We now have two weeks to go and a new contender has made a push.  Team Levy slipped back down to 119 points this week and Team Lion of South Side Titans gained two points, bringing their league total to 112.  The South Side Titans somehow holds an LCI of 101.  I say somehow since, you may recall, this was the league where Cody Allen was drafted 4th overall…right.  It appears to be a battle of the higher scoring teams in less competitive leagues right now.  The next three teams in the standings have all scored between 104-105 points in their respective leagues and all three leagues have a very high LCI of 106.  These three teams all sit 6-7 RCL Points behind Team Levy though.  It’s a bit of a bummer that the RCL Point formula doesn’t make this race a little tighter right now.  Having played in several of the higher LCI leagues over the years I have a bias towards those leagues.  I thought the formulas for this year was pretty solid and I suppose if it takes a perfect score in a below average league to win, that says something.  Still, a 108 or 109 in a high index league should be more in the mix.  I’m rooting for one of those to take that next leap these last two weeks.  Here’s what else took place in the week that was, week 24.

‘PERTY ‘PERTS

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.

J-FOH padded his lead a bit this week, adding 3 points (the most of any team) and bringing his league total to 92.5 with two weeks to go.  J-FOH only held a 0.5 lead last week, but now sits 4.5 points up on his nearest competitor.  That nearest competitor is now Big Magoo.  Magoo gained another point this week and passed Team McLeod who dropped 2 points.  In turn, Mr. Albright gained 2 points himself and now sits in a dead heat with Team McLeod with 87 points, just one point behind Mr. Magoo.  The race for the league championship is really heating up.  It will be a lot of fun to see if J-FOH’s 4.5 point cushion will be enough to outlast these sharks.

TOP 10

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 115.3 119 99 114
2 Team Lion South Side Titans 111.3 112 101 108.8
3 Backdoor Sliders 1 FCL 109.7 105 106 104.1
4 Fatuous Jeffreys Cougs R Us 109.5 105.5 106 104
5 Cram It DFSers Anonymous 108.5 104 106 103.5
6 Big Magoo Razzballero1 107.6 108 101 105.5
7 T 1000 RCL 1000 107.1 106.5 101 106.5
8 Hoboken Squat Cobblers Diickin Around 106.6 104 102 106.2
9 Rock Ridge Express Riverboat Fantasy 105.5 103 103 104.2
10 Mordecai Brown Baggers Oscar`s Gambling on this League 105.1 101.5 104 102.7

T1000 and Rock Ridge Express make their way back into the top 10 this week as Simply Fred and Guy Montag slip out.

It was a rough week for Cram It.  Cram lost 5 points in DFSers Anonymous and slipped from 2nd in the Master Standings to 5th.

Fatuous Jeffreys made a jump up from 6th to 4th thanks to a 3 point gain in Cougs R Us.  Team Bromelia and Team Frost are keeping Cougs R Us strong with both sitting in the top 20 overall (17th and 20th respectively).

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 69 – Vin Spins (Saskatchewan)

HR –29 – Hoboken Squat Cobblers (Diickin Around)

RBIs – 68 – The Cheap Seats (That’ll do Puig)

SB – 17 – Sano to Drugs (Grey haired sack o balls)

AVG – .344 – Grand Salami Time (Sultans of Swat)

K – 160 – Vin and Angela (Center Field)

W – 13 – Vin and Angela (Center Field) & Vintage Ross (Trout Mask Replica)

SV –  13 – The People’s Champ (High Heat)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 1.20 – Mickey’s Maulerz (Dropped Third Strike) (in 52.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.67 – Team Rogers (Prospecter Ralph’s Cavern) (in 53.2 IP)

Two records fell this week.  Hoboken Squat Cobblers makes yet another appearance on the weekly leaderboard, this time in the power department.  The Cobblers clobbered 29 HRs this week, passing the four teams who had been tied with 28th HRs.

Vin is among the teams streaming their butts off these final few weeks in an attempt to not leave any pitching counting stats on the table.  In doing so, Vin bested the strikeout record by a whopping 28 Ks!  To boot, Vin also had two teams tie the weekly Wins record held by the Calgary Cannons.  More on Vin in a bit.

Shout out to Teddy Heater for the big saves week, nice work my man!

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Our weekly shout out to the team that killed it the previous week.

