Fantasy Supercross Week Three Preview: Anaheim 2

Fantasy Supercross

Welcome to the Week 3 preview of Fantasy Supercross coverage of the RMfantasySX league. Last week in San Diego once again didn’t disappoint, although there was much less drama as Ryan Dungey led Chad Reed from start to finish to get his first win of 2016. Cole Seely had his second consecutive 3rd place finish after Jason Anderson received a two spot penalty for doubling a jump during a yellow flag. Eli Tomac rounded out the Top-5 with another solid 4th place. As for my picks, I received 5 points each for having Dungey, Tomac, and Seely in the Top-5, but I didn’t get any of their positions correct, so I ended up with only 15 points, which dropped me to 25,984th place after two rounds. Luckily, our lowest two rounds are dropped. My issue was that I bet against the “King of San Diego” Chad Reed and chose him as the 12th place Wild Card! Idiot, I know. I’m also now losing to my wife(although last year when she passed me and I publicly announced it I went on a tear), and she doesn’t even watch the races!

On a positive note, we get to welcome future UFC fighter Weston Peick back to the Series. He’ll be looking to get back into the fight(terrible pun, I know) after laying a beatdown on well known aggressive rider Vince Friese at the first Anaheim race. There are a few riders we won’t be seeing though. News broke today that Bubba Stewart will sit out A2 to continue his rest after the nasty tumble he took at A1 when he and Ryan Dungey collided. It also came out that Broc Tickle will miss the next 4-6 weeks after sustaining a broken wrist during practice. Blake Baggett is still out, and his return is still not yet known. Justin’s Barcia and Bogle will both miss A2 with injuries also. Like last year, as injuries begin to take place, the field of contenders thins. With the field as talented as it is, it helps everyone’s picks just a little.

Contenders:

Ryan Dungey- Again, duh… 10 Top-5 finishes, including two wins since he debuted in 2010.

Jason Anderson- Four Anaheim starts, four Top-10 finishes, including this year’s win at A1.

Chad Reed- Reed has five wins in Anaheim, and up until his uncharacteristically average year last year, he had never finished outside of the Top-5 in Anaheim.

Ken Roczen- Roczen’s career Anaheim finishes consist of this order: 1,3,2,1,1,4,5, so you can virtually put him in there anywhere in the Top-5 and be happy about your decision.

Trey Canard- Canard has six Top-5’s in eight career Anaheim starts.

This week I’ll do something a little different as the Wild Card is 8th place. I’m going to throw out a few other guys who could/should be in the Top-10 to help with that Wild Card decision.

Weston Peick- Three career Top-10’s, and he’ll be looking to make a statement this week.

Jake Weimer- Six career Top-10 finishes, including three 5th place finishes.

Eli Tomac- Eli had two podium finishes last year after his disastrous 20th place finish at A1.

Cole Seely- Seely had a 7th at A2 and a 2nd at A3 after a terrible A1 last season.

Davi Millsaps- Millsaps has 13 Top-10 finishes at Anaheim, including half of those in the Top-5 and a 2013 win.

Mike Alessi- My “super sleeper”, Alessi has eight Top-10 Anaheim finishes in his career, including two 9th’s last year.

My Picks:

1st- Ken Roczen

2nd- Ryan Dungey

3rd- Jason Anderson

4th- Eli Tomac

5th- Cole Seely

Wild Card 8th- Chad Reed

 

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