Fantasy Supercross Preview Week 8: Atlanta

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Welcome to the Week 8 coverage of Fantasy Supercross, brought to you by our friends at RMfantasySX. Week 7 saw Ryan Dungey increase his points lead over Ken Roczen, again dominating. The Texas track was no match for Mr. Consistency, as he ran away with the win. Roczen did everything he could to reel in Dungey, but it wasn’t enough. Trey Canard finished off the podium, and the point standings now mirror those of the Arlington podium, with Dungey holding a 12 point lead over Roczen and 23 over Canard. Blake Baggett continued his recent string of strong performances by finishing in fourth, his best finish yet. Rounding out the Top-5 was Andrew Short, a blast from the past. It was great to see Short finally be rewarded with a Top-5 finish after his numerous strong starts on the year.

This week the Monster Energy Supercross series heads to Atlanta. There are a few riders who have had much success here. The question we all ask ourselves is: When will Dungey stumble? Everyone has had that one race they’d like to forget, and if they were playing Fantasy Supercross by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC like the rest of us, they would be able to drop their worst race. But they aren’t, that is fantasy, they race in reality. Will Mr. Consistency have an inconsistent week that will help the others tighten this points race up? At this point I would bet against it, but I work too hard for my money and don’t like betting… (three periods mean sarcasm, as there is no sarcasm font, yet) I’m also very interested to continue watching the race for the Rookie of the Year. Man is this race getting close! There are three very talented rookies to watch; Jason Anderson, Cole Seely, and Blake Baggett. The three newcomers stand 5th, 6th, and 7th in the point standings, with only 14 points separating them. While none of them have a win yet, any of the three could win at any given time, they are all that talented, and it’s only a matter of time. Justin Barcia is expected to miss atleast one more race, if not two.

Contenders:

Ryan Dungey – Dungey has 2 wins in 5 starts in Atlanta, and his only non-podium finish is a 4th in 2013. I’d say he’s a podium lock.

Ken Roczen – He won Atlanta in his rookie year last year. I’d say that’s a good thing.

Chad Reed – I keep adding him to the contenders list, because he has been so good at so many tracks for so long. I still don’t feel like he has put it all together yet this season, but I won’t count him out until he retires. Reed has never won Atlanta but has 5 podiums since 2006.

Trey Canard – Canard has finished in the Top-10 in all 3 of his Atlanta starts, with a best of 2nd.

Eli Tomac – Tomac hasn’t faired particularly well in Atlanta the few times he has raced here, but i’ll give him the benefit of the doubt this year. If he face plants Saturday, he won’t make my Atlanta contender’s list next season.

Davi Millsaps – I know, I know. I keep putting him on here and he keeps making me look bad. He had an absolutely horrendous night in Arlington last Saturday, despite a pretty good start. I have to add him to this list because he is the only other active rider besides Dungey and Roczen to win in Atlanta in the 450 era. Please prove me right this week Davi!

Sleepers: Wild Card is 13th Place

Andrew Short – Short is a consistent Top-10 finisher in Atlanta, with a best finish of 3rd.

Justin Brayton – Brayton has five Top-5 finishes in Atlanta, including three 5th’s.

Cole Seely – Seely has a 6th place finish in his only Atlanta start.

Broc Tickle – Tickle(hehe) has a 7th and an 11th place finish in Atlanta.

Mike Alessi – Alessi has two Top-10’s.

Jason Anderson – Rookie stud, has to be on the list.

Blake Baggett – See Anderson, Jason…

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