rcl-basketball-logoCongratulations to Nick is Razzy! Our RCL Overlord! Your name will forever live in infamy in the RCL Hall of Fame!

Now before we all bow down to Mr. Razzy, Nick, you 100% owe me for this honor. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! As I mentioned in the regular season wrap, in the JB’s surprise RCL league, I put all my eggs into the streaming against Heat Apologist basket in the final regular season week, winning 7-2 and bringing Heat Apologist down from #1 to #4 in the overall standings. Apologist would go on to win the league, so he would’ve been the champ! Alas, my altruism to the field resulted in Nick is Razzy – the #2 overall seed – winning the overall title after picking up the championship in Khang’s RCL.

As promised in the RCL Signup post, Nick is Razzy picks up a $50 Amazon gift card, plus a JB shaming video (previous shaming videos for the 2013-14 RCL winner and 2014-15 RCL winner)! So hit me up at [email protected] and we’ll find a volume eating challenge that will almost certainly have me yack somewhere near where I live. This should be fun! Heat Apologist doesn’t go home empty handed at least, getting a $20 gift card. And well, I know you Heat Apologist, so I’ll get up with ya.

You can check out how your teams stacked up in our final 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table which is now finalized with league champions in bold/yellow highlight, and here’s how things wrapped up across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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rcl-basketball-logoRCL Playoffs, baby!  Slim and I have mentioned several times on the Pod that the RCL difficulty level is sky high.  Slim had an easier time in a $250 league than the RCLs!  And we’re not saying this just to pump up your egos, Razzball Nation bee smawrt!

In our final regular season week, boy did I get a chance to play spoiler!  I faced off against #1 overall RCL team Heat Apologist in the JB’s surprise RCL, and you’re welcome alligno, Nick is Razzy, Smokin’ Fine Cubans and Big-O-Miller!  Shocked Mr. Apologist with a 6-2-1 victory bringing him down to tied-4th overall.  Of course all playoff teams are still alive in the quest for the overall RCL title, as the crown goes to the team that won their fantasy playoffs and had the best regular season record amongst the winners.  Best of luck to everyone in the playoffs, and my 4 RCL playoff teams hope to do some more spoilin’ these next 3 weeks!

Check out how your teams stacked up through the final week of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table which is now finalized, and here’s how the action went down in the nineteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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With the All-Star Break behind us, the home stretch of the NBA season is official underway. As general mangers adjusted their rosters for a final playoff push, fantasy owners are adjusting as well to put themselves in the best position for the most important part of the season.

Likewise, appearances on the RCL Update are more important than ever, so let’s give a little credit to all the teams that have consistently performed well throughout the year.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 16 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the sixteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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With about 30 games left in the NBA regular season, there’s no time to waste, so let’s get down to business.

At this point in the year, the playoff order has been determined. For the bottom feeders, it’s time to play the roll of spoiler and shake up the standings. For the fringe contenders, stay as active as ever on the waiver wire and find that one move to put you over the top. And for the league leaders, just keep praying that your best players don’t get hurt.

The playoffs are rapidly approaching, so don’t be afraid to finally pull the trigger on any impending trade offers. Put yourself in the best position to win, and you may find yourself featured on the next RCL Update.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 15 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the fifteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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As the east coast got hammered with a record snow fall, all I can say is thank goodness for fantasy basketball.

Between the hours of shoveling and cabin fever, having a simple hobby like fantasy basketball provides a distraction from my losing battle with Mother Nature.

While I might not be lucky enough to win my matchups even with the extra preparation time, at least I had something to keep me entertained.

At the end of the day, win or lose, that’s the real reason we all play. Fantasy basketball is fun, and even small victories, such as correctly streaming a breakout player, validate a season’s worth of decision.

For those top tier teams, winning is definitely fun.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 13 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the thirteenth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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With the All-Star break rapidly approaching, it’s a good time for fantasy owners to sit back and re-evaluate their season so far. For teams struggling to move into the playoff picture, a win-now trade for a slumping star or gamble on a potential breakout may be necessary moves to remain competitive. As the RCL Update indicates week-in and week-out, the standings are not set in stone, and today’s favorites may fall victim to the injury bug (*reaches for Voodoo doll*) leaving them susceptible to the surging contenders.

Either way, with a lot of basketball left to be played, only the vigilant fantasy owners will rise from mediocrity and continue to excel in the standings. By this point in the year, everyone has a pretty good gauge on value, so don’t be afraid to part ways with a struggling asset (I’m talking to you Danny Green owners) to make your team better in the short term.

String together a couple impressive wins, and before you know it, you’re front page on the RCL Update.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 12 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the twelfth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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Although it’s been a while since my last RCL Update, fantasy basketball has no off-weeks, or off-days for that matter. While the majority of us were enjoying the holiday season, our fantasy dedication was tested and strengthened during this time.

For the teams able to prosper in the face of adversity, I solute you, and may you be kindly rewarded with a mention in the recap.

For everyone else, it’s time to get your act into gear as we approach the halfway point in the season.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 11 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the eleventh regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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Razzball Nation!  I’m filling in for Charlie this week with a brief RCL update, mainly to express how honored I am at the RCL field this season.  Both in skill and volume!  We’re up to 22 leagues, and the competition has been mad fierce.  Slim and I have really struggled in our leagues, with neither of us with a dominating team (just yet!).  It’s still a long season, monster pickups can still be added, and a league title (or 3!) would be just fine with me.

And then to throw that magnanimity out the window, I’m only going to mainly focus on my teams!  Kanye West for president 2020!

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 7 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the seventh regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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As the race to the top of the RCL Master Standings is in full force, it is important to remember the fantasy fundamentals for the rest of us trying to catch up. With many teams experimenting with new lineup combinations, the next popular waiver wire addition can emerge at any time. For everyone looking to climb up the standings and catch the league’s elite, it begins with amassing a solid bench and collection of valuable contributors. Fantasy champions aren’t built overnight (unless you had a really good draft, in which case, congratulations!), so weeks 7-13 are just as important as weeks 1-6 in changing the trajectory of your team.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 6 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the second regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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After closing the first month of the NBA season, the RCL fantasy basketball contenders are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Excellent drafting, shrewd waiver wire pickups, and attention to setting the daily lineup have characterized the beginning of the year for the league’s top tier while the rest of us are trying to play catch up. With the first quarter of the fantasy regular season in the books, it’s time to reevaluate rosters and expectations for the remainder of the year.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 5 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the fifth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

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