2018 Fantasy Supercross Week Three: Anaheim Two

Fantasy Supercross

Welcome back to our coverage of the RMFantasySX Fantasy Supercross league! We head back to Anaheim for A2 this week. This will be a short article as I’m trying to get ready to leave for Glamis as we speak! If you don’t know what that is, Google it. And no, it’s not the castle in Scotland. For an off-roader, it’s heaven.

Last week’s race in Houston was full of drama! There was a major shake up in the championship standings as ‘El Hombre’ Jason Anderson took the top spot on the podium and also took over the points lead. ‘Bam Bam’ Justin Barcia continued his career resurgence with his second consecutive 3rd place finish riding in place of Davi Millsaps. At this rate, they have to make that a three man team, right? Eli Tomac didn’t start due to his hurt shoulder in A1, and is now 40+ points back in the championship standings. Marvin Musquin also missed the main after crashing and injuring his shoulder in the Heat race, likely dashing his championship hopes also. As of this writing, it’s unknown whether either of them will ride this week, so stay tuned for updates.

Contenders:

Jason Anderson – As of now, he is the championship favorite. He has fared better at A1 than A2 in his short career, but like a shark smelling blood, he knows he’s in the driver’s seat.

Ken Roczen – Roczen has five career wins in Anaheim and seven overall podiums.

Cole Seely – Seely has three podiums and three 6th place finishes in Anaheim. He’s also coming off a solid 4th a Houston.

Justin Barcia – Barcia now has two career Anaheim podiums and seven Top-10’s.

Weston Peick – Peick has six Top-10’s at Anaheim, including three 5th place finishes.

Justin Brayton – One of the oldest riders out there, Brayton is putting together a solid start to his season. He has 14 Top-10’s at Anaheim and finished in 7th at A1.

Cooper Webb – Webb has a 4th and a 10th in Anaheim, but is just missing something, in my opinion. He doesn’t have his aggressiveness that defined his 250 career. I’d like to see that killer instinct before I start putting him in my Top-5.

Broc Tickle – Tickle is a mid-Top-10 rider who is continuing to finish mid-Top-10. I was hoping with this new team we’d see him become a podium contender.

My Picks:

1st: Ken Roczen

2nd: Jason Anderson

3rd: Cole Seely

4th: Justin Barcia

5th: Weston Peick

Wild Card 9th: Cooper Webb

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