 

Team: Vin and Angela

League: Center Field

Stats:   H/AB: 113/353, AVG: .320, R: 60, HR: 23, RBI: 55, SB: 11

IP: 180.1, ERA: 5.34, WHIP: 1.57, K: 160, W: 13, SV: 1

Summary: You might be asking yourself how a team with a 5.34 and 1.57 WHIP is the team of the week.  I was really just impressed by the shear volume here.  Vin used 35 GS this week and totaled 180 IP.  While just streaming for the sake of streaming isn’t that impressive, also getting 353 ABs in that same week is a feat.  These weren’t just any old ABs either, the offensive output is very good.  Twenty three homers and eleven steals will get you consideration for TOW most weeks, add on a new weekly strikeout record and a tie  of the wins record and you’ve got the makings of a second TOW award.  Nice work Vin, maybe use less Andrew Cashner next time though.

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  1. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Thanks, Matt. No Cashner, hey? Could have used that nugget sooner. Safe to say I’ve learned my lesson on Cash. Unfortunately, there are still lots of bad pitchers I haven’t tried yet!

    • MattTruss

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      Some Carlos Rodon here, maybe a little James Paxton explosion there, just think of the fun! Cashner clobbered me too, that bastard!

  2. 'Malicious Phenoms says:
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    And down the stretch they come..Good stuff Matt!!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Dah! I was too tired while writing last night, I totally meant to make a horse racing reference after Grey told me I was backing the wrong horse last week. Shame on me. Thanks MP.

  3. VinWins

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    No doubt those players in the high index leagues are superior, but do you want the Master Standings to be meaningless to the random Razzball reader? Not everyone knows 11 other tough fantasy players. Competing against a league that handpicks 12 strong players isn’t ideal. I guess it just depends on the direction Grey and Rudy want to take. Maybe the handpicked and money leagues should have their own division. Never going to get a perfect formula for comparing the 2 types of leagues.

    • MattTruss

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      Agreed, just wish it was a little closer. Crammy had 109 last week and was still pretty far behind Team Levy. That’s a 106 vs a 99 in LCI and a 109 in a league that tough is pretty insane. I agree that a perfect or near perfect score in an average league should be in contention though.

    • Grey

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      @VinWins: Agreed, Vin… It’s also not like what Team Levy is doing is against a league that has made one combined move… There’s active teams in that league… And South Side Titans has three teams with 100+ moves…Don’t see how it’s not competitive… In the last two days, four different teams have made moves in that league…

      • MattTruss

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        South Side is a different animal, there’s guys making moves on one hand, but on the other Cody Allen went 4th overall and Anthony Rizzo fell to 19th at the draft. They’re an odd bunch.

        According to Rudy’s numbers though, Team Levy is in a below average league. 100 is average. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be in the running, he’s just so far up is all. I’d like to see it closer. Not so much this week, but last week when Cram had 109 in a 106 LCI league, he was still 5 points back.

        • Grey

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          No one has ever had a perfect season and there’s been ‘easier’ leagues before

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That deserves major kudos, no matter the league

            • MattTruss

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              Fair point, I argued as much a couple weeks back with Fred when Team Levy’s league had a 100 LCI. For some reason a 99 vs a 100 seems like a much bigger difference than it is. I didn’t realize no one had ever had a perfecto in the RCLs. You’re convincing me that Rudy’s formula is spot on this year.

              • Grey

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                I’m just saying anyone fighting for a championship is good, someone fighting for the entire thing? That’s insane… then add in a perfect season possibly? I mean, damn

                • MattTruss

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                  Word

  4. Tweak says:
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    And there I was, at the beginning, all excited to play in the RCL for the first time. Now, I stand staring into the abyss of a team with 39 points battling for not last place in the league. I think I need to lose more hair to compete with you all.

    • MattTruss

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      haha, shizz happens

  5. The Big Yabu says:
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    Great stuff, Matt! Still hoping to make a push for the overall title, but it’s looking like a longshot at this point.
    Quick question about Rudy’s formula, for whatever it’s worth:
    How important are master points vs. league points? Trying to figure out how much it’s worth it to scramble for every last stat, even if I’m locked into my place in the league-standings.
    Either way, I think I’m safe in the FCL (*knocks on wood*) and so I’m just gonna gamble any way I can for the last 10 days to try to capture the overall title. Here’s hoping!

    PS – A suggestion for next year: I find K/GS to be a more useful measure than K/9, since K/GS also factors in effectiveness at maximizing IP.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks man, it’s a 50/50 mix of the two, so it’s well worth it to maximize any and all stats.

      Agreed on the K/GS, I do that calculation for myself for my teams and leagues. It might be a matter of space on the sheet, but I’m sure Rudy would be open to the suggestion of adding it to the table.

  6. Pavl says:
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    My dumbass squad is 0-2 and it’s a .5 ppr please help.
    QB:eli, tannehill
    RB:Duke Johnson, r. Jennings, Leveon bell
    Wr:aj green, alshon, t. Williams
    Te: ebron, cook
    Dst: Houston, Washington

    Any advice to get me out of this mess? Aka trades? Potential pickups? 14 team league

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