368 – Team james (Enemies of Beddict)
K – 115 – Vin Lose or Draw (The Viz vs. The Commenters)
W – 11 – Random Druncs (Summer of 69)
ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 1.29 – The BallBusters (The Greatest) (in 49 IP)
WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.75 – I Was Saying Booher (Hey Ladies! Get Funky) (in 57 IP)
There was no record-breaking performances this week, but plenty of familiar faces. MauledByPandas gets his second mention of the post with his ECFBL team taking down the Run category this week. Vin Wins makes an appearance four times, taking RBIs, Ks, Saves and being part of the five team cluster for Steals. Finally, it’s Royce! that leads the RCLs in WHIP this week. Congrats fellas!
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Our weekly shout out to the team that killed it the previous week.
Team: Team harris
League: The Third Greatest
Stats: H/AB: 95/310, AVG: .307, R: 61, HR: 22, RBI: 59, SB: 10
IP: 96, ERA: 3.28, WHIP: 1.36, K: 98, W: 9, SV: 6
Summary: Team harris is no stranger to the weekly leaderboards, yet this is the first time they’ve put it all together for TOW honors. There was stiff competition this week, with a few of VinWins’ teams in the mix along with a couple of Ralph’s and even Grey’s team right there. Team harris is currently running away with The Third Greatest and with weeks like this, it’s easy to see why. Team harris owns a 55/60 in the hitting categories and leads the league in saves by a healthy margin and should lead in wins before long as well. It’s been a great year for Team harris, who pushed up to 32 overall this week. With the 100 LCI in The Third Greatest, it will be tough sledding to move up much more, but I’m sure harris will finish strong.
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