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.
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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.
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|
|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).
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)
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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