Fantasy Supercross Week Six Preview: San Diego 2

Fantasy Supercross

This week’s Fantasy Supercross preview, brought to you by our friends at RMfantasySX, heads back to sunny San Diego for another round. Last week’s race, held in my back yard, was great, with Ken Roczen getting his first win of the season. Roczen has been slowly getting better each week, and he certainly put it all together on the new track in Glendale. I remember the Phoenix round last year being a turning point for the worse for the #94 team. Could Arizona be a turning point in the opposite direction for Roczen in 2016?

Ryan Dungey did what he does best lately, finishing on the podium. The guy is simply the best rider out there today, and frankly it isn’t close. Even as he had a bad start, he battled through the pack for a second place finish, and he was reeling Roczen in as the checkered flag waved. At this point in our fantasy season, it’s an absolute no-brainer to have Dungey in your Top-3.

15 points. That seems to be the theme of my season so far. Thank RMfantasySX for giving us points this year for placing guys in the Top-5, regardless of correct predicting finish. I got three correct in the Top-5, but out of order once more, and fell to 39,604th place. At this point, if I don’t have a great week this week, I could be simply doing these articles for you guys, with no chance of myself winning prizes. This week’s race in San Diego is the Military Appreciation race. As a Veteran, this is one I look forward to each year to see the special gear the guys will wear. Be on the lookout, I know Chad Reed’s Shift gear is sick this week.

Contenders:

Ryan Dungey- Finishing in the Top-6 every time he’s raced in San Diego and winning here at Round Two are easy ways to be at the top of this list. Rinse, wash, repeat.

Chad Reed- The King of San Diego had another great race in Round Two here, finishing in second. Some had questions on that article of me only listing Reed with three San Diego wins. Just so everyone knows, I do my research based on the 450 era only, so 2006-present. Just so we’re clear.

Trey Canard- Canard has been tweeting that he’s lining up this week. With three Top-10’s, including last year’s dominating win, he is a contender if his wrist holds up.

Ken Roczen- Two podiums and another solid Top-10 in three career San Diego starts, Roczen has the finishes and some momentum this week.

Eli Tomac- One fifth place finish and one fourth place finish in San Diego.

Cole Seely- Seely finished third at Round Two and sixth last year.

Jason Anderson- El Hombre has a fifth and a tenth in two San Diego starts.

Davi Millsaps- Davi has now gone two straight races out of the Top-10 in San Diego after finishing in the Top-10 in every career start prior. He looked good again last week, and has been solid all year long on the KTM.

Wild Card:

This week we start to get the fun, deep Wild Card picks. 14th place is always fun. Will you take a gamble on a lower ranked guy and hope he makes the main or will you pick a contender you think will slip? For this section, I’ve taken a look at guys who’ve finished in the 12-17 range this year.

Mike Alessi- Mike wins holeshots, fades, and finishes in the low teens consistently. He’s had four finishes in the 12-17 range in the five races so far.

Christophe Pourcel- Pourcel is even better than Alessi before the action begins. He has been amongst the top qualifiers in nearly every race this season, but hasn’t been able to convert that to the main. He also has four 12-17 finishes.

Wil Hahn- Hahn had a great race last week, finishing in 10th to win the Wild Card. He has two 12-17 finishes.

Tommy Hahn- Hahn matches his brother with two 12-17 finishes.

Vince Friese- Two 12-17 finishes.

My Picks:

1- Ken Roczen

2- Ryan Dungey

3- Chad Reed

4- Jason Anderson

5- Eli Tomac

Wild Card 14th- Mike Alessi

As always, check out the home site of our friends that run this league at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC for all of your motocross, ATV, and side by side needs, as well as the best racing, riding, and casual wear in the industry. You can also give myself a follow on Twitter at @ReganFP.

 

 

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