2017 Fantasy Supercross Week Three: Anaheim 2

Fantasy Supercross

Welcome back to our week three coverage of RMFantasySX’s 2017 Fantasy Supercross league! It has been an exciting, drama filled season so far, even if the winner has been anti-climactic. Ken Roczen has absolutely dominated the first two races of the season. In fact, the first four positions have stayed the in both races so far, with only 5th place and the Wild Card differing. Week three heads back to Anaheim for A2, which, for some of you unfamiliar, means that they are racing in the same stadium as week one, but the track layout will be completely different. I’m here for you newbies. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Contenders:

Ken Roczen – Until someone beats him, this is his perch. Seven Top-5 finishes in nine Anaheim starts, including three wins. Roczen looks absolutely dominant on his new Honda. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Ryan Dungey – Dungey has two straight 2nd place finishes to open the season. He gave Roczen a great run last week, even leading quite a few laps, and was in a position to pass at the end before making a mistake. Since 2011, Dungey has only finished outside the Top-10 in Anaheim twice, and has 3 wins and nine total podiums.

Marvin Musquin – After finishing 14th and 9th in the two Anaheim races last year, Musquin finished third at the opener at A1 this year. He followed that up with a second straight podium finish last week in San Diego. Musquin looks vastly improved from his rookie season, and practicing with Dungey consistently has really helped him.

Jason Anderson – Six Anaheim starts, six Top-10 finishes, including a win and a 2nd place finish. Anderson has had some bad starts this year so far, and he’s had to battle through the pack to get back to back 4th’s. He needs to start picking it up to make me look good.

Eli Tomac – Did you read my week one article? I literally said he’d finish 5th, then I didn’t take my own advice and he finished 5th. I hope that helped a few of you.

Chad Reed – Five overall Anaheim wins and has been right in the thick of things so far this season. Reed was running in 5th at A1 before his bike broke. He may not be a consistent threat any longer, but he still could pull a few podiums out of his hat.

Cole Seely – Seely has two podiums and three 6th place finishes in six Anaheim starts.

Wild Card:

Davi Millsaps – Although he has six career Top-5 finishes in Anaheim, in recent years he has three finishes in the 8-10 range.

Jake Weimer – Weimer has four recent 8-10 range Anaheim finishes.

Dean Wilson – Wilson has two recent 8-10 range finishes.

Justin Brayton – Brayton has two recent 8-10 range finishes.

Weston Peick, Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle – With the uptick of “fast” guys lately, these three have slid into that 7-12 range. Can they finish on the podium on any given week? Absolutely. Can they pull off a win? Possibly, but not likely.

My Picks:

1: Ken Roczen

2: Ryan Dungey

3: Jason Anderson

4: Eli Tomac

5: Marvin Musquin

Wild Card 9th: Chad Reed

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