Fantasy Supercross Week Four Preview: Oakland

Fantasy Supercross

Welcome to our Round Four coverage of Fantasy Supercross presented by our friends over at RMfantasySX. Last week’s race at Anaheim was once again outstanding, as Ryan Dungey won his second straight race, with the “old man” Chad Reed getting his second straight runner up finish. At this early point in the season, it’s almost plain dumb to not pick Dungey to win, and I’m real impressed with the way Reed has flown from the gates on the new Yamaha Factory ride. Another near-given is picking Eli Tomac to finish in fourth, as that is where his Factory Kawasaki has ended every race thus far.

I didn’t have a terrible race last week, earning 33 points by nailing the Tomac finish and having Dungey, Ken Roczen, and El Hombre in my Top-5. But I somehow managed to drop to 27,766th place as the league added nearly 8,000 new players before last week’s race. We are now competing against 60,609 other competitors. That’s insane! This week the Monster Energy Supercross series heads back to Oakland, where there have been quite a few memorable races in the past. Before 2011, this race was held in San Francisco as opposed to Oakland, and Bubba Stewart, Chad Reed, and Ryan Villopoto ruled. We will focus on the Oakland races of the past five years for our “history”. Since this week the Wild Card is 7th place, I’ll run through extra contenders, like last week. A few quick injury updates: Dean Wilson will miss the rest of the Supercross season with a torn ACL. Bubba Stewart, Trey Canard and Blake Baggett will all race Oakland this week.

Contenders:

Bubba Stewart- Bubba has to be considered the favorite. He has two wins and one second place finish in four Oakland starts, and had the identical finishes when the race was in San Francisco also. Bubba is fast in the Bay, plain and simple.

Chad Reed- Although Chad has never won since the race moved across the Bay, he has two 2nd’s and two 3rd’s in the last five years, and if this year is any indication, he isn’t slowing down any time soon.

Ryan Dungey- Since 2010, Dungey’s Bay area finishes are as follows: 4,3,4,3,4,2. Ummm… Yes, model of consistency, as usual. Pessimists will say, “well, he hasn’t won”. Optimists will say, “well, he’s due”. Put him somewhere in your Top-5 and enjoy points.

Trey Canard- Canard has three Top-10’s, including the win last year.

Davi Millsaps- Millsaps has four Top-10’s in Oakland, including a 2nd place finish.

Eli Tomac- Eli has a(guess?) 4th place finish.

Jake Weimer- This one I’m really interested in. This week it was reported that Weimer will fill in for injured Broc Tickle on the RCH Racing Suzuki, and be their 3rd rider for the rest of the season. He has two Top-10 Oakland finishes.

Cole Seely- The Honda rider has a 5th place finish in his rookie season last year.

Ken Roczen- One 6th place finish.

Wil Hahn- Hahn has an 8th place finish.

Vince Friese- Vince has a 9th place finish.

Jason Anderson- El Hombre finished 10th last year in his rookie season.

My Picks:

1st- Jason Anderson

2nd- Ryan Dungey

3rd- Chad Reed

4th- Eli Tomac

5th- Bubba Stewart

Wild Card 7th- Trey Canard

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