The most recent week of fantasy basketball felt like every scene in the movie “300.” Except that Dwight Howard wears more armor, LeBron is more ripped and the losers wear fewer facial jewelry than Xerxes. (I’m pretty sure that’s true, right? As far as I can tell, none of the Wizards wear an earring that attaches to their nose rings. Please correct me if I’m wrong.) Everybody’s team was hit with injuries this week. Some more than others.
Consistently Mediocre, went from no. 8 after week one to no. 25 to no. 6. this week. The largest two-week swing and the largest rise in the last seven days, based heavily on Ricky Rubio’s outstanding play. The flip side of that coin lies with Rain Maker who is certainly falling to Earth having started the season at no. 14, then dipped to no. 33 last week and again to 52 this week, the steepest drop of Week 3. He lost the Manu shuffle, but also has DeMarcus Cousins, Tyrus Thomas and the underperforming Joakim Noah. I will resist the urge to remind Mr. Maker that he’s also rostering the Marcus Camby ticking timebomb.
Here are the current leaders in each category:
.4796 FG% I POSTERIZE MOMS, Wall’s Dougie League (Ranked No.22)
.8134 FT% Teach Me How To Gortat, All-Star Dance Off (No. 3)
119 3ptm (1.280 3ppg) Team Wheeln n Dealn, Big Ball Dance (No. 8 )
1581pts (15.653 ppg) Teach Me How To Gortat, All Star Dance Off (No. 3)
702 rbd (6.882 rpg) Significant Otter, Chili Shimmy (No. 13)
381ast (4.053 apg)The Velvet Hoop, Dream Shake (No. 15)
154 stl (1.328 spg) Fear the ‘Stache, Wall’s Dougie (No. 3)
88 blk (0.880 bpg) Team Miller, Dream Shake (No. 32)
Below is a slope graph of this week’s movement. All RCL scores and averages are stored on this spreadsheet here or download the full thing here. All scores and stats count up to and including Wednesday’s games (Jan. 11).
Good luck in week four.